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Re: Aloe Goodbye

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"Where is he ? His mate man Fraser !" :twisted:
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Later that evening Debbie was relating the story that Sally /Vicki had told her, to a very attentive Detlef.

Detlef: " Do you know I have colleagues in Border Control who would give their eye teeth for the opportunity you just had."

Debbie: " I admire her for the determination she needed to get out from under. Fraser is a really nasty piece of work,but then we know what he's like .The last thing I want to do is put her at risk."

Detlef: "I understand; she told you this in confidence but from what I gather perhaps Vicki has the best protection possible , her friendship with Kenny Ames?"

Debbie: " You are probably right, she said the Spanish police obviously knew Frasers movements from Marbella to ,eventually Morocco,so it does point to someone informing them in advance.Ally never really trusted anyone and she heard him make a comment to Kenny when the police launch started to chase them implying he'd been dropped in it."

Detlef: " So what happened after they got to Tangiers?"

Debbie: " The police were joined by the Moroccan bobbies, and they were all taken to the local cop shop and put into separate rooms. They were questioned and then allowed to go.Vicki is sure it was a set up,and they were really only after Fraser .She told me that Oz was very protective when he found the police were sending her back to Spain. He had realised she was thinking of them as an item, so he gave her his lottery ticket after he found out they were all on a UK flight the following day except for her,Fraser and Ames, saying it meant she would not be obligated to any of the villains."

Detlef: " I am surprised to hear that. I understood he was not the romantic type back then."

Debbie: " My Dad has said as much, but that he changed a lot after being in prison .Since he met Ofelia however and they have Sofie he's a different man again."

Detlef: " So what happened to Vicki?"

Debbie: " Now it gets more interesting. The Spanish police escorted Fraser in handcuffs, back to Spain in their launch and two of their officers with Ames and Vicki followed after in the Sans Souci. It was during the journey back that Vicki and Ames made a plan. Kenny's problem like all the villains in Marbella was that he had left his assets when he fled the UK. In fact Ally had tried and failed, using Dennis as an unsuspecting cash mule for the same reason and he didn't want the same thing to happen. Kenny had a number of properties ,some in London and some elsewhere.He would have his solicitor draw up an agreement for some of them to be gifted to Vicki, gratis .Knowing that the revenue would be watching there could be no financial transaction. Vicki had given him the lottery ticket. She continued to make a couple of trips a year to Spain thereafter ,to visit friends."

Detlef: " I don't think it would be possible to pull off something like that now.The police over there are not as ,shall we say as flexible as perhaps they once were. Even so at todays values the ticket would be worth say £90K?"

Debbie: " A bit less, but it was a godsend to Kenny at that time and Vicki had properties worth three times that.I know this because she told me when she sold them the proceeds allowed her to buy premises and start her chain of Sally hairdressers and beauticians."

Detlef: " So what is Kenny doing now?"

Debbie: " Not in very good health apparently.Debbie says she is going to see him next week.He has a place up in the mountains and takes things very steadily.He still shows an interest in the Sally business,as a silent partner I should think."

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So if Vicki got the winning ticket, Barry and Hazel never got the other three ! :(
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The lads had planned a days' fishing when the opportunity arose ,and they are sat on the edge of a pier in Varadero.

Dennis: "Do you remember near the end of the Cuba gig we had an afternoon with the other lads just like this .Didn't catch much, but a canny day."

Neville : " Aye ,the conversation was inspiring as I recall ,we were considering the artistic merits of the tango."

Oz: " Bollocks,it was no such thing man,we were discussing the Republicans chances at the next US election."

Dennis: " Double bollocks ,you're both wrong I'll tell you what it was."

Oz: " Go on then clever shite."

Dennis: "It started with Barry saying something about the Far East."

Oz: " Oh aye I remember now."

Neville : " Shut up Oz let him finish."

Dennis: " Right.So Neville said how can it be the far East when we are closer by a few thousand miles. Then Oz said ' It should be the near East then ,' and Neville said 'That can't be right because Egypt is in the near East and it's no where near China."

Oz: " It's obvious man."

Neville: " Easy to say now mind."

Oz:" Bollocks."

Neville: " Double bollocks."



