Ladies and gentlemen, as of now...The clock is ticking.
The following takes place between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.
Events occur in real time
In a back alley in Los Angeles three men approach a run down tennement building. In their possession, a deadly cargo that was lifted off a military convoy just three hours ago.
The lead man knocks on the first door they come to. An eye slot opens before them and the eyes behind the slot asks for the password. The lead man says "Freedom ring." and the slot closes back up. Soon the door opens and all three men come inside.
They find themselves in a huge room with a spotlight coming from the ceiling. Surrounding it is a whole room full of darkness. In the center of the light sits a briefcase. The contents of the briefcase are of great interest to the three men with their cargo. A voice then echoes throughout the room. "Do you have your objective?" it asks.
"We do." the lead man responds. He orders his compatriot to open the duffel bag he has with him and pull out what they sought to acquire. What is pulled out is a large cylinder with a green content. The contents of the cylinder were what the three men risked their lives to acquire.
The contents were nothing more than the Venom Plague Toxin. One of the most dangerous bioweapons ever devised.
The three men staged a robbery to acquire the toxin. The reward for their acquisition rested on the table. The voice then instructed to leave the cyllinder on the table and take the case. "You can count it if you wish. It is all there."
The three men opened the suitcase and found row upon row of hundred dollar bills. Their price for lifting the toxin. The lead man then said "It's been a pleasure doing buisness with you." and then turned to leave. They didn't notice until later that there was a click behind them. A click reminiscent of a weapon being armed. The three men turned around to see what was going on. The sound of weapons fire aimed at them was the last thing they heard before they fell to the ground dead.
A man then walked out from the shadows and picked up the briefcase. He took it back with him into the dark as well as the toxin that was stolen.
Counter Terrorist Unit Los Angeles
The CTU office was abuzz with activity. Intel was coming in regarding the theft of the Venom Plague Toxin as Tony Almeida, Director of CTU, gave a briefing to the new shift members that was coming in.
"About three hours ago a military convoy carrying a deadly plague toxin was intercepted and its contents stolen. The force escorting the toxin were all killed, and we were only able to establish what happened two hours ago when the convoy failed to make its regular check in. The toxin itself was developed by a foreign government hoping to make use of it to initiate attacks on American citizens. A team was able to acquire the toxin and it was on its way to a chemical plant to be destroyed when the convoy was intercepted."
Michelle Dessler then spoke up. "The Venom Plague Toxin is considered to be one of the most deadly toxins in development. It's designed to be absorbed into the bloodstream upon contact with skin or inhillation. Once inside it tends to turn the blood of the human body into something toxic allowing for death to become almost instantaneous for the one infected by it. Once the blood is transformed it becomes acidic and dissolves the body from the inside out. As the host body dissolves the toxin then becomes airborne for anyone in the immediate vicinity. If others inhale it they become infected with the toxin and the process happens all over again."
Michelle called forth stats indicating how many could be infected within a 12 hour period of time. "Due to the population of L.A. we estimate 10,000 dead in 12 hours with an estimated 1,000,000 projected within a year. Not counting travellers to other cities where the risk of infection due to the toxin can spread."
Tony then stepped forward and spoke again, "That is why all our resources must go to reobtaining this toxin before an outbreak develops. It is suspected that those that attacked the convoy were a part of some 'citizen's militia' that believes that they are trying to overthrow the government. We have field teams in place at possible sites where some of these militia groups are located. We will be moving in and hoping that they have the information on determining who has the plague toxin, and who they sold it to. In the meantime, let's get to work." The staff at CTU then got back to work as Tony talked to Michelle.
"Have you heard from Jack?" Tony asked.
"His team is in position at one of the sites. He's awaiting your go." Tony nodded and then went to his office ready to give the order to attack to Jack.
Outside the L.A. City Limits Special Agent Jack Bauer stood ready to attack with his team. Over the ridge was a camp site where the 'Bald Eagle' militia was waiting. Jack reviewed the information and the pattern of attack fit the 'Bald Eagle' M.O. Jack insisted that he take this raid himself.
He had with him a team of five. The intel said that there were at least three in the camp site, so Jack didn't expect too much trouble in subduing them. He ordered all his men to be armed and ready and wait for Tony to call. When Jack's cell phone rang Jack picked it up and took Tony's call. "Tony we are in position. We are a go for attack."
