And here we are already with chapter 9.
I confess I feel lost this time! But we’ll see!
Now, the writer behind this chapter is Ted Strutz and you can find him here.
The staccato click of high heels on tile reverberated down the hallway alerting the men sequestered in the situation room of a rogue unit of the RNC. A phalanx of men entered and took up position, followed by a svelte figure dressed in a back pencil skirt, topped with a silk camisole and trademark red blazer, sporting the familiar rhinestone American flag pin on the lapel. Piercing eyes behind the Kazuo Kawasaki eyewear locked on each man for a second.
“Have you heard from Ross yet?”
“Yes ma’am. He briefed us an hour ago.” A withering glance made the speaker wish he had lied, he quickly continued. “Ross claims they are being held in the Pelosi/Reid compound outside Las Vegas. His agent arranged to be held captive with the others to gain access. Forrest was wearing the medallion when he entered, so there’s every reason to expect recovery should be ours.”
“I would like Forrest unharmed if possible, and the girl held captive too, save her. What of Angie? Has she shown her true colors yet? Her father was none to happy.”
“She is not being held with the others, so Ross thinks Forrest must know by now. He says the conditions are pretty brutal in the cells”
Sarah smoothed her skirt and blazed a look at the group. “That’s the Dems for you! They have become emboldened during his second term. Gentlemen, there can be no failure if the GOP expects to beat Michelle in the next election. We must have the medallion. What does Ross plan to do?”
A senior aide stepped forward. “Mr. Ross has assembled a crack team of Cirque de Soleil performers from the show at the Bellagio to infiltrate the complex. A complete layout and the location of the cells, along with an escape route was furnished by Max Welton after he was expelled from the house and defected to our side. He is Tea Party all the way now and has been most helpful. Mr. Ross is awaiting the go.”
“Good. Then green light it and have my helicopter ready in five minutes.” A quick turn and the heels left the room.
A nondescript white van left the bright lights of The Strip and headed toward the Wilson Cliffs. The smell of rosin and makeup hung heavy in air. Good thing they’re small, thought Ross, otherwise I’d have to get a larger vehicle. After going over the plan and assigning roles, an excited silence fell over the group of men and women dressed in black. The threat of world domination and the resulting chaos on their homelands had made for an easy recruitment. Tranquilizer guns had been issued, and a switchblade in case the slitting of throats became necessary. Ross hoped not, as he did not want to further ramp up hostilities. The attack of drones on Forrest’s building and subsequent attacks had been unfortunate and showed the lengths they would go to attain their goals. He wished he could have stayed to free him from Angie’s grasp, but after that damn fool had bolted with her, he had to make other plans. Sarah had not been happy.
In Washington D.C., two powerful leaders meet in the back room of a small restaurant. One leads a majority and the other a minority. The clink of champagne glasses finishes the meeting.
“Has Renaissance been notified of the news from Nevada?”
‘Yes, I’m told she’s grateful.”
The captives soon found themselves tied to metal folding chairs against a stone wall in an open courtyard. The girl next to Forrest watched as the woman the others called Angie crushed a capsule under Forrest’s nose. Jolting awake, he was disoriented and fought his bonds. Waste of good Amyl, thought Angie, but it did the trick. ”Forrest, can you hear me? I am going to say good-bye to you and your friends now.” This announcement and the men with the M-27′s seemed worrisome to them, as the guards had not been seen carrying machine guns before.
Sleep in the cells had been hard to come by, and the girl thought she was seeing things as if there were people sliding down ropes in the gloom on the other side. A sudden flash of light and a deafening roar caught everyone by surprise. There was no time to react as figures came cascading across the stones in a dizzying array of cartwheels, handsprings, and somersaults. The guards were quickly subdued, but it took 3 tranquilizer darts to put Angie down. The group was rushed to the center of the yard as lights started flooding the compound.
Then, blades of a helicopter so silent they could barely be heard, and the rush of air seemed heaven-sent to the captives. The girl crushed against Forrest asked how he had been. Looking at her he could only say…