A sparkling chandelier hung above and many bodies filled the room. Young and old, but they all looked extremely wealthy. She wondered how many criminals were in the room with her. She stood there for a moment, searching the sea of faces for any she recognized. She noticed Joshua leaning against a wall, staring out a window.
Arizona made no signs of recognizing him, she did her best to turn and walk around the room. A waiter came up to her with a tray of champagne, "Would you like a drink?" She nodded and took the bubbling liquid off the tray, nodding a thanks. As he walked toward another party guest a glint in his ear caught her eye. He seemed to have a ear piece in also.
Joshua from across the room, was watching Arizona. He registered her surprise and whispered, "Security. Not one of ours."
She gave a slight smile and turned away. It was amazing how his lips never moved when he spoke, must take some practice. She pondered on he waiter, it was a sneaky idea. A security guard who mingled with guests, watching for any threats. The fact that they had put so much planning into tonight put her that much more on edge.
Arizona knew they had to come up with something about the planned attacks. From what Joshua had told her, the meeting of the world leaders was quickly approaching. The Secret Intelligence Service knew little about how they planned to do it, who would be carrying out the plan, what they would look like, they were mostly going in blind. To stop such an event from happening they needed more information. The best they could do with out any details was just increase security. Arizona had a feeling that if they had been planning for this for 20 years, increased security wouldn't be enough to stop them.
She heard some one mumble in her ear, "Here." she assumed it was Nick and her idea was confirmed when she saw him walk in. She decided it would be best to mingle, instead of standing around looking suspicious. The only problem was she didn't know any one in the room besides Joshua and Nick. Starting conversations with strangers wasn't exactly a talent of hers, in fact it always ended rather awkwardly for both sides.
Arizona concluded that it would be best to go talk to Nick or Joshua, since Nick was closer she decided on him. As she casually made her way over to him, she scanned the guests. Taking in faces and connecting them to the few names she knew. In the corner, tailing was Carmello Estavez, an arms dealer. He was an older man, but had fiery eyes and looked like he could stop a train. Her eyes rested on faces, connecting them with names, occupations, and lifestyles. The few she knew were ingrained in her memory.
From across the room, music drifted into her ears. A violinist, a cellist, and a few others were playing a song. They all wore tuxes and played extremely well. She resisted the urge to start dancing the waltz as the lively music filled her head. A slight murmur filled the room as people socialized. Everyone at the party was elegantly dressed. Arizona felt out of place, as if everyone could see through the fake wall she had put up. She never dressed like this- a beautiful dress, beautiful hair. She was more a jeans and a pony tail girl. However, no one seemed to notice her as she slid throughout the crowd. None but one.
Across the room Julian Bradley was watching the stranger. His eyes scanned her body- her long, golden legs, the slit in her dress, the curve of her waist. He drank it all in, his eyes resting on her chest longer than needed. Julian noticed how her dark hair plummeted across her shoulders like a waterfall, he craved to touch those luscious curls. Finally his eyes rested on her face, he wished to force her red lips against his and make her his. He thought about stealing her away, to his private room.
He got everything and anyone he wanted, and he wanted her. As this thought entered his mind, her fierce green eyes connected with his. His stare bore into hers, refusing to look away. The girl never looked away either, each waiting for the other to give in.
|Trevor Gagnon||as Jeremy|
|Serinda Swan||as Arizona|