Survivors Book I: Final Destination

Warnings: With this chapter it covers Alex's assault from both his own and Weine's point of view as a result of one close call and two more charges. But frm here the movie is concluding the role reversal as it takes a line off of running. In The Outsiders, as Carter does what the narrator and his friend did in the book.

As from here, it's going to take them 6 weeks to find him, as his fear of his being next starts taking over and they put Carter in house arrest. At Clear's cabin once they find him, leading into Alex and Clear's turn. As the next back to back is directly after this chapter as Alex is in recovery from the attack now.

And with Carter in Alex's place of being under suspicion for the near murder of everyone on the plane. As the attacks are always when Carter is in range of them each time, as the attacks start turning dangerous from here now. As the new characters are introduced one by one in the story for the next movie...

Disclaimers: Final Destination doesn't belong to me, the story belongs to me, the story belongs to me, everything else belongs to the movie studio.

Chapter 26: Lewton's Attack, Attempted Felony And The Manhunt Starts

The Indicators-Alex/Lewton's POV:

In relief then as she watched them shove Carter into the backseat of the car, she got more satisfaction then she should have by the scared and bewildered look. That was on the boy's face when Weine shoved him into the back seat, as she looked at Alex. And he gave her a hug and she tightened her arms around him then in relief then gently.

"I understand, you're afraid of him, I get that, but this last one could be the big one as this is going in the direction we said right now." he told her and she nodded as she relaxed as she went to check on the records she had and chose one at random. And put it on, as she and Murnau headed into the kitchen and she got them something to drink.

Bringing it back into the living room then, she didn't notice that the mug cracked and started spilling alcohol across the floor then...

The Interrogation-Weine's POV:

Staring at him then, Weine knew this latest attempt had cemented it for himself as a result of 3 attempts in the side of 2 months now. 'Close to two months of this and he's clearly hung up on the crash at the moment. His clothes are dirty, he looks like he hasn't slept in over a month, but acting like a criminal and we been treating him like one.'

'A career agent in my student's case, but come on, does he expect me to believe that he is now suffering visions as well. That he was trying to prevent a car accident, that would have killed Terri, that the argument in public. That it was meant to point me at Alex, I don't think so.' he thought, knowing Shreck was thinking the same as he looked at him.

'Young man, can't you see how this looks to us right now, like Alex said, we blame you for how close Todd was nearly killed, Terri and the plane crash. How about you and your gang destroying the damn car, nothing you say is going to get us off your cases now. Now that's enough of this already, Alex already sent us the details right now on that.'

'This psychosis of yours is just making you more guilty in our eyes, now I don't want to hear it that you're trying to put the blame on him. That you're trying to save the quartet when all of the evidence is pointing us at you and not him.' Shreck thought as he waited for the remark as he watched him as he stood behind Weine as he studied him then.

"I think that she might next." Carter said and Weine nodded as he looked at him, as he saw that after a week of this, he was now looking like a criminal. "Really?" he said and Carter nodded. "Yeah you see there is this pattern forming." he said and Weine said it with a bemused tone. "Oh, you noticed that too?" he asked as Shreck was watching him.

'This kid can't expect us to believe that he's trying the same story that Alex already discussed with us. Alex and I already developed that circuit after we spoke to this guy ourselves last night, but cub is innocent. We know he's doing everything he can to help us out with us being team mates.' Weine thought as Shreck said it for him sternly then.

"Oh let me guess, you're now having visions of the pending attack, where you come up with that, hmm, you pick up anything yourself. Let me guess, you ran the same research he did, saw she was next. And tried to come and warn her, while checking her car for sabotage?" he asked him then and Carter nodded and Weine crossed his arms then.

"Give us another excuse right now to get us off your cases, and after that reaction at the airport is something now. How can we trust that opinion, hmm, you remember the threat you gave him, drunk or not, we see this as reason. And to not to trust anything you say, your behavior the last two months just showed how serious this psychosis really is."

"But though we set curfew, we catch you out after dark and drunk, again, following that at the moment. Today just after the near car accident we followed you to the funeral parlor, and Bludworth confirmed my thoughts on this now. This issue you have with him and the boys has to stop and that confrontation in front of us and few dozen spectators."

"Just what makes you think we're going to buy that lie, if he ends up in the hospital, hmm, because the one getting charged for manslaughter. Or attempted, is going to be you and your friends, times changed, young man. You already blew your first impression with us by us learning you lost it and because of one remark alone at the airport now."

"Today's reaction just adds another reason for us not to buy that particular excuse, you think we were not in range of the intersection. And saw how close here, that you nearly caused a car accident that nearly killed Billy Hitchcock this afternoon. Is that a sign of psychosis as every time that you see Alex Browning you lose your temper now."

"We're not buying that Carter, and not when you're the one who nearly killed 60 people, including Billy, Alex and Terri Cheney today. You see yourself as the one not jinxed, and that your anger is not jumping out every time and nearly killing people. You never meant to almost kill Alex by drugging him." Weine said and as he tried to say it then quickly.

