Characters: Simone Weaver, Alistair Lane. Setting: A studio somewhere in Axis. Content:Worksafe Summary: Simone gives Alistair an exclusive interview about her plans for the police department. Simone fiddled with the microphone attached to the lapel of her jacket, flinching as it crackled. She was used to giving statements, making appeals and holding press conferences but this was something else completely. Just two people, a chance for her to outline what she planned to do in her role as chief – and a chance for him to make her look a fool in front of the whole of Axis City. Alistair Lane had never been known to be gentle in his journalism and Simone wasn’t certain that a few of her ideas would not meet with his approval, especially the suggestions she had on Supers.
The city couldn’t continue to pretend that the Supers were going away. If anything they were growing in number day by day and it was already putting a strain on more than one public service. She’d heard rumours about what should be done but until anything official came from the Mayor’s office she needed to be able to keep the streets safe. The police force couldn’t continue to go up against super powered criminals with only guns and riot protection. They also couldn’t afford to alienate the greatest resource they had at hand – the superheroes.
She sighed. After this interview she was either going to be the most hated woman in Axis city or...
She didn’t think there was another side to it really, but that was part of the job. Simone Weaver’s personal popularity wasn’t the issue here. The safety of Axis city was.