Blackjack heard her ask him if
there was anything wrong, he looked over his shoulder and
marveled at her beauty beforehe replied what wasbasically
mentioned on the text. "They found your father." He stated.
"Don't worry, he's fine. But he's been asking for you."
The dutchess heart skipped a
beat at the news of her father. She placed her hands on her
heart, "oh thnk god, what did he want?"
Blackjack turned his body
fullyto face her and lifted both legs onto the bed. "He's
throwing a party at your home. He wants you be ready." He
looked down at his phone before he put it into his pocket
Aileen looked at John oddly then
shrugged her shoulders. "Alright then." She got out of bed and
stretched out before heading into the bathroom to bathe and get
Stacey was the first to awaken
from her drunk sleep. She rubbed her temple as a headache the
size of her home city formed. She vowed to herself she would
never drink if it's not a formal party or a job well
She looked over at the others
were asleep, she couldn't help but wince at the position Xavier
was in. By his position, it looked like he could break his neck
if he fell. Walking over quietly towards him, she carefully
placed his head on the pillow before walking towards the
bathroom to shower.
The sound of the water rushing
woke them all up plus the sun shining brightly into thier
closed eyes. Xavier woke up groaning in pain as Samuel helped a
staggering Stacey out of the other bed. By the time the three
regained their balance, Sarah came out of the showers.
"Whose next?" She asked,
grabbing her clothes to get dressed. But before she let the
towel down, she shoved the two men out of the room and into
their's. "Your room, get dressed in there".
Samuel shook his head with a
grin as he unlocked the door and opened it. The two raced into
the bathroom and Samuel won. He took a quick shower and came
out with a towel wrapped around his waist.
"Your turn slow poke." He teased
Xavier who rolled his eyes and stepped inside.
After the four got dressed, they
grabbed their bags and headed downstairs for a quick breakfast.
After paying for their meal, the four sat on a small round
table for four and ate their breakfast of oranges, eggs, bacon,
waffles, and pancakes. For their drinks, they had either water
While eating, Stacey's phone
went off, it was Blackjack, he sent thema text message about
the party. The woman swallowed her food and opened the message
and read it to the others.
"There is a party for all
honourable guests known by the Duke of Diamonds. As usual, the
Four Aces will be on site as security. That means everyone will
be needing to dress appropriately and act accordingly. Stacey
will be patrolling the exterior of the Duke's manor with the
ground team to make sure guests are given entrance on site.
Xavier will be communicating with her from the roof. He will be
in charge of a team of snipers around the highest points of the
manor as well as the surrounding area such as the clock tower.
Blackjack, Stacey and Samson will be present inside the party
itself, monitoring movements indoors."
After Stacey read the text, the
two finished up their meal and went back upstairs, into their
rooms to change into a more formal wear.
This was going to be the first
time in a long while that Sarah had seen the duke.
While Aileen was getting
dressed, Blackjack searched through his bag for a tux, formal
enough for the party but also roomy enough for him to fight in
case someone decides to crash the place.
He made sure his guns were well
cleaned and filled with fresh bullets before placing them in
his gun cases attached to his dress pants. He walked over to
the mirror to do his tie and fix his hair to look good.
By the time he finished his tie,
Aileen came out wearing a royal blue dress and a necklace in
the shape of a diamond while the rest of the jewel were plain
round diamonds, a symbol of her group, Ace of Diamonds.
Blackjack admired her phasic and
thought she never looked more beautiful. Not one disguise, she
looked like a true dutchess of Diamonds but he couldn't help
but chuckle, she was as graceful as a ganger but she didn't
seem to mind nor her father, as long as they had a good time,
their dancing isn't all that.
"Let us depart" Blackjack said,
extending his hand out for the dutchess to take. He saw her
turn red as she took her hand in his. He had to smile.
He lead the two to Xavier's bike
and let Aileen get in the front then him in the back. He
reached over her sides and started the engine. When they took
off, Blackjack let go of one handle and wrapped it around
Aileen's waist so she wouldn't fall off.
Aileen placed one hand on the
now empty handle bar to help steer the bike and the other, over
Blackjack's hand that was around her wasit.
Having her touch his hand made
him relax and smile. He wanted to turn this bike around, forget
about the party, and give her the time of day like they did
that one night but he was summoned by the duke himself,
Aileen's father. No one dares to refuse the duke.
