The first thing they’ll ask me is how I met her. They already know how we met, of course. But that won’t be why they’re asking. It never is.
I remember when Luke was training, he told me that you only ever ask a question if you already know the answer. Lawyers don’t like surprises, least of all when they’re on the record. So they won’t be asking because they want to know the date, the time, the address, all the little details. They will have done their homework, I’m sure. They’ve spoken to Robert, my old boss, alread
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