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Jack's looking through the empty boxes of weapons, tape measure in hand. Measuring the dimensions of the supports in the boxes, he can get an idea of how large the weapons were that were packed inside, and he's not getting an encouraging picture.

Frustrated, he turns around, snapping the tape back into its case. Dammit, he wants to be moving, to have a clue where the hell these guys were, instead of just staying here, picking through the pieces. But it looks like they're stuck, at least until CTU comes through with sattelite or CalTrans footage showing where the hostiles are headed.

Dammit, what's taking them so long?

Date: 2007-06-14 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theredshirts.livejournal.com
The sharp sound of a cellphone clicking shut from behind him as Doyle's grin twists slightly. Why wouldn't they pick up? This wasn't right--not at all--and that didn't sit well with Doyle.

"Hey Jack--You having trouble reaching CTU?"


Date: 2007-06-14 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
"Yeah," Jack, says, a little warily, getting a gut feeling about this. It's not a good feeling, either. "They didn't mention any problems with the phones or anything last time you got through?"

Date: 2007-06-14 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theredshirts.livejournal.com
Doyle shakes his head--as anal as they were about everything, they'd have surely informed him... right?

"No, they didn't."

The metallic synthesized sound of a telephone ringing--

Doyle grimaces at his phone as it goes off, nodding to Jack, he whispers "Division". Nodding his head, Doyle began to carry on a conversation that involved the person on the other end talking and Doyle rolling his eyes and grunting in a surly fashion for affirmation. Until he suddenly exclaimed:

"...Fuck! Fuck! Fuuuuck!"

The phone slammed shut while the woman on the other end was still talking.

"Jack, we got a situation. There are terrorists at goddamn CTU. We're to report to Division immediately for briefings, meetings, and lots of talk."

Doyle didn't exactly sound pleased about Division's response.

Date: 2007-06-14 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
Jack feels as though all the blood in his body has rushed down to his feet. Terrorists in CTU and oh God, all those people in the building, Chloe and Michelle still in the building--

Tony would never forgive me if I let anything happen to Michelle and the baby.

"They're not sending a team in right away?" he asks, though he knows the answer already. At the very least, Division will want schematics of CTU, sattelite coverage and an action plan before they go in, and that's only if they don't try to make contact with the hostiles and talk them down first.

He's about to turn toward his car when another thought hits him, one that makes him feel even more nauseous. "Do they know if the nuke is there?"

Date: 2007-06-14 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theredshirts.livejournal.com
Doyle nodded grimly as he headed towards his own car. It was time for action.

"They brought the nuke with them."

Date: 2007-06-14 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
"Fuck," Jack says under his breath, and somehow it doesn't seem anywhere near strong enough an expletive for the situation. "I'll meet up with you there," he calls over his shoulder as he sprints to his SUV.

No, not another nuke, not Chloe, not Michelle, sonofabitch, this can't be happening, how in the fuck did they even get into CTU, I have to do something--

I have to do something.


As he pulls the driver's door open, he already knows he's not heading toward Division.

Date: 2007-06-14 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theredshirts.livejournal.com
Doyle knows enough about how Jack works to know that it's unlikely that he'll just head to Division as ordered.

Wherever Jack's going, he's going too.

Date: 2007-06-14 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
Climbing into his SUV, Jack hits the gas before reaching over to where his cell is mounted on the dash, finding Michelle's home number. He dials using the hands-free system, listening to the phone ring. "Come on, pick up, pick up..." No answer; it goes to voice mail. He tries Chris' cell; again, no answer.

"Dammit!" he says, smacking his hand against the wheel. Fuck, he needs to know that Chris didn't decide to go back to CTU, to tell her to get as far from CTU as she can, though if she's gotten the message from Division, he knows that's not likely.

Shit, he can't waste time trying to call Chris with no answer, instead this time he selects Kim's name from the list, as he speeds through an intersection.

Date: 2007-06-14 03:06 am (UTC)
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Kim's on her way back from Trish's. Chase was too tired to watch Angie and she dropped them off at his sister's. She doesn't want to go back to CTU, but she doesn't have a choice and that third bomb is still out there.

If she allows herself to think about who else is at CTU, she won't be able to concentrate and it still seems so impossible even as the facts keep pointing to one inevitable conclusion.

Buchanan called her and informed her of what was happening with Caiti and Christopher. Not her dad. And she's tempted to ignore the phone as it rings.

"When were you going to tell me?" She demands without a hello.

Date: 2007-06-14 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
Jack blinks, surprised by the anger in her voice. With the news he's just received, he mistakenly assumes she's talking about the takeover of CTU. "I only just found out, Kim. I just got back into my car."

Date: 2007-06-14 03:35 am (UTC)
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She forces herself to try to be civil. "No, you're lying, you saw Caiti this morning and Christopher and you didn't think I - " she breathes out, realizing that she's failing at being calm.

"I'll see you when I get to CTU." She's tempted to hang up, but stays on the line.

Date: 2007-06-14 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
Jack resists the urge to smack his hand against his face; it's probably not a good idea as he's driving at the moment. "I'm sorry sweetheart, I got distracted and..." He sighs.

"I thought you were talking about the news from Division. You can't go to CTU; they're setting up a command post a few blocks away and cordoning off a perimeter," he says, his tone urgent.

