This story is fiction,
a product of the author's imagination. An interview with Myra Panache,
the author of the "Ballin" series follows the story.
Over 2000 years ago, a young peasant man named Lucien Bartimeus, witnessed
the most despicable crime in the history of mankind, the crucifixion of Jesus
Lucien was asked to participate
in the clean-up, after a few minutes, the rest of the men were distracted, at
that precise moment, Lucien came upon a bloody nail and a bloody hammer covered
in tissue spatter.
Since Lucien was a collector
of sorts, he took an old work cloth out of his pocket and wrapped the nail and
hammer in the cloth.
When Lucien returned home
that evening, he went into his workshop and spent the evening constructing a
self-made compressor set at the right temperature to preserve the items.
He took the work cloth out of his pocket, removed the hammer and nail and gently
placed them in the compressor.
Over the next few years, Lucien
taught his son Jeremiah his trade, he even taught him how to build a compressor
and he versed him in preservation and temperature.
Over the next decade, the
compressor broke down three times; Lucian and Jeremiah were able to make it
On his dying bed, Lucian told
Jeremiah. What we have in the compressor may be of great significance one day.
Teach your son what I taught you (on how to preserve it) and have him
teach his son and so on. Our family lineage goes all the way back to Egypt,
in the year 1400 B.C., one of our relatives helped preserve the Egyptian mummies
and tombs and helped construct the pyramids.
Preservation is a family trait.
Keep the nail and the hammer in the Bartimeus family and pass it down
generation by generation, never let it out of the family. Promise me you
will do that, Jeremiah made the promise; Lucian expired two minutes later.
Jeremiah kept his promise,
the hammer and the nail stayed in the family and was preserved and in excellent
condition for over 2000 years.
In 2005, a member of the family,
Lance Bartimeus, came in possession of the nail and the hammer. Lance
had heard the stories surrounding the nail and the hammer; he didn’t know
how much of the story was true.
A few years later, Lance developed
a drug problem and he was in major debt. He decided to contact a scientist
and DNA specialist, Dr. Pierre Page.
He had read about Page in
several magazines, he was the leading DNA and cloning expert in the country
and he collected old artifacts in his spare time, he was in a field by himself,
renowned by his peers. Unsubstantiated rumors claimed he operated a clinic
but the whereabouts were unknown to the general public. The government
kept a close eye on Page and had an undercover agent on his staff. Page also
lived in Florida, the same state as Lance. Lance had a detective track
down his phone number.
At first, Page was reluctant
to meet him until he said he had items dating back to biblical times, for effect,
Lance made reference to DNA, Page’s curiosity was peaked.
They had dinner, after drinks,
Lance showed him the hammer and nail, Pierre was impressed by the condition
of the items and agreed to have the hammer and nail examined, a week later;
Pierre told him, my expert has come to the conclusion that the hammer and nail
were the same type of tools used 2000 years ago and the items are in excellent
condition, the condition of these artifacts are similar to the Egyptian mummies
and tombs; but where did the blood and tissue come from? Usually cells
are only viable for three days but the artifacts are so well preserved, the
cells appear viable in this present day and time, incredible.
Lance replied, the blood and
tissue came from the Jesus Christ crucifixion, Pierre laughed, Lance laughed
along with him; that was the only part of the family story he refused to believe.
Later that evening, Pierre
went on the Internet and researched the crucifixion; he was stunned when one
report mentioned that a hammer and nail were never recovered. Page immediately
contacted Lance and arranged another meeting.
This time, Pierre was taken
aback by Lance’s appearance, he was unshaven and he had the shakes.
He told Lance, since I am a collector of artifacts, I would like to offer you
money for the nail and hammer. Lance’s eyes lit up, he certainly needed
Are you willing to sell, Lance
said, if the price is right. Pierre offered $100,000, soon the price got
up to $1 million; before they went any further, Lance asked Pierre, why are
you willing to spend that much money on a old hammer and nail, Pierre said,
I am a devoted collector and I lack these type of items in my present collection.