"Very well Jack. Go!" Upon Tony's order Jack then ordered his team to move in. At the camp site the three were wondering where their leader was, and his crew. "He should have contacted us by now." the first terrorist said. "Something may have gone wrong."
"I wasn't sure about this from the beginning." the third terrorist said. "Did we really need the money for that toxin?"
"The corporate beast has kept us all ground under its heel." the first one said. "We need money to fight it. Where we get it, well, sacrifices must be made."
"But what if we're the ones doing the sacrificing?" the third asked. "Jameson should have called by now." The first heard the words and agreed. Their leader should have called.
"What do we do now?" the second asked. No answers came as the CTU agents charged the camp site taking the terrorists by surprise. Jack took point and shouted "FEDERAL AGENTS! SURRENDER AND YOU WON'T GET HURT!"
The remaining three of the militia tried to reach for their weapons, but the CTU agents were too fast, and too quick. "Don't go for your weapons or we will fire!" Jack shouted as the team surrounded the three militia men that remained. The agents reached for the terrorists rifles and threw them aside keeping them out of their prisoners' reach. The third tried to be a hero to his cause and launched a knife at one of the agents he kept under his belt. He was quickly subdued and got a broken arm for his trouble.
"Prepare them for questioning!" Jack ordered as he took command of the campsite. One of his agents brought forth the militia's files and Jack kept himself busy hoping to find out just where the militia sent the plague toxin.
Outside a hotel the Middleton High Cheerleaders, and mascot Ron Stoppable were taking in the L.A. morning air. All dressed in casual wear with swimsuits, cheer uniform, and a change of clothes in their carryon bags. Bonnie Rockwaller complained immediately about the smog in the air. "Uggghhh! This smog is so stinky. I wish we had some clean air like we did back home."
"What's the matter Bonnie? Air getting to you?" Kim said looking at Bonnie standing as if the smog wasn't getting to her. With all the world travelling Kim had done she had gotten used to the different scents of air in different places. L.A. Smog was no big for her. Ron however couldn't resist hamming it up a bit as he came up behind Bonnie in a military issue gas mask breathing like Darth Vader. When he tapped Bonnie on the shoulder Bonnie turned around and shouted "AHHHH!" thinking she saw a mutant monster. Bonnie got ready to run until Ron took off his mask giving a slight smile.
"Gotcha Bon Bon!" Ron said smiling. Bonnie started to seethe with anger and could only say "You are such a loser!" before stomping on the bus. Kim went to Ron and said "Nice touch Ron."
"Thanks KP." Ron said holding onto the mask. Kim immediately asked "Where did you get that?"
"World War II Army Surplus." Ron said. "You'd be amazed by what they sell at those stores. I once got 20 year old C-rations there. A lot better than the food cafeteria lady serves up let me tell you."
"I'm sure." Kim said. "So how's Rufus looking forward to L.A.?"
Ron answered that question by bringing Rufus out of his pocket. Rufus was all decked out in sunglasses with sunscreen. This naked mole rat was ready for fun in the sun. Everyone was as they brought out changes of clothes and swimwear for their L.A. tour before going to the Staples Center for cheer competition rehersals. Barkin was able to get the 4:00 slot for the Middleton cheerleaders. Before that however they could have as much fun as they could.
"Well you look all decked out for the beach." Kim said to Rufus.
"The little guy is ready to party." Ron said sharing his pet's enthusiasm.
"Oh please." Bonnie said. "If we are going anywhere it will be shopping on Rodeo Drive. Only the best shopping happens there."
"I'm sure Bonnie, but still the beach would be kind of nice." Kim added. Just then Mister Barkin spoke up.
"All right people!" Barkin blustered. "We have our schedules." Barkin passed the schedule out to all the cheerleaders and Ron. "We go to the beach at O-900 where we will have fun for an hour and a half. We will then go down the Walk of Fame where we will end up at Rodeo Drive to do whatever shopping you ladies, and Stoppable, have to do. Just enough time to go to the Staples Center to do our rehersals. I expect all of you to get your routines down automatic."
"Don't worry Mr. Barkin. We will." Kim promised. Barkin glared at Kim and said "I'm holding you to that Possible." before getting on the bus.
"Don't worry Kim. As you say, no big." Ron said coming to her side. Kim smiled and took Ron's hand as they both got on the bus to head for the beach.
