*Disclaimer: Infringement not intended. Character names owned by La Femme Nikita Production & USA Network. Most of the terms are known terms based off the show, if you want a resource of what a word means, you can visit the LFN Forever website’s encyclopedia at http://lfnforever.tripod.com/id36.htm.
Shayne Samuelle-Jones & Eric Sven are characters personally created by H.M. Gautsch. Infringement not intended.
Shayne is doing her morning workout routine as she does sit ups in the living room with the bottom of her couch holding her feet. In the background, the music transitions from the end of “Hero” by Pop Evil to the beginning of “Call Me” by Shinedown as she finishes her last set. Sweat pours down her face as she makes her way to sit upon the couch. The song seems to direct her to reminiscing all the events that have occurred with her family. She grabs the towel on top of the stereo system and wipes her face. There is a knock at the door. Shayne looks towards the door and slowly makes her away. She looks into the peep hole and notices it being Nikita. She unlocks the door and opens. As more of the apartment is revealed, there is a set-up of sunglasses hanging along the island in the kitchen, like as Nikita once organized in her old apartment years ago when she first started with Section One. Nikita is in a long black leather dress w/ a black blouse and black gloves. In her hands, she holds red sun glasses to show the small individualism she has left while she still holds as Operations. Nikita walks in and observes the apartment.
Shayne – “Hey, mother. What brings you here this morning?”
Nikita – “I figured I stop by to see how you are settling in your new digs before I head into work. Really impressive.”
Nikita looks at the sunglasses set up and heads to the island. She takes her right hand and glides it across the glasses like she had once before, but in a slower matter. She smiles.
Nikita – “It looks like you are making it your home, Shayne.”
Shayne – “Doing what I can to be at comfort.”
Shayne heads to the kitchen to grab a glass and fill it with water. Nikita sits at one of the bar stools at the island. Shayne signals with her glass to her mother as she swallows a sip of water.
Shayne – “Mmm… Would you like something to drink?”
Nikita – “Tea would be nice.”
As Shayne grabs her tea kettle from a cupboard and fills it with water, she continues her conversation with Nikita.
Shayne – “So, what time do you have to report in?”
Nikita – “Your father is already in work prepping for the briefing at 0800 hours, so I have a couple hours yet.”
Shayne puts the kettle on the stove and turns on the stove.
Shayne – “It’s actually become a nice thing to have him return overall. I must admit.”
Nikita smiles at Shayne’s confession.
Shayne – “Six months ago, if you would have asked me then, I wouldn’t have even believed life would be like this. We have the most fucked up job in the world, however, with the family together. It feels normal and complete. I must be growing up.”
Nikita – “I must admit, I am impressed with you, Shayne.”
Shayne returns a smile back at her mother as she leans her back and hands against the kitchen counter, while remaining eye contact with Nikita.
Section One – The Perch
Michael is going over a few panels from the previous missions in the last week that Jasmine, Mendez, and the new recruit, Eric Sven, have been on separately. He continues with his tech-savvy skills set and also observes Shayne’s progress notes from the therapist that he hired to help with her nightmares. He switches the profile access to Adam’s status with the Gelman Process. Michael notices a decryption in the profile as the Gelman Process seems to deteriorate in Adam’s mind. Michael calls for Madeline.
Michael – “Madeline.”
Madeline appears as a hologram next to Michael and observes alongside to discover his concern.
Michael – “What is going on with Adam?”
Madeline – “We should have seen this coming considering Nikita’s same recovery from the Gelman Process.”
Michael – “Can anything be done?”
Madeline – “A rerun in the process, but even that is a high risk in itself.”
Michael – “Explain.”
Madeline – “We only have so much Intel from Dr. Gelman with the process. We only received 45% of his accomplishments before he was untraceable. It was never fully completed in a production to successfully turn the brain waves 100%. Why do you think you were able to successfully reverse the process with Nikita? If we were able to attract 100% of Gelman’s process, you would have never have been able to bring the old Nikita back.”
Michael – “So, Adam is slowly returning to his old self?”
Madeline – “That’s the highest probability at this rate.”
Michael pulls out his cell phone from his pocket and dials a speed dial number in his phone. He puts the phone to his ear and waits for an answer on the other end.
Michael – “Josephine.”
Section One – Van Access
The clearance is made above the door to the entrance of Section. The door opens and there stands Nikita in the same attire and Shayne in her new attire, black slacks, a grey button down shirt, black vest, & grey/black bandana, black jewelry accessories, & her black framed eye glasses as her last touch. It is officially known that Shayne has a taste of fashion like her mom, but also with her own style, as she sports black biker boots, as Nikita sports high heels. Both Shayne & Nikita head towards Comms, where Jason is revealed for a visit to Section.
