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Author's Note: Sorry for the long time laps between updates.


Jackson pulled onto a gravel road after being on the highway for nearly two hours. Lisa was falling asleep. Jackson put a hand on her shoulder. "Wake up, Leese. We're almost there."

Lisa yawned. "Where are we?"

"We're coming to a safe house. No one knows how to find us."

"What about my dad?"

"Trust me, he is safer with us out of town."

"How do you know?"

"Because I know the people that are after us, and they won't hurt him to get to us because he doesn't know anything."

Lisa nodded. "Ok. How long are we going to be here?"

"I honestly don't know, Leese. It could be a few days, a few weeks, or even months."

Lisa sighed. "And you're sure we'll be safe here?"

"I'm not sure of anything right now." Jackson said as he pulled into a long driveway. "So here is the plan, we go inside and relax. We need to at least try to sleep. We'll be able to think clearer after we've gotten some rest."

Lisa yawned and then followed Jackson inside. She knew he was right, but she couldn't help worrying about her dad.


6:45 am; the following morning

Jessica groaned softly as she woke up. Her head was pounding. She started to sit up and instantly became aware of an arm wrapped around her waist. The previous night's activities came rushing back to her. "Oh shit." She whispered.

"What's wrong?" Lindsey asked sleeping.

Jessica turned over onto her other side so she could look at her brother's handsome lawyer. "Jack is going to kill me."

Lindsey smiled and reached over to brush the hair out of Jessica's face. "What your brother doesn't know won't hurt us."

Jessica laughed. "Believe me, he'll figure it out."

"So? You're a grown woman, Jessica. He's going to have to realize that eventually."

Jessica shrugged. "Maybe, but to Jack I will always be his baby sister."

Lindsey was about to reply when his cell phone rang. "Damn it. I thought I turned that off." He said as he reached for the offending object. "Hello?"

"Lindsey, this is Jackson. Have you seen Jesse lately? I've been trying to reach her, but she isn't answering her phone." His voice had an edge of concern.

"Yeah, Jackson, she's with me."

"What the hell?! Did she spend the night at your place?"

"Relax, I took her out to dinner and there was a strange car parked in front of your house when we got back. So I brought her back to my house."

"Keep her there." Don't you dare let her out of your sight. I'm about two hours out of Miami. I'm on my way to pick her up."

"What's going on? What aren't you telling me?"

"Just keep her there. I'll explain everything when I see you."

"Alright, we'll see you when get here."

"What's going on?" Jessica asked when Lindsey hung up.

"Jackson is on his way here. He'll be here in about 2 hours."

"Why?"

"I don't know. But I think there's trouble."

Jessica stood and wrapped the sheet around herself. "Trouble…? What kind of trouble? Did he tell you?" She looked worried.

Lindsey shook his head. "No, he didn't say anything else."

Jessica started to panic. "He's going to get himself killed." She whispered.

Lindsey walked over to her. He wrapped his arms around her and kissed her. "It'll be fine." He said softly. "Your brother can take care of himself."

Jessica sighed and rested her head on his chest. "I know. I just don't want to lose him again."


Lisa looked at Jackson as he hung up the phone. "Is your sister alright?"

Jackson nodded. "She's fine. I'm going back to Miami to get her." He noticed the look of concern on Lisa's face. "Don't worry, Leese. It won't take more than a couple of hours. I already showed you the hiding places around the house. I'll have my cell phone with me too."

Lisa nodded. "Be careful."

Jackson grinned. "Leese, I'll be fine."

"I know, it's just…"

She was interrupted by Jackson kissing her. "We'll talk about it later." He said as he made his way to the door. "Don't let anyone in."


The camouflaged figure watched Jackson get into the jeep and drive away. "Rippner is gone. When do we move?" He asked into his into his radio.

"Ten minutes just to be sure he doesn't change his mind."


"I'm going to go fix breakfast. You should get dressed." Lindsey said to Jessica.

"Ok, what are you fixing?"

Lindsey grinned. "You'll find out when it's ready."

Lindsey made his way to the kitchen. He didn't notice the other person in the room. He didn't see the blunt object hurtling towards his head. He only managed a small groan before he fell unconscious to the floor. "The lawyer is unconscious." The other figure whispered.

"Use your tranquilizers on the girl."