Thursday, 10 December 2009

Voyage into Slavery Ch2

Channel 23 was a highly popular television station,in Hong Kong.It's main feature was broadcasting documentaries,on real life issues.There was certainly a lot of interesting stuff to choose from,and it scored very well in the ratings war.

One of the key factors,due to the channel's success,was the touch of glamour the producers added to the shows.The big brass certainly knew,that having a very pretty girl presenting the programme,would be a very well chosen move.

One of Channel 23's programmes was called 'Criminal Hunters' This was one of their top viewed shows.It showed real life crime cases,and it was always talked about in Hong Kong.

Of course,the show was presented by two pretty Hong Kong girls,Michelle Chan,and Jane Li.Both girls had worked very hard for their first break,in television.They'd both proved it time and time again,that looks were only part of the deal.

Both Michelle and Jane prepared their chosen assignments very well.They'd met a lot of interesting people,and were very well liked by many they'd interviewed.

Michelle always did the interviews.Jane was the camerawoman and sound assistant in one.Both girls did very well,in presenting it.It was Michelle that did the interviewing,as Jane prefered to remain in the background,doing the filming.

The show always had increasing ratings,as it proved highly exciting to watch.Michelle did the interviewing,as she had a really bubbly personality.She had short jet black hair,that just fell onto her shoulders.Her eyes were warm,and Michelle was a big hit,wherever she went.Indeed,it was almost superstar status,and whilst Michelle always appreciated her loyal legions of adoring fans,it was always good to get a break.

Jane was much more quieter,and more shy than Michelle.She was very pretty though,as Michelle had often told her.Jane's hair was the same jet black colour,as practically all the Oriental people had.It was slightly shorter than Michelle's,just reaching the back of her neck,and her personality was still just as warm as Michelle's.

Jane preferred to remain in the background,doing her job as camera operator.She was very smart,as Jane had long experience filming.It was something she enjoyed doing very much,but hated it,when Michelle literally grabbed the camera from her,and showed her to the audience.Although Jane smiled shyly into the camera,she didn't waste a second,getting back to her position.Fame wasn't what she craved.

Their show continued to be a roaring success,as the ratings kept on increasing.In recent times though,the producers of 'Criminal Hunters' had decided to give Michelle and Jane more dangerous assignments.

This time,the girls were told to feature cases,that involved a lot of highly unpleasant people.Both girls did their homework well,checking out their chosen subjects,and they were more than alarmed,to see that practically all the people they were going to confront,had a history of violence.They obviously wouldn't take kindly to being asked about any past wrongdoings.

Many times,both Michelle and Jane had been physically threatened,by the criminal figures they were investigating.Fortunately,the show's producers had provided excellent protection with bodyguards.None of the two girls had so much suffered a scratch,although they'd both been truly terrified at times.

There had indeed,been many close calls.Their programme was not just popular with the viewing public,but it was watched intently,by the Hong Kong police.Due to the girls good work,the police had managed to arrest many criminals,still on the run.

Yet,as a consequence,the criminals also watched the show,and they knew full well what Michelle and Jane were doing.Again,many times,the girls were also threatened with revenge,as the police dragged their latest arrest away.Both girls showed utter professionalism,not showing any fear at the threats,but inwardly,it was a different story.

At the present moment,both Michelle and Jane were sitting at their desks,in one of Channel 23's studios.Jane was busy checking over her camera,whilst Michelle was checking messages,on her answerphone.There was a new message waiting for her.

'Good morning,Miss Chan.' It was a woman's voice,speaking Cantonese,and although the woman's voice sounded polite,Michelle detected a sinister tone to it.

'I have some interesting news for you.' The woman's voice continued.'It regards a certain ship,the 'Eastern Princess' currently docked here,in Hong Kong.If you'd like an exclusive,please come here,Dock 6,at 9pm.You can bring Miss Li,but nobody else,or else,all is lost.' With that,the woman had hung up.

Michelle glanced up at Jane.'What do you think?'

'I don't like it,Michelle.' Jane shook her head worriedly.These type of phone calls usually landed both of them in trouble.She hadn't liked the sound of that woman's voice.

'She never explained what the problem was.'Jane told her friend.'Why didn't she?'

