The next morning, Alex woke up early. Glancing over at Bailey, he smiled. His boyfriend had not said anything except goodnight last night, and had fallen asleep quickly. Alex couldn't blame him, since last night had probably taken a lot out of the speedster. He was very proud of the way he had handled the situation, and Alex felt bad for using the inhibitors. He hated them almost as much as Bailey did, because they took away all freedom.
Leaning over, he moved the sleeping man's hair back, where there was a deep scar above his right eyebrow. Bailey had never explained how that one had happened, but Alex knew it would always be a reminder of bad memories. He knew the speedster had gone through more pain and hardships than the rest of the team, but he was adjusting well. Alex had learned how to love from him, and he was willing to help Bailey move past the painful memories of his past.
Kissing Bailey's forehead, he rolled over, getting out of bed carefully. Getting dressed quickly, he left the room and called the captain.
"Hey, how is that Jorden guy doing? Did you hear back from headquarters yet?" He kept his voice fairly quiet, since he was not far from his room and his sleeping boyfriend.
"Yes, we did," the captain's tired voice came over the other end. "I would like to meet with you, if that's okay. I promise I won't take up your entire day. You deserve to have this one off. There is another issue I would like to address with you, also."
Alex sighed. "Sure, I'll be there in five minutes."
When he got there, Alex noticed the captain and chief were there. Seating himself, he smiled at them. "What did you need, sirs?"
The captain smiled back at him. "Thank you, Agent Mathias. We received information about Agent Daken. Here's his chart. Look over it and tell me what you think, please."
Alex took the file, flipping it open. Inside were several medical charts, and a copy of his power statistics. From what it said, he had been a successful test subject for animal DNA merging. He had come from a donor mother and father, where the scientists mixed cat DNA into his embryo. He had been the first success, and was trained as he grew up to be an agent. He had all the speed, agility, sight and hearing advantage, and light-footedness of a housecat. He also had the temperament, which was a bit reclusive, but feisty. Jorden had been trained as an agent, but worked best alone, because of his standoffish attitude. The government had sent him after the vampires because of his superhuman abilities and his hunting prowess. So far, he had been 100 percent successful.
Alex put the file back down, smiling at the captain. "That's cool. I've heard of the experiments the government has been doing, but didn't know they succeeded. If he will, we could definitely use him on our team. Of course, I will have to talk it over with the others, but I think they will agree with me."
The chief smiled. "He doesn't need training, except in teamwork. As his file states, he has not had experience on a team, and he may be moody and difficult to work with. Talk it over with the others, as you said, and let us know what you think. Regardless of rather he joins you, he has agreed to help with the vampires. According to him, there are not very many left, and they might move on. If they do, they will not be our problem anymore."
Alex nodded. "Captain, there was something else you wanted to speak with me about?"
The captain smiled tensely. "Yes, there was. Do you remember a few days ago, when one of the agents got bitten by a vampire? Well he is not doing very well," he paused, looking at Alex more closely. "One thing I never mentioned to you was that when we tested Bailey's blood last year, we found out that, because of his high metabolism, he heals quickly. His blood type, O, would be compatible with anyone, so it could possibly heal another person, by coursing through their system and driving out the toxins. The only problem is that we would need more than we have. I was wondering if you could talk to him about letting us draw some more blood. I know it is a touchy subject for him,"
Alex sighed. "I understand what you're saying, and I think he might be at the point where he would permit that. Would you like me to ask today?"
"If you feel comfortable with it, please. We need to do something as soon as possible," the captain stood up, shaking Alex's hand. "Thanks for meeting with us."
Alex smiled. "You're welcome. I'll talk to the rest of the team about our cat guy, and also Bailey."
Alex left, going back to his bedroom. When he got there, he noticed Bailey was already awake, but not out of bed. He was reading a book, but put it away when he saw Alex.
"Hey," he grinned, looking up at Alex.
Alex sat down on the bed, biting his lower lip. Smiling at Bailey, he took one of his hands. "I'm really sorry about the way I acted last night. There was no excuse, and I shouldn't have treated you that way. You are my equal, as far as I'm concerned. Screw the subordinate shit, because you mean more to me than anything. I was just worried about you, and stupid to pull rank."
Bailey hugged him, pulling him down on the bed. "It's okay. I promise I will pay more attention next time, and try not to worry you so much."
Alex looked into his eyes. "I love you so much," he whispered, kissing him softly. Bailey leaned back, allowing Alex to deepen the kiss. From the looks of things, they would be spending half of their day off in bed.