Chapter 6: Undercover
"Okay guys here we are the Eight Ball," Cassidy said. They pulled up to a huge brick building that was painted black. The sign was a giant eight ball flashing in neon lights. A bouncer stood at the front letting people in or not.
"Okay Cassidy how do we get in? I mean that security guy looks mean and I don't know if your badge can cut it," Felix said nervously.
"Chill Felix I have a plan. I got these outfits from my boss to help us sneak in unnoticed," Cassidy said handing them each a bag. Eddy opened up his to reveal a white buttoned up shirt with a black vest and white slacks with black shoes. Lexy and Charlie had similar outfits to Eddy's except their outfits were a white blouse with a white mini skirt and silver high heels. Felix had a black tux with a tie and shoes. Cassidy opened up her bag to reveal a long dark purple dress that had slits so she could move and light purple high heels.
"Wow cool outfits but what am I supposed to be?" Eddy asked.
"You are going to be one of the bartenders, Lexy and Charlie will be waitresses, and Felix and I will be customers," Cassidy explained.
"Oh well alright but next time I want the cute dress," Lexy said. The boys waited while the girls got their outfits on and when they came out boy were they a sight to behold. The uniforms Lexy and Charlie wore were low cut and showed off what they were meant to show off. Cassidy's dress was a spaghetti strap and low cut. The dress went all the way down to her ankles and the high heels made her an inch taller.
"Okay boys hurry up," Charlie said. They nodded and put on their outfits. Eddy came out looking real handsome as did Felix but he was having trouble with his tie. Since Tamora was more into bars then high class places, Felix never really had to wear ties.
"Here let me help you Felix," Cassidy said and he blushed deeply as she helped him with his tie.
"Um thanks Cassidy," he said softly.
"Anytime now let's get going," she said. Then before they left she handed each of them an ear piece so they can stay in touch with each other. "Lexy, Charlie, and Eddy go around to the back. Your uniforms will get you in hands down. I picked the busiest time ever so no one will ask any questions," she told them. They nodded their heads and disappeared around the back. Putting her arm around Felix she said, "Shall we go in honey?"
"Uh what?" Felix asked blushing even more.
"Chill Felix you are my date so pretend we are dating and you have to lose the ring," she said. His eyes went wide when she said that. He never took his wedding ring off not even in the shower.
"I can't" Felix said.
"I am sorry but you have too if you are wearing a wedding ring and I am not people will get suspicious now please. Look once we catch Rick you can put it back on and your wife will never know," Cassidy promised. Felix looked down at his ring and knew she was right. With a heavy heart he slipped it off and placed it in the front pocket of his shirt. When he did take it off he felt naked without it, but he locked arms with Cassidy and led her towards the club. Hoping they find Rick soon so he could put his ring back on and go home to Tammy. Hopefully she would allow him to explain and would just make him sleep on the couch for a month or so.
They stood in line and waited. Soon the bouncer took a look at Felix and Cassidy and unclipped the red rope and let them in. "So, far so good," Cassidy whispered.
"Yeah so far so good," Felix said. They went inside to a dance hall. A giant disco ball was hanging in the middle of the ceiling. Neon lights were flashing as girls were dancing with other men. Felix saw Eddy in the corner of his eye filling drinks. Good thing he worked at Tappers for a while when they were teenagers. Lexy and Charlie were delivering drinks and some men were eyeing them with utter lust.
"Felix shall we dance?" Cassidy asked.
"Uh sure," Felix said. He placed his hands in Cassidy's and began to dance with her. They began to twirl and move to the fast beat of the music. Every now and then they would move their eyes to see if Rick was near.
"Guys I see Rick over by the wall close to the bar. Another bartender is giving him a drink. He is talking to a red head in a blue dress," Eddy said. Felix and Cassidy moved closer to the bar and spotted Rick.
"Yeah I see him, okay Eddy try and get to the phone and call for back up. Felix and I will try to catch him," Cassidy said.
"Got it I will alert Lexy and Charlie in case Rick tries to run," Eddy told them. He told Lexy and Charlie to watch the exits as he slowly made his way to the phone. Felix and Cassidy moved closer to Rick to try and grab him so they could arrest him.
Tamora, Ralph and Vanellope walked into Street Cops. It was a dark smoky place with broken down buildings, guys drinking too much, and girls with hardly any clothes on. "Are you sure Hammer Head is here?" Vanellope asked looking around.
"Yep the call came from this game. Now all we have to do is find Felix and drag him home," Tamora said firmly. She was beyond worried about Felix. What possessed him to leave in the middle of night? How did he know who attacked him and who was that woman on the other end of the phone. Who was after him and who were these friends of his? Didn't he know how dangerous this could be and that he could die? She still couldn't believe that he asked her not to go looking for him. That was like asking him not to fix things with his hammer. It was in her code to find and protect people and she was going to find and protect him.
Looking back on her memory when she saw him awake in the hospital and how he acted so calm but now thinking harder she saw a far off look in his eyes. Like he was expecting this attack to happen and wasn't going to give in to fear. But the question that kept gnawing at her was who would want to hurt Felix and why? Her thoughts were interrupted when Ralph said, "Hey there is a dance club over there. Maybe Felix is there he loved to dance".
"Yeah maybe Hammer Head is there," Vanellope said cheerfully.
"Let's go check it out," Tamora said. They walked up to a building called The Eight Ball and saw a guard man. Ralph was taller and they pushed through the crowd.
"Hold on lady you have to be allowed in. You can't just barge in here there is a dress code," snapped the guard. Tamora gave him a death glare and grabbed him by the neck and slammed him into the wall. Everyone else ran in terror as she held him while he struggled for air. "Dress code has changed," he choked and Tamora smiled and dropped him.
"Thanks," she said and walked in with Ralph and Vanellope behind her. They saw neon lights swirling everywhere and people dancing under a giant disco ball. "Okay guys let's split up and find Felix. Once we find him we are out as quiet as possible," Tamora told them firmly.
"Uh Calhoun I don't think that will be a problem," Ralph said as he pointed towards the bar. Tamora zeroed in and saw Felix in a tux with his hair gelled back holding the hand of some girl wearing a dark purple dress. Her face fell and her digits ran ice cold. Ralph and Vanellope watched nervously as Tamora slowly walked towards Felix and the girl. Both of them knowing that if Felix didn't have a good explanation all hell was about to break loose.
Author's Note: Hope you all enjoyed this chapter and please review.