Soon the bus pulled out and made it's way towards the L.A. coast. All the while the cheerleaders were singing "Go mad dogs! Go go mad dogs! Go mad dogs! Go go mad dogs!"
At the site of the 'Bald Eagle' terrorist capture Jack was getting ready to interrogate the first of his prisoners. Looking over the three men Jack tried to determine the best way to go about getting the information. He looked through the files and found a few addresses on where the toxin could have gone, and he told Tony to check the addresses and get information back to him.
CTU was also in the process of getting dossiers on all the men that were being held, but Jack knew about 'Bald Eagle's' mission. Essentially they were a home grown militia that struck government and and corporate targets. Their belief was that the government was in the hands of power hungry corporations, and they needed to be brought down whatever the cost. Unfortunately, that cost often was the cost of innocent lives. 'Bald Eagle' tried not to think about the innocents dying in their missions, for they believed they died for the freedom of their country, and if the corporations were uncaring about the loss of life in their missions then they were unworthy of remaining in power.
Jack looked over the terrorists that carried themselves as patriots. And for all Jack knew, they were patriots in their own mind. Jack decided to play to that sense of so-called 'patriotism'. "Quite the day you've had." Jack said.
The first prisoner just glared at Jack not saying anything. Jack didn't pay it any mind, he just kept speaking. "You kill a convoy of soldiers, make off with a special toxin, now that toxin is somewhere in the city. But that's okay for your cause isn't it? After all the loss of people only helps your cause doesn't it?"
"It's simple logic." the first prisoner said. "The corporations run this country. Our so-called leaders are just puppets to the big buisness industries. They crush the will of the people to fulfil their own ends. If they really care they would step down and turn power back to the people."
"I don't dispute the power to the people angle." Jack said. "I just think that killing innocents is not the way to go about it."
"No one's innocent." the second terrorist said. "We're all guilty of something."
"What about children?" Jack asked. "If that toxin gets out, it is most likely that they will die in the toxin spread."
"The corporations step down, and there won't be no toxin spread." the first terrorist said. "It is they who endanger people by hiding behind them in their quest for power."
"Why don't you join us man?" the third prisoner asked. "You've been on the news man. I know the great Jack Bauer. He'd go against his own government for what he believed in. He did against that oil baron Kingsley."
"Yeah but he also stopped the Vice President from bombing countries that wanted us dead!" the second terrorist said. "This dude's no patriot."
"Neither are you in case you haven't noticed." Jack said. The three terrorists looked at Jack confused by what he meant by what he said. "Anyone who would willingly endager the people they say they are liberating can't be fighting a worthwhile cause." Jack looked at the three again and asked the question again. "Who did your compatriots send the toxin to?"
"We ain't tellin." the first terrorist said.
One of Jack's team then gave Jack some info. They were addresses to suspected sites where terrorist deals were being made. All of them were suspected of being to cells unfriendly to the U.S. "Well this is interesting." Jack said. "According to this your leader might have sold the toxin to a couple of unfriendly cells."
"What do you mean unfriendly?" the first one asked.
"I mean cells that won't stop until millions of Americans are dead in the name of their cause." Jack said. "Making use of a weapon you gave them!"
"You're lying." the first said.
"And you're delusional if you think this plan of your will work." Jack answered back. "I don't think you love your cause as much as the money you can make, and the damage you can do in its name." The third spoke up and shouted "That's not true!"
"Then prove it. Answer my question. Where did you send the toxin?" Jack waited a few more seconds then he asked louder "WHERE DID YOU SEND THE TOXIN!"
He saw some of the terrorists resolve start to break, but the first remained vigilant. Jack then decided to get rough and brought out his gun. Firing a round towards the floor he aimed real close to the leg of the second terrorist causing him to cry out, even though the bullet didn't touch him. Jack aimed his question again at the second terrorist figuring that he was the one ready to crack. "WHERE DID YOU SEND THE TOXIN!"
"ALL RIGHT I'LL TALK!" the second terrorist shouted, and he gave the address of where his associates went. "Our leader was supposed to call anyway. He didn't. Something might have gone wrong."
Jack picked up the phone and called Tony. "Tony this is Jack. We have an address on where they sent the toxin. I need a team to rendezvous with me at this address." Jack gave the address and Tony said help would be on the way. Wasting no time Jack got into his Ford and made to where the toxin was delivered.