'You know as well as I do,Jane.' Michelle replied.'Some people won't tell,until they feel secure.'Although privately,Michelle did agree with her.That woman hadn't told them what the problem was,and added to that,that voice had given her the creeps too.

Even so,Michelle always had a sense of intrigue,and for adventure.She then typed in the details of the 'Eastern Princess' into her computer.The details came up immidiately.

Michelle read out aloud to Jane,as she scanned the screen.

'It's a Thai owned cruise ship,operating from Bangkok to Tokyo Bay in Japan.'Michelle's intrigue was increasing,as she read out more to Jane.

'It's a popular cruise.' Michelle went on,still reading the information displayed.'No security issues.'

However,as Michelle continued to read,she saw something of concern.

'Several young female passengers disappeared,whilst on board.No trace ever found.'

'So that woman knows something.' Jane stated.

'It would appear so.' Michelle nodded her assent.'I wonder why she rang us?'

'What do you want to do?'

'Well,it's a chance for a new story.' Michelle grinned.'I'm not going to miss it.'

'You mean you're really going to meet her?' Jane was full of disbelief.'Alone,in the docks at night?'

'I won't be alone,Jane.' Michelle answered her confidently.'You can watch my back.'

'Oh,great.Thanks a lot.'

Michelle clearly heard the disapproval in Jane's voice,and then told her friend.

'Okay,fine.You stay here then.'

With that,Michelle made to rise,but Jane stopped her,with a raised hand.

'Okay,okay.I'll come.' She surrendered,although still not happy about visiting some creepy docks at night.Jane didn't want to let her friend go by herself though.'I'm just saying,let's be careful,okay?'

'We will.' Michelle reassured her,as she already had a plan thought out.

With Jane following curiously,Michelle led the way into a room full of radio equipment.This was where they listened in,to police radio traffic.It proved highly effective,as they listened in,to any new developments the police were racing too.Many times,Channel 23's journalists had beaten their competitors,being first to the scene.

At the moment,there didn't seem to be much happening,as there was only one male colleague,sitting down,with a pair of headphones on his head.

He saw the two girls enter,and waved a hand in greeting to them.Both girls acknowledged him.

'Quiet night,I'm afraid.' He told them.

Michelle then sat down herself,in front of another radio set,putting on a spare pair of headphones.Jane stood,leaning in the doorway,still watching curiously.

With expert hands,Michelle skillfully selected random police frequencies,eagerly listening in,hoping for something dramatic to happen.

For a long time though,Michelle never heard anything of interest,as it did indeed,appear to be a quiet night for breaking news.

She was just about to concede defeat,when her patience was finally rewarded.

There was a transmission from a police radio band.It was between a mobile police unit,and the main headquarters building.

'HQ,this is unit 12.' A man's voice reported in.'We just made a sweep of the docks.Unable to locate Officer Lee.'

'Continue your sweep,Unit 12.'Another man's voice answered them immidiately.Michelle recognised it.It was the voice of the Chief of Hong Kong police,Mr Ying.'I want Angela found.Understood?'

Michelle clearly heard the emphasis in the last word spoken to the officer,but it was acknowledged.

'Don't worry,Sir.We'll find her.' The officer then went back to his task,as the radio went silent.

Excited,Michelle took off her headphones,as she turned to Jane,still leaning in the doorway.

'I think we got something,Jane.'Michelle rose,and brushed past her friend,and then sat back down in front of her desk,typing out more details on the keyboard.

'What are you doing?' Jane asked,coming round to Michelle's side,watching.

'I heard the police say they're looking for someone,one of their people.' Michelle then had the answer,on the computer.A photograph of a young,pretty woman showed up,on the screen.'This woman.'

'Who is she?' Jane asked.

'Angela Lee.' Michelle answered.'She's one of the most hated police officers,by the underworld.' She paused briefly,looking at Angela's photo.Something was famaliar about her.

Then,Michelle remembered.

'I know this woman.' She informed Jane.'I interviewed her a while back.She does undercover work.'Glancing back at Jane,Michelle was adamant,in her next statement.

'She's in trouble.The bad guys must have grabbed her,and she's somewhere in those docks.'

'We'd better go and tell the police then,that she's there.'Jane replied.She still didn't like the idea of going down to the docks,all by themselves.

