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Carrie flinched as the door creaked open and, as her eyes adjusted to the light, she saw Jade Dixon-Halliday at the top of the stairway. She was smiling.
"Carrie!" she leered. "I've just got off the phone with Lucy." Carrie glared. "Its excellent news. In fact, I'm expecting a delivery any time soon." Carrie continued to glare. A shrill doorbell broke the silence. "Speak of the devil." Jade turned and left, leaving the door ajar.
She returned a few minutes later with a tall, burly bloke who was carrying a bundle in his arms.
"What is that?" demanded Carrie.
"She speaks!" laughed Jade, following the man down the staircase. Carrie glared. "That, as you so elegantly put it, is the reason you're here." As the duo reached the bottom of the staircase, Jade reached across and pulled the sheet of the bundle. It was Rose.
"WHAT?!" screeched Jade, staring in disbelief. "WHERE'S OSCAR?!" She looked menacingly at Carrie before turning heel and heading out, closely followed by the delivery man.
As soon as she had gone Carrie crawled across to where Rose lay. It took a while with her hands tied as they were, but she managed it and shifted Rose's head so it lay in her lap. She sat there for a good hour before she felt Rose stir.
"Carrie?" queried Rose, groggily.
"You're OK! Rose, I was so worried and-"
Rose cut Carrie off. "Where's Oscar?"
Carrie looked down sheepishly. "Nobody knows. Mrs Green was supposed to give him to Jade, but she double-crossed her." Rose sat up and put her arm around Carrie.
"He'll be alright."
"Of course he will." The sharp voice of Colonel Dixon-Halliday echoed down the staircase. The pair looked up at her. "And you're going to make sure of it."
When Oscar awoke his head was pounding. He went to reach up, but found his hands were tied. He looked around to gather in his surroundings. It was a small dark room. No, he decided, it was the back of a van. That explained the sense of motion. He shifted himself into a sitting position and racked his brains for a solution to his problem. He couldn't seem to remember much: the house, a door at the end, Mrs Green.
The van jolted to a halt and Oscar heard the driver's door open and close. Then the rear doors opened and he had to shut his eyes at the sunlight.
"Take him inside." he heard the Spanish accent of Mrs Green. "I'll fetch the equipment."
There must have been some sort of consensus as Oscar felt two pairs of hands lift him from the van and carry him outside.
"I hope you're right about this, Rose." Jade said as she accompanied Rose to St Hope's. "For Carrie's sake." Rose shot an angry look at Jade.
The pair continued inside, straight past a confused-looking Mr Flatley, and down the lift to HQ. Rose knew it was a risky move, but she couldn't bear Jade to start hurting Carrie. As the lift finished its descent, Stark looked up from the desk, and was shooting a quizical look at the doors as they opened.
"What on earth is she doing here?" demanded Stark, striding across the room.
"Getting my son back." replied Jade bluntly, striding towards Stark.
"She's got Carrie." Rose explained, staring at the floor. "We need to help her retrieve Oscar from the clutches of Mrs Green."
"The Spanish teacher?" asked Stark, looking at Rose in confusion.
"She was supposed to bring me my son. It was her idea to frame Frank and get into the school. We were supposed to be catching a plane out of the country tonight."
"Frank's innocent?" questioned Stark. Jade looked bemused.
"As sure as you're an idiot. Frank never stole any diamonds." For the first time in a while, Rose smiled.
"So Oscar's with Mrs Green?" confirmed Stark. "Exactly what do you expect us t-" A bright ringtone cut Stark off mid-speech. Jade pulled her mobile from her pocket, and stared at the screen in horror.
"What's wrong? What's up?" asked Stark.
In response Jade walked over to the computer's and attached her phone. A video popped up onto the screen. Rose noticed a boy lying motionless on the floor, covered in bruises and scrapes. She craned closer to get a better look. It was Oscar.
Well, two uploads in one day. More to follow, I promise...