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Chapter 4: Stay and Fight
Finn tucked the gun in her waistband and walked to the center of the room seeing two other people tied like they were. Nick watched unable to really move. "It's Russell's daughter and granddaughter." she said checking for a pulse. She couldn't tell if they were breathing or not. "They're alive." she says Nick pulls himself to stand.
"Block the door. I'll get these guys." he said feeling weak on his feet. Finn nodded moving everything she could find to block the door. Nick started to free Maya and Kaitlyn. Maya started to wake as Nick uncovered her eyes there was a great deal of fear in her eyes. She went to scream but Nick covered her move and shook his head.
"Shhh... I'm a CSI. I work with your dad. I am not going to hurt you. That's Finn right there." Nick whispered pointing to Finn. "We are here to help, but you can't scream. Okay?" the woman nodded then Nick did as he freed her other hand. Once she was free she nursed her wrists as she started to free Kaitlyn. Nick helped Finn pull a file cabinet in front of the door Nick used the chair to further block the door. Finn ran to Maya and Kaitlyn as Nick gathered anything he could to block the door.
"Are you guys alright?" Finn asked practically pushing them in the corner of the room.
"Yeah... Yeah... How'd you find us?" Maya said holding her daughter tight.
Kaitlyn was awake and looked terrified but was relieved to see her mom and people who there trying to help.
"That's a long story and I'll tell you all about it when we are out of here."
Finn said starting to make a pseudo barrier for them to hide behind. Finn turned to see Nick sliding down the wall. He was starting to turn pale and was starting to get real sweaty.
"Nick," she said touching his face.
"I'm really... tired." Nick said fighting to keep his eyes open. Nick's hand finally falling from his wound.
"Come on, Nick." she says hooking under his arms dragging him behind the barricade.
"I'm alright," he whispered pushing himself up to sit. "How'd you guys get here?" Nick asked Maya, trying to keep his brain moving so he didn't pass out.
"I don't know we just woke up here." Maya said holding Kaitlyn tight.
"I want to go home. I want to go to grandpa's house. I don't like this place." Kaitlyn cried, Maya and Finn's lip quivered hearing the little girl's cries.
"You'll get home soon enough, darling." Nick said.
"Yeah, but I'm scared." She said still visibly upset and scared.
"It's okay to be scared but you got to stay strong for your ma. And after this you can tell your grandpa all about this over ice cream." Nick said Finn turned and looked at Nick as he spoke with Kaitlyn. His speech was different, not necessarily bad but more so if he was confused as with what to say.
"Will you come?"
"If I can I will. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?"
"I like chocolate."
"No way." Nick said in an excited whispered still remaining quiet. "That's my favorite too."
"Really?" Kaitlyn said wiping her eyes.
"Yeah…" Nick smiled trying to ignore the pain waves in his body. "It's going be alright." Nick said the little girl nodded stay snuggled with her mother.
They all stared at the door scared as if waiting for their death. They all feared the worst they knew that the bad guys would find them before help would. They didn't even know where they were if they near anything. They looked at their situation with two outcomes stay and fight and hope for the best or try to escape and die. Nick was in no shape to try and escape and the others didn't want to leave him. Fifteen minutes went by before someone tried to open the door.
"There in here!" they heard a muffle yell. Kaitlyn grabbed her mom and Nick move to shield them with his body as Finn took aim on the door. The barrier proved to be tough enough to keep whoever was outside at bay. After ten minutes of banging on the door each time scaring everyone. Then it just went quiet. Nick looked at Finn and they both released a deep breath of relief.
Neither of them had ever worked so well with someone else as quickly and smoothly before. They had similar thoughts and priorities while keeping their own personal goals separate which allowed them to work with each other without a lot of direction and instruction. They had a lot in common when it came to their work ethics. If the rules needed to be bent for the greater good or for the greater good of a case they did it without hesitation which often got them in trouble.
They heard gunshots and everyone laid down hiding behind the barricade. After a several gunshots before the shooter reloaded and emptied another clip in the room.
"We got to go the police are coming." a man's muffled voice said from behind the door.
"You're right, everyone get out of here." another voice said, they heard footsteps and then quite. Nick rolled off Maya popping another homemade stitch which sent pain waves across Nick's whole body. Finn crawled over to Nick checking his pulse. Nick's skin was cold and sweaty and his pulse was erratic.
"Nick, how do you feel?"
"Oh god. I feel like my insides are going explode." Nick whispered. Finn untucked the remainder of Nick's shirt and saw his abdomen swelling.
"Nick, just hold on." Finn said growing worried, Nick nodded. Nick shook his head all he wanted was to go home and try and live a normal life because this one sucked.
If the police were coming they knew they didn't have much more of a wait. But who could be trusted what if the responders were dirty. No one could be trusted except for him, Finn, Maya and Kaitlyn but could they even trust each other.
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