PG-13: For Violence
Spoilers: Some from Brothers Keeper and a small one from Pilot.
Disclaimer: The characters are not mine, they belong
Authors note: *A special thanks to my wonderful Beta
Darien looked over at Bobby, "What ever you say Hobbes, but I didn't see anyone go in there."
"Fawkes, I'm telling you the truth."
"Hobbes, I've been here with you the whole time. No one went into the warehouse."
"Fawkes, I am serious."
"Did you take your meds this morning?" Darien asked. "Cuz it seems to me you are seeing things now." Darien realized what he had said and wanted to take it back.
"Fine partner, if you don't believe me I'll just go and check for myself."
"Hobbes, I'm sorry. I didn't mean it."
"Okay," Hobbes said. "But I'm still going to go in there."
"I'll come with you." Darien replied as he got out of the van.
Bobby got out and followed him. "Hey partner, aren't you going to go invisible or something?"
Darien looked down at his wrist. "I don't think so, I only have four segments left."
With that Darien and Bobby entered the warehouse. When they got into it Darien said, "I'll go upstairs. You check down here, okay?"
Darien went to the stairs and started to walk up them
as quietly as he could. He made it to the top and
walked over to the first door. He opened it and walked
into the room. It was empty. Darien looked around for
a second, then went to the next room.
Hobbes pulled out his gun as he walked down the dark hallway. He opened the first door he saw, but the room was empty. He closed the door and then walked over to the next
one. Bobby was about to open the door when he heard a gun go off. He took off toward the stairs where his partner had gone. "Fawkes, are you up here?" he yelled, looking for Darien. He heard a few more shots and started to get worried, "Fawkes!"
Darien ducked behind a crate, he could hear Hobbes calling his name. Darien quicksilvered and ran toward his partner. "I'm right here buddy, lets get out of here!" Darien and Bobby ran down the stairs and out the door.
They got to the van, "Are you still here partner?"
"Yeah," Darien said, he slowed his breathing and finally the quicksilver flaked off of his body.
"I told you someone was in there."
Darien looked down at his wrist, "I don't think this is a good time to argue, Hobbes."
"Aw crap!" Bobby said, getting into the van. "Get in!" Darien got in the van and Bobby pulled out. "I'll call the Keeper and tell her we're on our way."
"Okay, I will get it ready right now." Claire said, hanging up her cell phone. She walked over to the refrigerator and pulled out a syringe of counteragent.
Darien looked over at Bobby with red eyes, "This isn't good." he said.
"What do you mean partner?" Bobby asked.
"You want to give me a shot and think that everything will be okay. Well, it won't be. I'm tired of being the Official's trained pet!"
"Come on Fawkes, we're almost there."
"I'm not going anywhere!" Darien yelled. He reached over and grabbed the steering wheel.
"What are you doing?" Bobby asked.
"I'm not going back!"
Bobby struggled with Darien over the steering wheel, there was a car coming. "Come on Fawkes, you're going to get us both killed.
"No I'm going to get you killed. I'll be just fine!" Darien yelled.
Claire was out in the parking lot, "They should have been here by now." she said to herself. Instantly she had a sickening feeling in her stomach. Something was wrong, and she knew it.
Bobby woke up with a sharp pain in his stomach. "Fawkes?" He said, looking over to the spot where his partner had been before he blacked out. "Aw crap!" Bobby reached into his pocket and pulled out his cell phone. He dialed Claire's number.
Claire's phone started to ring," Claire speaking."
"Hey Keep, is there a chance that Fawkes has been there?"
"What do you mean, Bobby?"
"Fawkes went quicksilver mad and knocked me out. I don't know where he is. I was wondering if he came your way?"
"No I haven't seen him since you both left this morning." Claire said with worry in her voice. "Do I tell the Official?"
"I think you have to."
Bobby started the van. All he could remember was Darien trying to kill them both. Then he had said something and Darien knocked him out. He had to get out there and start looking for him before something bad happened. But where would Darien go when quicksilver mad? Hobbes only had to think about it for a second, either Kevin or Arnaud.
Darien walked into Arnaud's house, "Hey Arnie are you here?"
Arnaud walked into the room and looked at Darien. His eyes were silver.
"Hello Fawkes, I knew I should have moved."
"Why didn't you? Now I'm going to have to kill you." Darien replied.
"Oh I doubt that Fawkes." Arnaud stated.
"And why not? You killed Kevin, I'll kill you."
"As I told you before Fawkes, if you want me dead because I killed your brother... I'll just kill mine and we will be even."
"Tempting, but not good enough. I want you dead."
Arnaud pulled out a gun, "Not this time Fawkes. I'm
getting out of here alive."
"Not if I have anything to say about it." Darien said, walking closer to Arnaud. "What's the matter Arnie? You scared of dying?" Darien said with a wicked smile on his face.
"I'm the one with the gun." Arnaud said, pointing it at Darien.
"Go ahead and shoot me." Darien said. "It will only slow me down, I will still kill you."
"Have you ever heard the saying that you can't kill a man when you're dead?" Arnaud said, shooting Darien in the chest.
Darien looked at the blood as it flowed out of his wound. "Ouch Arnie, but not good enough." Darien ran at Arnaud.
Arnaud shot Darien again, but he kept coming. He knocked Arnaud to the ground and started to choking him. Arnaud shot Darien again. Darien loosened his grip. "Why did you have to go and do that, Arnie?" Darien said in a weak voice. Then he stopped breathing.
Arnaud woke up, sweat dripping off of his face. It was just a dream. He got of bed and walked to the kitchen. He went over to the cupboard and a pulled out a glass, then walked to the sink. He put water in it and took a drink. He heard a noise and turned around, but no one was there.
He was use to feeling a little paranoid, after all even terrorists have enemies. Around finished his water and started to walk toward his room. He heard another noise, "Fawkes? Is that you?" There was no reply, "Fawkes?" He asked again. Arnaud walked over to the hallway and turned on the light. He checked a few more rooms. After being content that he was the only one in the house he went back to bed.
Bobby snuck out of Arnaud's house. He hadn't seen any sign of his partner. And with Darien in quicksilver madness, Bobby didn't have time to waste.
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