Shreck interrupted him sternly. "We've already seen that evidence and so far we seen that the one causing the close calls and damage is you. 2 explosions in 3 weeks, a car accident pile up that nearly causes a hit a run and the second when Terri is so furious. She is not paying attention to her surroundings until Alex pulls her out of the way too."

"Carter that's enough of this already, we see that pattern, but every time it's always because you're around and every time. It's always him that deflects it right now, but three close calls in less then two months and he's deflected every single one." Shreck said and Weine finished that firmly as he looked at him, with slightly stern look then.

'We were ready to let it go, after their graduation, which, if he never headed off would've been the memorial service at the time. As he told me everything I needed to know as he unloads that anger, but Carter's reaction over the alcohol just re-opened it. Seeing the pattern forming we realize it was always him.' he thought as he said it firmly to him then.

"Carter, you came into our sight, because you were under suspicion for the plane crash, as barely three weeks later a car is destroyed. As things were quiet for a few weeks and we ready to let it go, but then the other members. And of your group, start suffering some very close calls, first Todd, then Terri Cheney when all of you are at the scene."

"And now tonight we pick you up at Val Lewton's house, but unknowing or not, I don't believe you meant to cause that to happen, and out of desperation here now. Look, no one has control over life and death, unless they're the ones causing it." he said as he looked at him, his blue eyes calculating his next reaction as he said it to him then.

"Now can you promise me that no one is about to be killed next?" he asked and Carter sighed in annoyed exasperation. 'I know that look young man, after four close calls, you're ready to try and put it on him again. We're giving you a single chance to let this go, and moving on from him, but one chance, a choice between letting it go now here.'

'Or trying to frame him for attempted murder and possible arson, when he's protecting her right now, he knows how to better then you do. But you see yourself as the one who is not jinxed, but he is, well that's your psychosis.' Weine thought sternly as he waited for it, knowing he was about to attempt to set him up, and their decision was made then.

As he waited for it as Shreck thought it over carefully, knowing this was the last and final chance then. 'We let him go and wait and see what he does, if he decides to go home, we let it go, he heads back to her. And they try one last frame job and it's game over if Alex ends up in the emergency room now.' he thought as Carter answered his question then.

"No I can't, as long as I'm in here, it's not in my power, I'm sorry." he said and he nodded slowly as he and Shreck came to a decision. "Alright, go on, out of here." he said and Carter nodded. "Thank you." he said and got up and left then. "Young man, we're giving you a single chance, but let it go, now." Shreck said as they waited for it then...

The Attack, Attempted Set Up And The Attack-Carter/Alex's POV:

After their break ended, they were just beginning to put away some of the stuff, when Alex heard a sizzle then followed by a pop and turned slowly. "Was that mug near the computer?" he asked and she froze. "Take cover!" he snapped as as he grabbed her and they took cover behind the couch, just as the monitor exploded then finally.

As he carefully looked up and the saw the monitor had been fried then. "Well that makes four now." he said and she nodded in relief. "In other words, I was next on the list at the moment as you realized that explodes and it could hit me?" she asked and he nodded to her gently as he said it to her then as he crossed his arms at this situation.

"There's the first portion, but there's the catch of what I saw in that vision, but if I never got her behind the couch. But this left a catch of the trail catching fire, and that bottle is probably still on the stove. The clues are laying a match to what destroyed the plane here at the moment right now in this case." Alex said and she nodded in shock to the news.

"You better clean up the kitchen, we're dealing with the mess in here, son." Caine told him and he nodded to the orders gently as he headed in there and saw the direction the trail. "Coach, the guys and I set a trap for Carter and his gang, giving them a single chance to let this go, so he heads home and we drop it right now finally here."

"But he comes here and attacks me you got just cause to call out an attempted manslaughter charge and whstever comes with it. And as a manhunt on him and his gang starts after the fight at the coffee shop this morning." he said and the quartet nodded sternly to the news as the forme soldier said it sternly to that news.

"Then these idiots better get the memo, let it go." he said sternly and Lewton nodded sternly in agreement to his thoughts. "Well that trail was leading out of the kitchen and towards the computer, so this created the fuse. Just to start the fire, right back to where it started from, but the evidence is replicated down the limit here right now."

"So unplug the computer, before a spark goes flying and sets the trail on fire." he called out as he got to work in cleaning up the evidence as he sighed in relief. That he just saved her. "Carter, I'm warning you now, stay away, but we're giving you a chance to let it go, so go home and they let it go, come here, and you been sentenced, now."

"And to a life of exclusion by us and with you, your friends, so fair warning, let this go or you're going to be arrested for attacking me and trying to set the house on fire." he said sternly as he put the cap back on the bottle and started clearing the evidence away. At the same time, the subject to his remark was walking around the blocks thinking.

After coming to a decision after his latest arrest, Carter decided to return to her house, as a car pulled up beside him and they nodded. "I just got picked up, before I could even see the girls." he said and they nodded. "Tonight maybe our one chance, to get them off our cases here." Parker said and Carter nodded in agreement as he got into his car then.

As Alex grabbed the bottle and he put the screw back on the bottle and back into the freezer then, before unplugging the oven and turning off the gas then. As he got the matches and threw them in the garbage then, just he finished that. Putting out the fires in the kitchen, Alex heard a crash and turned to see Carter, as he said it sharply.

