Wolf slammed the phone on the hook, shaking his head. "It's dead."
"They're playing with us." Snake muttered, head in his hands as he leant against the bar top.
Eagle and Alex walked in through the back door, water running down their faces. "Nothing." Eagle said seriously, pushing past to get a towel. "The rain's washed anything of use away."
"Was it raining this morning?" Wolf growled, coming the sit at the table with another cup of coffee. The others followed him.
"We need to get out of the house." Snake sighed, taking a swig out of Wolf's cup.
"That's what they want us to do." Alex replied, pushing his hair out of his face as it dripped.
Snake growled, standing up sharply to tower over him. "What do you want us to do then Cub! God know's what's happening to Fox right now- I was in the room next to him! Why didn't I hear anything!"
"Because they're Scorpia, Snake." Alex spoke softly, not looking up at him. "They're Scorpia because they're good. If you weren't supposed to notice, you wouldn't."
He gripped the table tightly. "What if he dies, Cub. Because I didn't hear him being taken."
"He won't die." Eagle placated from the doorway, rubbing his hair with a towel. "He's too damn stubborn to go first."
Snake sat down heavily. "Why didn't i hear?"
Eagle sighed and came and sat beside him. "It's as Cub said. We've all heard the stories. There's nothing we could have done."
"There's no point worrying about that now anyway. We need to figure out where we go from here- we need to get Fox back." Wolf said firmly, pushing Snake into thinking seriously with the tone he was using.
The medic nodded his agreement, before finishing the rest of Wolf's coffee. "Where do we start?"
"We need to contact MI6 still." Eagle muttered, making a new set of drinks for them all. "We'll jsut have to find some other way."
"Did anyone check the phone when we arrived anyway?" Alex asked over the top of his cup. There was a beat of silence. "So they may not have cut us off."
"So they're expecting us to move. They don't know we have no choice to stay here." Wolf stated, eyebrows raised. "Well then."
Alex shrugged. "They may or they may not."
Snake gulped down half of his coffee, setting it down heavily. "Then what do we do?"
The group was silent for a minute, as they waited round the table, each unsure. Wolf spoke up finally.
"We need to find a way to get in touch with them. But at the same time, we need to make sure we're well enough protected. Did anyone bring a gun besides me?"
Snake nodded, whilst Eagle looked sheepish. "I may have... accidently... forgotten it?"
Wolf put his head in his hands. "Cub, go check Fox's room, see if his was left behind."
Alex nodded and stood, heading past them and into the hallway. The polished wooden floors and sleek carpeting on the stairs seemed alien in the situation- normal. As quickly as he could, he headed into Ben's room, taking in the mess around the bed, as though he had managed to fight back. Amused, he allowed himself a small smile, taking in the knowledge that he hadn't been caught unaware by the attack.
Swiftly, Alex searched the room, finding one gun with spare ammunition, and the typical hunting knife of an SAS officer. He gathered them up quickly, not wanting to linger, taking one last look around the room.
The group was exactly where they'd been left.
Wolf nodded appreciatively, as he lay them down on the table. "At least someone had sense."
Eagle pouted. "I said I was sorry."
Snake snorted. "Yeah, but if someone told you to put it down, you probably would."
"Well they asked me to."
Wolf dropped his head against the table. "We're doomed."
Snake nodded his agreement. "We should probably plan ahead, try to sort out what we can." He looked over at Eagle. "And leave Eagle out of the plans."
"You guy's are mean."
Alex stood up, and moved over to the phone, picking it up. "Did anyone check the phone when we got here?"
He question was met with silence.
"Right..." He muttered. "How about a radio? A mobile phone? Anyone got one of them?"
"Eagle could probably wire us one, but I'm not sure how effective it could be." Snake replied, thoughtfully. "We would probably end up on some public station though."
Eagle tilted his head. "If I hooked it up to the main power source, I could probably make it last long enough to find a suitable wavelength to latch onto and relay a message."
Wolf nodded. "Start on that then, Snake help him out. Cub you're with me."
The two groups seperated, Eagle heading towards the room with the tv. You could hear Snake protesting feebley.
Wolf headed to the front door, looking at him strongly. "I need you to check the outside. Make sure nothing's been set up or moved. Windows, doors, anything you can think off. I'll meet you at the back door."
Alex nodded and followed the man out, turning left and moving slowly. He looked back once, to see Wolf turning round the corner of the house, and couldn't help but feel a wave of anticipation and nervousness as he turned back round.
Wolf pushed against the window harshly. He was annoyed at himself, for letting them get into this mess- heck, they were supposed to be protecting Cub! Huffing, he turned away, watching the woods carefully. The rain had slowed to a drizzle, still enough to soak him through.
Slowly, he began to move, eyes rooted to the woods. There was a flash of colour, near the edge, and Wolf narrowed his eye's. He pulled out his gun, hands holding tightly to the grip as he began to jog towards the tree line.
He spared one last look at the house before heading into the trees, following the darting flashes of colour between them.
Alex shook his head, sending water flying across the room. Eagle snorted, whilst Snake just passed him a towel, unimpressed.