Across in Germany Chris has arranged to meet Detlef after his acceptance of Chris's proposal.

Chris: " You know that Kenny has been with us for years but there has been attrition as they say. I have lost some good guys ,friends, and I need to address the problem.I want you to work with Kenny for a while.He'll fill you in on how we operate. There is a lot going on that passes unseen,it's not just security for our hospitality and entertainment functions .We offer security services at a high level.From time to time we call on off-books help,mainly word-of-mouth referrals.Kenny has overall control of this.Many are known to him personally drawn from special operations world wide.In the Carribean we have contacts like Gary with HMG and Luis Sandoro for the Cuban side. Similar arrangements apply in other parts of the world. I spend more time now travelling, and I need help."

Detlef: "I'm not clear as to where I would fit in?"

Chris: "I was coming to that.We operate globally but CWN began in Germany, you know why, and now I have operational centres in Japan and India.I need another .I want you to look at plans for one in Europe or the USA."


Gary has a 'phone call informing him Jeffrey Grainger has not been seen for three days. The Jamaican police reoported recovering three bodies from Kingston harbour.Two Russians and and an oriental with significant tattoos that link him to a Triad organisation.

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Walking back after their day's fishing the discussion between the lads continues.

Oz: " So Nev, do you want a boy or a girl?"

Nev: "Really a boy would be great, but you know I'm used to girls,I guess I don't really mind."

Dennis: " I can just see you kicking a ball about and young Nev in the black and white stripes."

Nev: " Aye ,we'll see. Mind there's some canny lasses play football these days and .." Nev stopped in mid sentence.Dennis glanced across and guessed Nev was back in Newcastle with his daughters. A potentially awkward situation was avoided when Oz spoke up.

Oz: " Aye but I wonder if it's the same game these days ; look at the latest transfer fees,why lad I cannot see it meself."

Dennis: " I blame these middle eastern countries paying out such huge amounts of money."

Neville: " Don't you mean the near east Den?"

Oz: " Before you start on that again I'll tell you what Barry says, I texted him just now and he says it doesn't matter 'cos both expressions are used and they mean the same thing. So there."



Gary has had another telephone call from Graingers PA at the consortium offices .She told him the police have obtained tapes from some cctv along the route from the embassy and identified the car in which he was a passenger from it's CD plates.They recovered the vehicle from the scene of an accident along the route into Kingston. There had been a collision which rendered the embassy vehicle immobile. The other vehicle has not been found. She asked if Gary had any news and was clearly upset when he said nothing had come to light. Gary 'phoned Chris ,found he was out of the country and so spoke with Kenny.

Gary: " Hi Kenny I understand Chris is in Germany but I wondered if you could help?"

Kenny: " I'll try Gary, what's the problem?"

Gary: " Chris told me he'd transferred a couple of your chaps from watching Grainger to keep an eye out elsewhere. Do you know if they'd seen anything different about Grainger's behaviour, the reason for asking is he hasn't been seen for a few days now and the consortium are worried?"

Kenny: " I'll ask but anything really different would have been flagged up at the time he was under observation.You know he has an apartment as well as an hotel suite?"

Gary: " NoI didn't but I'm not surprised. I take it that his habits didn't raise any eyebrows then ?"

Kenny: " Gary we've seen it all before and Mr Grainger is not even in the premier league. However.."

Gary: " I wouldn't ask you to break any confidence Kenny .Could you ask Chris to get in touch on his return.We are all worried .It looks to me that he was taken from an embassy car by person or persons unknown , his two Russian companions were fished out of the harbour along with a gentleman identified by his Triad tattoos."

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Who's Lotta ? :?
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Moxey is not in a good mood and is in the process of reporting trespassers again to the local police.

Moxey: " Miguel it is getting worse ,now they are taking away material from the heaps. They ignore the notices you told us to put up. We expected some problems because it's such a big site but it's worse than the pilfering over at the aloe farm.I am getting really pissed off sergeant. I think I'll have a word with the truckers, there's big lad they call Geronimo, he's a Mescalaro and they tell me he can be very fierce if required."

Miguel: " Mr. Moxey please don't start a war.We have been out to see you several times and found nothing."

Moxey: " Miguel are you saying I'm lying?"

