"Officer Adney, step into my office," said the young man's Commanding Officer, a decent man with a wife and child who knew what it was like being a simple officer. "Yes, sir," Niko replied, stepping into his C.O.'s modest office. It was nice, especially for his rank, and he wondered again how he was able to secure one with so many windows. It had many floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooked the streets, and some nights you could see the lights of the city for miles. Noticing his C.O.'s gesture for him to sit, he did, watching as he sat down across the desk from him, setting down a large file in front of him. "The Republic has decided it's time for you to get promoted, but they want to make sure you've got the skills for it. After all, I know how much you've wanted to settle down..." he trails off, glancing towards him with a light smile on his face. Niko couldn't argue, it was true. One of the things he longed for most was to get a wife and possibly have children, though he couldn't even look at most girls without his C.O. or some other superior asking about it. "But...they want you to find our master thief, and only then will they promote you. I'm sure you'll--" Niko cut him off, "I'll do it. Just give me the file." His C.O. smiled. "I knew you would want it," he said, pushing the file closer to him.