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Post by 936trt » Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:12 pm

Nikki Myles caught a glimpse of Nev as she stepped inside the cabin and was visibly shaken by his appearance.

Nikki:” What happened, what’s wrong with him?”

Fraser:” Don’t worry Nikki he’ll be fine. Come in here and have a seat.” She glanced from one to the other ,saw Dennis glaring at her so addressed her response to him.

Nikki :” He’s your friend isn’t he, tell me what happened to him?” It was clear to everyone that seeing Nev in his present condition had given her a real shock. Den thought her eyes were just a little red and softened the tone of his response.

Dennis :”He’s just been given the worst kind of news and we’re all trying to deal with it Nikki.”Den looked at Fraser and lifted his chin in Nev’s direction.

Fraser :” Please miss Myles ,take a seat, join us ,you may like to try the wine ,under the circumstances?” He smiled at her and poured wine into a glass. She downed half of the contents before Fraser had returned the bottle to the cooler. She relaxed a little and sat down.” You told my assistant you know about the woman in Malaga jail?”

Nikki :” I do. I believe I can help in your search for her companion.” Fraser exchanged glances with Dennis.

Dennis :” How come you know about her?” Nikki snorted.

Nikki :” Come on Dennis, it’s my business to know these things. There’s a good story here ,I can tell.”

Fraser :” That may very well be so yet you have still to explain how you can help us.”

Nikki :” Really. You want to play games, then I’ll start by telling you I don’t intend to wind up entertaining miners in Peru like your last girl friend.” She smiled at Frasers tight lipped expression.” And I have no desire to sit in a camper van waiting for it to explode….” She paused and waited.Fraser chuckled.

Fraser :” I’m still waiting to hear what you came here to tell us Nikki. How-do-you-think-you-can-help-us.What is the problem you believe you can resolve, or are you here under false pretences?” He glanced at his watch and noted with some satisfaction a look of annoyance pass across her face. Dennis laughed.

Nikki :”It is widely known in the expatriate Marbella community that two women were jailed by your friend inspector Fredo. One pulled a gun on a VIP and the other was done for fraud but recently was to be released on parole .A little bird told me the wrong one was released, or was it the wrong one?”Fraser sighed and looked at Dennis with raised eyebrows, then glanced at his watch again.

Fraser :”Nikki, Nikki oh Nikki. How do you think this would help us. It is common knowledge in our circles .I think you have nothing.You came here to see what you could find hoping perhaps for another scoop. By the way how do you find working from home?” Dennis laughed again ,more loudly.Nikki scowled and stood up.

Nikki :” I came here with every intention to offer my assistance but all I’ve heard are insults. If you’re not interested I’ll take my leave.Thanks for the wine.” She turned to go and Fraser raised his hand.

Fraser :”Come on bonny lass, you did say you wanted to help, so tell me what it is you know that you think would help.” Fraser could see she was close to tears and this in itself was unusual for a hard bitten journo like Nikki. She stopped and paused before taking her seat once more.

Nikki :” I’ve known Linda Katrizky some time ,as well as her boss Heather Lane. Linda told me she wanted out from under a while ago so ,I agreed to help and we’ve been working on a story that would achieve her goal as well as mine .This story includes the aforementioned and also touches on Barbara Hunt, Tatiana Taylor and more recently Pru , our Neville’s other half.” At the mention of Pru’s name Neville sat bolt upright.

Neville :”What do you know about Pru, if you know what’s going on for heavens sake tell me?” Dennis had to restrain him.

Dennis :”Nev lad, take it easy, here have a drink.” Fraser interrupted.

Fraser :” No Den, don’t do that. I just heard someone come on board.” Dobro appeared at the door with a stranger.

Dobro :” Mister Fraser this gentleman says he’s a nurse and he knows you.”The visitor greeted Fraser like an old friend.

“Now then Alistair .This is our patient I guess?” He began to look Nev over, then suggested they go into the adjacent cabin. Fraser returned his attention to Nikki.