"Carter get out, you realize that arson is a federal offense." he snapped as he grabbed his wrist and he lunged at him and he dodged the swing. Before he suddenly got hit in the back and he fell to the floor as he looked up as a glass bottle came down. And hit him in the head, before he got kicked in the stomach and then something stab him then.

And in the stomach. "There is no chance of you getting out of this now, Browning." Carter said and he blacked out at that as he heard a crash then. 'Guys get in here, I been jumped, help, help.' he thought weakly, before he heard a shout. "Alex, Alex, oh my god, guys get in here, he's been attacked here!" he heard the voice of his sister shout out.

Calling the Paramedics-Nobody's POV:

Leaving the group alone for 15 minutes, they suddenly heard a crash, followed by an explosion. "Oh god, I thought he cleaned up in there?!" Terri said and Lewton nodded as she went to check. "Alex, Alex, oh my god!" she shouted as she checked him over. 'Baby, come on wake up, come on.' she thought as she saw the mess and checked out back.

"Guys get in here, he's been attacked here!" she shouted and Caine, Hanson and Murnau came running in and saw him on the floor. "This was no normal attack, unless..., guys, bait and switch, oh my god, Carter, he set a trap for Carter and his gang. Larry give me a hand here." Caine said and Murnau nodded as they got him on the couch then quickly.

"George, Billy, Todd put out those fires in the kitchen." he said and they nodded as they undid his shirt and checked him over carefully. "Stab wound, and looks like they kicked him in the side several times." he said and George walked back in. "The bottle that he threw into the garbage is in pieces all over the floor, it's also covered in blood, Coach."

"Looks like Alex caught Carter's gang in the act, and to prevent him from calling out to you guys, they knocked him half conscious." he said and the quartet nodded in anger. "Well there's Dave's remark: what idiot attacks a student when you got four teachers in the house after said idiot gives a threat?" Hanson asked with a stern growl at that news.

"One that never took the possibility that this could be a bait and switch and said target was the one who suggested it to the agents running this investigation right now. Call the duo and the cops get them here right now, this went past frame jobs here. And right to attempted murder right now." he said and Lewton grabbed the phone then quickly.

"This is Valerie Lewton, I need the fire department and the paramedics straight to my house immediately, my student was attacked. And someone tried to set my house on fire..., Alex Browning, no, he's unconscious..., stab wound to the stomach now. Blow to the head with a glass bottle, yeah, and several contusions directly to the side now."

"Yeah, whoever did it tried to make it look like the bottle that exploded stunned him, yeah alright, see you soon." she said and hung it up. "The dispatcher said they'll be here in 10 minutes, just apply pressure right now." she said and they nodded as she grabbed the first aid kit and they carefully pressed the gauze to hid side then waiting then.

Before both groups arrived, as the doctor carefully checked and nodded in anger. "The evidence matches the accident and the car, so that's it right now, Alex gave them a chance to let this go. And they still come here, well there is no going back, they're being arrested for attempted murder here right now." Caine said with a stern growl at this.

And the chief and his doctor both nodded sternly at that remark. "Yeah these kids lost their minds finally, trying to turn it around as Alex was in the kitchen. And for 15 minutes at the moment in cleaning up and trying to making it sound. Now, like Alex was preparing to destroy the tank, but Alex is a junior agent, he would never cross the line."

"So not him, he never set the trail on fire let alone the stove, cleaning up the mess and I don't drink this crap either." Lewton said sharply as she pointed out the broken botle and the saw the black and white wording and nodded sternly. "Jack Daniels, yeah once again same bottle used, they got into a fight with him and beat the crap out of him here."

"But bait and switch, there is no going back right now, they did this to themselves so they did the crime and they can do the time starting now." The chief said with a stern growl at this, just as Weine and Shreck arrived, as Weine quickly moved to them. Pushing Murnau out of the way as Lewton explained it to them quickly at his response then.

"After hearing a struggle in the kitchen, I went to check and found him looking like Macchio did in the description in the book. And called the paramedics and the fire department." Lewton told them and they nodded angrily as Weine looked him over then, as he felt his anger growing by the minute as he said with a firm paternal growl at this.

"Some little bastard beat the shit out of him, did these damn brats on Carter's side of the team not realize we pulled a bait and switch. And Alex was in on it right now, he thinks like I do, but does the little bastard not realize what I am to Alex now, huh?" he said as he kept his voice gentle as he tried to wake him up as he said it softly to him then.

"Combining his exhaustion with this, he's going to be in bed for close to two weeks right now recovering." the doctor said as he was working as he stabilized him then. "Going by the looks of this, he's been working over time, but with whoever's turn it is now. He's on stand down for a month from this." Shreck said firmly as he tried to control his anger.

"And I don't care why they did it this time, it doesn't matter whatsoever now, because this catch in set ups crossed the damn line right now. First his shoulder and drugging him and now this, do these brats expect us to take this right now. Damn it, we gave them a chance to let it go and they come here and beat the shit out of him right now."

