I don't own a thing, Disney does. This is the final chapter of this little drama of mine. I accomplished a lot more with this than I had originally planned, though you won't see the fruits of this for quite some time, but it did set the stage for the future. For now, I have one more chapter of Answers, and then it is on to Recovery! Thank you all for joining me on this little ride of mine, and hope you'll enjoy everything else to come!
The Things Men Do – Chapter 9
Bonnie's head throbbed as she slowly opened her eyes. Daylight filtered in through the window beside her, allowing her to cast a look about the room. The greens and light blues told her right away she was in the hospital, and the fact that it was daylight out told her she had been here for some time.
As she turned her head, her gaze locked on Brick's as she found him sitting beside her. Her slowly took her hand in his, giving it a bit of a squeeze and smiled. "Glad to see you awake! I was worried when you went down like that."
Bonnie tried to focus, her last memories a bit fragmented. "What happened?"
Brick's smile faded, his eyes hardening. "Will shot that woman in the head. Killed her instantly. Said it was necessary."
Bonnie shook her head, a small tear running down her cheek. "It wasn't necessary. Her mind had been messed up by Monkey Fist, but I had just finished getting rid of his programming when she…"
Brick stood quickly, and sat down on the bed beside her, holding her in his arms. "You did everything you could. You did more than most people would have."
Brick kissed her lightly on the forehead, and Bonnie smiled lightly. "What happened then?"
Brick smirked a bit. "Well…"
Brick dove, and caught Bonnie before her head could strike the floor. "What the hell did you do?"
Will tucked his gun away, his expression unchanging. "What I had to do. This woman was dangerous, and there were no guarantees that Ms. Rockwaller would be successful. I had full authorization to use lethal force."
Ron grabbed Will by the front of the shirt, his anger evident as he pulled the agent closer. "Did you even consider what this would do to Bonnie, with her in her head like that?"
"It was a calculated gamble."
Tara was leaning down now, checking on Bonnie as Brick cradled her in his arms. "She's breathing, and she's got a pulse, but they're weak. We need to get her to a hospital now!"
Ron yanked a little harder on Will's shirt, Ron's anger mounting as Will's expression remained unchanged. "If she's hurt by this, I'm going to see you pay for this!"
Ron let go of his shirt when he heard ambulances approaching, and he and Brick picked Bonnie up, carrying her out to the street. The first ambulance was just pulling up as they got her out, and the medics quickly loaded her into the back. As they attached the monitoring equipment to her, one of the attendants stuck his head out. "One of you can ride with us to the hospital."
Brick nodded. "I'll go with her, just give me one second."
He turned to Will, who stood a few feet back, hands behind his back as he looked on. "For what it's worth, I am sorry…"
Brick's fist flew out, and caught Will across the jaw. Will flew through the air, and landed on his ass a few feet away. He moaned as one hand went to his jaw, which was already showing signs of bruising. Brick shook his hand, it having gone just a bit numb and sore from the punch. "Damn, that felt good!"
Brick quickly climbed into the back of the ambulance, and it tore off down the street.
Bonnie's eyes were wide, and a faint smile appeared. "You punched him out?"
Brick gave her shoulder a bit of a squeeze. "Yeah. Met the guy for like, two minutes, and already I didn't like him."
Bonnie leaned in closer to Brick, pressing herself against his chest. "I just wish I could have helped her, you know? I mean, she didn't deserve what had been done to her."
Brick stroked her hair lightly, kissing her atop her head. "I know. But in the end, you did help her, even if you couldn't save her." Brick slowly pulled away a bit, reaching down beside the bed for a bag that was lying there. "I grabbed you a few things, since the docs will want to keep you here. You check it out, get changed, and I'll go scrounge up some food for you. Something other than that garbage they hand out around here."
Bonnie smiled as she watched him head out the door, and began rummaging through the bag. She found a couple changes of clothes, and a couple books. She smiled when she noticed her diary had been thrown in as well. She changed quickly, and sat back on the bed. Digging a pen out of the front pocket of the bag, she cracked open her diary, and began writing.April 18th
It's over! We stopped Kristine, but things didn't end the way I thought they would. I was so close to helping her too. To think, Monkey Fist was responsible all along… when will he be done messing with our lives anyways? He's been dead for some time now, and his influence is still hurting people.
I don't think I'm making any sense right now. I mean, I did just wake up in the hospital. Anyways, let me start from the beginning, and tell you everything…
Bonnie felt much better taking the elevator into Global Justice headquarters as opposed to the tube. It definitely felt safer anyways. The door opened, and the bustle of movement seemed almost the same as when she was here only a few days before. She hadn't taken two steps before she was intercepted by one of the small scientist types.
"Do you have an appointment?"
