The Lab Chapter 4: Ridin Dirty

“Velma…..Yes….BUT…….Velma….I know……I told her……but…….fine ok….I’m coming back.” The phone hung up before Carlos had a chance to hang-up. “Oh man this is not going to end well for me. I told that girl to talk to her Aunt and now I’m in trouble. This is why you don’t get involved with clients. Once you start getting to know them, you start caring about them. Then you get yelled out for trying to help.” Carlos thought to himself as he turned around to head back to The Lab. He started to ignore Velma’s call but he knew her wrath all too well. That last time he’d ignored her summons she shot a missile at him. It was a dud but it had a note attached and the desired effect. “No sense in going through that again. I can’t afford another bill like that. “He said aloud. As Carlos sped through the city he could only imagine the look on her face when she walked in and saw Re’ka standing there. “I bet she thought about 10 ways to kill it before she realized it was Re’ka and not a clone of Re’ka or one of those damn mimics.” As Carlos came to a stop, he notices something, but only for an instant. His instincts kicked in, he knew what he saw was not a trick of the eyes but technology at play. He decided to detour a bit, to make sure he was the one being followed and not some random civ. As Carlos continued nothing caught his eye, but then he saw it again. He made one more turn to be sure. Confirmed he was being followed! Carlos immediately went into fight and flight mode. He knew what was coming and what he was going to do. They wanted The Lab and all its secrets. They wanted Sci and what she could build for them. He picked up his phone and dialed a very specific number. “You have been cleared. We will protect. 12th and Willham.” He hung up. Once upon a time he would have turned them in for the cash but that person is gone.  If he never met Sci, Peter, Velma, Thomas and Re’Ka before today he would turn them in for the bounty. His better because of them and he had to keep them safe. “They want to know where The Lab is, they want to stop Sci.” He muttered as he engaged his Rally car and he continued away from Sci and Velma’s location. “You won’t be using me to find it.” Carlos merged into traffic as if he was oblivious to what was following him, they have no clue what fresh hell was about to be unleashed on the streets of New Jakarta……………