Fraser :”So Nikki ,you were saying?”

Nikki :”I gathered from Linda that Pru had been recruited last year by Heather Lane, but not without some difficulty. Much had been made of her previous involvement with the feds and there remained the possibility of her being a mole. Eventually it became clear her motives precluded any such notion.”

Fraser :”Don’t stop Nikki.” He smiled and refilled her glass.”It’s getting to the exciting part.” She sighed and sat back in her seat, nodding.

Nikki :”So to come right up to date we have to go back to the time before Pru took up her post with OED. She was recruited at that point by Heather Lane, joining that particular branch of our security service.Her initial brief was covert monitoring of embassy staff. Routine but necessary. Fast forward to Havana and a certain press liaison officer, one Tarquin Pearce. Heather was struggling with operations ,staff who were blown and known she said, and a growing awareness of the significant Chinese influence in Cuba.It was not unexpected owing to the cultural and political similarities between the two countries. During this time Pru became aware of the enormous, international scale of the Chinese operation and of course the rewards for those who stepped over the line, so to speak.”

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Re: Nevilles Dilemma

Post by Tracy » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:09 pm

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Post by 936trt » Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:14 pm

Dennis :” Rewards for those who stepped over the line. You mean she was planning this all that time ago?”

Nikki :” Linda told me all sorts of things, some gossip perhaps ,but mostly based on facts. For example in looking into Pru’s background Heather learned that the move to the gated community with you and Dagmar was considered to be one of the nails in the coffin so to speak.” Fraser noticed Dennis flinched on hearing this.

Fraser :” Did she use that exact expression Nikki?” Nikki was apologetic.

Nikki :” Sorry, that’s my fault ,I’m already writing the story in my head you see. No she wouldn’t have said that at the time but this is in the larger context of what Linda learned from Heather Lane which contributed to Pru's desire to move to the dark side.”

Fraser :” I will take some convincing that Pru would take such a risk.There must be other factors at play here?”

Nikki :”Let me finish Alistair. There are several telling instances. The dialogue she had with Jeffrey Grainger regarding the financial arrangements you made in the Caribbean, that had a dramatic effect on her, owing to the very large sums involved.Her primary interest in the money appeared to be in the influence and power it would bring. Linda used the expression -in thrall.”

Dennis :” All the time I’ve known her she never gave any impression of being power hungry.”

Fraser :” Nikki, are there any others who witnessed this kind of behaviour?”Nikki snorted and shook her head.

Nikki :” Apart from Linda probably only Heather Lane. Just bear in mind what she was trying to do. She sent an email to you and your pals describing Nev’s symptoms in such a way that you all assumed he had dementia.Yes?”

Dennis :” That’s true , I remember.”

Nikki :” Why do you think she did that, I’ll tell you why ,to throw you off the scent. She had already committed to a course of action, the modification of Nev’s diet was under way. They think the plan was there would be no part for Nev in her future.”

Fraser :” You really believe she was influenced by Jeffrey Grainger?”

Nikki :” It makes sense to me Alistair, he is a very personable chap, you can ask Sara ,I’m sure she remembers. “ She laughed. ”Pru came into his orbit more significantly probably during ,or shortly after the work he undertook for you in the Caribbean.” Fraser nodded at this.

Fraser :”Jeffrey has his uses . Nevertheless someone of Pru’s temperament should have been immune to his overtures I would have thought?”

Nikki :”Come on Alistair ,there’s no getting away from it ,he impressed Pru. She would see in him, the life of luxury she could have had. No more crying babies at the sea side, it’s Copa Cabana or Rio or sports cars along the Cote d’Azur.”

Fraser :”You can’t be saying she’s a victim ,falling under Jeffrey’s spell?”

Nikki :” All I’m saying is I can look at it from her perspective and believe how it could have happened .”

Dennis :” So what went wrong?”

Nikki :” It hasn’t gone completely wrong yet but I would guess the next steps are already planned and will have a decided Chinese flavour.”