Moguel: " No, no Mr Moxey it is a big area and you know I have no staff."

Moxey: " I don't have an option but to do something myself.You know the consortium will not be happy if I have to tell them there is a problem on the site , and we all know this contract is very dear to the suits in Kingston."


Chris has returned from Dusseldorf and 'phones Gary.

Chris: " Hi Gary are you well,you left a message with Kenny?"

Gary: " Indeed ,and how are you?"

Chris: " Hoping to make my life easier now that Detlef has accepted the job."

Gary: " Really ,well that will go down well with several people over here."

Chris: So, there is a problem with Grainger?"

Gary: " Yes. He been missing for three days ,it's official now that the police have been informed by his employers."

Chris: " You asked if we had anything relevant from our previous obbo?"

Gary: " Quite. There is a mystery here. To be abducted from an embassy vehicle....."

Chris: " Yes my reaction is the same,it looks like it was planned.I would like a look at the car and the cctv if possible."

Gary: "I will have a discreet word with his PA ,we don't want to upset the local police."

Chris: "Let me know when we can start Gary."



Later that day Gary takes a call from a very upset young lady at Graingers office. A ransom note was discovered in the mail demanding $100K to be delivered by Mr Leonard Osbourne ."Would you know how to contact this gentleman Mr Turnbull .We have no record here ? They want us to post a message on our website before close of business today when they will tell us what to do next,and under no circumstances to inform the police. If that happens it will be very painful for Mr Grainger.Included in the jiffy bag was the little finger from Jeffreys left hand."


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... we don't want to upset the local Police. Or the Status Quo. :roll:
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Oz: " Would you like another drink Gary, it's not often we get to see you in person?"

Gary: " No thanks Oz one's enough for me at this time of day. So can I ask what do you think of the idea?"

Oz: " So, if I've got it right you want me to take a bag of money to somewhere we don't yet know and hand it over to someone we don't know, in exchange for Jeffrey Grainger?"

Gary: " In a nutshell ,yes. It was agreed with the kidnappers that when a pre-arranged message is posted on the consortium website, the time and place will be e-mailed by them to Graingers office."

Oz: " Any ideas where Gary?"

Gary: " Not really but I would guess Jamaica or it's environs, purely for logistics reasons."

Oz: " Another question I have to ask ,does anyone know why they asked for me?"

Gary: " I think your name must have come from Grainger but who knows under what cicumstances." Gary looked at Oz with raised eyebrows.

Oz: " They've obviously taken him for a reason and we think it's for ransom but why cut off his thumb?"

Gary: " I am told that the Chinese gangs have recently been specialising in hostage taking, as well as other pursuits, and this is in keeping with their normal practice.This is asking a lot Oz and I don't want to say that his life is in danger but, we think they must have had him under surveillance for some time. Ever since Lord Wharfedale died Grainger has been cosying up to a certain diplomat but the meeting the night of his abduction was unscheduled and, according to his PA ,arranged directly through Jeffrey. Mr Tishenko ,Jeffrey's new friend ,is known to us, his area of expertise is in demand by his masters, what our CIA friends call wet work."

Oz: " I know what that means but what has that got to do with Grainger?"

Gary: " We asked the same question and the best answer that Heathers' guys came up with was follow the money. It must be connected to the rare earth business somehow."

Oz: " Well we know Jeffrey's a greedy bugger he's been wanting his hands in that for a while so maybe those ship to ship transfers you picked up on are part of this?"

Gary: " Perhaps but it doesn't explain the ransom demand.Yet. Anyway my friend I take it you are up for this?"

Oz:" Aye ,he's a scheming sod but I suppose he's our scheming sod ."

Gary: " Good man."

Oz: " I'll just have to pack a bag and tell Ofelia..."

Gary: " I don't need to tell you..."

Oz: " Why no man ,I'll say we are off to make a video,I'll not mention the other business."

Gary: " Ok I'll wait in the car . By the way we'll have to go via the dentists."

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Dentist ? They going to put a bug in Oz's false tooth ? :idea:
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While Oz is in transit to Kingston a message is relayed to Gary from Graingers PA.They had received the expected email which directed Leonard Osbourne to the old railway station in Kingston, at 21.00 ,where he will board the first taxi he sees.The driver will give him a mobile 'phone .The message continued with a number Oz must ring to confirm receipt.

