Disclaimer: I do not own the show Without a Trace, or any of it's characters. They belong to Jerry Bruckheimer and friends. I do however own all the other characters.
A/N: This takes place in 3rd season.
This is my first, but not last, attempt at a story involving Without a Trace. It is an idea I came across after reading Carol Higgins Clark's book Jinxed. And in a small way, is an adaptation of it. The only thing I took from it were character ideas, and circumstances, the rest is all me.
The story is already written out, so don't worry about me never finishing this, I always finish!
Chapter 1: The Beginning
"Morning Mom!" said Alicia Waters, as she entered the kitchen, carrying a dry cleaning bag.
"Morning dear," answered Valerie Waters, as she poured her third cup of coffee for the morning.
"Thanks for helping pick out this dress last night."
"Your welcome honey."
"I can't wait till Sunday, I still can't believe great-grandma is getting married ..again. What is this one, number 6?" Alicia asked.
"Yeah, and I want to meet this man, according to the maid, Ruthie, he is much younger than her." sneered Valerie.
"By how much?" asked Alicia.
"Well, let's see, your great-grandmother is 96, and he is 56, so that means a 40 year old difference."
"Do you think he is after her money?"
"I hate to say it, much less think it honey, but yeah I do."
"I hope you are wrong, for her sake."
"Well, I have to get going, I have to be at the seminar at 8:00am." said Alicia.
"I am so happy for you. For an up and coming actress like yourself, this seminar is very important. I am so proud of you." said Valerie Waters as she gently hugged her daughter.
"Thanks mom, I will be there till about midnight, 2:00 am at the latest. If it gets too late I will just get a room at the Hilton for the night."
"Drive carefully dear, love you."
"Love you too, Mom."
Alicia walked to her car, carrying her the dry cleaning bag. As she got to the door of her car, she turns to glance back at her mother's house. She gets in, and drives away.
We see her and her car fade from sight
23 Hours Missing/ 7 am next morning
Agent Jack Malone exited the elevator inside FBI Headquarters and walked toward Agents Samantha Spade and Martin Fitzgerald.
"What do we have?" asked Jack.
"Alicia Waters, age 25, young actress, lives with her mother, and two uncles. Was on her way to an acting seminar, and never showed up," answered Sam.
"Any suspects?" asked Jack.
"No, we are still canvasing. According to her mother initial report to police, she was supposed to stay overnight at the Hilton if it got too late, but she never made reservations. We were about to head out to the mothers house house to talk with her and the two uncles." answered Sam.
"You said she was in actress, was she working on anything?" asked Jack.
"Yeah, a movie called Envy" answered Martin.
"Ok, I'll go to the set, and question her co-workers, then I will talk to her agent and see if she had any stalkers, or threatening letters, that sort of thing." said Jack. "And I'll get Vivian to pull the phone records for the last 6 months, and Danny to get the credit card statements. Alright, let's find her."
Kinda short I know, but I want to keep it as close to the show as I can. They give us little clues, and small scenes, just enough to make us want to hold on till the end. And that want I want to do. Next chapter is coming very soon, typing as we speak! Till next time!