Chapter Three - Capture
While Silvia pretty much knew Daniel very well; annoying, serious, hater of Thieves and other things of-course, the only thing she didn't know was that he had a fifteen-year old nephew; Max Polo.
This little secret, however, had made Daniel conduct a plan to gain more money for his catch. It was, what one would call, "ridiculous" but that didn't mean it would stop Daniel from doing it.
He walked into his living room, seeing Max on the fancy, white couch of his luxurious living room.
"Okay, Max, I would like you to meet someone that I know... quite... err... well" Daniel said awkwardly to his nephew.
"Really? Who would that be?" asked Max, slurping lazily on a coke.
"You want to know? Now? Um... don't you want it to be a surprise?" asked Daniel, starting to run out of ideas already. Max set the coke down and glanced up at Daniel, who had an anxious look.
"Is it someone famous?" Max asked excitedly.
"In... famous" Daniel said quickly.
"Daniel... don't tell me it's a Thief!" groaned Max, slurping more of the coke.
"Well, if you're going to help us in future you might as well have experience with one. When I was your age, I had experience with a few" snapped Daniel.
"Oh, and you say it's going to be someone infamous... who's it going to be? Silvia Grey? Sean Stars? Starsa Nights?" joked Max, waving an arm. Daniel went pale.
"Silvia Grey" he muttered. Max stopped laughing and looked at Daniel, his green eyes widened.
"W-What?" he stuttered.
"Well... I figured you're both the same age and all so... well... not the same age... but... i-it's complicated" Daniel muttered.
"But... she's wanted all over the galaxy! Why didn't you put her on Trano before!? And there is plenty more Thieves that are... the APPEARENCE of fifteen out there!" screeched Max.
"That's what I was going to do, put her on Trano... but she escaped while I went to get a car ready for her" Daniel murmured irritably, scratching the back of his neck.
Max looked down at his trainers and scruffy jeans. He then tugged on the sleeve of his red t-shirt and gulped hard.
Daniel stared at his nervous actions, including pulling his brown hair and muttering something.
After a long silence, Max finally spoke;
"Is... is she... is she dangerous?" he asked, not realising it was a stupid question.
"No, Max. She's perfectly safe" Daniel snapped sarcastically.
"Shut-up. It was only a question..."
Daniel ignored him.
"Look... when I get her to come here I don't want you telling her you're my nephew" he then said.
"Why?" Max snapped.
"Because" jeered Daniel. Max took a lazy stare up at him.
"What can I say then? She'll be wondering why I'm here" he asked, getting suspicious.
"Err... just say I'm a friend of your dad's and... I have to look after you... for the day" replied Daniel awkwardly. Max looked down, depression being worn over his face.
"My dad's?" he asked. Daniel felt a guilt-ridden lurch.
"Sorry, Max but... it was hard for me too. He was my brother" Daniel muttered, glaring at a picture on a counter. It showed two young men, one of which was Daniel, holding beer cans and seeming to be having a good time at a party.
"Just sit and watch TV. There's sweets in the cupboard" he said, shaking the despair off him. He didn't like having to lie to his only relative left, but he wanted money more than anything at this time.
Night set in; the black sky was as clear as a crystal, the stars shining gorgeously. It was raining yet again in New York, half of the traffic-filled streets being flooded.
It didn't cause much trouble, the cars could hover safely over it, some taking routes higher up through transport tubes in the sky.
Silvia and Sam had headed out to steal themselves, Sean and Barsy, a pizza and some drinks.
"I say we just barge in and take what we can get!" shouted Sam angrily.
"Ssh! There are people still around and no, we have to do this quietly" Silvia hissed back, peering around a corner.
Suddenly something bleeped in Silvia's pocket. She pulled out a small, triangular-shaped, hologram panel. It was a call from Barsy.
She then touched the middle of it, making a ripple-like circle spread out on the screen. Barsy came up on it, standing there, only he was blurred and a glowing red.
"Sam, I would use Silvia's plan. We've don't need any more attention" said Barsy thoughtfully.
"But we could be caught easier! We'll be slow!" yelled Sam angrily.
"Not if you're quiet. The monitors are going to pick you up anyway, so do it quietly, quickly and smoothly" Barsy snapped. He then left from the triangle, making Silvia put it back in her pocket.
"Right... let's go" ordered Silvia quietly.
They peered out of the alleyway and ran across the isolated street, over to the glowing pizza shop.
Inside, were two brown and tall robots serving at the counter with several customers standing and chatting.
Sam and Silvia sprinted around to the back where a door was opened. The glorious smell of chips and other fast-foods were hanging around in the cold air.
"Right, you stay out here and keep watch. I'll get the food" whispered Silvia. Sam nodded and backed up against the slimy, wet wall.
Silvia tip-toed quietly through the door to find herself in a small, polished room.
Take-away pizzas and a drink machine stood in it. It was roasting in here... probably to keep the pizzas warm. There was a solid, red hologram door which must have lead out to the counter. If it went up, she was in trouble.
