Chapter Eleven - Is It The End?
18:00, Planet Earth, New York, Police Station, Year 2200
It was an exact hour before Silvia, Sean and Sam had woken up from their sleep. Barsy had been tied to a chair close to them with not even a bandage on his leg. He was still in pain and he groaned every now and then when he had to move his leg to find a comfortable position.
Silvia glared around the place as so did the other two and saw that they were tied to a pole anchored in the ground. Silvia's tail had been bolted to the ground with heavy, metal bars. She slowly started to panic and shuffled about.
They were in a small grey room and it was empty and cold except for a small window at the top of the room. There was an automatic, metal door in front of them as well.
"Where are we?" asked Sam in fear.
"An interview room..." muttered Silvia looking at Barsy.
"Except everything's been taken out of it..." she added turning her head to her tail. The door suddenly went up and Daniel came in with two Officers beside him. His facial expression clearly explained to Silvia that he was on-duty again. "Finally... I have all four of you and you will all pay for this..." he said walking in front of Silvia's tail.
"But... we don't have any money" said Sam trembling.
"We'll start with you smartass" snapped Daniel angrily.
"Smartass? I was being honest. We DON'T have any money" said Sam confused.
"Whatever... Sam you have committed SEVENTY-ONE crimes so far and since I have you, you will pay for them all. Yes the Hideout counted" said Daniel as the two Policemen untied him from the pole and held him up.
"Let's see... take him to Platform 111. I know that your not that close to deserving this but let's see if you survive anyway" said Daniel smiling. Sam looked at him and shivered. He walked out with him and left the other three to sit and wait for their turn.
"It's said as ANYWAYS DUMBASS" groaned Barsy.
Sam was being pushed through corridors as other Thieves sat and watched him in sadness. They went down an elevator and arrived at the Cell Room. The room went quiet and most Thieves stared at Sam being pushed onto one of the elevators that went up on the left side of the room.
It finally arrived at the very top of the room were you could actually see the ceiling but when you looked down you couldn't see the floor. On the platform there was a door and this was the place were most Thieves were killed for their one-hundredth crime so Sam started shaking his head rapidly and tried to hold himself from going in.
Daniel pushed him hard out of annoyance and Sam fell on the ground of the room in terror. The two Policemen followed them in and closed and locked the door.
Sam looked up but the room was empty except for a large glass box on the far side with a button in it and the walls were covered in holes. The glass box was big enough for five people to fit in.
Sam was left on the hard floor as Daniel and the other two went into the box and closed the glass door.
"As you probably know Sam, this is where Thieves are taken to be killed when they have gone far enough but we just want to test you with our device so it won't hurt... much" said Daniel reaching for the button.
Sam looked up in horror but Daniel had pressed the button and there was flash of yellow light. It then suddenly disappeared through the holes and Sam was yelping in complete agony. His eyes were bloodshot and he was in great pain. Daniel chuckled then said to a Policeman beside him.
"You take it from here"
The Policeman repeatedly pressed the button and done this ten times and when he had finally finished Sam's eyes were teaming blood and his skin had gone a light brown. His head, arms and legs were aching and he could hardly see; what is worse than this? The three men got out of the glass box and looked at Sam lying there in complete agony.
"Throw him in Cell 98" ordered Daniel. They went on the elevator and Sam was put in the Cell still in agony. They went down to the room and back into the interview room where the other three were waiting for their horrid turn.
When they walked in Silvia immediately shouted
"What have you done with Sam!?" Daniel didn't answer but just smiled.
"Okay take Barsy off the chair and bring him to East Bar... oh and your status is; seventy-seven crimes" he said after a few seconds of staring at Silvia. The two men clutched Barsy off the seat and dragged him out the door just leaving Silvia and Sean in misery.
"We can't just let them hurt Barsy! God knows what they'll do to him and what they've done with to Sam!" yelled Silvia in fury.
"Silvia... think about it... We are Thieves. Experiments gone wrong. Daniel is just doing his job" Sean said quietly.
"Yes! But we have to fight against it! We were made to be like this by accident and it spread. It spread cross the whole world and it caught some people. We have to just live like that" said Silvia staring at him. Sean stayed quiet and looked at the ground hopelessly.
