Note: This is my first Macgyver fic, so please be open-minded! Thanks! :-)

"Macgyver, you in there?! Mac?!!"

Macgyver groaned as he slowly opened his eyes and slowly got up from the couch. He unlocked and answered the door and Peter Thorten quickly walked in.

"Pete, whatever this is had better be important. I just got back from Zurich after a week's assignment with hardly any food and sleep, I'm sore, and cranky. The reason why I locked the door is so I wouldn't be disturbed. Now what is so important that you had to come pounding on my door so loudly and wake me up?!"

Pete stood there a bit startled and slowly started to explain. "Uh, sorry, but we need you."

"For what?" Mac said, pouring himself some juice.

"Another assignment. in London."

"Whoa, whoa, wait a minute, I JUST got back from the other one! No, I need some relaxation for awhile I'm sorry."

"Mac, look, I know you just got back, but this is important. We have some information on a wanted felon there that could put him away for a long time and he found out and kidnapped.."

"Who? Pete, tell me, who did he take?"

Pete sighed. "Penny."

Macgyver nearly choked on his juice. "Penny? OUR Penny? Penny Parker?!"

"Yeah."

"Wait a minute, how on earth and why did he take her of all people?"

"Well, she was coming to the office last night, and I guess he just grabbed her out of the parking lot. Figured that she must have known someone at the foundation since she was there. And he was right."

Macgyver closed his eyes and rubbed his eyes. "Oh man. This week just keeps getting better and better. Allright, what time does my flight leave?"

"Right away, Mac!"

Macgyver turned towards the door and groaned when he saw Jack standing before him.

"You hate me, don't you?" he said to Pete.

"Uh, sorry, but we need a private plan. This guy has got too many connections and eyes and he would know what you were up to. We need to play this safe. For Penny's sake."

Mac sighed. "Allright. You're right. Jack, it's good to see ya. Just give me a couple of minutes to get changed, okay?"

"No problem, Mac. Your two loyal friends will wait here for ya!" he said, putting his arm around Pete.

Pete gave him a look as Jack just smiled. "Please hurry, Macgyver."

Macgyver nodded. "Sure thing. Friend." **

"Macgyver? HEY MAC, YOU AWAKE?!"

Macgyver woke with a start, and bumped his head on the ceiling.

"Hey sleepy head, we're almost there," Jack said, carefully steering the plain.

Macgyver glared at him. "Thanks for the warning."

"No problem. So, what are we going to do to this guy anyway, Mac?"

"We? What do you mean, we?"

"Well hey, I flied you all the way over here, and Penny's my friend, too. I can't just sit back and do nothing!"

"Oh, yes you can and you will. I'm doing this alone, Jack."

"Aw, come on, Macgyver. Why do you always have to insist on being alone? You know, two minds are better than one."

"That may be true for some people, Jack, but almost every time I've had you as a second mind, then it always ends up where I'm in trouble or something."

"Aw come on you don't mean that. And besides, you said ALMOST every time. Come on, I've done some things right."

"Look, Jack, all I want you to do is park the plain, and wait for me and Penny. It's that simple."

"Uh, well I don't think that's going to work."

"Oh, and why not, Jack?"

"Because, we're nearly out of gas."

"Nearly? How much is nearly?"

"Oh about, uh, less than an inch off E."

Mac sighed. He had to think of a way out of this. And fast.

TBC.