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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.75

“What do you think is going on up there,” Jamie bit her lower lip as she followed Vixen and Tigress into the underground safe room.

“Don’t worry Jamie, the boys have been through worse.”

“Yeah,” Vixen shook her head and gave a wry smile, “but when was the last time the sun was blotted out, Kaye.”

“Ryu and Aaron will be able to handle things just fine,” it sounded like she was trying to convince herself as much as Vivian and Jamie, “we just need to keep moving and take advantage of all the time that the boys can give us.”

The three women finally reached the bottom of the staircase, “Ah, home sweet home,” Vixen said sarcastically as she ran her hand across the table that was in there, and rubbed the dust off her glove.

“Well, luckily Aaron doesn’t have to use this very often...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.74

Capin removed himself from the center of the room as Jaime crouched beside Aaron. Collapsing into the chair he could feel the weariness catching up to him in the weight of his own body. He pinched the bridge of his nose. There was a dull ache stretching back through his skull. All the excitement up until now had managed to assuage the headache. Or at least keep it at bay. He reached into his coat and pulled out his communicator, thumbing it open.

“Jenna…” he answered the familiar beep. The com repeated the name, pausing another few moments as the signal went through its encryption. A few quick rings and her voice came through.

I’m here…

“Our first step in the right direction today.”

I’m sorry?

“Nothing. I’m sorry...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.72

“Here drink this,” the Dapper Detective said as he handed Jamie a large cup of tea. He looked at Kaye, then to Bluewolf. Capin placed his hand on Jamie’s shoulder and squeezed it gently, “Okay tell us everything.”

Jamie took a deep breath and a sip from the mug. This time tears didn’t well up in Dr. Jamie Harris’s eyes, but a palpable feeling of anger washed over her, “I was in the ER at Garrison General, when these freaks wearing dog faced masks come busting through the wall. They said they were after me, and I tried to lead them away from the innocent folks. The next thing I remember is waking up at the Hammerstone estate and seeing Corin’s uncle. He was standing there with some weird expression on his face. When I asked him if he had been kidnapped to, he laughed...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.70

A few quiet moments passed. “What do you think they’ll do?” The two dark suit clad men stared down the hallway to the first corner Jenna and Wolf had taken.

“Couldn’t tell you, Doc.” Capin’s jaw opened in a yawn. He covered it with his fist. “What would you do if you found out your little brother was secretly working for the bad guys?”

Mid-Night Man shook his head. “Jesus.”

“Yeah,” Capin replied, nodding, “but we’re the good guys. Whatever they decide, when word gets out…” He looked down, “When word gets out, what they do is probably going to be the least of his worries.”

“Jesus,” Mid-Night said again.

“Yeah.”

The two of them fell back into silence for a while longer, two shadows on the wall as Strategoi moved around them, up and down the halls. After a while Corin freed himself...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.68

“My children our time is now,” the words of Ak-Fet Sur came from the lips of Samuel Hammerstone,”I have tired of TAROT’s excuses. They promised if we were patient and help in their plans, they would deliver the Mid-Night Man to us and I could then reclaim the power that has been stolen from me, but instead they brought a mage, and a fool to me, nearly exposing my secret and ruining my plans. They carry no capital with me anymore my children. We shall move forward and retake my power ourselves. Go my loyal servants, find the girl Dr. Jamie Harris and bring her to me. We shall use her to bring the Mid-Night Man to us.” There was a roar of approval as Ak-Fet Sur’s minions cheered his words.


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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.51

“Lucy, I’m home,” Corin said in his best Desi Arnaz impression as he stepped out of the shadow made by his bedroom closet door, “and boy have I had one hell of a night. I just wanna get some serious rest,” Without changing Corin flopped face first on the bed his fedora flying off his head onto the floor below. Jamie walked into the room with a wry smile on her face.

“Wake up hero boy,” she said while she picked up her foot and lightly kicked Corin in the seat of the pants.

“Don’t wanna wake up, almost got shot and blown up tonight too tired. Go night-night now,” Corin said, his voice muffled by the pillow.

“We gotta head in to work.”

“Wha, why?” Corin turned his head away from the pillow.

“Due to some trouble at the docks,” her voice dripped with sarcasm, “they need extra support ...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.38

“Jamie pick up. Look, I’m sorry. With everything that has been going on lately, I was just being a total ass, and I realize that. Please pickup. I am so sorry,” The answering machine beeped as it reached the end of its allotted time. “Damn it,” Corin swore as he hung up and threw the phone hard into the cushions of the couch. He felt incredibly stupid for the way he treated Jamie last week. All the signs had been there for years, but he was too consumed by med school or work to notice. He just wished he could have the word co-worker back. The whole situation had made his life a living hell. Most of the female staff was extremely cold and the other was just plain ignoring him. Corin stared at the floor for a few minutes...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.32

As Corin rode in the back of the ambulance with one of the wounded the scene from earlier in the evening kept playing in his mind.

“Hey Doc, why don’t you go help the wounded before this fog clears off.”

“But, how… Who…?”

“I have this handled. There are people out there that you are better equipped to help. We’ll talk later.”

How did he know who he was? His face was covered as always, how could he tell? Plus the fact that he had snapped the cord from that lamp as easily as he did bothered him as well. As Corin drifted further into his own thoughts, he was brought back to the moment by the EMT in the back of the ambulance with him.

“Doc…Dr. Graves are you okay?”

“Huh, oh, yeah I’m fine.”

“It looked like you had gone into shock there for a minute.”

“No, I’m okay...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.25

In the movies, when a group of terrorists integrates into a large group of people in order to relieve them of their valuables en masse, take hostages, rob a bank, or any of a number of sundry activities such groups are prone to, they fire off half a clip into the air. There is general pandemonium for a few moments before the gun-toting rabble assure the crowd that ‘no one will be hurt.’ As long as everyone stays calm and follows their every direction, that is. In real life, the general population does not follow instructions from a director – much less a group of armed individuals. Those few, who weren’t paralyzed by fear, were running in every direction for the nearest exit. In those instances, object lessons are usually required.

Aaron’s heightened sense of hearing picked out Alexandra...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.22

Corin rang the doorbell to Jamie’s apartment. He hated it that his uncle would drag him off to these things, and he hated it even more that he had to drag Jamie along this time. As the door opened however, his attitude changed drastically. Jamie stood in the doorway wearing a smoke gray, floor length, satin gown slit up to her mid thigh. The top of the dress hung off only her right shoulder. Her blond hair was curled to perfection and bunched around the top of her head. Corin’s mouth dropped slightly as he looked at his best friend. Jamie smiled devilishly as she put her hand on the bottom of his chin and closed his mouth. “Easy tiger, don’t have a heart attack.” She purred as she took the bouquet he had bought for her.

“You look….,” Corin stammered on his words,”amazing.”

“You d...

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