Michelle however,shot her idea down in flames.

'Don't be silly,Jane.' She gently admonished her friend.'We can't tell the police yet.We haven't found her.Besides,the police are already there,searching the place.'

That slightly reassured Jane,but she still wanted to have some police watching them.

Michelle then rose up,from her seat.'Okay,let's get going.'

With that,Michelle led the way out,still excited,but Jane's expression was full of concern,as she followed.

Watching the two girls leave,was a man,sitting out of sight from them.He'd watched both girls intently whilst they talked.After they'd left,he then produced his mobile,and dialled a number.

A woman's voice answered his call.

'Miss Yang? They are on their way.'

'Excellent.' was the only response he received,before Kim Yang ended the call.

At the present moment,Kim Yang was sitting comfortably in Captain Liu's ready room.Liu himself sat opposite,in his chair.He'd listened to the brief phone call,then watched as Kim Yang put her own mobile away.

'Good news,I take it?' He asked her.

'Indeed there is,Captain.'Kim Yang smiled in return.'Our two pretty journalists are coming here,as we speak.'

'You are certain of that?'

'Of course,Captain.' Kim Yang was supremely confident that her next two targets would be met.'Both Miss Chan,and Miss Li are highly keen journalists.They'll not miss an opportunity,to miss a possible story.'

'You want us to grab them,when they come to the docks?' Liu asked.He was smiling now,as he took out a small bottle of chloroform,with a clean,but large pad of cotton wool next to it.He enjoyed grabbing pretty girls like that,but Kim Yang shook her head.

'Tempting,Captain,but let's see how smart out two pretty journalists are.'She was still smiling,almost smugly before continuing.'Besides,the police are out searching the docks for Miss Lee.It would be better,to lure them onboard.Let them find the girl,then we take them,Captain.'

'I agree.' Liu nodded,as he stood up.'Shall we begin?'

Michelle had driven to the docks.Jane sat beside her.The journey had been almost completed in silence,as both girls were going through different emotions.Michelle was perhaps a tad nervous,but still excited.If there was a chance for a dynamite scoop,no matter how dangerous the situation was,Michelle would go for it.This was why she now presented her own tv show.She was willing to take risks.

Jane however,only felt a deep sense of foreboding,as Michelle pulled into a parking area.She could see,that this was a dark,and eerie place to be.Every instinct in her,was telling her to stay away from this place,but she still didn't want to leave Michelle alone.

Just then,both girls noticed the probing light of a powerful torch,from a police car nearby.Jane wanted to attract their attention,knowing they'd be a bit safer,and under police observation.

Michelle however,was having none of it.

'Duck!' She hissed,pulling Jane's head down below the car front window,as she did likewise.

'What the hell are you-?' Jane began angrily.

'Ssshh!' Michelle quickly put a finger to her lips.'There's someone there!'

'Well,of course there's someone there.' Jane tried to rise,but much to her annoyance,Michelle still held her down.'It's the police.'

'No,it's not.' Her reply suddenly made Jane more worried.'There's somebody else there.'

There was silence for a moment,as Michelle peered into the gloom.She knew somebody was there,but now there was nothing.

'It's okay.' She let go of Jane's head,and her friend rose back up,glaring at her.

'What the hell did you do that for?' Jane's tone of voice,was far from happy.'You know,it would be better if we let the police see us,Michelle!'

'You're not thinking straight,Jane.' Michelle shook her head.'If the police see us,they'll just take us back,or maybe arrest us for trespassing here.'

'I wish they would arrest us,so we can get out of here.'Jane was still deeply worried,as she made another appeal for common sense.'Look,Michelle,let's get out of here.We don't know what's waiting for us out there.'

Michelle could see her friend was really scared.She didn't blame her.It was another step into the unknown here,and it did appear,as if they were making a big mistake coming here alone,without any back up.

However,Michelle wasn't going to run away from a possible new story.She laid a hand on Jane's shoulder,in reassurance.

'We won't stay long,okay?' Michelle smiled warmly at her.'Just to talk to that woman,and find out a few things.Remember,that policewoman might need our help.'

With a resigned,and reluctant sigh,Jane nodded.The sooner we get it done,the quicker we're out of here,was the thought dominating her mind.

