"Carino (Darling)" Antonio called throughout the apartment. He heard nothing.
"¡Las novias nunca estan en la casa cuando deben estar alli! (Girlfriends are never home when they're suppose to be)" Antonio grumbled in his native tongue.
"I heard that!" DeLeah said sharply but sleepily from the bed in the bedroom.
"¿Querida, por qué estas durmiendo ¿Estás enferma? (Darling, why are you sleeping? Are you sick?)"
"No." DeLeah answered simply as she pulled the pillow back over her face.
"¿Entonces qué te pasa? (Then what is wrong?)" Antonio asked worriedly.
"Estoy cansada de misiones (I am tired of missions)" she murmured as Antonio wrapped his arms around her.
"Ok, duermete querida (Ok sleep darling)" Antonio murmured smoothing her hair out.
DeLeah opened one eye suspiciously, "¿Qué tu quieres? (What do you want)? Y no vas a conseguir otra cosa ahora estoy muy cansada ahora." (And you are so not getting any right now, I'm too tired.)
Antonio grinned, "Quierda, get your mind out of the gutter" Antonio laughed softly.
"Too late its always there," A voice said from the entrance of the bedroom.
"Oh honey I'm sorry, so sorry," Aries said as she lent her comfort to DeLeah.
"You mean you didn't wonder why he was in medical?"
Aries laughed, "Actually I hadn't thought about it that much."
DeLeah chuckled a bit, "Boy, if he likes the aggressive type he sure picked the wrong type," she said making a joke out of it.
Aries smiled, "Yes he did."
"You know I get the feeling that Madeline or someone is trying to tone down some of us that are the more aggressive ops," she said. "I mean most of us are aggressive but there are just a few of us that are a bit more aggressive than the others. "You, me, and
Rita for example"
Aries mind was racing with that thought, 'the retraining from 3 months ago that a lot of them went through, Fanning, Bauer, and Petrosian trying to rape her and now Fanning trying it with DeLeah. It was certainly a possibility.
"You think it's possible too don't you?" DeLeah asked perking up a bit.
"Very," Aries replied tight lipped.
"OMG," DeLeah mouthed. "It can't be."
"What?" Aries asked.
"I was just thinking, Antonio hasn't gotten very aggressive as of late. I mean he's been really sweet and protective but just not his usual self...you don't suppose they're in on it do you?"
Aries face paled, "If they are I'm going to kill Marco!"She vowed.
"Come on," DeLeah said wincing a bit as she got out of the bed too quickly. "What do you want to bet that meeting that Antonio had was with Marco?" she asked. They went over to the computer and pulled up surveillance on Marco's room and sure enough there were the two of them talking.
"I dunno man. I just don't like this Tony!" Marco said.
"Well neither do I but we have to go through with it. Otherwise they'll find someone else to do it," he warned.
"Yeah, well I still don't like it. Retraining tempers? What kind of retraining is that. Besides their tempers is part of what makes them them and part of what we love about them."
"Speak for yourself!" Antonio grumbled. "You've never seen DeLeah go off when she's furious."
"Can't be any worse than Aries or Rita." Marco argued.
"Aw man do you know what kind of shape we're going to be in when those three get a hold of us?" Antonio asked.
"If they find out we're toast or worse! They'll kick our asses man." Marco said shuddering.
Antonio laughed, "That's for sure. Damn! What were we thinking when we got involved with two of the most aggressive ladies in CLHQ?" He asked.
"Oh you're hilarious!" Aries said her voice dripping with sarcasm.
"Thank you, I think so." DeLeah smiled.
Aries rolled her eyes as she waited for Rita to pick up the phone.
Finally someone picked up, "Yes?" the totally controlled voice asked.
"We need to speak with you. Meet us in DeLeah's room ASAP?" Aries requested.
"Oh no what's she done now?" Rita groaned.
Aries snickered, "It's not her and what she's done it's what us three are going to do." Aries said poetically.
"What happened?" Rita asked.
"There is no way I'm breaking this to you over the phone. I'm may be crazy but I ain't stupid honey."
Rita laughed, "Ok I'll be there in five minutes."
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