"You know what the fun part is?" Morelli asked quietly. "The only way to look for GPS chips is with your clothes off." She felt him breathing against the back of her neck. "Completely off," he said again. His finger traced a line up her neck, curling into her ear and removing the earpiece. "Don't worry. You won't be needing this." There was a sound of breaking plastic as he crunched the small device under his shoe.

Chapter Twenty

Ranger cursed to himself, knowing that despite how much he wanted to save his Babe, she needed to stay where she was.

With a sigh, he looked around the conference room. "Okay," he began, speaking to Tank, Lester, and other members of the team. "It would seem that we were successful in hiding the GPS chip from Morelli. The one that was used as a cover has been destroyed, but the second is still tracking Stephanie. Morelli hasn't done much moving. He stayed at the first location, Shorty's, for 30 minutes after capturing Steph. Then he moved, presumably by car, to his home.

"He knows that we won't try anything until something big happens, so he's not being very cautious. I think that-" Ranger was interrupted by a loud ringing from his phone.

"Uh, Boss?" Carl said over the line once Ranger answered.

"What is it?" Ranger snapped.

"The second GPS signal has disappeared."

Scene Change

Stephanie groaned as she blinked her eyes open, struggling to ignore the buzzing in her head. She tried to push herself into a sitting position, but a hand pushed her back.

Morelli stood above her, smiling. "How are you feeling?" he asked. Stephanie glared at him and answered with a colorful explicative, making Morelli laugh. "I figured you'd feel that way. I had to drug you so that I could check you for GPS. Did you guys really think that I wouldn't search you? Although that second one was a bit harder to find…"

Stephanie felt the blood rush from her face. She cleared her throat, hoping to erase her fear. "Where are we?" she asked him shortly.

He grinned at her. "Somewhere where your Man-in-Black won't be able to find you." He reached over for a syringe that was lying on a nearby table. "Sorry about this, but we need to move somewhere else and I can't have you asking too many questions."

Stephanie struggled against him, but her body was still weak from the earlier drugs. Morelli injected the liquid into her arm and she immediately felt her body going lax. Morelli pressed a kiss to her lips as the world darkened and she closed her eyes.

The next time she woke up, Stephanie was in a dark room with no windows and only one door. She was sitting on the floor, leaning back against the wall with her wrists shackled in place. Her side was aching with pain, but still was too scared to look at it.

"Morelli!" she yelled out. "MORELLI!"

The door opened a few seconds later and Morelli walked in. "What do you want?"

"Why the hell am I chained to the wall?"

Morelli grinned. "It wasn't my idea, but now that I think about it, I'm beginning to like it. It adds to the image."

Stephanie stared at him for a moment, and then followed his gaze as it traveled down her body. With a start, she realized that she was clad in only her bra and panties. Her eyes snapped back up to Morelli's. "You had better get me something to wear," she growled at him.

"I don't think so," Morelli answered, and walked towards her. "I think you look pretty good like this." He knelt in front of her and rested a hand on the bandage that was covered her gunshot wound. Stephanie hissed in pain and tried to jerk herself away. "I guess I can get you some pain meds, though," Morelli said quietly. His expression quickly changed from concerned to sly. "We can't have you injured with the things that I plan on doing with you."

He reached out and gently cupped one of her breasts with one hand. To her horror, Stephanie felt her body responding to his touch. She closed her eyes in shame as her breath quickened and her body arched towards him. "Don't," she moaned as Morelli's second hand joined the first.

She felt rather than heard his rumbling laugh. "Fine." He pulled his hands away and Stephanie took a deep breath and opened her eyes. Morelli was looking at her with a look a pure male dominance. Then he grinned. "We'll always suit each other, Cupcake. Always."

His promise rang in her ears as he walked from the room and shut the door quietly behind him.

Scene Change

"Where the hell is she?" Ranger roared out to his men, who were frantically searching for any clue as to where Morelli could have taken Stephanie. Ranger yelled out once more in anger and then stomped from the room, slamming the door behind him. With a groan, he punched the wall of his office, the sound reverberating in the quiet room. He welcomed the pain that came with it, knowing that it was nothing compared to what his Babe could be going through just then.

There was a hard knock on the door and Tank walked in, carefully closing the door behind him. "Look Ric," he said, talking purposefully as a friend and not as a colleague. "I know that you're scared for Stephanie, but you can't let yourself get too carried away. We both know that she can handle herself and that-"

"I know," Ranger interrupted. "But that doesn't mean that I can't be worried for her."

Tank nodded his head. "I know, but you need to start thinking logically."

Ranger glared at him. "What do you mean?"

"I mean that you're skipping over things. We know that Morelli disabled the second GPS chip, but that doesn't mean anything. The only way for him to do that would be to use an electrical shock from outside her body."

Ranger groaned and closed his eyes. "I don't want to hear this," he snapped.

"Yes, you do." Tank replied, only now beginning to show impatience. "If you were thinking clearly, you would realize where I'm going with this. The chips that we use aren't permanently affected by electrical charges. They are only temporarily disabled."

"Oh shit," Ranger said. "But that means that we need to wait for it to turn itself back on, which could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 days! I can't wait that long, Tank."

"You have to," was Tank's simple reply. "And in the mean time, we can prepare ourselves for the capture. You know as well as I do that Morelli won't be coming out of this alive."

Author's Note

Okay, I REALLY hate this chapter…its soooo not me, but I've really lost my inspiration for this story. I can't even remember where I was going with everything…

Yeah, so if people have any ideas for the plot or anything, that would be awesome.