The next morning Terry messaged him saying to meet at the rendezvous at one o'clock. Cal deleted the text in case Emily or Foster started to check his phone. He never imagined he would get involved in something like this, he didn't even know what the job was. He got up and went downstairs to find Emily had already gone to school. He picked up the phone and tried calling Foster.
'Gill, it's me. Don't hang up.'
'What do you want?.'
'I just want to say i'm sorry about the other day. I've just got alot on my plate right now and i think a relationship would...
All that afternoon, Cal knew he wasn't right. He couldn't even identify emotions right, what he thought was happiness was actually contempt. Everyone just stared at him, looking confused but Loker looked slightly amused. After realizing what he'd done, he left room but Gillan followed.
'Cal? Cal!?.' She grabbed his arm. 'What's wrong with you today? You have never mistaken one emotion for another before.'
'I've.. I've got alot on my mind at the moment.'
'You keep using that excuse but I'm not buying it.' He looked at her for moment. 'What?.'
Cal and Gillian left the school with all the information they could get but they were not sure if they got all the information they needed
"What are you thinking?"
"Nothing just the way they talk about Caroline it just seems...I don't understand why anyone would want to hurt or even kill her?"
"Well love sometimes these things just happen and i wish we could see it coming but we can't"
"Me too, so what was you take on all lot?"
"Well a couple of her school mates where lying, they know about something or they know the person responsible they're just...
Cal met Terry outside a warehouse on the rougher side of town the next day.
Terry opened the door and led him inside.
'Now look Cal, don't try any funny business with these guys alright.'
'Funny business? I don't know what you mean Terry.' [i]They stopped outside an office door. Cal peered in but couldn't see anyone very well. When the door opened, Terry went in but Cal was told to wait outside. He tried to peer in again but still couldn't see. He could just hear Terry's voice, saying how they could trust him but the boss wasn't so sure. After...
Cal phoned Terry and arranged to meet him in his office that night to discuss the deal. He told him to wait till the end of the day and he would text him when everyone was gone. He knew he had to act as normal as possible so no one, especially Foster, would notice.
When seven o'clock came, everyone went home apart from Foster who would normally stay till eight to get paper work done. He knocked on her door.
'Hey love, you alright?.'
'i'm good, just trying to finish this.' He went and sat on the sofa, so she couldn't really see him. He just needed someone...
"Torres have you found anything?"
"No i'm still looking in the drawer, how about you?"
"No i'm still looking through a bunch of boxes that..."
"There's.. there's blood on the side of this one"
"Yeah hang on..It's filled with feathers"
"What, bring it out"
"Oh my God"
"I know they look exactly like Fosters"
"Lightman does know something about"
"Yeah i wonder what else is in here"
"Let's take a look"
Cal was in his office looking through old files, reminiscing about the days when he was first getting started. He then opened his drawer and pulled out a photo of his mother. He smiled but there was sadness in his eyes.
'I'm sorry mum.' He put back in the drawer and locked it. He blames himself for what happened, he wished he spotted it earlier.
'Sorry darling. Didn't hear you come in.'
'I'm fine.' He got up and hugged her. 'Hows your mum?.'
Emily was up and was making breakfast in the kitchen. Cal still wasn't up and that wasn't like him. Emily began to get worried until she heard his footsteps coming down the stairs
"Yeah i didn't get a good night sleep though"
"Yeah i had to sleep on my stomach because of my back"
"How is it?"
"Well it's still sore and it hurt to sleep on it so i'm guessing it will take a little while to heal"
Cal was sitting on the floor in his office leaning against the wall. He kept going over the situation in his head. James? Why did he recognize that name? Why would he just pop up out of the blue like this? He kept thinking about Foster. He couldn't stop
"Then why are you sitting on the floor?"
"I just needed sometime to think"
"Nothing, What are you doing here?"
"School got let out early today"