June 13, 2012
7:30 a.m., Murkoff Securities Ltd, London
The morning had started off as elegantly as most mornings did. Quiet, uneventful, stress free. He'd taken Miranda for a night out on the town to celebrate a rather lucrative contract the firm had recently won. And what a night it had been. Food, family, entertainment... and that hadn't ended once he and his woman made it back to their penthouse. Still the Italian was known for being an early riser and even with the extra curricular activity he found himself up and wide awake at 5:30 a.m.
Rather than sit around and do nothing until Miranda woke, the alpha and businessman, opted to head into the office and get some last minute paper work done for the more questionable parts of the family business. After all, it was generally frowned upon to deal with mob issues during regular hours, so Keo found himself humming a happy tune as he sipped on an espresso and went over some new "acquisitions" and numbers from recent dealings to make sure his boys were keeping things on the level.
When his cell rang he picked it up without much thought. the number that flashed across the display was quickly recognized as one of his ears on the streets. He shifted the phone to his right hand and continued to run numbers as the woman on the other end of the line rattled off her report. About half way through, the alpha paused mid scrawl, his grip tightening hard enough to crack the plastic casing around his pen.
"What went missing?"
Keo barked into the receiver, his good mood gone in an instant as the woman on the other end elaborated on what had happened. Fucking Ray Gun had been roughed up and had a ledger stolen? Who the fuck kept notes in a book in this day and age? The alpha quickly pulled out a laptop he always kept near by and booted it up, connecting to the offices network in no time. A few minutes of well manicured fingers clacking away at the keys.
He left out a soft sigh after a few minutes. they hadn't been hacked. Everything was still encrypted. Still they had a lot of work to do to make sure that Cyber Dog interests were well protected.
"We look ok on my end but find Brigs and Stacia. Have them do a sweep over our holdings and securities, including all the places we've set up shop. Make sure no one is poking their noses into anything of ours you hear? If its the cops or the feds call me back and we'll proceed from there. If it's rivals poking around get rid of them."
The alpha waited for confirmation before praising his eye's and ears on the ground and hanging up. Keo leaned back in his chair with a hard expression slipping over his face. Ray Gun, if he was still alive, was about to have a very, very bad morning. After a moments hesitation, the alpha sent out a few texts to his ground crew to give them a heads up and ask about any suspicious activity. Once that was done he quickly dialed a number, bringing the phone to his ear, the dial tone indicating the call had gone through. Cas was as close as family could get without being family. He had a head for business and could be the protection the alpha wanted for this little jaunt.
As soon as a voice was heard on the the alpha wasted no time in barking out his order.
"My office. Now. We have an issue that needs to be dealt with."