|An Old Friend
Author: Kathrine375 PM
New chapter is up. Short, and not the best. I've been going through some stuff so please don't expect a loot from thisRated: Fiction T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,403 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 09-21-12 - Published: 06-08-12 - id: 8195442
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January 6th 2012, 1:50 AM
Aeris' eyes slowly open. She sits up and scratches the back of her head. She turns to see Leo, still asleep on the couch. She smiles and messes up his hair. He quietly moans and rolls over. She walks into her bedroom and shuts the door. How long had she been asleep? It didn't matter; she got to spend the day with Leo. (For the most part) She settles down in her bed. After a short period of time she hears the door to the next room open then closes shortly after.
"Yeah, Yeah. I got it." She hears Wayne say. She hears the front door shut. She throws off her blanket and go's out her door. Who would Wayne be talking to so early? She reaches for the doorknob. She hears Wayne on the other side of the door. "Yeah, I'll get it done." The door opens, causing Aeris to stumble backwards. Wayne's hand shoots out and grabs her wrist, saving her from falling. "Hey bud. Why you up so early?" Aeris pulls her hand away. "I heard you get up, wanted to see if you were okay."
Wayne scratches the back of his neck. "I got an important phone call." He says, diverting his eyes from hers. Aeris crosses her arms. "At two in the morning?" Wayne suddenly becomes hostile towards her. "Why do you need to know?" He asks her. She backs away from him. "Sorry, just curious." Wayne looks at her, his eyes soften. He pulls up one of the kitchen chairs and puts his head in his hands. "No Aeris, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have snapped at you like that." He looks up at her. "But the less you know the better." He stands up and starts for his room. Aeris walks to her room. What did he mean? Was he going somewhere? She lies back in her bed. Whatever it was, she was going to find out.
January 6th 2012, 8:17 AM
Aeris' phone alarm clock sounds. She grabs it and shuts it off without moving her head from the pillow. I write sins not tragedies were her favorite song, but it always sounds like shit when it wakes her up. She rolls on to her stomach. After her talk with Wayne, she had problems getting back to sleep. She hears a sizzling sound and smells bacon. Her mouth begins to water. She gets up and heads to the kitchen.
"Good morning." She hears from the kitchen. She sees Wayne standing over the stove. Bacon on one side, eggs on the other. "Good morning." She says back. She turns toward the living room and notices a black furred individual sitting at the kitchen table. She smiles when she figures out who it is. "Hi, you must be Chloe." She says shaking her hand. "I'm Aeris."
Chloe smiles back. "That's me; it's nice to meet you Aeris." They hear a thud from the living room. Aeris chuckles. "I guess Leo never left the couch." Leo stands up. "I smell bacon." He says his eyes half closed. Aeris and Chloe laugh and Leo takes one of the two remaining chairs. He introduces himself to Chloe and begins talking to her about the new Gears of War.
Wayne dumps the two pans of food on to two separate plates. "There you go." He says, dropping the pans in the sink. Leo bolts to the food and begins loading a plate. Aeris starts towards the counter but stops when she sees Wayne walk out the door. She walks over and catches it before it closes. She sticks her head out. "Wayne." She shouts down the hallway. "Aren't you going to eat anything?"
He stops and turns around. Aeris notices him shove a small black cylinder in to his jacket pocket. "Not, right now, I have to be somewhere. I'll get something on the way." He turns and walks down the stairs.
Aeris bolts to her room and throws on a pair of jeans and her black Three Days Grace t-shirt. She slips on her shoes, grabs her longboard and walks to the front door. "Where you going?" Leo asks with a mouth full of eggs. "Just going to run down to the Starbucks." She lies, walking to the door. Leo looks at her excitedly. He tries to ask her to bring him an iced coffee but is cut off by a loud no, followed by the sound of the door shutting.
Leo sighs and turns to Chloe. "So…you want to see something cool."
January 6th 2012, 9:30 AM
Wayne screws his silencer on to his p22 and shoves it back in to its holster at his chest. He hears his phone ring. He grabs it and holds it to his ear. "This is Wayne." He says. A female voice sound on the other end of the call. "Where are you, spade?" the woman asks. Wayne smiles. "You don't have to check up on me, you know that I'll get the job done." He says coldly. He hears the woman sigh. "Call me when it's done." Wayne smiles Again. "You know me we…" he's cut off by the sound of the call ending. He tosses the phone to the passenger's seat. "Bitch." He mutters.
Wayne pulls over in front of a large office building. He looks up at the company's name. MIL-Tech, exactly where he needed to be. He walks through the revolving door and then over one of the two elevators. He pushes the button for the 25th floor. Multiple things were going thru Wayne's mind. He shakes his head. He had to focus. The doors open. He walks down the hallway until he reaches an office door. The nameplate read "Stephen Jorgensen." The man he needed to see.
He opens the door and closes it behind him. He turns to see a man that looked to be in his 50's. "Hello is there anything I can do for you?" he asks as Wayne slips on a pair of black gloves. Wayne draws his pistol and points it at the man. "Just one thing." He says before firing three rounds into the center of his chest.
Aeris pumps her longboard down the street. Where had Wayne gone? Wherever he was, she was going to find him. She looks across the street and notices Wayne walking out of an office building. She picks up her board and jogs over to his car.
"Hey!" she shouts to him. He looks up at her. His eyes widen. "What are you doing here?" he asks, quickly opening the passenger side door and shoving her inside. He tosses her board in the back and slides in to the driver's seat and starts back the way he came. She smiles at him. "I was curious about where you were going." She says.
Wayne angrily turns to her. "You followed me?" he shouts. Aeris shrinks in her seat. "Not exactly…." She says quietly. Wayne's voice gets even louder. "Don't you remember what I told you last night? The less you know the better!"
Aeris was both shocked and scared. Wayne had never been that angry at her. He was her best friend, but right now she was scared to death of him. Wayne notices His friends fear. His ears droop and his eyes soften. "God Aeris, I'm sorry…" he starts. Aeris turns away from him. "You can just let me out hear." She says.
Wayne gives her a confused look. "Don't you want a ride home?" he asks. Aeris shakes her head. "I promised Leo I would get him an iced coffee from Starbucks." She lies. Wayne puts his hand on her shoulder. "I'll give you a ride there."
Aeris pulls away from his hand and raises her voice. "Please just pull over!" Wayne's ears droop again and he pulls over. Aeris hops out and grabs her longboard. Wayne rolls down the passenger window. "Bud, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to yell at you like that. I've just been really stressed lately." He rubs the back of his neck. "I would tell you everything you want to know, I just don't want you to get hurt. It's for the best, I promise." He smiles at her. "I'll see you later." He rolls up the window.
As he pulls away Aeris notices something strange, three spent bullet casings in one of the cup holders. Why would Wayne have those? Aeris drops her longboard and starts towards the apartment. Wayne was up to something strange and she was determined to figure out what it was.