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Chapter 2--No Biggie
"Where are we?" I asked as Rose, the mysterious masked strangers, and I stepped out of a white van and into a parking garage.
"Some call it Headquarters, we call it home," the big guy said as he carried Texas Ranger who still knocked out.
"So, are we going to talk to this boss dude now?" Rose asked. She was pissed. Really pissed. They wouldn't answer any of our questions on our way here-all they did was try to make the unconscious guy conscious again. We tried to tell them; it's not going to happen for a while longer.
"Yes, just follow us-and don't touch anything," the low voice said.
I rolled my eyes. Like I would jeopardize my identity by doing that. "I like your outfits by the way," the girl said.
"Thanks," Rose said, giving her a small smile.
I let out a quiet snort and the tall, masked figure who was walking next to me, looked down at me. Well I think he was looking at me, I couldn't exactly see his face. "What?" I snapped.
"Nothing," he said before looking away. Whatever.
They silently lead us down numerous hallways with dozens of closed doors before coming to a stop at the end of one with two large, oak double doors. The girl stepped up and knocked on the door. "Come in," a muffled voice said.
She pushed open the door and we all walked in to find a blond man sitting behind a large stainless steel desk with a wall of televisions and computers and a whole bunch of fancy stuff behind him. I momentarily stared in amazement. What was this place?
"Hello Ms. Hale, Ms. Swan," the man said with a knowing smile.
My eyes narrowed as did Rose's. "How do you know who we are?" I asked carefully.
"I've been watching you," he said with a smile.
My eyebrow quirked. "Watching us?" Rose repeated in a dangerously pleasant tone.
The man nodded and turned to the screens which flickered to life in front of us. I immediately recognized the building on the screen. It was the high security mansion we had broke into just last month. You see Rose wearing a short leather skirt and tight black top as she talked to two of the security guards out front. In the corner of the screen you could see me climbing up a tree on one side of the fence then jumping off it and landing on the opposite side.
I disappeared in the shadows by the house while Rose suddenly knocked out both guards with a move I had taught her earlier that week. "Nice job Rose, you didn't tell me that's how you did it," I muttered to her.
She shrugged. "No biggie," she said with a satisfied grin.
The camera blinked and you saw Rose and I walking casually away from the house with two very large paintings in our grasp. When we walked out of the gate I turned back to the camera by the fence and re-connected the wires so they would turn back on in two minutes.
The camera flashed and our apartment complex showed up. Rose and I were outside in the parking lot next to her car-it looked like a piece of crap but it could actually go over two hundred miles per hour and stop in a second's tick. Rose was working under the hood as I carefully took in our surroundings.
It blinked and showed us in an ally way similar to the one we were in only an hour ago. This one happened last week end. Rose and I were pretending to talk to a well known gang about possible drug dealings when I took out my gun and she pulled hers. They all whipped theirs out and we all pointed at each other.
The man behind me cocked his gun and I whipped around, kicking it out of his hand and sending it to the ground. Then the chaos began. Rose and I were fighting these guys hand to hand as guns dropped like flies-but then the knives came out. We eventually knocked out all six of them but not before Rose's shoulder got sliced. We told the doctors fell in the bathroom and brought the mirror down with her.
"Who were those guys?" the girl asked.
"Some stupid gang who was pissing us off," Rose said simply. They were bad news-even to us. "The police weren't getting any leads so we decided to help them out a little," she said with a smirk.
"See, you're not all bad," the blonde man said, shutting off the TV's.
"Maybe," I said with a shrug. "But who're you?"
"I'm Carlisle Cullen," he told us easily.
"You know us and now we know you. The only thing left to established is why we're here," I said.
"I can't tell you that," he said.
"You can't?" Rose asked with narrowed eyes.
"Not until you agree to help me," he said.
"With what?" she asked.
"Regaining the cure to cancer," he said.
"There is no cure," I said certainly. Right?
"There most certainly is, except it's been stolen," he told us. "And the thief is planning on selling it to someone even worse than they are. Someone who will take advantage of it in order to get what he wants."
"Which is what?" I asked.
"People dead, drugs, money, priceless artifacts, you name it," he said.
"And what would we get out of this?" Rose asked.
"A second chance," Carlisle said. "A second chance to live life the right way all the while doing something you love; breaking the rules," he said with a knowing smile.
"I'm talking metaphorically, I'm talking physically," she said. I tried not to roll my eyes. Of course she would ask that.
"You will be paid more than the worth of the rubies that are hidden in your pocket," he said, looking at me, somehow knowing that I'm the one carrying the goods.
"Anything else?" she asked curiously.
"You would gain a new home, a new lifestyle, and if want a new family," he said. He was sounding so sincere I wanted to except right there-but I was smarter than that.
"Do you mind if we talk about this?" I asked.
"Please, go ahead," he said. "I think I have someone to attend to anyway," he added, looking at the still black figure laying on a couch off to the side of the room. Oh right, I forgot about Dallas.
Rose and I walked over to the far corner of the room and faced each other. "What do you think?" I asked. "He sounded pretty sincere."
"I know and-did you see the other cars in the lot?" she asked quietly, her eyes sparking in excitement.
"Yeah, they were just up your ally," I said with a nod. "And…you know how the cancer thing is for me," I said, looking at her carefully, desperate for her to understand.
"I know Bells," she said, putting a hand on my shoulder. She sighed. "I think we should do it-and like you said: if it gets too much, we could just kill'em," she added so nonchantly I had to let out a laugh.
"Alright," I said nodding. We walked back over to the group of dark figures who were hovering around the couch and Carlisle. "We're in," I said.
Carlisle looked up and smiled at us. "Glad to hear it," he said before looking down at Ol Yeller, who was, apparently, just starting to come to.
"Jasper. Jasper are you okay?" the short girl said, crouching down next to the couch.
The guy groaned and reached up with his gloved hand and pulled off his mask thing. He had honey blonde hair and crystal, clear blue eyes. "Yeah, I'm alright," he said, rubbing the side of his head. "When the hell did we get back?" he asked, looking around.
The girl said and pealed off her mask, exposing her short, spiky black hair and dark brown eyes. "Not too long ago-but we got our recruits," she said smiling.
He looked up at us curiously. "Sorry about that," I said easily, gesturing toward his head where a huge bruise was forming.
"Uh, it's alright. I can honestly say that it happens all the time," he said with a laugh.
"Yeah, it's a good thing you're a hacker and not a fighter," the big guy said with a laugh as he pulled off his mask. He had curly brown hair and light brown eyes and a huge smile on his face. "I'm Emmett by the way," he said to Rose and I.
"Oh, I'm Alice," the girl said with a bright smile. "And I'm guessing you figured out that this is Jasper," she said easily.
"Hi," I said awkwardly.
"I'm Edward," the low voice of the only still masked guy said from beside me. He quickly pealed off his masked and ran his hand through his strange bronze hair as he looked at Rose and I with bright green eyes.
"You can guys can just call me Bella," I said.
"Great!" Alice said, jumping up. "I'll show you guys to your room," she said.
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