Momentarily, Daniel was going to one of the offices at the station to look at the monitors.
When he entered, three Officers were looking and typing and touching at flat, complicated-looking computers. Dots, squares and other symbols indicated that it was some sort of map.
"Anything yet?" Daniel asked.
"No... nothing yet, sir" an Officer said nervously, staring into the computer for any sign of a crime.
Suddenly something started repeatedly bleeping on a different computer, making Daniel run over to it straight away.
"What is it?" he asked quickly.
"Err... we have signs of Silvia Grey just outside of Broadway" the Officer said nervously, swiping the screen which made it move to Silvia's location.
"Hold on... hold on a minute. Who's that with her?" Daniel asked angrily, pointing at a dot. The Officer touched the dot, showing all of Sam's details and a picture of him.
"Sam Cords... bringing a friend with her, eh? She thinks she can hold up against us..."
"She's escaped us many times before on her own, sir and we've had Sam arrested many times before as well" the Officer warned, raising an eyebrow.
"Yeah? So what? We've handled the worst here! Now GO!" yelled Daniel furiously.
Sam was still keeping watch behind the wall. He started sweating, glancing around in the darkness for any signs of danger. He heard Silvia moaning about dropping a load of pizzas.
"Do you want the pepperoni or the margarita?" she whispered.
"Both" he whispered back.
"Okay... what drinks?" she asked, sticking her head out from the door.
"ANY! Just do it!" he snapped greedily.
Silvia grabbed a few pizzas but the drinks were a problem; she couldn't carry everything by herself. She set the pizzas down and looked at the drink machine.
How could she possibly do this without making any noise? She would have to smash the machine, take handful by handful of drinks, run out and give them to Sam, run back in, grab the pizzas and then run for her life.
It was like replaying a shopping list! With a lot of noise involved...
"Hey... hey, Sam I"-
She was stopped by the sirens of Police cars. They started getting louder, making her panic. Sam ran in and skidded on the floor, making a screeching sound with his trainers.
"Come on! We gotta get outta here!" he yelled.
The two robots then burst through the door, staring at the two Thieves blankly.
"Um... hi" Silvia muttered awkwardly and waving nervously.
"PHONE THE POLICE" ordered one of the Robots.
"We don't need any more trouble!" exclaimed Sam, jumping on one and kicking it over the counter through the door. Silvia leaped on it and sliced its metal head off with her tail.
"RIGHT! LET'S GO!" yelled Sam as the customers screamed and ran out in horror.
Sam turned on his heel, sprinting out through the back door. He climbed up a damp drainpipe rapidly, breathing heavily.
Once he reached the soaking concrete of the roof, he sprinted across it and did a massive jump onto another building's ledge, pulling himself up.
After she had sliced the head off the other robot, Silvia ran out and climbed up the drainpipe furiously after him.
"Sam! Sam, wait!" she called. She sprinted out, clutching the drainpipe and climbing on it.
"Take the right! The road on the right!" she screamed to Sam, not wanting him to waste his time going back to her.
Before she could pull up, she let out a groan of pain and looked around her. Her hand then slipped, forcing her to fall off the building. With her strength, she managed to grab the slimy pipe.
She felt extremely tired and sick all of a sudden. She clutched onto the drainpipe more tightly, but started to slide down it slowly.
Exhaustion fell over her...
She tried to climb back up it but she was way too tired. Her nails made a horrible screeching sound and then she fell flat on the wet ground, knocked out.
Sam had run over and peered down the building.
"Silvia!" he called desperately, looking at her limp body in horror.
Suddenly a bullet just missed his arm. With a scream of shock, he glanced over to see the shooter; Daniel.
He went to shoot again but Sam ducked. He then turned on his heel and sprinted the other direction.
With a jump, he landed on the ground and sprinted off into the darkness.
"Shall I take her back to the station, sir?" asked an Officer that had walked up to Daniel, who had followed Sam with his eyes.
"No... go back and tell my nephew that I'll be at my apartment in the morning..." commanded Daniel slowly.
With a nervous glance, the Officer ran off to the car and left with the rest of the group. The rain slowly got heavier, thumping down on Daniel as he gently lifted Silvia up, bridal style.
He set her in the back seat of a car, rubbing his hands in disgust.
"Ewww... Thieves..." he muttered, looking around at an alleyway across the road. He saw a glimpse of Sam looking round at him and fired a laser. He, again, missed.
"I'll get you and your two friends! I'll find you and your little hideout! You just wait!!" Daniel screamed furiously at him.
"YEAH RIGHT!" yelled Sam at him with a tremble in his voice. Daniel smiled and ignored him.
Breathing heavily, Sam clambered over a wire fence, desperate to get to the motorbike to escape.
At the same time, Daniel then climbed into the car and hovered off. He smiled at himself, knowing he had a successful and magnificent catch to rip information off.