View Full Version : Antitrust 2: The Return of NURV
09-02-2005, 03:53 PM
Danni glanced at John when he woke up, but then stood and turned to David. Her eyes were wide.
"Oh, David, I'm so sorry..." she whispered. "You told her... didn't you?"
09-02-2005, 04:26 PM
"I did. "His eyes were full of tears now. "And I'm afraid the same thing may happen to her. Death's following me Danni."
09-02-2005, 05:03 PM
"Oh, no, no," Danni insisted. Death isn't following you. Gary's following us. Kelli will be just fine. I looked. She was shot twice in the chest, but neither one is a critical shot. Lizza will be fine as soon as she knows her sister's going to be ok."
"And if you're thinking about moving again, you can stop it," she went on, tears coming to her eyes. "We're staying here. If those men were from Gary, he'll follow us wherever we go. And I'm not about to live on the run, do you understand David Stern?" A little out of breath and with teary eyes, Danielle Richardson waited for his answer.
09-02-2005, 05:10 PM
Through his tears David smiled at Danni.
"You were always stubborn like this."
Suddenly he hugged her close and kissed her
09-02-2005, 05:19 PM
"Anything to keep you from running," Danni whispered. She pulled out of the hug. "We can't run. We have to fight if we ever want our lives back. Ok?" Her arms were still resting on his sides, waiting.
09-02-2005, 05:44 PM
"For you, I'll fight forever." Whispered David
09-02-2005, 11:34 PM
Danni smiled softly and moved into the hug again...
Several hours later, Danni and David were sitting on the couch in front of the shattered window. The doctor had come and gone to take care of John and had returned to Kelli. Ryan was wandering aimlessly around the house. Lizza had not left her room. Milo and Lisa were talking quietly in the room she'd been resting in.
"It's so quiet," Danni whispered to David.
09-02-2005, 11:39 PM
David put his arm around Danni.
"It is. We deserve some peace and quiet right now."
09-02-2005, 11:45 PM
Danni leaned her head on David's shoulder and sighed. Ryan chose that moment to shuffle into the room. He stared at them for a couple of seconds. Finally, he shifted and muttered, "Get a room," and shuffled back out.
Meanwhile, Lizza's door opened cautiously and she slipped out. Finding her way to the room where her sister had been taken, she knocked lightly. Dr. Styles answered and let her in.
"She's fine, Lizza," Styles assured her.
"Thanks, Kevin," she said. "You'll..."
"Yes, I'll be staying for a while," he answered. "So you'd better explain what's going on."
"That'll take a while," Lizza said. Kevin glanced at Kelli.
"I've got the time," he answered. They left the room and went to Lizza's room. She began telling the story...
09-02-2005, 11:47 PM
David laughed and yelled after him.
"We did, you walked into it."
Then he turned and kissed Danni again.
"Maybe we should put a sign or something?"
09-02-2005, 11:50 PM
Danni laughed. "And the sign will say 'We got a room... don't invade!'"
09-02-2005, 11:53 PM
"Exactly! C'mon we got some peace and quiet, we should take advantage of it."
09-03-2005, 02:45 AM
John woke up with an excusciating pain in his arm and shoulder. He managed to get up and stand. He walked out of the room and bumped inot Ryan.
"oh s-sorry about that..." John said then looked at him "I don't know if you're the one to talk t-to about this, b-but I need some answers on what the hell is g-going on here!"
09-03-2005, 12:47 PM
"From what I can tell, I'm just as good a person as any to talk to," Ryan answered with a laugh. "And I'm about the only person you're going to get any answer from... Dave and Danni are occupied, that doctor's talking to Lizza and Kelli's unconscious."
"Anyway," he went on. "From what I heard, Dave and Danni ran into some things at NURV that Gary didn't want them to... he's stealing code again, or something. Danni got shot, Dave rescued her, and they met up with Milo. Later, they were joined by Lisa and then we all sort of collided here. Then, they went to get you."
"Now it sounds to me like I'm going to be acting out whatever writing you come up with," he finished. "I'm supposed to go to Gary's house, get his home computer, and get out... have I explained what you want to know?"
09-03-2005, 12:59 PM
"well k-kinda i guess... b-but that still doesn't explain why i-i'm here, whats the p-point of me being here?" John said in a confused tone.
