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THE MARLIN STRIKES AGAIN - Welcome back to the world of Jax Marlin, sexy vigilante, and Special Inspector Michael Pedroni. In this 'episode,' Jax is pursuing a nasty pedophile in a quaint little university town that seems content to turn a blind eye to his vile deeds.
In this scene, Jax has followed the pedophile to a charming little housing complex where a little girl resides...of course, Jax doesn't stand for this sort of behaviour and moves in to intercept.
Where had The Pedophile disappeared?
Pressing her back to the side of the enclosure, Jax peered out to the end of the house. The back yard, what she could see of it, looked even smaller than the front and the dividing wall only a smidgeon higher than the sidewall. A few shrubs tried their best to grow, skirting decoratively around a wooden deck the size of a bar stool seat. A scatter of toys and a few chairs finished the back yard.
All the houses were the same, so this meant on the other end of the back yard, there would be another small enclosure for the composting unit, which offered an even better hiding area for a lurking pedophile. No doubt, it would also offer a tantalizing view of the little girl’s bedroom.
Jax slithered around the maintenance enclosure and peered around the corner of the house. She saw the composting shed, and if she narrowed her eyes and unfocused a little, the unmistakable form of a man crouching in the darkness.