Written by Tiffany Ball
Moya McMahon walked into the Homicide squadroom. She knew her
cousin, Mike Kellerman worked here, but she saw he wasn't in. *Maybe
he's on a case* she thought.
"Are you looking for somebody?" a tall man with brown hair asked
"Yeah, I'm looking for Detective Mike Kellerman," she said simply.
"And you are?"
"Moya McMahon, his cousin."
Detective Tim Bayliss shrugged and offered his hand. "I'm
Detective Tim Bayliss. You can wait at his desk if you want.
Anything else you need?"
"Yeah, can ye let Lieutenant Giardello know that I'm here?" she
"Sounds like you have an appointment with Gee."
"A job interview. I got word that yer cameraman needs an
assistant," she told him. "I sent in me resume and filed an
application. Lieutenant Giardello called me last night and asked me
to come in today to talk to him."
*She's referring to Brodie* Bayliss thought. Before they could
continue their conversation, Kellerman and Lewis walked in and saw
Moya. She got and hurried over to her cousin, giving him a quick
hug. "Hi Mike," she said smiling. "I was hopin' ye'd get here
before I have to talk to yer lieutenant."
Mike turned to his partner. "Meldrick, this is my second cousin,
Moya McMahon. Moya, this is my partner, Detective Meldrick Lewis."
*Wow, he's gorgeous!* Moya thought. Taller than her cousin, with
smooth caramel skin, black hair, and a goatee that suited him, this
guy was someone she wanted to know better.
Mike kept talking. "You're nervous about your interview with Gee?"
he asked her. She nodded. He didn't blame her. Gee could be
intimidating. It was the Sicilian in him.
A few minutes later, Gee came out of his office. "Is Moya McMahon
here yet?" he bellowed.
Moya stood up. "I'm right here sir," she said shyly.
He shook her hand. "Let's step into my office." With that, the
two were gone.
Twenty minutes later, a smiling Moya came out of Gee's office.
"Well?" Mike prodded.
"I got the job!" she said excitedly. "I will be working with a
chap named James Brodie."
"Did I hear my name?" Brodie called, entering the squadroom.
"Yeah, I'm Moya McMahon," she said, extending her hand. "I will be
working with ye, startin' tomorrow."
Moya settled in nicely. She and Brodie hit it off perfectly and
were buddies from then on. They stuck together like glue and had an
arrangement for crime scenes, he would videotape and she would take
photos. They settled into a nice routine. She also moved in with
Mike on his boat, The Case Closed and became fast friends with his
partner Lewis and Bayliss. *Yep* she thought one day as she sat in
the breakroom, sipping a hot chocolate. *I think I'm going to like
Much thanks to Jean Butler whose portrayal of Mattie in The
Brylcreem Boys provided some of the inspiration for the character
And thanks to Clark Johnson, Kyle Secor, Reed Diamond, Max Perlich
and Yaphet Kotto for giving us Gee, Bayliss, Lewis, Kellerman and