09-03-2005, 02:52 PM
"You're here because you agreed to help us..." Ryan answered. "You're a good writer... or so Danni tells me. But I'm curious.... are you any good with a gun? After today, I think you might need to be."
09-03-2005, 03:02 PM
"I guess I better go apologize to Lizza." Said David, he stood up walked out and towards Lizza's room. He saw that it was empty, then realized she had gone to Kelli's room. He headed there.
09-03-2005, 03:22 PM
"I-I think i am, b-because I shot two of them when they c-came through the windows." John looked at his hands "oh my god.......I-I'm a murderer!" John grabbed Ryan at the collar and yelled in his face "I'm a killer!"
09-03-2005, 05:06 PM
Ryan slowly pried John's hands off his collar and put them down at his sides.
"Listen to me," he said quietly. "You shot two men in self-defense. You are not a murderer. If you hadn't shot them, you would be dead. Do you hear me? Do you understand what I'm saying?"
David approached Kelli's door and found Lizza standing with her back to the wall just across from her sister's room. She glanced at him as he came, but quickly turned her gaze back to the door.
09-03-2005, 05:25 PM
"Listen Lizza.....I'm sorry for the way I talked to you. It's.........not a good topic for me to talk about."
09-03-2005, 05:36 PM
"I noticed," Lizza muttered. She turned to face him. "Look, I couldn't have possibly known something like that would set you off... I just... well, it's my little sister... I-I wasn't thinking clearly... after what you've been through, I think you can understand that."
Kelli's door opened and Dr. Styles came out. "Lizza, she's waking up."
Lizza turned to David. "Excuse me..." she hurried into the room.
"Lizza..." Kelli muttered. Her eyes were closed and her breathing was ragged. Lizza was at her side in seconds.
"I'm here, Kelli," she whispered. Kelli's eyes opened and she groaned.
"I feel like a 400 pound person is sitting on me," she gasped.
"You'll be ok," Lizza promised. Kelli grimaced.
"Kevin's said that about fifty times," she muttered. "Does that mean I'm dying?"
"I think you'd know if you were dying," Lizza answered quickly. The doctor interrupted.
"I'm going to the hospital to get my hands on some medicine that will help you recover," he said. "I'll be back in ten minutes."
"Be careful, Kevin," Kelli croaked.
"Look who's talkin'," he grinned. "Don't move."
"I can't," she retorted. He nodded and hurried out.
09-03-2005, 05:43 PM
"I know, and I'd have reacted the same way if it was me. I just wanted to apologize.
I'll leave you two alone now."
David walked out and headed back to Danni.
09-03-2005, 08:03 PM
"How'd it go?" Danni asked when David returned to her.
09-03-2005, 09:10 PM
"Pretty good, Kelli woke up so I decided to leave them alone." He sat down.
"It does, however look like I'm going to have to owe you that dinner. Seems like going out would be a little risky for us right now."
09-03-2005, 09:31 PM
"I agree," Danni said. "But we can wait... we have plenty of time."
Milo came downstairs at that moment and Lisa was with him.
"I hear your writer friend got shot," he said. "Lisa's getting impatient... how long do you think it'll be before he can finish our little play?"
"I have no idea," Danni answered. "He got shot in the arm... I suppose he could dictate to one of us."
"Whatever we do, I want this to end soon," Lisa said. "I'm just too jittery with having to sit around here and do nothing... but I know we can't move."
09-03-2005, 09:53 PM
"Yeah boo-hoo you're bored. Meanwhile we got a man who got shot in the arm who apparently must work harder because you're bored."
09-03-2005, 09:56 PM
"Bored?" Lisa shot back. "You think I'm bored?"
She pointed to her arm... it was in a sling. "Need I remind you how I came to be with all of you?" She shook her head. "I'm far from bored... I'm more scared than bored, okay? You're not the only ones Gary wants dead..."
09-03-2005, 10:01 PM
"You're right. I'm sorry. But the writer's a bit stressed right now, so we're all going to have to wait."
09-03-2005, 11:38 PM
"Time..." Milo muttered. "The very thing we need most of... is the very thing we don't have."
"We'll survive," Danni said firmly. "We've done so to this point and I'm not about to give up now."
