Inside a luxurious apartment, lying on a bed is a girl about 18 years old, this girl has red and black hair fixed in a long braid and some locks, also wearing a combination of different black, gray and red shades, she slowly seems to wake up and incorporate herself.
Girl.- (Holding her head as if it was aching) where... (takes a look around and recognizes the place) my house?... What the hell happened? And why does my head hurt this bad? (she gets on her feet and walks to the living room where she sees a broken lamp) What the...? (she suddenly reacts and begins remembering)
The girl enters her house obviously glad, apparently she has done something successfully, suddenly in a careless moment, a sullen figure appears and grabs her from behind holding her from the waist and pressing a cloth soaked in chloroform on her nose and mouth, although the girl is quite strong and tries to fight back, breaking the lamp in the process, the drug quickly takes effect, and she slowly falls unconscious.
Girl.- did I get knocked out? Damn I'm stupid how did I fall for that? (takes another look around and checks if anything is missing) that's odd, it doesn't seem like they stole anything. (she stays there for a moment just thinking when suddenly she hears the sound of a cellphone) and whats that? (she immediately knows that is not her cellphone and walks back to the room, where she finds it on the bed - she had never seen it before, she takes it and after checking to make sure its harmless, she answers) hello?
From the phones speaker she hears a man's voice which had been obviously modified.
Voice.- Good morning miss Natalia (the girl), it looks like my estimates were right about your wake up time.
Natalia.- Who are you?
Voice.- My identity should be the least of your worries at this moment miss Natalia.
Natalia.- Look asshole, if you had something to do with what happened here I want you to know that I don't have any idea of what you did but when I find you...
Voice.- Seems like I need to make some things clear.
Suddenly Natalia releases the phone and kneels feeling a terrible pain on her neck, a strong electric discharge is being released from her collar, after a few seconds the discharge stops and Natalia remains on her knees for a moment taking back her breath.
Voice.- Well, I hope that now you understand the situation you are in miss Natalia.
Natalia.- (takes the cellphone angrily) What did you do to my collar? (grabs the collar and pulls it just to be taken down again by another discharge even worse than the last one, this time she even screams in pain)
Voice.- It seems like it is not necessary to warn you but don't try to taking it off, one of those discharges could provoke you into a heart attack, and by the way, that is not your normal collar, it is a little security device.
Natalia.- (clearly hurt by the discharges she grabs the cellphone again) What the fuck do you want asshole?
Voice.- Easy now, such a cute little lady shouldn't be so moody and should watch her mouth especially when she is talking to the person who can end her life by merely pressing a button, because the device you're wearing also contains a little bomb powerful enough to blow your little head off.
Natalia.- (doesn't say anything else but is clearly angry)
Voice.- All this is quite entertaining but it is time to talk about business, the reason of all this disorder is because I have need of your special services for a while.
Natalia.- My services? You have the money to get a device with electric discharges and little bombs and you can't afford my services?
Voice.- Oh don't get me wrong miss Natalia, money is not a problem for me, lets just say I'm raising my chances for you to accept the job.
Natalia.- I see, then I have two choices - I can agree to your proposal without objection or I can deny and lose my head.
Voice.- and I thought you'd take longer to understand.
Natalia.- (upset) Freaking funny.
Voice.- May I understand you are agreeing to my proposal?
Natalia.- Yes, I'd love to reject but sadly I need my head just the way it is for the time I find you and then I poke your eyes out with my own fingers.
Voice.- You are such a sweetie miss...
Natalia.- Enough with that miss Natalia stuff, you're getting in my nerves.
Voice.- I'm sorry... Natalia.
Natalia.- Yes whatever, just tell me what do you want me to do.
Voice.- You are quite impetuous, I like that, the only thing I need you for is giving a warm invitation to a certain person who needs to visit me.
Natalia.- You want me to kidnap someone, cool, piece of cake.
Voice.- Well, if I were you I wouldn't be that calm, this little person could be really hard to kidnap, next to the bed you'll find an envelope with some papers.
Natalia.- (finds the envelope and opens it, inside of it there is a map and some photographs of a man and a little girl about 11 years old) Found it.