Lance sighed and agreed to the $1 million dollar offer, they shook hands
and agreed to meet the next day in Pierre’s office.
The next day, Lance met Pierre
in his office, he handed Pierre the nail and hammer and Pierre handed him a
briefcase with $1 million dollars in it.
Thirty minutes after he left
the office, a man approached him with a gun, demanded the briefcase and shot
him, killing him.
Later that evening, the briefcase
was returned to Dr. Page. The next morning, Dr. Page had a staff meeting.
He stood up and said; I have a new project. I have two objects
(in excellent condition) in my possession; I want to retrieve the DNA of tissue,
blood and cells off these objects to create a human being. You are the
best doctors and scientists in the world and I expect you to be successful.
After retrieval, I want the
cell nucleus immediately transferred into a mother’s egg; I have the perfect
candidate for this procedure. A single cell can be used to create a genetically
identical fetus; the fetus will be reborn (cloned) from this cell.
Dr. Page returned home and
called Sarah Patterson, a young lady who had taken one of his courses when he
taught at an Ivy League University, they kept in constant touch throughout the
years. She still had a crush on him, she always talked about one day having
children; this was her chance.
After exchanging pleasantries,
Dr. Page asked Sarah would she be interested in becoming a surrogate for a family
that was desperate to have children, she would be doing them a great service,
Sarah was reluctant at first until Dr. Page turned on the charm. She agreed
to come in for a consultation at the clinic.
Dr. Page hung up the phone
and poured himself a Brandy, he was celebrating the biggest find in world history;
the objects he had in his possession were priceless.
As he sipped the Brandy he
thought, “I am going to recreate Jesus Christ.”
Jacks and G-Mac had just left
a support group meeting for the “The Parents Of Murdered Children.”
They consoled each other in the car; they still hadn’t got over the death
of their daughter Leticia. It had been a year; G-Mac went to work everyday
but Jacks was on a leave of absence.
G-Mac was pulling out of the
parking lot when Jacks ‘Vertu’ cell phone (with international access)
rung. Jacks ignored the ring until G-Mac persuaded her to answer it. It was
Lear. Jacks had met Lear a few years earlier; they became fast friends,
two black women with high-ranking positions in the intelligence community.
Almost immediately, Lear noticed
sadness in Jacks voice, Jacks explained that they had just left a support group
meeting. Lear understood and expressed her condolences.
Lear told Jacks, I have to
meet with you and G-Mac, it’s urgent; ‘above top secret.’
Lear said, also, before I forget, can I bring my friend Dayna Silva along and
can you invite Nikki Campbell, Jacks was shocked regarding Dayna, she had heard
of Dayna Silva, the ‘HIV assassin’ who was well respected in the
In the last few years, she
had intentionally infected a dictator and a diplomat with HIV, both men were
deemed a threat to national security, they were no longer a threat after their
medical status was leaked, both had dropped out of the public eye.
Jacks told Lear, she could
bring Dayna and she would contact Nikki who happened to be in town, she also
told Lear she usually put the kids to sleep at 8:00 p.m., it was best for Lear
and Dayna to arrive after 8 p.m. After she hung up, she wondered; what
could this be about? G-Mac interrupted her thoughts and asked, what was
that about? Jacks took a deep breath and recounted the conversation.
Video girl/model Dayna Silva
was speeding down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) in her convertible Ferrari.
She looked in her rearview mirror and saw model Elan Carter coming up the rear
in her purple convertible Porsche. They had just finished shooting an
ad campaign for a swimsuit company. Dayna not only worked in modeling
and music videos, she also worked in espionage.
Elan pulled up beside her
and said “can’t nothing take a curve like a Porsche,” all
at once, they started speeding down PCH; passerby’s gawked at these two
beautiful black women behind the wheel of expensive sports cars speeding down
PCH. Elan caught up and sped past Dayna, she was going at such a high
speeds; her fishtail emerged from the back of her Porsche.
