She noticed a guard approaching from her left. the line was starting to pile up behind her as well. She felt her stomach instantly start to bottom
out. She began to sweat profusely in the morning heat. What could she do now? When a voice from behind her said "hurry up and scan your card again
so robocop won't detain us all here
Of course! What was she thinking?! the guard was drawing ever closer, she took her badge and scanned it again. This time.....just as the guard arrived
at the check point, the badge worked and she got the green light. She smiled at the guard and hurried to the Janet airliner. She could not believe it!
She actually made it on the plane! As they buttoned up the plane for the short hop to Area 51, she just mimicked what everyone else was doing, so that
she would not look out of place. No one talked to her. They were all too busy reading the morning paper, drinking coffee. She thought to herself
"Who woulda thought that these guys just seem as normal as the guy next door?
", it really just miffed her.
As the plane took off, she started to realize the gravity of her situation. She was actually going to Area 51. She started to panic. What would she do
when she got there? Where did Miss so and so work at? The badge really did not tell her anything....she had no idea where to go. Now she was really
reaching maximum panic mode. She had been so busy planning the badge and getting through the gat, that she never really planned on what she would do
if she actually got through!
"Oh my God, I am so stupid! What the heck am I going to do?
She thought about just going up to the pilots door and knocking and admitting her mistake. She was in way over her head now. But it was too late. The
pilot came over the intercom "Prepare for descent to Dreamland
" Dreamland......wow, she was wishing that this was all just a dream now. It
was too late for her. She decided that she would just have to ride it out, and when she got off the plane, she would turn herself in. She knew she was
looking at jail time.....but WHAT A STORY TO TELL WHEN SHE GOT OUT!
As the plane landed and taxied in front of a hangar, she prepared to get off. Before she could do so, security troops entered the plane and told
everyone to remain seated. She knew something had happened and that they were there for her. She gave up quietly, and prepared herself for harsh
questioning, and a ride back to Vegas to the jail.
She was escorted to a secure room. No windows to the outside (but there was a two way mirror), one door, and one light bulb.....just like she had read
about. A voice came over a speaker in the room. They started asking her questions about how she did this, who she was working for....all the questions
that she had expected.
Then the questions took a more personal turn. They knew things about her, things that only her family knew. "Oh no
" she thought, "have i
involved my parents? Have they done anything with my parents?
". She could not bear the thought. She told them everything. She spilled her guts,
until there was nothing left to tell. the voice on the other end told her to sit still, and that someone would be with her in a minute.
She waited. The room was rowing hot. She could feel her face becoming flush with sickness. Then, from the other end of the room, what appeared to be
two men in uniform came in. She could not make out their faces due to the lighting in the room, but she could tell that they were military, and males.
She said to them,
"I am really ready to go home now. I know I was wrong for what I did, but I am ready to leave now. I feel sick.
One of them said to her.
"Well Hanna, that is going to be easier said than done I am afraid. You see, you are the first one to have been able to penetrate our security,
and actually make it this far. We never thought to change the badging system, because believe it or not, we just did not figure that there was anyone
out there with enough balls to pull off what you did.
She began to get nervous all over again. A fear that she had never really felt began to permeate her very soul. As she sat there, she started crying.
the other male figure began to speak up now. He said,
"There there tiger, no need to cry over spilledmilk. You just got in over yor head. You know, you really should have stopped while you were ahead
at the airport when you took the picture of you and your buddy Bodie by the plane. But you just had to push it.
That voice, she thought....it is so familiar. No one has called me tiger since I was a kid....
The man continued, "We have your buddy Bodie in the other room. We will get you two together just as soon as we can. But rest assured
" and he leaned his face into the light, "neither one of you is leaving this desert alive.
As she looked at his face, the horror struck her like a ton of bricks, as she screamed....
2nd part of the story added to the first to make it one entry
The End of The Road....
[edit on 15/9/09 by masqua]