She came with a furtive tapping on my chamber door... you don't expect people to knock at an office door, but she did. And when the door opened, and she asked if I was the name painted on the door, I knew I'd have lied and said yes even if I wasn't.
She said she'd gottten involved in an affair with a business partner, now the affair as well as the partnership was over, and there was some property in contention.
She was meeting him to discuss it, in public, but she wanted my presence for insurance.
I figured she probably didn't need a bodyguard, but I'd take her money and tag along for the ride.

That's when I should have gotten suspicious.
When she offered a little too much money.

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