"Okay, now that
I'm officially stir-crazy," Amanda said in between mouthfuls, "Is
anyone going to tell me what happened before I ended up in the hospital?"
Their dinner from a
local sandwich shop had just arrived. There was No Wi-Fi, no cell service, and
the news was only a reiteration of what the trio already knew and heard. Amanda
had an offline game on her phone, but that got boring pretty fast and at this point, she was suffering from writer's block.
Trisha and Todd
looked at each other.
been here a few hours," Trisha said finally, "and you never asked
until now, so I'll tell you."
Amanda put aside her
sandwich. She didn't want to miss anything.
Trisha took a deep
breath. "The foreign guy is named Ammar Hadi Handal. Not sure what he
wanted with you, but apparently he thought you had something important. I
couldn't get what exactly was so important from the detective, but I guess
there's some rumor that you have some important secret to some weapon."
If Amanda had taken
a drink at that moment, she would have done a spit-take. "What?!"
"Yeah, I know,
right?" Trisha responded. "You'll definitely have to check the
conspiracy sites on that one. I think this rumor started in the deep web
somewhere. I saw a few sites while you were in the hospital and texted you some
Amanda rolled her
eyes and instinctively checked her phone.
Oh right. No service, she thought.
the one I tasered. The other guy was so freaked. I don't think he was expecting
weapons to be involved. He was apologizing profusely. His name was Brian Lane.
I guess he was paid to track you, but I think he got in way over his head."
Then Trisha chuckled, "He let me use his
phone to call the cops."
it?" Amanda asked. Why does it always seem that she's not getting the
"Just before I
came up here, " Todd said, "I heard the detective yelling about the
CIA and jurisdiction."
Amanda could hear
Trisha gasp a little.
"Looks like the
detective won't been questioning them tonight, after all," Todd said
Amanda could see the
concern on Trisha's face. Something was amiss, but she had a feeling that if
she asked, she still wouldn't get a straight answer.