Oz was frisked by the driver and then 'phoned the number. He was told to exit the taxi and walk to the next block and board the taxi parked on the corner."Travel in the car until it stops ,'phone again and board another taxi." This was repeated a further three times.When Oz made his required call he was a little exasperated." Hey pal ,what's the big idea you've given me a right runaround.I brought this bag to do an exchange for Jeffrey Grainger." The expressionless voice informed Oz they had to be sure he wasn't followed."Please cross the road and make your way into the building which is illuminated."

Oz headed toward what looked like disused industrial buildings.The end unit had a dim light visible.The door was open .Oz walked in and was immediately grabbed,the bag taken from him as he received the good news to the back of his head.The lights went dim for Oz and he fell to the floor but still partially conscious. He could hear someone speaking but not clearly." Oth,Oth ,ith that you? Thank God." It was Jeffrey ,and he promptly began sobbing. Oz struggled to his feet to see a figure huddled in a chair and the two kidnappers on the floor counting the contents of the bag.
Jeffrey was clearly in a bad way, a lot of blood around a crude bandage on his left hand, one eye completely closed,a bloody mess where his nose was supposed to be, and no front teeth. Oz could also see that someone had paid a great deal of attention to his right knee which was similarly bandaged.

Oz : " Bloody hell Jeffers what have you been up to?"

Grainger: "They didn't believe me Oth, but they kept on doing it.I'm thorry but I couldn't think of anyone elth." He started sobbing again and it was too much for Leonard Osbourne.He turned to question them only to see they were on their feet and smiling.

" You have done well Osbourne.We have the money and you have your friend,but you have both seen us.We can not risk you going to the police." They both raised their guns one aimed at Oz ,the other at Grainger.This development really focussed Oz's attention ,he looked about for an escape route or a weapon when he heard someone cough and the door swing fully open. " Hello,hello is anyone there.Me and my mates are lost and we need directions." It was Moxey.
As Moxey clocked Oz the kidnappers who had turned toward the door were off guard . Oz launched himself at the nearest guy and shouted "Get the other bastard Mox." Oz's target was on the deck receiving robust attention of the Oz variety, the other kidnapper dropped his gun when Moxey pushed the Chocanaw special close to his face.

Moxey: " Sorry mate there are more of us than you."


Once Jeffrey was comfortable in hospital the extent of his injuries became clear.In addition to the amputation they had broken his teeth ,smashed his knee with a hammer and pulled a few fingernails.

Moxey: " Bloody hell you think they would have realised pretty quickly that he didn't have what they wanted."

Oz: " Aye but maybe they were the type who like dishing it out. Any way he's in the best place now. So Mox, do I need to ask how you found out about the adventure?"

Gary: " It's a long story but we enlisted Moxey's help when he told me a friend of his ,the Mescalero truck driver, believed the nosey parkers around the site spent time at these disused factory units and they were of Chinese extraction.

Oz : " Yes well the last time I saw a lad as big as him was in Arizona and they called him Johnny Kick Doors Down."

Gary: " Oz I hope you know that you never in any real danger because Heathers Spec ops guys were always right behind you courtesy of your recent dental work."

Oz: " Well I'll have to take your word for that bonny lad."

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Poor Jeffers. A Chinese extraction. :cry:
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Oz has returned home and Ofelia stares at the dressing on his head.

Ofelia: " What happened to your head. You finish the video early?"

Oz: " Er, well petal I have'nt been making a video. You see I was helping out someone and had a bit of as accident....." Oz never got to finish explaining.Ofelia was staring wide eyed and open mouthed.

Ofelia: " I know you husband ,I do not want lies. Tell me everything .Now." So Oz did as he was told and witnessed Cuban hysteria or anger,or maybe both.

Ofelia: " You FOOL.You could be DEAD and Sofie with no father.NO don't come near me. I can not believe you risk your LIFE so you can act the macho HOMBRE."

Oz had never seen her like this and was still thinking of of something to say when Ofelia picked up Sofie and stormed out of the house.



Back in Arizona Chip has been giving Wyman a tour of the extensions to the Casino and the new buildings around what he called the "Transporter Experience".

