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A simple plan
« on: Jan 14, 04, 10:55:40 pm CST »

"A simple plan is rarely ever simple."
So the saying went.
This crossed his mind as he prepared.
They had told him. "We have a simple plan. It's success rate is 100% guaranteed."
Nothing was ever guaranteed.
No plan was ever simple.
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 04, 01:22:37 pm CST »

He thought it out.
He worked a scheme.
It looked like it would go like clockwork.
The details  meshed like a dream
Then just as it all began...
Well let's just say "No plan was ever simple"
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 04, 04:32:39 pm CST »

Nothing could compare with this disaster.
The betrayal had come from within.
Now two new schemes had to be put into play.
More people would have to be brought in.
 Picking up his cell phone, he dialed the number he swore he'd never call.
He heard two rings, then an connecting click.
"We need to meet . . ."
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 04, 03:02:47 pm CST »

If you can meet tomorrow Push 1
if next week Push 2
If you need travel directions Push 3
If you know where to go push 4
If you want to use plan three push 5
If you want to speak to an operator Push 6
Your call will be answered in the order it is recieved
While you wait Please enjoy our musical feature:
"No plan is ever Simple"
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 04, 10:21:29 am CST »

He began to whistle into the cell phones reciever.
"Some Enchanted Evening"
Then he heard a distinct 1 tone.
"Meet me in the Starbucks on Southern and Power. Come unarmed."
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 04, 01:01:10 pm CST »

"At last", he thought," a starting place. I'm sure this will work out now".

He went down to his garage, got in his car, turned the key but nothing
happened. He tried the key again. Still nothing.
"I guess i forgot to get gas yesterday. Well I'll take the bus instead."

He walked quickly to the end of the block and waited for the bus.

After waiting a half hour and still no bus, he decided to walk.
After all it was only a mile and a half to the intersection where the Starbucks was located.

Finally arriving at the Starbucks, he noticed a sign in the window.
It read:
"Closed for Renovation. Please visit our nearest location at Smith and Main."

He thought to himself " Not again, No plan is ever simple".
Just as he was about to leave he saw a small sign with small lettering
at the exteme left edge of the picture window.

It read: "
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 04, 10:51:40 am CST »

"Enchanted encounters enter at the rear."

Giving the placard a cursory glance, he went around to the back. His eyes searched the alleyway behind the shop, wary of anything and everything. He knew his contact's penchant for surprises and tests. If he didn't keep a weather eye, he could end up in the hospital. Perhaps never to come out.

Keeping his hands in plain sight, he walked to the back door.

"Freeze!" Came a cold commanding voice, along with the feel of a circle of cold steel being pressed to the back of his neck.

He raised his hands above his head, then whipped around. He caught the weapon arm of his assailant, twisting it to the point of breaking. He delivered two solid kicks to the gunman's crotch, along with three swift left jabs to the man's ribcage.

The gunman knelt in the street, his arm still being held at a strange angle.
It was then he noted that there was no gun, just a short metal pipe.
"Alright, that's enough." Came a sultry voice. "That's the man I remember."

A slender form stood in the open doorway.

"Come on in, have a latte."
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 04, 12:57:03 pm CST »

The dude in the doorway looked like he hadn't had a decent meal in months and certainly hadn't seen the inside of a gym. His low voice did match the voice on the phone.

"I'm here about the plan we discussed. I need your help in securing
some of the hardware I need to pull it off"

The dude listened to my request and in that same weird voice
replied: "
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 04, 09:10:24 am CST »

"Not in the mood for a latte, huh?" he replied in a sultry voice. "Very well step inside, I have my catalogue of goods within."

"Why are you talking like that?"

"I'm being dramatic!"

"You sound like an idiot, knock it off."

"Alright," the man replied in a normal voice. "But it will spoil the cloak and dagger routine."

"We're grown men, for God's sake! This isn't a game!" He sighed. "Let's go inside, we've been out here too long."

"Turn my man loose first."

He released the "Gunman's" arm from the hold he had it in. "Sorry about all that, pal. Nothing personal."

The "Gunman" shook his head. "Don't worry about it. This isn't anything a few dozen asprin or a shot of morphine wouldn't cure." With that, he dissapeared into the shadows of the alleyway.

He stepped inside, looking about the kitchen. The thin man was right behind him. "Branson," he said to the thin man. "Get in front of me, I don't entirely trust you."

Shrugging, Branson moved in front of him. "What's wrong, Dravven? Not the trusting sort anymore?"

"I never did trust you. It's a good thing, too. Now, let's proceed."

Dravven and Branson made their way into the deserted interior of the Starbuck's. Branson sat at a table with a laptop on it. "Have a seat, Michael." Branson gestured to a chair opposite him.

Dravven sat down, never taking his eyes off of Branson. "What's with the gaunt prisioner of war look, Jeff?"

Branson smiled, a sardonic smile. "Funny you should say that, I just was released from a Turkish prison."

"Let me guess, it was all an unfortunate misunderstanding?"

"It always is, but that's not why we're here, is it?" He typed rapidly on the laptop's keyboard. "Now what do you need?"
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 04, 01:51:18 pm CST »

"I need some clean long range weapons with silencers and
some flame throwers. What have you got available in firepower that meets my needs? Oh and by the way I hear Sherry Suong is back in town.
Is she available. She's a whiz at computers and martial arts. Where I'm going I'll need her. I also need some muscles, dumb but not too dumb who
can carry out orders."
 Branson replied, "
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 02, 04, 03:09:03 am CST »

Branson's response was exactly as he had predicted.  "The silencer's for the flame throwers will be a little tricky, but all the rest I have anticipated.  They will be waiting for you Friday afternoon.  I assume nine thugs will be sufficient this time.  They only speak Pakastani but I will provide a translater that you can dispose of if it becomes required."

They gave each other a knowing glance.

Branson tossed him a small padlock key and Draven wondered how many times they had gone thru all of this before.  He stood up and slid the key into his pocket after glancing at the address on the key tag, as expected it was up in the wharehouse district.

He left Branson and the Starbucks behind, thinking that on a day like this even dinner was not likely to be simple.
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 02, 04, 10:03:33 am CST »

Stopping at the local MacArnolds drive thru, Dravven ordered a Number 6 with extra cheese and a large cola.
 When he  droven around to the pick-up window,  he saw smoke coming out of the window.  A voice from inside said "Your well done number 4 is ready with the tobasco sauce you ordered."
Draven replied,  "I didn't order a number 4 . You must have someone
 else's order. I ordered a Number 6 with extra cheese and a cola"
"I'm sorry sir but the only order I received was the number 4.. That will be $8.95."
"I'm not paying $8.95 for something I didn't order." said Draven.
" You either take the order or I'll have to call the cops ", the voice said.

'F... you I'm not paying for it. If I wanted the Number 4 I would have ordered it."
Just then a familiar sultry voice  said "Take the order .....
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