A slight bump jolted Kat awake as the plane began its decent towards a private airstrip a couple of miles from Wyndham Manor. "Hmm", she groaned as she sat up from her position on the surprisingly comfortable pull out sofa bed, "We're here?" She rubbed her eyes in the gloom of the semi dark room. On the other side of the cabin a light glowed from the main cabin just off the one she, her cousin, and Hale were sleeping in. A moment later, Scarlett appeared in the doorway, framed by a halo of light spilling in from behind her. She was no longer dressed in her business attire, having now settled for an emerald green skin tight halter dress that showed off her curves magnificently and off-set the deep bronze of her skin and a pair of gold gladiator strappy sandals. As she peered into the room, one hand propped against the door and her golden hair spilling down around her shoulders, Kat couldn't help but notice the expensive looking sunglasses that shielded her cousin's molten eyes. Why is she wearing sunglasses at night? Just as she was pondering this thought the younger girl, having sensed her cousin's examination of her, whipped around to face her and, most likely noticing her confused expression, said, "It's morning. We're getting ready to land in northern England. You might want to go ahead and get dressed. We're landing in about 10 min." Kat nodded and Scarlett turned to leave, then looked over her shoulder and smirked. "Oh and good luck waking your little friend over there up. I've heard he's not exactly a morning person." Then she was gone. Oh shit. It was no secret that Hale HATED to be woken up and had a tendency to snap at the nearest person if so. If there was one thing Kat had learned in all those years of knowing Hale, it was that W.W. Hales' could buy a lot of things, but a good night's sleep was not one of them. Hale lived for whatever sleep he could get and became very ornery when said sleep was disturbed. Heaving a resigned sigh, she swung her legs over the side of the bed and pulled herself to her feet. She stumbled across the room to the other couch bed on the other side of the room where she could just make out Hale's large sleeping form. Cautiously she approached, being careful not to make a sound as she crept towards him. Right as she reached him, a ridiculously loud snore erupted from his lips and she quickly slapped a hand over her mouth to stifle her laughter. Then, with a hand trained not to tremble after years of practice, she grabbed his shoulder and shook vigorously. He didn't even stir. She narrowed her eyes in confusion and tried again, this time even harder. Still nothing. She thought for a moment and took a deep breath then settled for an altogether riskier solution to her dilemma. She slapped him full on across the face. Hale shot up with a shout startling Kat and causing her to stumble backwards into the chair near the bed. "Ow",he groaned as he clutched the side of his face as he looked over at the small brunette laughing into her hand across from him. "What the hell!" "I'm sorry", she giggled, "I really am but you just wouldn't get up!" He glared. "Ever thought of shaking me or patting me on the shoulder or something!" "I tried", she said with a grin, "Not my fault you're an incredibly hard sleeper." He let out a loud, dramatic sigh and with one last rub on his cheek he swung his legs over the side of the bed and stumbled to his feet. "Well now that I'm up, what is it you want?" She got to her feet and stretched her arms up over her head with an audible sigh. "Scarlett woke me up a little while ago and told me that we'll be landing in a bit, so you might want to put a shirt on", she said just now noticing his rock hard eight pack right in front of her face. Hale smirked as he caught her glance and she was thankful for the gloom as a rosy blush spread up her neck. "See something you like", he asked smugly. She rolled her eyes and started for the door. "In your dreams hot shot." His deep laugh was the last thing she heard as she left the cabin and closed the door behind her. And her eyes widened. Standing in front of her was Scarlett holding a sleek black tank top with a dark wash denim mini skirt, a pair of strappy sandals, a suspicious looking make-up bag, and a curling iron. Oh no. Her cousin smirked at her expression. "Now we can do this the easy way or the hard way", she said raising one eyebrow menacingly. Kat groaned in acceptance and didn't resist as the younger, but definitely stronger, girl grabbed her arm and dragged her into the bathroom off the main cabin. After enduring a good 8 minutes of shampooing, conditioning, shaving, cleansing, plucking, applying, and general torture in Kat's opinion, she was released into the main cabin where she heaved a great sigh of relief. Catching her reflection in a mirror