A pity those nice Lusting/Desired Law items are so pricey. I can afford them, but I think I may actually spring for Feline Thief instead because I am a huge Catwoman fangirl since I really like that arm pose with the jewelry. She'd probably need a mask too. Just because they switch professions doesn't mean they necessarily switch personalities so she would probably play it a lot more low-key than August. He's one big showoff with the skills to make it work, so his antics probably wouldn't work for her. If anything with their professions switched it would probably go from both of them kind of hunting each other to, um, this.
I think a Detective August would actually be pretty damn lazy unless whatever he's working really catches his interest (like Minerva), in which case he actually earns his paycheck. He'd probably drive his bosses crazy, but he's damn good with public relations and occasionally does his job so they keep him around. Plus the office ladies would 'accidentally' lose pretty much every complaint against him or official reprimands because they protect their eye-candy so on paper he's a better cop than he is in practice.
Thief Minerva would rely on remaining unseen. Unfortunately for her she does get seen by a certain detective who likes what he sees and then it's on to the glorious hunt. Could he catch her? Probably. But his motivation is flirtation so he's not likely to actually cuff her. And even if he did she is careful enough to not leave evidence, keep her face hidden, and have very solid alibis so in a trial she'd be hard to convict her. Especially if a certain detective isn't cooperating with the prosecution and refuses to act as a witness. . .
Sorry, this plot-bunny keeps running away from me. It's very persistent.
Yup. I'm rather obsessed with the idea of a Striking Detective and a Rookie Thief. Alas, I'm having a lot of trouble nailing down a good 'bad girl' outfit on her. August as a cop is a cinch though. My only regret is that badges layer under the coat, not over.