|Case 1: The Bombing
Author: tania15 PM
What if somebody or something from your past came to warn you of future dangers while you dream, would you believe it? that is what Shirley will discover after an attack directed at her parents, or are they? complete fic tbc in Case 2, soon to come!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 16,471 - Reviews: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12-09-05 - Published: 09-19-04 - Status: Complete - id: 2063118
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It was three in the morning and almost everyone in Reddington was asleep except for one sixteen-year-old girl who was unable to. Shirley Holmes usually did not have any problems sleeping but that of course was before her best friend Bo Sawchuck told her that he would be finishing his schooling in Ukraine. Ever since, Shirley has been haunted by awful nightmares about her friend for whom she cares about very much, even more than she has ever realised, up until now.
At the exact same moment Bo was waking up from a nightmare of his own as he has been doing for quite some time now. Bo looked at his clock, which was indicating three in the morning. Not surprised by this discovery he did the same thing he has done for the last several nights. Bo asked himself why he wasn't able to sleep even if he already knew the answer. « Shirley » Bo thought she was all he could think about. As the days of his departure came closer and closer he started realising that leaving her would be harder than he had previously thought. But why? After all Shirley was very curious and very nosy. She was always trying to find out everything she could about everyone and sometimes that became so frustrating for him. But then, when you think about it, Shirley's curiosity was what had saved his butt so many times. And Bo would be lying if he said he didn't she was unbelievably beautiful when she did so, and so with this in mind he went back to bed.
Later on at school that day, Shirley was doing her best not to look sad. She was desperately trying to look happy for Bo but Shirley was unable to. She felt as if somebody was tarring her heart out each time she laid her eyes on him. She was trying very hard not to cry. It is at this moment that she says to herself « things couldn't get any worse ». Unfortunately Shirley was very wrong on that matter, as the principal came and asked to see Shirley in her in her office. The entire class turned and looked at Shirley in shock including Bo who was wondering what Shirley had managed to get herself into this time.
Shirley obeyed, wondering what this was all about. As they arrived in the office, the principal asked Shirley to sit down and so she said;
"You are probably wondering why I pulled you out of class. "Shirley nodded in agreement. So the principal continued.
"I pulled you out of class because I have something to tell you. "The principal paused for a second or two and the resumed her speech.
"Your parents called earlier on. They wanted me to make sure that you'd be informed that they had received an urgent message concerning your uncle's health. Anyways your parents wanted me to tell you that they weren't going to be back home until late tomorrow evening and your grand-mother is on her way straight back home and should arrive by tomorrow morning. "
Shirley said nothing she was to busy thinking about the fact that if her parents were willing to take a four hour drive it probably meant that her uncle Benny's cancer hasn't gotten better.
Shirley and her parents have been aware of her uncle Benny's condition for at least six years now. The doctors are baffled, they still can't figure out how he's managed to live so long considering the gravity of his cancer.
Then her mind drifted towards someone else, her long lost cousin as a matter of fact. Her cousin's name is Iana. Unfortunately for Shirley's cousin she is in a bad situation. Shirley has tried for years to find out why her uncle wanted custody of Iana. But for some reason he seems to want to keep the troubles of Shirley's cousin a secret. Shirley's thoughts came to a sudden halt when the principal said
"Shirley are you aright? "
Shirley simply answered « yes » and exited the principal's office as the bell rang.
Back in the classroom...
Alecia who had a very big smile on her face asked the following question;
"So, Bo did you tell her yet? "
"Who and what are you talking about? "Bo said with a question mark on his face.
"Am talking about if you did or didn't tell Shirley just how much you really care about her. "
"WHAT ???? What d-d-d- did you s-s- say –y-y-y? ? ... "
"BO STOP PLAYING INNOCENT WITH ME AND TELL ME THE TRUTH!!!!!!!.... "
"Look Alecia I don't know what you think but me and Shirley are just friends O.K "Bo responded with what he thought was a perfect poker game face, but it was unfortunately easy to see the marks of uncertainty on the boy's face. Alecia decided to pull back and wait for him to realise everything on his own and said to herself « I'll try again latter on. "
As Bo was coming out of class he spotted Shirley and immediately went to see her.
"So "Bo said with sarcasm "Miss Holmes wouldn't be stuck in detention on my last day of school? Now would she? "
"No. The principal only wanted to tell me that my parents wont be back home until tomorrow evening. "
"How come? "
"Family emergency that's all. "And so the two teenagers started talking about Shirley's numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. "
At that same moment about two hours away from Reddington, a man and his wife stopped by a dinner to rest and eat. Neither one of them had noticed the timer placed under the hood of their car, who seemed for some reason to count backwards. The two were only two meters away when the car exploded. Sending both of them a couple of yards away. Not too long after everything around them went black.
Bo, Shirley, Bart, Alecia and Stink were having so much fun together but now it was time for that to end. We were now almost seven in the afternoon and it was time to say goodbye to Bo. Stink went first.
"Well Sawchuck it was fun! "Stink said with a big smile on his face as he handed his hand to Bo. But he didn't shake stinks hand; he just stood there looking at his friend.
"What's wrong Sawchuck your not going to shake my hand? "
"Well ... maybe I will, but until you take the buzzer off. "
"Ah... man "Stink said after taking off the buzzer, shaking Bos hand and walking away sorely disappointed that Bo had figured it out.
Unlike Stink, Bart hurried up to say goodbye and good luck and soon after it was Alecias turn. But instead of saying goodbye to Bo she simply hugged him and whispered in his ear.
"Look Bo I know you don't want to admit it to anybody including yourself, but I know the truth even if you haven't realised that you love her yet I know you do. And I also know that Shirley feels the same way. I mean look at her she's been shaking like an earthquake all day and we both know that's not like her at all. So tell her already before it's too late. "
"Alecia, me and Shirley are just friends for the hundred time. "
"Well, goodbye then. "
"Goodbye Alecia "
And last but not least it was now Shirley Holmes's turn to bid her best friend farewell. Shirley walked up to Bo and was about to say something when her cell rang.
Shirley answered it while mumbling « sorry » to her friend who was waiting for her to say goodbye so he could get on his flight.
Bo watched Shirley closely while thinking of what Alecia had told him. He watched her deep blue eyes, her silky long brown hair, her beautiful smile who had suddenly turned upside down. Bo immediately zapped out of his trans and watched as she dropped her cell out of shock and her eyes widened with fear while her skin lost it's colour. Shirley looked at Bo with a face as white as snow and ran...
So what did you think? Flame me, don't flame me, don't care but please review it's my first fic ever and I need to know what you think. Thanks.