As Tessa entered the room, Dawn smiled. She knew the girl must be petrified, as she had been in the hospital and then moved to a housing facility so she would be out of Gidecci's reach, she was probably nervous to be out and about anywhere. She watched the girl seem to relax when she noticed her, and Dawn was happy she had established some type of trust with the young girl. She hadn't seen Tessa in a while, at least since she was hurt at Gidecci's a few days ago. Dawn could tell the girl had been in a different state than we saw her last, no makeup, baggy clothes, and probably hadn't slept much.
Dawn felt a bit protective when Kenneth seemed to be harsh with her, much like an older sister. [i "Yeah, I can handle it."] she smiled, happy that Connor backed her up, even if he did call her 'his girl'. [i "Thank you."] she responded with a smile to Connor before he left the room. She seemed to get a look from both agents as they left, almost that she wouldn't be able to get anything out of her. They were underestimating her, which she knew she needed to prove her wrong.
As soon as the door closed, Dawn was surprised to feel arms wrapped around her. Tessa had run over and hugged her, small sobs escaping out of her as well. Dawn hugged her back, pulling back and handing her a tissue to wipe away her tears. [i "Tessa, I know. This is scary. We both have been put in a really scary situation and it's all happening so fast. But I need you to give me any information you might have. I'm here for you, I want to help you."] Dawn said, sitting Tessa down as she wiped her face. [b "I know. I don't want to talk to those guys though. They did shit for me. I'll talk to you though."] Tessa spoke, her exterior hardening again as she calmed herself down. [i "Okay, let me hear it."].
Tessa talked about a warehouse that Vicki talked a lot about. It was far, near the harbor. Tessa wasn't sure exactly where, because she was never brought there. But she did know that was where a lot of the meetings with Rivera were held. She assumed that's where they kept a lot of their stock too, but disguised it as other goods. She had heard things about designer bags and using those as holding devices for huge amounts of drugs. She knew Rivera didn't leave the warehouse much, so he probably had a base set up very close by or even somewhere in the warehouse. Rivera had used Vicki to mule letters back and forth from Gidecci, even bring him in some drugs when she was able to visit close up with him.
[b "That's all of what I know and remember. They tried not to say too much when I was around, and most of the time I was high. But I did catch those things. I hope that can help a little."] Tessa said, kicking her feet up on another chair in the room. Dawn finished up the notes she took from listening to Tessa speak, double-checking to make sure she got everything she could. [i "Tessa, this is great. Thank you. If you remember anything else, I'll give you my cell number, you can text me."] Dawn smiled, started writing her number down. [b "Don't. I got rid of my phone, Vicki had it bugged so she could listen in on things, so dad threw it in the harbor. So, I'll call you from my dad's phone or the phone we have at the housing place."] she said, taking the number and sliding it in her pocket.
[b "Oh, and thanks for helping me. I always thought you guys were out to get me. Not you though. Also, I think that guy you work with likes you."] Tessa said, examining her nails at this point. She seemed to relax the more time she spent with Dawn. Dawn tried to hide the fact that her face heated up, but Tessa could tell. [b "Wait, [i you] like [i him]! Don't you?!"] Tessa exclaimed. [i "Thanks, Tessa. Keep in touch, okay?"] Dawn smiled, standing up with her, avoiding the subject altogether. Tessa just gave her a cheeky smile, [b "Okay."]. She escorted Tessa back to the female officer, Tessa giving her a fist bump before leaving.
Dawn walked back over to the agents and Connor, a small smile rested on her face. She had her notebook in her hand and adjusted her glasses. [i "Warehouse on the harbor. She wasn't sure which one, they drugged her a lot most of the time she was there. They use designer purses to hid the stock they carry. Rivera probably stays in that warehouse in the back or close by, he doesn't like to leave much. Honestly, he could just have guys up here working on it while he's off in Columbia still. But, it's a start."] she spoke, handing her notes to Connor to look over with the agents, [+blue "You took these notes, Matthews?"] Kenneth asked. [i "Yeah, why? I wrote them as I listened to her."] Dawn replied, confused. [+blue "They are just...really good. You know all the shorthand and everything."] He replied, clearly impressed. [i "So, ready to go?"] she asked. Clearly, her mission to not be underestimated was starting to work on these guys.