Voice.- Very well, the man in the photographs is professor Creed, a brilliant scientist working for the government, I don't think it would be necessary to give more details about him, the little girl is Lisa, she is your target, doesn't look that hard yet right?
Natalia.- Such a little girl?
Voice.- Lets just say it is for persuading the professor to lend me something important.
Natalia.- Honestly I don't give a damn about your plans but wouldn't it be easier if I just kidnap the man?
Voice.- Unfortunately that's not possible, though it is quite kind of you to suggest it, but just do what you are told to do with no problems and refrain from doing things outside of the plan or you won't complete this mission alive.
Natalia.- (not caring) Yes, I'm scared, now, where do I find that little brat?
Voice.- Here is where the fun begins, the girl is traveling on a train at the moment, the first part of your job will be to catch that train when it passes trough the mountains, by the way, I suggest you to look in a mirror.
Natalia.- (she stands in front of a mirror and notices that in it appears some kind of clock that shows "2:00") Cool.
Voice.- Oh, it gets better, suddenly the clock begins to run backwards) If I were you, I'd hurry to catch that train.
Natalia.- (reacts) Son of a... (runs out still holding the phone and grabbing the envelope with the papers inside a middle sized bag)
She leaves the house and gets inside her Lamborghini Diablo which was parked outside, she starts the engine and begins driving at high speed, it is pretty obvious that this girl has some nice skills behind the wheel.
Natalia.- (plugs the cellphone into the speaker of the car and looks at the map, which has a spot marked on what appears to be a train track) That's pretty far away.
Voice.- Well, in that case you better concentrate on the road.
Natalia.- (smiles cynically) Don't worry I'll get there.
Voice.- Very well, when the counter gets to ten seconds I'll call you again, if you don't have the girl in your hands by then... well, it will be goodbye to you.
Natalia.- I'll have her, now let me work.
Voice.- Good luck Natalia, you're going to need it. (the call ends)
Natalia.- Seems like this is going to be a really long day.
Natalia keeps going at high speed through the streets, not taking notice of road signs or red lights, constantly looking at the clock on her collar, quickly she gets to the outer road where there is less traffic making it possible to increase the speed even more, time keeps running out and Natalia keeps getting closer to the mountains until she finally spots the train.
Natalia.- Finally (takes a look at the horizon to see if she can spot a place she can get onto the train) if I wait for it to arrive to the next station I won't have enough time (she spots a far off bridge suspended above a river between two mountains) well... (not so glad) now the fun begins.
She gets the closest she can with the car and gets out of it carrying the bag and the cellphone, then she begins to climb the mountain side, the girl is quite agile but the path gets more sinuous every moment, she turns to see the train which is getting slowly closer, she gets to the bridge and begins to crawl up the metallic structure.
Natalia.- (talking to herself) You could wear pants, but no, you like to show some skin, don't you?
Finally she gets up to a higher part of the bridge and she sees the train closing in fast.
Natalia.- It looked a lot slower back there (takes a deep breathe) Well Naty, break a leg... wait what is this, theater or kidnapping? (the train reaches the bridge and starts passing below her) fuck...
She jumps down falling on top of one of the middle carriages, due to the speed she lost some balance and rolls off a little, she manages to grab onto a ventilation grill.
Natalia.- (with some little scratches) ouch, the safest way to travel, yeah right! (she gets back on her feet) time to find that little brat (takes out her little pocket mirror and checks the clock "00:25:36") there's no time to be fooling around.
She gets inside the train by a window on a luggage carriage, she moves into the next carriage which seems to be where the resting rooms are, she opens one of the doors and nobody is inside, then opens another and sees a young woman sitting there.
Woman.- (looks confused at Natalia) May I help you?
Natalia.- (smiles evil) As a matter of fact, yes...
A few moments later Natalia comes out of the room carrying a train ticket and the woman is bound and gagged on the floor, Natalia locks the door from the outside.
Natalia.- go take a nap or something.
Now with the ticket in her hands it will be easier for her to pretend to be a passenger, now she walks to the dining carriage, it is full of people and at the far end of it there are many armed men, two standing next to a door and three more, around a table, where a girl is eating, Lisa Creed, a little girl, she has long black hair fixed in a ponytail, she wears some fancy clothes and she seems a little sad, Natalia takes a last looks around the place.
