Chapter Five – Failure of Information
16:00, Planet Earth, New York, Silvia’s Hideout, Year 2200
“Barsy! It’s been two hours and we STILL haven’t called Silvia!” screeched Sam furiously.
“I know Sam... But... I’m sort of worried if we call her at the wrong time” he said coming out of the kitchen with a can of coke. Sean walked over to them miserably.
“Please Barsy... I’m worried about her...” he said quietly. Barsy looked at Sean sadly and then at a furious looking Sam and finally said
“Oh... all right... in fifteen minutes”. Barsy put down the coke and pulled the same sort of device Silvia had in the alleyway and set it on the table. He hesitated for a moment then sat down on a chair looking at the two furious Boys.
Silvia and Max had not spoken to each other but sat and watched TV. Daniel was busy sorting out Criminal records in the Kitchen so they were on their own for a while. Daniel now knew that Max had a crush on Silvia so he expected him to say something to get her to be fond of Max. So he decided to get on with other work and let Max take over from there. Daniel was just worried about WHEN Max was going to tell him her details as he had to get it over and done with. He had already contacted the Chief on Trano that he would be going to bring her there. She had to be there in two weeks time and Max was a little slow on things so that was a bit of a problem. Daniel didn’t want to bring Silvia there straight away because if he knew more personal information he would gain more money. Daniel was rather fond of money and was usually stingy at times but he would sometimes spend it on upgrades for his vehicles and devices... hoping that he would find Silvia more easily. This has only started to help though.
Silvia seemed to be content watching the TV in Daniel’s Apartment. It was like using him which was a real treat to Silvia; to make him feel angry because it annoyed him and that’s what she liked to do best. Max, however, felt extremely uncomfortable. He didn’t know what to say. He was more concentrated on her tail, fearing that she might hit him with it if he said something wrong.
“You do know that Daniel wants us to get to know each other right?” asked Max finally and looking at her nervously.
“Yes... you said that. But I’d like to know why” she said not taking her eyes off the TV. Now Max was really stuck. What answer in mind could he use to confirm that?
“I’ll be right back” said Max awkwardly and leaving the room. Daniel immediately lifted his head up and stopped typing on a panel. Max leant on the wall of the Kitchen coolly
“Sup?” he said breathing heavily.
“What do you want Max?” asked Daniel suspiciously.
“Silvia isn’t exactly the talkative type is she?” he asked with a general look of concern.
“No... But she certainly is fond of writing on walls so don’t give her a spraycan” warned Daniel.
“What can I say? She just asked; why does Daniel want us to know each other well? What the heck do you say to that!?” whispered Max awkwardly and knowing that that isn’t exactly what she said. Daniel stayed silent. After a while he went white. Max stood there waiting for a reply and started looking at the clock.
“Ah... just say... for the crack” replied Daniel, smiling. Max glared at him for a while and then walked away very slowly. Daniel then drooped his head down again and continued typing on the panel. Max walked back into the living room and sat down beside Silvia. Silvia frowned.
“So give me an answer” she demanded.
“For the crack” said Max quickly. Silvia finally looked away from the TV.
“Then why did you choose me... for the crack?” she asked.
“I DIDN’T CHOOSE YOU!” yelled Max. From the Kitchen Daniel lifted his head up again and stared down the corridor wide-eyed.
“Daniel... chose you” finished Max panting.
“Why did he choose me?” asked Silvia turning her head to the TV again. Max immediately stood up and stormed out the door back into the Kitchen.
“What now?” asked Daniel continuing to type.
“She wants to know WHY you chose her to be my friend” said Max angrily. Daniel looked at him furiously and then said
“Just... say... I thought... that you are the most... fun? Suitable? Different experience?” said Daniel pulling out a pistol from the counter drawer.
“What are you doing?” asked Max raising an eyebrow as Daniel pointing the gun down the corridor.
“Nothing... nothing... just trying to wish that she DOESN’T EXSIST!” he said clutching the gun tightly and forcing a smile. Max knew straight away that Daniel regretted saying the words; fun and suitable. He then walked backwards slowly out of the room and went back into the Living Room. Silvia glared at him walking backwards.
“Are you okay?” she asked.
“Yes! Fine, fine” said Max jumping. He then sat down close beside Silvia and said “Daniel thought you were suitable for me” said Max trembling.
“Ah... I see” said Silvia unconvinced. Suddenly something bleeped from Silvia’s pocket; the transmitter.
