|Rise And Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions
Author: Miss Meggie PM
***Sequel to The Mister Mom Job*** Someone with a vendetta to make even takes Katie Beth the crew will stop at nothing to get her back!Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Angst - Eliot S. & Parker - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,102 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 06-26-10 - Published: 05-01-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5937163
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AN: Ok Ladies and Gents here is the sequel...hope you like the start! I stole my title from the new robinhood movie but I think you'll agree it fits! Thanks to my beta Fluer! ~Meg
Eliot woke slowly, the scent of Parker's shampoo in his nose and her arm around his waist. He unwrapped himself from her and went to wake up Katie Beth. He walked down the hall happily singing to her.
"Rise and shine and give god the glory, Glory! Rise and shine and give god the glory, Glory! Children of the-" he flipped on her lights to find her bed empty.
"Katie!" He peered under her bed, thinking she must be playing. She wasn't in the room, the living room or the bathroom. He felt the panic begin to rise as he rounded into the kitchen to check her hiding spot under the sink.
"Katherine Elizabeth Spencer this is no longer funny! Come out right now!" Parker stood stock still behind him, wearing an old t-shirt of his. She pointed to the huge wooden chopping block in the middle of his kitchen a meat clever was embedded in the center holding down a note on a single sheet of paper written in Russian.
I have something that belongs to you. You want her back…it's you for the kid, Spencer. I'll be in touch- the Butcher of Kiev.
"Oh god…Parker…I…they." His knees went weak and he folded to the floor.
"Eliot I'm going to get the others." And she left, running down the hall to Nate's apartment. Parker's first instinct would have been just to pick the locks but she was flustered and scared, so she knocked. The knocking turned into pounding as Nate opened the door sleepily.
"What? For crying out loud what?"
"The Butcher of Kiev took Katie and is holding her hostage in return for Eliot…. And Eliot, he's all catatonic… on floor…"
Sophie appeared behind Nate and Parker crumbled. "Someone took the baby ninja."
She did something she hadn't done since the Dalton Rand Job. She cried. Sophie stepped forward, hugging her.
"We will find her. We will…" she said. "Oh no you don't Nate… the emotional wall stays down you hear me and no drinking either go wake Hardison see what we picked on the CCTV."
She led Parker back down the hall when Hardison appeared on the landing. He took in her appearance seeing her in Eliot's well worn blue t-shirt and nothing else.
"Not exactly how I wanted him to find out about us." Parker thought fleetingly as she reentered Eliot's place.
They found him sitting on her bed, clutching a worn and slightly dirty Glo-worm toy.
"Eliot…" Sophie said tentatively.
"She was born early did you know that not by much but enough to need the NICU. The lights are always on in there and it's noisy so when I brought her home she was afraid of the dark," his voice cracked
"So I got her this…the first thing I ever bought her. She stills sleeps with it because even though she says she's says she's not she's still a little afraid…" He looked at the Sophie and Parker, valiantly trying not to cry.
"She's not wearing any shoes and is in her Little Mermaid nightgown so she's cold, and probably hungry and definitely scared…and it's my fault... if I were just a normal dad.... I don't know what to do."
"I vote get angry. You know how to use that." Parker said.
"I do that I'll kill someone maybe more than one someone."
"We'll find her. I point you in the right direction then get out of your way. Deal? Get dressed and go to Nate's." Sophie commanded softly.
"Ok so baby ninja is sleeping then the power goes out and the generators never kick in so it was quick and when it all comes back on line she's gone and none of our alarms or anything were tripped, so he had help. I say a woman did the initial snatching because they went through the air vent and that butcher dude is too big," Hardison said.
"Mikel Dayan is the best female retrieval specialist around and we ended on a bad note." Eliot said quietly and plainly.
"Wait, you think that the pretty handcuff girl stole your baby," Hardison clarified.
"Probably most likely yes."
"Makes sense it's smart, too smart… someone's helping them." Nate added. Just then a window popped up on Hardison computer. "Click here!" it said.
"Click click click damn it Hardison."
"I'm clicking," muttered Hardison. A grainy black and white image came on.
"Daddy! Daddy! Somebody help me!" Her terrified crying screams tore at Eliot's heart
"I'm coming, baby."
"Why is that baby sitting in a padded cell?" Sophie asked
"And what the hell is with the time ticking down seventy two hours?" Hardison added
"Oh god, oh god no," Parker said ominously. "Guys, there are no vents in that room it's air tight."
"What are you saying, Parker?" Eliot barked.
"I'm saying that if we don't find her in time they'll let her suffocate to death…and its not a padded cell those are pressure sensitive tiles which means I can't get to her without alerting them."
Eliot made a sound, half agonizing scream half terrified sob, that reminded Nate of when Sam was dying. It broke Nate's heart as he watched Eliot turn and rip the heavy wood door off its hinges before stalking away.
"Go after him. Don't let him do anything stupid." He commanded of Parker.
"I'm trying to track the feed but its pinging off a million different servers it could take me days to undo the pattern." Hardison told them. "When she gets back I'm putting trackers in her teeth!" he added.
Parker knew where to find him, staring at his punching bag in the basement, crying. "I'm too angry to even hit anything. I've killed her, Parker."
"No, you haven't. We'll find her and we'll do it in time too."
"Will we? Boston's a big fucking city Parker."
"Yes, but I need you to stop thinking like a father and think like a thief. We have to steal her back."
"We could hear her!" Eliot said.
"Ok so.... that means there's a PA system. If Hardison can hack into it, maybe we can talk to her ,see if she remembers anything…If the room's airtight and pressuresensitive smart money, says it's sound proof. They'll never hear us from the outside," said Parker, a challenging smile creeping onto her face as she felt her brain instinctively working out all the angles.
Eliot took her hand. "Come on, let's go. Time is air."