Natalia.- Five men in sight, well I'm sure there will be more (pulls the pocket mirror out again and checks on the clock counter "00:12:27") dammit, OK, lets the games begin.
Natalia sits by an empty table and pulls something out of her bag and puts it underneath the table, she stands up again and slowly walks towards the armed men and the girl, the first man sees her and stays alert, Natalia drops a few little spheres on the floor, the man notices and he stands firmly in front of her.
Man1.- I'm sorry but I'll have to ask you to go back.
Natalia.- I'm sorry too handsome but I have no time.
Natalia rises her hands up quickly, all the men take out their guns and point them at her, Natalia stays still smiling, with her hands at her face height, on her right hand she is holding a little cylinder.
Natalia.- Easy, five strong men against a helpless girl, seems kinda unfair to me.
M2.- (gets a little closer to her still pointing his gun) What is it? (pointing at the cylinder)
Natalia.- Do you want it? then grab it.
M2.- You better don't try anything weird (reaches his hand trying to grab the cylinder)
Natalia.- oops (drops the cylinder)
The men turn to look at the falling cylinder while Natalia takes out some kind of little dart in her other hand, "M2" tries to catch the cylinder before it hits the floor but he fails, it falls but nothing happens.
Natalia.- Oh sorry, were you expecting something like this...
Natalia kicks "M2" in the face and throws the dart towards the girl, the other men point their guns again but Natalia crouches at the exact time the little spheres blow up with a bright light that blinds the men for a moment, immediately all the people in the carriage stand up scared, when the device that Natalia left under the table lets out a big smoke screen that fills the entire area in seconds.
Natalia takes advantage of the confusion and knocks out another of the men and grabs the girl who is now unconscious due to the dart in her neck, as the windows are closed the smoke has no way to escape, so the people are in a total commotion; tripping over the tables and other people.
M1.- (realizes the girl is missing) The girl, don't shoot or she could be harmed.
Natalia.- (appears behind him with the girl over her shoulder) Hey handsome.
The man turns his face and Natalia hits him and takes his gun, she shoots out a window blowing it open, she jumps out the window and crawls up to the train roof.
M1.- (by radio) We need help, the girl was kidnapped, the criminal is a girl, now they are on the train roof.
On the train roof:
Natalia.- (takes a look at the horizon looking for a way to escape) planning has never been my thing but if it wasn't for this damn time limit it would be easier, well, at least this thing is not that heavy.
Suddenly about two carriages in front of them another eight men climb up onto the roof too.
Natalia.- (a little upset) Great, more troubles.
M3.- There they are, be careful and don't hurt the girl.
Natalia.- Fighting them all would be too hard carrying this thing... (a little further away she spots another hanging bridge) Cool, the fun never ends.
The men move closer to her.
M3.- (pointing his gun at Natalia) You better give up, you have no place to run.
Natalia.- Take it easy guys (Lowers the girl down as if carrying her like a baby) if you get any closer I throw her off the train.
M3.- Put the girl down and we won't shoot you.
Natalia.- Shoot me and you'll hit the girl.
M3.- (angry but somehow nervous) Put her down.
Natalia.- (notices the bridge at the distance) well, lets do something, one of you monkeys come and take the girl from me, no weapons.
M3.- Do you want to fight one of us?
Natalia.-The bigger the better.
Among the men walks the strongest.
M4.- Leave her to me.
Natalia.- Hurry up asshole I don't have all day.
M4.- Stupid bitch. (runs towards Natalia)
Natalia.- Just in time.
"M4" runs towards Natalia with all his strength, trying to tackle her down, she spins and kicks him in the jawbone, taking advantage of the man's inertia she throws herself at him backwards while hugging the girl hard, the three of them fall off of the train before the eyes of the other men, Natalia falls hugging the girl just on the man's body who gets the whole impact, she rolls a little but always protecting the girl, they stop close to the edge where the bridge begins.
M3.- (reacts) What the hell are you waiting for? Follow them!
All the men run to the edge of the train but all they can do is watch as the train takes them further away and there is no place to safely jump off to.