Date: 2007-06-14 03:40 am (UTC)
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She's about to argue that being distracted is a terrible excuse for not mentioning that Caiti was still alive and she thought he'd agreed to keep her more in the loop on things when the rest of his words sink in.

"What are you talking about? What's happening at CTU?"

Date: 2007-06-14 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
"The last cell...they were in L.A. They've taken over CTU and they have the last suitcase nuke with them," he says, feeling sick to his stomach at the thought of all the people still in the building. Of Chloe, of Michelle...

God, he can't let anything happen to them. There has to be some way...

Date: 2007-06-14 03:50 am (UTC)
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CTU's been taken over, they have a nuke...

The phone begins to slip out of her hand and the car swerves to the right, almost going off road. She jerks the wheel back to the left too hard and makes a quick right to avoid a head-on collision. Her car stops on the side of the road and she keeps one hand on the wheel as the few cars driving past her honk loudly. It's hard to hear for a moment over the pounding of her heart.

"Dad, I - I guess I'll see you at the post." She looks ahead, not admitting to herself that she's waiting to see a flash of light.

So many people are going to die and Division won't do anything. Something in his voice tells her that he's not going to accept orders.

"You're not going to the command post, are you?"

Date: 2007-06-14 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
He's silent for a moment, wondering how useful it'll be to lie to her. Finally he answers with a simple, "No, I'm not."

Date: 2007-06-14 04:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agirllost
"I'm going with you," she answers in return. Chase and Angie won't understand, but she doesn't want to live in a world where LA's decimated. She doesn't want to survive and know that she didn't do everything possible to stop the bomb from going off.

Date: 2007-06-15 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
"No you're not," Jack says, just as quickly. There's no fucking way he's letting his daughter anywhere near a nuclear bomb. He's tempted to tell her to get out of the city, but then that's going to be pushing it even more. "You're going to the command post and following whatever orders they give you."

Date: 2007-06-15 03:12 am (UTC)
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"If the bomb goes off, how much difference is a few blocks going to make?" Her hand clasps the wheel. "They won't be expecting what I can do."

Date: 2007-06-15 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
"What about Angie?" Jack asks, perhaps sounding a little more pleading than firm now. He knows she has abilities no one from his world could even dream of, but she's still his daughter. The instinct to keep her as far away from this as possible is still uppermost in his mind.

Date: 2007-06-15 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agirllost
A chill goes through her at the thought of never seeing Angie again, but, if Kim does nothing, she'll be letting her daughter grow up in a world where the bad guys win without a fight.

It's not a fair question for him to ask. After all, he never refused a mission because it was likely to get him killed and he'd been willing to die when he called her from that plane. Her safety is always important to him, but, her emotional well-being is always a low priority. She knows he holds her to a different standard, but she made her choice a long time ago.

Arguing is wasting time and bringing up memories that will only make her more upset.

"You can't go in there alone," she tries another tactic. "You'll fail and I'll have to live with the consequences. I - you can't ask me to go somewhere safe, not this time, you can't ask me to sit and wait. I'm either going in there with you or I'm going in on my own...but I'm going."

Date: 2007-06-15 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
Jack's hands tighen on the steering wheel, his jaw clenched. He wants to tell her that no she's not, but he can hear the determination in her voice and doesn't have any doubt that she'd do what she says. She's not his little girl anymore; he can't give her an order as a parent and expect her to follow it, when it goes against her own judgement.

"Fine," he says, tersely, "I'll meet you at the roadblock six blocks due south of CTU. And what kind of shoes do you have with you?"

Date: 2007-06-15 03:31 am (UTC)
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She loosens her grip on the wheel. "I'm wearing flats, but they'll work." She thinks about the sneakers that she left in her locker at CTU. "Dad...I won't let you down."

Date: 2007-06-15 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] action-antihero.livejournal.com
Well they're better than heels, particularly considering where they might have to go to get past the perimeter and into CTU. "I know you won't," he says, his tone softening. "Look, I...I have to go. I'll see you when I get there."

Date: 2007-06-15 03:35 am (UTC)
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"Okay, I'll see you soon," she presses end and tries to clear her mind of everything but her mental map to the meeting place. She edges back onto the road, still waiting for the mushroom cloud.

Angie. She should call Angie and Chase and Trish...no, she can't, she can't call them and say goodbye, because they're not going to fail and she won't even let herself think of the possibility. If she does she'll stop the car and not be able to get over the fear and her dad will die and Chloe and Michelle and a chunk of LA.

Moiraine told her about how her world is at war, and she remembers being in The Second Age and seeing how it was peaceful and serene and feeling so safe, and wondering how things could have changed so rapidly and completely. And she was taking lessons from one of the architects of that change, and had ignored all the signs, and if Christopher is responsible for...no.

She's seen all the hate, distrust, anger, and desire for revenge on the news, she's heard it in Behrooz's voice and felt it in their link, and if another bomb goes off, there will be no stopping the world from becoming a very different place.

She focuses on the road ahead of her. The highway's almost empty even after 11 AM. People trying to go back to work, rescue workers on the way to Valencia and surrounding areas, army trucks at the off-ramps, and if they fail, this will be just the beginning.

A rosebud opens behind her eyes, but try as she might, she can't keep the doubts from seeping through.

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