"Damn brats, we gave you a chance to let it go and you do this, well that's it, you're being committed for three months. And spending 5 years in juvenile hall, before we send all of you little brats straight to military school for this right now." Weine said with a firm growl as he tried to calm down, feeling the fear that they nearly killed his student grow.

Explanations And Pattern Details-Alex's POV:

Hearing the conversation was enough to bring him out of it. 'What, god what they hell did they do this time, alright not the kitchen, I'm either on the sofa. Or the paramedics have me on a stretcher to take me to the hospital.' he thought, as he heard his mentor's voice. "Son, son, you hear me?" he heard as a hand ran itself through his hair and that did it.

As he opened his eyes. "How bad is it?" he said weakly and the doctor said it with a growl. "Stab wound that missed the vital organs, the bottle that hit you in the head caused a laceration the size of a silver dollar on your forehead near your temple. And several severe contusions to the stomach." he said and Alex nodded weakly to him.

"Son, who did this exactly?" Shreck asked gently and he quickly said it. "Carter, he came back." he told them and they nodded sternly to that. "What happened exactly after we came to get him then now?" he asked and Alex explained that as the medics got him prepped for getting into ambulance then as they starting getting him stabilized.

"I managed to prevent them from shooting the cop, but attempted gang shooting, as well as attempted gang rape, he saw Terri's jacket in my car and with her. That the girls were also here and lost it finally, that twice in 10 days they skipped out in seeing them. Just to hang out with Todd, Billy and me right now, but I was turning off the gas in there."

"But I got her behind the couch just as the monitor exploded and we put the fires out, before it got into the kitchen. It was after I came in there to put out the trail that would have destroyed the stove and throw out the stuff. Now that would have caused another impact explosion now, when I heard something break the kitchen window, turned."

"And saw that Carter and his gang showed up at the moment right now, I tossed her version of the stuff that would cause a repeater and saw few backpacks on them. As I warned Carter to get out or the house we got into a fight and I got hit from behind. But they were trying to light the gas tank on fire in a trail from the stove to the tank."

"But they did this, while I was in the kitchen, I never got hit by the blast, I was jumped by these guys, same as before. I never did anything, they just attacked me and without provocation, one of them had a switchblade. I only saw Carter, but not the others with him, but it was definitely the entire sextet, guys, I caught them red headed here."

"In trying to burn the kitchen down, they were trying a third time to frame me here." he told them and they nodded angrily as he passed them another canteen and he saw the name M. Reynolds. "Michael Reynolds, Carter Horton, you see anyone else right now with the duo?" the chief asked softly and he nodded as he explained it to him gently at that.

"Yeah the quartet were with them, but they lost their damn minds finally here, but half trying to frame me for the last two attempts and 2) It was they were all pissed. Reason being that their girlfriends bailed on them to hang around with the guys and me now." he said and they nodded sternly as they and Caine, as well as the doctor exchanged looks.

"Looks like they never realized this was another bait and switch, we gave him a chance to let it go, but he goes home and the suspicion ends there. He returns here and does what they just did to you and it's game over as we got enough evidence now. To put them behind bars for 5 years now." Weine said with a low growl at his theory being proven.

"We set the trap and they fell for it, but if they expected you not to know this could be the possibility, that we both knew they were never going to let it go. Then they definitely lost their damn minds, but assault and battery, bordering on attempted murder. Attempted arson, they're toast here." Alex said to him and he nodded gently to him then.

"Jake said he and Lyn are going to be gone until October right now, which means, now we got four months till they get back. But the little brats don't realize that the boy they just attacked is not only my student, but my son now. Alex is my first priority until we finish this, but he just pushed me one too far." he said with a dangerous paternal growl.

"We gave him a chance to let it go and he comes here and then beats the shit out of you, there is no going back, assault and battery. And with it near attempted murder, arson, there is no taking it back, he's a murderer now, as are they. There is only going to be one sentence for this and one only." Weine said sharply and the duo nodded in agreement.

"Wes, you go with him, I'll check this out, but he's under your guardianship, but the sextet, they just crossed the line now finally, it's over now." Shreck told him and he nodded sternly, as he saw a look of paternal fury then. 'Aw crap now you pissed them off, Weine's gone father bear, you just set him on you now guys, so get ready now here.'

'He's furious at you guys right now, so get ready the movie just took a dangerous turn now at the moment here right now.' he thought as he looked at Weine as he said it to the chief. "Arrest his friends and we give it 24 hours." he said and the chief nodded to him, before he heard one of the detectives shout out to them then as they came in then.

"Hey guys, I just found a wallet here and these guys set the kitchen on fire and Alex caught them red handed." the detective shouted and they nodded. "Who is it exactly right now?" Shreck asked and he crossed his arms. "It's Randolph, and Parker." he told him and the trio nodded as they exchanged looks then sternly as the chief said it then.

"That makes 4, but Reynolds, Carter, Randolph and Parker, we go after the quintet and give Carter a headstart right now. But he better get enough food to last him, because once the entire state is locked down, he won't get a second chance to get any food. And not unless he disguises himself now." Shreck said and he nodded sternly to that remark.

