The next day we met the jet at the airport and Jake’s sister got off, with a couple of Baldwin’s guards with her. Soon we were on our way back to Baldwin’s company where he has guest rooms for business associates that stop by. Right now we are using them, plus his top floor suite which normally only Baldwin uses.
Once back I introduced Tracy to everyone, then Chung had left orders for us to relax for at least one hour before doing any planning for tonight. That was a good thought and helped us all get to know Tracy a bit. Then I told everyone to sleep for a while, we cannot afford mistakes tonight so I want everyone to be fresh and awake.
Kat, Galyna, Sigurbjorn and I went into the main bedroom so we could talk and Sigurbjorn could give Kat and I a massage. I desperately needed to relax, I was very tense, something that Sigurbjorn noticed right away. “I think Tracy is on the level,” said Galyna, “she is not hiding anything, she really does want to change and stay that way. I am sure of that. But I think she is somewhat afraid to go back into that prison.”
“That would be understandable,” said Kat, “I would not want to go back either.” “Yes,” I said, “but hopefully she will stand up to it tonight. We will have to watch her close in case she panics.” “I will stay close to her,” said Galyna. “So will I”, said Kat, “she will need protection anyway.” “Even if she is afraid,” began Sigurbjorn, “if she can go in and out of that place, it will say a lot about her strength.”
“Yes, that is right,” admitted Galyna, “she might be a good addition to the team.” “But she still needs to pass our tests,” said Kat, “but if she does well tonight, we can cut part of those tests out.” “Yes, I agree,” I said and I was soon asleep. “Good,” said Kat, “he needs that sleep, even though he will not admit it.” When we woke up it was time for dinner so we ordered some food to be brought in for us.
After that we started our planning. We cannot use the helicopters this time since the police are watching all helicopters around that are about the size of the ones we used. So we are going in on foot through an old sewage drain pipe. Not very glamorous but it should get us in safely, and hopefully back out again. The sewage pipe was about 5 feet in diameter which made things a bit easier.
There was a large iron grate on the end of it however, but between Rock and Benson they managed to pull it right off without difficulty. Then we all went in and waited by the inner grate for things to happen. Bellamy and Sovia did their jobs well once again, though this time we needed the power out a bit longer, so they needed to damage things a bit more. Suddenly it went black inside.
Rock and Benson pushed against that grate and pushed it right off. There were 3 people down there working but we quickly put them to sleep with our dart guns. They should sleep about an hour. Off we went following Tracy through the maze of corridors to a spot where there was an indented part in the old stone wall. She told Rock to push an iron button near the ceiling, then Benson pushed the door open.
We closed it behind us so no one would know we were there if they came looking. Apparently the prison authorities do not know about this place, it is part of the old prison, but some of the guards found it and take “special” prisoners down here to get confessions, real or not. The place had a horrible smell and there were rats and cockroaches all over the place. There were not many cells down here, but a lot of empty rooms.
We found Jenny, chained lying down on the floor and covered with cockroaches. She started screaming when we came in the room. There was another woman in there too, though it looked like she was dead. Galyna calmed Jenny while the other girls brushed the cockroaches off her. “We have to take Cassie too,” said Jenny sobbing. We did and off we went.
“Hey Steve, this room has explosives,” said Benson, “and this dungeon is under the field, not the prison.” “Blow it,” I said. He set a timer for 11 minutes which should give us all ample time to get out. We were behind the rest and as we came out of the dungeon 4 guards met us and began shooting. We put our spotlights on and blinded them, the we put the to sleep with our dart guns.
“Must go fast Steve,” said Benson. We got to the pipe where Sigurbjorn was waiting and in we went. Benson set another charge at the entrance which gave us 5 seconds to go, but I slipped and hit my head. The explosion shook us a bit but we were okay and ran out of there to the others waiting with our trail bikes. We took off fast to the waiting truck and drove up into the back and soon the truck was pulling away.
Once in the city we got out quickly and into cars while the drivers took the truck to Baldwin’s warehouse and hid it inside. Obviously no one saw us which was good. At the suite I just got in the door and collapsed…
To Be Continued.
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