Title: Quality Time

Author: iwomans_sister

Disclaimer: I don't own the characters from The Invisible Man', nor do I claim to. I just let the characters have the freedom the Official won't give them. Sue if you want, but I don't have anything to give you except a P.O.D. CD and about 37 cents.

Spoilers: I don't think so, but if I am wrong and you find them I will give you a refund. Oh wait, I'm not making any money on this. Too bad. *Best Soupman voice* No refund for you! *evil grin* Genre: Drama/Angst.

Timeline: Before Possessed'

Rating: PG-13

*A Special thank you to my amazing Beta Reader, liz_Z*

"Sir,"Hobbes said, pacing into the Official's office.

"What is it, Hobbes?" The Official replied in a annoyed tone. "I though you were supposed to be on a mission or something."

"Fawkes and Monroe are M.I.A."

"What do you mean M.I.A.?"

"Missing in action, sir." Hobbes replied.

"Hobbes, that's not what I meant!" The Official said, more annoyed then before. "I meant what do you mean they are missing? It's not like they just disappeared!"

Hobbes raised his eyebrows. "Well..."

"Tell me the whole story, Hobbes."

This might take a while." Hobbes replied, sitting in one of the chairs in front of the Official's desk.


"Great, Fawkes! Just great!" Alex shouted, hitting her fists against the concrete wall. "You just had to go and get us trapped!"

"It wasn't my fault." Darien replied.

Alex smirked. "Wasn't your fault? Yeah, and I'm Snow White."

"Well..." Darien started, but Alex cut him off.

"Will you ever just act like an adult and take responsibility for your actions?"

"You should talk." Darien mumbled.

"What?" Alex asked. "What did you just say?"

"You heard me..."

"If I heard you then why did I ask you to repeat yourself?" Alex replied, her voice dripping with sarcasm.

"Oh, my bad." Darien replied. He made his way over to one of the corners in the room and sat down. He could barely see a thing, but his eyes were starting to adjust.

"How can Hobbes stand you?" Alex lashed out. She sat down also, but in a different corner. She focused her eyes on Darien. "If we're going to be stuck in here just do me a favor."


"Don't talk."


"I want them found as soon a possible. Take an army with you if you have to!" The Official barked.

"Don't worry Sir, we'll find them before Chrysalis does, but I have a favor to ask."

"And that would be?"

"I need a syringe of counteragent from Claire."

"I can do better then that, I can send Claire with you."

"That's just want I meant, sir, I don't want Claire to come."

The Official gave Hobbes a long stare, then nodded. "Fine, just bring them back in one piece."

"Yes sir." Hobbes replied. He took off out of the Official's office, heading toward the Keep."


"How come you get to talk but I don't?" Darien asked.

"I never said I was going to talk. I just said for you not to talk." Alex replied.

"Well how about we both don't talk?"

"Fine with me. That's what I wanted from the beginning." Alex mumbled.

"What was that?"


"No, I distinctively heard you say something."

"Fawkes, you're hearing things."

"Alex, just shut up, you're giving me a headache!"

Alex smirked, "Ditto." Alex moved to a more comfortable position, crossing her legs Indian style. She sat there for a second thinking about what had happened. Chrysalis had realized they were from the Agency and had opened fire. Darien had turned Alex and himself invisible to get away, only they didn't get far because they had run into a abandoned building to get away and the area around the door had collapsed.

Alex did a rewind. Darien had turned them both invisible. Both. Realization hit her, and it hit hard. "Fawkes, let me see your wrist."

"Bite me." Came his mumbled reply.

Alex rolled her eyes. "I'm serious here, Fawkes." The room was so dark that she could barely make out his lanky figure in the corner across from her. "Fawkes, I really need to see your wrist."

"What's the use Monroe? It's too dark in here to see a thing anyway. I've already tried."

She hadn't thought about that. He knew he had most likely used too much quicksilver on their escape. "Fawkes, I don't think there is much time. I need to tie you up with something."

"Tie me up?" Darien asked, nervously.

"It's the only way." Alex replied. "I don't know how long it will be before you go insane."

"But I might not."

"Do you really want to take that chance?" Alex asked.

After a short pause Darien replied, "When we first came in I saw a extension cord on one of the shelves by the door."

Alex stood up and made her way to the rubble. She heaved a sigh of relief when she realized that the shelf of the cabinet wasn't covered by the rubble from the cave in. Using her hands she felt around the shelf until she found the cord.

"Alex..." Darien trailed off, grabbing his head in pain.

Alex heard Darien cry out in pain and fear ceased her. "Fawkes, are you alright?" There was a moment of silence and the only thing she could hear was the unsteady beating of her heart.

"Never been better." Darien finally replied. Right

then Alex knew. It was too late.