08-27-2011, 02:10 AM
The sunlight began to pour through the window and onto Liliana’s face. She grumbled and her eyes began to slowly open. She found herself lying on the couch. She looked around but she was the only one there. Until Criss’s deep voice struck her from the side,
“Good morning sunshine.”
Still a little sleepy, she muttered,
“Well, the nun’s made breakfast, so you better come eat something fast cuz we gotta leave.”
“Where are we going?” she replied, surprised.
“We only came to drop off the money for the nuns, and besides, that crazy chick might still be around, so we gotta keep on the move. C’mon, get up.”
Liliana rose from the couch and followed Criss into the kitchen. The nun greeted them,
“Good morning, my children. Please have a seat.”
The nun had served each of them a bowl of oat meal.
“Excuse us. We don’t have much here,” said the nun shamefully.
“Oh, it’s ok! The oat meal tastes really good! Thank you very much,” Liliana cheerfully replied.
The nun smiled pleasantly at her. Criss was already done eating, and said, “If you keep talking it’s gonna get late. Finish that so we can leave. Liliana looked at him in disagreement, and then looked at the nun again and discreetly smiled at her.
Meanwhile, the mysterious man and Vanessa remained in their car, waiting for Criss and Liliana to pass by so they could make their move on them. Then man suddenly received orders from above.
“How’s the mission going?” asked the voice through the headset earphone.
“Good, sir. We’re waiting for them to come out of the manor.”
“Keep an eye on that woman. Her feelings can become a problem.”
“Don’t worry, sir, I got everything under control.”
“I hope so. Now, get to work-oh, and if that woman tries to hinder the mission on any way, please dispose of her discreetly.”
The man hang up with his boss. Vanessa then asked,
“What did he tell you?”
“Nothing, he was just making sure we were doing our job properly. That’s all.”
“You better not be lying to me. If you’re hiding something, you better tell me right now.”
“Listen, I’m the one who gives the orders here, not you. And you should be grateful that because of us you can take your stupid revenge on Liliana.”
Vanessa growled at him and opened the door of the car.
“And just where do you think you’re going?”
“I’m gonna do things my way,” she replied as she shut the door roughly, and walked away.
“+%%%,” he said to himself, “Now what am I supposed to do?”
Back at the manor, Criss and Liliana were saying goodbye to the nun.
“Thank you for everything!” Liliana exclaimed happily.
Criss said, “Would you wait just a moment here? I’ll be right back,” and left in a hurry. Liliana couldn’t even say, “OK,” when he was already gone.
“And where could he be going now? She asked the nun, but the nun just raised her shoulders. About five minutes later, the sound of a car engine was heard. Criss came out of nowhere driving a red Pontiac. Liliana’s mouth was wide open.
“When in the hell did you get this car?
“Oh, you know, I got my ways. Besides, we need to change our image. If we keep driving that old van they’ll know for sure it’s us.”
“And don’t you think this is going to attract even more attention to us?”
Criss looked at her and said, “OK can you stop whining and just get in the car?”
Liliana just sighed and turned around to say goodbye to the nun for the last time.
Back outside, the mysterious man was impatiently waiting for Vanessa to come back, when he saw a red car drive by right in front of him. He thought, “
“#!@%, it’s them! And where the @*+@ is Vanessa!?”
He knew he had no choice but to follow them and leave Vanessa behind. Besides, she had her motorcycle and could catch up to him any time.
But as soon as the red car drove by, Vanessa also passed by, apparently following them as well. He felt relieved, and began to drive. He kept a certain distance so he wouldn’t be seen that easily, but had to accelerate when he realized that the Pontiac was driving faster.
“He must have seen me,” the man thought.
Vanessa began to slow down so she could be next to the mysterious man’ car.
“Vanessa! Go get them!”
Vanessa took out a gun and pointed it at Criss’s car.
“C’mon! Shoot the wheels or something!” the man yelled.
But Vanessa didn’t shoot, and instead,, she pointed the gun at him.
“What the hell are you doing?!” he exclaimed.
Vanessa was about to shoot when the man abruptly stepped on the brakes. His car began to zigzag and then to spin around. Vanessa didn’t shoot and kept driving. The man got off the car saying, “What the hell was that?!”
The red Pontiac and the black motorcycle kept moving along the road for a while until both stopped. Vanessa got off the bike and walked towards the red car. She stood in front of the window.
“Oh my God! Are you going to kill me Vanessa?” Criss exclaimed.
“Oh, whatever!” she replied.
She took off her helmet. It was Liliana all along.
Back at the road by the manor, Vanessa was trying to untie herself as she walked towards the road.
