In Her Eyes: Healing Part 1
Author Note: I was about to watch Temptations and Thrill of
the Hunt, till I found out that they had also had been taped over. I now keep my
Gargoyle tapes safely in my room. I tried to write Thrill of the Hunt, however
I couldn't get that far. I just had so many ideas for Deadly Force, and still
had ideas about those episodes too, so I decided to put them all together!
Please email me with all comments! Daydreamgirl007@yahoo.com
I am really sorry about this being so late! I school had started and I was a
little nervous! (You would be too if the seniors went around yelling 'Fresh
meat!':) I even added a little bit of high school in this story.
Thanks to: Elisa, Sirius, Demonalisa,
Dedication: This piece is dedicated to Leelee. I love our
chats! It is wonderful to hear someone likes my stories!
I am sorry that I haven't written lately. I have been so busy
with work, sleep, and the gargoyles. After the nights of 'Their Awakenings' (as
I call it) I had been spending a lot of my free time with Goliath. Teaching him
more about this era, and the city.
But let me tell you why I have had time to write. Right now I
am in the hospital, but before I tell you why I will start from the beginning.
A few nights ago I went on duty as usually. Captain called me in to tell me
that a shipment of weapons. My first suspected was of course Tony Dracon. He
had just gotten out of jail a few months ago, and things had been too quiet. I
told the captain that she just had to give me a warrant and I would bring back
that piece of pond scum, back here; however like I knew we had no evidence, he was
Typical, Dracon's a jerk, but he is not a fool; at least some
of the time. I then asked what exactly were in the crate. She said that they
were non-projectile weapon prototypes, from Xanatos Enterprises (I shuddered at
the name). I question, lasers? That is when the emotionless yes man came in,
and told that the laser was just for aiming; the particle beam itself is
invisible. More then three hundred guns were stolen.
Ugh, I was going to kill Dracon. I went to the door and
captain asked where I was going. I told her that I was going to do my job and a
lot of good that did.
I was wired, literally; I had a tape recorder in my jacket. I
knew exactly where Dracon was going to be, Park Manor. His flat, which was also
the center of his business. I pressed play once I came in.
'Dracon!' I yelled. He came over with his 'associates' around
him like bodyguards.
'Something on your mind, honey?' he asked. I hate when he
calls me 'honey', 'sugar', 'sweetie', etc.
'I have a few questions for you concerning that armed
shipment hijacking.' I went right to the point.
'Hijacking? Sorry, Detective, you got the wrong guy. I'm just
a businessman.' Businessman, ha you don't see businessman like that.
'I assume you've got an alibi then.'
'I was with these guys. We were out doing' the town.' Real
smooth, of course. He was with these guys; they were the ones who helped with
'Sooner or later, you're going to slip up, Tony. And when you
do, I'll be there.' I always am.
'Hey, I told you, I'm not the guy. And if I was the guy, you
couldn't do anything about it. In fact, if I were to tell one of my associates
here to go sell of some, merchandise to raise some operating capital, you
couldn't do anything about that, either. Face it, Sugar, you got nothing.' Oh
he got me so angry.
I then drove recklessly to the scene of the crime. I nearly
ran a red light; I then started to breath. I shouldn't let him get me so mad!
However if could get under my skin so easily, ever since high school.
I know what you are thinking? High school. Well I was in my
freshman year at Washington High. I had everything a fourteen year old could
want, great teachers, great classes, and wonderful friends; friends that
include Jacob Carter. Jake and I were best friends since we were in
kindergarten. At school there was a gang of mostly seniors, whose leader was
I had gotten Tony angry, I forget what for (even then he
called me 'sugar'). So we were enemies even then. But that wasn't it. Dracon
had gotten Jake into his gang. His gang had been stealing from local stores,
which Jake didn't want to believe. He wanted to be part of the crowd. They had
been planning to rob an electronic store with Jake. He then realized what was
really going on. He didn't want part of it, but it was too late. The cops came
and guess what? Dracon sold him out, and Jake hadn't done anything.
