A new entry in The Recruiting Matter – Mission to Save Eleanor – Rachael is behind Smith’s house and is trying to place the toy with items for Eleanor. But she has run into Charles Wayland. Mr. Wayland behaves in an unexpected fashion and the battle begins.
Rachael – in back of Smith’s house
Rachael managed not to gasp and swayed a bit and poked his chest saying “Hoy mate, ya startled me.” She had seen Wayland on campus and had some classes with him. She sincerely hoped that she was just one more face of the unwashed masses at the moment.
Wayland wrinkled his nose at the olfactory assault from the sewer, and said, “Lad, you need to head back the way you came. You could get hurt around here.” He looked at her more closely and his eyebrows raised for a second.
Rachael brushed his hands off her and said, “’m fin’ guv’. Jus need ta know where the shubway ish.”
Wayland looked her over and his eye set on the clock work for a second and looked up. “The other direction. I’d be fast if I was you. Strangers get hurt sudden like.” He looked past her and then towards the house and then said, “And I wouldn’t want that to happen to you.”
Rachael leaned on the nearby lamp post and said, “Thank ye, guv”
Wayland paused for a bit and said in a low voice, “If that stays in the gutter it will hit a grate in 50 feet. Wave a hand if you want it a bit closer to the grate?”
Rachael coughed and leaned on the lamp post and waved her left hand and then pretended to slip. Charles caught her and slipped to the gutter himself. He then said louder, “Careful there mate. I saw five of the biggest sewer rats around here. Came up right out of the ground. Now off…the subways is the other way ya’ drunk fool.”
From the door Rachael heard a stern voice command, “Wayland, is that drunk gone yet? Get back in here.” Rachael tipped her capped and stumbled in the other direction back to the man hole cover. She twirled around and watched as Wayland knelt to tie his shoe and placed the clock work right by the grate. She stopped next to Liam in the alley way with the manhole cover. She took a small swig and handed his flask back.
Liam capped it and hissed, “What the hell was that about?”
Rachael scratched her head and shook her head, “I’m not sure. Charles Wayland just made my job a whole lot easier. The cart’s in place.”
Liam fumed for a moment and then pressed his wrist and said into his chest, “Rachael says her cart is in place. Your play Charlie.”
Suddenly five bright beams lit up the sky. A second later, there was a burst of metal and flame.
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