Title: Chelle safe?
Series: Goodbye/Hello 16/?
Word count: 2,547 words
Characters/Parings: Don/OC, Liz/OC, Colby/Charlie, Alan, David, Megan, and OC's. (There is a secret person but they won't be named for a few more chapters. But one of the characters is not my own.)
Warring: This chapter has some talk about adult content in it.
Spoilers: Any and all episodes of Numb3rs maybe talked about within.
Summary: Was it all a dream? Does Reeves have Chelle? Is Rae safe?
Disclaimer: I do not own Numb3rs, the people, places, or things you know.
Beta: Aliceinked and myself
End of chapter fifteen: A Dream or not A Dream that is the question
"Chelle what are you saying?" He asked pulling his pants on then placing his still unbuttoned work shirt back on his body.
"I Love you and Rae. Please take care of our child!" Her words followed her out the room and down a hall. Racing towards her Don himself was meet with an empty hall that went on for miles it would seem. Walking back into the room he noticed some things about the room he hadn't at first. The clock on the wall above the door, the pictures of kids playing out front of the home, and a few small knick knacks that made his mind think about the past. Could it be true? Had she been in this place with him? Had he really made love to the woman that he loved for the first and last time? With these questions in his mind his body quickly awake.
Taking stock of where he was he quickly found himself alone in his childhood bed room. He knew that he had laid down with Rae but, now she wasn't beside him. Chelle's last words in the dream came back to him as he shot up to find their child.
Chapter sixteen: Chelle safe?
After a quick check upstairs and not finding Rae he headed down stairs. In his rush to find her he took the stairs two at a time. Still not finding her on the main floor he was opening the basement door when he heard his father's warning voice.
"No Rae, you cannot catch the fish." It didn't take him long to change directions and join his family at the koi pond.
"I know Grandpa they're way to fast." Rae's happy laughter was the sound filling his ears as the child and his family came into view. Taking a moment to breathe Don's mind quickly reminded him of why his fear for her safety was so great for her.
'Was it a dream? Is Reeves not only out for Chelle but, Rae as well? Is he the one that has Chelle?' Before he could find the answers to the questions in his mind a part of his dream came back.
"Rae, I need to run somewhere for a little bit. Be good for Grandpa alright?" He spoke as he hugged her tightly in his arms and kissed her now wet head.
"Son, take it easy." Alan said placing his hand on his son's arm as he passed.
"We will dad." He told his father before one more time getting a hug from a dripping wet Rae.
As he entered the dining room he was meet not only by his brother but his husband as well.
"Did something happen?" Charlie asked his lover and brother both.
"Charlie, remember the cabin that we went to on my fifteenth birthday?"
"The one you and Linda kissed each other in for the first time?"
"How do you know about that? You know what never mind. That's the one."
"What about it, Don?"
"We have looked everywhere for Chelle but, there."
"Why look there? The cabin is almost two hours away why would who ever took her take her there? How would they know to take her there in the first place?"
"I don't know Charlie but, I'm going to check it out with or without help."
"Let me get my gun and I'll join you. We can call Megan, David, and Liz on the way. I'm sure Mike has a few men that he can bring with him." Colby told Don before kissing his husbands check and quickly leaving the room for a moment. As he entered the room again he was meet not with the sight of his boss but of his husband waiting on him.
"Angel did you see the look in his eyes. Michelle might not be there but it's a new place to look. The hope is back in his eyes."
"Fine you go and what happens if she's not there?"
"Then we cross that bridge when we get there. But for now we follow what lead we have no matter who sent it or how they got it."
"Cole, this time of year the cabins are rented out monthly. If anyone is in it they might not take to kindly to having the FBI bang on their door."
"If anyone is their then they will understand. Now I'm going to start the car. Don't let Rae to far away from the house until you hear from Don or I alright?" He told him before bending down and taking a breath stopping kiss.
"Don" Charlie said a few seconds later as his brother was opening the front door.