The bus made it down Hollywood Blvd with the cheerleaders all singing. "Go mad dogs! Go go mad dogs!" Kim and Ron were caught up in the festivities when Ron decided what he and Kim wanted to do.
"You know what?" Kim said. "I always wanted to take the city walk. It would be fun to take in all that film history, and someone special to share the walk with." Ron didn't see a problem with that, and even Rufus looked forward to the walk. But then decided that perhaps he might spend the night ordering room service while Kim and Ron had their romantic evening.
The cheerleader Tara looked at the couple and thought it was romantic. Bonnie thought it was nauseating. "Young love. What an overrated concept." she said. Tara just scoffed "Jealous. You've been bitter ever since Brick Flagg dumped you for Monique."
"Have not." Bonnie shouted. This got everyone staring at her, and Bonnie's complection then turned beet red. Kim and Ron paid it no mind.
Suddenly the Kimmunicator beeped on. Kim sighed hoping it wasn't a mission. She wanted some time with Ron, but Ron nodded saying he understood. "I'm with you on missions anyway. Even when I'm not." he said understanding. Kim smiled and activated the device when her friend Wade appeared on the screen "Hey Wade what's the sitch?" Kim asked.
"Kim I just got a report on the L.A.P.D. police band. Motor Ed and Adrena Lynn have stolen a vehicle from the Universal Studios theme park, and are going on a reckless car spree all through L.A." Wade explained. He called up some images and on the Kimmunicator was a red car swerving all over the road. Ron looked at the car and immediately recognized it. "Hey isn't that the red car they had on that Knight Rider special Knight Rider 2000?"
"The very same." Wade explained. "I've triangulated where they were heading, and I got a fix on where they are heading." The Kimmunicator image then changed to a grid map which showed the Middleton High School bus in the center, and another dot coming their way fast. "Uhhh Wade? Are Motor Ed and Adrena Lynn coming this way?" Ron asked.
A sound of crashes from behind indicated that Motor Ed and Adrena Lynn were coming their way weaving in and out of traffic causing cars to spin out of control, and crash into buildings, or other cars. Quickly making their way towards the Middleton High School bus.
Inside the car Motor Ed was shrieking out his air guitar as Adrena Lynn was shooting her footage with her camera. "A busy highway! Motorists in danger! Who will survive the terror of Motor Ed and Adrena Lynn? The answer will be totally FREAKY! AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
"AIIIIIIYAHHH! Seriously dudette this is some spankin' ride. Seriously! Of course it could be a lot better with monster tires and crushing power! And when I get it to the shop I intend to do just that! Seriously!" Motor Ed said as he weaved in and out of traffic, cutting off an old lady as she was driving.
"TAKE THE MASS TRANSIT GRANNY! SERIOUSLY!" Motor Ed shouted. Adrena Lynn then spotted the Middleton School bus in their path and Adrena had a dangerous idea. "Ooooohhhh! A school bus. Full of kids! Let's run it down!"
"Dudette? You read my mind! Seriously!" Motor Ed then gunned the engine hoping to pull in front of the bus and force it to drive off the road into the Mann Chinese theatre. On board the bus Barkin saw the red car coming his way and seemed to pick up what the driver was intending to do. "Oh now you don't!" Barkin said as he stopped short before Motor Ed could do his turn. When Motor Ed did his turn the bus did not give him the crash he was hoping. Motor Ed got stuck his head out the window and glared angrily at the bus.
"Dude! You were supposed to crash! Why didn't you crash? Seriously?"
On the bus Steve Barkin glared at Motor Ed followed by the cheerleaders looking on. "Who does that mullet haired freak think he is?"
"Well he thinks he's cool. Emphasis on 'thinks'." Kim said as she opened the door to get off the bus. She then jumped onto the hood of the car and looked at Motor Ed and Adrena Lynn in the car. "The joyride is over you two!" Kim said standing tall over the two villains.
"Oh I don't think so red! Seriously!" Motor Ed then threw the car in reverse causing Kim to be thrown off balance. Her pant leg then got caught on the windshield wipers and she was being dragged along as Motor Ed and Adrena Lynn sped away. Kim on the hood of the car being thrashed this way and that.
"Come on Mr. B. We gotta go after them!" Ron said. Barkin nodded "Affirmative!" and immediately took off in pursuit of the car.