"I'm here to see Doctor Director."
The smaller man just nodded. "I'll let her know you are here."
He hurried off, heading for the back office. She took another look around, before a tap on her shoulder turned her around. Will Du stood there, an apologetic look on his face.
"I am sorry for what occurred. I had hoped it would not result in any permanent injury to yourself. I hope you understand why I had to do what I did. No hard feelings?"
Bonnie smiled, and reached to take the hand he offered her. "Of course. No hard feelings."
Her knee shot up before he could react!
Doctor Director was working on her computer when Vernon stuck his head through the door. "Ma'am, Bonnie Rockwaller is here to see you."
"Thank you Vernon, I'll be right there."
She closed down the screen on her computer, and rose to her feet. When she got to the door, she looked out to the elevator just in time to see Bonnie's knee make solid contact with Will's groin. Despite all that she had seen and done, something like that always made her wince, especially when he hit the floor hard, holding himself as tears streamed down his cheeks.
"You God-damned arrogant prick!"
Doctor Director set a smile on her face, and walked over to the infuriated brunette. "Ms. Rockwaller. I see you are sufficiently recovered."
Bonnie whirled quickly, and she began to wonder if Bonnie would strike her as well. "Look, I wanted to talk to you about this… this prick here, and how he…"
"Agent Du is under full suspension pending an investigation into his actions."
Bonnie blinked, and looked back on Will before she turned to face Doctor Director again. "Oh… well… I hadn't expected…"
"His actions were reckless, and while his orders were to handle this matter in any means possible, even termination if necessary, his timing could have been more… fortuitous. He put you in danger without considering the consequences, and further punishment will be dealt with when the matter is fully considered. There was something I wanted to talk to you about though. Could you come with me a moment?"
Bonnie nodded, and glanced briefly at Will, who was still clutching himself, no one having made a move to help him. She stepped into the office, and closed the door behind her, before turning back to Doctor Director.
Betty sat down at her desk, her face showing compassion as she placed her hands together on the desk. "I was hoping you would go with me to Kristine's funeral in Columbus on Saturday, to express our condolences to her family. I think if they knew… knew that their daughter was herself at the end… it might give them a little peace about the loss of their daughter."
Bonnie seemed a bit shocked, but quickly regained her composure. "Um… yeah… yeah, I'd like to go. Thank you."
Doctor Director nodded, and rose to her feet, extending a hand to Bonnie, who took it a bit trepidaciously. "Thank you again for all your help. I know it doesn't seem to have resolved itself very well right now, but in the end, you did save a lot of people."
Bonnie nodded, and headed for the door. "If you ever need my help, just… you know, let me know. Just don't expect me to work with Will again."
Doctor Director allowed a small smile to crease her face. "I understand. Thank you for the offer."
Doctor Director stood in the doorway, and watched as Bonnie stepped back into the elevator. When Betty was sure she was gone, she turned to Will. "Agent Du, she is gone now. Enough with the acting!"
Will Du leapt quickly to his feet and brushed himself off. "I hope I was sufficiently convincing."
Betty smiled, and turned back into her office, Will right behind. "I would say that you were. It accomplished our aims anyway." Betty sat back down at her desk, and Will sat across from her. "That was sloppy handling though. We almost lost her, and Bonnie Rockwaller is too important an asset to give up at this point. I assume the target had gained knowledge of our operations from Bannerman?"
"Unknown. But she was able to penetrate my mind. The psi bafflers failed on her, and I felt it best to terminate on that basis."
"And no one outside of this office is aware of our operations?"
Will leaned back in his chair. "The psi bafflers were sufficient on Rockwaller. She doesn't have any idea. Do we really need Rockwaller though?"
Betty stood up then, placing her hands on her desk as she leaned towards him. "Our assets are low at the moment, and we need everything we can get our hands on. The new Sensei of Yamanouchi isn't as… trusting as his predecessor, and our current psi department is a joke. R department won't be operational for at least another year, and M department is still struggling to work on containment. Team Possible, and Rockwaller in particular, give us a nice public front to present to the public, and provide us tools we will need in the future."
Will nodded, sitting a little straighter now. "Do we proceed as planned with Team Possible then?"
Betty sat back down, hands steepled in front of her. "Yes, we proceed as planned. I believe I have sufficiently swayed Rockwaller to our side, though I don't think you'll be working with them in the near future."
Betty smiled. "Good. Now, I have another operation I need you to perform!"
Author's Notes – Well, I know I'm going to get a lot of questions about that last little bit, so I'll answer them now the way Steve Loter does when he is asked about Season 4.
Well, Bonnie will SPOILER and Will will SPOILER. GJ SPOILER and SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER!
I hope that answers everyone's questions!