Shayne – “Well, if it isn’t good ole’ Jason.”
Shayne says with a smile and hugs him from behind, as he seems to be going through some numbers in the system.
Jason – “Hello, darlin’.”
Shayne – “How have you been?”
Shayne sits in a chair next to Jason. As Jason and Shayne plays catch up, Nikita continues to walk towards the Perch, where Michael is standing and watching over Section. Nikita looks up to Michael and they meet eyes.
Section One – The Perch
Nikita enters the perch, as Michael picks up the window’s remote and dims it from the exterior.
Nikita – “Good morning, love.”
Michael – “Good morning.”
Nikita goes straight into business with the conversation as both are used to putting Section’s business before their relationship, for the security of their children.
Nikita – “How are the numbers holding?”
Michael – “Decent. We remain at 98% success rate. Highest in all of Oversight.”
Nikita – “Brilliant. And Eric? It’s his one year review.”
Michael – “I know.”
Nikita – “And?”
Michael – “He has his distractions.”
Nikita – “And?”
Michael – “He’s not the only one.”
Nikita – “Considering him being in his mid-30s, he does have a lot of work cut out for him.”
Michael – “Patience.”
Nikita looks over Eric’s profile, a handsome lad from Sweden.
Nikita – “Well, at least he doesn’t have a problem with getting women’s attention.”
Michael – “That’s why we brought him.”
Nikita – “As well as his history in the government with counter terrorism expertise. I feel he is one of the best assets we have found in a long time.”
Michael – “We shall see.”
Michael and Nikita change the direction of their attention back down to Comms and watches as Eric appears to converse with Jason and Shayne.
Section One – Comms
Jason is finishing up his system checks on the main computer. Shayne is chilling next to him, half-spinning around in her chair like a little school girl.
Jason – “Alright. That should do it.”
Eric and Jasmine walk by as they are walking towards the training bay for Eric’s physical training of the day. Eric is in all black, muscle shirt and sweat pants, as Jasmine is in similar clothes style. Jasmine continues to walk, as Eric stops by as he discovers Shayne & Jason.
Eric – “Morning.”
Shayne – “Morning, Eric.”
Jason – “Morning. I’m Jason, from Oversight.”
Eric – “Good to meet you. I’m Eric. A new recruit with a middle-age for this place.”
Jason examines Eric’s body.
Jason – “Looks like you don’t have a problem fitting in.”
Shayne – “He’s one of our new Valentine Ops.”
Jason – “I can see why, but don’t worry. You aren’t really my type. I wish you the best of luck, Eric. Just don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. It won’t make your job any easier.”
Jason smiles at Eric and Shayne giggles. Jason stands up and closes his suit case. Shayne stands up with him. He directs his next line towards Shayne.
Jason – “Alright, love. Tell your folks it was good seeing y’all.”
Shayne – “I will, J.”
Jason leaves Comms and heads to Van Access with two security operatives, who appears from the crowd of Section ops working. Jasmine re-appears in Comms.
Jasmine – “Eric, we are on a tight schedule today. Come on.”
Eric – “Sorry, Jasmine.”
Eric smiles at Shayne and follows Jasmine to the training bay.
Section One – Briefing Table
Nikita is at the head of the table where Operations once stood. The line at the briefing goes as such from Nikita’s left to right, Michael, Shayne, Mendez, Stephen, Griff, & Adam. Nikita starts the meeting as she turns on the holographic profile displayed digitally on the table.
Nikita – “This is Fredrick Baigne. There is evidence that he is in the progress of awakening the sleeper-cell, Glass Curtain through Red Cell and having them join forces in terrorism activities against Western Europe. His first target is Madrid, Spain, where he wants to plant a biological gas element in the train station’s system, so it can transfer across regions through rail transport.
Shayne – “Didn’t Section shut down Glass Curtain years ago?”
Nikita – “Yes. In the past five years, Baigne has been recruiting and organizing the cell with the knowledge of Red Cell’s new lead, Boris Vadim.”
Shayne – “Wait…”
Michael – “Red Cell relocated to Russia two years ago, knowing the challenges of Section’s abilities to reach them.”
Shayne – “Is Red Cell attempting to brew up Cold War II by residing in Russia?”
Nikita – “It looks as if that’s their mission.”
