“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.”
- Mark Antony
Petra raced upstairs and ran into the bedroom. She pulled back the covers and shook her girlfriend awake. Croft pushed her back and sat up in bed.
“I am awake.” Croft said sitting up calmly.
“I need you to hold my hair.” Petra said “I am going to barf.”
Croft looked at Petra for a full minute.
“You do not look like you are going to throw up,” Croft said slowly.
“Oh, I feel it coming.” Petra said. “Come with me.”
Petra pulled Croft out of bed and dragged her to the bathroom where she opened the shower curtain sending dust everywhere. Petra turned on the shower and the radio to hide her voice from any of the audio recorders in the rest of the apartment.
“What is going on?” Croft said as she folded her arms.
“Just lend me your ears,” Petra whispered. “Three has cameras everywhere. He is watching us and there is a plot… I did not hear everything, but I know Drusilla is planning to kidnap French people.”
“What?” Croft asked.
Petra told Croft everything. Croft listened quietly and when Petra was done Croft said “the French girl is probably Mattie. She left the meeting with Drusilla. They seemed to be fast friends. I guess Drusilla is just a good liar.”
“We need to warn the girl.” Petra said quietly as she played with her dress’ frills.
“Drusilla wants to kidnap us too.” Croft said. “There are cameras everywhere. We cannot afford to warn the others. When our last job is done, we leave with Kelly and her family. Then we run.”
“Do you hear yourself?” Petra asked “I don’t know what she is planning, but there is something we have to do about this.”
“We do not know where they are,” Croft said “I can try to message Voltaire and Fable. I don’t know much about the others. We will do what we can. But we will leave after the last job, whether or not everyone is warned.”
“I’ll agree, for your safety, I don’t like it though,” Petra said as she nodded and then touched Croft’s face with her lips.
Disclaimer: The story is not based on any real persons or events. It is purely for your entertainment.