Both girls exited the car,and looked for the way to Dock 6.They could see the huge shape of the 'Eastern Princess' docked right next to them.The whole ship was lit up brilliantly,and there was activity.Several gangways were connected to the cruise ship,although nobody was using them.

Both Michelle and Jane stood in front of one gangway,waiting.Michelle glanced at her watch,and saw it was just on 9pm precisely.

It was then,they heard a woman's voice from behind,addressing them.

'Good evening,Miss Chan,Miss Li.' The voice made both Michelle and Jane jump in fright,as they spun round,trying to see who was speaking to them.However,even though the voice was close,they saw no sign of the woman.

'So nice of you to be punctual.' The voice went on.The tone held a sinister charm.'I knew you'd be here.'

'Who are you?' Michelle demanded.'Are you the woman who rang me earlier?'

'Indeed I did,Miss Chan.' The woman's voice confirmed that.'For the moment though,my name is unimportant.However,I understand you may be looking for someone?'

There was a pause,and Michelle answered carefully.'Maybe.'

'I know you are.' The unseen woman told them.'A certain,young,and very pretty policewoman,by the name of Miss Lee,perhaps?'

This revelation made Michelle and Jane look up sharply.

'So you do know something.' Jane spoke for the first time.

'Perhaps,then again,perhaps not.' This time,the voice became more sinister.'I can point you,in the right direction to find her.Be aboard the Eastern Princess' as soon as you can.'

'How do we know you're telling the truth?' Jane demanded.

There was no reply.Both girls waited for a few moments,but after waiting some more,there was still nothing.They then hurried over,to where they'd heard the voice,but there was no sign of the woman.

'Damn.' Michelle cursed softly.

'What do you think?' Jane asked.'She gave me the creeps,whoever she was.'

'Yeah.' Michelle agreed whole-heartedly.'She sounded as if she was enjoying that.'She'd agreed with Jane.That woman was one to be avoided,if possible.

'She was right about one thing though.' Michelle gazed up,at the cruise liner.'We have to get on board,and see for ourselves.'

'How are we going to get onboard?' Jane wanted to know.'The ship's probably fully booked up.'

'If I'm right,I think we'll be allowed on.' Michelle somehow had a creepy feeling,that she'd be proved right.

No doubt that woman will see to that.She thought grimly.

'Come on.' Michelle took Jane's hand.'Let's head back,and get some gear.We'll check the bookings,and see if there's any spare cabins.'

Both girls hurried back to the car,and within moments,drove away from the docks.

It was only then,that the beautiful,but sinister figure of Kim Yang emerged.She was smiling confidently,as she took out her mobile,and called Captain Liu.

'They are coming back,Captain.' Kim Yang told him,still very pleased with herself.'Make sure,they have a cabin reserved.'

'I will see to it.' Liu assured her.'Would you come back onboard,please? We have some news for you.'

'Good or bad?'

'A bit of both.'He didn't reveal any more,so Kim Yang told him she was on her way.

Kim Yang headed back up one of the gangways,and made her way up to the Captain's ready room.

As she walked along the ship's passage-ways,Kim Yang made sure she wasn't seen by any of the passengers.The crew of the 'Eastern Princess' made sure she wasn't,on many occasions.

Fortunately,it was in the evening.No passengers were about on deck.They were all enjoying themselves below.It was a cold night.Only the odd jogger would be seen,running around the ship's upper decks.

Kim Yang reached Liu's ready room,without being seen,and then walked in.

She saw Liu there,and this time,she saw Yee standing next to his desk.Both men looked up at her entrance.

'What's wrong?' Kim Yang asked.

'We have a problem.'Liu answered her.'I've just received intelligence from our network in Japan.We've another pretty spy onboard.'

'Who is she?'

'Her name's Kieko Yamamoto.' Yee interjected.'She's actually works for Japanese naval intelligence.'

He then handed over a photograph of the Yamamoto woman to her.Kim Yang studied the picture with interest.

It showed a very young,and beautiful Japanese woman,who was smiling at the camera.The girl had long,straight jet black hair,a very good figure,and her smile appeared warm.

'She is indeed,very beautiful.' Kim Yang nodded.'Have you found her?'

'We're doing that now.' Liu told her.'You'll be taking her too,I take it?'