All along the road Kim was being thrown around the hood of the car trying to get her bearings. Motor Ed swerving around trying to get Kim off. "Come on red! Fall off! Seriously!"
"Yeah! This is so FREAKY!" Adrena shouted hoping Kim would fall to the concrete with a hard splat. Then they would run her down while she lay on the ground. Kim however knew that the ghoulish thoughts the villains were thinking would not be long in her future as she saw the leg of her pants start to rip. Her pants being the only thing holding her onto the hood of the car. She needed to stop the car and she needed to stop it now. Suddenly she had an idea as she brought out her Kimmunicator and contacted Wade.
"Wade! Can you call up a reflective screen on the Kimmunicator? Enough to catch the sun's reflection and aim it at one of the tires?" Wade considered Kim's request and said that he could do it. "But are you crazy Kim? You could get killed!"
"I'll get killed anyway at the rate I'm going." Kim said as she noticed her pants continue to rip. Soon they would give totally and she'd be thrown off the car due to Motor Ed's swerving.
"Almost time red! Seriously!" Motor Ed gloated as he swerved. Adrenna Lynn laughing like a mad woman saying "FREAKY!" over and over again. Soon Kim's pants would be ripped and she'd be thrown off the car. Unless Kim's plan worked. After a few second Wade called and said he had the screen ready. It was on the Kimmunicator and Kim maneuvered it to catch onto the Sun's glare. Once she got it she then directed it to form a beam on one of the tires causing it to burn. "I just hope it burns fast enough." she said as the makeshift solar beam did its work.
Motor Ed thought he smelled smoke, and then burnt rubber. He wondered what was smoking, and then he saw Kim burning a hole in Ed's left front tire. "Woah red! Cut that out! Seriously!" But it was too late. The heat had punctured the tire causing it to blow out. The car was forced to skid to a stop and the tear in Kim's pants finally gave way.
But Kim was prepared for a throw once she was thrown clear of the stopping car. Using her cheerleading reflexes she bent her knees together and bounced off a nearby light post towards another. She swung around the second post like a skilled gymnast several times losing a lot of the kinetic energy she had built up. She let go of the second post allowing her to bounce off another parked car and land on her feet while doing a cartwheel.
"And that move is one that won the last cheer competition." Kim said proudly taking in the applause from the surrounding crowd. L.A.P.D. soon arrived to take Adrena Lynn and Motor Ed into custody. "This is so rank! Seriously!" Ed said.
"Oh please don't send me to a women's prison! That is just too FREAKY FOR ME!" Adrena screamed as the cops quickly surrounded the vehicle. Not long after that a bus from Middleton High soon arrived, and its students got out to see if Kim was okay. Ron especially.
"No big!" Kim said saying how things were fine. But then she looked down at her torn pants and said "But I could use an emergency stop at a Club Banana."
"No prob KP. There's a Smarty Mart around the corner. We can get some pants there." Ron said proudly. Kim felt her face blush with embarrasment.
At the tennement building the terrorists that had the Venom Toxin were giving a final check to see if the toxin was stable and safe to transport. After readings were taken the lead terrorist said to his courier. "Arrangements have been made. Take the toxin to the rendezvous point and prepare it for its mission."
"What of CTU?" the courier asked. "Will they be a problem?"
"They will seek to be." the leader said. "They may already be onto us. Once the toxin is secured leave immediately."
"Of course." the courier said just as CTU was starting to assemble outside.
Jack brought forth his team and ordered them to secure the building. He contacted Tony and Tony gave him the schematics to the building. The information was relayed to every one of the team's palm units.
"The teams are getting into position now Tony." Jack said. "Infrared indicates that there are four hostiles in the building. It's my guess that that's where the toxin is as well."
"How are you playing this Jack?" Tony asked. Jack said they were going to charge in by surprise and attack before they could react. "I'll contact you once we have secured the site." Jack hung up and took point at the main door. Then he kicked it in and charged in with his team.
"FEDERAL AGENTS! DROP YOUR WEAPONS!" Jack called out. Three of the terrorists immediately went on the defensive laying down covering fire and spreading out. The lead terrorist instructed his courier to head for the door behind him, which was an escape route they made to the sewers. The courier sprinted as fast as he could taking the toxin with him. Jack noticed the courier sprint and moved to catch him. "GIVE ME SOME COVER FIRE!" Jack ordered as he made his way towards the opening.