They got off the highway and
pulled into Malibu market. They departed their cars and went into the store.
They were discussing auditions and videos, Elan was telling Dayna to
hire Jazzmyne PR for publicity when Dayna’s ‘Vertu’ cell phone
rung, she knew it was business, she excused herself before she answered, it
was Lear. Lear said, we have a situation, I will pick you up later this
evening; we have a meeting to attend.
When Lear and Dayna arrived,
Nikki Campbell was already there. Lear introduced Dayna to G-Mac, Jacks
and Nikki. G-Mac was taken aback by Dayna’s beauty until Jacks gave
him a stern look.
Lear got down to business.
Sterling Bryce asked me to assemble a ‘shadow unit.’ All of
you were chosen because you are the best in your particular field.
A woman was admitted to a
psychiatric ward last night, ranting and raving about her dead brother, before
his death, he sold valuable artifacts, allegedly, containing the blood tissue
of a ‘classified identity.’ Her story was overlooked until
our deep cover operative confirmed the story.
Our mission is to retrieve
these artifacts, we need to have these items in our possession before the DNA
is retrieved and used to create a human being. These items are currently
under close watch at a clinic in Florida run by the notorious Dr. Pierre Page,
who specializes in fertility, cloning, gene selection, gene mapping and DNA
research, he is the best in these fields and he has surrounded himself with
some of the best ‘rogue’ scientists and doctors in the world and
he has armed guards discreetly posted outside the clinic. The clinic is located
in a very remote and isolated location outside of Florida, the nearest neighbor
is 20-miles away.
This mission has been classified
Jacks, I know you are on a
leave of absence but we need you on this assignment. G-Mac, I requested
clearance from your agency, clearance was granted, G-Mac nodded. Nikki, since
you are an independent contractor for a variety of agencies, I will ask you
now, are you interested in taking on this assignment? Nikki replied; you
don’t have to ask me twice, I’m in. Lear looked at Jacks and
asked her, are you in? Jacks hesitated until G-Mac spoke up, honey it
will do you good to get back in the mix and my mother can watch the kids.
Jacks mumbled, I guess you’re right, count me in! Lear looked at
Dayna, I don’t have to ask you, I briefed you in the car on the way over
here; you already agreed to lend us your skills.
Lear gave each person an “Eyes
Only” folder containing a photograph and dossier of Dr. Pierre Page.
The women were surprised at how good looking the doctor was, he resembled the
late actor Montgomery Clift.
Dayna, your job is to initiate
a relationship with Dr. Pierre Page, he’s been involved with black women
in the past; also, you don’t have to intentionally infect him, we don’t
want him to die a slow death, if we decide to terminate him, we want it to be
quick, if intimacy is called for, use condoms, Dayna nodded.
G-Mac, your assignment is
to construct and supply our weapons, Jacks, we need you for logistics, Nikki;
we need your firepower. A private plane is waiting to take us to
Florida, lets go.
On their way to the private
hangar, Lear called her boyfriend Pierce, he worked for a government law enforcement
agency; he was currently on assignment in Tokyo. They expressed their
love for one another before hanging up.
Jacks called to check on the
children and Nikki called her boyfriend Sherm, she told him, she was on assignment
indefinitely, she would see him after the assignment was over, since Sherm was
in espionage, he understood.
Dayna called her fiancé
Mario, he was on assignment in South America, after both of their assignments
were completed; they planned to take a long vacation. Mario also reminded
her to take her AIDS medications; he had just taken his. After Dayna hung
up, she excused herself and went to the bathroom.
They had a good time on the
plane, G-Mac was trying to cheat Lear and Dayna at poker and Nikki had Jacks
laughing at her jokes and funny espionage stories. G-Mac was a happy to
see his wife laughing and enjoying herself.