'Of course.There's such a high demand for new stock,from my regular bidders.She'll be worth taking,believe me.'

It was then Kim Yang remembered that Liu had told her something else earlier.

'You said good and bad news.'Kim Yang never thought for a moment,that the Japanese girl would be a problem,and was looking forward to seizing her.'What's the bad news?'

'That's just it.'Yee admitted.'We don't really know.There's been an unconfirmed report,that there's somebody else here.'

'From where?'

'We got a message from one of our people,in Hong Kong police headquarters.'Liu came in.'Evidently,the chief of police,Ying,made a phone call to the British Embassy there.,but the call was secure.We couldn't listen in to it.'

'I am sure that he would have asked for help from them.'Yee was certain.'He's not stupid.I bet he knows we've got a spy in his place.'

'So that means he'll be asking for outside help.'Kim Yang nodded thoughtfully.She knew they had excellent intelligence,regarding warnings of any police activity against her.Even so,she appreciated any new threat,and knew how to handle it.

'What do you want to do?'

'Find Miss Yamamoto first.I'm sure she'll be meeting someone here.' She looked at the Captain directly.'When you find her,make sure she's watched.See who she talks to.'

'Understood.' Liu agreed,as he put the chloroform bottle,and cotton wool pad away.Maybe he'd get a chance to use it after all.

Michelle had driven back to her own home.She'd done well in her career,to afford a nice enough flat.Jane didn't live too far away from here either,so they made frequent visits to each other.

Both girls had exited the car,and hurriedly entered the flat.Michelle made straight for her computer,and began checking on bookings,for the cruise liner,'Eastern Princess'.

It didn't take her long to get the news she wanted.

'We're in luck,Jane.' She told her friend excitedly.'There's two tickets left,first class.'

She'd already made the reservations,and was now making payment to the firm that owned the ship.With that done,Michelle grinned at Jane.

'Let's get packing then.'

'Michelle,are you sure we're doing the right thing?' Jane still had the uneasy feelings inside her.'We're going onto a ship,without any protection.'

'We will have.' Michelle insisted.'They'll have security there.If there's a problem,we can easily ask for help from them.'

She clearly noticed Jane's unconvinced expression,and then told her slightly irritated.

'Look,will you stop worrying,please,Jane.Everything will be okay.'She then took a hold of Jane's hand again,and led her friend to her clothes.'You can help me pack,then we'll go over to yours,and I'll help you.'

'Well,okay.' Jane's tone was still worried,but she went in with Michelle,to help her pack.

After some time sorting,and choosing their gear to bring,both Michelle and Jane had made their way back to Dock 6,where the massive 'Eastern Princess' lay in wait,to depart on her next voyage.

Michelle had shown hers,and Jane's passenger tickets,and their boarding cards.They'd brought a lot of luggage with them,and were hoping for some assistance,as they waited.

We sure get some great perks.Michelle thought.She glanced down at her attire.A denim blue shirt,and tight blue jeans.Jane was wearing a black shirt,and darker coloured jeans than Michelle's.

As the girls waited,they could clearly see they were receiving some leering looks,by some of the harbour men.They could also see,that some of the crew on the 'Eastern Princess' were observing them too.

They were still waiting,when they noticed a Thai man walking towards them,down the gangway.He was dressed in the naval uniform of the ship,and both girls correctly assumed he was part of the crew.

He stopped in front of them,and made the customary Thai greeting,clasping his hands together in front,and made a slight bow.

'Good evening,ladies.' His voice was polite,and he spoke fluent Cantonese.'I am First Officer Yee.Do you require assistance?'

Both girls nodded eagerly,as Yee gestured for their luggage to be taken abroad.

'May I see your boarding cards,please,and your passports?' Yee then asked them,still polite.

Michelle and Jane handed over the required documents without any protests,and after examining them,Yee handed their passports back.He obviously kept the boarding cards.

'Follow me,please.'Yee then told them.'I'll show you to your cabins.'

With mounting excitement,both Michelle and Jane did follow him up the gangway.It was a long walk he led them throughout the ship's passageways,but finally,he stopped outside a door.

'Here we are,ladies.'Yee smiled again at them,as he opened the cabin door.'I hope you'll be comfortable here.'