“What is that?” asked Max looking at her. Silvia clutched his shoulders immediately as it bleeped again.
“Promise me you won’t tell Daniel” she whispered. Max nodded rapidly. Silvia took it out and tapped the middle of it making the ripple go across the screen. Suddenly Barsy appeared on it in red and blurry like always.
“Barsy! Oh thank God!” gasped Silvia.
“Where are you?” asked Barsy breathing heavily.
“In Daniel’s apartment” replied Silvia quickly.
“What!? Get out of there!” shouted Barsy.
“Ssh! Barsy be quiet!” whispered Silvia. Max watched them with curiosity.
“Get out of there as soon as possible” whispered Barsy.
“Meet us at the base. We’ll be waiting” he added and disappearing. Max knew that the “base” was her hideout straight away. Silvia put it back in her pocket and looked as though she was about to faint.
“Please don’t tell” she gasped to Max.
“I won’t” he said slowly and only realising that his hand was on hers.
“I promise” he then added quietly. Silvia looked at her hand and then at him. The door then swung open.
“Max I...” Daniel glared at them in shock “I told you not to propose!” he yelled furiously.
“I’m not proposing!” cried Max. Silvia looked at Daniel as if saying; help me. Daniel looked at her wide-eyed. Max let go of her hand and stood up.
“So... does anyone want a drink or something?” Daniel asked awkwardly.
“Yes. Coke” replied Silvia sternly. Daniel threw Silvia a dirty look.
“Fine. Coke for Miss Primadonna” said Daniel irritably.
“Hey! You were being very nice to me and now you’re just the same as usual” said Silvia sadly. Daniel looked at her and raised an eyebrow.
Tears came from Silvia’s eyes and she looked up at Daniel. Max then started to draw tears from his eyes, seeing his true love in sadness. Daniel looked at Silvia and started to panic. He then walked over to her and moved her onto the seat after she only stood up. He was about to say something until Silvia spoke.
“And you are-are a P-Policeman. Y-You aren’t s-supposed to make a-anyone c-c-cry!” she wept.
“If it’s the way the thing goes I sort of have to” said Daniel suddenly and then face-palming. He then sat down beside her and looked at her suspiciously. Max looked at them in amazement and stopped crying immediately.
“Um... Daniel that’s... that’s my spot” he said with jealousy.
“I want to talk to Silvia alone. Go to your room” ordered Daniel. Max left and slammed the door behind him.
“I WANT MY DRINK YOU KNOW!” he yelled as he slammed another door. Daniel shook his head and turned to Silvia who was smiling.
“You little FAKER!” he yelled in anger.
Knowing that his guard wasn’t as high, Silvia then wacked him off the seat with her heels and smashed the Living Room window. Daniel got up and grabbed her tail just before she could leap out to freedom. He then pulled her over and grabbed her by the neck and held her tightly against the wall “What-are-you-doing?” she choked “You are going to tell me... all your little secrets missy! And you are also going to include your little hiding spot or I swear I’ll kill right now!” he yelled with anger “Let me down first!” she said struggling “Not until you tell me where it is!” he shouted. Silvia couldn’t bear this any more. She dug her nails deep into Daniel’s hand and he let go, groaning with pain. Silvia then ran and leapt out the window.
Daniel got up and looked down the head-wrecking height to see her falling. Silvia fell along with the glass of the window and landed perfectly on the ground. If she wasn’t a Human she would have been stone-dead.
“Damn Thieves” Daniel muttered. Max then came flying into the room and looked in horror at the window.
“Max... stay here. I’m going to get the Police ready and pay for a new window” said Daniel holding one of his bleeding hands with the other one. Max looked at the blood drip on the floor and then glared at Daniel run through the door.
Everyone around Silvia looked and fled in terror. She didn’t care about them or if they phoned the Police. She saw a teenager on a tidy and silver motorbike hovering past and she leapt for him knocking him off it and driving away on it. The teenager looked at her drive away and started screaming “My Motorbike! My Motorbike!”
The Police were late to arrive as she had gotten too far away. Max looked down from the broken window at the Policemen and Women discussing things. Daniel was amongst them and he certainly seemed to be raging. Max sighed and sat on the couch wondering what Silvia was doing right now. He sat down and felt as if he could have admitted anything to her right now. She was the most wanted Thief in the galaxy but he never knew she looked like that. Daniel never showed him any pictures or recordings of her but now he knew and now he was extremely upset.