Foaly was digging through a few boxes in the dusky supply room,when he came across a box labeled ‘Unsolved’,and he,being the curious centaur he was,just had to look through it.He rummaged through a folder that’s labeling was messy and unreadable. “Rookie,most likely.” “An old disk,it looks like…”he rubbed the dust off of the circular object. ” Ha! Look at the size of this thing! Well,this was…” he peered at the date that was written on the DVD-sized disk through the dim lights.”1984…Wait….that was…..”
He turned sharply and faced a bored-looking Holly Short. “Yes?”
“Paperwork.” She tossed a stack of papers onto a desk and walked out.
“Two words is a new record for Holly.” The centaur muttered, looking bemused.
“I heard that!” Holly yelled into the door,laughing quietly.
“I know you did.” Foaly answered, as he slipped the silver circle into a shining, dented computer.
“Chaos is in great quantity this evening, after an unknown person or persons lit the Kingceller Fireworks building on fire.There are over 300 known dead, and thousands are wounded. Downtown Haven has been burnt to the ground, and many are without homes…” Came the crisp voice of the newscaster, a pixie with short blond hair. “If you are in need of provisions, come to the Haven Community Center to get food and water.”
Following the rather depressing newscast was a close up of the heavily damaged fireworks building. It was burnt and seared, barely standing, and barely visible through the thick smoke, flames licked the sides of the charred building and a few blackened bodies littered the rubble.
“Foaly, have the paper work done yet?” Holly asked,looking down at a clipboard.
“Er..no Holly, sorry.” He moaned, and paused the disk “Hey, you remember the Kingceller Incident, Right?”
“Mhm. What about it?” She tossed the clipboard aside and propped her elbows up on a cluttered desk.
“I found a disk with the newscast from that day,before the news building exploded.” The centaur answered, his face grim.
“Well,” Holly sighed,and blinked slowly. ” They never solved that,did they?”
“Nope.You want to watch?”
“Yeah.” She said,and he started the disk from the beginning,but as soon as the pixie had started,Holly had left the room,saying that she was needed to yell at some rookies. “Anyway, I should get to work on the papers.” He said to himself,looking after Holly, the faint sound of heels clicking on tile chasing her out. “After I finish this.” he said as he grinned and fast forwarded to the point he was at before she came in.