Stacey paced back and forced at
the enterence way of the party going on inside. She wanted go
inside but damn the duke for making her remain outside.
Xavier was at his post up on the
roof, with a blue tooth in his ear and a pair of binoculars
around his neck, he was able to observe all vehicles that come
by. He placed the eye gear up his face to see the duke's car
come by surrounded by the best soldiers, riders, and assassins
of The Ace of Diamonds.
"Duke has finally arrived,"
Xavier spoke into the blue tooth for the three to hear. When he
heard a roaring sound not long after, he smirked. "And they
have arrived as well."
When Blackjack and Aileen made
it, Xavier frowned, his bike has been scratched, Blackjack was
going to have to pay for that, then his life.
Blackjack extended his hand out
for Aileen then lead them both inside. Once he reignsurred she
was safe, he let go and walked to his post. Aileen frowned when
he left her but quickly smiled when she saw her father.
The assassin of the King of Aces
stopped when he recieved a call from Shadow Rider/Xavier. He
knew what was to come.
"You owe me a clean bike,"
Shadow Rider said from the other side. Blackjack chuckled. "I'm
"Don't worry about it Shadow,
I'll get your bike cleaned and as good as new." He hung up and
wandered around. He saw Aileen with her father, and the two,
Death Star/Sarah and Death Bringer/Samuel together.
He rolled his eyes and wondered
when Bringer was going to make a move in Star. Everyone in all
four Aces knew the two liked each other very much. It was no
wonder why the duke assigned them two together.
The party so far was going
according to the duke's plan and smoothly. With the four aces
at their post, nothing could get in or out without having them
While the duke was talking to
Blackjack, an explosion came in place, interupting their
converstation. Chaos ran over the guests as they fled to their
cars. The rest got out their guns and surrounded the duke, his
daughter was missing within the crowd.
"Project the duke! I'll find his
daughter!" Blackjack shouted out through the riot. His heart
racing to find Aileen as fast as he could.
He finally found her in the
restroom protected by a couple men. "Go help the duke, I got
her, go now"! He shouted making his way to Aileen. He took her
hand and they ran out to the other exit.
When he made it to the door, he
pulled her in front of her and told her Death Star was waiting
for her. Aileen nodded and ran right to Death Star's side. She
turned to see Blackjack go back in to protect her
Smoke was rising everywhere, the
heat of the fire was making him and the rest sweat even more
than they were. Blackjack ran down the stairs until he gotten
into a certain point then jumpped over, landing on his feet,
his knees bent slightly.
He heard gun shots coming in and
took out his guns, cocked and ready. He soon saw Death Bringer
shooting down a FBI and a police force at the same time.
The two saw each other and ran
by each other's side to see to the duke. They both heard a gun
shot, one the rang more supereme than the others they had
Soon the police forces and the
rest all ran out for the roof was about to collaspe. Everyone
of the Aces ran out as well except for a huge amount.
"The duke is dead! The duke is
dead!!!" Someone cried out. Blackjack's heart stopped and
everything slowed. The duke has been shot, the duke's dead. How
was he going to tell Aileen?
He thought he heard Death
Bringer call to him but his mind was too far, he finally
snapped out when his comrade jerked his body. Blackjack blinked
a few times and saw that the duke was gone.
"Let's go! Come on!" Death
Bringer shouted out taking Blackjack's hand as the building, on
fire, started to collaspe on them. They made it out but now
they had lost Shadow Rider.
Shadow Rider and the remaining
snipers alive, all ran on the falling stones of the the roof,
trying to get to the nearest helicopter flying near and over
them or a vehicle.
Shadow Rider motioned and
shouted for each men to jump off to the vehicle or jump high to
the helicopter when it was time. Soon he recongized Dark
Knight's/Stacey's car coming towards him, he ran as fast as he
could until he came to the end of his road and jumpped on the
He got in and noticed from
behind him the rest of the crew were coming in as well. It was
a long and hard drive but they finally made it out.
Aileen was asleep in the hotel
room they all settled in and Blackjack gathered the rest into
his room to tell them the news about the duke.
"I have news and it's not a very
pretty one either," He ran his fingers over his hair and sighed
a heavying sigh. "The duke has been murdered."
"What are you going to tell the
dutchess?" Stacey asked in a whisper tone so not to wake her
up. Blackjack looked over at the closed door and shook his
head, he had no clue.