"Good," Milo said. He guided Lisa back up the stairs and to her room.
09-03-2005, 11:42 PM
"Maybe we'd be better off without her." Muttered David.
09-03-2005, 11:45 PM
"Well Milo seems rather intent on keeping her around..." Danni answered slowly. "For my part, I'm with you... we don't know how truthful her story is... she could be faking the injury... she may have called those guys and told them where to go."
She shook her head. "And Milo just up and welcomed her in! How do we know she's trustworthy?" Her voice began to sound a little panicked. "Are we gonna have to get out of here?"
09-03-2005, 11:47 PM
"Hey, don't worry, this is the safest place we can be, anyway. We wouldn't be any better off in a motel." He said, putting his arms around her.
09-03-2005, 11:48 PM
"Oh, I suppose you're right," Danni sighed. "I just..." she let her words trail off into silence, trying to think of what she wanted to say.
09-03-2005, 11:50 PM
"You just what?"
09-03-2005, 11:54 PM
"I..." Danni said, trying to find the words. "I-I guess... I guess I just don't trust her..."
She frowned. "She got close to Milo once and betrayed him... I half wonder if he's letting it happen again."
09-04-2005, 12:00 AM
"I guess it's our responsibility to make sure it isn't."
09-04-2005, 12:03 AM
"I guess so..." Danni said uncertainly. "I... I just don't like second guessing him... I mean, he was smart enough to get himself out of the Synapse problem."
09-04-2005, 12:07 AM
"Yeah, but he can still make mistakes. Never hurts from looking at something from two perspectives."
09-04-2005, 12:08 AM
"I guess you're right," Danni said, sounding more certain this time. "So what do we do, then?"
09-04-2005, 12:11 AM
"Well, we're stuck indoors, we've got some time to kill...."
09-04-2005, 12:12 AM
09-04-2005, 12:19 AM
"We need to monitor her at all times, we can't let her send out any kind of signal, phone call, online, or anything like it. Searching her belongings would also be a good idea."
09-04-2005, 12:24 AM
"Sounds like spying to me," Danni said. She didn't sound too impressed, but she sighed. "I don't suppose we have much of a choice."
09-04-2005, 12:27 AM
"When do we ever?"
09-04-2005, 12:43 AM
"Tell me what you want me to do," Danni said. "Let's get started. Should I distract her long enough for you to look through her stuff?"
09-04-2005, 12:45 AM
09-04-2005, 12:54 AM
"Great..." Danni muttered. "How'm I supposed to do that? Milo's with her... and they just went back to the room... I suppose..."
She stood and went to the room. Knocking softly, she entered.
"I was just wondering if either of you are hungry?" she said. Both of them nodded and looked at her as if they expected her to bring them some food. Danni turned to do just that when Lizza poked her head into the room. "No food on the carpet... down to the kitchen for it."
Milo and Lisa stood and followed Danni down to the kitchen. Danni mentally thanked Lizza. They passed David and Danni grinned at him as if to say, "It worked!"
09-04-2005, 01:00 AM
David quickly headed up to her room and began rummaging in her purse.
09-04-2005, 01:03 AM
Aside from the usual makeup, wallet, cell phone, and loose change, Lisa's purse had a single sheet of paper, folded up in half and then again in half. When unfolded, the sheet was revealed to be completely blank. The cell phone was locked by a numeric password... four digits.
09-04-2005, 10:45 AM
David kept the blank sheet of paper, then went to looking inside drawers, closets, under the matress, etc.
09-04-2005, 12:01 PM
"Looking for something?" Lizza asked from the door. ((Yes, I do mean Lizza, not Lisa.))
09-04-2005, 01:00 PM
"Yeah. Any evidence of Lisa not being on our side"
09-04-2005, 01:15 PM
"I....I guess y-you're right, b-but its just so hard to accept that I-I killed somone....did you have to shoot someone?" John asked calming down slightly
09-04-2005, 05:12 PM
"Do you have a reason to doubt her?" Lizza wondered.
Ryan grimaced at John's question. "Yes... yes, I did. Though in the way of being shot at, I was certainly more lucky than you."
09-04-2005, 05:19 PM
"Does it ever hurt to check?"
09-04-2005, 05:36 PM
Lizza smiled. "No... how can I help?"