"The path matches up to the car and the plane, they did it again, Alex caught them red handed and they beat the shit out of him, before a near murder this time. This was payback for getting them arrested, two tries to frame him blown here. But third times the charm and Alex has named 4 of the 6." Hawkins said and they nodded sternly to him.

"Carter is the primary target here now, we arrest the quintet and they get tried first for this as we have all the evidence needed. As for Carter, we give him 24 hours in a headstart, if he's not thinking straight he doesn't realize. Now, his fear is going to expose him to us, as he has enough to last." Weine told him and the chief nodded sternly then.

"Check that, we give him 48 hours, as he knows that we think we don't know he did this yet." he said, before Alex grabbed his arm. "He's next anyway, Val's off the hook, but it just jumped her and hit him now, keep that secret until we set the trap. As he exposes himself out of his fear of both this and getting caught." he told them and they nodded.

"He's next, so until you deal with him again, it won't jump targets to who was next?!" Caine said sternly and he nodded. "The bastard knows until he gets near me he can't take another life, but Carter out of fear and praying I never identify him for you. You never sat down and the others are in the clear, we were the first to get of the plane."

"But the others are safe, we're the only targets right now starting now." he told him, just as he finished saying it they heard a report come over the radio. "Mount Abraham P.D., we had a stab wound of a student on teacher, said teacher Jacob Braddock. Repeat student on teacher murder, stab wound." they heard and they nodded then.

"There's my case and I'm moving here now, I take it Horton lost his mind finally, son?" they heard and the trio turned to find Eugene Dix and they nodded. "Yeah and they beat the crap out of him, but he was staying with me for the rest of the summer." Weine told him and he nodded with a stern look at the news as Alex answered him gently.

"Did she sell the house to you?" Alex asked and he nodded. "Yeah and the few scorch marks in the living room I can handle, but them destroying my house to frame you. That no and they're in serious trouble at the moment, but her or me. Then this 'shoot the cop metaphor', has their asses in hot water right now." he told him sternly and he nodded.

"I'm just glad I found you this soon, but Val just got jumped, Carter's next and the timer is ticking in his case. As we let his fear of my knowing he could be next be his self destruct switch, Sir." he told him and Eugene nodded in agreement to that. "Yeah I agree with that right now, but whoever replaces the cop is the next question at the moment."

"If the deputy involved in my case gets involved in whoever comes next after Carter, that better not be the next injury or they're in big trouble right now. If they just barely missed killing you right now and this is illegal to attack a federal agent. And if said is real or in training right now." Eugene said sternly as he laid a hand on his arm then gently at that.

"Guys could you give us some privacy." the chief said and the sextet nodded and left as the trio sat down. "The sequence was matched by our positioning on the plane, like I said but my theory was pretty conclusive, save the target and it moves to the next. But four down and we're on the home stretch right now, we only got four left and it's over."

"He's next." Alex told them and they nodded as he checked the notes and gave a nod. "How long do we have exactly, between her and his situation exactly?" he asked and he sighed. "Stays clear a few weeks, but gets in range of us and when I still recovering, less then 3 weeks right now, I'm last of the group." He told him and they nodded gently.

"I just wrote up the path of the explosion, before we came to help Val pack tonight, here's the list, but first him, then Billy, Clear and me. His fear at this is going to be the trigger as he goes on a suicidal drive around town as he has you on his head." he said and Weine checked it as they saw an X marking each of them and put it in his pocket.

"Depending on how long Hawthorne gives us in his case at the moment is the time period, so between now and then. We take things extra slow right now, with him recovering from this injury as I'm not having a second back to back. And it putting him back in the hospital this soon after he recovers from this injury at the moment."

"The kid doesn't have the list of the path to explosion only we know and with us is Hawthorne now, but we have to give it two days for Alex to recover now. As he's my first priority now, Max, you guys take charge here, Alex needs time here. We give it a month, but every measure necessary to take to slow this down and we go to stage 2 of this."

"The story comes out in two days, once he's passed critical, but these brats crossed a line that I intend to make sure they pay for now. We give him a head start to get plenty of food, because once the search for him starts now. As every border is closed, every fast food restaurant and store is being watched and every phone line is tapped now."

"He's not getting out of this country or this state, aiding and abetting is a felony everyone knows that right now. But we're leaving the marshals out of this, in keeping to upper portions of New York. But he's got a choice, between solitaire or house arrest at Clear's cabin right now." he said and they ended the conversation at that remark then.

As they loaded him into the ambulance and Weine got in with him as he left his hand on his shoulder, as after three attacks he felt his exhaustion take over. Before one of them wrapped an arm across him. 'My being last and injured, they're heading it off, what if one of these guys tries to escape to finish me off, got nothing left, not yet, normal rest.'

'But..' he thought, trying to stay awake as he saw the gentle look in the paramedics eyes then. 'That's it, I know, but you need a break, just rest, shh, easy son, easy.' the second medic thought as the first injected it into the IV line. 'Shh, it's okay, it's okay.' he saw in his eyes to that as he couldn't hold his eyes open then as he dozed off finally.