Shayne – “What is the accountability like for the States? Are they aware?”
Nikita – “From my Intel, they are, but this is not our current focus.”
Shayne – “Where is Baigne?”
Nikita – “He has a safe house in Belarus.”
Nikita switches the hologram screen to Belarus’s geographic Intel.
Nikita – “Belarus is unstable due to the current government changing, so when we go in, we must be cautious. The safe house is located on the outskirts of Minsk, about 20 meters out of the city.”
Griff – “What’s the security probability for this place?”
Nikita – “It’s heavily armed with about 25 guards inside and out.”
Griff – “Sounds like Baigne is aware that we are going to try to obtain him.”
Nikita – “Yes. We will need as many key operatives as possible for this mission. Jasmine, Mendez, Shayne, you, Adam, and Seeks. Depending on Sven’s numbers, this may be also his first mission with Section.”
Shayne – “I don’t think he’s ready.”
From behind the group, Jasmine and Eric overhears the briefing conversation and Eric feels that he needs to express his opinion.
Eric – “He’s ready.”
Shayne and Michael turn and sees Eric, with his arms crossed while standing tall and Jasmine behind him with her head down, as she feels she’s failed to keep him in abeyance.
Jasmine – “I apologize for the intrusion, Nikita.”
Nikita keeps silence, but exchanges eye contact with Michael. Michael helps himself out of his chair and heads towards Eric. Even though he is shorter than Eric, Eric feels Michael’s dominance and presence in Section, as he approaches. Instead of stopping, Michael walks back through the door way and pauses in front of the Comms area and turns his head towards Eric, as Eric keeps his awareness on Michael.
Michael – “Come with me.”
Eric unfolds his arms and follows Michael towards the changing bay, which is on the other side of Van Access and is where operatives prep before heading out on a mission.
Nikita – “Now that is taken care of, is there any more questions?”
Shayne – “What time are we assigned?”
Nikita – “2200 hours. Madeline will have your panels ready in two hours. Stand by until the panels are ready.”
Shayne nods in acceptance.
Section One: Changing Bay
Michael walks in, as Eric follows. Without words, Michael grabs a bullet proof vest. He turns and puts the vest out for Eric to grab.
Michael – “If you want Shayne’s attention, prove to her what kind of operative you are through your actions, not words.”
Eric grabs the bullet proof vest and tries it on.
Eric – “Is your statement your way of approving my hope to successfully pursue?”
Eric smiles at Michael, as Michael remains in his stealth image.
Michael – “No.”
Eric’s smile fades, as he keeps eye contact on Michael, as Michael adjusts the fit of the vest.
Michael – “Panels will be ready in two hours. After you grab your panel, you will be directed to munitions to be issued your 9 mil and other weapons that may be assigned to you during this mission.”
Eric – “Roger.”
Michael leaves the changing room and heads back towards the perch. Eric remains in the room and sits on a bench to think of the life he is now in.
Section One – Munitions
Shayne, Jasmine, Mendez, & Griff are all in their tactical gear and gathering their weapons and equipment for the upcoming mission. Eric arrives.
Jasmine – “You ready for this?”
Eric – “As ready as I can be.”
Stephen walks up to Eric from the back.
Stephen – “Alright, newbie. What does your panel say?”
Eric looks on his panel, confused, as to not being able to find the equipment list. He hits a few buttons and a relief expression lays on his face.
Eric – “9 Mil Pistol, five grenades, & an M4 assault weapon.”
Stephen – “Well, looks like someone gets to provide the fireworks show for this mission.”
The operatives smile, as they continue to pack their backs with the other necessities for the mission. Nikita walks up to the teams.
Nikita – Shayne, Michael will be on Comms back here. You are lead for this mission.”
Shayne – “Roger.”
Nikita – “To assure the highest probability for success, I am dividing Mendez and Jasmine into the two teams. Any questions?”
Everyone remains silent as they zip up their bags and start heading to Van Access.
Nikita – “Shayne.”
Shayne looks back at her mother, as Nikita signals with her finger to come here.
Shayne – “What is it?”
Nikita – “Be careful.”
Shayne smiles and kisses her mother on the cheek.
Shayne – “The one thing that remains in me during these missions, is the survival instinct of my father.”
Shayne turns and heads towards Van Access to keep up with the rest of the teams, as Michael comes up behind Nikita. Nikita becomes aware of Michael’s approach, even as he remains silent.
Nikita – “Coffee?”
Michael looks over to Nikita, as she watches the empty door way towards the Van Access.
Michael – “Yes.”