Chapter Four – Love at First Sight
14:00, Planet Earth, New York, Silvia’s Hideout, Year 2200
Sam had made it back to Queens and had almost crashed the motorbike as he was too scared to tell, especially Sean, about what happened to Silvia. Sean would be raging and Barsy would probably stop at nothing to get her back.
Sam parked the motorbike at the dead-end of the alleyway and tapped the wall four times and fell the long height.
“It took you long enough!” snapped Barsy as Sam got up from the ground.
“Ah... well” started Sam.
“So where is the pizza?” asked Sean walking in from the Kitchen.
“Well you see” started Sam again.
“I don’t see anything in your hands” said Sean angrily.
“But” said Sam.
“What’s wrong with you? You look like you’ve seen a ghost!” said Barsy crossing his arms.
“But that’s the thing, I-” said Sam quickly.
“And where is Silvia?” asked Sean and Barsy together looking behind Sam.
“SHUT-UP AND LISTEN!” screamed Sam. The other two stopped at once.
“... Daniel shot her and took her away... I tried to help but he tried to shoot me as well” explained Sam sadly.
“So... she’s dead” said Barsy looking down.
“I... I don’t think so... He might have just knocked her out” said Sam hopefully.
“That was her one-HUNDREDTH and first crime” said Barsy angrily. Sean’s face went white.
“We’ve lost her... again” he said sadly.
“We’ll get her back Sean” said Barsy trying to be comforting.
“But that was her ONE-HUNDREDTH and FIRST arrest! And he’ll probably take her to Trano! Oh dear God... we’ll never get her out of there...” said Sean worriedly.
“Wait... she still has the transmitter! We should call her!” said Sam excitedly.
“Wait! Give it time... We’ll do that in... Let’s say... an hour’s time” snapped Barsy.
“So... what do we do now?” asked Sam sitting down on the white chair.
“It’s a waiting game now Sam. That’s the only option” sighed Barsy sitting down on another chair.
“I wonder what he’s gonna do...” said Sam shrugging with a puzzled look on his face.
“I don’t know Sam...” said Barsy lying back in the chair.
“We will have to get her out of there... Trano isn’t an option at ALL” said Sam looking at a depressed Sean lying on another seat. Barsy nodded and turned on the TV with a small wave of his hand.
“Oh and Sam... What DID take you so long?” asked Barsy. Sam’s eyes widened.
“Ah.... I made a few stops... at shops... with food... and met a couple of Ladies outside of Queens’ Weapons... Discussed my fifty-second arrest... got slapped though”
While the boy’s sat and watched their TV, Silvia was only starting to wake up. She slowly opened her eyes and looked around. Her vision was blurry and she couldn’t even make out where she was. She seemed to remember the horrid events of the night before. The last thing she saw was the drainpipe and after that she blacked-out. Her vision suddenly then started to go back to normal. But there was something VERY wrong; she had the feeling of softness. No, this couldn’t be right, she thought. She expected a lumpy, hard bed with dull grey walls enclosing her and the nasty writing on the walls and the blue, transparent hologram door that locked her in but this? This was the complete opposite. She was lying on a soft, woolly bed with a window right beside her. It had white curtains on it and she could feel the warmth of the sun beaming down on her through it. She looked outside to see the cars of New York hovering from place to place. This has to be a dream, she thought. There was a sound; a door opening. She looked around her and saw someone. It was a Man with a white T-shirt on and jeans. He had green eyes and brown hair; Daniel.
Silvia leaped against the wall and curled her tail around herself.
“You stay away from me!” she yelled.
“Silvia, Silvia, Silvia... come here” said Daniel gabbing her hand. She struggled for a few seconds but then suddenly started to calm down and her heavy breathing got slower.
“This... this is a dream right?” she said to him.
“No... This is real. I’m off-duty” he replied smiling.
“Yeah right” she said.
“I left one of my Policemen in charge” he said angrily. Silvia blinked.
“Why are you doing this?” she asked as he took a bandage off her gloveless hand. She never knew that was there. She must have got it when she fell of the drainpipe. But it didn’t matter because DANIEL was being NICE to her... but why?
“No reason but I want you to meet someone” he said helping her up off the bed and putting her other glove on. Silvia felt as if he was lying to her but she wondered if he had any nice food.
“Um... who is this person?” she asked politely. Daniel bit his lip and said “He is... a... he is... a... well... he’s someone I know who wants to see what... it... it’s like to be a... a Thief” he said struggling. Silvia blinked again.
“Ah... I see... Where is he anyway?” she asked suspiciously.
