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United Chapter 74Martin followed Miss Potts past a small nondescript desk with a lone guard sitting behind it. The guard nodded and hit a button, unlocking a door beside him.
“Might I inquire as to our whereabouts?” Martin asked as he followed her through the door and into a brightly lit hallway.
“You may inquire.”
Martin raised an eyebrow, “Indeed.”
He had to trot to keep up with her as they jumped into an elevator at the far end of the hallway.
“Something like that, Mister Rutledge.”
Martin fell quiet, gazing at his shoes.
“This woman, Anna. She's being held by this Mister Wells also?”
“So he claims.” Martin closed his eyes, “I don't know what I shall do if something has happened to her. I could never forgive myself. I should have come here as soon as I returned to Earth.”
She patted his arm, “We'll find them, Anna too.”
The door slid open and Martin took a step backwards as he me
United Chapter 72She steadied herself on the hand of the servant who'd trotted out to the wagon as she reined in Blackberry before the entryway into the palace. “Where is the king?”
“Milady, he is still abed I believe.” the servant waved over a young boy, “ Take the wagon, water the horse.” then he bowed to Eidra. “I shall announce your arrival.”
As she followed the servant through the halls, she ventured to ask him though she feared the answer, “Has Prince Loki been here?”
The servant stopped so quickly she had all she could do not to run into him, “Milady he has not been at the palace for days.”
“Days....” She swallowed hard, “Very well, carry on.”
The servant knocked on Thor's bedchamber door and waited until they heard a sleepy voice, “Who disturbs me at such an early hour?”
They heard muted voices from inside, then, “Enter.”
The servant opened the door a crack and stuck his head
United Chapter 71Brenna awoke early. At least it felt early. There were no windows to see the passing of time, no clock on the wall. She could only tell time by the food that was brought to her, or whether she could see her father. Two days past, she had awakened from a doze. When she had turned on the TV and found nothing but static, she was frantic. She had pounded on the door and yelled until the big guard named Leroy had come to the room.
Before he had entered, however, he had informed her that he was armed with a Tazer, proceeding to explain that the device would deliver a very painful electrical charge should she try to escape or otherwise harm him.
He'd then opened the door and she had begged him to tell her why she couldn't see her father.
“Doctor's orders. When he's asleep, the feed shuts down after a certain span of inactivity.”
She nodded, wiping the tears from her face and it must have touched something in the big man.
“And a little piece of advice. If I were you, I would
United Chapter 70Ororo looked at the time in the corner of the computer screen. It was almost nine in the evening. The school had been crawling with agents all day analyzing the video feed, searching for evidence as to where she had gone. They had even confiscated her laptop, finding a search for the train station in Croton Falls. Agents had been sent there with Brenna's picture, they had even checked the station video feed with no luck. Currently the trail was cold and now Chase was pacing back and forth in her office in a panic.
“What else can they do? What if she's in a ditch somewhere hurt...I'm not gonna even think about the other possibility.”
“Chase,” Ororo sighed, “You have to calm down. There's not much you're going to do by getting worked up. We're all as concerned as you are but we don't have any leads. You said she couldn't go home on her own and there haven't been any reports of her Uncle here on earth since he brought her the letter from her mother. If you've
United Chapter 69She heard the elevator doors slide open behind her as she took another deep breath and slowly blew it out. Her eyes were closed, she was in the Lotus position, the sun streaming in on her through the plate glass windows overlooking the Atlantic ocean. She took another breath, tried to ignore his muttering as he stepped behind the bar and dropped a couple ice cubes in a glass with a loud clink.
“Are you listening to me?”
Pepper shook her head, “Not on my lunch break. Talk to me in...” She thought to herself, “Ten more minutes.”
“I don't have ten minutes to wait.”
Deep breath in, slowly out. The sound of liquid pouring, “Pepper.”
She opened her eyes, her shoulders slumped, “I'm taking those extra minutes tomorrow.” She rose to her feet and stretched, “Now what's so urgent that I can't finish meditating?”
“Our little exchange student has taken off.”
Pepper tilted her head, “Who?”
United Chapter 66Leroy waited until Doctor Wells unlocked the door of the old service entrance before he leaned into the back seat of the Escalade and hauled the body of the mystery man over his shoulder.
Up a short flight of stairs and through another door and they were in the special projects corridor, Leroy following David until he stopped at a door to his left and opened it to reveal one of the metal plated rooms. “In here.”
The room was spartan, with a plain blue carpeting, a cot and a small bathroom about the size of a hall closet set into one corner. Leroy lay the man on the cot, “Now what?”
David waved Leroy aside, “We set the bait.” He studied the man's hands but they bore no rings. He opened the lapels of his jacket, watching carefully for any signs that he might be waking up, felt the inner pocket and pulled out the letter written in Martin's hand. Martin had delivered the letter though David couldn't read what he'd written. He handed it to Leroy, checked
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