Luis walked into a warehouse near the border where he ran into a guard who gave him a smartphone and a message from Jorge, “call me.” Jorge spoke to Luis that night about being picked up by the woman in the truck and how they were willing to help them save Maria and how they didn’t know about their mission. Luis spent the last two days trying to find help getting Maria and her children out of the village, but no one was willing to go into a warzone for a woman without a significant amount of money. Luis found a quiet place out of the sun and called Jorge using the new phone. The call consisted of a split screen between Jorge and a strange slightly dark-skinned stranger. The stranger said his name was Jack and he and his friends were on the way. Jack said, “just stay where you are, and we will meet you there in about six hours.” Luis asked, “wouldn’t it be better if I come to you?” The image on the phone changed to an aerial picture of the village showing a military buildup to the southwest. Jack said, “we don’t have the time. In the morning they are moving in, and all hell is going to break loose.” A voice said, “Sir, we are about to land.” Jack said, “we are on the way.” The call ended, and Luis turned the phone off not wanting the American to be able to track him.
Wendy watched the Gulfstream land on what was little more than a smoothed-out patch of dirt in the desert. She had met Jack before, but he seemed to have aged thirty years since she last saw him. A man that had to be the pilot followed him with an angry tone saying, “this isn’t an airport. We need fuel or this plane isn’t going anywhere.” Behind him was a tall supermodel of a woman with long blonde braided hair and a rifle case over her shoulder. A woman with a prosthetic hand and three other men got out and started to unload the plane into the truck Wendy brought for them. Jack walked over to Wendy and said, “we need to go now.” Wendy looked over at her pink van. Only Jorge, Scott and Jill came with her thinking they were going back to the station. Jack said, “if we leave now, we can make it to the village by midnight, but every minute wasted brings us closer to the military moving in.” Wendy said, “OK, I’m sending the van back. There is a place along the way we can get another truck, but I don’t want to take anyone that isn’t willing to go.” Jack looked over at the hot-pink van and said, “yeah, that might stand out.”
Two hours later, they were closing in on the border with Scott behind the wheel of a Toyota Forerunner with Jill at his side. Wendy told Jill to drive the van back to the station, but she said, “there is no way I’m not going on this.” They ended up leaving the van with the plane’s pilot to drive to the station and arrange for some fuel. Luis told them he would have weapons for them across the border and using the smartphone he, Jack and Wendy planned out the operation. Wendy didn’t like bringing a teenager, but it wouldn’t be the first time she did. Jack was on the phone with his daughter saying, “yes I do understand, but you can’t kick him there.” After some silence, he said, “he won’t know you like him if you kick him between the legs.” He ended the call and said to no one in particular, “my daughter thinks the way to tell a boy she likes him is to kick him in the nuts.” Jill said, “it could be worse, I had my first time with a boy in an elementary school bathroom when I was in the fifth grade.” Jorge looked at the clock than to the phone then back to the clock wondering just how long he would have to be around these people.
Luis watched as three vehicles approached from the east. He opened the garage door, and they pulled inside. Luis pulled Jorge aside and asked, “can we trust them?” Jorge replied with a question, “do we have a choice?” Luis turned to the others, and without introducing himself, he showed them to the guns. He had several old rifles spread across a table. Most of them were bolt actions that looked old enough to have been used in World War One. Wendy shook her head saying, “you have to be kidding me.” Luis replied, “this was all I could manage in such a short time.” Jack nodded to the woman calling herself TC. She went to one of the trucks and pulled out three bags. Inside were nine FN P90s with suppressors. Jack said, “we have some contacts with the Israeli Army as well as a few Russian friends who can get us almost anything we need. Another bag had two m40 sniper rifle suppressors. Wendy handed the rifles to Scott and Jill saying, “this is the only way you two are going to be a part of this.” They knew not to bother arguing after she gave an order.
Jack rolled out a map of the village of Jaluco. He looked to Luis and said, “mark where she should be as well as any security you know.” Jack handed Luis a bag filled with little green army men as well as a red queen from a chess set. Jack said, “I’m going to need to get those back, or my son will kill me.” Luis put the queen on the house near the outskirts of the village. He then placed a series of the machinegun men around the village with four of the spotters around showing where the sentries are placed also showing an opening where they could move in. Jack placed two diecast cars on the map near the blind spot. He then placed a diecast tank on the west side of the village saying, “this is the direction the army is coming.” He placed another tank on the east then another on the southern side and said, “also here and here.” He added a small diecast replica of Santa Clause and his slay. Pushing Santa between the two cars and into the village, Jack said, “with Scott and Jill acting as overwatch, we move in and take the girl as quietly as possible.” Jorge put a soldier on a building near the center. He said, “they use this warehouse as an armory. I take it out while you get my sister.” Luis said, “we take it out before you strike leading them away from the house while helping in the army invade the village.”