She was standing in the middle of her office and she was talking to someone on the phone.

‘Yes, sir. I am telling you that I’m doing what I can. But we need more time…’ she was walking back and forth. ‘Yes, I know that we don’t have time.. yes, I know it very well. But what am I supposed to do? One witness is dead and the other one is God knows where…’

She listened to the voice. She rolled her eyes twice before she started talking again.

‘I will do what I can… yes, I completely understand that it is very important. Yes…yes… of course. I understand, sir. Two days, no more. Yes…. just two days.’

She hung up and threw the phone on her desk. She looked out of the window. It was an early evening. Everything seemed to be made of gold. People were walking outside. They were on their way home. ‘No home for me tonight’ she thought.

Suddenly, she heard some noise behind her back. She turned sharply around. Craig was standing at the door.

‘How long have you been standing there?’

‘How long have you been looking out of that window?’

‘I was just looking at the people in the streets. They all look so carefree…’ she leaned against the windowsill. ‘Anyway, what brings you to my office?’

Craig walked across the room and leaned on her desk with his hands crossed. He was working on the same case with her and he knew they were running out of time.

‘What do you think?’

‘No!’ she said and became serious.

‘I knew you would say that.’ He smiled at her. ‘But it’s too late.’

‘What you do you mean? You didn’t…’ she was getting angry. ‘I told you not to do it!.’

‘We had to. You know there is no other way.’

‘But we mustn’t…’

‘It’s done.

walk back and forth – chodiť hore-dole

what am I supposed to do? – čo mám ako robiť?

sharply /ˈʃɑːpli/ – ostro, prudko

run out of stg – (niečo) sa míňa; (e.g. We ran out of money – Minuli sa nám peniaze)

there is no other way – nie je iná možnosť

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