M3.- God dammit.
Natalia gets on her feet and checks on the girl, she is still unconscious and apparently not damaged, the man is on the floor some meters away from them and completely knocked out.
Natalia.- Another job well done, now I need to take you out of here. (she takes a step but a strong pain stops her, she notices her left leg has a deep cut) shit, just what I needed, I need to find a secure place to treat this.
Natalia makes herself a tourniquet to stop the blood and carries on walking with some difficulties; carrying the girl on her back till she is far enough away from the train track, she stops by a safe place hidden well enough in the woods and puts the girl down, she seems really tired, Natalia takes a couple things out of her backpack and begins to spread some ointment on the injury which doesn't seem to be getting any better.
Natalia.- (recovering her breath, turns to see the girl) Seems like Daddy is really important, huh? (in a sarcastic tone) I hope things keep being as easy as they have been till now. (in that moment the cellphone rings and she immediately answers) yes?
Voice.- Congratulations Natalia, honestly I wasn't sure you would be able to make it on time, but obviously I underestimated you.
Natalia.- Yes, just tell me where to drop the girl, and how to take this shit off my neck.
Voice.- Impetuous as always, OK, your next stop is the bus central, you'll need to find locker number 569, inside you'll find the place you'll have to go.
Natalia.- Wouldn't it be easier if you just told me directly?
Voice.- Perhaps, but where would the fun be?
Natalia.- (sarcastically) Wow, thanks for letting me have some fun.
Voice.- Good luck Natalia, oh, by the way, you just have four hours to get there, inside the locker is a chip that will add some time to the collar, you are going to need it. (the call ends).
Natalia.- This asshole thinks he can play with me (gets up again and carries the girl, she begins to walk again) I need to get to my car, walking is not a good idea right now.
After a few minutes she gets to a lonely road.
Natalia.- (checking on the map) If I'm right I have to be... somewhere on this map, I need transportation urgently, (a little far off she can see an old truck getting closer) well, its better than walking.
The truck moves closer to them and Natalia stands in the middle of the road - still carrying the girl, inside the truck is a middle aged man, he sees Natalia and the girl and immediately stops the truck and gets out of it.
Man.- Is everything ok? Is the girl hurt?
Natalia.- What? No, don't worry, she is just unconscious 'cause I'm kidnapping her, actually I'm going to steal your truck so I can move faster before my collar blows my head off (smiling calmly)
Man.- (confused) My... truck? (Natalia punches him in the stomach knocking him to the ground)
Natalia.- (gets in the truck and begins to get away) Thanks (After a few minutes she stops the truck) The sleeping drug effect is about to ware off so I have to take some precautions (takes out a roll of duct tape out of her backpack and tapes the girl's ankles and wrists, also puts another strip on the girl's lips) I think this will be enough to keep her quiet.
Natalia keeps driving as fast as the old truck allows her when she spots in front of her many police lights coming in her direction, Natalia hides a little behind the wheel to be unnoticed, the three patrols pass her by at full speed, she reincorporates herself again, and sees the rear view mirror just to watch the patrols stopping and turning around, turning their sirens on.
Natalia.- Shit! (she attempts going full throttle but the truck doesn't go any faster)
The patrols get closer to her and one drives up by the trucks side.
Police.- (looking at her) Pull over right now.
Natalia.- (smiling) Fuck you.
Natalia taps the brake pedal and make a violent movement hitting the patrol on the back side making it to lose control and spin off the road, this makes the other three patrols lose some time, Natalia accelerates again but doesn't get enough speed to escape, the patrols get closer to her this time more aggressively.
Natalia.- Well, piece of trash, let's see what you can do (makes another violent move going off of the road into a zone with many trees, the patrols follow behind her too, She doesn't go any slower no matter the unstable the road) Come on (patrols begin to catch up although its quite obvious that the road isn't any easier for them, one of the patrols gets on Natalia's side, but she hits it on the side making it crash into a tree) One less, two to go (another patrol hits the rear of the truck, she barely can keep the control of it) Dammit (the patrol hits her again and due to the bouncing and hitting the girl recovers consciousness)
Lisa.- (slowly opens her eyes and notices she is tied and gagged with tape, looks at Natalia and starts screaming desperate under her gag) MMMMHHHH MMMMHHMMHH!
