Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Wedding of Ben Chatham: Part 2

OK folks, here is part 2 of this dramatic story. The plot thickens:


Ben is thrown into the back of a police van and driven off at speed. Katie Ryan adds another layer of lipstick before taking out her mobile phone and calling Ben's father followed by Captain Jack Harkness......

Meanwhile Ben arrives at the police station and is dragged into the station by two burly officers:
"You cannot treat me like this. What the hell is going on?" he demands. One of the policemen laughs sardonically:
"We can treat you as we like mate as you're under special measures. Riot prevention."
"Oh what is this? I have never condoned, supported or engaged in rioting in my life and if any of my associates engaged in such behaviour then they would no longer be my associates I assure you." One of the policemen offers Ben a pound coin:
"'Ere take this".
"What for?" Ben asks.
"So you can call someone who gives a ¤¤¤¤". The policemen laugh and throw Ben into a cell. The wall has bloodstains on it and crumpled in the corner is a badly beaten young man who Ben is shocked to see is Kyle.
"What? What the hell have they done to you?" Ben shouts , cradling Kyle's bloodstained head. Kyle tried to speak and then lapsed into unconsciousness.

Several hours later Katie Ryan and Captain Jack Harkness met up in the Scholar's Arms bar in Cambridge. Katie was applying eyeshadow when Jack walked in looking perturbed. Katie decided that a smile would seem a tad desperate so she turned away and pretended not to see Jack. Jack strode over to her:
"Hey babe, whats all this about. You know I've got better things to do than run around helping you lot out all the time. Whats Ben got himself involved with now."
Katie flashed Jack an enticing look and sipped her martini:
"Oh sit down please Jack and stop complaining. Why do men always complain when there's work to be done?"
"Look Katie lets have none of your games. Whats going on?"
"Ben, Kyle and Jake have been arrested and our HQ has been ransacked. For some reason Operation Delta has been closed down. I may be in danger myself hence us meeting up here instead of in the Mermaid. Now would you like a drink?"
"Hell Katie this sounds like some goddam conspiracy. Were you followed here?" Katie smiles:
"I don't think so but I can't be sure. So lets make the most of it now while we still have time". Katie pulls Jack to her with his tie and gives him a huge kiss which Jack reciprocates.
"Hell babe you're as hot as ever. Theres a bed waiting for you at mine when this is all over" Jack says with a glint in his eye.

Meanwhile Ben is slumped in the corner of the cell with Kyle, who is lapsing in and out of consciousness. He has given up shouting for help and has wrapped his friend in his jacket to keep him warm. Suddenly the door bursts open and a plain clothes police inspector strides in:
"Mr Chatham you are to be released on bail."
"Hey what are you going to do about Kyle here, he's badly hurt. Furthermore none of this makes any rational sense. I have not been interviewed yet. Since when did the police release suspects prior to interview?"
"We ask the questions Mr Chatham. Now come with me."
"Not until you furnish medical assistance to Kyle". The inspector snaps his fingers and two policemen enter and drag Ben out of the cell.
"I'll make sure you people answer for this. I belong to the Conservative Party" Ben shouts as he is manhandled into the station foyer where his father is waiting.
"Er dad? Why are you here?" Alastair Chatham gave his son an icy stare:
"I have just had to bail you out Benjamin. I feel totally humiliated. Now get in the car!"
As they leave the building a mass of paparazzi surge forward taking photographs.

As Ben's father drove through the Cambridgeshire countryside Ben tried to reason with him:
"Look those photographers were there for a reason. The whole thing must be about discrediting me personally and Operation Delta in particular. Its a conspiracy. No special measures exist that allow the police to beat people up in cells and arrest and release people randomly without interviewing them. Its ridiculous." Mr Chatham stared at the road ahead:
"Benjamin, I have just had to bail you out of police custardy and tomorrow the newspapers will no doubt be full of stories linking you to riot offences, theft and illicit drugs. I am shocked and disgusted with you. Earlier I left your mother sobbing on the sofa. Its bad enough that you have clearly been running an organisation that employs criminals and drugtakers but to engage in such things yourself? What the hell were you thinking?"
"Its rubbish all of it. You know I would not condone such activities".
"Do I? You know I really don't think I know you at all anymore Benjamin. You persist in avoiding a proper career, you run around Cambridge getting drunk and having immoral relations with other young men. And now this. Well it ends now. You will straighten your life out or I will cut you completely from mine and your mother's lives. You will get nothing in my will; I'll leave it all to your brother."
"What? You can't do that. You think he's straight or something? He slept with my boyfriend".
"Please don't lie to me Benjamin. You have a clear choice. You either end this homosexual phase of yours and more importantly wind up this Operation Delta organisation immediately or we will disown you completely................."

................... to be continued.

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