The agents opened fire laying down a pattern for Jack so he wouldn't get hit by the terrorist gunfire. He made it to the door, but the courier already had a head start. Jack went into the doorway and followed the steps down. The courier knocked down everything he could to slow down Jack. Stray boxes, loose piping, then he had an idea as he came across one of the gas lines.
Jack got close to the courier as he drew his gun on him. "Set the toxin down slowly! Drop your weapon!" Jack ordered. The courier made ready to drop his gun then at the last second fired his weapon at a gas main causing the pipe to rupture in Jack's face. The courier then ducked out into the darkness and dissapeared into the sewers, which was where the passage led to.
Jack cleared his vision as he looked around to see where the courier could have gone. He heard sounds off to his right and immediately followed them. He figured he hit pay dirt when he saw a break in the sewer darkness. A momentary burst of sunlight before it closed over. Jack figured that was where the courier had escaped, and made his way up the same man hole.
When he got out he saw a major gathering. People were all surrounding something and applauding. Jack saw all the people and figured that the courier had dissapeared into the crowd. "Damn it!" he said as he picked up his cell phone. "Tony it's Jack. The courier escaped into the sewers but I tracked him to surface level where has escaped into a crowd. I need my team to focus their efforts at this location. Also inform L.A.P.D. about the threat. We might need their assistance."
"On it." Tony said as he ordered the tech support to transmit to L.A.P.D. the nature of the threat, and a possible description of the courier. Jack scanned the crowd hoping to spot the courier.
Not far away, at the center of the gathering, Kim watched as Adrena Lynn and Motor Ed were hauled into the police car and being taken to the station house. All the while reporters were asking Kim questions about what she was doing in L.A., and whether or not she was scared being on the hood of that car as she was being thrashed around.
"Oh that was so not the drama." Kim said modestly. "I'm just here for a cheer leading competition." Kim seemed more at ease especially since she had changed into her mission cargo pants, and the black top that went with it. Barkin however was losing patience with the press and wanted Kim on the bus quickly, especially since everyone including Ron was on, and waiting for her. "POSSIBLE! FRONT AND CENTER!" Barkin bellowed.
"Uhh gotta go!" Kim said as she tried to make her way through the sea of humanity that was the press and Paparazzi. Barkin got into the driver's seat when another person got on the bus. A gun in his right hand, the Venom Toxin in another.
"Close the door and drive!" the courier said. "Or your little chickadees get it." He pointed the gun at the cheerleaders and Ron and indicated that he meant buisness. Barkin obeyed and closed the door. He then pulled out of the space he was parked and drove the bus away from the interview site.
Kim noticed the bus leave and start to chase after it. Only the bus started to speed up and race away from the site. Kim started to wonder what was wrong when she overheard a call from the radio of a nearby squad car. "All units, be on the look out for a Middle Eastern man of six foot carrying a glass canister. He is armed and considered extremely dangerous." Kim looked at the bus and wondered if the suspect that the police call mentioned snuck on the bus and took the cheerleaders hostage.
"RON!" she shouted as the bus sped down the street.
Not far away Jack rounded the corner and noticed the bus speed away as well. He called CTU and informed Tony of what happened. "Tony, the courier has escaped with the toxin! He also has a bus full of kids on board! We have a hostage situation!" Jack gave the description of the bus to Tony and Tony went to work on locating it.
"We're preparing to track them now." Tony said. "We'll have sattelite up in a minute."
"Hurry!" Jack said as he made his way back to his truck. Kim looked off seeing the bus speed away. And onboard the bus Ron and the cheerleaders looked at their captor in fear wondering what he was going to do next.
Barkin kept his face stern as he looked at his captor as he drove. "You won't get away with this." Barkin said.
"Silence!" the courier said. "Just drive!" Barkin did so, but he waited for the right time when he could make his move. Ron then spoke up and said "Uhhh Mr. Scary man. What are you planning on doing with us?"
"Ron are you a complete moron?" Bonnie asked. "He's going to kill us all!"
"Actually." the man said. "You may have a use to us." He then looked at Bonnie directly in the eye and she cringed in fear not liking what she saw in his pupils. A darkness beyond her comprehension.
"You, and your friends, shall be the harbingers of the new order." the man said with an evil smile. A smile that chilled everyone, including Steve Barkin.