Linz slowly woke up to see A.J.'s loving eyes looking at her. She returned the look with a long passionate kiss. She almost fell back asleep in his arms when there was a knock at the bedroom door. A.J. got up carefully and went to the door.
"Who is it?" he asked, smiling at Linz.
"It's me." Kevin's voice answered worriedly.
A.J. turned serious to hear Kevin worried. He quickly let Kevin in.
"Have you seen Katie?" Kevin asked.
"No, why?" A.J. closed the door.
"I can't find her. She said she as tired last night and she drove herself home. I went over to her hotel and she wasn't there."
"Settle down. She's probably just doing something," Linz said as she sat up and put her hair up.
"Yeah, I guess you're right," Kevin sighed. "I'll call her a little later. Thanks, Linz."
A.J. closed the door and came back to he bed and laid on top of Linz and kissed her.
"What was that for?"
"Handling that so well." A.J. kissed Linz again.
"What else do you want me to handle?" Linz said with a smile.
A.J. wrapped his arms around Linz and kissed her.
Kevin picked up the phone and dialed Katie's #. No answer. Where could she be? he thought to himself in his room. Maybe she left early. No she would have called or left a message. A message! he thought. Kevin quickly dialed his voicemail. 3 message. Come on, Katie, don't let me down, he begged her in his mind. Damn it. None of them were from her.
Linz walked through the open air market.
"Je voudrais des pommes et des apricôt," Linz said.
"La-bas." The vendor pointed.
"Merci." Linz looked at where he pointed.
"De rien," the vendor smiled.
"Au-Revoir," Linz waved.
"Au-Revoir," the vendor waved back.
A.J. grabbed her hand and turned her around to kiss her. "You need to watch where you're going." A.J. kissed her.
"You'll have to punish me later," Linz smiled as they kissed again. Linz's phone went off but she tried to ignore it as she enjoyed a passionate kiss with A.J.
"Aren't you going to get that?" He pulled away.
"Well, I wasn't going to but hey. Hello?" Linz answered with an effervescent tone.
"Who's this?" Linz her tone got deeper.
"What did you do to her?" Linz was practically yelling.
"Yes, but is she ok?" she settled down.
"Um, yeah, ok. Just don't do anything to her, please," Linz begged.
"I can?" Linz asked.
"Katie? Katie, it's Linz. Don't worry I'm going to tell Kevin. Just sit tight ok?" Linz looked worried.
Linz hung up the phone.
"What is it? What happened to Katie?" A.J. asked looking into her eyes.
"She's been kidnapped." Linz stared off into space.
"Kidnapped?!" A.J. exclaimed.
"Shh, keept it on the DL or Katie's gonna get it," Linz said as she put her finger over A.J.'s confused lips.
Kevin paced across the room when he found out what had happened. "What are we going to do?"
"They want us to meet in the apartment of the man who built the Eiffel Tower."
"No prob, there."
"Besides the fact that it's inside the Eiffel Tower." Linz's stomach turned at the thought of going that high.
A.J. sensed her fear and went over to her. "You don't have to go if you don't want to go." A.J. held her hands close to him.
"No, she's my friend. I have to go."
"What about this Eiffel Tower place?" Kevin asked.
"I've been there before," Linz sighed. "It's pretty small. There are two rooms. An entrance and a bedroom. Katie will probably be in the bedroom."
"What do we do then?" Kevin asked.
"There are entrances above both rooms. A.J. and I can distract them in the entrance room while you go into the bedroom and get Katie and leave," Linz explained.
"How will we get down?" A.J. asked.
"The same way we go up. Climb the stairs," Linz said.
Katie tried to untie herself but it was fruitless. Please Kevy don't come, she begged him silently. It's not that she didn't want to be saved but it was a trick. This Heather girl was evil. Why would anyone want Kevin dead. Everything would be ok as long as there was someone with Kevin.