Chip:" If you want we can go see the accountant and get a rundown on performance.You guys did a good deal with Joe, renewing for another term.Even at a lower rate it's still a good return.Your friend Barry convinced us that using the Bridge as a holiday focus would be like printing money and he was right. Wy man I must ask if you are serious about Mel?"

Wyman: " Bloody hell Chip where did that come from,that's a loaded question isn't it, why do you ask?"

Chip paused before answering." Lainie and me we have different mothers and Lainie has strong thoughts about little Mai. You know Joe was not the best father but we had it better than Mel. Such problems were common ,broken families, runaway kids. It's better now. The casino helps everyone. It is not for me to say, she would not like me to speak for her, but don't hurt her Wy man. We all know you and we believe you and your friends are good people. I have already said too much."

Wyman walked back thinking about what Chip had said as he made his way to Charlies shack.The shaman was sitting in front of his tv as Wyman approached.He shouted " Wy man come here." Pretty good for a centenarian thought Wyman considering I'm still a hundred yards away.

Wyman: " Very impressive uncle Charlie.You have good hearing for one of your years."

Charlie: "My eyes are ok, I saw you on my cctv .I had it fitted last Spring." He switched off the tv,stood up and turned to face Wyman.He squinted and shuffled closer,raised his hand and pulled at Wymans beard.

Charlie: "You don't see many guys round here with face hair. Fashion statement?"

Wyman lost for words momentarily." I started it in the Bakken.It was easier, no body cared about appearance.Fashion statement ?" Wyman shook his head and laughed.

Charlie:" It frightens children round here. Did you talk with Mel? The big guy was with Joe last night." He sat down and closed his eyes.



Oz collars Dennis at work.

Oz:" Den can I have a quick word?"

Dennis: " Sure kiddah.Hey what's up with your head?"

Oz: " It's a long story but it'll keep 'till after graft. It's serious .I'll see you when we finish?"

Dennis: " Sure I'll be around."

About an hour later Den takes a call from Nev on site with Gus.

Nev: " Hi Den ,alreet?"

Dennis: " Sure Nev,what's up?"

Nev: "Have you seen Oz today I'm hearing he's had an adventure across the water?"

Dennis: " Y' kna I had a feeling something wasn't just right, but I'm seeing him tonight after work and I'll find out then."

Nev: " I just got wind that Heathers guys were in Jamaica and Oz was a hero.Let me know how you get on.I tried to 'phone him but no joy."

Oz brings Dennis up to speed on events over a beer in a little bar in the old town.

Den: " Cannot say I altogether blame the lass man.Bloody Norah are you bored or what? Grainger, of all the people for you to rescue."

Oz:" Den,Den man you didn't see him ,poor bugger."

Dennis:" That was after you accepted the gig. Anyway you say she left you a message?"

Oz: " Aye. On the answer machine at home.She's gone to her mothers and she says I went with a woman to Jamaica. I bet that's bloody Claudia. Anyway she finishes the message with Pru's having a baby, Dagmar has a new job and Chrissy and Tatiana are never around."



Wyman is having a struggle finding out about funeral arrangements from a Lainie who is clearly reluctant to part with the information.

Wyman: " Look ,all I want to do is pay my respects.It's the least I can do."

Lainie: " You are not family, you are not related.Why did you think you could attend? The tribe have decided the future for little Mai is with her own kind.She will attend a school with native children of her own age until she reaches sixteen."

Wyman: " I have to say you 've done a good job of excluding me from any future with Mai, and from any last contact with her mother."

Lainie: " They are of the Chocanaw nation.You are not.You have nothing of value to offer her. With you she would never get the proper tribal upbringing. You are in the white man's world even if you are not of it.She will be better with us, not with you. Believe me we have seen this before with mixed races. It never ends well.Wy man go away and leave her alone."

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Poor Oz. Be like being back with Majorie ! And as for Lainie, I hope Wyman doesn't take this laying down !!! PL8
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Den could see Oz was really upset. He went to the bar and ordered more beers.

Dennis: " Here kiddah,have a beer. Ye kna Oz up until the time you and Ofelia got together I can't think when you were more concerned about anyone, even that Ulli back in Germany."

