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|tonym5||Posted on Nov 25 2006, 05:11 AM|
|Naturally there's a girl !!|
|Mostly Heep||Posted on Nov 19 2006, 06:44 AM|
| Dirk elbowed Al awake and walked to the open door.
The black government limosine was pulled up close to the stairs with it's back doors open.The little diplomat flags on the front fenders hung limp in the humid air.
Pitt stopped at the top of the stairs and looked around.The bright sunshine made him grimace and he reached for his Foster Grants.
"Where's the snow?"Giordino asked as he stuck his head out the door and blinked.
Dirk laughed at his friends confusion."You weren't paying attention in Ms.Penny's geography class were you.There is very little snow on this side of Canada even in winter and most of that is in the mountains"
"Hmmm" Al didn't look convinced at all. "I don't see any Eskimo's either" he muttered as he squeezed past Dirk and made his way down the stairs and into the back of the limosine.
The ride to Government House in downtown Victoria,where all visiting dignitaries stayed,took just over an hour.
Dirk spent the time reading brochures that had been cheerfully provided by the limo driver and discussing plans with Al and his Dad.
The Senator would be busy for the next five days with meetings and a conference so the boys would be on their own.
"I want to go out to Goldstream Park.It says here that there is an old wooden railroad trestle that is one of the oldest and longest spans in Western Canada" Dirk pointed to a picture in the brochure.
The elder Pitt sighed."I wish I could join you boys.It looks like a great place to spend a day"
Al had been paying scant attention to the conversation and was staring out the window when he suddenly stiffened.
"Dirk? Take a look over here,isn't that..." his voice trailed off as Dirk scooted over to look out the window.
"Holy Cow!" he exclaimed as he looked into the passenger seat of the red Corvette convertible that was in the proces of passing them.He rolled down the window and stuck his head out.
"Rose" he yelled at the moving car.
|Mostly Heep||Posted on Nov 15 2006, 03:57 AM|
| Dirk wasn't sure if it was the thump from the landing gear or Al's snoring that woke him. After waiting for the plane to stop he undid his seatbelt stood up,stretched,wiped the sleep from his eyes and yawned. Walking to the small bathroom he splashed some water on his face and felt ready to face the day.
As he walked back up the aisle to his seat he looked forward and saw his dad engaged in what looked like a heated conversation with a prim elder lady.She was vigorously shaking her head from side to side as the Senator was pointing at something Dirk couldn't see.
Her voice seemed to rise in relation to her head shaking and as Dirk sat down he could clearly hear her half of the conversation.
"That's not what we agreed on Senator Pitt. The President wanted to remain neutral in this until we found out what the British Columbia government intended to do."
It was Pitt's turn to shake his head as he realized that his was a losing argument."Fine, we'll play it your way but don't expect me to lie to them"
"Presidents orders Senator" she said with a satisfied tone.
|tonym5||Posted on Nov 11 2006, 03:03 AM|
|Canada, eh? Yer ole' stomping ground. At least there's less number of major cities in that land of the North!!!|
|Mostly Heep||Posted on Nov 9 2006, 03:09 AM|
| "You boys ok back there" George had to yell over the sound of the bullets.
"We're fine Dad" Dirk yelled back.
Suddenly the gunfire died away and Senator Pitt chanced raising his head to look out the back window,now devoid of any glass,and with a satisfied grunt sat up straight. "It's ok boys the cops have him down on the ground"
Dirk and Al both cautiously poked their heads above the seatline and glanced back into the parking lot.
The man was face down on the ground,a Newport Beach police officer standing over him with gun drawn,blood pooling under his face from a deep cut on his forehead and his arms twisted behind his back.
"That should fix him" He turned back to stare out the front window."Home James" he chuckled to the cab driver.
The driver whinned and squawked about the condition of his cab all the way to the house.
"Send me the bill and shut up" Pitt finally said as he got out and walked to the front door.
The boys quickly followed leaving the poor cabbie sputtering in rage in the driveway.
Once inside they went to Dirk's room,grabbed some clothes and threw them into a small bag.
They met the Senator in his study and waited for him to finish his phone call.
"Just making the final arrangements to get you boy's somewhere safe until the police can sort this mess out" He said after he'd put the phone down.
They waited patiently for Pitt to explain.
He turned to face them,his look serious."I've got a conference to go to in Canada.I want you boy's to come with me,get you out of the country for a few days"
"Cool I"ve always wanted to meet a real live Eskimo" Al said enthusiastically
"The Eskimo's are farther North than where we're going Al" Senator Pitt laughed,"We'll be heading to Victoria,on the West coast,the capital of British Columbia"
Dirk looked his dad in the eye."What are we supposed to do there"he challenged
"Stay out of trouble hopefully"Pitt laughed."I hear there are some great hiking trails and diving in the area".
Dirk and Al exchanged glances and shrugged.
|tonym5||Posted on Nov 3 2006, 03:54 AM|
|Wooohoooo, more action!!! Keep it up, Rob!!!|
|Mostly Heep||Posted on Oct 30 2006, 03:04 AM|
| Jackson didn't even stop in his tracks or question the Senator he just grabbed the nearest officer and started to run toward the hospital doors drawing his gun at the same time.
Pitt grabbed the boys and shoved them into the taxi. "Drive" he shouted at the startled taxi driver as he climbed into the passenger seat.The car was in motion before he'd even closed the door.
"Dad?" Dirk asked from the backseat where he was crouched low "Where are we going?"
"Home,we need to get Al some clothes and pack a couple of bags really quickly" He gave the address to the cabbie."There's a twenty in it for you if you get us there as fast as you can"
"Yes sir" as the car lurched away from the curb in a cloud of smoke from the rear tires.
"Do you think it's safe to go home Mr.Pitt?" Al asked
The elder Pitt nodded."I think the other man's still in the hospital and even if he follows us we have a good enough head start to out distance him.I don't want to say too much about where we're....."
The sound of automatic gunfire cut him off and made him look out the rear window toward the hospital doors.
He barely had time to shout "Get down" before the bullets smacked into the back of the cab like maddened hornets.
"Ok we're out of time" he said calmly. He turned to the driver "Can't this thing go any faster?"
The driver looked at him, eyes wide with fear and nodded dumbly.
"Then go" Senator Pitt yelled at him.
In the back seat, Al looked at Dirk and grinned "What is it with us and car chases today?"
Dirk grinned back "I don't know but I hope it doesn't become a habit"
|tonym5||Posted on Sep 4 2006, 06:50 AM|
|Four Months? Please continue, Rob! Waiting breathlessly here for more!!!|
|Mostly Heep||Posted on May 10 2006, 02:51 AM|
| Not bad M5.
My choice was Prints of the Sasquatch
|tonym5||Posted on May 9 2006, 10:09 PM|
|How about "Balboa" as a title?|
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