After beating G-Mac at poker,
Lear opened a briefcase and took out five cell phones; she kept one for herself
and passed out the other four. We will communicate via these phones. They
are ‘Enigma T301’ phones. These phones use military-level
encryption to enable unbreachable communication between users via all standard
They arrived in Florida early
in the morning, after unpacking, everyone took a nap, later that afternoon;
they went jet skiing, speed boating and scuba diving on Florida’s gold
coast. Afterwards, they went grocery shopping and to a video outlet.
G-Mac rented the first season of the cancelled series “Playmakers.”
When they returned to the
safe house, G-Mac put in his movie and opened a Budweiser while the women went
in the kitchen to prepare dinner. The menu consisted of Lear’s Mississippi
deep fried chicken, homemade buttermilk biscuits, baked macaroni and cheese,
steamed broccoli, peach cobbler and German chocolate cake.
Lear seasoned the flour with
her four secret spices before rolling the chicken in it. Nikki started
on the cake and cobbler, Jacks was shocked to see Nikki cooking. Jacks said,
Nikki, you can cook? Nikki said, you damn right; I’m a black woman aren’t
I? They started laughing. Jacks replied, just make sure you don’t
design the cake in the shape of a gun. Everyone started laughing.
Since Dayna didn’t know
how to cook, she washed the dishes and kept good conversation. Everyone
had a good hearty meal; G-Mac ate so much; his stomach ached. After everyone
went to sleep; G-Mac stayed up, he went in the basement and started making alterations
to the firearms; he also made silencers as he listened to Tupac and Biggie on
The next day, Lear called
Sterling Bryce, he said the assignment was delayed a day.
They decided to have breakfast
at the News Café. Lear read in the paper that Alicia Keys and Maxwell’s
benefit concert was sold-out. She decided to contact her personal concierge
to request five front-row tickets and backstage passes.
The concierge had the tickets
and passes delivered to the News Café within the hour. That night,
everyone enjoyed the sweet soul sounds of Maxwell and Alicia Keys. When
they went backstage, a few fans recognized Dayna from her video appearances
and requested her autograph.
Afterwards, they went to a
seafood restaurant where they enjoyed blackened salmon steaks, red skinned roasted
potatoes and crab clusters.
They decided to finish the
evening up in South Beach where they walked down Ocean Drive and went to several
clubs and danced the night away. They returned to the house exhausted.
Everyone slept peacefully that night.
Dr. Pierre Page was in a local
market; he had finished the majority of his shopping when he decided to go to
the magazine aisle. His heart skipped a beat when he saw the most gorgeous
black woman he had ever seen in his life, leafing through a surfer magazine,
another good sign since Pierre loved to surf in his spare time. Due to
the pressures of his work, he hadn’t surfed in a year.
Pierre eased next to her and
picked up a magazine, he decided to initiate a conversation. I see you are reading
a surfer magazine; do you surf? The woman turned to Pierre and said, I am a
surfing fan, I love to go to Hawaii and watch the surf tournaments. She asked;
do you surf? Pierre eagerly replied, yes I do.
They conversed for several
more minutes; they realized they had a lot in common. Pierre introduced
himself and the woman introduced herself as Dayna. Pierre asked Dayna for her
number, she paused (for effect) before giving it to him. Pierre thanked
her, promised to call and left. After he left, Dayna put the surfer magazine
back and purchased her favorite hip-hop publication, “TRUE Magazine.”
Pierre didn’t want to
appear too eager; he didn’t call the first night although he thought about
Dayna throughout the night; he would call her tomorrow from the clinic.
He smiled at the anticipation.
The next day, Sarah arrived
at the clinic for her consultation. Dr. Page assured her; the procedure was
routine, Sarah was still reluctant. She wanted to have children the old
fashioned way with someone she loved; she really had no interest in being a
Dr. Page told her, I’ve
been working so hard over the years and I have taken you for granted.
Would you accompany me to dinner tonight, Sarah was so overcome with emotion
she almost screamed yes.
After Sarah left the office,
Dr. Page called Dayna, they agreed to get together over the weekend to go to
Dr. Page charmed Sarah over
dinner, by the time they left, he had talked her into going through with the
‘implant’ procedure. Dr. Page was ecstatic; I will schedule you
for the procedure next week.
