"Rick I need back up. I'm on the north side."I signaled Rick on my watch as I was entering to the dark cave. The wall of cave was uneven. I caught a faint lingering rotten smell like a dead animal near the entrance. As I drew in closer, I began to feel that my early intuition about something rotten was right. I switched on my torch and started moving into the deeper parts of the cave.
"Hello hello Autumn. Can you hear me?" I heard Rick's voice.
"Tell me the situation."
"Everything seems ok here. I think nobody's here. Still we can't risk it."
"Ok copied. I'm sending two teams back up."
"Ok" I moved forward, there were three doors of wooden. It seemed like the place was not in use for a long time. I tried to open the door but it didn't even move a little, the handles were corroded.
"I need hydrochloric acid, the handles are jammed."
Soon two guys of my team came and gave me hydrochloric acid. After some time it opened.
"It's open." Two teams with guns and grenades came running and stood there waiting for my signal. I nodded at them to open the door. One of them kicked the door and the door burst open.My breath hitched as the room was occupied with small kids tied with ropes and plastic wrapper on their mouth. They looked so thin as if they didn't eat in days.
"We got them." One team led the kids outside where Rick was waiting with a big van.
"Next step could be dangerous. Be careful."
"Yeah."I slowly moved forward to the other room. The team opened the room but the room was empty, so was the third room. How could it be possible? We got the correct information about them being here.
"Rick the rooms are empty. You sure they gave us correct information?"
"Oh shit. Fuck. Autumn get out of that cave right now. It could be a trap." I signaled the team clear the area. I mustered up all the courage and moved slowly for checking of rooms one last time whether we missed something and suddenly a gas started engulfing the room. “Oh shit !! I have to get out of here”. The gas was really nauseating and I couldn't see anything.
"Autumn can you hear me?" Rick shouted but I couldn't answer him. I tried to run but my breathing increased and legs began to slow down with each step. I could see the light outside the cave but I didn't have energy to go there, the more I tried to walk, the lesser my breathing was.
"Au...t..u..we...c...se...yo.." the voice of Rick wasn't audible and I suddenly blacked out.
I woke up to a severe headache, as slowly I opened my eyes after adjusted with the lights to see the white plain walls. Then the door opened,"Miss McGregor how are you feeling?" A woman wearing white apron asked me.
"Where am I?"
"You are in secret headquarters. I'm Dr.Ophelia. You inhaled carbon monoxide but thank god that didn't affect your organs. It's very deadly for a human body."She said while writing something on her notepad.
"I think I'm better now. Can I go?" I asked not wanting to stay here.The doctor was about to say something, the door burst opened revealing Noah,Archer and Serena with a wide smile. I rolled eyes.
"Oh come on, don't give us that face." They hugged me tightly more like dramatically.
"Miss McGregor, you can't go until we get permission from higher authorities." I nodded reluctantly and she left the room.
"So let's go to party tonight.What say?"Archer asked smilingly. Serena rolled her eyes as Noah smacked his back.
"Hey guys, what happened after I blacked out?"I asked and now the mood was all serious. They looked at each other nervously as if they got caught stealing a candy.
"Um..actually..someone shot Rick when he went inside the cave to rescue you." My eyes widened in shock and everything went chaos in my mind and for moment I thought everything was crumbling right under my feet. Rick was like my brother, he loved me so much and hearing something like this was really heartbreaking for me. Rick was there with me after I left home. Rick trained me and because of him I was today who I was, it's all because of him.
"Hey.. Hey.. Autumn don't worry, he is out of danger now." Serena smiled at me.
Soon they left.
It was night time, I was sleeping as my headache was worst. Doctor gave me painkillers for that.Suddenly my phone rang and it was a private number. Well we all had private numbers as it was out first rule to keep your identity secret. I picked up.
"Hello?"I heard a deep husky chuckle from other side. I was sure that this phone call was not from my group or headquarters.
I put the tap button,"who is this?"
"You know what princess, putting the call on tap will not help." He again laughed.
"Who the fucking hell are you? If you have guts come and face me." I said angrily.
"Oh princess, I tried, trust me I really tried to meet you but at the right time your Rick came in between and I had to shoot him." What the fuck? He shot Rick?
My eyes widened, "why are you doing this?"
"I need you sweet heart. You are mine. Only mine." He said in a low husky voice.
"Ha!in your dreams you bastard." I yelled at him.
"You know your curses are really a turn on for me kitten."
The nerve of this guy. Ughhh.
"The day you come in front of me, I will show you who I'm."
"Oh trust me princess, the day I meet you, you will be under me screaming my name in so much pleasure."He said and cut off the call. Who the hell was he? I was sure he knew who I was then why he even dared to get on my way when he knew I could finish him in a snap of a finger. I was a bloody STA special agent for fuck's sake.
It was really frustrating. I closed my eyes and tried to sleep but it seemed like he just took away my sleep. “Who the fucking hell he was?” I wondered to myself while leaning my head down. He was calling me since a long time and this is the first time he talked to me after a while. And my intuition was right I couldn't trace his call.
That damn psycho, criminal, pervert.
Just wait and watch, the day I get you will be your last day on earth.
I revised the chapter 1.. so you can read it without having any problem.. if still you have any problem,please let me know.
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