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~*~*Chapter 46*~*~

The seconds passed by no one said a word since Linc had shot Don. Sara was still on the floor looking a Don in shock, as she hadn’t quite processed everything that had just happened. Once Michael realized what had happened he quickly made his way over to Sara and kneeled down beside her and cupped her face. “Are you alright?” he asked her as he observed her physical state.

Nodding her head she leaned into him and rested her head on his shoulder doing her best to remain strong. Wrapping his arms around her he held her close and pressed his lips against her soft auburn hair. While holding her, his gaze he turned to his brother who was now moving over Don’s body for anything that could help them. “You have great timing Linc” Michael said to his brother.

Looking up from Don’s body Linc gave a small smile and gave a small nod. “We should get going, FBI is swarming this place,” Linc said as he stood up and held his gun out. Michael nodded and slowly stood up along with Sara who was still shaken up from what had happened. As the walked away Michael did his best to block Sara’s view of Don’s body as they made their way out of the warehouse.

Linc pushed open the front door and the area was covered in FBI and law enforcements. Red and blue lights were flashing as the three made their way through the crowd. They saw agents dragging out the men involved in hostage situation and putting them in the black SUV’s to transport them to Division. As Michael looked around he saw Agent Self leading Nick Savrinn to a SUV several feet away. At one point both Nick and Michael made eye contact from across the yard. Michael tightened his hold on Sara as he watch Nick being led away while he kept his gaze on Michael. When Agent Self reached the car he opened that back door of the vehicle carefully assisted Nick as he climbed into the back.
“Lets go” Michael said softly to Sara as his hand rested on the small of her back leading her to Linc’s SUV.

As Michael and Sara made there way to the vehicle, Linc turned to talk to a few agents. He watched as their suspects are hauled over to the SUV’s and then sees Agent Whistler and Agent Lugo walking towards him. “So is she alright?” Whistler asks as he glances as Michael who had just opened the back door for Sara.

“She’s a little shaken up but that’s to be expected” Linc told him as his hands were on his hips. Both Whistler and Sofia nodded as they glance over at Sara who had her hands cupping the front of her face.

“We’re going to have to question her at some point” Sofia told Linc.

“That can wait a night, she’s been through hell and waiting until morning isn’t going to hurt anyone,” Linc told them.

“I’ll inform Agent Mahone” Whistler stated before him and Sofia took off. With a sigh Linc nodded and then turned back towards the SUV and saw Michael sitting in the passenger seat looking into the back no doubt talking to Sara. He walked over the vehicle and opened the driver side door and climbed in. “Alright lets get out of here” Linc said as he backed up the car and drove off.

~*~*~*~

He had been sitting in the dark for god knows how long now. His hands were cuffed behind his back as he sat in a chair pressed against the wall. He struggled to free himself as he managed to pull his stainless steel watch apart to use the pins from the band to try and uncuff himself.

He wasn’t sure what was going on, on the other side of the door but he knew he had to get out of there and fast before things got more complicated. As he worked desperately to free himself he scrunched up his face as frustration was starting to get the best of him. Suddenly when he heard the click he felt some satisfaction as the handcuffs slid off his wrists. Quickly getting to his feet he took the two large steps to the door and swung it open.

Making his way down the hall he saw Sucre coming towards him. “Hey what are you doing Kellerman?” Sucre yelled as he made his way towards Paul.

With fast reflexes Paul swung his fist at Sucre and watched him tumble to the floor, he stepped over Sucre and sprinted towards the door only to run into two other agents.

Paul came up behind one of them and reached for their gun. “HEY!” the agent said as he realized his gun had been removed from his holster.

Pointing the gun at them Paul slowly moved backwards towards the door as he kept his eye on the two agents.

“Look Agent Kellerman we can help you just put the gun down!” the agent with his gun said as he pointed it at Paul.

“Don’t move!” Paul ordered as he opened the front door of the apartment and slipped out. Once he was in the clear he took off running towards the stair well. Running down the flight of stairs two or three steps at a time as he made his way to the main level. Pushing open the exit door he made his way through the front entrance and through open the front door and ran out.

“Where do you think your going?” Paul heard someone say that made him stop in his tracks.

Turning around Paul looked as Agent Sullins standing there with his hand on his gun. “We’ve been looking for you Paul.”

Paul gave a chuckle and shook his head. “Yea well you can thank Burrows and Scofield for that as the kept me tied up!” Paul said as he still held onto the gun firmly. “Now if you don’t mind there are a few things I have to take care of,” Paul said as he started to walk pass Sullins.

Not letting him get to far Sullins stepped in front of Paul to prevent him from going far. “What kind of things?”

“Well first of all I haven’t showered and my goldfish hasn’t been fed in a few days,” Paul said as he glared at Sullins.

“Agent Kellerman we have reviewed your records and they show that you have uploaded some very confidential information about Division and it’s agents. Care to explain that?”

“I'm not going to listen to this shit!” Paul snarled and shoved passed Sullins.

“The only place your going is back to Division!” Sullins yelled as he slammed Paul against the wall.

“What hell Sullins? You can’t be serious, I’m getting arrested and Burrows and Scofield disobey orders and on the side Scofield gets to fuck his assignment every night and they get off scot-free!” Paul snapped at Sullins as the side of his face was pressed up against the wall.

