Grant had showered and Jimmy made him a strong coffee. Deborah, Rochelle, Mike and Mindy were also
present in the lounge.
Grant told them all that happened, which really freaked out the girls. They couldnt believe the
enemy had been so close to there cabin.
Jimmy gave Grant and Mike a knowing look, he would have to discuss beefing up the security in the
area. He knew some were not going to like it, but maybe the sentry may have to handle a gun.
"I was so scared, I thought they were going to find me for sure, lucky the guy only wanted to take
a leek" Grant finished.
"See Mindy thats why we need guns, to protect us.You dont them to harm us to do?" Rochelle asked
Mindy shook her head "I am fearful of guns, I dont want us getting hurt, but at the same time I
dont want them hurting us. As long as you guys are careful, i'm happy with having them, as long as I never have to use one"
Jimmy smiled that was another problem sorted. But he also realised if the enemy was this far in
the area, than they must also be in Debney Bay. So even know he said they were to leave in a week's time, he knew he had to
say something which some of them were not going to like;
"I'm thinking those headed to Debney Bay should leave tomorrow" Jimmy said wincing, waiting for
Mindy was silent, a blank worried look on her face, some colour immediately drained from her face.
Grant had a look of worry also, Grant at times was strong willed he was quick to agree to do something,
than when it sunk in he began to think of all the things that could go right or wrong. Grant looked like he was having second
thoughts in going, the incident with the jeep today, must have scared him.
Mike was ready willing and able, he was like a loyal foot soldier ready to step into battle,ever
since the topic of Debney arised he was eager to get his hands dirty.
Deborah nodded she knew she was one of the stronger ones and thats why she was choosen,she looked
ready to prove herself.
Rochelle had that smile on her face, the kind of smile that showed she was up to something, Jimmy
didnt know what but he was sure it would surface. Rochelle was a very strong person, she may have been a material girl
but she was a fighter. Her hatred for not knowing what was to become of them was good, it meant she would be willing to do
stuff if it meant she could get home sooner.
Jimmy expected them to explode but they all seemed calm. Only Mindy was getting emotioal "I worry
about you all"
"We will be back before you know it" Deborah said
"It has to be done"Mike added "Things have changed in our country, so we have to change too, we
have to learn to be brave, and getting Sun-Hi is one the bravest things we can do"
Grant looked at his friend,he knew Mike was talking about more than what was happening to them.
Mike had confided in him years ago about how his parents escaped from China.
"All you guys who are going are very brave" Mindy said, she winked at Mike and he smiled when he
"So apart from finding Sun-Hi, is there anything else we should be doing while we are on this mission"
"Gather information, while your there. Find how far the enemy are, who the enemy are, and whatever
else you may find valuable" Jimmy replied
"Ohh just like Mata Hari" Mindy commented
"She was shot" Deborah said giving her a dry look
Mindy giggled as she pulled out a piece of gum and popped it into her mouth "You just have to be
a better spy" she ended with a giggle.
"So what about the rest of us, what are we going to do?" Rochelle asked
"Make this place secure, draw up a sentry roster, stock up on supplies, etc" Jimmy replied.
"When do we go?" Grant asked quietly
"Tomorrow night, you can take one of the cars, but dont drive all the way there, you're going to
have to park, hide the car and go on foot for awhile"
Jimmy broke up the group meeting, saying they would discuss more later. Mindy was given the first
job of sentry, she grumbled but headed out to do her shift.
Grant yawned and said he was going to a nap. Rochelle layed back on the sofa and filed her nails.
Deborah and Jimmy started to prepare dinner.
Making sure nobody was Mike slipped out he door and walked over to Mindy.
Grant climbed up the stairs and was heading to his room, in doing so he had to pass the room of
Angelique and Babs.
He heard the soft cry of Angelique, he wanted to run in and find out why she was crying, but he
held back as he heard Babs talking to her.
"There's no need to cry Angel" Babs soothed "What we are doing is brave and noble. You should
be proud Grant stood up to help someone else"
"I know it's a noble cause, And I know Grant always wants to help the less fortunate. I mean
do you remember last year he rallied alot of people to give blood and he raised over $10,000 for a homeless soup kitchen.
But this is so dangerous"
"It's a dangerous time, you all could have died in the general store bombing. Your lucky to be alive. Now think about Sun-Hi, we dont know what is happening to her, dont you want her to
be safe like us"
"I guess, I'm just worried your going to get yourselves hurt or killed"
"Nothing is certain, not even life. You are well aware when our time is up God calls us home. This
life is just a dress rehersal, right?"
Angelique seemed to be wavering "I know this mission is important and I dont want to ruin it, but
I'm so worried about the guns"
"It's only for safety, we probably wont even use them"
"But what if you have to, what if you shoot someone. how are you going to feel, I mean I know you
have a conscience"
"I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, than use stepping the mark" Babs shrugged off the question,
she did worry about what might happen but there was no use constantly thinking about it.
"Give me a hug, it's going to work out" Babs said "I promise"
Angelique sniffled the last of her tears and hugged Babs.
Grant smiled and walked silently away, he knew the issue wasnt completly solved but it was moving
in a positive step.
Mindy heard the crouching of gravel and knew someone was walking over to her, she didnt have to
turn around she knew who it was.
"Hi" a voice said
"Hi Mike" Mindy said turning around with a smile. "I must say you are very brave for going to get
"I would do the same for any of my friends"
"Would you do it for me?" Mindy asked meekly
Mike moved closer to her and ran one of his up her arms, it sent goosebumps running through her
skin "In an instant"
Mindy leaned into Mike and inhaled his masculine scent with the sweet aroma of his aftershave, "I
think of all the time I wasted at University, dating guys I didnt like, when someone as sweet as you was always by my side.
I must admit I did take you for a party animal"
"I am but I do have a very emotional and shy side too. I like to party and have fun, and people
are natural drawn to popular people, but at the same time I like just having a small group of trusted friends"
Mindy smiled and kissed him, she liked the sweet taste on his lips.There was just the hint of beer
on his breathe, hidden behind the aroma of a mint.
Mike moved forward and kissed her harder "The one thing I am going to miss is you while I'm gone,
we are just starting this great relationship"
"It'll be here when you get back" Mindy breathed "Now that I know you like me, nothing is gonna
Mike held Mindy in his arms, he wanted to stay this way forever, and he didnt care what anyone thought.
At university many of the guys made rude comments about Mindy, about how much of a bimbo she was,
and how easy she was to get in the sack. They would have laughed at him, if they saw him tonight, but he didnt care. All that
mattered was what his heart told him.
"I know your on duty, but let's walk by the lake" Mike said
Mindy nodded and the two headed towards the lake, as they walked it seemed both reached out
there hands and clasped each other. It was the perfect pictue even if this was a dangerous time.
The two walked along the lake, occasionly giving each other kisses. They were so pre-occupied with
eachother, neither of them heard the sound of a car, slowing driving up. Only when the car stopped did both look back startled.
"Oh my god" Mike breathed "Stay here Mindy while I go check it out"
The love inside of Mindy turned into fear, how could she have neglected her duty, what if that was
an enemy car, and now she had no chance to warn the others.
Mindy ducked behind a large rock, while Mike edged closer and closer to get a better view.
Darkness made it impossible to see the car, and Mike couldnt tell how many people hoped out of it.
From inside the cabin there was a simillar reaction, the car had driven in with no headlights. Jimmy
and Deborah sprinted over and peered out the window.
"Flick the lights, he barked to a startled Rochelle"
Rochelle hurried over and flicked the lights, a tinge of fear in her eyes, she than waited in the
darkness to see what would happen next.