Chapter 14: Airport Showdown
Two Hours Later…
“I can’t believe he would do something so stupid,” Abigail said, as she sat down on her bed.
“Well, this is Drake we’re talking about,” Rebbeca shrugged.
“Are you sure it’s him?”
“I wasn’t, until I saw the video.”
“How do you know?”
“Drake was convinced I couldn’t do this alone. So, I guess he took matters into his own hands. And for years he’s been working on that suit.”
“What if someone stole it?”
“Drake has a scar on his forehead from when we were kids. When Dark Rose pulled his head back…I saw the scar.” She could see the anger on Abigail’s face. “It’s not going to help anything to sit here all day.” Still no change. “Abby, Drake is like my brother. So, I’m going to get him back and he knows that.”
“How?” Abigail asked. “It’s them against us.”
“Wrong. It’s them against me.”
“No. I’m not letting you do this alone.”
“I’ll have Proto with me.”
“No,” Rebbeca told her. “Knowing Angel, she’s not going to bring Drake. She’s playing us.”
“So, what am I supposed to do?”
“Drake has a watch, like yours. So, you will follow its signal and I’ll take care of Angel.”
“She’s not going to be alone…but, you know that already, don’t you?”
“Just get Drake and I’ll be fine,” Rebbeca said, as her phone started ringing. She quickly answered it. “Stone. Look, Danny, now’s not a good time.”
Abigail rolled her eyes.
“Sure, eight o’clock sounds fine. See you then.” She closed her phone and put it back in her pocket.
“Why did you tell him that?”
“Because that’s one less villain we have to fight.”
“It’s not ’til eight,” Abigail reminded her.
“I know,” Rebbeca replied, as they walked outside to her car. “But I should scope out the area, and the Airport. Make a plan for a quick escape just in case.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah, what about you, are you ready?”
“Yes. I’ll follow the signal and find Drake.”
“Good.” She got in her car.
She rolled down her window.
“What if we don’t find him?”
“But, what if?”
“Then we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” She looked her in the eyes. “You’re a lot stronger, mentally, than I thought.”
“Thanks…? I think.”
Rebbeca smiled and backed out of the driveway, headed for the Airport. Abigail got into one of her dad’s old cars and drove toward the signal. Abigail would never tell Rebbeca, but, she is madly in love with Drake, and would never forgive herself if something happened to him.
“He knows something,” Angel said.
“And based on how many times you’ve hit him, I’d say he’s not going to tell you,” Sky said, as Angel rubbed her knuckles.
“So, how’s tonight going down?” Bella asked.
“We’re splitting into two teams,” Danny answered. “Sky, Rachel stay here, and Angel, Sam, and Bella go to the airport.”
“What?” Sky asked, in a tone of voice that told Danny he wasn’t happy.
Danny got out of his chair, walked over to Sky, and got up in his face. “I’ve been around Dark Vengeance longer than you’ve been in this city. I’m the leader of this team, so we’re going to do things my way. If you have a problem with that, then you can leave.”
They stared at each other for a minute before Danny sat back down.
“So, why do we need to stay?” Rachel asked.
“To move Foreshadow.”
“Why does he need moved?” Bella asked.
“Dark V is smart,” Angel said.
“She’ll tell The Crystal Girl to get Foreshadow, while she distracts us,” Danny added.
“Got it,” Bella said.
“Good, ’cause we have half an hour. Suit up.”
Kernsville International Airport…
Dark Vengeance stood in the middle of the runway. Proto sat next to her, keeping his eyes and ears open. “I don’t see them,” she said, “What about you?” She looked at Proto.
He whimpered, and then lay down, telling her “No”.
The only light they had was from the moon, and it was little at that. If it wasn’t a full moon, they’d be in pitch black. Suddenly, Proto stood up; the hair on the back of his neck stood on end, as he barked toward the road.
Dark Vengeance followed his eyes, and saw a black minivan driving up to the runway. The side of the van opened. They saw three figures get out of the van. As they got closer, Dark Vengeance could see who they were: Dark Rose, Oystra, and Alley Cat.
She’s only run into Oystra and Alley Cat a few times, but Dark Rose is a different story.
“You came,” Dark Rose said. They stopped about ten feet away from her.
“You sound surprised.” She clenched her fists.
“Yeah, well, these days you can’t be too sure of anything.”
“Are you trying to scare me?”
“Not you.” She pointed to Proto. “I heard that your little puppy is afraid of fire.” As she finished her sentence, the van behind her exploded. Proto turned and ran toward the woods behind Dark Vengeance. “Go after him,” she ordered Alley Cat. She took off after him.
“She’ll never catch him,” Dark Vengeance said. “There’s a reason why he’s called a Rocket Dog.”
“Just shut up and fight.” Oystra ran toward her and swung her arm. Dark Vengeance ducked and slid out of the way. She quickly got to her feet, and punched Oystra in the face, knocking her down. Then, Dark Rose tackled Dark Vengeance.
The Crystal Girl parked her car and walked a mile to the location of the signal. She came to an old sign that read: Welcome to Cougar Shipping. How clever, she thought.
She walked up to the doors and put her hand on the door handle. She heard a loud screech from a car coming from the back of the building. She ran to the side of the building as a black minivan drove through the metal fence that surrounded it.
Two feet from the road, the van stopped and the side door opened. A man with a bow stepped out of the van. The passenger door opened, and a woman stepped out wearing black. She stood next to the man, as he loaded his bow.
“I’m only going to ask this once. Where’s Foreshadow?” The Crystal Girl asked, as they started walking toward her.
With Dark Rose on her back, Dark Vengeance rolled over and slammed her elbow into her side. Oystra stood up and ran over to help her team mate. Dark Vengeance reached up with her fist, and jammed it in to Oystra’s stomach, knocking her down again.
With her enemies reeling in pain, Dark Vengeance started walking toward the woods to help Proto. It began to rain as Dark Rose stumbled to her feet and pulled out her gun. She aimed for Dark Vengeance’s back, and pulled the trigger. The bullet hit Dark Vengeance, dropping her to the ground.
Dark Rose helped Oystra up. Then, they walked over to Dark Vengeance. “She’s out, but not dead.”
“So, what do we do with her?”
“There’s a river over there.” She pointed past the burning van.
“So, this time of year it’s high and fast.”
Oystra got Alley cat, as Dark Rose tied up Dark Vengeance. They carried her to the edge of the river and, without hesitation, threw her in.