'Shh, just rest, I'm right here.' he heard Weine think to him, running his hand through his hair. 'Dad used to do that if I was sick or injured to keep me calm, still a cub, need my papa bear.' he thought softly as the gentle strokes lulled him to sleep. As he heard a gentle conversation, he knew whatever exploded hit his shoulder a second time...

The Fire At Lewton's House-Weine's POV:

Arriving in the living room, Weine took one look and shoved Murnau out of the way as he said it softly as he crouched next to him. "After hearing a struggle in the kitchen, I went to check and found him looking like Macchio did in the description in the book. And called the paramedics and the fire department." Lewton told them and they nodded angrily.

"Some little bastard beat the shit out of him, did these damn brats on Carter's side of the team not realize we pulled a bait and switch. And Alex was in on it right now, he thinks like I do, but does the little bastard not realize what I am to Alex now, huh?" he said as he kept his voice gentle as he tried to wake him up as he said it softly to him then.

"Combining his exhaustion with this, he's going to be in bed for close to two weeks right now recovering." the doctor said as he was working as he stabilized him then. "Going by the looks of this, he's been working over time, but with whoever's turn it is now. He's on stand down for a month from this." Shreck said firmly as he tried to control his anger.

"And I don't care why they did it this time, it doesn't matter whatsoever now, because this catch in set ups crossed the damn line right now. First his shoulder and drugging him and now this, do these brats expect us to take this right now. Damn it, we gave them a chance to let it go and they come here and beat the shit out of him right now."

"Damn brats, we gave you a chance to let it go and you do this, well that's it, you're being committed for three months. And spending 5 years in juvenile hall, before we send all of you little brats straight to military school for this right now." Weine said with a firm growl as he tried to calm down, feeling the fear that they nearly killed his student grow.

"Son, son, you hear me?" Weine said softly, running his hand through his hair. 'Come on baby, wake up, I'm not losing you, wake up.' he thought softly, praying they hadn't hit any vital organs, before he shifted position as he opened his eyes then. "How bad is it?" he said weakly to them then and the doctor said it with a furious growl then to this.

"Stab wound that missed the vital organs, the bottle that hit you in the head caused a laceration the size of a silver dollar on your forehead near your temple. And several severe contusions to the stomach." he said and Alex nodded to him as Shreck said it for both of them as he kept his voice gently as he left his hand on his leg as he said it.

"Son who did this exactly?" Shreck asked gently and he quickly said it. "Carter, he came back." he told them and they nodded sternly to that news. "What happened exactly after we came to get him then?" he asked and Alex explained that as the medics got him prepped for getting into the ambulance as they starting getting him stabilized then.

"I managed to prevent them from shooting the cop, but attempted gang shooting, as well as attempted gang rape, he saw Terri's jacket in my car and with her. That the girls were also here and lost it finally, that's twice in 10 days they skipped out in seeing them. Just to hang out with Todd, Billy and me right now, but I was turning off the gas in there."

"But I got her behind the couch just as the monitor exploded and we put the fires out, before it got into the kitchen. It was after I came in there to put out the trail that would have destroyed the stove that Carter and his gang showed up at the moment right now. But they were trying to light the gas tank on fire a trail from the stove to the tank."

"But they did this, while I was in the kitchen, I never got hit by the blast, I was jumped by these guys, same as before. I never did anything, they just attacked me and without provocation, one of them had a switchblade. I only saw Carter, but not the others with him, but it was definitely the entire sextet, guys, I caught them red headed here."

"In trying to burn the kitchen down, they were trying a third time to frame me here." he told them and they nodded angrily as he passed them another canteen and he saw the name M. Reynolds. "Michael Reynolds, Carter Horton, you see anyone else right now with the duo?" the chief asked softly and he nodded as he explained it to him gently at that.

"Yeah the quartet were with them, but they lost their damn minds finally here, but half trying to frame me for the last two attempts and 2) It was they were all pissed. Reason being that their girlfriends bailed on them to hang around with the guys and me now." he said and they nodded sternly as they and Caine, as well as the doctor exchanged looks.

"Looks like they never realized this was another bait and switch, we gave him a chance to let it go, but he goes home and the suspicion ends there. He returns here and does what they just did to you and it's game over as we got enough evidence now. To put them behind bars for 5 years now." Weine said with a low growl at his theory being proven.

"We set the trap and they fell for it, but if they expected you not to know this could be the possibility that we both knew they were never going to let it go. Then they definitely lost their damn minds, but assault and battery, bordering on attempted murder. Attempted arson, they're toast here." Alex said to him and he nodded gently to him then.

"Jake said he and Lyn are going to be gone until October right now, which means, now we got four months till they get back. But the little brats don't realize that the boy they just attacked is not only my student, but my son now. Alex is my first priority until we finish this, but he just pushed me one too far." he said with a dangerous paternal growl.

"So instead of just returning to their houses after dark, they come here, to try and burn the kitchen down and destroy the propane tank. You catch them in the act and before you can call out to the duo, they hit you with something and attack you?" Shreck said to clarify and he nodded to him and they nodded as that did it for the trio then finally.

