Once my ruined shoes had been disposed of and I had picked up some supplies, I decided to take a little trip into the BLU base. I needed to get to Natalie. I really shouldn't have toyed around with that irritable bushman because now, he would want to warn her. So I had to act. I crept around the BLU base, careful not to run into a stray Pyro.
As I made my way down the abandoned corridor, I heard the sound of steady footsteps coming down the corridor towards me. I also heard two sets of voices. "You're going to be a little woozy now, mein lieber. I must admit, I haven't done that procedure for many years," chuckled a tall ageing Medic, who was steadying a drowsy-looking Natalie. Her arm was thrown round the taller man's shoulder for support.
"It's alright, Klaus. I just… I just want to remember it all myself…" came Natalie's whispered reply, her lips turning upwards as she gave her Medic a weak smile. So she must have gotten him to clear the blockers. I thought, a triumphant smile spreading across my face.
"I'm just going fish your room key from your pocket, ja? Don't worry now, I forgot to bring the master." Informed the Medic softly, as his blue-gloved hand reached inside the blazer and retrieved a small silver key. Unlocking the door and placing the key back into Natalie's pocket, the medic pushed the door open and guided Natalie into her room.
I followed them inside silently, watching as the medic set my little spy down on her bed. "Thank you," she yawned softly, pulling off her dishevelled mask and curling up. The comment made the old medic smile warmly as he took the mask from her hand, setting it on her bedside. "You're welcome lieber. I look after my patients, you know," he joked lightly, walking to the door just inches away from me.
"Klaus?" came a weak call from the bed.
"Please don't tell anyone…" Natalie barely whispered, her eyes drooping as sleep took over. "I wouldn't dream of it," was the Medic's reply before he carefully shut the door, unknowingly leaving his patient with the enemy. Not that I was really an enemy to her.
I didn't move from where I stood till I was sure that she had fallen asleep. Soon I was reassured when deep soft breaths were the only sound in the room. I decloaked and drifted over to the bed, crouching down beside Natalie's sleeping form. I couldn't help but look at every inch of her beautiful face.
I couldn't remember the last time I'd seen her maskless when I wasn't in disguise. It had just been so long.
Her skin was paler then it used to be, a milky white in comparison to her old warm glow. Her hair was longer, falling in dark brown waves which framed her sleeping face. She looked so peaceful asleep, not a single care in the world. Soon he hoped to make it that way.
I really wanted to see her eyes again.
I saw her twitch in her sleep, a short whimper escaping from her dark lips. She shifted her body weight so that she curled up slightly, her hand clenching into a fist. Before I even thought about what I was doing I began to stroke her head, letting my fingers run through her silky hair in a soothing rhythm. "Tais-toi maintenant, mon cher, c'est bien," I cooed softly, watching as Natalie began to calm, her hand slackening and her whimpering ceased.
She must be remembering what happened. I thought as she sighed contently with each slow caress. An innocent smile on her face.
Mission ends in 60 seconds.
Hearing the cold, daunting voice of the Administrator echoing from the speakers located all over the base, I decided it was now or never. Careful not to disturb her, I lifted Natalie into my arms so that I could carry her evenly. Her head resting in the crook of my neck, my arms supporting her by curling round her waist and under her legs.
She mumbled something in her sleep, burying her head further into the crook of my neck. "You're safe mon amour, rest now," I murmured soothingly before fiddling with my watch, gaining access to my cloak, and then I left for RED before the sound of the Administrator's haunting voice echoed across the battle field.
Thank you Atenaz713 for being my Beta-Reader for this story
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