Fraser :” How active a part do your friends believe Jeffrey has taken in this?”

Nikki :” They haven’t said so I don’t know, but I would guess he also may have an eye on the future in the Caribbean having witnessed events post Fraser.” Fraser was tightlipped .” But they speculated after Tatiana’s ploy crashed and burned.”

Fraser :”Really ,and what was this speculation ?”

Nikki :” That you would try to re establish control?” Fraser was gazing into the middle distance and slowly shaking his head from side to side.

Fraser :” I’ve heard all the arguments Nikki. The markets will always be there and so on ,it’s sadly down to human nature ,frailties ,appetites. Someone will always take advantage and grasp the opportunity.but not me .Not any longer.” Dennis was looking at him with a surprised expression on his face.

Dennis :” Is this a new Ally Fraser we’re seeing, a reformed character?”

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Post by 936trt » Sat Dec 03, 2022 5:15 pm

Fraser glanced down his feet before responding to Dennis’ question.

Fraser :” I have been exchanging letters with Sara Victoria for the last six months.” There was a significant silence in the cabin . Dennis and Nikki exchanged looks.

Dennis :”I guess you had some catching up to do?”

Fraser :” That’s how it started ,but she told me she was suspicious when her questions were either not answered or only very evasive comments were forthcoming. ” Nikki made an exaggerated sighing sound.

Nikki :” Aye bonny lad, it all comes back to bite you in the bum one day.”

Dennis :” Don’t be a clever shite Nikki, it doesn’t suit you!”

Fraser :”No Dennis, no she’s right . You know how I couldn’t believe it when I found out about her. So I did take some time explaining my history with Vicky .” Nikki interrupted.

Nikki :” I bet that took all of two minutes!” Fraser turned and looked at her. She was shocked to see tears in his eyes. She swallowed , then apologised . “ I’m really sorry Alistair.”

Fraser :”She wants to see me. I told her I would think about it. My first thought was to refuse. I felt ashamed . But she insisted. She believes if I really want to , I can change.” The cabin was silent again. Nikki and Dennis could hear Nev in the adjacent cabin. Phil poked his head around the door.

Phil :” Excuse me Alistair, I’d like to see him up at the clinic just to be on the safe side ,okay ?”

Fraser :”That’s fine Phil. Many thanks.” Fraser looked down at his feet again.

Dennis :” You must know there are problems in that neck of the woods.It’s not the most peaceful part of the world?” Fraser looked at him with wrinkled brow.

Fraser :” I know Dennis. Wyman was killed up there and Chris was wounded , but the place where she’s working is safe.”

Dennis :” Aye I suppose so. Father Ben told us there’s been a mission close by for over fifty years and they’re well liked by the locals . The major problem is the dispute over borders.”

Nikki :” For what it’s worth I was told it recently got a lot worse when fighting started over ownership of the mineral deposits.”

Fraser :” Anyway I don’t see anything to stop me going to visit Sara.” Fraser looked at Dennis and he smiled. Den was speechless .He couldn’t remember ever seeing such a happy expression on Ally’s face .This was a new perhaps unique image of Alistair Fraser .

Dennis :” I bet the last time you were near a church was that trip to Lindisfarne a few years back?” Fraser laughed.

Kenny Brown ‘phoned Chris to say he’d had a stroke of luck.

Chris :” So you came to the conclusion when you saw Tarquin that he was also shadowing Pru?”

Kenny :” I did and then realised I was wrong because who should turn up at the same house but Heather Lane !”

Chris :”Let me get this clear.Tarquin had been tailing Heather Lane and coincidentally she not only turns up in Chinatown but heads to the same house as Pru?”

Kenny :”Exactly.”

Chris :” Where are you precisely?”

Kenny :” I’m in a window seat at a cafe over the road from the Chinese Arch .It’s very impressive actually.”

Chris :” You can see Tarquin?”