Oz: " Den man ,I divvnt kna what to dee. I can see her point now and that makes it worse."

Dennis: "Oz, I cannot fault your reason for going to Jamaica but have you thought your lass might be more pissed off that you didn't tell her the truth ,that you took a risk ,a big risk,without her knowing? "
Oz looked at Dennis,eyes staring,mouth slightly open.
" Ye kna Den ye have the knack.Ye hit the nail straight on. She's feeling left out,the other lasses have their futures and I think there may have been a set back at the job she was offered."

Dennis: " Why man it's a classic situation and then she gans back to her mam's. Still it could be worse,it could be the other classic situation where you really did have a bit of stuff on the island."



Chris is having one of his regular updates with Chrissy.

Chris:" So the deal on the island is I am told, going smoothly unlike the REE job." Chrissy looked puzzled." Sorry Chrissy that's what they are calling the spoil heap job now, short for Rare Earth Elements."

Chrissy: " But I haven't heard anything about it?"

Chris: " We've just heard,it's connected to the aborted deal Grainger was involved with. There was this clandestine ship to ship transfer ,you heard about that, well it was interrupted and both crews were arrested and detained."

Chrissy: " Cal explained that the land process has been improved so the valuable part of the spoil is concentrated into a slurry,he said a bit like custard,so it can be pumped and that makes handling easier and lowers cost."

Chris: "True,and it also makes the cargo more attractive to the criminal element.That is why the cash flow has stopped.No deliveries no payment."



Moxey is chatting to Guy and Beatrice on the trip home from school. Neither had been too keen to go back to boarding and Chrissy had agreed with Moxey they needed some time to adjust after their experiences since their parents' death.

Guy: " I was talking with one of the boys in my class who is also fourteen,and he told me I might have to look for a job if I leave school next year.Is that right Uncle Moxey?"

Moxey: " Not unless you want to Guy. Most want to stay on at school at least until they are sixteen."

Beatrice: " See I told you he was wrong. That Fortescue is a pain in the arse."

Moxey: " Beatrice you better not let Chrissy hear you use language like that.Where did you pick that up?"

Beatrice: " Well Anna says it all the time ,and a lot of other words I'd never heard of."

Moxey: " Ok,ok, no more. Anyway what would you like to do when you leave school?"

Beatrice: " I would help Aunty Chrissy."


Moxey: " I'll tell her , she'll be very pleased to hear that. Guy what is it you want to do when you leave ?" Guy looked a little sheepish." If you didn't want me on the aloe farm I would ask Mr Irvine for a job in Scotland."

Moxey thought "Dear me these kids have absolutely no idea ."

" There you go you two,we're back. Go and see what Aunty Chrissy has got for you."



A few hours later Barry is sat at a table in the geographically convenient watering hole as it was christened by Barry , discovered recently on one of their sorties, another of Barry's terms.
Moxey returns with the drinks and looks at Barry who was gazing into space.

Moxey: " There you go mate ,have another, you look like you need it."

Barry: "Thanks Mox. You're right .I feel myself slipping back .I've lost my coping tools,into the co dependency mode. AGAIN."

Moxey: " Barry man listen to yourself,stop shouting .It's not like that at all. When we were in Cuba all that time ago you were in a very different phase of your life.Things are never as bad as they seem."

Barry: "Oh yes they are, they are, inevitably with my luck.I find out my business is going through the mincer,my wife is up to god knows what with her criminally insane sister who is probably on the FBI most wanted list ."

Moxey: "Barry,Barry,look at the facts.Tatiana confessed to you ,she was not party to Zoe's grand plan.She clearly took advantage of her relationship with Tatiana to get access to your IT system and of course then that bugger Trevor, and the rest is history."

Barry: " But Moxey why do I feel so betrayed?"

Moxey: "Barry kiddah it's all in your head.Tatiana is your wife,mother of Anna who adores you, even if she has a foul mouth,and it's because she cares that Tatiana told you all about it in the first place."

Barry looked at Moxey ,wrinkled brow and close to tears." Do you really think so Moxey?"

Moxey: "Look on the bright side mate,the police are bound to put Zoe away, and now that Tatiana is involved with Chrysalis I don't see her bailing out her sister in the near future."

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