I’m sorry! I know a certain Mei was waiting to see what was going to happen next after Alek and Ame fled the masque ball 😛 Here it is!
Dropping his overcoat over Ame’s shoulders and grabbing her fur shawl, Aleksander took his bewildered blossom out of the Spanish hall heading towards the castle’s southern gardens. He could not forget Ame’s changed mood when she returned from the bathroom and the quiet whisper in his ear. So, Julian Huntington had found them, Aleksander partially blamed their public affairs, of course it would spread outside the Czech Republic and eventually reach wherever the American spy was waiting for Ame to pop back onto the grid. Tugging on Ame’s hand they stepped out into the night, Ame running quicker to catch up with Aleksander’s lengthy strides “Where are we going anata? We can’t escape him on foot” she asked quietly “Our driver will meet us at the gate, we can hopefully outrun the CIA by then” Aleksander was already paging the limousine driver, they could have luck on their side tonight.
There was a loud thud and the CIA agent landed in front of them, his own mask completely gone and his grinning face staring at both. “You know, you two should keep on the down low when it comes to fornicating in public” Julian remarked to them dryly and shaking his head amused. Standing in front of Ame, Aleksander snarled “What’s it to you what we do cowboy!” “Cool down Ruski, I’m not here for you, though your name is on our watch list” Julian’s manner was cool and collected and it was mentally driving Ame nuts.
Grabbing one of her throwing stars off her choker, Ame threw it at Julian quickly over Aleksander’s shoulder. Julian’s pale blue eyes widened in shock and he quickly ducked, the butterfly shaped weapon hitting the tree trunk behind him. “Feisty Ame, is this how you greet an old acquaintance” he mocked her and it made her blood boil. Stepping out from behind Aleksander, Ame ripped off the other throwing star and twirled it in her left hand “We met once in New York City spy, why are you stalking me?!”
Julian pretended to look hurt “I am not stalking you Ms Hayato, I merely found you. Social network of today and your name is a hashtag that is easily searched by my government” Ame bit down a snort, her name was now a hash tag online? She wondered what it was; #SlutAme #Hayatoshame #Cantkeepherlegsshut? Those names and taunts she remembered all too good back in high school from her peers now she just laughed at them all. Aleksander scoffed and balled his fists “If you want to take her in, try and come through me” Julian now laughed casually and shook his head raising his hands in surrender “Aleksander Volkov your reputation with firearms is as famous as your ability to fight with your fists. As trained as I am, I believe you will best me. No, I am not here to either kill or arrest your precious Yakuza, I am here to offer you both a proposition”.
Ame stopped twirling her throwing star and stared at Julian in shock, Aleksander frowned even more and did not release his fighting stance. Julian sighed as his shoulders slumped and turned his full attention upon Ame “I have been following you, observing your skill and have to agree with my government that you are suited for this task. Also, call it coincidence that you are bedding another person of great skill who can aid us”. Ame folded her arms keeping a hold on her weapon just in case Julian was leading them both on. “Why do you need us for and why would we help the American government?”
Julian’s grin returned “The same reason of why your family assists the Japanese government every now and then. Personal rewards and I think both your families would love what we have to offer you” Aleksander now eased his stance but stayed in front of Ame. Seeing their relaxed posture, it encouraged Julian to continue “The U.S government require both your help to retrieve money plates for us. There are 3 plates in total and were taken by the Mexican Cartel. There is one for Japan, one for Russia and one for the United States. I believe both the Japanese and Russian plates are of some importance to your home countries”.
The mention of the plates now had both Ame and Aleksander’s attention, Ame heard rumours about money plates that were lost to the Japanese government. If she could retrieve it, not only more honour to the Hayato’s but they could fetch a high price from their own government or even better use it for their own needs. For Aleksander, the Russian money plate was of historical importance that included his family the Volkovs, his Uncle would be pleased if he returned it to their home land.
Julian saw their change in attitude and his smile widened “Do we have a deal? And don’t forget I need your older sister’s resources especially if you are to succeed in this mission” Ame pouted and stuck her nose in the air “You read of our success here in Prague surely we can take on the Cartel”. Julian chuckled “I forgot to mention, the Cartel also enlisted the help of the Triads and the Zima family, so I will require the assistance of your sister, the Hinotori as well”.