"We will. Keep an eye…"
"Dad and I won't let anyone near Rae. She's safe. Go bring her mother home."
Colby had been right. When they called Mike to let him know where they were heading he called in a few of his officers to join them. Liz, Megan, and David joined without question and soon three FBI SUV's and three LAPD cars were on their way to the small cabins that they all hoped Michelle was alive and waiting for them in.
"The lights are on and the meter is running. Someone is here." Mike told the team as he rejoined them at the end of short drive. He had gone ahead on foot to see if he could see Michelle or find any trace if anyone was staying there. While Mike had gone ahead Don let the rest of the LAPD and his team in on the plan. On the way out he had called the rental place that rents the cabins and found out that a person had rented the cabin and was staying there alone for the next few weeks but other than that no one was in the other cabins.
"Alright then Mike you and Liz take a few officers with you and go around back. David you and Colby take the left side. Megan you and a few more officers take the right side."
"Ok what are you going to be doing Don?" Megan asked.
"I'm going to knock on the door and meet whoever is staying here."
"Don't do anything crazy like get yourself killed. Rae still needs you and once we find Michelle she will too." Liz's words caused his dream to once again flash thought his mind. As the teams set out the few remaining LAPD officers were setting the cars up at the end of the drive to block anyone trying to drive their way out of the area.
As Don and the teams were heading towards the small cabin Reeves was getting a call.
"You need to move your time table up. I don't know when but, soon the LAPD will be there." The voice on the line told him before hanging up.
"Michelle, now your wish is coming true."
"Are you going to die and leave Rae alone?"
"No but you are" His laughter filled the small space of the room that she had spent most of the last month of her life in.
"However I need you to answer the question I asked you weeks ago."
"What question was that?"
"Why did my child run away from me when you told her to go to her father?"
"She ran to her father. You are just the man that I slept with. Rae is a gift and the only thing that you have ever done for her is the best thing. You gave her life and left her alone." Michelle spat in his face as the last words came out.
"So she has no idea who her true father is then?"
"Yes, Don is her true father. He loves her and she loves him. If you truly love her like you seem to think you do then you would leave her with him and go back home. That is until Don and the team get you for killing me." It was her turn to laugh at the look of worry on his face. The worry on his face soon passed as he picked up a hand gun.
"Now it makes me happy to know that the last thing you will ever see is my face as I kill you."
"You better know how to destroy that so that Don can't match it to the bullet that they pull out of me then."
"Your right to easy to trace. This will have to do then." He said placing the gun down and pulling a hunting knife from his back.
"Ready to die Michelle? Wait what is it he called you Chelle right?" Michelle didn't want to move to let him know he was right but her body flinched anyway.
"That's right Chelle tell everyone goodbye." Reeves had his hand on the knife about to run it though her body. Accepting her death days go didn't make it any easier to expect right now. The last thing she noticed before her eyes closed was his arm about to bring the knife down.
"Chelle" She let tears fall at hearing the voice she thought she would never hear again. Taking a deep breath Michelle didn't feel the sting she knew she should be feeling now. Slowly she felt a hand touch her neck then her tear stand face.
"Chelle, can you hear me?" He must have asked this before when she was lost in thought of why it didn't hurt to breath cause his voice held the high pitch that he gets when he's worried.
"Don" Her soft voice chocked out.
"Chelle" Don let a breath out seeing her eyes opening slowly.
Two feet or so away from the happy couple stood David, Colby with Reeves in cuffs. The LAPD officers and the rest of the team were going around the cabin taking things as evidence as the happy couple clung to each other.
"You might take me in but, I will never be charged with anything. I have done nothing worng."
"Nothing wrong, you kidnapped a woman from a Federal agents home. You have spent the last month from the looks of her body beating her and you think you have done nothing wrong?" Colby spoke turning the man to see the couple now standing in each other's arms.
"Hey she's mine. I bet she's even going to have my child AGAIN." Reeves yelled as Don bent his head to give Chelle the kiss he had been longing to since his dream.
