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Re: The slam continues... E
|Date:|| Sat, 24-Nov-2012 8:49:28 AM PST |
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|In topic:|| CSMC CHI ch 53... unbeta'd so read at own risk posted by Glasshalffull|
|In reply to:|| Re: The slam continues... D posted by Glasshalffull|
“It’s good to know people.” Skye mutters as she hits the button on the elevator. She knows she would have gotten the run around if not for her brother in law. Throwing Dr Robert Chase’s name into the mix is always good for an attitude adjustment. Robert had graduated from the top schools and studied under some mad genius maniac in New Jersey before coming to Boston to take up his own department. Evidently his time under the mad genius had shown him both what to do and what not to do to be successful. Course it hadn’t hurt that Robert had fallen for Colby pretty much at first sight. Colby had been a little skittish because like her sister she hadn’t exactly been a winner in the marriage lottery early on. But they’d bonded in the time it took for Trav to recover from the bends caused by flying too soon after diving on vacation. Colby might have had poor luck in the man department until Robert but she’d been groomed at an early age to be a rich man’s wife. Chase isn’t in the same class as the Chandlers or Courtlands in the bank books. Colby is the one who brought enough money to be comfortable and the skills needed for a Doctor’s Wife. She’d been a major fund raiser back in Philadelphia for the children’s hospital there and she bought those skills to Boston. She would have done it even if she wasn’t married to Robert but her efforts definitely add a shine to Robert’s career. After being raised in the Chandler household the politics of a major hospital like this one are… cake.
Dr. Travis Montgomery is waiting on the elevator when she gets to the right floor. He smiles grimly at his Aunt.
“Not good.” Trav puts his hand at her back and start escorting her to the family room. “The best surgeons in this place are working on him. But he took two bullets in the back and was out in the weather for who knows how long before they scooped him up and got him here. Dad is up on the observation deck checking status and will be out to give you an update. Any word on Twink?”
Skye shakes her head. “I was supposed to meet her for breakfast at 9 at her house and she didn’t show up. But you know how she is.”
Trav laughs. “Yeah. All the way back to our first introduction when she pointed at me and said and I quote. “Oh my gawd, you’re the moron.”
Skye laughs. “You’re never going to live that one down.”
“I was sixteen and the diving was great.” Trav gets serious. “I can’t believe that anyone did this to Narin.”
“It would have had to been a bullet.” Skye agrees grimly. “If he could have gotten his hands on the guy then Narin wouldn’t be the one in the hospital. The agent I talked to said that another agent… Grant Ellis rode in with Narin?”
“There is a guy in the family room already but he isn’t exactly announcing his credentials.”
“Trav, I don’t want the hospital to stop talking to us. Narin doesn’t have any family.”
“Twink is his only family.” Trav agrees knowing the situation.
“I’m going to have to call Twink’s parents soon but I was hoping for some information before I do. After everything they’ve gone through with Michael… you know this is going to make Lydia insane. And the fact that Lydia is going to lose it is the only reason that I have confidence that my brother won’t. Hopefully he’ll be focused in enough to Lydia to keep it together but it’s a 22 hour flight if they are in Perth and not out in the middle of the Indian Ocean and if they don’t have any lengthy layovers. I have to be able to give them something….” Skye’s voice fades as she takes in Grant Ellis’ appearance for the first time. The Homeland security agent is sitting in one of the waiting room chairs and doesn’t appear to notice that he looks like something out of a slasher flick. “Travis, can you get him a set of scrubs?”
“Yeah, I’ll be back.”
Skye crosses the family waiting room until she is standing in front of Ellis. She isn’t surprised when she has to repeat herself to get his attention. “Agent Ellis. Agent Ellis.”
“Yes.” Grant looks up at an older good looking woman.
“I’m Skye Quartermaine Radcliffe, Twink’s aunt.”
“The newspaper publisher. I’ve got no comment. You’re going to have contact the press liaison office.”
“Now I know you are out of it. I’m Twink’s aunt. That trumps all else. How do you know that Twink has been abducted? Maybe she escaped. Maybe she’s hiding.”
Grant shakes his head. “You know better.”
“Yeah, but I was hoping you’d lie to me. Is it as bad as you look?”
Grant looks down at himself. He plucks at the sweatshirt that he’d pulled on when the call came in from Narin. It’s hazardous waste now.
“Aunt Skye…” Travis is back with a set of scrubs.
“Agent Ellis. Why don’t you get out of those clothes and get cleaned up. Narin is going to be in surgery for a while yet. Sometimes, a short surgery is worse news than a long one.” It’s the voice of experience on that one. Skye realizes she’s spent too much time in hospitals for someone who doesn’t work in one. It was just a couple of months ago that she was sitting in a room like this one waiting for news about Isaac Upton, the man who’d taken a bullet for her daughter. “I’ll be right here waiting.” Skye goes to a nearby window and sits down. Grant takes the scrubs from Travis and heads to the rest room across the hall to get cleaned up. She’s just about worked up enough nerve to call AJ when a man comes in dressed in a government suit. Skye puts her phone back in her pocket. “Are you looking for Agent Ellis? I’m Skye Radcliffe.”
The man nods. “We spoke on the phone. Chris Holmes. Where is Ellis?”
“He’s changing clothes.” Skye points in the direction of the men’s room.
“Thanks.” Chris strides across the hall and into the men’s room.
Skye bites her lip. Something is up. Something is definitely up. Moving quietly across the hall she opens the door to the men’s room an inch. As soon as she realizes that the bathroom is designed so that even if the door is open all the way that nothing can be seen from the hallway she eases her way into the men’s room and against the wall so she can listen to the conversation between the agents.
“… you look like ****.” Holmes tells Ellis.
