Monica was up and dressed when I woke up... She had packed our things too...
"I know...You can't tell if it's day or night..we are so far under the water..." she said..
I showered quickly and shaved and joined her after I got dressed.....She was sitting on the bed with her tablet..
Just then FBI Special Agent Ed Lawlor walked up...
"And just when I was enjoying my food too." I said.
He ignored me and spoke to Monica..
"Monica...Is there anyway I uh can speak to you privately?" he asked..
I gave him the serious side eye...Did he realize he was talking to my wife and I was sitting right here ? Was he that ignorant or dismissive of me?? The answer was yes.
"Of course it would...You couldn't possibly think I was a killer." he said.
"Monica, whatever do you see in this man? He's so ....so not you.." he said.
He said to Monica.
"I really wish we ..You and I could make a go of things .....It would be so different...I'm different...If you'd just give me a chance..." he said.
"Well how about your sister? She's not married.." he said.
"Oh My God....You are , You are just incredible..." said Monica.
"I was just kidding.." he said.
"No you weren't...."said Monica.
"Monica...You used to be different..." he said.
"What do you mean, like in naïve?" said Monica.
"No..I didn't mean that..You were so loving...So soft.." he said.
"You've forgotten how much we used to butt heads and argue..."she said.
"Yeah, but we brought that case in...It was a good case." he said.
"And I should have left it like that and not slept with you.. Nate and I work like a smooth running machine...We don't get in each other's way.."said Monica.
"He's your puppet...He does whatever you say.. You need a man like me..A man that challenges you mentally, sexually, physically ." he snorted..
"Don't Flatter yourself Eddie...And for your information.. My Husband does all of that and more." she said.
"Hmmph!" he snorted..
"Believe what you like or don't believe...But He did get me to walk down the aisle with him." said Monica.
"Perhaps ,we can meet....For a drink....when we are both Topside.." he said, ignoring what she had last said..
"Maybe I'll get to lock you up for something one of these days...Who knows? See ya around Eddie.." I said as Monica and I walked away...
He stared at us as we walked away and stomped his foot in anger...
Monica and I boarded our Transport Sub and headed back "Topside" as people in underwater cities referred to the surface....
"Oh that's ridiculous, but coming from someone like you, I'm not surprised..." came the voice of FBI Special Agent Ed Lawlor...He was sitting behind us..
"I knew we should have gotten a coach coming back." I said derisively.
"Besides getting on our nerves?" I added.
"My mission is over as is yours...I'm going home...Isn't it a co-incidence I'm sitting behind you Mo-Mo.?" he laughed..
"You know.. Stalking isn't very becoming.." I said.
He was furious...He looked at me as though he wanted to strangle me.. Which made me laugh even more...
"It's beautiful isn't it Nate?" asked Monica..
"Hmmmph, if she's waiting for you to be able to afford to come back here...She'll be near retirement" snorted Ed Lawlor..
I ignored him, I turned to Monica...
"I'll be back babes." I said..
I got up and walked down the aisle..
Ed Lawlor smiled..
"I guess I hurt your hussssssband's little feelings..." he said.
I came back with the porter, who removed our travel bags from the overhead...
Ed Lawlor looked shocked that we were moving...
"Bye Eddie..." she said...
He snarled at me...
"You're as annoying as that creep who lived across the hall from Regina.. Uh Dusty, Rusty whatever..." he said..
We arrived at the Aqua Port ,two hours later...We got back thirty minutes faster than our journey...
It was nice to see the sunshine...Even if it was late in the afternoon...Monique and Lt. Cotton was there to meet us...
She kissed Monica in the lips...
and then Monique looked at me..
"Hey Sis..I like that even better" I said laughing.
I scanned the area.. I saw FBI Special Agent Lawlor looking for us...He boarded the Aqua Bus that had arrived..