Part of the ongoing plot of valrichards kidnapping. The storyline list can be found here.
It was a relatively slow day at the Buy More. With the past week being a wash out and this being the first sunny day in awhile, people were probably outside enjoying the good weather.
Morgan approached the Nerd Herd desk and noticed his friend Chuck was surfing the internet on his computer. "Is it just me or is there no one shopping today?" he asked his friend.
"No, it's not just you, buddy," Chuck replied, looking up from the computer screen. "I've only fixed one cell phone in the three hours I've been working today," "We're basically caught up on everything that was brought in too."
"Wanna do another round of 'Make a Movie End a Lot Quicker?'" Morgan suggested.
Chuck grinned. "That sounds promising. Is Big Mike-"
"He's at lunch."
"All right then. I'll be over in a minute," Chuck replied with a grin. He turned to look at his screen again and his browser was displaying CNN's website. He glanced over the major news stories on the screen and one caught his eye, one of a missing girl. "The poor kid." As he read more of the story, he felt himself slip into a trance-like state and before his eyes flashed a series of images relating to a group known as the Front Range Crime Syndicate. A moment later, he snapped out of his trance, gasping slightly. I better find Casey,
he then thought to himself. He didn't want to wander the store aimlessly to find him so he picked up his cell phone and dialed Casey's number.
"What?" Casey growled when he picked up.
"Um...you better come over here. I kinda," Chuck stopped himself and glanced around to make sure no one was nearby. When he saw no one near him, he continued, "Need to talk to you about something."
"Fine." Then the connection ended.
Casey arrived at the desk in less than a minute. "You rang?"
Chuck pointed at his computer screen at the story he flashed on.
"Yeah, missing kid. Sad story. What about it?"
Chuck lowered his voice. "What do you know about the Front Range Crime Syndicate?"
Casey raised an eyebrow. "Violent organization. Known for planning attacks to further their goals. Controlled a crime ring in Colorado for awhile. Most of 'em are in jail though. Why do you ask?"
"I think they're behind this kidnapping."
"What? Bartowski, are you-"
"Well, why else would the-" Chuck stopped himself and looked around, making sure no one was nearby. The coast was clear once more. He then whispered, "Why else would the Intersect display their files when I read this story?"
Casey sighed. "Fine. I'll run this up the flag pole and see if we're to get involved. For now, go find your idiot friend. He was bugging me asking me where you were."
Chuck nodded. "Okie dokie." Then he walked to the video camera department where Morgan was waiting.