Disclaimer and other things you might need to know so you don't sue me in chapter one. As always, a special and warm hearted thank you to liz_Z for Beta Reading this for me. Here's the next part, no rope needed. Enjoy!

Silver Files 5/?

"Arnaud De Fohn." the man said, extending his hand to her.

"Carol." She replied, half cringing as she shook his hand.

"You have a last name, Carol?"

"Yes." She replied, fidgeting a little.

"And?" The elevator's opened on the second floor, "Well, this is my stop."

Carol sighed with relief as Arnaud stepped of the elevator. As soon as the doors closed she pressed the button for the third floor again, saying a silent thanks that he hadn't gone up to the third floor. When the elevator stopped again, the doors slid open to reveal Darien waiting by them.

"I was just coming to find you..."

"We have a problem." She said, walking past him, realizing that if Arnaud hadn't gotten off on the second floor they would all be in trouble.

"What kind of problem?"

"Arnaud's here."


"You heard me." Carol said, sliding her key card in the door she opened it and stepped in, Darien behind her.

They were greeted by a smiling Alex. "I was starting to wonder where you..." When she saw the look on Carol's face she frowned. "What's going on?"

"Just follow me." Carol said, knocking on the adjoining door.

"Come in." Hobbes called.

Carol opened the door and saw Hobbes in front of the body length mirror fixing his tie. "Okay, now that we are all here, we have a problem."

"Problem?" Hobbes was the first to asked.

"Arnaud's here." Darien stated.

"What?" Hobbes and Alex asked in unison.

Carol looked at Darien, making sure he wasn't going to say anything, then she spoke up. "I left the room to go check out the casino and get a feel for it. On my way back I ran into Arnaud. He's staying on the second floor."

"Are you sure it was him?" Alex asked.

"Positive. He even told me his name on the elevator."

"He was on the elevator with you?" Darien asked.

Carol nodded.

"I can't believe I was standing right there, right at the elevator doors. What if he had been on the third floor? He would have seen me."

"I already thought of that." Carol replied.

"Well, that's it kids. We're outta here." Hobbes said.

"No!" Alex and Darien almost yelled. They each gave each other a funny look, then looked at Hobbes.

"I want my money." Alex stated.

"And I want to take that money from that Swiss miss mother... And then, after we've stolen his money, I want to find him and drag his sorry butt to prison where he belongs." Darien added.

"Yes, but that's impossible. If he sees us this whole thing is blown." Hobbes said.

"That has an easy solution... Alex and I go down there, play the games and win, with Darien's help of course. And if anyone asks about you too, tonight it's a girls night out, tomorrow Darien isn't feeling good, and Hobbes, you don't like to gamble."

"But what about me, what do I get to do?"

"You get to stay here and guard home base. Now let's get going, tables open at seven."


Hobbes stepped into the adjoining room, "Here's the counteragent." He handed a small black case to each woman. "You two will need to take turns giving Fawkes the shots, depending on how long you're down there. Try not to make it too long."

Carol and Alex both nodded, taking their thin line boxes from Hobbes. Carol was dressed in her sapphire evening gown with gold earrings, necklace and a matching bracelet. Alex, on the other hand was wearing a white evening gown, a silver chain around the waist if it, with matching earrings, necklace and bracelet. The two women were dressed to kill. Both women also had their hair pinned up.

Darien was just wearing a plain black tuxedo, a white dress shirt and a black tie. "I don't know why I have to wear a tux, no one's even gonna see me." He complained.

"It's just a precaution." Hobbes replied.

"Yeah, but you don't have to wear one."

"But I'm not even leaving the room." Hobbes had taken off the tux he had put on earlier, after they had decided he would stay in the suite.

"It's time to go, Mr. Mills." Carol said, walking toward the door.

"Oh, that reminds me." Alex said, walking over to her employee. "You need to wear this." She pulled a gold wedding band with a diamond in the middle out of a jewelry box and handed it to Carol. Alex placed a simple white gold band on her own ring finger. "Now, we can go."


Cherry Coke while you're waiting anyone? *pulls out a nice big cooler full of ice cold cokes* There's a nice surprise coming in the next chapter.