Chapter 5: Citizen Report CR36-12-21-TWS-KW
Citizen Report on Toni Willa Shew
Marked: RECEIVED, FILED, DISSEMINATED
CR Number: CR36-12-21-TWS-KW
On 12/21/36, at approximately 16:33, I was running after a stray ball when I stumbled over Toni Willa Shew. Shew was lying on the Wilderness Trail at the edge of the Sherwood Education playing fields. She appeared to be injured and disoriented. Please see attached mirror-tech recording of this incident, including my first aid attempts and the alignment test I administered to Shew.
I was participating in voluntary s-ball practice on the afternoon of 12/21/36 on the playing fields at Sherwood Education. I was playing field right. I failed a block, and the ball exited the field and attempted to escape into the woods on the other side of the Wilderness Trail. As I crossed the trail to chase the ball, I tripped over something. I stopped and turned to see what the obstacle was, and saw Toni Willa Shew lying on the trail, her right leg at a wrong angle.
I called the ball back to the field using my ball code, and it returned with no further trouble. Practice continued as I woke Shew, with difficulty, and assisted her in turning over. She reported a hurt ankle. It was very bruised, with a rapid swelling over a compound tibial fracture, just above the joint.
I asked her how she had been injured, but she was in too much pain to answer. All she seemed to manage were a few groans.
In addition to her injuries, Shew appeared out of alignment. Her skirts were hiked up around her thighs and tied, and her tech-tights were oozing sweat. Her hair was out of order. Her face was very pale, with bright pink spots on her cheeks. Her normal skin tone is fair, but not this fair, and when I asked why her skin looked so odd, she said she had been running on the trail.
Shew’s presence on the trail is unusual. As part of my routine Grace Group Young Citizen Surveillance exercises, I keep a log of several Young Citizens of Interest, and typically Shew is walking home by this time of day. I did not personally witness her running, nor did I see her fall. I also did not see her in the trail as I chased the ball.
Wolver 79-859 arrived then, and communicated that he had been chasing Shew down the Trail. A copy of his report 869-36-12-21 has been filed separately. I dismissed Wolver 79-859 with my CRG security clearance code.
The arrival of Wolver 70-859 flustered Shew. She did not smile once, and her expression was one of possible pain, or concern. She still could not speak properly.
I put her through the standard alignment tests.
- When asked if she felt in alignment, she responded in the affirmative, but noted she was in pain and late meeting young citizen Marcus Sunning.
- When I asked her to smile, she was able to turn up the corners of her lips, but not her eyes. On the standard smile scale, it was a three out of ten.
- When I asked her to hold out her hands, palms up, her hands were cold and clammy to touch, and shook a little.
- I asked her again if she was in alignment. She again answered in the affirmative.
Assessment: Not in Alignment
I asked if she had her pain-tech, but she did not have it in her pouch. I used my personal pain-tech on her ankle. Two treatments later, she was able to bear weight on her foot, the bruising and swelling had left the area, and the bone seemed to have set. She had full range of motion, and reported no remaining pain.
I ran through the standard alignment tests once more. This time, she passed all four:
- She affirmed she was in alignment in a clear, confident voice.
- Her mandatory smile appeared immediately, and brilliantly. A full ten out of ten.
- Her hands, when held out, were warm, dry, and steady.
- She again affirmed she was in alignment.
Assessment: In Alignment
Her skin had returned to its normal color, and she seemed to be past the trauma, complete. She smoothed her hair and re-braided it, put on a pair of gloves, lowered her skirts and brushed herself off. Once presentable, she thanked me for my help.
She wanted to hurry back to Education, to meet Marcus Sunning, and excused herself with thanks for my help. My Grace Group Young Citizen Training prompted me to ask her, before she left, if her accident had a connection to the bad news about her marital alignment to Marcus Sunning.
The question was obviously a surprise, and it was clear she had not yet received the public announcement posted on Sherwood mirror-techs about the outstanding Permission Form her father still hadn’t filed. I informed her of his late filing, and expressed my personal hopes for her success in achieving a marital alignment with Marcus, and asked her why she had missed the announcement.
She answered that she had gone running solo on the Wilderness Trail immediately after Education let out. I suggested that she was a very fast runner, since I had not seen her before I tripped over her prone body. She laughed and agreed, but added she was also clumsy.
Despite my giving her what I assume to be bad news, she did not appear to lose her alignment over it. Seeing an opportunity to continue my Grace Group surveillance mission, I suggested to her that I conduct a Social Visit to help her prepare for a Genetic Exchange, if her father filed the Permission Form. She seemed genuinely grateful for this.
At my suggestion, she mirror-teched Marcus Sunning to let him know she was on her way to their meeting. Also at my suggestion, she refrained from letting him know she had just had an incident.
As we took our leave, I wished her well on our last official Career Aptitude Test tomorrow, and advised her to get a good night’s sleep.
I think Shew should be closely observed as she approaches her 17th birthday and the advent of her adult service to TaRAM.
I have been Shew’s classmate since we were very young, and I feel confident in describing her as oddly fascinating. This is not the first time I have found her suddenly, in unexpected places. In fact, her weird penchant for turning up where she doesn’t quite fit, as well as the way her skin turns very pale, very suddenly, inspired me to include her on my list of Young Citizens of Interest. Please see past CR’s for more details.
Despite these oddities, she has never tested out of alignment before.
Her CATs are average, but at times she has shown propensity for remote viewing and spatial alignment. I have a feeling that she is more talented than our current tests reveal.
As a Grace Group Recruitment Trainee, I continue to strongly recommend considering assigning her a Career in Unity Technology. With her genetic potential, it would be a shame to put her in a marital alignment if she is simply a “late expressionist.”
- Mirror-tech Recording
- Alignment Test Results
- Wolver Report 869-36-12-21