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Chapter 6: Lost
DB and his wife ran on to the scene to see his daughter and granddaughter sitting in the back of the ambulance getting checked out.
"Are you alright?" Mrs. Russell cried hugging her daughter.
"I'm alright," Maya said, as DB hugged her. Mrs. Russell hugged little Kaitlyn.
"Are you alright, sweetheart?" she asked Kaitlyn.
"I'm okay, grandma." she says.
"Sir, we are going to bring them to the hospital to check them out."
"Okay, I'll meet you at the hospital." DB said, his wife rode in the ambulance. DB shut the doors and the ambulance left being escorted by uniforms. DB turned and saw Nick on a stretcher. "Nick?" DB said running over to him, DB had no idea that Nick was here. Nick and Finn had been AWOL since the end of last shift.
"Hey DB, how's your little girl?" Nick asked he was completely delirious and DB couldn't tell if Nick was also dirty.
"What happened to you, Nick?" DB said as the paramedics were loading Nick into the ambulance.
"Um..." Nick stuttered fogging his oxygen mask. "Hash browns?" Nick asked causing DB to stop as they shut the ambulance doors.
"What's wrong with him?" DB asked one of the medics as he was moving to the front of the ambulance.
"He's going into shock." the medic said driving off.
"DB," Catherine said getting a hug from DB.
"Thank you so much."
"Don't mention it." she said as he let go of her. "We have only one confirmed dead a Lieutenant Mike Kimball. A couple more were injured including Nick, we have a witness a Julie Finlay she's getting checked out now..." she said but DB saw her and left.
"Jules!" DB said hugging her. Finn rolled her eyes at him for calling her Jules. "What are you doing here? Why was Nick here?"
"Nick, was here because I was. I don't know where to begin." she said moving her arms in defeat. He could tell her mind was uneasy and racing.
"Okay, listen to me. Go to the hospital. Get checked out I'll meet you there." he said padding her on the shoulder. She rubbed her eyes and nodded.
DB sat with Kaitlyn as Greg documented her injuries, luckily there was only some bruising on her wrists and ankles.
"Kaitlyn, can you stick your hands out?" Greg asked she stuck her hands out.
"Grandpa, what is claustrophobic?" Kaitlyn asked.
"Where did you hear that?" DB asked confused.
"The man said it." Kaitlyn said turning her hands over. Greg stopped for a second knowing who she met.
"The man with the cut on his belly. He said he was a claustrophobic."
"Where did the man with the cut on his belly come from?" DB asked, the little girl shrugged her shoulders.
"I woke up and mommy was untying me and the man was sitting down, and the lady was blocking the door. They kept covering me up I didn't see a lot, grandpa." the little girl said unsure.
"That's fine, sweetheart. I'm just glad you're alright."
"Me too." she said smiling.
"Okay, Katie. I'm done I can bring you to see your mom now." Greg said helping Kaitlyn off the bed. DB followed and saw Sara with his daughter.
"When did you see CSI Stokes and CSI Finlay?" Sara asked.
"Finn and that guy, Stokes, we're there when I woke up. Stokes untied me, he was bleeding really badly. Finn and he blocked the door... Are they alright?" she asked her father who looked at Sara and Greg.
"They're alright." Sara said checking her phone. Everyone smiled.
Nick opened his eyes and his vision cleared he recognized the woman at the end of his bed. He felt better he wasn't in any pain and the pressure from his insides was gone. Now he just felt super sleepy.
"Sara, told me you quit, Nicky. What's going on?" Catherine asked, Nick rubbed his eyes.
"I didn't expect to see you here."
"You sent your girlfriend across the country to get me don't act surprise."
"How is Lauren? Did she make it alright?"
"Yes, Nicky. She's on her way back now."
"Good," Nick said relieved it had been the best news he heard in a while.
"Don't try and change the subject Nicky. What's going on?"
"I thought I couldn't do this anymore. Watching McKeen..." Nick clinched his jaw feeling the anger that led him to make such a rash decision. "It just made me so angry..."
"Hearing him say how killing Warrick made him a hero in prison made my blood." Nick said visibly upset. "Who can we trust? I was tired of this. We pay for their mistakes but they bask in our glory. I didn't take this job to be a slave in a corrupt department."
"And you're not Nick. But are you going to leave a department while it's corrupt and always be associated with it or rather fix it, Nick? It's not your time to leave. Think about it, but don't quit because you're angry but because you're done." Catherine said sitting on the bed with him. Nick felt himself getting emotional and just nodded. "A lot has happened these last couple days. I got to take your statement."
"Ok, Agent Willows." Nick joked.
"I went for a walk on the strip and went inside a bar and saw Finn. She invited me to a booth and we drank, Moreno's partner was there. I think his name was Crenshaw. I don't remember a lot..." Nick said closing his eyes trying to remember.
"The doctor said you have a concussion." she said looking at the bruises on his face.
"We fought I think. Crenshaw and I. He said something and I remember him hitting me and then me hitting him."
"Nick, we found his body in an alleyway next to the bar."
"Finn, whacked him in the head with a crowbar." Nick said trying to think. Nick remembered fighting with Crenshaw getting stabbed and Crenshaw ordering for Finn to go with him. His memories were out of order. "I remember him telling me to move because he wanted Finn and he had a gun. We fought again and he stabbed me and he went to again and she hit him."
"How'd you end up with DB's granddaughter and daughter?"
"I remember getting home and talking to Lauren. And it's a blur but I remember waking up in the warehouse. It's a blur... I think I hit someone with a bat? Or a pipe? Something? We got free and ran into a room to hide and we found them... I don't remember too much after that." Nick said growing really tired.
"That's alright, Nicky." she said patting him on the leg.
"What else happened? I feel like there's more..." Nick said fighting to stay awake.
"Ecklie was shot." Catherine said not holding back. Nick's eyes shot open and he turned to look at her.
"Are you serious? Is he alright?" Nick asked.
"He's alive and doing much better. Just rest." she said he nodded falling asleep.
"I knew I'd find you up here." DB said walking on the roof seeing Finn up there.
"Yeah," she says running her fingers through her hair.
"How are you?" he asked.
"I was drinking with detective Moreno and we argued. He left and then his partner came I started to get creeped out so I went to the bathroom I was going to call you but my phone was dead. Then I saw Nick and we were drinking. Crenshaw started acting really weird... He and Nick fought. So we left, Crenshaw followed us. He stabbed Nick. I found a crowbar and hit him as hard as I could. We went to Nick's I was going to call you but the next thing I know is waking up in that room... And you know what happened next..." Finn said.
What happens if IAB gets involved? Who gets in trouble? Is McKeen's goons finally taken down? Please Review!