Several masked men have been watching the women and children waiting to act on orders. MASKED MAN #1: <whispering> Crap! Who’s the hot brunette? She’s not supposed to be a part of this? MASKED MAN #2: <whispering> Yeah, and the little blond girl wasn’t a part of this either. What should we do? ALLIE: Mommy, I have to go potty. SAMI: Well, hold on a minute. I need to get out of my dress before doing that. CHLOE: Oh, I can take Allie to the restroom while you change. SAMI: Thanks, Chloe! Chloe takes Allie’s hand and they leave the private room and head to the restroom at the other end of the store. MASKED MAN #1: <whispering> Well, that worked out well. It’s go time. All the sudden the masked men come rushing up behind Nicole, Sami, Johnny, and Sydney. They try to scream but are quickly silenced after being chloroformed. The masked men quickly pick each of them up and carry them out the storage room door and out a back outside door to a waiting van. It speeds away. Chloe and Allie have now returned to the room and find it empty. CHLOE: Where did they go? ALLIE: <pointing> That’s mommy’s purse on the floor. CHLOE: <looking concerned> And Nicole’s dress is strewn on the floor. Just then a frightened store employee comes rushing out of the storage room. EMPLOYEE: Oh my God! Call 911!! I just saw a bunch of masked men take two women and two kids out the back door! I tried to get the plates off the van but it sped off too fast! CHLOE: Wait a minute! What?! Are you sure?! EMPLOYEE: Yes!! I am absolutely sure! Oh my God this is terrible! Where’s the phone?! The employee goes running to the front desk and calls 911. ALLIE: <looking scared> Chloe, what happened? Where’s mommy and Johnny and Sydney? CHLOE: Um, I, oh my God. Don’t you worry, Allie. Come on, let’s call your daddy.
KIRIAKIS MANSION – LIVING ROOM
Brady is sitting in a chair, sipping on a scotch, while going over the latest profit numbers from Titan. Enter Philip. PHILIP: Hey, man. What’s up? Are those the latest numbers on Titan? BRADY: Indeed they are. Take a look. I think you’re going to like these. PHILIP: <taking the papers from Brady> Wow! That’s excellent news. Up 20% from last quarter? Considering that whole debacle with Vivian and this lame economy we couldn’t ask for anything better. That deserves a toast! Philip fixes himself a drink and clinks glasses with Brady. BRADY: You know what? I think Granddad is going to be very happy with this and glad that we took control of the family business. Victor walks in. VICTOR: What’s this I’m going to be happy about? PHILIP: Dad! Take a look at the latest numbers. VICTOR: Hmm. Yes, very good indeed. I’m glad you two are taking this whole “running the business” thing seriously for once. Now if we could just do something about your taste in women we could really have a celebration! BRADY: Come on, granddad. Let’s not start with the snarky comments about Nicole. PHILIP: Or Chloe for that matter. Just then Lucas walks in. LUCAS: Aww, come on, but it’s so much fun to razz Nicole and Chloe. VICTOR: See, just ask him. He knows exactly what those two sluts are all about. Lucas’s phone rings. LUCAS: You got to be kidding me. What the hell is she calling me for? He answers the phone. LUCAS: What the hell do you want, Chloe? CHLOE: Lucas! Oh thank God I got a hold of you! LUCAS: Yeah, I’m kinda busy right now- CHLOE: Listen to me it’s important! It’s about Sami and Nicole and the kids! LUCAS: Sami? Nicole? The kids? What’s going on? I thought you guys were at the bridal shop. CHLOE: We are! I mean we were! They’ve been kidnapped! LUCAS: What?! Are you trying to play some kind of sick joke? Brady and Philip are staring at Lucas wondering what is going on. Brady takes the phone from Lucas. BRADY: Chloe, it’s Brady. What’s going on there? Is everything ok? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down. What happened? CHLOE: <crying> Oh Brady. I’m not really sure what happened but Sami, Nicole, Johnny, and Sydney have been kidnapped. Brady’s face falls at the news. He tries to compose himself. BRADY: Ok. Chloe, just hang on, Lucas and I are on the way. He hangs up, hands the phone back to Lucas as he grabs his jacket. BRADY: Come on, let’s go. PHILIP: What the hell is going on? BRADY: Sami, Nicole, Johnny, and Sydney have been kidnapped. Chloe is still at the shop with Allie. PHILIP: I’m coming too. I’m sure Chloe is shaken up. LUCAS: I just tried Sami’s cell phone. She’s not picking up. Oh my God, I hope she and Johnny are ok. BRADY: <turning back to Victor as they head out the door> Granddad, please contact Bo and try to make some calls to see if any of your connections come up with anything. VICTOR: Will do. Be careful. I’ll let you know if I find anything out.
