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  • Dedicated to Trianna

 MAXIMUS SURVEYED EVANGELINE’S LIVING ROOM, OR WHAT WAS LEFT OF IT ANYWAY, AND TRIED TO GAUGE IN EXACTLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED. IT WAS THE DAY AFTER SHE HAD BEEN ABDUCTED, AND HIS PEOPLE HAD TURNED THE PLACE UPSIDE DOWN FOR CLUES SINCE HE ARRIVED HERE EARLY IN THE MORNING.

HE GOT HER MESSAGE, BUT TOO LATE.

THE FORENSICS TEAM HAD FOUND REMNANTS OF THE BOMB THAT HAD BEEN USED TO BREAK IN, AND ALSO EVANGELINE’S LICENSED PISTOL. HOWEVER, THERE WAS ONE THING HE COULDN’T FIGURE OUT, THE WINDOW OF THE LIVING ROOM WAS CRACKED, AND SOME OF THE SHARDS WERE ON THE INSIDE. ONE OF HIS DETECTIVES HAD FOUND EVA’S HAIR ON THE COUCH, WHERE SHE HAD PROBABLY FALLEN WHEN THE BLAST TOOK PLACE, AND THE KIDNAPPERS HAD SURELY TAKEN HER FROM THAT SPOT ITSELF, THEN WHO OR WHAT BROKE THE WINDOW? IF IT WAS DUE TO THE BLAST, ALL THE SHARDS SHOULD HAVE FALLEN ON THE OUTSIDE,BESIDES, IT WAS UNLIKELY THAT THE WINDOW BROKE BECAUSE OF THE BLAST, BECAUSE THE OTHER ONE IN THE SAME ROOM WAS STILL INTACT.

DEEP IN THOUGHT,HE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE THE APARTMENT, WHEN HIS PHONE BUZZED IN HIS POCKET,

“MURDOCH” HE ANSWERED IT.

“MAX, IT’S ME, WHERE ARE YA’?” A FAMILIAR VOICE SPOKE FROM THE OTHER SIDE.

“WHA- RAIZO? IS THIS YOU? WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?” MAX REPLIED, NOW HEADING DOWN THE HALLWAY.

“I’M AT MY APARTMENT, LISTEN, I’LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING, JUST MEET ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN AT THE PRECINCT ALRIGHT?” RAIZO SOUNDED FLUSTERED,

“YEAH SURE, LET’S DO IT NOW,” MAX SAID.

“FINE, MEET YOU IN FIVE.”

MAXIMUS WONDERED HOW HE WAS GOING TO BREAK THE NEWS OF ROWENA AND EVA’S ABDUCTION TO HIM, IT WAS GONNA BE HARD.

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“ROWENA’S TAKEN TOO?”, RAIZO ASKED, HE HADN’T KNOWN ‘BOUT HER.

“YEAH, SHE WAS, JUST BEFORE EVANGELINE. BUT WAIT, YOU KNEW ABOUT EVA?” MAX WAS CONFUSED.

“YEAH, ‘TIS A LONG STORY, I’LL TELL YOU LATER, INCLUDING MY KIDNAPPING THING, BUT FOR NOW THE CASE IS CLOSED. LET’S FOCUS ON EVA AND ROWENA.” RAIZO SAID.

“YEP. WE DON’T HAVE ANY LEADS RIGHT NOW, BUT I GUESS WE’LL BE ABLE TO FIND SOMETHING IN AN HOUR OR SO, BY SUNDOWN.” MAX RAN HIS HAND THROUGH HIS HAIR.

RAIZO LEANED IN ON THE TABLE,

“LISTEN TO ME, I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO SOUND WEIRD, BUT, I THINK THE FBI WAS INVOLVED IN ALL OF THIS.”

“WHA- HOW? HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?”

“JUST TRUST ME ON THIS ONE MAX, PLEASE, THE SOURCE OF MY INFORMATION IS, WELL, I JUST KNOW ALL RIGHT” RAIZO TRIED TO EXPLAIN.

“LISTEN BUD, EVER SINCE YOUR BACK FROM WHEREVER IT WAS YOU HAD DISAPPEARED TO, YOU KNOW A FEW THINGS THAT YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOW, SOME QUITE DRASTIC.YOU SAY THE FBI WAS INVOLVED, IT’S LIKE YOU WERE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!” MAX EXCLAIMED

“YOU THINK I WOULD TELL YOU THIS IF I WASN’T SURE ABOUT IT? I AM WELL AWARE OF THE GRAVITY OF ACCUSING THE FBI OF A CRIME, AND I WOULDN’T HAVE TOLD YOU IF I WASN’T SURE ABOUT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. ALL I WANT YOU-----“ RAIZO WAS CUT SHORT BY A DEPUTY,

“I’M SORRY SIR, BUT THIS IS URGENT, A BODY’S BEEN SPOTTED ON THE CHRYSLER, IN A VERY---WELL, BAD CONDITION.PROBABLE HOMICIDE.”

ON?......THE CHRYSLER?” MAX RAISED HIS EYEBROWS,

“YES SIR, HANGING, FROM ONE OF THE EAGLE HEADS.” THE DEPUTY REPLIED, TRYING TO KEEP HIS FACE CALM.

“OKAY LET’S GO THEN. RAIZO YOU COME WITH ME TOO AND STICK TO ME,WON’T BE TOO GOOD IF YOU DISAPPEARED AGAIN.” MAX GOT UP AND STARTED TOWARDS THE EXIT.

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