09-04-2005, 05:41 PM
David gave her the cell phone.
"I'd be grateful if you could crack this thing's code. Meanwhile I'll keep searching around here."
09-04-2005, 06:02 PM
Lizza took the phone and sat down on the bed. She started with 1, 1, 1, 1. Then, moved on... on impulse, she said, "Hey, David. Check her ID. Tell me what year her birthday is."
09-04-2005, 06:03 PM
David checked and told her
09-04-2005, 06:20 PM
Lizza tapped in the numbers and frowned. "Ok, what about her Social Security number... is that in there? Try the last four digits of that."
09-04-2005, 06:44 PM
09-04-2005, 07:13 PM
"So she's not too smart," Lizza remarked when those numbers worked. "Checking recent calls... well, well, will you look at this? A call to Gary Winston's home two days ago. And another four days before that..."
Lizza swore softly. "I don't want to speak to soon, but I think we've found the reason my sister got shot."
She locked the phone and stuck it back in the purse. "She'd better have an explanation for this." A pause. "But we can't confront her..." She gritted her teeth. "As much as I want to, I know we can't. I'll program the house to keep an eye on her. We'll know everything she does."
With that, she stood and left the room."
09-04-2005, 07:23 PM
David quickly dismantled the phone, installed a small microphone inside and put it back together again. Then he left the room.
09-05-2005, 01:34 AM
When Lisa returned to her room, she didn't notice anything different. Her phone was still locked... wait... where was the piece of paper she'd had in her purse? She shrugged it off, figuring she'd taken it out somewhere. Everything appeared to be in order.
Milo entered the room. "Hey, Lisa."
"Hi, Milo," Lisa answered. "When do you think that writer will get back to writing?"
"I don't know," he replied. "He's had a harder day than either of us. Don't worry, this'll all be over soon enough."
"I'm tired," she suddenly said. Milo nodded and left the room. When he was gone, Lisa took out her cell phone and hit redial...
Meanwhile, Danni, Lizza, and David had gathered to talk about what Lizza and David had discovered about Lisa.
"I just knew her arrival was a bit too convenient," Danni muttered.
"So we know she's working for Gary again," Lizza said. "There has to be some way to trap her..."
"Hey guys," Milo said, walking into the room. "How are you handling this?"
"A little stressed," Danni admitted. Milo nodded.
"Lisa's pretty stressed too," he said. "She's starting to drive me up the wall... but she's resting now."
Meanwhile, Lisa was upstairs on the phone. ((JM, is it safe to assume that David's microphone is picking up the entire conversation... perhaps even recording it to something?))
"Hello," Gary said. "Good news?"
"Very good news, Gary," Lisa answered. "The Protector Sisters are out of the game... one got shot twice and is on the road to recovery and the other is really torn up about it. The Little Playwright is currently clinging to the Actor and demanding answers, shouting something about being a murderer. The Lovebirds are occupied with... well, each other. Milo's busy seeing to it that I'm handling the whole thing ok."
"Good," Gary said. "Glad to hear things are working out. Keep me informed."
Lisa giggled and promised to do just that. Then, she decided to follow through with what she originally told Milo she'd do and rest.
09-05-2005, 11:32 AM
David recorded everything, then, after making sure lisa was resting, he called a meeting in Kelli's room.
09-05-2005, 08:09 PM
"What's this about, David?" Milo asked as he entered. Danni, Ryan, Lizza, Kelli, and John were already there, but David had refused to tell any of them why he'd called the meeting.
"Lisa's resting," he went on. "Or I'd have brought her too."
09-05-2005, 10:21 PM
"You would've brought her I would've called it off. This was recorded 10 minutes ago." He played the tape, but he had deleted the part about him and danni. He didn't want her to know that Gary knew about them.
09-05-2005, 10:31 PM
"This better not be a joke," Milo said through clenched teeth.
09-05-2005, 10:47 PM
"It's not. Go upstairs grab her phone, dismantle it. You'll find my microphone and transmitter inside."
09-05-2005, 11:14 PM
"Damn," Milo said softly. "And I was willing to trust her..."
"We all were at first," Danni told him.