“I’ll deal with Agent Burrows and Agent Scofield” Sullins said. “Now Agent Brinker take him to Division to be interrogated!" He said to his agent as he handed off Paul to Brinker. He watched as Paul was taken away and then made his way up to Sara’s apartment to wait for Burrows and Scofield to return with Sara.

~*~*~*~

When Linc pulled up to Sara’s apartment the three of them slowly got out and walked towards the front doors. “You okay?” Michael asked Sara as he rubbed her back.

“Yea, I’m fine” Sara said as she gave Michael as small smile. As the three walked through the front door Sara looked over at Linc who kept his head down and remained quiet. He hadn’t said anything to her or even looked over at her since everything went down in the warehouse.

Suddenly Michael got a call on his cell phone and quietly excused himself for a moment leaving Linc and Sara standing on one side of the hallway. Crossing her arms over her chest she bit her lip and stared at her feet. Linc also remained quiet and leaned against the wall.

Out of the corner of her eye Sara glanced at Linc, as he seemed just as nervous as she did. Taking a deep breath and swallowing hard Sara turned to look at Linc. “I want to thank you,” she said with a little hesitation.

Linc looked up at Sara for the first time, as he was shock by her sudden comment. “Hey you were in trouble and there was no way I was going to let you get hurt if I could help it.”

Sara looked back at her feet but nodded. “Either way thanks.”

Linc let out a sigh and pushed his body off the wall. “Listen about what happened yesterday and how I acted…”

“It’s okay you had every right to be mad” Sara told him but Linc shook his head.

“No, I overreacted. I thought you two were fooling around and jeopardizing Michael’s career, but when Nick kidnapped you Michael was… Well let just say I have never seen Michael so distraught. He really cares about you and it was my fault you ran out, I would have never forgiven myself if something happen to you” reaching out Linc touch her arm and Sara gave a small smile.

“I care about him too,” Sara told him.

Before Linc could say anything else Michael returned. “Okay we got a problem, apparently agent Sullins is up in the apartment” Michael said.

“What does he want?” Linc asked.

“I don’t know but Paul is being transported to Division as we speak.” Michael said

“Well we better get up there” Linc said and then the three of them made their way to the elevator.

As the elevator door opened on Sara floor the three of them got off the elevator and made their way over to Sara’s front door. Linc stepped forward and turned the handle on the doorknob and pushed it open.

As they walked inside they came face to face with Sullins, two agents and Sucre with an ice pack against his forehead. “What happened?” Linc asked as he looked at Sucre.

“We can worry about Agent Sucre later, right now the three of us need to talk” Sullins said in a firm voice. Michael and the others moved into the apartment and stood near the sofa. “You were given one job! One job and that was to watch Sara, but that was not good enough for you was it? You had to get involve and in the end almost cost Sara her life!”

“Look Agent Sullins…”

“I’M TALKING!” Agent Sullins yelled. “It has also come to my attention about some inappropriate activity between you and Miss. Tancredi, Scofield.”

At this point both Michael and Sara looked away from each other as well as Agent Sullins. “Due to your lack of obeying orders both of you are suspended, effectively immediately” Agent Sullins stated as he stared at two of Divisions best agents.

“Wait you can’t do that, Agent Mahone…”

“Agent Mahone has also been taken off the case and I am currently in charge of running Division!” Agent Sullins said as he stared at his agents.

“Wait what about Sara?” Michael yelled.

“Agent Geary and Agent Patterson have been assign to watch her” Sullins said as he nodded towards the two agents standing on the other side of the room.

“Agent Sullins please that is not necessary we can…”

“NO! Now I suggest you two leave now before I have you arrested for interfering in an investigation!”

Both Linc and Michael looked at Sullins in defeat. “We just need to get out stuff,” Linc said.

“Hurry up!”

Linc made his way through the living room picking up things while Michael and Sara moved toward her bedroom. As they entered her room Sara turned frantically towards Michael. “You can’t seriously be leaving me here?”

“I don’t have a choice right now” Michael said forcing himself not to look at her.

“I don’t trust them!”

Hearing the fear in Sara’s voice Michael took the few steps towards Sara and cupped her face. “Listen they are trained professionals, I knows these guys and they will keep you safe” Michael told her as his lips were inches away from her own. Quickly Sara leaned forward and pressed her lips against his. Michael reacted straight away and desperately kissed her back as he held her face in his hands.

They kissed for a moment, as they wanted desperately to hold each other and not let go. “I promise even if I’m not here I’m not going to let anything happen to you” Michael whispered to her as he gave her another origami flower and then pressed his lips against her forehead.

There was a soft knock on the door and Michael and Sara pulled way from each other regrettably. Turning to the door they saw Linc slowly open the door. “Mike we got to go”

Nodding to his brother Michael gave Sara on last kiss and ran his fingers through her hair before making his way out of her room and leaving her alone once again.

As they left the apartment Agent Sullins and Sucre made their way back towards Division while Michael and Linc were on their way back to their apartment. As Linc drove, Michael sat in the passenger seat staring out the window as he was biting his nail.

“She’ll be okay,” Linc said as he looked over at the worried look on his brother’s face.

“I know.”

As Linc drove over a bridge he was unaware of a white van speeding up from behind them. By the time Linc had notice the van it was too late, it had slammed into the side of his car and sent it over the edge of the bridge and into the water. After Linc and Michael’s vehicle went over and into the water the white van pulled over and a man got out and look down into the river as the car sunk to the bottom. Pulling out his cell phone he dialed a number “It’s done sir, Burrows and Scofield aren’t a problem anymore.”
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