Chapter Ten - Vengeance
23:15, Planet Earth, New York, Daniel's Apartment, Year 2200
"Cindy? Cindy!? You... you looked in my... MY DAIRY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!?" yelled Max furiously. Cindy stood up.
"Max. You like that... that... you like her? Why? It is strictly against the law! You betrayed your own kind! And you have SEEN her hideout and... And even BEEN in it!? You... you traitor! You know where it is and you didn't even tell Daniel!? What's WRONG with you!? YOU'RE GROWING UP TO STOP THIEVES AND INSTEAD YOU HANG AROUND WITH THEM!?" she yelled fuming and pointing a finger furiously and giving him an extremely dirty look.
"Silvia's different! You don't even know what she's like unless you get to know her!" he yelled back at her.
"Okay! Give me an example! What's she like!?" hissed Cindy furiously.
"Well... she's grateful and kind and"-
"A good pecker?" said Cindy crossing her arms.
"Good Peck-? What-what do you mean?" Max asked confused.
"You know... was her KISS good?" she asked sternly.
"Kiss!? I'M TWELVE! WHY WOULD I KISS HER!?" he yelled furiously.
"Because you LOVE her!" Cindy yelled back, pursing her lips.
"I LIKE HER! I DON'T LOVE HER!" he yelled.
Suddenly the door opened.
"What are you two squabbling about?" asked Daniel angrily.
"Max knows where Silvia Grey's hideout is!" Cindy blurted out and pointing at Max angrily. Daniel glared at Max. Max went pale and started shaking furiously. He felt his stomach lurch and thought he was going to throw-up.
"Is this true Max?" asked Daniel crossing his arms.
"No!" yelled Max.
"He has it in his dairy!" yelled Cindy, her finger now pointing at the diary.
"Max... I knew from the very first day you laid eyes on Silvia you fell in love with her. Now you have found her hideout... my plan worked. Now show me tomorrow at five o'clock" said Daniel smiling and walking out of the room.
Cindy and Max looked at each-other. Cindy then turned on her heel and lay down on the sleeping bag. Max went to his bed, not looking down at her and moved to the far right side, away from her.
Max and Cindy were no longer friends but Max was grateful that Cindy had not told everyone about his dairy... maybe Cindy did have some sympathy for him. Max was not looking forward in two hours time.
He knew that Silvia would think that he would have told Daniel and his chances of being the first Human to become close friends with a Thief were screwed. Max spent the two hours doing homework. Silvia, however, was watching Sam being an experiment for Barsy's new coke...
"I know Danny very well. He's, like, my best friend" Sam said crazily.
"A-ha" said Barsy smiling.
"I am so silly aren't I? You know why Thieves hate Police?"
"WHY?" asked Barsy still smiling.
"Because they are called THIEVES. Ha-ha-ha. Gosh your right, I am undignified and I don't even know what that means. You know what would be really cool?"
"If I knew what I was talking about and if there would be such things as Unicorns" Sam droned on about random stuff because of Barsy's coke.
"Wow! What did you do to it?" asked Silvia as Sam ran about the Living-Room.
"I put a whole bag of sugar in a bottle of coke mixed with honey and liquorice. Also a hint of helium air captured inside the bottle... and a little chemical" said Barsy proudly.
"Ah... THAT'S why he sounds like a Chipmunk" said Sean looking at Sam hugging the TV.
"We can stuff this in a Police Officer's mouth when we're in trouble. They'll forget that they were arresting us. The hyperness only works on us unfortunately" said Barsy holding up a bottle of the coke.
"Forever?" said Sean.
"No. They'll realise that they didn't get the job done after it's worn off" said Barsy.
"How long is that?" asked Sean.
"About two hours" said Barsy turning his attention to Sam, who was banging his head on the wall and saying "This is fun".
"Is there anyway we can stop him from it without having to wait two hours?" asked Silvia. Barsy smiled and walked over to Sam and gave him a hard slap in the face. Sam had seemed to be dazed but after a few seconds he went back to normal and started asking.
"What happened?" Barsy explained what he had done and Sam certainly wasn't happy about it as Barsy had tricked him into thinking it was a normal coke. Sam went into a temper and started fighting with Barsy. The two punched, kicked, slapped, hit, grabbed, slammed, tripped and pulled at each-other for ages and ages until Sean had knocked Sam out with a bottle.
Max was feeling very sick all over. His stomach gave a nervous jolt and his heart pounded against his chest. Daniel was the complete opposite though he was happy, content and excited, not being able to wait to get Silvia by surprise. Daniel called Max over and, hesitating, he followed.
"Cheer up Max. I'll show you how to handle Thieves when they've stepped out of line" said Daniel as they drove a Police car to Queens. Two Policemen were in a car and another two were in another car.
Max had to point out were the alleyway was but with great difficulty; he didn't want to do it and it was hard to find. After a while they found it and headed down the alleyway cautiously. Daniel noticed the two stolen bikes and was furious, especially at the Police one, remembering the night when Silvia got away from the Police Station and added it to her record.
Sam had woken up and ignored Barsy as Barsy ignored him back. Silvia seemed to be the only one on alert as Sean was too busy laughing at Sam and Barsy pulling faces at each-other.
"I saw one of them tap the wall four times and then he just... fell" said Max after Daniel had asked him how to get in. Daniel walked over to the wall and tapped it four times slowly. Suddenly Daniel, Max and the four Policemen fell, screaming.
They reached the bottom. Daniel slammed against the ground and Max landed on top of him as the four Policemen landed on each-other. The four Thieves glared in horror "Run!" yelled Sean grabbing Silvia and fleeing to the Kitchen. Barsy and Sam ran rapidly after them.
"SHOOT THEM!" yelled Daniel getting up. The four shot and edged nearer to the Kitchen. Barsy pulled the fridge away and furiously pulled a vent cover off the wall and crawled in. He then remembered the MP1O player. Sean would go mad without it but he ignored it.
"Never knew that was there" said Sean who came next and then Silvia. Before Sam could get in he was grabbed by the neck by Daniel and dragged out, making Sam bang his head. Silvia turned around to help but Sean grabbed her hand and urged her forward.
"He's our friend!" yelled Silvia furiously.
"We have to go!" yelled Sean dragging her in front of him.
Daniel had sedated Sam, cuffed him in blue cuffs and gave him to a Policeman. They then ran to the space and looked up puzzled. Max pressed the red button and they zoomed up, finding themselves in the alleyway.
They ran outside of it and saw Silvia, Sean and Barsy crawling out of a sewer hole. The Policeman with Sam put him in the back of a Police car and ran to the rest of them.
Daniel had shot Barsy on the leg making him fall and bleed. A Policeman picked him up and ran to the car, cuffing him on the way. Sean and Silvia had climbed up a drainpipe but Sean had slipped and fell, being sedated by Daniel and dragged away to the car, cuffed.
Silvia was running across the building and jumped a massive leap onto the next, missing Daniel's fires. She looked behind her at a point to see where they where and ended up falling into a dumpster. After the bump, she rapidly climbed out of it but was tripped up by Daniel.
"Give me that gun" snapped Daniel to a Policeman. Max looked confused, along with Silvia. The Policeman gave him a strange looking green gun. Daniel had stood on her tail and pointed the gun at her. Silvia gave a sharp look at Max which made Max back off. Daniel then shot her with it and cuffed her.
Silvia was sedated and Max felt very guilty and walked back with Daniel to the car. Sean and Sam were fast asleep in one car and Barsy was groaning in pain in the next. Silvia was put in Daniel's car also in a sleep with a sick and pale Max in the front.