"But we were willing to suspect that she might still be working for Gary," Lizza added. "Before you say anything more, Milo, I have the house watching her all the time. This time, we have her under our watchful eye, just like Gary had you when you worked for the old NURV."
"Keep me posted," Milo said.
09-05-2005, 11:22 PM
"I will. Meanwhile I suggest we feed her fake information, if we're all suddenly silent she'll get suspicious."
09-05-2005, 11:51 PM
"Good idea," Milo said. "John, you'd best work on two scripts. One's the real one. The other's the one we'll let Lisa see. Lizza, can we program the house to alert John to whenever Lisa might be coming?"
"I don't know," Lizza answered slowly.
"It's possible," Kelli said from the bed. "But it'll take a little bit of working."
"David and I can help with whatever programming might need to be done," Danni suggested.
"Get on it," Milo said. He left the room.
09-05-2005, 11:53 PM
"Looks like we've got to get busy again. Let's go."
09-06-2005, 01:14 PM
John was more calkmed down now, but got nervous again when he heard the message, or so it seemed.
"uhm, is there a washroom around here?" John asked.
09-07-2005, 02:12 AM
"Sure," Lizza said. She gave him directions. Danni stood and followed David. Lizza led them to the central computer room of the house and set them up to edit the programming.
"What do you think?" Danni said when Lizza had left them. "Shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes, right?"
09-07-2005, 12:50 PM
John snuk up to Lisa's room and knocked.
"We need to talk."
09-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Lisa's eyes opened and she stared at the ceiling. "What is it?"
09-07-2005, 02:40 PM
"Nope, but let's say it's taking longer and see if we can get some priva- What's this?"
He pointed at a camera, showing John outside Lisa's room.
09-07-2005, 02:43 PM
"So much for the privacy you wanted..." Danni muttered, finishing his sentence. She looked at the camera feed and watched as John entered. Lisa didn't seem particularly thrilled that he was there, but she did not send him away.
"Turn the sound up," Danni ordered. David complied just in time to hear Lisa say, "What is it?"
09-07-2005, 02:47 PM
"What's he doing there?"
09-07-2005, 02:49 PM
"Ssh!" Danni hissed, cutting David off. "I want to hear this."
09-07-2005, 04:40 PM
"Shh, not here, lets go" John said.
09-07-2005, 04:43 PM
Lisa sat up and stared at him for a second. Then, she nodded and stood.
Meanwhile, in the computer room, Danni stared wide-eyed at the screen.
"I don't like this," she whispered. "I don't like this at all."
09-07-2005, 04:46 PM
09-07-2005, 04:53 PM
"Is there somewhere in this house without cameras or microphones?" Curt whispered.
09-07-2005, 04:56 PM
David heard John's question.
"****!" He turned to Danni. "Please tell me the answer's no."
09-07-2005, 04:56 PM
"How would I know?" Lisa demanded in an angry whisper. "I haven't been here much longer than you have." She glanced around. "Come on... let's go out to the back yard."
She walked casually down the stairs, deftly avoided Milo and slipped outside.
In the computer room, Danni's eyes were riveted to the screen. "Did you see that?" she whispered. "She just..." She was at a loss for words.
09-07-2005, 05:01 PM
"Crap, do we have any cameras out there?"
09-07-2005, 05:01 PM
"I'm not really a writer, i mean I'm ok at it, but not really. Gary sent me as well, he called me and gave me quite the offer, so i said yes, and i found a way to get myself in with these guys, and by the way, they know you're with Gary, and now they probably highly suspect i do too. But i have my ways, I'm telling you this just so you are informed of who's on what side and to tread softly." John said as they walked down a path.
09-07-2005, 05:03 PM
"How should I know?" Danni demanded. "It's not my house!"
"Relax and talk," Lizza said, coming into the room. "What's going on?"
"It's beginning to look like we lost our playwright," Danni answered angrily. "Do you have cameras in the yard?"
"Of course," Lizza answered. "We like to be able to keep an eye on everything that happens here... inside or outside."
Danni breathed a small sigh of relief as Lizza reached forward and changed the screens to the back yard cameras.
Lisa swore softly. "How did they figure it out?" She rolled her eyes. "Of course! That little...." She shook her head. "LoverGirl distracted me while LoverBoy checked my room..."