“You were on the same stakeout as I was. I didn’t get into until 4am and then had the call from Narin at a little after 8.”
“He say anything in the ambulance?”
“Some. It stopped being English after a while but I taped everything.” Grant hands over his phone.
“I’ll get the translators on it.” Holmes nods as he takes his phone.
“What have we got?”
“They were still working the scene when I left.”
“Then why are you here?!” Grant explodes. “You could have sent someone for the phone.”
“FBI showed up. They’re kind of pissed that I issued an AMBER alert on Twink. That’s evidently not in their playbook. They kicked me off the site but promised full cooperation. I left before I punched that sanctimonious dick.” Holmes shrugs as he makes quote marks in the air. “We got a description of the van from someone at the diner who’d been dumping trash earlier. No plate information other than instate but detail on the cargo van. The pictures are starting to come in from the cameras in the area. So yeah, I got the AMBER out. Hoping to get something fast. Sure, I can see their point. They’re worried about bringing out the crazy. They’re already figuring it’s about the money.” Chris reacts to Grant’s look at him. “Yeah, don’t quite know how to pull that one in about her being a national security asset who, thanks to you, has been inside a nuke power plant and who knows a half dozen way to take down the Port of Los Angeles.”
“She was ticked about Port of LA getting the short straw. She knows a half dozen ways to take down Boston Harbor too. She was polishing up the report and going to hand it in to the boss next week.”
“We’re so screwed.” Chris mutters. “Things I know. It was a set up from the get go. Head in parking on the cab?” Chris shakes his head. “You and I both know better. There was a big dog in the back seat-- two bullets. A backpack in the back passenger footwell. Assuming that was Twink’s since that was carrying the phone that her Aunt called her on. Starts getting even more interesting when we popped the trunk….”
Grant looks at Chris. His breathe catches. There is no way that Twink could have been in the trunk… but he hadn’t looked either.
“Two bodies wrapped in a painter’s plastic drop cloth. Graham Smith, that matches with the ID for the cab driver and a Justin Leonard.”
At that Skye steps out from behind the wall where she’d been eavesdropping. “Did you say Justin Leonard?!”
“That information isn’t meant for the public.” Chris tells Skye.
“You know when I said idiots at Homeland Security I was kidding. Don’t make me think I wasn’t.” Skye turns to Grant. “You know the only reason why Narin called you was because his finger slipped. I do believe he has you on speed dial. I know that much about the situation here in Boston but you wouldn’t have been his One Phone Call. He would have called someone who didn’t give a rats ass about national security or inter division pissing contests. He would have called the people whose only priority was getting Twink back.”
“That is my only priority.” Grant declares.
“You’re going to have to prove it.” Skye pulls out her phone and presses one. She is making eye contact with Grant the whole time as she proves her point that there is only one number to call. She has it on speaker phone.
“One phone call. What do you know, Skye?” Mouse’s voice comes over the line.
“You’re on speaker phone. There were two bodies in the trunk of the car neither of which was Twink… but one was Justin Leonard.”
Skye is looking at Chris when she says, “Five eleven, brown hair, brown eyes, slim build has a skateboarding scar on his jaw that is thin but long like he split it… which is what he did.”
Holmes nods. “That’s him. That’s the guy in the trunk. How do you know him?”
“My son tried to put a missing person in on him two days ago and was told that he wasn’t gone long enough. The local police wouldn’t take the report until today… Bill was planning on going down later today to file the report.”
“Take me off speaker.” Mouse demands.
Skye does and brings the phone up to her ear.
“Bill packed his stuff. Where is it?”
“I’ll be staying at Drew’s place until Lydia and AJ get here.”
“Yuri will be at Drew’s place in three hours then. He should be boarding a plane in about the next twenty minutes. I want him to have a chance to go through those papers before the FBI get a hand on them because he won’t have a chance after. I’ve already called Anders. He is going to be on the next flight probably with Lydia and AJ, but it’s going to take him a day to get there coming from Perth.”
“Have you already talked to Twink’s parents?”
“I’m late in calling them right now because I saw it was you calling in. You want in on the conference call?”
“No. But I will. Link it up.” Skye turns around and walks out of the men’s room.
Re: The slam continues... F -- Yuri - Glasshalffull - 24-Nov-2012 10:14 PM
Re: The slam continues... G Conference Call - Glasshalffull - 25-Nov-2012 7:00 AM
Re: The slam continues...H Bill - Glasshalffull - 25-Nov-2012 5:46 PM
Re: The slam continues...H LA - Glasshalffull - 26-Nov-2012 5:43 AM
- These CSMC guys...so dramatic - Jenners - 26-Nov-2012 7:35 AM
- All good things must end I suppose. It sure has been fun! - ClaireD - 26-Nov-2012 6:29 AM
- Agent Greene does get around doesn't he? - ClaireD - 26-Nov-2012 5:21 AM
- Good thing for Bill, Yuri's gonna be in town to find Twink. - Jenners - 25-Nov-2012 6:58 PM
- Re: The slam continues...H LA - Glasshalffull - 26-Nov-2012 5:43 AM
- Lydia is the best. - Jenners - 25-Nov-2012 9:31 AM
- I love Lydia! - ClaireD - 25-Nov-2012 7:33 AM
- Re: The slam continues...H Bill - Glasshalffull - 25-Nov-2012 5:46 PM
- Smoking hot! - ClaireD - 25-Nov-2012 5:39 AM
- Aw... - Jenners - 24-Nov-2012 10:44 PM
- Re: The slam continues... G Conference Call - Glasshalffull - 25-Nov-2012 7:00 AM
- Late to the party, but boy was it worth the wait! - ClaireD - 24-Nov-2012 12:21 PM
- I need more!! - Jenners - 24-Nov-2012 9:45 AM
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