|If the Car Hadn't Come
Author: kittcoe339 PM
This takes place in Genius Squad when they are on the plane and Cadel is pleading with Prosper. If the car hadn't come...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Words: 1,178 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 03-08-12 - id: 7905885
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WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! This takes place near the end of Genius Squad. I'd advise you to read the entire series before reading this, just in case there are spoilers in here.
This is just the idea of what would happen if the message didn't get to Saul in time. What if Prosper and Cadel had made it to the plane on time? I'm starting the fanfiction just a little bit before the car arrives. The first few lines are NOT my own writing. They belong to Catherine Jinks. You'll find these lines within chapter forty- two (or on page 447 in my book).
Anyway, this is only my second fanfiction, so read and review place. Tell me what you think!
"Listen," He gabbled. "you can leave her here as long as you tell someone where she is."
"Oh, I can, can I?" Prosper's tone was absentminded. He was surveying the instrumental panel. "Nice to have your permission, I'm sure."
"Please. Please." Cadel's voice cracked. "If you call someone about Sonja, I promise I'll be good. I swear I will. I'll do everything you day." Hearing Prosper snort, he leaned forward, fists clenched. "I mean it," he pleaded. "This isn't a trick. Please believe me, I'm telling the truth. Word of honor."
"Word of honor?" At last Prosper's interest was piqued. He turned away from the instrument panel and fixed Cadel with bright, steely, penetrating look. "What are you talking about? You wouldn't know what that means."
"Yes I would! I'm different now! I keep my promises!" When Cadel saw Prosper's face harden, he realized that this wasn't a piece of information likely to please someone who had once been involved in funding a University of Evil. So he did something he'd never, ever thought he could bring himself to do.
He swallowed and said, "Please, Dad. I'm begging you. I won't cause you any more trouble for the rest of my life, if you just do this one thing."
Prosper frowned. Deep within him, some kind of seismic disturbance caused his features to shift like a subsiding wall. There was a hint of irresolution in the set of his mouth—a puzzled look in his eyes.
Cadel stared a Prosper with his wide blue eyes, pleading for him to listen. His eyes were desperate and he felt close to tears as Prosper studied him. "Please." Cadel begged softly once more.
Prosper shifted his weight on his foot sighing impatiently still staring down at Cadel. Finally, Prosper smiled. "Alright, Cadel." He said in an almost devious tone. Cadel flinched at the tone but continued staring at him hope filtering inside of him. Was Prosper actually giving into him? Prosper studied Cadel for a second longer before promptly grabbing his upper right arm and dragging him off the plane once more. Cadel didn't fight him, merely focused on trying to keep up with his long strides and trying to ignore the painful grip. Prosper was taking no chances with him, and was not going to give him a second of unsupervision it appeared.
Prosper half dragged Cadel to Vadi, who'd just emerged from the office. "Watch him." He ordered releasing Cadel into Vadi's grip before walking away again. Vadi held tightly to Cadel not allowing him to move from the spot his master had just left him. Cadel's gaze locked on the car. He wanted to yank from the grip and go to Sonja. He wanted to tell her everything was going to be alright and that help was on the way from her. He wanted to say goodbye to her, but he couldn't. Instead, Cadel listened hard for the phone conversation in the office. He could hear Prosper order Alias to make the call. Obviously Prosper wasn't about to have his voice recorded. It made sense. Alias, being the master of disguises, could probably disguise his voice too. Cadel felt relieved that they were actually calling someone, but at the same time he felt a huge wave of sorrow wash over him knowing his chances of escape were very slim.
Cadel was conflicted. On one hand, he wanted to begin planning out an escape route, but on the other hand he'd just given his word he'd be good if Prosper did this one thing for him. He was determined not to break promises and lie anymore. He couldn't escape. Not right now. He would have to endure Prosper at least until he knew that Sonja was safe. Then maybe he could review the situation and determine if he could break the promise.
Within a few moments, Prosper and Eric… not Alias dressed as Eric, emerged from the office and quickly came over to Vadi. Prosper took Cadel's collar and pulled him to the plane ordering the rest to follow. Cadel didn't fight him. He stumbled only because with Prosper's long leg, he still had trouble keeping up with him. "There. Your crippled friend has been taken care of." Prosper told Cadel.
"Thank you." Cadel said quietly. He got onto the plane and allowed Prosper to strap him in tightly without complaint. Cadel tried not to look as sad and panicked as he felt. He was happy that at least Sonja would be out of danger now. It was a good first step. But he still wasn't rid of Prosper. He would never be. His escape plan had failed. He hadn't really been too hopeful on it, but the reality of this failure was like a punch in the gut. The only good that had came from this was that Sonja would no longer be Prosper's tool to threaten him with. Sonja would be heading back with the police in a few minutes. Sonja would then get proper care and probably be put into a safe house. Though she would never really be safe in a safe house, because Cadel was aware that if Prosper really wanted something, hardly anything stood in his way, she would be a lot safer than she was here.
Cadel remained quite as Vadi and Alias checked over the plane and flipped switches to start their flight. Prosper silently watched Cadel. Cadel was sure Prosper was still under the assumption that he was going to try something. As if to prove this thought, Prosper added in a low soothing voice that he used in their sessions before, "It would be very unwise to muck around with anything while the plane's in the air, Cadel. Just stay in your seat like a good lad, and we'll be there soon." Cadel mutely nodded. He looked down to his feet trying not to cry. He said a mental good-bye to Sonja and braced himself for takeoff.
Yeah! One chapter in. Review please! I know a lot of this chapter was coming from the book, but I needed to start it somewhere.