Author: Alice Meri Fox PM
This is a Rob/OC story to fill my posting time.Rated: Fiction T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,509 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 04-25-12 - Published: 04-09-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8009191
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A/n: Okay so I decided that until I get the muse back for my Indiana Jones story I'm going to post some of my other things, starting with the movie The Italian Job then maybe Galaxy Quest.
The breeze of the Italian air flowed through her long blond hair. The day was a good day. She was focused and ready for the job, sitting on the boat with Lyle waiting for Handsome Rob. She checked the boat to see if it was ready for the getaway while Lyle was doing something on his computer behind her. Left Ear was reading book on da Vinci on shore. She just finished the check list and looked up to the beautiful city of Venice. It was a nice day. The sun was high the skies were clear it was beautiful.
"You ready for this?" An Englishman's voice brought her out of her daydreaming.
Speeding Susie looked over to Handsome Rob as he pulled Left Ear onto the boat. "Wind's pushing from the west a bit hard so be careful when taking the hairpin right. Cross currents are perfect for the underwater work, just skip over them as best you can."
"You're just glad it's not you down there," Left Ear said knowingly as she steered the boat to where Charlie and John were waiting for them.
"Damn straight I am," was her reply.
They arrived at the meeting dock to see Charlie and John. As soon as the boat stopped they got on.
"We set?" Charlie asked Lyle.
"Yeah I've enhanced the viewing matrix to track both the Cartesian coordinates and three altitude angles, the yaw, pitch and roll to give us the exact position an orientation of our baby." Lyle said.
"Were in Italy, speak English." Left Ear said.
"Speed, how's the boat?" Charlie asked turning to her.
"Ship shape," Speed said with a smile; he smiled back. Susie had known Charlie since he was in grade school and were basically family to each other.
"Steve, how we looking?" Charlie said into his headset.
"Papa took the boat work at 8:15, so the garage is empty. Mama left with daughter at 8:30 for preschool, as usual. So for the next forty-five minutes, we own this place gentleman."
"Still no word from the garbage men?" John said.
"Hey, who got you the beekeepers in Budapest? They'll be there. I trust these guys." Steve sounded slightly offended.
"Steve how many times do I have to tell you? I trust everyone. I just don't trust the devil inside them." John fidgeted as he said his famous words.
Then they started the leisurely boat ride to the destination. Speed looked around them as she drove cautiously. Venice was magnificently beautiful. Charlie gave Lyle the nod to open the gate and she backed in like she belonged there as the guys looked for any observers.
"We're in." Charlie said to Steve.
"Just tell me where to paint."
They all got off the boat and began their mini jobs. Speed tied the boat to the dock with the help of Charlie.
"Your men are still not in position?" John said to Steve. John walked around and Speed couldn't really care what he was saying. She helped grab some of the materials from Handsome as John looked over at Charlie. Hearing John say something about aborting the mission drew her attention to Charlie.
"I'm sorry, John, but I think that's Charlie's call now."
"Our baby's being taken out of here tonight. This is our only shot at it." Lyle said.
"Keep going?" Charlie asked John.
"It's up to you, kid." John said.
"It's a go." Charlie said with a smile and they all got back to work. Lyle was giving Steve directions on where to paint the explosives. Speed didn't pay attention as she started to get the scuba gear ready for John, Charlie, and Left Ear.
"You need some help, Handsome," she asked when she finished as he was putting together the fake safe.
"Hold this end up while I get the bottom together?" They completed it and were ready. Minutes later the safe came crashing down from the ceiling and Handsome put the boat in drive. They were off.
Lyle was folding the protective covering around the "safe" and they all glanced up to see some very angry Italians yelling at them. Once the fake safe was secure Lyle stood behind Handsome holding on to the boat while Speed sat behind the safe. This was one of the rushes Speed loved. They heard the whirling of an engine and looked behind them and saw the Italians were following them close behind.
"All right Charlie someone just called it in. The police boat is headed your way." Lyle said. Handsome took Speed's advice on the right hairpin turn and skimming on top of the cross currents. They looked to the side as the Italians came alongside them. One had a gun and they all sucked in their breath; but thankfully, the driver wasn't paying attention and ran up another boat, soaring through the air before landing on a vegetable sellers boat. Lyle laughed as Speed and Handsome smirked at the driver's stupidity.
They came to a fork in the river and almost ran into another boat of the Italians. They got ahead of them and sped faster through the streets until they finally saw the garbage men waiting.
Handsome turned right in front of the garbage boat just before they started moving to block off their escape. The three of them looked back and saw the Italians stuck on the garbage scow. They smiled and laughed as they sped away to the meeting place.