“Those bastards! I hate you Liliana!” she screamed.
Liliana got on the car and they left together, leaving the bike in the middle of the road.
They finally arrived to a city of Le Havre Rouen. They had barely made their way into town, when Criss said, “, we’re being followed again.”
“What!?” said Liliana as she turned around to see.
“Put your seatbelt on,” said Criss.
“What are we going to do?” she asked.
Criss stepped firmly on the accelerator and began to make random turns on every intersection, but no matter what he did, the other car was still behind them.
Some people almost got ran over, and a fruit stand was destroyed by one of the cars, but none of them would give in.
“He just won’t give up!” Liliana screamed.
Criss made another turn and found himself driving towards a storage. The gate was slowly closing down. He accelerated even more and screamed, “Get down!”
“I said get down!”
Liliana and Criss took off their seat belts and ducked in their seats.
Liliana screamed as the car was about to get through the little gap that was left between the floor and the gate. The gate tore away the roof of the car, making sparks jump in every direction. Criss drove a little further inside the storage until they finally stopped.
“C’mon, let’s go,” said Criss, panting out of shock.
The mysterious man parked in front of the gate and got off the car. He spotted one of the men that worked there and said to him, “Hey! Hey, you! Come and open this gate for me, would ya?”
Criss and Liliana had barely started to tiptoe along their way through all the piles of boxes and merchandise that created some sort of maze, when they heard a voice call out to them.
“Come out of wherever you’re hiding! There’s nowhere to run now! Just give yourself up!”
Criss and Liliana remained silent and kept walking forward, without making any noise.
Then the man shot upwards, which made Liliana scream.
“Bingo!” the man exclaimed victoriously.
Criss and Liliana began to walk faster. Then, a bullet hit a box next to Liliana’s head. She screamed. Criss took her by the hand and they ran as fast as they could. The man kept following them and shooting at them, missing every time. Then, Criss quickly turned around to see if the man was still behind them, but the man had disappeared. They stayed still for a moment, trying to predict from what direction the man would attack next time. Then Criss heard a footstep and turned around. But it was too late. The man shot Criss on the head. Criss came to hit the floor and Liliana ran up to him and tried to wake him up. She held him in her arms, crying.
“Please, Criss, wake up! You can’t do this to me.”
The man approached her, pointing the gun at her, and said, “It’s over, there’s nothing you can do to help him. Now get up and put your hands behind your head.” Liliana put Criss gently back on the floor and slowly rose. When she was halfway up, she punched him between his legs, making him flinch. She hit him on the back with her elbows and he fell on the floor.
She took advantage of that to run away as fast as she could. The man got up, grabbed his gun, and began to chase her. She ran and ran, until she finally spotted another gate. And best of all, it was wide open! She ran towards it with all the strength that was left in her. The feeling of freedom attracted her, as a moth is attracted to the light. She finally got out. The light blinded her. But it wasn’t over. It had just gotten worse, as she saw herself surrounded by police cars and cops pointing at her and telling her,
“Put your hands behind your head!”
Liliana was as still and as cold as an ice berg.
“I repeat. Put your hands behind your head.”
Liliana did what she was told. Then the mysterious man walked by her. Liliana began to point her hand at him, and screamed, “That’s him! He’s the one who’s been trying to kill us! Get him!”
The man smiled sarcastically at her, and took out his wallet. He showed her his police badge.
“I’m detective Adam Palmer. You’re under arrest.”
Liliana couldn’t believe her eyes. The police had been following them all along, and even Criss hadn’t realized it. Two cops came to her and handcuffed her.
“Take her away,” he said triumphantly.
The cops grabbed Liliana by her arms, and just when they were about to take her to the police car, another police office came out running from inside the storage, saying, “Sir, the man is gone.”
Liliana was able to hear that. She knew Criss, and she knew he was up to something. Strangely enough, she felt a rush of confidence through her body.
“Keep looking!” said Adam furiously.
Liliana was put in the car. She put no resistance, for she was sure that Criss would come save her any minute. Of course, she couldn’t be certain of this, but her hope was the only thing she had left and that was helping her to bear with the situation.
She looked from inside the car at how the police was desperately trying to find Criss. She could tell by their worried faces that they had had no luck in doing so. She kept looking, waiting for Criss to pull off one of his insane tricks. But the cop started driving, and there was no sign of Criss. She kept looking back, trying not to lose hope. She didn’t want to think that that was the end. She wanted to believe, but maybe this time not even Criss would be able to do anything. She was already caught by the cops. How could he even attempt to do anything? He had miraculously survived the gunshot on his head, but could he get away from the police just like that?