The Call

I'm receiving a call...

📱BENNY:  

Xinshen, it's me, Benny. I'll be back in 45 minutes. Sorry it... Sorry. I... Sorry that it took so long to... do the mission.

6 hours later... he calls.

📱NIKITA:  

Benny... what is going on?

📱BENNY:  

Just calling to tell you things went smoothly, and... I'll be there soon, 45 minutes! 45 minutes, just wait for me there...

His speech... he's stuttering.

📱NIKITA:  

I know it went smoothly, I can see it on the news... You didn't need to call.


*Muffled sounds from Benny*


What's really going on here...?


*Coughing sounds from Benny*


📱NIKITA:

Benny? Are you there? Hello?

📱BENNY:  

I'm here... I'm on my way. I'll see you soon... 

Just give me the money we agreed upon.

Money? What money?

Wait a minute... I know exactly what this is...

They've captured him...

NIKITA:  

Li. Roland. They captured him.

ROLAND:  

What? How? I thought they're all dead from that massive explosion...

LI:  

Not all of them, but a lot of them.

I can play along, Benny.

📱NIKITA:  

45 minutes... sounds good.

📱BENNY:  

Oh, wait, also, maybe you can just meet me halfway? 

I'd like my money sooner rather than later.

📱NIKITA:  

Um, one moment, please.

NIKITA:  

The Sun Yee On are forcing him to call me and make a bluff. If he cracked, they might be coming here now.

LI:  

What is he saying to you?

NIKITA:  

Well, he told me he would return in 45 minutes and that everything went well... It's pretty clear what that means though. 

Also, he said he wants his money which was never part of the plan. He's trying to let me know there's something wrong. 

We are all in danger. They're coming. And they'll disguise themselves as Benny. 

An assassin is coming, maybe more than one. We have 45 minutes max.

📱NIKITA:  

So, you want the money earlier rather than later... You're only 45 minutes away, why do I have to meet you halfway?


*Muffled sounds from Benny*


📱BENNY:  

You know what... Don't worry about it. It'll be okay, I'll just meet you back at the house.

📱NIKITA:  

Hmmm. Alright, see you then, Benny.

*Benny hangs up*