I came in and out of consciousness, I felt something pulled off of my head, everything was extremely bright, and I tried to blink it away, I faintly heard the sound of Emily's voice arguing not too far away. My head throbbed, then everything blacked again. I awoke with a start from the sound of two shots and then felt another cloth being pulled over my eyes.
As I slowly came to the first thing I noticed was the discomfort in my neck, then the throbbing again. I tried to open my eyes, but I felt the slight pressure of a cloth wrapped over my eyes. Slowly my sense came to, I strained my ears to hear anything that would hint about my surroundings, I could faintly hear 2 men speaking, their voices faded as they seemed to be move away. It went quiet for a moment, my mind raced and I tried not to panic, as I realized I was also bound. Finally my sense went into overdrive, I noticed my body rocked side to side slightly and determined that I was in fact on a train. I heard the rhythmic noise of the train running over the tracks. Minutes passed slowly and painfully. I contemplated on whether I should risk speaking up.
Then I felt something shift next to me, I could sense someone shuffling and I bit my lip and involuntarily held my breath. A few seconds later I felt hands on my bindings, and an all too familiar voice whispering to keep silent, I stayed quiet as Emily fiddled with my handcuffs, I felt my face warm as I flustered from her touch. As she lifted off my blindfold, her face was only inches from mine and a relief overwhelmed me as I couldn't help but linger on her features for a moment, "They're in the other cabin, we should make our way to the end" she whispered and pulled me along, we ducked behind a few of the chairs along the way, making stops to see if they noticed are absence.
As she pulled me along I noticed the awkward movement she displayed, how did I not notice the red liquid dripping down one of her hands. So many questions, ducking behind another set of seats I tried to find get some answers, my voice came out more desperate than expected "Do you know where we are? Why were you at the train yard with Halina?", she threw a saddened look in my direction, half paying attention to me and to the distance behind me. "It's a long story…we've only been on the train for a short time, I think we're still on our way out of Washington…You weren't suppose to be there" she said the last bit more angrily, but I could tell it was half-hearted.
Making our way through the last cabin we bolted for the end platform, Emily pulled the door shut and took the safety chain off the ledge and weaved it through the lever to hold it shut.
There were so many more questions but I pushed them all to the back of my mind for the moment as we worked coherently without a word, we were trained agents after all. I leaned over the railing and noticed we were traveling over a bridge overlooking a lake, looking further down I noticed the bridge ended another mile or so away. Pulling back I looked at Emily who had finished securing the door "its about another mile and a half before we can jump off", she nodded and looked through the window peek.
I faintly heard a sound from inside the cabin, she ducked down from the window. "We'll be having company in a few minutes"
I leaned over the railing again and cursed silently at how long it was taking for this train to reach the end of the bridge. A few moments later and we heard banging on the cabin door, and one of the men peeked through angrily, he began pistol-whipping the glass, it probably wasn't going to be long before they tried to shoot their way through.
Emily seemed calmer than I was as she pulled away from the door and leaned against me pushing me towards the edge. I looked over again, another half minute before we reached the landing. As we anxiously waited, I watched half helplessly as they reached through a hole they made in the window and realized it was chained shut, the sounds of the train and the wind and the men shouting were suddenly drowned out by Emily's voice as time seemed to slow
Emily's voice came clear as day.
It had been a long time since she had called me by my first name.
I turned to look at her profile as she kept her eyes on the door
"….I just wanted you to know"
she turned suddenly,
catching me off guard,
leading me back towards the ladder of the platform,
I felt her presence overwhelm me,
I watched as her lips came closer and mouthed
but before I could ask why she closed the distance,
her lips caught mine!
My eyes opened wide in surprise,
I vividly watched as her's closed.
In that moment nothing else existed,
The kiss wasn't aggressive,
or overly passionate,
It was light,
her lips soft,
Sensual and genuine
not unlike the kiss I had dreamt of having with Emily Prentiss
It seemed like time sped up, the kiss ended as abruptly as it happened ,
She broke contact and leaned her body forward, pressing against me, her lips by my ear, she whispered
"I never forgot"
her arm snaked forward as she pushed me off the edge of the train, my view slowly fell lower and lower and I briefly saw the cabin door burst open and one of the men charging out to grab her, I thought I heard a gunshot , but my body was busy instinctively thinking bracing myself for a rough landing as I flew through the air.
To be continued in
Unconditional Surrender ACT II – The Story of Em
A/N – all in all I had an awesome time writing this story, I had an outline for this from the beginning, but there were a few holes in the story, I'm sorry there were so many pauses in between a few chapters, but I was glad they happened, it gave time for the story to grow, develop and change for me. Thank you all for supporting my first fanfiction so far, the second act of this story has been roughly written and I will be releasing the chapters as they complete. Please review, I'm interested to see who saw this coming, I know there was at least one person out there who was suspicious. Hope to see you all in ACT 2.