September 29, 2018
“Mom. Can you hear me?” Fang whispered into his cellphone.
“Fang? Speak up I can barely hear you,” Willow replied.
“I. I can’t. Mom. We’re scared. There’s gun fire,” Fang replied.
“Gun fire? Fang where are you?” Willow asked.
“Vapor and I got off at the wrong bus stop. On the other side of the interstate. Come get us please,” Fang urged his mom.
“Where are you Fang? I need a road name or business name,” Willow replied.
“Uh…” Fang peeked out from behind the dumpster for a moment and looked down the alley, “We’re in an alley just directly across from “Picno’s Deli. It’s all boarded up and spray painted. Come get us mom. We’re scared,” Fang said and started to hyperventilate.
“Shit Fang. How in the hell did you two end up there? Is Vapor okay?” Willow replied quite a bit frantically.
“We’re fine. Vapor’s fine. Just scared,” Fang said.
Gun fire sounded out nearby and caused both to jump and start sobbing.
“Fang. Stay where you’re at. DO NOT MOVE. Get into a dumpster if you can. I’ll send the police for you. Remember this Fang… ‘Follow effective action’ repeat that back Fang,” Willow stated.
“Follow effective action. Why remember this?” Fang asked.
“The cops will say that so you know your safe,” Willow stated.
“Okay. Just hurry ~BANG BANG BANG~ … HURRY!” Fang said.
“Just be careful and hide honey. I love you both,” Willow stated and hung up.
Twenty minutes later a full out gun battle started.
~BANG BANG BANG~
~POW POW POW~
~TING TZING~ Bullets ricocheted off the building
~DAKKA TAKKA TAKKA x20~ Full automatic rifles emptied their magazine from multiple weapons.
~BANG BANG BANG~ Deep resounding bangs sounded out on the side of the dumpster.
“Fang? Vapor?” A voice sounded out. “Follow effective action,” the voice stated just seconds later.
~POW POW POW DAKKA TAKKA TAKKA~
The dumpster lid opened up. Fang and Vapor looked up at the fully geared up SWAT team member. “Follow effective action. Fang. Vapor get up. Quickly,” he said. They looked up at him scared for a moment. “NOW!” He scowled and reached in for them. Another SWAT member rushed up and grabbed Vapor. Both were pulled out and was quickly rushed down the alley while live fire was still going on around them. The two team members tossed them into the armored vehicle. ~TING TING~ multiple rounds hit the side of the vehicle. Both Fang and Vapor sat on the floor crying. ~DAKKA TAKKA TAKKA x10~ Then remaining six SWAT members piled back into the back of the vehicle and closed the door.
~BANG TING BANG TING BANG TING BANG TING BANG TING BANG TING~
The vehicle’s tires squealed just a little bit as Fang and Vapor fell forwards landing on the floor.
“Jeez you two. How in the hell did you end up here?” One of the members asked taking his helmet off.
“We. We. We got off at the wrong bus stop and didn’t notice until it was too late. We. We were leaving the mall to go back to Wolfe and Fox. My mom is there. Works there.” Fang replied staring at the door.
“Are you two hurt? Any injuries?” The team medic asked. Both looked up at him and shook their head breathing way too fast. The medic put an oxygen mask on both of them to help calm their fast breathing down. The Captain asked several more questions and they answered.
Ten minutes later the vehicle slowed to a stop and then pulled into a building after the door opened up. A minute later the doors opened and the team exited. Fang and Vapor followed them. Both of them still shaking but had stopped crying and regained proper breathing.
Willow rushed up to them and hugged them both. After a couple of minutes she stood up and frowned at them for a moment but was happy that they were safe.
“Thank you for saving us,” Fang stated to the eight team members.
“Yes. Thank you,” Vapor and Willow both replied.
“It’s our job. You two be cautious of the bus lines in the future. And stay out of the area you were in. It’s overran with gangs,” The captain stated.
“Hey, uh, sir. We’d like to treat you and your team to a dinner tonight. How does Frankie’s Ristorante sound?” Fang asked.
“We couldn’t do that. That place is really expensive,” the Captain replied.
“Sir, you just saved the future CEO of Wolfe and Fox. You and your team are going. No further discussion,” Fang replied and stared at each of the members.
“Okay. Okay. Stop with that stare, we’ll go. Thank you. Will eight tonight work? We get off at seven,” The captain replied.
“Yes sir that works,” Fang replied.
After a few moments Willow, Fang and Vapor left the police station and headed back to Wolfe and Fox. Willow hugged both of them for quite sometime.
“Mom. Professionalism here,” Fang said.
“I don’t care. I could have lost you both today,” Willow stated and then kissed the top of their heads. She sat them down on the couch and looked at the two.
“I don’t see how you both got off at the wrong stop. You’ve rode that bus line quite a few times,” Willow stated.
“It was my fault. I thought it was the right bus number, I only glanced at it once. And, well, you know the rest,” Fang replied.
“Just be careful you two. I don’t know what I would do if I lost one or both of you,” Willow stated.
About four hours later the large group sat around a table talking, eating and getting to know each other. The SWAT team members explained to Fang about various things that they do. Overall it was a lovely Saturday evening for everyone.
September 29, 2018