Linz talked to the police. They were going to keep it down. Close to Eiffel Tower but send undercover cops up to look like tourists. Keep suspicions down. Set up a net on the second floor just in case. The net was set and police were in place. The terrorists? Clueless hopefully.
Heather walked towards Katie. She bent down to be at Katie's level.
"This was too easy. The police don't even know about it and your friends think they can do it by themselves. Kevin will be gone before t'night is over."
Katie struggled with anger to get out of the ropes. Heather laughed at Katie's attempt and walked away.
Millions of things were running through Linz's head as she climbed the stairs of the Eiffel Tower.
"Almost there?" Linz whispered to A.J. who was right behind her.
"Are you ok?" A.J. asked.
"Yeah. I just hope Katie is," Linz said.
"Which one do I go in?" Kevin asked.
"The second one. I'll show you," Linz said as she took out her gun.
The three got there and climbed on top of the suspended apartment. Linz showed Kevin where to go and gave him the rope. She tied it on a notch right outside the latch, and went over to where A.J. was standing. A.J. turned to Linz and looked deep into her eyes. He knew she didn't want to do this.
"I love you. Maybe next time we can take a more relaxing trip," A.J. said.
"Sounds good," Linz smiled.
The two kissed passionately, not knowing if they would be able to after this ordeal.
Linz motioned to Kevin that they were going and she plunged into the room, A.J. right behind her. They landed back to back. Ready to fight. The lights were off and it was pitch black. Suddenly the lights went on and there were three men surrounding them. Three big men. Linz shot off her gun to signal Kevin to go.
Kevin heard the shot and jumped into the room. He immediately ran over to Katie. He untied the gag and hugged her. He started to pick her up when he felt something go up his spine.
"Nice to see you again, Kevy-Poo," Heather said.
"What do you want, Heather?" Kevin stood in front of Katie protectively.
"Only you." She tickled his chest as he looked away from her.
"Come on Kevy..."
"Don't call me that."
"Don't you want it like it used to be? I know you loved it," she said.
Linz kicked the gun out of the last guard and held hers up.
"Get down! Get down!" she demanded.
"And move it all around," A.J. sang. "Oh sorry."
"That's ok," she said as she finished tying the guard up.
"Well, I guess we can get out of..." Linz was interrupted by a scream and Kevin's voice saying no.
"He's supposed to be out of here already!" Linz said as she loaded her gun. They went into the other room to see Heather and an open latch at the bottom of the apartment floor.
Katie held onto Kevin tightly as they fell.
"I love you."
"I love you forever."
Suddenly they hit the net Kevin on top of Katie. They began to kiss passionately.
"Madamoiselle, Monsieur. Could you Americans please move?"
"Kevin before we start could you untie me?" Katie asked.
"Sure," Kevin said as he quickly untied her, and began to kiss her neck.
"Kevin they're tell us to get up."
"Fine but I want you all to myself t'nite."
"Ok, fine with me," she said as they walked off the net.
"Bombs away!" Linz said as she landed face first on the net. "Smooth landing my ass."
Linz turned herself over only to see A.J. coming right towards her.
"Umph! G-d A.J. That hurt."
"Where'd Heather go?"
"I don't know."
"You don't know?"
"Guys she's stuck on the Eiffel Tower surrounded by police. I don't think she's going anywhere."
"I hate to tell you Linz but they invented this thing called an elevator..."
"Too bad, I can't try one seeing that they're all closed down."
"Oh, I see."
"Umph." Heather landed on the net.
Linz immediately twisted her gun out of her back pocket. "Freeze bitch."
Heather was all tucked away in a French prison when Katie and Kevin got back to the hotel. "We have to leave tomorrow?"
"Yeah, I'm sorry I ruined our vacation, sweetie," Katie apologized.
"It's not your fault," Kevin said.
"Next time we come for a performance ew'll go to the actually visitable parts of the Eiffel Tower," Kevin said as they laughed.