Kenny :” Yes ,but I don’t know how long he’ll stay on the sidewalk now she’s gone inside. Oh, oh hang on ,a car has just pulled up and he’s getting in. What do you want me to do now boss?”

Chris :”I would bet they’re there for a meeting, probably with their paymaster, bearing in mind what we now know about them.Tarquin will be wanting to suss out their contact .It would be a major feather in his cap at DEA.”

Kenny :” I can see Pru has just left the building and is walking up toward St.James’s park.She’s not alone ,she’s with a Chinese guy.I’ll have to leave or she’ll see me.”

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Re: Nevilles Dilemma

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Did someone say Chinese ? :lol:

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Post by 936trt » Thu Dec 08, 2022 12:10 pm

Oz could hear a telephone ringing from the Fantasy film offices and went to investigate. There was no one around which was very unusual.He picked up the phone and Barry spoke.

Barry :”Hi Oz ,good ,I’ve been trying to reach you. I heard the bad news from Kenny Ames .I’m so very sorry about Brian.If there’s anything I can do just let me know.”

Oz :” We’re both in shock Barry, Sara’s beside herself .She doesn’t know what to do except that she’s not staying here.Too many memories.”

Barry :” Whatever you want Oz just let me know.You’re very welcome to come and stay with us if you think she’s up to it.I’m always here for you mate ,you know that.”

Dagmar has ‘phoned Dennis.

Dennis :” Hello pet ,alright?”

Dagmar :” No Dennis it is not. I have had Debbie shouting at me on the ‘phone .She says she can not reach Neville or Pru. What is going on?”

Dennis :”Calm down pet explain to me why she was shouting at you?”

Dagmar :” The children are upset , they want their parents ,I suspect Debbie is somewhat short tempered. Can you let Neville know what is happening?” Dennis had to try to explain in a measured way that Pru was in the wind and that Neville had been hospitalised after being poisoned.By Pru.

Dennis :” I guess this will go down like a lead balloon with Debbie, but there’s no way to sugar coat it petal.You could say Neville’s been taken ill and we can’t reach Pru, that will buy us some time?”There was pause before Dagmar replied.

Dagmar :”I’m sure you are serious Dennis. I can try to pacify her and explain you are concerned for Neville’s health and will be in touch as soon as you can. In the meantime I will offer my childminding services.”

Dennis had just finished his conversation with Dagmar when Neville’s phone began ringing. He handed it to Dennis shaking his head ,mouthing Barry’s name and looking embarrassed .

Dennis :” Hello Barry, it’s Dennis. Nev’s not up to talking at the moment ,he’s just out of hospital.It’s complicated. What’s up?”

Barry :”I hope he’ll be okay. It’s bad news Den. I’ve just heard from Kenny Ames and then I managed to reach Oz.They’ve lost the bairn ,Brian. He had an operation for a heart condition but never recovered.It’s really tragic Den. They’re both in a real state as you can imagine.What’s up with Neville?”

Den explained as best he could and promised to keep Barry up to speed as things progressed.

During his conversation with Barry, Phil had been helping Nev from the cabin and readying his car for his trip to the clinic in Berwick. Neville looked at Den and spoke quietly .

Neville :”Can you do me a favour Den and speak to our Debbie?” Dennis grimaced.

Dennis :”Nev I know what you’re going to say ,but how can I tell her what’s happened without putting the wind up her?”

Neville :”Dennis, there’s no way round this .It is what it is ,tell her I’ll be in touch as soon as my head’s on straight.”Nikki had heard this conversation and put her hand on Den’s shoulder.

Nikki :” I’ll go with him to Berwick Dennis, it looks like you’ve got enough on your plate at the minute.” Den looked surprised.

Dennis :” That’s very good of you pet, it’s true ,there is a lot going on at the moment.” He turned to Fraser. “ Ally are you serious about going see Sara Victoria?”

Fraser :”Never more so Dennis.I’m making arrangements to leave today.”

Dennis :”You do know that Christian Norris has lots of contacts out there.He could prove very useful .”

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