"So Cub..." Eagle drew out, concentrating on wiring two packs of cellataped circuitry together. "What's for lunch?"
"Fox has gone missing, kidnapped, and that's what you're worrying about?" Snake said incrediously. Eagle shrugged, looking at him expectantly.
"Wolf stole my breakfast, remember?"
"Did we even eat breakfast?" Alex muttered, moving over to the cupboards.
"Eagle ate breakfast, we didn't." Snake replied, glaring slightly at the perpetrator.
Eagle shrugged. "You weren't going to eat it."
"Because it was gone by the time we stopped searching for Fox."
"Should have been faster then." Eagle muttered, yelping as the wires sparked. "Didn't you turn this off Snake?"
"How the hell should I know? You're the tech geek."
"Just because I'm cleverer than you-"
"Cleverer isn't a word."
"-doesn't mean you have to be snarky."
Snake sighed. "I wish Fox was here, that way I woudn't have to put up with your bad jokes."
"You're just jealous."
Alex dropped a pan on the table, making the two of them jump. "What do you want to eat then?"
"Pancakes!" Eagle shouted, dropping the sissors he had been using. "Please Cub! Make pancakes!"
Alex sighed, and turned to the fridge. "Fine. But shouldn't you wait for Wolf to come back first. I won't star till he's back."
Eagle whined, and Snake looked at the clock on the wall. "Shouldn't he be back by now anyway?"
The door to the room clanged metalically, heavily, as Fox awakened from his drug enforced stupour. He lifted his head slightly, overwhelmed with a sudden dizziness. He closed his eyes, before forcing them open again to see a pair of black boots in his eyeline.
They stopped infront of him.
A quiet buzzing noise started, letting Fox know the man was speaking, but he couldn't quite understand. He was struck with the image of being at a swimming pool, and lying with one ear in the water, and the other in the air, whilst white noise blared in the background.
In his head, Fox snorted. Because that made sense.
Absently, he closed his eyes, reopening them quicker this time, to see the shoes walking away. The light from behind the door startled him, forcing him to shut his eyes again, but he didn't miss the thud.
Keeping his eye's closed, Fox began to wonder what he had felt was. Could it have been a body, hitting the ground? The man who had been in the room with him.
Tentatively, he cracked open an eye, to see the room dimmed again.
"Ah damn." Fox muttered, his voice deafening to his own ears. In front of him lay Wolf, sprawled ingraciously across the hard concrete. He was unconcious.
Sighing, Fox pushed himself up into a sitting position, shuffling forward till he was within reach of his team leader.
"Wolf?" He shook, hand on his shoulder. "Come on Wolf you fat lazy oaf." No response. Eyebrows furrowed, he took a better look at him, nearly missing the tranquilizer dart sticking out of his left side. Fox pulled it out, before trying to wake him again.
"Wolf-get up you ass. There's coffee, strong, how you like it. Sexy spanish girls. Alex is in trouble." He rubbed his head. "Stop lazing around you douche." He paused, confused. "Why a douche?"
"Because you've been hanging round with Eagle too much." came a grunt. He looked down, startled. "What the hell happened?"
Fox shrugged. "I've been out most of the- well, I've been out. You've only just got dropped off."
"Oh ha ha." Wolf drawled, sitting up and shuffling till he could lean against the wall. "Of course i get stuck with the comedian."
Fox pulled his tounge childishly, before letting them settle into silence. The two of them took in the empty, dim room, ignoring the metal door completely, as though it was not worth noting.
Wolf sighed. "Do you know who's taken us?"
"It could be anyone." He sighed. "But if this is to get at Alex, there's only really one possibility."
Neither of them wanted to adress that issue quite yet, so Fox asked the first question that came to mind.
"How did you get here?"
"We noticed you were gone- taken, at breakfast. When we couldn't find out after an hour, we decided to make a plan. Unsuprisingly, Eagle forgot his gun." Fox covered a snort. "So Cub took yours from your room, and we sit up, me and the kid to check the outside. Eagle was trying to make a radio receptor last i saw."
Fox raised an eyebrow. "You mean you actually let him near something like that- let him do something like that? On his own?"
Wolf raised an eyebrow. "Of course not. He's with Snake." Fox raised his eyebrow higher.
He coughed, and looked away. "Cub's watching them."
Fox laughed, a genuine noise, almost fighting at the aura of defeat that surrounded them.
Wolf shrugged, smiling at the noise. "Well, me and Cub went to check the outside, and I saw something-"
"So you decided to follow it." Fox sighed. "Well isn't that just dandy. I mean, look at us, locked up, somewhere, bored out of our minds whilst Eagle, and I repeat, Eagle. Is left to his own devices." He paused, eye's sparkling. "Literally."
"So it wasn't my brightest idea? So what." Wolf muttered, almost pouting.
Fox laughed again. "I hope MI6 weren't planning on using the safe house again."
Wolf winced. "Don't, please. Just, don't tell me."
(A/N) Well, for those of you worried about Fox, at least he's still alive- for now. Dun dun duuuuuuun! Let's just hope Snake's in charge now that Wolf's gone missing- otherwise, i think we're doomed. Ha ha! R&R!