From that moment on, Sarah
would call Dr. Page everyday at the clinic, she now considered him her boyfriend,
Dr. Page played alone with her but reminded her that he was too busy to take
her out on a consistent basis, she understood and was content with talking on
the phone everyday.
Dr. Page planned to have her
killed immediately after she gave birth. No loose ends.
Dr. Page and Dayna went to
see the movie “Ray,’ they both agreed, this was one of the best
films to ever come out of Hollywood. Afterwards, they went to lunch at an Italian
restaurant. Over lunch, Dr. Page talked about Florida. This tropical
paradise has the highest ratio of millionaires, 1 out of every 30 people in
Florida are millionaires. This is also the place where Jennifer Lopez,
Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Julio Iglesias are treated
From there, they went to the
greyhound races. They finished up the evening at “Club Deep” in
South Beach. The doorman recognized Dayna from her music videos and unhooked
the velvet rope. The place was buzzing, video girl Dayna Silva was in
the house. People crowded around for her autograph and one guy asked her
to dance. Dr. Page stood in the background; he was impressed; he had no idea
that Dayna was famous.
Dayna hit the dance floor,
she could tell her dance partner was also a professional dancer, people made
room, they put on a show, as people stomped, cheered and clapped. After
the dance, Dayna joined Pierre, he said, I had no idea you were famous, I guess
I was so busy talking about myself and Florida that I never took the opportunity
to ask, what do you do? Dayna replied, I model and dance.
They returned to Dayna’s
apartment, she lit candles and put on Luther Vandross. She did a sexy
strip tease as Pierre watched transfixed; she suddenly took his hand and led
him into the bedroom.
Afterwards, Dayna had her
head on Pierre’s chest, Pierre thought; not only is she sexy, beautiful
and famous but she knows how to satisfy a man completely; she was incredible.
He got up and went to the bathroom, Dayna smiled seductively, he was
When Pierre came out of the
bathroom, he heard the sounds of Will Downing; Dayna was on the bed gesturing
for him seductively. Within seconds he was fully aroused as he walked towards
Over pillow talk, Dr. Page
couldn’t contain his excitement, he told her, something major is going
to happen next Wednesday evening regarding an implant procedure, this project
is so important, it is the only appointment scheduled for the day. Dayna tried
to get additional information on the sly but he shut down.
After he left, Dayna contacted
Lear and told her about the ‘implant’ procedure that was taking
place on Wednesday evening, the only appointment scheduled for that day.
Lear told her, we cannot allow this procedure to take place, our source inside
of the clinic contacted me today, I believe he knows the identity of the woman
receiving the implant, when I returned his call, he was unavailable, I won’t
stop until I reach him.
Also, it’s urgent you
talk Dr. Page into going to Cocoa Beach to surf on that day since the procedure
is in the evening, tell him it will relax him prior to the procedure.
We want him away from the clinic (so he can’t do the surgery) we will
also raid the clinic and retrieve the artifacts and incriminating evidence.
Lear continued, Plan A: For
now, terminate him with muscle inhibitor while you are surfing in the water,
we will go to Plan B if the powers that be decide against termination, take
your cell phone, I will keep you posted.
Later that evening, Lear heard
from her source, her and Jacks met him, he informed them that a woman by the
name of Sarah Patterson, a former undergraduate student of Dr. Page’s
had a consultation in the clinic a few days ago, more than likely, she was the
one receiving the implant.
Lear decided to put a surveillance
team on Sarah’s residence.
Over the next few days, Dayna
didn’t answer Dr. Page’s calls or return is calls, she wanted him
eager, that way, he would go with her to Cocoa Beach. On Tuesday, she
answered his phone call, she could hear the desperation in his voice, he said,
where have you been, I have been worried about you, I absolutely have to see
you. Dayna told him, she had been taking time for herself but she had been thinking
about him. She suggested, let’s get together tomorrow, we can go
to Cocoa Beach, I want to watch you surf. Dr. Page hesitated, I have a
urgent matter I have to conduct at my clinic tomorrow, Dayna cut him off, I
guess you don’t want to see me that bad, huh? She hung-up.