“In the living room” replied Daniel.
“Living room? Where am I?” she asked in shock.
“My... apartment” replied Daniel, soon regretting it. Silvia’s eyes widened. She was in her worst enemies apartment, with no back-up in God knows what part of New York, although his apartment was very luxurious and fancy with expensive devices here and there.
“You’re rich?” she said nervously.
“I get paid well Silvia” he said proudly.
“What is the name of the person?” she asked.
“Never mind that. He’ll probably tell you” said Daniel watching Silvia trying to walk. He, she thought. Once she stood up she fell off her balance. Daniel ran over and caught her.
“Take it easy” he said helping her up. She struggled to gain balance and finally did after about two minutes.
“Right follow me” he said as Silvia looked up at him. They walked out the door and into a classy hallway. They then entered the living room. The TV was the same one her and the Boys had stolen and a white couch with an expensive rug. On the couch was a boy sitting watching TV and changing channels every five seconds; Max.
“Ahem!” coughed Daniel. Max looked up at Daniel.
“You don’t seem to have her... Oh well you tried” said Max continuing to flick through the channels.
“She’s behind me” said Daniel angrily. Max turned off the TV and looked at Silvia walking past Daniel. Max’s eyes widened. THAT’S a Thief? He thought. Daniel noticed this and felt like throwing the vase next to him at Max.
“Before you two get comfortable... I would like to speak to Max” said Daniel irritably. Max got up and walked out still looking at Silvia romantically. Silvia sat down innocently and smiled up at Daniel who looked at her frowning. Daniel slammed the door leaving her in the room. Silvia immediately got up and looked around the living room for something to take. She saw a silver and expensive looking watch on the table and slipped it in her pocket. This was a new crime. She had never tried to steal from a Policeman and she had finally done it... and from the Chief. She then thought why he trusted her on her own in HIS apartment. She then suddenly decided not to care.
“Max! What the Hell do you think your doing!?” whispered Daniel.
“She’s so... pretty” replied Max smiling romantically. Daniel looked at him in disgust.
“Right... do you want to know why you’re meeting her!?” whispered Daniel furiously.
“To propose?” suggested Max stupidly.
“NO! You’re going to get details off her!” whispered Daniel furiously.
“Like what?” asked Max in shock.
“Where her hideout is... and maybe her weakness” said Daniel clenching his teeth.
“Weakness?” said Max raising an eyebrow.
“You know... what she hates... what makes her feel sick or weak” he replied.
“Wait... your making me your own little... SPY?” whispered Max furiously.
“You’ve only caught that on now!?” hissed Daniel furiously.
Silvia looked at the door and then at the TV wondering what the quarrel was about. She turned it on and put on something called “Crime Watchers”. It showed two Policemen trying to keep a Thief under control. The Thief then jumped on one of them and started attacking viciously. Silvia giggled. She looked at the door and saw Daniel and Max there. She then looked back at the TV but looked back at them in shock. Daniel had a furious look in his face and Max was making a movement with his hand at his neck clearly saying; turn it off, turn it off, turn it off. “Turn it off” said Daniel angrily. Silvia swished at the TV with her hand and it went black. Daniel took a deep breath then walked out hoping really hard that this will go way.
Max sat down beside Silvia and she looked at him in fright “So... how’s it going?” asked Max casually. Silvia looked at him in disgust “Sorry” he said nervously. Silvia felt uncomfortable.
“I don’t know you” she said with a tremble in her voice.
“Yes... but I know you” he replied. STALKER was the first word that went into Silvia’s head. She then remembered that she was wanted all over the Galaxy and her heart had seemed to stop.
“Damn it” she muttered.
“Okay... Daniel wants us to get to know each other” he said not liking her silence.
“Oh really?” she said flicking her tail. Max looked at it in fear and then looked at her wide-eyed.
“What?” she said raising an eyebrow.
“Your tail... it’s pretty scary” he said trying to be calm.
“I won’t attack you with it” she said.
“THANK GOD!” he blurted out. Silvia froze.
“Err... why did Daniel pick YOU to see me?” she asked anxiously.
“He is a friend of my Dad’s and...” Max stopped. Max’s memory had come flying back to him about the car crash and when Daniel had told him what had happened.
“And?” she said.
“And... I had to stay with him for a while” replied Max smiling awkwardly.
“Ah... I see” said Silvia slowly. Max looked at her and then looked down sadly. He just didn’t know what to say to her. He wanted to admit his true feelings to her but Daniel wouldn’t let him. He had to stick to his orders but when would the time be right?