"We gave him a chance to let it go and he comes here and then beats the shit out of you, there is no going back, assault and battery. And with it near attempted murder, arson, there is no taking it back, he's a murderer now, as are they. There is only going to be one sentence for this and one only." Weine said sharply and the duo nodded in agreement.

"Wes, you go with him, I'll check this out, but he's under your guardianship, but the sextet, they just crossed the line now finally, it's over now." Shreck told him and he nodded sternly, feeling his paternal anger growing. 'That does it you damn brat, I had it now with these games of trying to frame him, but now you nearly kill him, my student.'

'You just pissed me off, so you better run, because once we find you, you cause me to leave him one more time and you're ending up in the lock up till you're 21.' he thought angrily as he said it. "Arrest his friends and we give it 24 hours." he said and the chief nodded to him, before he heard one of the detectives shout out to them as they came in.

"Hey guys, I just found a wallet here and these guys set the kitchen on fire and Alex caught them red handed." the detective shouted and they nodded. "Who is it exactly right now?" Shreck asked and he crossed his arms. "It's Randolph, and Parker." he told him and the trio nodded as they exchanged looks then sternly as the chief said it then.

"That makes 4, but Reynolds, Carter, Randolph and Parker, we go after the quintet and give Carter a headstart right now. But he better get enough food to last him, because once the entire state is locked down, he won't get a second chance to get any food. And not unless he disguises himself now." Shreck said and he nodded sternly to that remark.

"The path matches up to the car and the plane, they did it again, Alex caught them red handed and they beat the shit out of him, before a near murder this time. This was payback for getting them arrested, two tries to frame him blown here. But third times the charm and Alex has named 4 of the 6." Hawkins said and they nodded sternly to him.

"Carter is the primary target here now, we arrest the quintet and they get tried first for this as we have all the evidence needed. But for Carter, we give him 24 hours in a headstart, if he's not thinking straight he doesn't realize that. Now, his fear is going to expose him to us, as he has enough to last." he told him and the chief nodded sternly,

"Check that, we give him 48 hours, as he knows that we think we don't know he did this yet." he said, before Alex grabbed his arm. "He's next anyway, Val's off the hook, but it just jumped her and hit him now, keep that secret until we set the trap. As he exposes himself out of his fear of both this and getting caught." he told them and they nodded.

"He's next, so until you deal with him again, it won't jump targets to who was next?!" Caine said sternly and he nodded. "The bastard knows until he gets near me he can't take another life, but Carter, out of fear and praying I never identify him for you. You never sat down and the others are in the clear, we were the first to get of the plane."

"But the others are safe, we're the only targets right now starting now." he told him, just as he finished saying it they heard a report come over the radio. "Mount Abraham P.D., we had a stab wound of a student on teacher, said teacher Jacob Braddock. Repeat student on teacher murder, stab wound." they heard and they nodded then.

"There's my case and I'm moving here now, I take it Horton lost his mind finally, son?" they heard and the trio turned to find Eugene Dix and they nodded. "Yeah and they beat the crap out of him, but he was staying with me for the rest of the summer." Weine told him and he nodded with a stern look at the news as Alex answered him gently.

"Did she sell the house to you?" Alex asked and he nodded. "Yeah and the few scorch marks in the living room I can handle, but them destroying my house to frame you. That no and they're in serious trouble at the moment, but her or me. Then this 'shoot the cop metaphor', has their asses in hot water right now." he told him sternly and he nodded.

"I'm just glad I found you this soon, but Val just got jumped, Carter's next and the timer is ticking in his case. As we let his fear of my knowing he could be next be his self destruct switch, Sir." he told him and Eugene nodded in agreement to that. "Yeah I agree with that right now, but whoever replaces the cop is the next question at the moment."

"If the deputy involved in my case gets involved in whoever comes next after Carter, that better not be the next injury or they're in big trouble right now. If they just barely missed killing you right now and this is illegal to attack a federal agent. And if said is real or in training right now." Eugene said sternly as he laid a hand on his arm then gently at that.

"Guys could you give us some privacy." the chief said and the sextet nodded and left as the trio sat down. "The sequence was matched by our positioning on the plane, like I said but my theory was pretty conclusive, save the target and it moves to the next. But four down and we're on the home stretch right now, we only got four left and it's over."

"He's next." Alex told them and they nodded as he checked the notes and gave a nod. "How long do we have exactly, between her and his situation exactly?" he asked and he sighed. "Stays clear a few weeks, but gets in range of us and when I still recovering, less then 3 weeks right now, I'm last of the group." He told him and they nodded gently.

"I just wrote up the path of the explosion, before we came to help Val pack tonight, here's the list, but first him, then Billy, Clear and me. His fear at this is going to be the trigger as he goes on a suicidal drive around town as he has you on his head." he said and Weine checked it as they saw an X marking each of them and put it in his pocket.

"Depending on how long Hawthorne gives us in his case at the moment is the time period, so between now and then. We take things extra slow right now, with him recovering from this injury as I'm not having a second back to back. And it putting him back in the hospital this soon after he recovers from this injury at the moment."

