Jack was in his office trying to calm down from what he just been told in Ocara's office just an hour earlier. He had shocked when he had learned that Delaney had information that could save lifes and he was not sure if he believed the lying SOB but that the only person he would the information to was Mickey Webb. There was no way in hell that he was going to allow that pyschotic SOB get any where near to Mickey. That young man had been through enough at the hands of that individual and he was not willing to allow him to go through anything else at that bastards hands.
He tried to get on with some of the work that had been waiting for him, he had spent much of the last few days at the hospital with Mickey, first off just sitting by his bedside while he was unconsious and then staying with him while he had tests done to see if he would ever walk again or spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, he had prayed for the first time in a long time. On one of the occassions that he had been at the hospital while Mickey had been having some of his tests being done Jack had found himself in the hospital chapel and he had sat and prayed to a God that he was not sure if he believed in anymore.
He had tried to recall the last time he had actually sat in a church and prayed but it had been such a long time that he was unable to remember the last time when he had done just that. He had seen so much in the last few years as a copper and witnessed so much of the inhumanity that some people showed to each other that his faith in a higher being had been tested to a point to where if he was honest, he could say that he no longer believed in him but on that day he had sat and prayed for a young man who had over the years become like a son to him.
Jack had just picked up a file when there was a knock at his door and it opened to reveal Ocara, he stood to see what the man wanted as he entered the room and he could guess by the way the man moved and the expression on his face that he was not going to like what he was about to be told.
"Jack, I need a word."
"Of course sir."
Jack pointed to the seat opposite him which Ocara sank into. Ocara looked uncomfortable and he felt uncomfortable with what he was about to say to Jack. He thought for a few seconds about how he was about to broach the subject about Delaney seeing Mickey and for a moment he did wonder how he was going to tell Jack that the two guys in his office were on their way to see Mickey. To get him to agree to see Delaney, they had pretty much told Ocara that Mickey had no choice about seeing Delaney, they needed the information that he had in order to stop a terrorist attack that could leave a lot of people in London dead and if need be they would have Mickey arrested under the terrorist act in order to make sure that Delaney got to see him.
Mickey was half dozing, staring out of the window of the ward he had been moved to when he heard the sound of two men talking over by the nurses station. Glancing up he saw the two men who were dressed in suits stop and ask one of the nurses something, he was too far away to make out what they were saying but he saw the nurse look in his direction and point to where his bed was. One of the men turned and looked at Mickey before saying something to his companion, the man nodded and remained where he was standing while his companion approached Mickey.
"D.C. Mickey Webb?" he asked. While at the same time he reached into his jacket and pulled out a small black wallet, flipping it open he showed him his I.D. "I'm John Mandrake, MI5."
Mickey looked at his I.D, checking it before confirming who he was. "I am. What can I do for you Mr Mandrake?"
He noticed that the other guy was standing in a way that looked like he was guarding the doorway to this part of the ward, not allowing anyone to enter and he thought it odd but before he could ponder on it any further he realized that Mandrake, 'if that is his name' he thought, was talking to him.
"You are familiar I believe with a prisoner by the name of Martin Delaney?"
"I am. What is this about?" Mickey was starting to feel agitated, Martin Delaney was one person he had tried to forget about over the last few years since he had been sent to prison for a number of offences, one of them for raping Mickey and Mickey did not want to talk about it, ever. Not to his friends and certainly not to this Mandrake fella.
"I'm going to come straight to the point D.C Webb, Martin Delaney is of interest to MI5 because he has information that could potentially save a lot of lives but he is refusing to give the information to us. He says that the only person he will tell is you and I need you to come with us, so you can speak with him."
Mickey stared at the man in shock at what he had just said, he felt himself shaking his head, "No...no...no...no."
"D.C Webb, I understand this is hard for you but we need you to come with us."
"You don't understand Mandrake I can't go with you, I am not going anywhere near that animal." Mickey snarled at Mandrake who was still standing by his bed. Mickey was becoming more upset and he heard a loud whining noise as his blood pressure and heart rate started to go too fast, setting off the machines that were attached to him. One of the nurses tried to rush in to check on him but was stopped at the doorway by the other agent. She tried to push her way past but he held her fast and refused to allow her to enter.
"LET ME THROUGH." she shouted at him but he would not allow her to enter.
More medical personal approached them amongst them two security guards but he would not allow them through and flashed his ID at them.
A loud yell was heard and the doctor who had been attending Mickey pushed his way through the crowd, confronting the man who had ahold of one of his members of staff.
"TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF HER, NOW! i DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOUR THREATS ARE BUT YOU DO NOT MANHANDLE A MEMBER OF MY STAFF IN THIS WAY."
The man glanced at his colleague who was still standing by Mickey's bed, he let go of the nurse at his nod, stepping back and allowing the doctor through but no one else. He approached the bed, glaring at Mandrake and proceeded to calm Mickey down, giving him a sedative to slow down his blood pressure and heart rate. As Mickey closed his eyes and the monitors went back to normal as everything slowed down the doctor turned, glaring at Mandrake.
"I don't know who you are and frankly I don't care either but I want you to leave now."
"I can't do that doctor, I have to talk to this man."
The doctor smirked at him. "That is going to be a bit impossible seeing as that sedative won't wear off for at least three hours and he won't wake up till then. So you going have to leave."
Mandrake considered what the doctor had said and conceeded to the man, for now.
Jack arrived at the hospital a few hours later, he had been shocked when Ocara had said that he had given permission for the men from the government to see Mickey and he was concerned at how Mickey would react to their visit or the news they had for him. As he wandered onto the ward where Mickey was he was stopped by one of the nurses.
"Visiting hours are about to end sir."
"I'm here to see a colleague, D.C. Mickey Webb." He pulled out his warrant card and showed her it. The nurse looked at his ID and then back at him.
"He's not here sir."
"What do you mean he is not here?" her news startled him and he became very concerned for Mickey.
"He was removed from the hospital earlier today by an Inspector Mandrake and taken to another hospital."
"What hospital?" Jack asked her.
"I'm sorry sir, I don't know." She said shaking her head.
A/N Cliffhanger time...As always please review and let me know what you think. I will try to get the next chapter up in the next few days.