Double Take

Chapter 24

Chapter 24

True to his word, one hour later Jerry was back for Robin. He walked in to see the couple sitting on the bed, Patrick holding Robin tight in his arms. "Well, it is time for us to go. Dr. Drake, please say goodbye to your wife."

Patrick glared at Jerry. "I have to ask Jerry, why do you keep doing this to us – keeping us apart? Is it some sort of game for you or can you just not stand to see us together and happy?"

Jerry thought about it for a moment. He had to admit that there was more than a little truth in what Patrick was saying. This couple and their love for each other had proven to be stronger than Jerry could have ever known. "While I will admit that I do find you two an intriguing couple the truth is that my interest is mostly with the illustrious Dr. Scorpio here – not you. You are simply a means to end, Dr. Drake, a side character in little Robin and mine's story."

Patrick didn't like what he was hearing. He realized something. "You are never going to leave her alone, are you?"

Jerry shook his head. "It is not what you think – I have the utmost respect for dear Robin." Robin wasn't sure where Jerry was going with this, but she didn't like it either. "No Dr. Drake, Robin's mind is what fascinates me. She is the most intelligent person I have ever met and I am always going to need her. But I do owe you Patty boy; if you had not saved her life at the Metro Court I would have never met my intellectual mate."

Patrick felt Robin shiver against him. He rubbed her back gently, trying to give her some comfort before they were torn apart again.

"In fact, I am preparing a little gift for you, Patrick, that you will receive after Robin and I leave." Jerry held out his hand. "Shall we my dear?"

Robin turned towards Patrick and kissed him one last time. "I love you and Emma so much."

Patrick squeezed her even closer. "I love you too, so much. We will be back together again soon."

"That's enough." Jerry was growing impatient. He grabbed Robin and pulled her off the bed and away from Patrick. Patrick stood up but the guards quickly pointed their guns at him.

"Patrick no!" Robin was crying hard by this point. She didn't want to go with Jerry and Daniel but she knew she didn't have a choice. Jerry would kill Patrick if she didn't.

Patrick stood there, defeated, and watched as Jerry pulled Robin out the room. The door shut and he stood there for a moment, in so much pain that he didn't even notice the gas coming through the air vents in the room.

A few minutes later, Patrick was laying unconscious on the bed.

Robin walked silently down the hall with Jerry, wiping away her tears. Suddenly Jerry stopped and looked at her. "I have some good news for you – as a reward for being so good, Dr. Drake is being sent home."

Robin looked at Jerry apprehensively. "What are you going to do to him?"

"Nothing." Robin tensed up. "I meant what I said - I owe him for saving your life. Patty boy is being sent home to be with your daughter. As long as you behave, he and Emma will be left alone, I promise."

Robin still didn't believe him. She thought about it for a moment and came up with another reason for Jerry's generosity, a reason she didn't like. "Oh my God, you didn't use the drug I came up with on him?"

Jerry shook his head. Of course she would think that. "No, I am a man of word. Patrick and Emma are off limits as long as you behave."

"You know I will."

"Good. Now that that is settled, it is time for us to get going." Robin felt someone grab her from behind.

Daniel pulled her close against him, holding her tight in his arms so she couldn't move. "Miss me?"

Robin struggled against him. She didn't understand the need to restrain her – she had agreed to go with them. Robin glared at Jerry. "What is going on?"

"Well you see Dr. Scorpio, when we got here last night it was dark and you couldn't see anything but now…"

Robin barely had a chance to comprehend what Jerry was saying when she felt a needle go into her arm. Not even a minute later she collapsed. Daniel picked her up in his arms and followed Jerry out the door.

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