Chapter 2: Unsuspecting Victim
Erica awoke feeling incredibly groggy and disoriented. Her eyes fluttered open only to close again as the rooms light blinded her sensitive eyes. Her body felt limp as if she'd been asleep for a very long time.
'Strange.' She thought to herself. 'I don't remember going to bed.' In fact she didn't remember a lot of anything that led up to this point.
"She's regaining consciousness." A familiar male voice spoke a short distance away.
"Good. I cannot wait to begin." A female voice this time, it too seemed familiar to Erica but she couldn't place it.
Then as she began to stretch her arms and legs she remembered everything. It all came rushing to her all at once: phone call at the church, Jack's concerned look, the V embassy, Marcus leading to a room, being surrounded and then complete darkness.
'I've been abducted by the V's!' Her mind screamed out.
Her blue eyes flew open and immediately fell upon Marcus and Anna. The looks they were giving her were making her extremely uncomfortable almost as if she was some sort of play thing for them. Her instincts told her to run, to be ready to defend herself but her body wouldn't comply.
"What have you done to me?!" She demanded as she struggled to lift her limbs off of the metallic table that she was laying on.
"Erica, I must say how honoured to meet you. Your son, Tyler is an intriguing young man. I found it most appropriate that we meet, though I would have preferred it under different conditions." Anna spoke kindly as she approached the table and gently stroked Erica's face with the back of her right hand.
"Agent Evans, you have been selected for a magnificent honour that we wish to bestow upon you." Marcus said, remaining where he was a few steps behind Anna.
Erica never did like the way he looked at her, like he wanted her, and she found it most disconcerting. But at the moment she was more concerned about Anna and the words she had spoken.
"What do you want from me?" She asked calmly, knowing that it would be better is she saved her anger for when she found a chance to escape.
"I had you brought up to our ship." Anna stated, pausing to take in Erica's expression. " I'm sure you're unaware that your genetics are slightly different to that of the rest of your species. Well to be more specific, they are far more superior and thus this interests me greatly."
She smiled down at the helpless human before and with her left hand began stroking Erica's hair away from her face in a soothing manner. Seeing the panicked look in her face she continued her explanation.
"I have no desire to harm you Erica. In fact I was hoping to unite you with my people. You see we could help each other greatly. With us you could reach your true potential and you could make our lives here considerably easier."
"I have a general rule that forbids me with working with those that have to kidnap me against my will." Erica retorted sharply as she struggled even more with the drugs holding her in place.
"I was afraid you might say that." Anna quietly and she did seem to be saddened by that response. Then her expression changed into that of pure joy. "Fortunately for us, your independent will no longer be necessary. We have ways of making humans do as we wish."
Erica was just about to shout at her when she felt something prick her neck and before she knew she was falling into the succumbing darkness of unconsciousness.
Meanwhile back at St. Josephine's, Father Jack and Georgie were starting to get impatient. Erica had left for the V embassy over two days ago now and she hadn't contacted them and she hadn't been home or answered her phone.
Ryan had left earlier to get in contact with his V doctor and see if she knew anything. But that had been several hours ago and they were starting to worry that something had happened to him as well.
"I don't like this, not knowing what's going on." Georgie said as he ran his hands through his hair for the countless time.
"I don't like this as much as you do, but hopefully Ryan won't be too much longer." Jack replied and he silently prayed to God that he was right.
Just then Ryan burst round the corner, slightly out of breath. He made his way up to the other two who were flying questions at him.
"Did you find her?" "Any news?" Both Jack and Georgie asked at the same time.
"Yeah I know where she is, but you're not going to like it." Ryan replied and he looked into Jack's eyes as he spoke.
"Where is she?" Jack demanded after a couple of seconds, he couldn't stand not knowing what had happened to her. He cared and trusted Erica like no one in his entire life before, probably because they had been dragged into this mess together.
"My friend has a contact on the V ship floating above us. The contact on the ship sent word as soon as he found out." He paused still trying to find the right words and when none would come he just blurted out.
"She's been abducted by Anna, there's no way to reach her."
Jack felt his whole world collapse in on itself.
A/N: Anyway I hope you liked that chapter. Please let me know what you think.