Meanwhile the three arrived at the bar with Barsy. Only a few people were in and Barsy knew he was going to be humiliated in front of them. He saw the long green carpet that lead up to a wall with a massive dartboard on it. Barsy gulped as he was pinned up to it.
"Daniel... Daniel I'll make you a deal. I'll do anything for you if you let me down... just... just put me in a Cell for the rest of my life right?" he said nervously and forcing a smile.
Daniel shook his head, gave Barsy an evil flicker of a smirk and gave a pile of darts to the Policemen and left. When he left through the door he could hear the screams of Barsy being hit by a dart. Daniel got into the Police car and drove off for the other two.
Silvia and Sean remained silent and had their heads down. Daniel then entered and the two looked up furiously at him.
"Sean... now for you. Ninety crimes deserves a payment" said Daniel. Sean clenched his teeth and threw a dirty look at Daniel as he untied him and left Silvia there once again. Sean was taken out of the room leaving Silvia on her own. Silvia had a good idea of what was going to happen; loss, sadness, going mad, experiments and that little hint of a suicidal thought of wanting to die in any possible way.
Sean was taken through the corridors and ended up near one the interview rooms. He was pushed into the interview room and was forced onto a chair. Daniel tied his hands up and then pulled out a thin, black, rectangular box with electric zooming over the top of it. Sean looked at this device in horror.
Daniel walked over to him and put the device on the top of the chair. Sean then suddenly started to bleed. Blood dripped from his arms and onto the floor. After a few seconds, he stared to feel dizzy.
He couldn't feel his arms or legs and didn't move. He felt light-headed and sick as well as drowsy. Daniel just pulled him up and dragged him out the door and threw him to a Policewoman passing by.
"Cell 43. Go" he ordered. The Policewoman headed off to the Cell Room.
Daniel then walked down the corridor to Silvia who was still trapped in the interview room. Daniel walked in more slowly this time and walked cautiously over to Silvia whose eyes were shining with tears. Daniel just smiled and leant down to her.
"I'm not going to hurt you Silvia..." he said quietly to her. Silvia raised her head a bit but still didn't look at him.
"You're just going to take a short trip to Trano" Silvia looked up at him and sobbed
"Why don't you just kill me now?" Daniel didn't answer the question but instead said
"Trano Silvia. TRANO. It's MY decision into what to do with you"
"No... No please just put me in a Cell here. I will never try to escape again I promise. I'll do anything" she said hopefully. Daniel shook his head.
"That's a little far-fetched and besides... I can't even trust you"
"Well then tell me this... why WERE you being nice to me in your apartment? Why did you choose Max for me?" she said angrily.
"I wanted details... but I no longer need them" he said smiling.
"And Max?" she said furiously. There was a pause between them. A short and uncomfortable pause. Silvia looked at Daniel and waited for an answer, hoping it was believable and explanatory.
Daniel then finally said "He's my nephew" Silvia's eyes widened and she sat there froze on the spot looking at him in fury.
"Yes Silvia... it was a set-up the WHOLE time and on Trano... you'll never get out of there. NEVER. Maybe you'll have time to reflect on what you've done to me, my colleagues, the INNOCENT citizens of New York and, more importantly, yourself" he replied taking the rope off her hands.
Silvia immediately struck for Daniel's face with her nails but he moved back quick enough. Silvia's eyes changed all of a sudden. From her beautiful blue eyes that glimmered in the night to yellow eyes like cats with the vertical pupil. Daniel had never seen her do this before and Silvia had never done it before as well.
Once her eyes changed back to normal, she starting breathing heavily and looked at Daniel in fear. Daniel just stared at her and walked over slowly to her. Silvia didn't move and let Daniel unbolt her tail. She didn't move again and Daniel lifted her up and cuffed her hands with the advanced cuffs.
He then led her out the door and brought her behind the Police Station. Policemen and Women watched them with relief; relief that Silvia was off their hands. There, behind the Police Station, was a silver, hovering car with a door that lifted up itself when you turned the key. It was slim line and sporty looking. Daniel turned the key and pushed Silvia in the passenger seat.
