- she or they
Sonora said:"Pokémon," she said, quietly. "Folks who nobody'd miss."
It took a moment for Steven to realize the conversation he'd stumbled into when he'd darted up to Odette.Mhynt said:"Interesting," she hummed. "Now, that's something I almost wish you'd've opened with when some of our team spoke with you. I'm guessing nobody would have believed you without proof..." Mhynt eyed the mansion. "There's likely even more proof in this mansion that we haven't uncovered."
"W-wait," he stuttered, still trying to process what Sonora had just explained. "Maybe--maybe we do have proof."
He tilted upright, fumbling with the notebook for a moment, trying to hold it and thumb it open at the same time. But he was still too shocked, and he didn't really have thumbs anyway, so he dropped the book on the ground and opened it that way.
Lucien had warned him about the book, about what it contained. Was this what he'd meant? It was one thing to have dealings with money. It was entirely another to have dealings with people's lives. Steven was having a hard time trying to bury the horror growing in his chest.
"I saw something in here..." he flipped through the tabs as best he could. "Here."
The notebook had no formal index, of course, but coloured dividers split its contents into neat categories. Trade wagons, property purchases and land freeholds, ledgers of wages paid and donations received...
The section he'd landed on had the header 'Trade Wagons.'