Today a WIP from a working short, The Marlin Strikes Again, from the To Catch A Marlin tale (a futuristic cat and mouse chase involving Special Inspector Michael Pedroni and the vigilante he chases, Jax Marlin...who he has become smitten with. Well, Jax is quite beautifully exotic, as vigilante's go).
In this scene, Jax has just apprehended a pedophile and about to take him away to "punish" him...
Like an arena wrangler, she had him prostrate, restraints slapped across his wrists and a muzzle cone jammed into his mouth. Mechanical cords automatically whipped out from the cone’s sides and wrapped around his face, holding the muzzle in place. If he tried to scream, which he did, the cone would activate and drive itself further down his throat. If he kept it up, he’d choke himself slowly. If he were smart, he’d learn to shut up. Either way, she didn’t care what he did—the more he suffered, the better. She needed a fast out, unnoticed, and was glad she brought her airboard. Good thing she came prepared. She hadn’t expected to actually find the pedophile, but her hunch had directed her well.
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