"That's right I have had her and you haven't ever had her have you?" He yelled at Don as an officer took him to one of the awaiting cars.
"Don, Liz, Mike and I will take him back to the station. Megan has things under control here. Let Colby drive you both to see Den." David's voice broke the earth shirting kiss that the couple were in.
"No one talks to him until I get there!"
"Don, you know as well as I do that your too close to this. Any lawyer could get it thrown out if you set foot in the room with him." Mike told him as he and Liz joined the small group.
"Don, please" Chelle asked pulling him towards the door. Anyone who was looking at her could see that she was weak from the hurting and rapes that Reeves has given her over the last month. At the same time how ready she was to get out of the room she almost died in.
"Alright we'll take Chelle to see Den then I'm going to watch from the room while Reeves is interviewed."
"We'll wait until we hear from you on how Michelle is before he start but that's all I'm promising." Mike told the team leader. At the same time reminding him that this man was still a suspect in an LAPD case not an FBI one. However the officers were taking him to the FBI not the LAPD.
"Let's head out. David call Den let him know that were taking Chelle to the hospital. Colby call dad and Chuck and let them know we're safe. Megan you have things under control here?" Getting yes boss from his team they soon were heading to the hospital as the rest of the team were doing their own jobs.
Chelle walked on her own with Don's arm around her shoulders as they walked into the emergency room. It wasn't long for Den to see the couple he had made a special trip to see.
"Sir, you will have to wait out here for her." A nurse told the upset agent as they had Michelle lay down on a bed.
"Actually if Agent Eppes wouldn't mind I could use his help" Den spoke as he had seen the fear come out in both of their eyes at the thought of being apart again.
"If you're sure doctor" The same nurse waited only seconds to see his head nod before turning back to the agent.
"Alright then Agent Eppes please follow me." She said handing him a set of scrubs.
"Thank you Den" Both Michelle and Don said once the nurse left the room to get something for Michelle to put on.
"Don't thank me yet. Michelle, I know this is going to be hard but I need to do a full exam." Even though they all knew this would need to be done it didn't make it an easier to have done.
"Alright" Michelle said laying down ready for this nightmare to be over with.
Twenty minutes later Den had finished his exam he had even done a rape kit. Den was handing her something to ware as Colby nocked on the door.
"Is it safe?" Colby's voice came thru the door.
"Yes Agent Granger you may enter." Den said after looking at the other three people in the room.
"How is she Doc?"
"In better shape than most people would be in if they had gone thought what she has in the past month."
"Do we need to stay overnight?" Colby asked knowing that he would be the one staying with her for a little bit if she did need to stay the night.
"While I think it would be a good idea it's not something that has to be done." Den answered.
"So what do we need to do for her then?" Don asked from his space on the bed with a lightly sleeping Chelle's head in his lap.
"For right now let this last pack of medicine and fluids finish in her iv. Then if nothing changes in the next half an hour you can leave but I have to ask Michelle if it comes back that Reeves was right and you're going to have a baby again what would you like to do?"
"I'm not sure right now." Her sleepy voiced answered.
"That's fine you have time. Right now rest and when you get back to your house or Don's I want you to take it easy for the next few days. Your body has been though a lot in the last few years it needs time to heal."
"Yes sir" She told him before he left the room. Half an hour later he found everyone in the same place they had been when he left. Don was on the bed with a lightly sleeping Michelle in his arms and Colby was in the chair beside the bed. All eyes had opened at hearing the door open.
"That's a good sight to see. Now Michelle as much as I like to see you I would be happy to see you and Don somewhere other than in one of my rooms for the next few months or so." Den said as he handed Colby some paper work.
"It's all set. You can go when you get dressed in this Michelle." Den said handing her a pair of sweet pants and a baggy shirt.
"Thanks doc." They all answered before Colby and Den walked out of the room as Don helped Michelle to put the clothing on.
A/N: What has Reeves been doing? Will he tell who his helper was? Who was his helper?
Thank you for reading, commenting, and letting me know what you think will happen next in this story.
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