He called back twice, she
ignored him, he called back a third time; she answered the phone. He was
pleading, okay, we can go to Cocoa Beach, I will dig out my surfboard, we have
to leave early and can only stay a few hours because I have to get back to the
clinic. Dayna blew him a kiss over the phone and hung-up. She called
Lear; it’s done.
They arrived at the beach
very early, it was deserted on an overcast day; they were the only ones there.
Dayna stripped down to her bikini, Dr. Page’s eyes almost popped
out their sockets, damn; this woman is gorgeous, I am one lucky man. Dr. Page
stripped down to his swim trunks; he left his pile of clothes including his
cell phone and pager in a bundle on the beach.
Dayna had a thick belt tied
around her bikini that contained a tracking device, a container of muscle inhibitor
and a cell phone; all the items were waterproof. When Dr. Page asked her
why was she wearing the thick belt, she replied, she got the idea from a James
Bond movie; Halle Berry had a thick white belt tied around her orange bikini
in the movie.
Dr. Page carried his surfboard
out to the water, Dayna walked beside him.
Lear was back at command central
organizing a strike team to raid the clinic while Jacks monitored wave currents
for Cocoa Beach and G-Mac and Nikki were putting silencers (he had constructed)
on to several guns. Nikki was admiring G-Macs work, she had a suggestion,
hey G-Mac, my favorite clothes designer is Versace and you are my favorite gun
designer, why don’t you put your label on the gun handle, “Killed
by a G-Mac Gun,” kind of like, “Body By Jake.” G-Mac
busted out laughing, Nikki you crazy.
Jacks said, Lear, you better
come here; according to my wave monitoring data, Cocoa Beach will be experiencing
giant and powerful waves all day. Dayna and Dr. Page just entered the
water; their images should be coming up on the screen right now. Lear and Jacks
turned around; the satellite showed two thermal images on the screen.
Sarah Patterson had just hung
up the phone; her sister had just informed her that their mother had suffered
a minor heart attack. Sarah called the airlines; she could only get an evening
flight out. She would have to cancel her appointment with Pierre but she
didn’t want to disappoint him, maybe she could move the appointment up.
She called Dr. Page’s
cell phone, no answer, she called the clinic and was informed that Dr. Page
was away from the clinic but his second in command Dr. Jacques Davis was available.
She explained her situation to Dr. Davis, he listened intently, he put her on
hold and tried to call Pierre, he wasn’t answering his cell, he paged
Pierre, usually after a few seconds, Pierre returned his page, not this time,
where the hell was he on such an important day?
He thought for a few minutes,
Pierre had stressed how urgent this implant procedure was; Jacques decided at
the spur of the moment; I will do the implant procedure, my chance to impress
Dr. Page with my ability and leadership skills in his absence.
He got back on the line and
told Sarah to come in; he lied and said, Dr. Page was experiencing an emergency,
he asked me to get you started with the procedure and he would come in and finish
it up. Sarah said okay, after I finish packing; I will come to the clinic, from
there; I can leave for the airport. Jacques stressed, after implant procedures,
I usually request that my patients rest, Sarah interrupted him, I will be fine,
I have to go visit my sick mother, Jacques said okay, I will be expecting your
Dr. Page and Dayna were in
the water, Dr. Page wanted to show off, he got on his surfboard and surfed a
few feet away while Dayna told him how sexy he looked. She opened a compartment
on her belt and discreetly brought out the container of muscle inhibitor.
