[b "Oh yes! I accept. Oh, thank you! I will not let you or the team down."] Dawn excitedly spoke into her cellphone, pacing around her living room. "You better not. We will see you tomorrow, make sure you have dressed appropriately. Welcome to the team, Dawn." The chief spoke and then hung up the phone. [b "Thank you, thank you!"] Dawn smiled. When the phone call was over, Dawn couldn't keep in her excitement. She started dancing around her living room, jumping up and down. [b "I did it! I can't believe I really did it!"] The girl spoke, settling herself down on her couch.
Dawn had wanted to be a detective her whole life. While other little girls dressed as princesses, Dawn found trench coats and magnifying glasses. She loved puzzles and solving "mysteries" her father would create for her. Dawn's mother had passed when she was little, and her dad was all she had, and he was a detective too. She always wanted to be just like her dad.
Going through the police academy was rough, but it was what Dawn needed to do to get to where she wanted to be. College, Police Academy, a year in investigation services and now her dream. During her time at investigative services, Dawn had unique skills a lot of other people took years to learn. Dawn was a wiz at finding information, on anyone and anything. She could deep dive to find people, where they would be and why they were there. She could read people easily, just by looking at them. She was also one of the best undercover officers they had, being able to play any role she was given, which had probably given them a reason for her getting this detective job.
Some people were thrown off by Dawn as well. She was young, new to the scene, and eccentric. She was unconventional in some things, and the girl could talk about anything. She rubbed some people the wrong way, but she meant no harm. She had such delight in life and wanted to live it as authentically as she could.
[i - Next Morning, 8:42 am-]
[i I hope you are proud of me, mom.] Dawn thought to herself, as she braced herself for the first day of her dream job.
Dawn walked into the station, excited to start her first day. She walked into the office where her boss sits, walking in and saluting him. [b "Good Morning."] Dawn greeted the man, reaching her hand out to shake him. "Hello Dawn, it's a pleasure to finally meet you in person. How about you go take a seat at your desk, and you can have your partner show you around, huh." the chief smiled, looking down at his paperwork. [b "Partner, sir?"] Dawn asked, no one had told her of a partner. "Yes, you don't think you'd be alone as a rookie, do you?" he replied. Dawn smiled, knowing this would all be a part of the job. [b "You're right sir. I'll be the best rookie you've ever had. Mark my words. Today is the best day of my life, sir."] Dawn replied, knowing her personality was too much for a lot of people. "Yes, uh, make it the best day of your life at your desk." the chief smiled at her. Dawn, knowing she overstayed her welcome, made her way to her desk.
Dawn saw the desk, a nameplate with her name on it. [b "Wow, this is so fancy. I can't believe I have my own desk. This is going to be amazing."] she smiled and noticed someone at the desk next to hers. [b "Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. Dawn Matthews. You can just call me Dawn, or Matthews. I know my dad said something about detectives sometimes calling each other by last names. I've always wondered about that. I am talking too much, I'm sorry. Well, it's nice to meet you."] Dawn said nervously and finished by nervously running a hand through her hair, a nervous habit she had. She let her personality throw up all over this nice young man who she was sitting next to. [b "I'm sorry I made such an idiot of myself, I've been told I make quite the impression. It's my first day."] Dawn replied, putting her bag down underneath her desk. [b "Are you the partner he boss told me about?"] she smiled. Dawn hoped and prayed her new partner wasn't already annoyed or scared by the way she acted. She would just have to show them how good of a worker she could be.