In the computer room, Danni stared at the screen. She turned to David. "LoverGirl?" She swore softly. "They know about us."
Lizza chuckled. "Who in this house doesn't?"
09-07-2005, 05:08 PM
"What will we do now? We've got no playwright, Lisa knows we know...."
09-07-2005, 05:15 PM
"We act like nothing's happened," Milo answered firmly as he entered the room. "Lisa may know we know about her, but they think we only suspect John. Danni, didn't you mention once that you had a little writing experience?"
"Well, yes, but..." Danni began.
"You're the new writer," Lizza said. "We'll still have John writing his two scripts. That way, he'll still think we trust him. But you'll be writing the one we actually use. When John finishes his two, he'll send both to Gary. But he won't know about the one you're writing."
"But he'll know what Ryan looks like," Danni objected. "We can't do this now..."
"A little alteration of physical appearance goes a long gway," Lizza pointed out. "We can outthink them."
09-07-2005, 05:17 PM
"But there's going to be a hell of a lot more risk for Ryan now."
09-07-2005, 05:22 PM
"Naturally," Milo agreed. "But like Lizza said, we can change him. When we're done with him, he won't look like himself any more. And if he's as good an actor as Danni's been boasting, he'll be able to disguise his voice well enough."
09-07-2005, 05:23 PM
"I'm still not sure about this. Gary's going to be a lot more paranoid about anybody who suddenly shows up."
09-07-2005, 05:28 PM
"Maybe so," Milo agreed. "But Ryan won't simply be showing up."
"What do you mean?" Danni wondered.
"Hey," Milo said, "you're the writer. That's for you to decide... he needs a good reason to be there and it can't be like what we did to get into Gary's house the first time."
09-07-2005, 05:30 PM
"Now we go back into the house as if nothing happened." John said as he went back inot the house and into the room where he was writing the play. The bodies were stil there, he grabbed his knife and cleaned it off and put it back in the leg holster. He then ran from the room and tried to find someone.
"uhm g-guys, there are still d-dead b-bodies in the room I was i-in."
09-07-2005, 05:32 PM
Lisa slipped back up to her room, unaware that Lizza, Danni, Milo, and David were watching her. Ryan heard John's comment and went to him.
"Your room and just about every other room in the house," he said. "Here, use my room for now. I'm sure Lizza will take care of them soon enough."
09-07-2005, 06:09 PM
"By the way milo, we need to be more careful. She slipped past you....pretty damn easily."
09-07-2005, 07:33 PM
"I can see that," Milo muttered as he watched Lisa return to her room. Then, he turned to Danni. "Get writing."
She nodded and went to the room she'd taken.
((Yes, this is a very large house... in fact, it should more be called a mansion.))
09-07-2005, 07:34 PM
Meanwhile david wrote the program so that the house tracked Lisa and John.
09-07-2005, 09:33 PM
((Mini time skip...))
Lisa was getting a little edgy. It seemed like any time she turned around, Milo was right there. She knew he was watching her and it made her nervous. It almost made her wish Gary had not put her in this place. But she was where she was and nothing could change that now.
Danni was stuck in her writing. She'd decided that there needed to be some kind of malfunction in Gary's security system... but how could such a thing be arranged?
"How's it coming?" Lizza asked quietly as she entered Danni's room. Danni was so focused on her typing that she'd drowned out all other sources of input. She jumped.
"Oh," she said. "I'm a little stuck. I know we want Gary's security system to malfunction, but I haven't come up with a convincing way to pull it off."
"That's easy," Lizza answered. She began talking, but stopped when Danni's face went blank.
"Uh, yeah," she said. "I didn't get a word of that..."
Lizza laughed. "You're talking to a girl who's spent most of her life toying with security systems. Kelli and I can handle sabatoging a security system and making it look like a genuine fault."
"Ok," Danni said. She typed in: (Leave sabatoge to Lizza and Kelli). Then, she looked up. "Ryan's going to be a 250 pound system repairman.... what?"
Lizza was giggling. "I'm sorry... I just can't picture Ryan being 250 pounds."
Danni raised an eyebrow. "Anything's possible in writing."
"I'll leave you to your fantasy world," Lizza said, still giggling. She turned and left, allowing Danni to continue writing.
09-07-2005, 09:37 PM
David dropped in with danni
"How's the writing going?"