She loved using muscle inhibitor, quick, easy and lethal, after she sprayed
it in his direction, every muscle in his body would freeze up and he would sink
to the bottom of the ocean and drown; suddenly, the ring of her cell phone startled
Dayna hurriedly answered the
phone, Lear shouted, plans have changed, ‘do not terminate,’ the
powers that be want him alive, he might be helpful to our government but the
order came down to ‘disable him.’ We have to resort to Plan B. A
giant and devastating wave is headed in your way, it will arrive at you precise
destination in one minute, make sure his back is facing the wave, when it hits.
After the wave hits, swim him to shore and call the paramedics. Your assignment
will be complete and the government will intervene. Return to the safe house
we will meet you there later this evening.
Dayna saw the wave in the
distance, she called out Pierre, he rushed to her, she positioned him in the
water where he couldn’t see the wave fast approaching from the opposite
direction, she gave him a passionate kiss, he responded, after a few seconds,
she fondled him, this is the last thing that Dr. Pierre Page remembered before
a powerful wave crashed into his back, severing his spinal cord, paralyzing
him from the waist down.
The power of the wave knocked
both of them backwards towards the shore and underwater, Dayna struggled to
come up for air, she also hoisted Pierre up.
Dayna used all of her strength
to swim ashore with Pierre, after she caught her breath, she did mouth to mouth
on him, he spit up water but he was going in and out of consciousness, she called
911; when she heard the sirens, she mysteriously disappeared.
The surveillance team contacted
Lear; she was informed that Sarah Patterson was on the move, Lear told them;
we have Dr. Page neutralized where he is unable to do the surgery but follow
Fifteen minutes later, Lear’s
cell phone rung again, the surveillance team told her that they had followed
Sarah to the clinic. Lear thought, what the hell is going on, why would
she be at the clinic, didn’t the clinic cancel the surgery after they
failed to locate Dr. Page?
A few minutes later, Lear
was going over final preparations with the Strike Team when her phone rung again,
her source reported that they had moved Sarah’s implant surgery up; she
was at the clinic right now being prepped for surgery! Dr. Page’s second
in command, Dr. Jacques Davis was going to conduct the surgery.
The team was quickly assembled
as they rushed to the clinic. Nikki was fitted with an earpiece; which would
enable her to have communication with Jacks, G-Mac and Lear from their high-tech
The Strike Team arrived and
bolted out of the van, they were shot at by the armed guards, fire was returned,
a few of the guards went down and one strike team member was killed.
Nikki led the team into the
lobby, the team split up, they complex was big and sound proof, they still hadn’t
found the surgery room, each member communicated with Lear on radio, no success.
Meanwhile, in the van, Lear and G-Mac were doing a video feed surveillance
of the clinic, the complex was vast with hundreds of rooms.
Nikki (walked alone) door
to door when Jacks spoke in her earpiece, a hostile is coming in your direction,
12 o’clock. A pot-bellied guard appeared in front of Nikki, gal
what you doing in here? The cleaning crew uses the back entrance, now
get, before I call the cops on you. Nikki stared him down and said, motherfucker
you in the wrong era. He replied, you got a smart mouth gal; the guard
also noticed her gun, he drew his gun and asked, what is this, some type of
driveby robbery and where in the hell did you get that silencer, on the Internet?
He continued, are you stupid and dumb enough to think we have money or
drugs in here? Gal, this is a clinic but you probably think it’s
an abortion clinic, huh? Figures. You need to take your black ass
home and bake some cookies.
Nikki laid her gun down and
assumed a hand-to-hand combat stance, she said, come on big man, show me what
you got. He laughed and said, you must be on crack, but it will be my
pleasure to show you what I got, if you lucky, maybe I will rape you after I
kick your black ass.
After he laid his gun down,
he didn’t see the first kick coming, it hit him in the gut, he lost his
breath and fell to the ground, Nikki kicked him in the face while he was on
his knees holding his stomach, when he gathered enough strength to stand up,
she did a roundhouse karate kick and broke his kneecap, he screamed out in pain
and said, you must watch “Alias,” what kind of woman are you? Nikki
said, a woman who kicks hillbilly ass from coast to coast.