I rushed home that day asking my father if there were any way
that Jake could be released of the charges. He said that they would need
evidence that showed it wasn't Jake. That is when I decided to have my first
undercover job. I went straight to Dracon and played the 'I know you want me,
and now I want you' card. And it worked. I had it all on tape. Ever since I
have been putting Dracon back in the slammer, but still he seems to get out
one-way or the other. Damn his lawyers.
I finally got home; my fire had been finally cooled off. I
placed my gun and jacket on the coat rack. That is when Cagney came, purred,
and went around my ankle. I love that cat; I pulled him to my arms and ask if
he was hungry. I told him that he should be glad he has got a home. The streets
just got a whole lot meaner.
I went into the kitchen, took a deep breath and then decided
to make dinner. A few minutes later Broadway came in. I was very thankful for
the company, I thought that maybe it would keep my mind off of Dracon and those
guns on the street, hurting innocent people.
Then boom. Pain. Darkness.
I have fired a gun before. And even though I am not proud of
it I have shot a few people also. I never thought that it was like this. Never
I have a felt such pain. I had the weirdest dreams, but I can't remember them
I woke up hearing my mother's voice, with her hand in mine,
at first I didn't know if I was just dreaming but I asked, 'Mom?' in a weak
voice that wasn't mine. 'Elisa,' my father said, with worry eyes that I have seen
a million time. 'You're awake,' said my brother. Awww, he cares. They asked how
I was feeling, and I told the truth, lousy. I questioned what happened, they
asked the same thing. Then Derek told me that Captain Chavez just called.
Dracon's had been arrested for grand theft. They found him in a warehouse with
Xanatos's guns, all of them destroyed. He was babbling about monsters attacking
him and his men. I love those gargoyles.
Then the nurse told them that they had to leave. Goliath and
Broadway came in then, I knew I felt someone watching me. I then remembered
what happened seeing his face; Broadway shot me. He looked so sad. He went
straight for me, and said that he was so sorry, and that he would never touch
another gun again. I told him that it was my fault too; I should have never
left my gun out like that, even though I live alone. We both had made mistakes.
Broadway then stated that I almost had to pay with them, with my life. Then we
won't repeat them. 'Come she needs her rest,' Goliath told him. I had started
to tell him thanks for getting those guns back from the streets. But he stopped
me, saying 'Shhh, sleep now. You're safe now.' And brushed through my hair with
his talons, by means of affection. And then we both slept.
I woke up in the late afternoon by a nurse who said my family
was here. And she let them in, along with Captain Chavez. After asking how I
was feeling, they then asked who shot me. I took a deep breath looking at my
mother, I hate lying to people who I love and trust so dearly. I told them that
I had put my gun on the coat rack and it had fallen and then gone off. I know
that sounds like a long shot, but they bought it. Expect the questions of the
inhuman fingerprints, maybe Cagney had put his paws on it when was on the floor
or something. And how I was brought to the hospital, which I told them that I
had no clue.
Then my mom just broke down. Diane Maza is one of the
strongest people that I know. Whenever something bad happened she would be the
glue that kept us together, even if she was silent. And after whatever crisis
ended she would then tell her real feelings. And so she cried. She wrapped me
in her motherly hug, and sob on me. Saying that she was so scared that she
would lose her 'baby'. Then Derek stepped in as he had been doing, ever since
he had grown up; he told her that I was all right and will recover. Mom just
nodded, but that did not stop her from holding me or I holding her. It was
almost comforting; I had forgotten what it felt like to be held like this.
After she let go, I asked when we I be let out. Mom then
snapped out of her sad mood, and said 'Elisa Salli Maza you will be here as
long as it takes.' Being called by your full name by my mom meant that you
listen to her or else. I didn't mean for it to sound like I wanted to get out,
but I can't stand to be cooped up, it's just not in my nature. Father smiled,
gave me kiss and spoke that I was a fighter, and would heal quickly.
I received a phone call from Bethany who was worried sick.
Beth felt terrible about not being there. I told her not to worry about me, but
to worry about those exams coming up.
I met the surgery that saved my life his name is Dr. Sato. I
thanked him, but he said that he was just doing his job, which sounded sort of
Derek brought today his laptop for me, knowing how bored I
get just sitting around. Derek loves technology; Lexington reminds me of him.
So curious about how everything works, and what it does. Well I might as well
get some sleep.