I was sitting here thinking how the heck is Philip in on this? He and Wesley died. LOL OOPS! There I go mixing my stories up. LOL
Thanks for posting antoher great chapter Sparkster! Cannot wait for Monday's installment. I am assuming it was the DiMera's that had them kidnapped. I cannot believe they took the kids too! Poor little Sydney has been through so much in her little short life.
Monday: The investigation begins and an escape is planned Tuesday: Salem PD tries to thwart a getaway Wednesday: The investigation continues and an old friend is contacted Thursday: Preparations are made and the old friend calls with good news Friday: One group arrives while another departs
Author's Note: I will be leaving tomorrow to go out of town for work all next week. I should still have internet access at the hotel and be able to post. If I run into any issues I'll let you know.
By the time Brady, Lucas, and Philip get to the Bridal Shop, Bo is already there questioning the employee that saw the getaway van. Chloe and Allie are sitting on a bench near the front of the store. PHILIP: Chloe! Are you ok? Chloe gets up and goes into Philip’s waiting arms. CHLOE: Oh, Philip! Thank God you’re here. I’m so scared for Sami, Nicole, and the kids. I just can’t imagine if it was Parker that was missing. Oh my God! PHILIP: Shhhhhh. It’s ok. Everything is going to be fine. We got a lot of people working on this, Bo, Roman, Rafe, my dad. We’ll find them. I promise. ALLIE: Daddy! Allie goes running toward Lucas and jumps into his arms. LUCAS: Oh sweetheart. I’m so glad you’re alright. ALLIE: But what about mommy and Johnny? And Sydney and Nicole? LUCAS: I know you’re worried, honey. I am too. But it’s going to be ok. He turns to Philip and Chloe. LUCAS: Hey, Phil, how about you take Chloe and Allie to Maggie’s and fill her in on what’s going on. I’m going to stay with Brady and the PD on this. PHILIP: Sure, no problem. Let me know what I can do to help. Come on, girls. Philip, Chloe, and Allie leave. Lucas walks over toward Brady who is talking to Bo. LUCAS: So, what do you got, Bo? Any leads? BO: We don’t have much to go on right now. The clerk working in the store room said everything happened so fast. There were four masked men, dressed in black, that took them from the private dressing room back there. CSI is currently canvassing the room for evidence but it doesn’t appear to be much. The clerk saw them drive off in a white van with no windows on the sides but couldn’t read the license plate number. One detail she does recall is that neither Sami, Nicole, nor the kids seemed to be fighting their captors so they must have incapacitated them somehow. BRADY: Oh my God. Dammit, we got to find them! Just then Bo’s cell phone rings. BO: Brady, here. ROMAN: Bo, I need you back at the station ASAP. I think we’ve figured out who is responsible for the kidnapping. BO: Let me guess. DiMera’s? ROMAN: <sighing> EJ has escaped from jail. BO: I’m on my way. BRADY: What about the DiMera’s? Did they do this? LUCAS: Of course they did! This is totally their M.O. BO: Come on, we got to get down to the station.
PRIVATE AIRFIELD OUTSIDE OF SALEM
The SUV carrying EJ comes to a stop just outside the airstrip. The driver comes over and opens the door for EJ to get out. EJ: Where are we? DRIVER: Hurry, follow me. Your father’s orders. The driver ushers EJ over to the steps leading up to the cabin of the plane. When he steps onboard he gets a big grin on his face. EJ: Fatha! STEFANO: I told you I’d get you out, son. EJ: Indeed. That was quick. So where are we headed? STEFANO: Ah, all in due time. Let’s get in the air first.