She took him by the collar,
retrieved her gun and placed it against his head, now motherfucker, you going
to tell me what I need to know. In what room are the doctors conducting surgery
and I know you know because it is the only procedure scheduled for today. The
guard pointed upstairs and mumbled, room 3A.
Nikki said, I got to give
you credit, you covered every negative stereotype within five minutes, you real
good at that, now, let me show you what I’m real good at.
Nikki pointed the gun at him,
he had a look of terror in his eyes, Nikki said, I think race relations may
improve if you’re dead, what do you think? He shook his head vigorously
and shouted no! She shot him twice, killing him. She raced upstairs,
two stairs at a time as she shouted the room location to Jacks over the wire.
Jacks alerted Strike Team
members, they all busted through Room 3A seconds before Jacques was going to
inject Sarah with the cells. Nikki told everyone to back away from the patient.
Out of nowhere, government
officials appeared and gathered up the needle in Jacques hand as well as everything
else in the room, other government officials were in Pierre’s office,
they found a safe that used a time synchronizing lock which enabled the combination
to change every 60 seconds, a expert was called in, he used a an hand held wireless
monitor to read the current combination, within 60 seconds, before the combination
changed again, the safe was opened and the artifacts were retrieved. Classified
documents and other incriminating evidence were also recovered.
Everyone was ordered to evacuate
and the clinic was torched.
The crew celebrated at the
safe house with Cristal Champagne, everyone was eating, drinking and dancing;
they were having a good time.
G-Mac made a toast, here’s
to a mission that went off without a hitch, Nikki said, holdup, I did get detained
for a few minutes, I kicked redneck ass and had to blow him away, they all laughed.
After the party ended, during
the course of clean up, G-Mac turned on the television just in time to see an
The newscaster reported, Kendall
Taylor, formerly known as the Prince Of Soul has escaped from Pelican Bay Prison.
Taylor was convicted last year of raping and killing several underage
girls. You may also remember, Taylor’s voice box was forcibly removed;
no suspects were ever apprehended for that offense, in other news…
Jacks was staring transfixed
at the screen, she began to shiver with rage as G-Mac put his arms around her.
Lear, Nikki and Dayna were stunned. An eerie silence penetrated
Prison had been a nightmare
for Kendall; he was raped everyday and became known as the cellblock bitch.
Inmates teased and taunted him about his inability to talk.
The only bright spot in his
prison stay was Lynn. Their relationship started off as a pen pal friendship,
she was his biggest fan and believed Kendall was innocent, she even slept with
a photo of Kendall under her pillow and she had all of his albums. She
visited him every week, Kendall could tell she was in love with him and she
didn’t seem to mind that he couldn’t talk; he decided to use this
to his advantage.
He wrote her a note during
one of her visits, telling her that he wanted to spend the rest of his life
with her but he couldn’t do it behind bars. She smiled from ear to ear.
After a few more visits, Kendall wrote her a note detailing his escape
plan, she agreed to be a part of it.
The day had come, while working
on detail in the outdoors, once the guard was distracted; Kendall made a run
Kendall ran through the woods,
faster and faster, as he heard the search dogs barking in the background.
His heart was pounding as
he stopped to take a breath; he hid behind the thick shrubs when he heard the
helicopter from above. The helicopter finally left when nightfall came.
He was cold, dirty and hungry
as he waited for Lynn at their designated spot, where the hell was she?
Suddenly, he saw headlights and breathed a sigh of relief. She stopped
the car; he got in the back seat and pulled a blanket over him.
Lynn decided to take the back
roads, the authorities had roadblocks on the main roads but they had yet to
put roadblocks on the back roads according to Lynn’s police scanner.
Lynn talked non-stop; Kendall
was half listening because he had one thing on his mind.
He planned to extract revenge
on the people who destroyed his life and career. The same people who removed
his voice box. He had thought about it every day for a year, now the time
Jacks, G-Mac, Sherm and Nikki
were going to pay for what they did to him.
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