Day 4 - 30 Day Writing Prompt Challenge
Day 4 - “Sorry, but we can’t insure you for a journey like that.”
Cody Jordan heard a noise in her apartment. Cody lives alone. She always slept on her stomach with her hands under her pillow, where she kept her gun, for moments like this. She grabbed the gun. She waited to hear the noise again. Silence. Cody knew someone was in the apartment. She rolled over and sat up quickly. No one was there. She sighed and lowered the gun. Maybe she was being paranoid. She had been working undercover in the drug unit for the FBI. Her cover was almost blown, but she was able to get away. Cody had been given a few days off. She put her feet on the floor and stood up slowly. Cody stretched, gun still in hand, before heading into the living room. No one was there. She started to relax a little, but then she noticed it. A yellow envelope in front of her door. She walked over to the door and looked out the peephole although she knew no one would be there. She picked up the envelope and walked over to the couch. When Cody opened the envelope and saw what was inside, her face grew very pale.
"We were wrong," Cody said. She had stormed into her boss’s office. His secretary stood behind looking apologetic.
"It’s okay, Marcus. Closed the door on your way out," the boss said. Marcus nodded and did as he was told.
"Wrong about what, Cody?" he asked.
"Wrong about my cover being blown. It was," she handed him the envelope and sat down in front of his desk.
"Is this your sister?" he asked, looking at the picture that had come in the envelope. There was also a letter demanding all the evidence that Cody had gathered against the drug smugglers be delivered in 48 hours or her sister would be dead.
"Yes," she said. "What are we gonna do, Frank? Is there anything we can do?"
"If we send a team, she’ll be killed for sure," he said.
"What if I go? Alone?" she asked.
"I’m not sure about alone. Maybe take one other agent with you. Have him or her in the shadows. If you don’t take the evidence with you, they’ll kill both of you for sure."
"What if I just bring copies? They didn’t specify the original evidence," Cody said.
"They didn’t have to and you know it," Frank said.
"Well, I’m going to go after her. I can’t leave her there to die," Cody said.
"I understand," he said. "I can’t officially tell you to take an agent with you, but I strongly suggest it."
"I understand," Cody said. She stood up.
"Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like this," Frank said.
Cody nodded. She left the office. She knew exactly who was crazy enough to go with her to Mexico and get her sister back. She called him.
"Johnny Tuturro! What are you doing for the next two days, my friend?"