Commander, I'm certain you've been well-informed of my current situation. If there is any possibility of you and Foaly allowing me to come below ground to access some files on the LEP's server, I would be appreciative. I am also well aware of your potential hesitancy, so as an additional security measure I would be willing to sit beside Foaly and direct him to the information about which I am most curious.
Ah, hello there Artemis- I was actually just having a long conversation with my wife about you. Nothing to worry about, honest. She’s just getting a little worried about you, but I think I’ve convinced her not to fly up top right this second.
Now, about these files. It’s not a question of hesitancy, particularly- I have long since stopped having doubts about you and your trustworthiness. It’s more that there are very strict laws about civilians accessing LEP documents, regardless of who they are. Holly can’t even access the server during maternity leave because technically she counts as a civilian during that period. What I’m going to do, though, is have a sift through some loopholes and find a backdoor for you- I know there’s one somewhere. Whatever happens, it will definitely be done via Foaly with you sitting next to him, or at least under the supervision of Foaly.
I would ask, though, that you remain patient through this process- I know it’s your father and you’re anxious to get to the bottom of his murder, but finding your own way into the server won’t get things going any faster, okay Artemis? I’m sticking my neck out for you here, so would appreciate as much cooperation as possible.
Unfortunately you being settled doesn’t mean the same for Holly.
I know that in the past you have violated laws but, with respect, this isn’t a time of crisis for the People. At least not yet….As I said, I will do my best but I have a duty to keep to the law.
Working as fast as I can, Artemis. Hang tight.
With respect, if you are not willing to take steps as if you’re in crisis until you’ve observed you’re in crisis— you’re already at least two steps behind.
If my father was poisoned by the People, or rogue contingent of the People acting with or without human aid, then it is quite likely there is some act planned against Haven.
If I’m going to break rules as if I’m in crisis every time there’s a small chance of a crisis then I might as well have no rules at all. Plenty of fairies have it in for you, Artemis, without having any issues with Haven. I believe Holly has a whole file on planned assassinations she’s foiled over the years.
But before this conversation gets out of hand and turns into arguing over LEP logistics, I’m happy to say I’ve found a way in. I won’t go into the details but, basically, if anybody asks you’re helping Foaly upgrade the system. All I need from you is a list of the areas you’re needing to have a look at- it doesn’t have to be fully comprehensive, I understand that a certain amount of just poking around might be needed but just general areas would be helpful. Mainly to get a break from a certain centaur’s moaning….