Chapter 31: A Test of Loyalty
“What have you gotten me into?” Sarah J asked, as they sat at a table. For the past thirty minutes, they’ve been listening to Caleb Collins tell his life story, at an alarmingly fast rate.
“If I have to put up with your boyfriend, then you can listen to Caleb,” Rebbeca said, “Look at it this way: this is a one-time thing…Sam is forever.” Sarah J rolled her eyes. Rebbeca’s phone rang. “I’ve got to take this.”
Caleb sat back down.
She walked outside the restaurant and answered her phone. “Stone”
“Trouble’s headed your way,” Danny said.
“Don’t know. Where is everyone?”
“They’re scattered over the city, why?”
“They’re going to use John Hall to distract you, so Whitney can kill you.”
“Good luck with that.”
“I mean it, Beca. Their plan could work.”
“Just because it could work, doesn’t mean it will. Every time we’ve gone up against them, sure they’ve knocked me around, but we’ve always come out on top.”
“Beca, I want you to do something for me.”
“Stay home,” Danny said.
“And leave my team?”
“Rebbeca, there is a chance she will kill you.”
“And that is the chance I take every time I put on that costume. My life has been a risk, and up until now, it didn’t matter what happened to me because I had nothing to lose… only the people around me did.” Rebbeca waved at Drake and Abigail as they walked by, across the street. “You may have the right to be concerned, but you have no right to tell me what I can and can’t do. Goodbye, Danny.”
Danny heard her hang up, and then, put his phone in his pocket.
“Why do you waste your time with her?” Samantha asked, as she walked up to him.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” He walked away from her.
“Don’t give me that, Danny.” She followed him. “I’m the one that convinced Whitney you were the guy for the job.”
“What?” He turned and looked at her.
“She asked for advice and I gave it to her.”
“Why not, Danny? Retsacnal was considering having you replaced because you wouldn’t stop looking for your parents. And you know that replaced, means killed.”
“I’m going to let you off with a warning.” He got really close to her face. “But next time, and there better not be one…you won’t be so lucky.” Danny turned around and walked away.
“I’m going to kill that thing,” The Princess of Peace said, as they chased Coal Dust.
“By kill, you better mean stop,” Dark Vengeance said, as she ran next to her. “Proto, go!” Proto looked at her and then took off like a rocket, vanishing from sight. Dark Vengeance ran to her motorcycle and hopped on.
“What should I do?”
“Tell the others to stay where they are. This guy’s a fake. I’ll be back.”
“You don’t know that!” The Princess of Peace yelled, as Dark Vengeance drove away.