"The kid doesn't have the list of the path to the explosion only we know and with us is Hawthorne now, but we have to give it two days for Alex to recover now. As he's my first priority now, Max, you guys take charge here, Alex needs time here. We give it a month, but every measure necessary to take to slow this down and we go to stage 2 of this."

"The story comes out in two days, once he's passed critical, but these brats crossed a line that I intend to make sure they pay for now. We give him a head start to get plenty of food, because once the search for him starts now. As every border is closed, every fast food restaurant and store is being watched and every phone line is tapped now."

"He's not getting out of this country or this state, aiding and abetting is a felony everyone knows that right now. But we're leaving the marshals out of this, in keeping to upper portions of New York. But he's got a choice, between solitaire or house arrest at Clear's cabin right now." he said and they ended the conversation at that remark then.

As they loaded him into the ambulance and Weine got in with him as he left his hand on his shoulder, as they putting the stretcher into a reclining position then. Looking him over he saw an exhausted look to his student and knew time was up then. 'Four attacks and he's exhausted right now, alright, with Carter out of the way for a while right now.'

'He can sleep this off for a bit, but his body needs a chance to heal, so one option, as his body heals from this. MIC for however long it takes to recover, before we bring him out of it and I'm putting a guard on his hospital room.' he thought softly as he shot a look at the doctor and he nodded as he got what he was trying to say to him then firmly.

'Medical induced coma, just to give his body a chance to heal.' he thought as he looked at the paramedic who nodded as he got a dose of valium set up. As the second medic wrapped one arm across him, in case he tried to fight at that. As they saw he was too exhausted to even resist and they hid a nod as the trio exchanged looks then, softly.

In knowing the young man was too worn out. 'If this was the movie, we would be having a pretty good fight here until we had the mask on right now. But he's got nothing left after what happened today, not his turn, but still a little spooked by it now. And at having these guys assault him, again, for no damn reason.' the doctor thought gently at that.

'That's it, I know, but you need a break, just rest, shh, easy son, easy.' the second medic thought as the first injected it into the IV line. 'Shh, it's okay, it's okay.' The second paramedic said to him with his eyes at that, watching him trying to stay awake. And as he couldn't hold his eyes open then, as he dozed off finally as Weine hid a nod gently.

'Shh, just rest, I'm right here.' Weine thought softly, running his hand through his hair as he watched him fall asleep as his head turned to the side. The slightly elevated beeping slowly coming back down and he nodded. 'These idiots just scared the hell out of him, we got to block out the dreams so he can sleep this off.' he thought as he stroked his hair.

As he realized that helped in calming him and kept it up and the paramedic nodded gently. "Yeah that's what I was afraid of right now, these kids just scared him enough that he's afraid to sleep now." the doctor said to that response. "With what he told us, that gives us time and who knows how long between attacks we have here, right now."

"With what he told us regarding that situation in movie metaphors, but that look in his eyes after he just attacked him. He scared of one these guys escaping the hospital just to finish this off now." Weine said and the doctor nodded. "After the close call in Curtis's case in the second Halloween movie she was too spooked as well right now."

"But knowing the path to the explosion is too much right now, Val never made the connection until now that the problem was always Carter and not Alex. But he's feeling that himself, I just hope that dose doesn't wear off too soon right now. Or we're likely going to have a real panic attack in a few hours at the moment later on now."

"Not that I blame him, he never did a thing to these guys, for them to attack him like this, but these brats now. We all reached our limits, it's ending right now as we take over from here and give him a much needed break starting now. But these kids crossed a line and I can definitely see that alcohol is what did it." Warner said and the doctor nodded.

"They all lost their minds, we're having them committed for this, but first them and then we go after Carter, but 6 to 7 weeks means plenty of time to get his house arrest set. As we check that cabin and remove any and all dangers that Alex would have overlooked. But the range is up to 2 miles around the cabin and only that now, leave that now."

"And he's being arrested and joining his gang in juvenile hall." the doctor said and Weine nodded sternly in agreement to that remark. "Yeah with what Alex described to us regarding this, it leaves a few options guaranteed here. But I don't want 'him' anywhere near my students, once on the home stretch." he said, before the second EMT said it.

"Not just his stomach, they stabbed him again in the shoulder." the second paramedic said sternly. "So concussion, stab wound to the stomach, another to the shoulder and several contusions to the side, if they hit his appendix and I'm really going to be pissed." Weine said as they got to the hospital as his wife arrived there ten minutes later then.

As they waited as he looked at a picture of them and Clear together and he sighed. 'And I thought just being a mentor was hard, if this is what it's like being a parent. Having a teenager is easier then dealing with having my cub growing up from a toddler. And to being a teenager to save me a heart attack.' he thought as the Doctor came out then.

"It missed the vein right now, but he's going to be fine, Wes, two weeks to 18 days in the hospital, and three more weeks taking it easy once I release him." Dr. James Hawthorne said and Weine nodded in relief then. "Got it, his parents left me in charge for a few months right now until they get back." he told him as he passed him the insurance card.

As they had him set up in the emergency room, as he slept then, Weine and his wife relaxed as they waited for the confirmation...