09-07-2005, 09:39 PM
"Fair enough," Danni answered, looking up from her computer. "Ryan's character is settled. The conflict is decided. Now, all that's left is the basic step by step of what he needs to do."
She again explained that they'd be turning her brother into a 250 pound man with a handlebar mustache and big glasses. "But we'll get him dressed up like that after we figure out how to keep Lisa and John from seeing him like that."
09-07-2005, 09:40 PM
David broke out in laughter at the idea of a 250 pound Ryan.
"we talking about the same Ryan here?"
09-07-2005, 09:51 PM
Danni glared at him, but it was obvious she was trying to hold back her own laughter. "Yes," she answered. "Yes, we are. What, you don't think we can do it?"
09-07-2005, 10:07 PM
"Let's just say it's not going to be easy to pull it off."
09-07-2005, 10:12 PM
"But if we have such a hard time picturing it, Gary will too," Danni said with a laugh.
09-07-2005, 10:16 PM
"But you're right, how do we get him past Lisa and John. I suppose we could use a moustache for him, tell them that's the disguise, then try to put whatever we get on him on the way over?"
09-07-2005, 11:00 PM
"That'll work," Danni agreed. "And then have the real costume use a goatee rather than a mustache to go along with the extra weight."
09-07-2005, 11:17 PM
"Th-thanks Ryan" John said and took some paper into Ryan's room and then styarted writing.
09-11-2005, 06:25 PM
"Sure thing, John," Ryan said cheerfully. "So how're the scripts coming? You're writing two, right?"
09-11-2005, 10:47 PM
"Heh y-yeah, t-trying to anyway."
09-19-2005, 12:30 PM
"Good luck with that," Ryan offered helpfully. He turned and left.
John finished the two versions of the script in four days. No further attacks were made on the house. Lisa could tell that the people didn't trust her and it made her nervous. She called Gary daily to plead with him to let her leave. He always refused.
"If they don't know you know, you can still work for me," he said.
Onthe other hand, John felt totally trusted. They talked to him about their plans for the script and made suggestions for revision.
Meanwhile, Danni continued to write the real script. She finished it a day before John finished his and a meeting occurred in the computer room. John was working on his scripts, Lisa was locked away in her room. The meeting was held by Lizza, David, Milo, Ryan, Kelli, Kevin (the doctor), and Danni.
These people went over the real plan. A day later, they went over the plan that John would think was the real plan. Lisa was left out of both meetings. John was left out of the first. Lisa knew she was not trusted, but John was kept clueless about how much the others knew about him.
"I hope this works," Danni told the others at the second meeting (the one with John). "I'd hate to have to live on the run forever."
"We won't have to," Ryan said, sporting his fake mustache, the 'disguise' John was led to believe would be the final disguise. "I'm a good actor. We'll make this work."
09-19-2005, 12:58 PM
"I-it better work, being around you guys is d-dangerous." John said as an attempt at humour.
09-19-2005, 01:18 PM
"I was thinking of leaking one of these to Lisa," Milo said. "But she knows we know she works for Gary. It would sort of defeat the tension if we were to pretend to trust her now. I guess what I'm saying, John, is thank you for writing two scripts... but I think now all we need is one. Without Lisa knowing about one of them, Gary wouldn't know the difference."
"Maybe we should let Lisa see one," Danni said thoughtfully. "She knows we know she works for Gary. But she doesn't know we know she knows."
"Don't get too mixed in your words," Ryan laughed. "You're gonna make my head spin."
"You already made mine spin," Kevin laughed. Kelli nodded slowly in agreement.
"I think I understand," Milo said. "Perhaps if I show Lisa one of these scripts, she will think that she was just being paranoid about us knowing she works for Gary. She'll give him the script and we'll work off the other one. She'll feel safer and we'll still get what we want."
"Exactly," Danni said. "So now let's put it to a vote. We've read both scripts. Which one do we want to use? And which one are we going to give Lisa?"
09-19-2005, 04:21 PM
"W-well this one is more serious, while that one has a bit more humour in it."
09-19-2005, 08:50 PM
"He'll get suspicious if we use a completely serious one as the real one..."
09-20-2005, 01:07 PM
"T-true, s-so we use the h-humour one?"
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