hanging over a chair, she couldn't help but gape. She barley recognized herself. Her mane of dark hair now fell around her shoulders in luscious curls framing her face which was covered in a light layer of cosmetics from the Macy's make-up department. The dark tank top and mini skirt combo gave the illusion of curves on her petite body and revealed just enough cleavage to show that she definitely had something there instead of just being flat and her strappy sandals made her legs look longer as well. She looked hot. There was no doubt about it; her cousin was a miracle worker, even better than Gabriel. "Like what you see." Her cousin's smug voice jerked Kat out of her examination of herself and made her jump. Turning to look at her cousin, she flashed her a grin. "Definitely", she said as the young blonde dropped into a dramatic curtsey, "You are indeed a genius." Her cousin winked. "You bet your ass I am", she said, "And don't forget it." She laughed. It was nice to be able to joke around with her cousin after such serious times. "Hey what's so-" The two girls whipped around to see Hale standing there in the doorway of the next cabin, dressed and ready with his jaw on the floor as he stared dumbfounded at Kat. She blushed and cleared her throat softly as she turned away and plopped into a chair. "Kat-you look-", he started as he coughed slightly into his hand, struggling to regain his composure. "Gorgeous, hot, sexy, all of the above", Scarlett interrupted as she dropped onto a couch by Kat and casually examined her nails. Hale shot her a look, which she blatantly ignored, and cleared his throat as he turned back to Kat. "Different", he finished as he took a seat on the couch across from Scarlett. Kat nodded as she tried to resist a rosy blush from creeping up her neck, which Hale noticed and smirked smugly at. "Yeah Scarlett ambushed me after I left the room", she said with a small shrug of her shoulders, "I was powerless to resist." He snorted a laugh and looked at her in amused disbelief. "Oh please. The girl barley weighs more than 90lbs. How could she possibly force you into anything?" The young blonde looked up at him through narrowed golden eyes from where she lounged on the plush couch. "Is that a challenge rich boy", she asked her voice dangerously low and menacing. Kat's eyes widened as she stared between her cousin and best friend. He scoffed. "Oh please. I could take you with both my arms tied behind my back and a blindfold over my eyes." Oh shit! You've got to be kidding me, Kat thought as she gawked at her very handsome but currently very stupid best friend, He chooses NOW to be prideful! Dumb ass! Scarlett sat up slowly and delicately crossed her legs. "Oh really", she said with a raise of her eyebrow. He opened his mouth to respond but before he could say anything stupid and dig himself a bigger hole, Kat got to her feet and peered through the window. "Wow I think we're here", she said in a loud voice interrupting the two feuding teens. Hale eyed her in slight annoyance and Scarlett simply rolled her eyes at her cousin and both turned away from each other. Kat heaved a sigh as she stared out the window at the dark runway they'd just landed on, relieved that she'd just barley stopped a homicide. She'd really have to have a conversation with Hale about challenging Scarlett. It is not a good idea on his part. Suddenly the plane came to a stop, jerking her out of her thoughts and making her stumble into the very impressive chest of a very amused Hale. A light blush spread across her cheeks and she smiled slightly in embarrassment as she gazed up at his smirking face. "Not. One. Word", she said through gritted teeth. He laughed as he helped her steady herself. Once she was sure she wouldn't fall over again she stepped away from Hale and obsessively smoothed her clothes refusing to meet his gaze. A loud clearing of the throat from across the room caught their attention and both jerked their gazes in that direction. There standing in front of the open air plane door with her hand propped against the side smirking back at them with one eyebrow lifted was Scarlett. "If you too are quite done, we've got work to do." Kat nodded. "Of course", she said shooting Hale a look before strolling calmly over to her cousin, glad that her face was finally starting to cool down. Scarlett stepped aside as she reached her. "Age before beauty", she said with a smirk. The older girl rolled her eyes and stepped out into the early morning light. She raised her hand to shield her eyes against the light as a slight cool breeze gently lifted her hair off her shoulders and through the glare of the sun she saw a young woman standing a little ways away in a too short skirt and a too tight tube top with 6 inch heels and expensive sunglasses. Kat sighed. "Hey Gabriel!"