Natalia.- What? Nice to see you wake up girl (the girl begins top twist desperately) Easy girl (the patrol hits her again, Natalia almost loses the control, at that moment the girl gets on her knees on the seat and throws herself at Natalia hitting her on the face with her head) Enough (Natalia punches Lisa on the face knocking her out) oops (looks at the rear view mirror seeing the patrol gaining speed to hit her again, she hits the brakes firmly making the truck skid, when the patrol is about to hit again, she hits the gas and moves out of the way, the patrol brakes but doesn't stop and when it tries to make a turn it hits a medium size rock and spins upside down) One more.
The last patrol gets on her side at a close distance.
Policeman.- This is your last chance, pull over or we will shoot.
Natalia.- (gives him the middle finger) Shoot this asshole.
Natalia brakes suddenly and moves right behind the patrol, it makes some maneuvers trying to take the truck off it's back but Natalia is way too skilled, then the patrol brakes suddenly trying to make Natalia move away from it, but she doesn't and hits the patrol right on the rear bumper, the patrol tries to stop but Natalia keeps pushing it with all the trucks strength.
Natalia.- Well, you were useful in the end junk (at some distance in front of them is a little cliff, Natalia seems to be driving the patrol right there, the two policemen in the patrol look really scared, a few seconds before reaching the cliff Natalia moves the truck forcing the patrol to spin around a little, while she goes away in another direction through the trees, the two policemen are way too scared and surprised to keep following her) Fine (looks at the girl) seems like I overreacted a little.
Natalia returns to the road that leads to the city.
Natalia.- (not going fast enough with the truck) With this crap I'm not going to make it in time.
Not long after that, an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish gets by her side, inside of it is a guy with a presumptuous style.
Guy.- (with a mocking tone) Move grandpa. (Natalia turns at him aggressively, he notices the girl and starts to speak in a flirtatious tone) hello sweetheart.
Natalia.- (at first is angry because of the guy, but she notices the car) Nice ride.
Guy.- (suggestively) Wanna ride in it?
Natalia.- (just stares with an evil smile on her face)
A little while later Natalia is driving the Aston Martin into a parking lot next to the bus central, she parks the car and gets out; then proceeds to open up the trunk, inside of it is Lisa already awake and tied even more restrictively with more tape.
Natalia.- Hey, don't look at me like that, it was not my intention to hit you that hard, and you started it. (Lisa stares at her with sad eyes) come on, don't take it personally OK, I'm just trying to keep my head in it's place.
Lisa.- (trying to make that Natalia takes the gag off for a moment) MMM...
Natalia.- Sorry, I have no time, you be a good girl and I'll be right back (closes the trunk)
Not far away from there are two men watching her.
M1.- Nice girl.
M2.- Forget about her, focus on the car. (while Natalia walks away to the central, the men discretely get close to the Aston Martin)
Natalia walks into the central and immediately goes to the lockers zone.
Natalia.- (looking for 569 locker) Five, five, five six... (finds it) there you are (takes out a little lock pick from her sleeve and quickly opens up the locker)
Meanwhile the men force open the car's door and get in it.
M1.- That was easier than I thought, she didn't even activate the alarm.
M2.- Stupid bitch, now turn this thing on and lets get the hell out of here.
Back to Natalia:
Natalia.- (inside the locker is an envelope, she opens it and immediately looks for the chip, she founds something that looks like a little magnet, she takes her little mirror out and passes the magnet by the collar, the clock changes to 36:00:00 and it starts running backwards again) Thirty six hours (inside the envelope is a map that has highlighted a city a little far from where she is right now and an address) What, that's all? Fine, I have to hurry its getting late. (starts walking back to where she left the car)
Meanwhile the men finally get the engine to start, Lisa notices the car is moving.
M1.- (driving) Too easy.
He keeps driving calmly and exits the parking lot at the same time that Natalia goes out of the central.
Natalia.- (putting the papers inside her backpack) Well, I hope things get easier from now on... (sees the Aston Martin passing in front of her) you have got to be kidding me...