Well, that was certainly not an enjoyable time in Iceland. We are back home again, finally out of the clinic but still recovering. But at least we are home. And I am not in jail, which is very nice indeed. Kristina and Salka are doing well, they were wearing something new from one of Baldwin’s companies. The vests now have arm protection too, though not as good as the vest since it needs to be thinner so as not to restrict movement. But the arm protection is still very good.
There are also leggings of the same material which helped to protect them from serious injury. Every little bit helps sometimes. A bigger explosion however, would still be a problem. I am going to need a bit more time to fully recover. Jennifer, Carine, Annelie and Rock delivered the books from The Company to Rossana and the police rounded up most of the 4,000 people mentioned in the books. All from across Europe, N. America and Australia, even a few from S. America.
They also managed to arrest 9 of the 10 directors on the list, but one just seemed to vanish completely. That is not so good. His name is Vance McKay, I imagine he will be quite angry with us for what we did to The Company. So I am quite sure we will likely meet this director at some point in the future. Hopefully it will not be too soon however.
As for Harmon, well, his body was found in an alley somewhere in London. He had been shot at close range apparently. And John disappeared again, just like he usually does. I am very sure we will meet him again in the future. But will it be as friends, or foes? He can be a very hard man to figure out sometimes. I still do not understand why he helped me the way he did. And not wanting any payment for it, that is not like John at all.
Perhaps he has truly changed now. Guess we will just have to wait and see. Jake has gone back home, though he did promise Muffin he would definitely think about joining our team. He has a lot of knowledge that could be a real benefit to us. Plus he knows how these criminal types work, which would be a real help as well. However, I have my doubts that he will accept our invitation. Sometimes people get stuck in a rut and changing course is a tough decision for them to make.
Sigurbjorn is a full member of our team now and has passed all tests quite easily. She has a great ability to memorize things very quickly, plus she knows 10 languages fluently, something that can be very handy in our business. We have begun new training for our team members too. Right now each team member has a special talent, but now I want them to teach at least one other team member so that at least 2 will know how to do these things.
MC and I are the bomb specialists, but we are teaching Jenny and Kristina as well. MC is also our lock picker and he is teaching Jenny and Carine how to do that. Annelie is teaching Carine her job of finding information. But most team members also have certain abilities special to themselves, like Sigurbjorn. Galyna has a real ability to calm people down when they get too stressed, plus she is great with a massage, as is Nyura our nurse and Sigurbjorn.
Chung is also teaching Mriya and Nyura all he knows about herbs and stuff, just in case something should happen to him. And he is our oldest team member so he just thought it would be a good idea. I certainly hope nothing happens to him any time soon however. Oh yes, Muffin is training Galyna and Angel the art of picking pockets. Which reminds me. “Okay, who has my wallet this time?”, I asked. Angel laughed, “that would be me Steve.”
She gives it back to me. “Why am I always the target?”, I ask. Meow,meow.=You nice and easy for first practice. Everyone laughs. Sigh. “Well, I wonder what will be next for us?”, I ask. “Hopefully a longer break,” said Baldwin. “Time for your medicine Steve,” said Kat. “What is this one?”, I ask. “I don’t know, but Chung sent it over so take it,” she said firmly.
“It is big enough for football practice,” I said. “Do I need to get Rock to hold you?”, she asked. “No, no, I will take it,” I said, though it sure was not easy. Yes indeed, what will be next for us, I thought as I drifted off to sleep that night.
The End of Back to Iceland. A new story begins tomorrow.
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