Monday 6 June 2011

Intrigue - Part 2.1: Nothing Hidden

By reading any further, you state, that you are at least 18 years old.

The following content contains violence and situations, which might be offensive for some readers.
So be warned and do not read on, if James Bond like situations do not appeal to you.

‘Lucas’ was on high alert, when he heard the sound of an approaching helicopter. Had all his scheming been for nothing and had Harry figured out that all was a fake so soon?

He hid behind a car, cracked open the back lid and looked up, to see the helicopter. It came closer in a direct line to him as if it knew exactly where to find him. He evaluated his possible escape routes, where no helicopter might follow. He had well memorized all possible streets and routes, where no observation cameras were installed.

The small dot grew and with some relief ‘Lucas’ recognized it to be a military helicopter. No danger from that part so soon. They had announced major troup transfers and that pilot must have a soft spot for the sights of London, before he left for Afghanistan or some other crisis in the world.

There was no connection to him and he wondered how Harry would react. Would his curiosity win over his interest to hunt him down? His making it public that he, ‘Lucas’, was not dead, would make all Harry’s efforts to find out the truth obsolete, as it would leak out, as all the rest of their secret operations lately had and he most likely would not be the first to get hold of ‘Lucas’ for questioning. If anybody else would find him first, there would be no time for questioning him any longer as those forces sniffing around them would most likely want him dead. This was the reasoning, ‘Lucas’ depended on. He was sure Harry would come to the same result and that Harry’s curiosity about his real motives would win. The only weak spot in his calculations was, that this reasoning depended on Harry not being the leak himself and with what he had found out about him lately, he was no longer sure about that.

The helicopter indeed turned and in a straight line descended to disappear on the wide horizon over the Thames River.

With relief ‘Lucas’ left his hiding spot and continued on his way.

London - time to say good bye. He would not come back for a while, if he could help it. And as it seemed, at least for now, no-one would hinder his departure.
He took a deep conscious breath and slowly released the air again. Spring blossoms made the breeze sweet. He would miss London, as he had missed it during his time in Russia. Though his work schedule always had been harsh and left him no time for a private life, still the atmosphere of hectic activity the city emitted was unique to him.

He had never before recognized that he held sentimental feelings for the town. In Russia he had simply thought it was freedom he craved and that he wanted to evade further torture, but it was more than that. Here he felt at home, here was the place he grew up and had started to fight his way up in the world.

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  1. Wow, well-done video *and* chapter! I like how you synthesized your own footage with Spooks.

    The storyline is getting even more exciting, if that's possible. Lucas has to leave London? How sad. I feel the same way about New York City and hate the thought of leaving.

  2. @bccmee
    Thank you very much, bccmee!!!
    'Lucas' unfortunately must leave. He must save the world singlhandedly, now that all the world is against him. He will not have much time to feel homesick.
    And if he behaves well, especially towards me, I hope he once will be able to come back ;o)

  3. This is very exciting! I love Lucas, will never forgive the Spooks writers for destroying his character, so I am happy you give him the opportunity to save the world! :-)

  4. Poor Lucas is sad he has to leave London, right now no one can see LN walking around London is he is supposed to be dead... how about he comes to Madrid and saves the world from here ;o)

    OML :)

  5. @nietzsche999
    Thank you very much for your feedback, Nietzsche!
    I love 'Lucas' too. He is my hero and in my eyes much greater than the womanizing James Bond ;o)
    I just could not let him leave the scene with that strange exit in Spooks 9.8.

  6. @onemorelurker1
    Thank you, OneMoreLurker!
    I think, 'Lucas' will be most happy about your invitation to come to Madrid. The direction is not so wrong. He will come to the continent ;o)
    But as the writer never has been to Madrid (though it is on my must do-list), I fear Lucas cannot go right now either.