Once he was in, he tied Silvia's hands to the dash and then drove round the corner and went down the street. They drove for a while, passing shops and skyscrapers, and then came to a turn where cars the same as his were lining up.
These were obviously the cars that could leave a planet and go to space. Daniel and other people must have ordered it from England.
After a line of waiting it was their turn to take off. They went onto a silver platform and the car got higher and higher. It then went flying through Earth's atmosphere. They then saw the black sky of space and the stars were shining brightly. They could manage to see some other cars zooming off and disappearing.
Daniel then started flying through space and went into a very fast mode of the car. They zoomed off and in a matter of minutes they arrived outside a grey planet covered in buildings; Trano.
They went through its atmosphere and landed. When they did, a Policeman arrived in front of the car. Daniel got out with Silvia and the Policeman looked at her happily.
Silvia, however, was extremely depressed and didn't bother raising her head to see what it's like. All she could see at her feet was snow. They were in an open area in the shape of a hexagon with helicopters at each side. The rest of the planet was buildings and it was ice-cold and snowing.
"Your promised delivery" said Daniel to the Policeman.
"Very good Daniel..." said the Policeman handing Daniel a very big pile of cash. The Policeman was about the same height as Daniel and had brown hair and brown eyes. He was the Boss of this planet. Silvia finally looked up and saw where she was and Daniel talking to the Policeman.
His name was Toby Brown... and he seemed to be rather fond of having Silvia as he kept looking at her every now and then. Silvia looked at Daniel as he handed her over to Toby. After a discussion that Silvia did not pay attention to, Daniel stared at her as she was being pushed into a dark corridor and was being led away from the space. Daniel left and made a course for Earth straight away.
Meanwhile, Silvia was being led deeper and deeper into the Planet's buildings. The Cells were lit up and in each there was a Thief but these ones were meaner and tougher looking.
"I see you're wanted all over the galaxy" started Toby.
"I don't see how when I've only been on Earth" growled Silvia.
"Because people fear that you would go to their planet so they wanted you to be stuck in somewhere you couldn't get out of your whole life. Surely an intelligent piece of work like you would find some way out" he answered importantly. Silvia didn't respond.
He took her into a large room with stairs at the side to go up to a small lab that had a large window to view the room. In the center of the room there was a broad, metal stump on the ground with electric coming out of it.
There was a hole were electric went through and there was a view of the dull sky but it was blocked by a thick piece of glass. There were also vents placed on the walls of the room. Silvia shuddered and said
"Why'd you take me here? Where is my Cell? Not like I want to go to it though..."
"This is your Cell" replied Toby. Silvia looked at him as if to say; you've got to be kidding. Silvia could not see where she was going to be held and why would it be in a large room with electric and a lab? Toby led her towards the electric and told her to climb onto the stump.
Silvia hesitated and refused to go anywhere near the electric but out of annoyance, Toby pushed her in to it and she got shocked. He was like the doppelganger of Daniel.
She then tried to move but for some reason she couldn't and was automatically moved into the position of a short star jump. She tried to move but she couldn't; the electric was holding her.
"We just want to do some tests on you Silvia! Won't exactly hurt but it won't be the pleasant of tests you've witnessed!" he shouted over the buzzing of the electric.
"You'll remain here for the rest of your days and we'll be able to extract all your powers in two years time so get comfortable!" he added loudly. Silvia yelled back
"I'LL FIND A WAY OUT OF HERE AND YOU'LL REGRET PUTTING ME HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!"
"Oh will I?" muttered Toby smiling. Silvia watched him leave and drooped her head down. Her head, fingers, thumbs and the tip of her tail were the only things she could move.
She wished she would have killed Max in the hideout so Daniel would have never have been able to do this... but why did she trust Max? Was it friendship? Was it personality... or was it love?
Silvia was in the worst spot in the galaxy in the most heavily guarded planet. There was no hope at all. This was it. It was over. She watched the Policemen and Scientists leave the room and make it go dark.
The only thing light was the electric and light coming from the vents at each side and above her. Now there was defiantly no hope... until something caught her eye...
She looked at a button close to the tip of her tail... a thought came into her head; Or was there?
TO BE CONTINUED...