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Robin studied the three people who stood before him. There was Will, looking straight ahead in a stoic manner, Alan, who was avoiding Robin's stare by looking around the room, and Djaq, who was doing a fine impression of looking like a drowned rat. After a moment of silence, Robin finally spoke up. "Care to tell me what happened?"
"Well, Robin, it was like this-" Alan started to say, but stopped when Robin held up his hand.
"Not from you, Alan. I know how you like to take "creative liberties" when telling me what happened." Robin stated. He looked at Will. "Will?"
"We split up to cover more ground at the house. After fifteen minutes, Alan and I were back at the car and waiting for Djaq. Suddenly, we heard a splash and saw that Djaq somehow managed to fall into the pool. We got to him, helped him out and got back to the car before any of the guards could show up. And that's all I know."
Robin looked at Djaq. "Care to tell us how you managed to fall into the pool?"
"I didn't fall; I jumped." Djaq stated.
Robin raised an eyebrow. "You jumped in?"
"From the second story of the house. I managed to sneak inside and up to an office that I can only assume to be that Guy fellow's. But the door slammed shut on me and locked me inside. I heard footsteps coming to the room, so I used my only means of escape; I jumped from the window into the pool."
Alan and Will stared at Djaq. "And you couldn't tell us this before because….?" Alan asked, trailing off so that Djaq could clue them in.
Djaq shrugged. "I was tired and didn't want to explain things twice."
"Djaq, did you find anything useful in the office?" Robin asked.
"Most seemed to be normal business stuff; the only thing that seemed a little unusual was a scrap of paper that had a location, time and date on it."
"Do you remember what it was?"
Djaq nodded. " Clumber Park, noon tomorrow."
Robin stroked his scruffy beard as he thought about it. "That might be the meeting place that they set up to give the location of the girls."
"So what should we do?" Will asked.
"We'll figure that out tonight. But first, I believe Djaq needs some new clothes to wear. His seems to be a little… damp."
That was an understatement. Even though it had been over an hour since Will and Alan pulled Djaq out of the pool, her clothes were still soaked and dripping all over the place.
"Will, if you would be so kind to go find Djaq a towel and some spare clothes, he can dry off and change in the locker room. In the meanwhile" Robin looked at Alan, "I want you to gather up Much and Little John so that we can start brain storming."
Alan nodded and head off towards the other two.
Will looked down at Djaq. "If you follow me, I'll show you where the locker room is." He said before heading out of the office.
Djaq only nodded as she followed him out the door. She managed to go about fifty feet before a towel was thrown at her head. She quickly grabbed it, preventing it from covering her face.
"The locker room is down the hall, first door to the left. I'll go scrounge up some clothes for you." And with that, he went down the opposite hallway.
Djaq quickly entered the locker room and did a fast scan of the area, coming to the conclusion she was completely alone. She then stripped off her soggy clothes, placing them on the bench next to her towel, which left her in nothing but her underwear.
Unfortunately for her, even her underwear was completely soaked, but there was a hand air dryer that she knew would do the trick. She quickly dried her underwear and was working on the compression bra when she suddenly heard the door open.
"I found some clothes, but they might be a little-" Will started to say but stopped when he realized what he was looking at. Not a body of a male, but a female body.
"It's rude to stare." Djaq snapped as she quickly covered herself with the towel. Once she was covered, Will seemed to snap out of his trance.
"Uh…here." He said as he handed her the clothes. Djaq took them, but didn't do anything, just waited for Will to do something.
After a couple of moments, Djaq finally said, "Either leave or close your eyes."
Will promptly turned around, giving Djaq some privacy. "If you don't mind me asking, why are you disguised as a man?"
"Because it felt safer. People tend to ignore males."
"Does Robin know?"
"I didn't tell him, if that's what you mean. But I wouldn't be surprised if he figured it out already." She said. She rolled the sleeves of the sweatshirt up, giving her the ability to use her hands. She would be stepping on the legs of the jeans, but there was nothing she could do about that. "Okay, you can turn around now."
Will did so. "Are you going to tell everyone else?"
Djaq frowned a little. "I suppose I have to at some point. But I've been pretending to be a male for so long, I've become almost use to it."
"You really should tell them."
Djaq nodded. "I know. Just… could it wait till after we free the girls? I know some of you already don't trust me and just throwing the fact that I am actually a female might make them suspect me."
Will nodded. "I can do that. But once this is over, I will not hid this from the rest of the lads. But I do have another question- how did you really get involved in all of this?"
"Most of what I said was true- I was kidnapped to take care of the injured girls. Only they weren't going to kill me once I was done; they were going to sell me as well. I was fortunate enough to over hear them talk about this plan before they were able to tell the rest of the guards. I was able to sneak past them, pretending to go for supplies."
Will couldn't help but give a small smile. "They really aren't all that smart, are they?"
Djaq returned the smile, but before she could say anything, Alan walked into the locker room. "Hey, what are you doing chatting in the locker room. We have a plan to make."
Yay, another chapter! This one was easier to type, because I knew what I wanted done in this chapter. Hopefully the rest of the story goes just as well.
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