I panted as I chased him through the darkened streets. Even with my heightened abilities it was still a pain in the ass.
“Why do they always try to escape?” I panted, “And where the hell is my partner?”
I slowed down as I came upon a vacant row of buildings. Pausing to listen, I thought I heard the quiet footfalls of my stealthy elusive prey. I smiled to myself and pushed my hair out of my face.
“I really need to think about cutting this mess off.” I thought, “It’s too easy to grab in a fight”, but for now I have it pulled back into a ponytail.
“Benji, Benji” I called in a loud whisper. “Where are you?”
Suddenly I heard a voice in my ear. “Right here my darling.” He breathed. I hated when he did that.
“Where is he?” I whispered urgently.
A pause, then…. “I think he ran into the alley.”
“Which one, there are three alleys, I need you to be more specific Schwimmer.”
Another pause, “I can’t tell…he is being protected.”
“Great,” I groaned, “I definitely did not need this. “Well… there are three alleys and only two of us. Suggestions?”
“You’re the boss.” He said.
I hate when he did that too.
“Schwimmer!” I whispered fiercely becoming more aggravated with him as precious minutes ticked by. “Help me… he can’t get away. If he does more lives will be lost.”
This statement sobered him quickly.
“Alright,” he said breathing deeply as if the sniff the air. “Best guess…would be either the left or the center.”
“Why wouldn’t he pick the right?” I wondered.
“Who knows why his kind does what they do.” He said by way of explanation.
“Okay. You take the left and I take the center.” I waited for his usual quip and hearing none, he must have been on edge, I reached into my belt and tossed him a weapon which he caught deftly with one hand; and blowing me a kiss blended into the shadows. I took a deep breath and started down my own alley…..