Continuation after Allenville
The people captured from Allenville had be detained and kept in a new facility that had been especially built to hold infectees. Their plan to infect thousands of people had been stopped by Molly and Cavennaugh, but now the team had bigger problems to worry about. Many more people were spreading the infection through sexual transmission and contamination of food and water supplies, although Molly's alliance with Sloane had certainly helped them out a lot, as he had also been hunting the infectees.
Molly and Cavennaugh had just recently returned from their undercover trip to Allenville. They arrived back at the Threshold building around 9pm. Ramsay, Lucas, Fenway and J.T had already made their way home for the night, while Molly and Cavennaugh gathered their things and were almost ready to go home also. Cavennaugh was just about to head out the door when Molly spotted him.
"Hey Cavennaugh" Molly said, walking quickly to catch up with him.
"Hey, I'm just heading home, did you want a lift? He asked.
"Uh, yeah that would be good. Thanks."
They made their way to his car in silence. Molly felt the tension rising once they were on the road so decided to break the ice.
"I'm really sorry about your brother again Cavennaugh, I know you've already lost one family member due to this assignment" She said softly, guilt evident in her eyes.
"It's okay, like I said once before, I'm used to this. You need to stop blaming yourself Molly"
He said seriously, looking her in the eye. He sighed then turned his attention back to the road.
The rest of the journey home was in silence. Both lost in their own thoughts. Molly couldn't help but feel somewhat guilty for Cavennaugh's losses, even though he told her that it wasn't her fault. He always kept things to himself which made her wonder what was really going on inside his head. She felt like they had become closer however, after the events of Allenville. When she kissed him in the diner, there was definitely a spark between them, she had felt it and was sure that Cavennaugh had felt something too despite the shocked expression on his face.
His voice brought her back to reality. "You okay Molly? You look a little tense." He commented.
"I'm fine. Just tired…it's been a long day" She attempted a smile. "Thanks for the lift, I'll see you tomorrow". She got out of the car and was surprised to find Cavennaugh by her side. He smiled lightly at her and they both walked towards her front door, his hand gently resting on her lower back. They stopped outside her door and she looked up at him. He was looking intently at her. "Thanks again Cavennaugh". "No problem. I can pick you up in the morning too if you would like?" He asked.
"Yeah…that would be great". "Okay I'll see you bright and early then. Goodnight Molly" He smiled before turning to leave.
"Goodnight" She simply said, not wanting him to go but deciding it would be best to leave it tonight. She would talk to him tomorrow. She waited until he got in his car before going inside.
When Cavennaugh returned home, he checked his answering machine before getting ready for bed. He lay in bed replaying the events of the day and the one memory that had left him pondering the answers to his many questions…when Molly kissed him. He knew it was mainly just to stop him from blurting out any information as to why they were really in Allenville. After all they were undercover and if anyone had heard anything suspicious, they may not have made it out of that small town alive…or human. Finally sleep had overcome him.
Molly woke up the next morning from her alarm going off. The time showed 7:45 am. "Crap!" she muttered to herself before hurrying out of bed to start getting ready. Cavennaugh was going to be at her house in 15 minutes. She quickly jumped in the shower, got dressed and went downstairs to grab something to eat. While searching her fridge for food, she heard a knock on the front door. She looked through her peep hole and Cavennaugh was standing there. She opened the door.
"Hey. I brought you coffee" He said, as he handed it to her. "Hey. Thanks. Come in…I've just got to get my bag and coat. I'll be right back".
Cavennaugh walked inside while Molly rushed around the house to find her coat and bag. He looked around at all the photos on the walls. He spotted one of her when she was only young and it made him smile to see her so happy. He was interrupted by Molly rushing towards him.
"Okay. Let's go" She said. Cavennaugh nodded, before they made their way to his car.
20 minutes later, they arrived at the Threshold Command Centre. Cavennaugh parked his car in his usual spot then they both made their way inside the building. Molly walked over to the elevator and pressed the button to go up. The doors opened and they both stepped in. The ride up was mostly quiet, a few more people got on and off. When they finally reached their destination they stepped out of the elevator and made their way to the conference room. J.T, Lucas and Fenway had already arrived and were talking amongst themselves inside. Molly and Cavennaugh both took a seat.
"Where's Ramsay?" Lucas asked, but soon had his answer as Ramsay walked through the door. Everyone turned to look at him.
"Sorry I'm late…I uh…had to take care of some things" Ramsay informed the team. "What?" he exclaimed. Everyone just shook their heads and returned to what they were about to do. Ramsay sat down next to Lucas, who just smiled at him. "What are you smiling about?" "Oh nothing…how was your night?" Lucas teased. Molly overheard this and cleared her voice before beginning.
"Okay gentlemen. We have a new situation at hand. A group of men had been releasing Cd's of the signal to people within the D.C area. We caught them and have them locked up but the problem now is that there was still a copy out there and it has been copied several times. The people involved have decided to export it, thus infecting a larger number of people from different areas and even different countries. We have to stop them before the signal gets out."
"I've had men check all the docks for anything suspicious, but nothing so far." Cavennaugh added.
"Okay. Lucas, Ramsay, can you do a check on all the exports that have been recorded in the past week?" Molly asked.
"Yeah sure, but how do we know that a copy hasn't been exported already?" Ramsay questioned.
Cavennaugh cut in again, " All the docks were under surveillance already so anything that left would have been checked first by my men, and besides wouldn't it make more sense to just make a whole lot and then ship them all at once?".
"Good point. I'm sure this second group couldn't be any larger than the first one. They only had what…14 people?"Molly directed this at Cavennaugh, looking towards him.
"Yeah. That was the group we caught…there could be a lot more this time". He simply said.
"Okay. Well we'll start by talking to the local cd companies. Lucas and Ramsay, I need you guys to check out if they have a website or if they are promoting the cd in any way" They both nodded.
"Fenway, did you check all the blood of the 14 men that were captured?" She asked him.
"I've still got 4 more to run blood tests on but so far they are all infected. Some worse than others" He said. Molly nodded then replied okay.
"Let's get started then." Molly said, before standing up and gathering her things, while the others began their own tasks.
J.T had his eye on Molly the whole time. He wondered how she coped. She was only human and being left with the task of saving the planet from an alien invasion, showed how much one person could achieve. He had told her that if she ever needed to talk she could come to him, and today she looked like she could use someone to talk to.
"How are you doing Molly?" J.T asked before she headed up the stairs. Cavennaugh looked straight at her, but she mouthed to him "I'll meet you in the break room". He wanted to wait with her to see what they were talking about but he obeyed her and walked off.
"I'm fine J.T, just tired that's all", "If you need to talk you know where I am" He said, putting his hand on her shoulder. She smiled. "Thanks, but I think I need to figure this one out by myself".
Molly walked up the stairs and made her way to the break room. By the time she got there, Cavennaugh was waiting and ready to go. He saw her walk in and smiled. She really was the most beautiful, courageous woman he knew. He wished he could tell her this but knew it wasn't the time or place…besides he wasn't very good at expressing how he felt anyway. He shook the thought out of his head.
"You ready to go?" He asked.
"Yeah I sure am. Let's go" She replied. Both walked out of the break room and headed downstairs to his SUV. This was going to be one long day.