"Why not go inside the church?">"We have security cameras inside the actual building. Full 3D reconstruction stuff. Our cybersecurity is tight, but you never know who might leak footages. The Archbishop doesn't want to risk associating the church with you just in case you get caught."
"There's still the work probation paper trail.">"Sure. On paper, you're working security for our vegetable garden. We just don't want others finding out about the *other* stuff. Like the stuff I'm about to assign you with."
"That's fair.">Sunset taps rapidly on her Glim-Pad with practiced ease>Has she done this before?>How many "secret" agents do they have working for the church??>You feel giddy at the thought of doing secret spy stuff for some shady organization >You just wish the organization was something cooler than a damn Shimmer church...>"There. Now you have $10,000 to your name. I've also zeroed out your negative balance from calling the autocab. You need to be careful with that automated credit debt stuff, Dash. Their interest rate is absolutely insane.">You puff your cheeks
"Thanks, mom">Sunset giggles and ruffles your hair>"Okay. So, you're going to do some jobs for us. Don't mention the church when you're making inquiries, don't assume that the church will help you when you're in trouble, don't call me over unencrypted channels. If you get caught, we'll pretend you're a veggie garden security guard gone rogue. Got it?">You nod>Spy stuff!>So cool...>"Good. Your first job is to find someone for us">She flicks her finger at the screen and you feel your Glim-Pad vibrate >You fish it out from the waistband of your skirt and see a full dossier mailed to you>You see a girl wearing a purple beanie >Her purple hair, lined with teal streaks, swoop up and down in naturally beautiful waves
"Starlight Glimmer?">Sunset nods>"Yeah. Not the O.G. but supposedly she's one of the original clones kept alive by a secret TwiCorp project."