Hello! Today we continue with the eighth part of book 3. Hope you enjoy!
“Drop me at the airport and then take the team back to Plum Island.” Mr. Smith instructed the pilot. “Simon make sure that they get situated. I have to go and see an old friend and pick up our remaining team members.”
Brajjit and Shailan had had a blast the last few days. After a brief visit with Brajjit’s mom the two men had spent the better part of a week hitting the clubs and seeing the sights… and the women of San Francisco.
As they looked out over the bay watching the sun go down over Alcatraz Shailan looked at Brajjit, “Well my brother, it has been fun but I am on a timeline so I think I have to get on with my freedom month adventures. I’m thinking about renting a convertible and heading east on old Route 66. It’s always been a kind of weird obsession of mine. I guess I took to many American History courses at school.” he laughed.
“Hmm, well I think it safe to say that my career as a dishwasher is over since we trashed my old place of employment care to keep the party going my friend?” replied Brajjit.
“Well I can’t very well drive, navigate and look for trouble now can I? Have you ever seen a road trip movie where it is just one dude in a car? Come on wingman, let’s go and get us a ride.” Shailan and Brajjit hopped on their bikes and headed downtown.
After storing their bikes at the condo owned by Shailan’s family the two rented a vintage red mustang convertible and headed south east to meet up with the legendary highway. After stopping for burritos in Bakersfield the two friends decided to continue on to Barstow and hold up for the night. Shailan had an ex in Barstow who hopefully could show them around before they continued east in the morning.
“You know I think I really like this car.” Brajjit opined out loud. “Do I ever get to drive or am I relegated to navigator the entire trip.”
Shailan laughed as he drove down an old forgotten section of Route 66. “I don’t know man I really like this car too; maybe we should pull over and fight for driving privileges. I think I could take you. You are super-fast though dude.”
The two men were busy laughing at each other and barely noticed the giant swirling wall of dust approaching them. As it got closer Shailan pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the dust to clear.
Slowly the outline of a Learjet 35 began to emerge in the middle of the road.
“Dude, who lands a jet on a gravel road?” Brajjit was shocked at what was sitting in front of them.
They both watched as the stairs were lowered onto the roadway and a man in a dark suit stepped out and headed towards them.
“This can’t be good”, Shailan said under his breath as he got out of the car and walked over to the man.
“It has been awhile Shailan I haven’t seen you since your last mission, what was it three years ago?” said Mr. Smith.
“I take it you are here to tell me that my retirement is over?” Shailan said as he shook Mr. Smith’s hand.
“Well, this time it’s a little different and your new pal over there is coming as well. Come on I will fill you both in on the plane. I still have to make one more stop.” Mr. Smith almost smiled, “It’s good to see you nephew.”
(To be continued…)
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