He gestured for them to enter,and the girls did so.Both of them were thrilled,as they noted it was a room filled with luxury.They'd be more than comfortable here.Michelle thought,very pleased.

'Well,if you will excuse me ladies.'Yee made to leave,but was stopped as Michelle asked him something.

'We couldn't meet the Captain,could we,please,Mr Yee? That would be great.'

'I'm afraid the Captain's a busy man.' Yee disappointed them,with his response,but he went on.'What does it concern?'

'Oh,well,we were hoping to do an interview with him.'Michelle answered truthfully.'You see,we're journalists from Channel 23,Hong Kong Television.We were hoping to ask the captain a couple of questions.'

Yee looked at them for a moment,smirking inside,but still playing the helpful officer.

'Oh,yes.You're Miss Chan,and Miss Li.I know your programme.'Criminal Hunters' is it not?'

'That's right.'Michelle gave him her most charming smile,hoping to get what she wanted.'Can you help us meet the Captain,please,Mr Yee?'

Yee smiled charmingly back at them,although he couldn't refrain from speaking in a sinister tone.

'I will see what I can do for you.In the meantime,'He then made to leave again.'Enjoy your stay,ladies.'

With that said,Yee closed their cabin door,and headed back to his duties.

'What do you think?' Michelle asked Jane,who'd kept silent.

'I don't know.'Jane shook her head.'Maybe we should have done some checking first,before we asked the crew for help.'

'We will.'Michelle was supremely confident.'It's just a matter of finding the right people.Now,' She threw herself backwards,onto the highly spacious cabin bed.'Let's check out the cabin.'

Yee headed straight back to the bridge,and found Liu waiting for him.

'Those two female reporters are here,Captain.' Yee reported.'They've requested an interview with you.'

'Have they indeed?' Liu smiled.'Well,perhaps later.Let's see what they get up to first,before we offer them a scoop.'

'Of course,Sir.' Yee nodded,trusting him completely.'What do you think they'll do first?'

'They won't do anything for a while yet,my friend.'Liu informed.'Both of them will wait,and enjoy the cruise,but they'll be planning to snoop around,waiting for us to lower our guard.'

He was still smiling,as he went on.'Besides,we'll be able to hear what they're planning,so I'm not worried.'

Yee agreed.They'd bugged a lot of the ship.Every passenger cabin had one,there were hidden listening devices all over the place.If someone was planning something against them,they'd hear it.

Yee then noticed Kim Yang's absence,from the bridge.He asked where she was.

'Finding that pretty Japanese girl.'Liu answered.'She wants to know who she's meeting with.'

Michelle and Jane had finally got their hands on their luggage,and after much sorting out,they were finally satisfied,and left their cabin,to explore the ship.

'Let's get a drink first.'Jane suggested.She wanted to relax first,before going on a long tedious walk.

Michelle heartily agreed,and they headed for one of the many bars the 'Eastern Princess' offered.

When they entered one,they could see it was doing very well.It was filled with patrons.Some standing,enjoying their drinks,whilst most sat at tables.

As far as both girls could see,there were no empty tables,but they continued searching.They were just about to give up,when Michelle suddenly spotted a table,with a couple of empty seats.There was a man sitting there,by himself,and Michelle noticed he was European,but she grabbed Jane's hand,and headed over to the table,and sitting down immidiately.

The man glanced up,slightly suprised,but Michelle gave him a warm smile.Was he English? He certainly looks it.She thought,before asking him in English.

'Ihope you don't mind us sitting here? It's very busy here.'She glanced at Jane,who noticed that she was grinning shyly.Michelle knew that look.She knew Jane liked this man.

The man returned her smile warmly too.He nodded.

'Please.' He spoke in the famaliar English accent,as he offered his hand to them.

'I'm John.John Jennings.Pleased to meet you.'

Michelle and Jane both shook his hand,and introduced themselves too.

'I'm Michelle.This is Jane,my best friend.'

He smiled warmly again at them,showing he was sincere in meeting them.

'Where are you girls off to then?' Jennings asked them.

For a moment,neither girl answered,as they gazed admiringly at the man's powerful arms,but Michelle responded to his query.

'Oh,we're on assignment here.It's not a pleasure cruise for us,but we're going to take some time off though.'

'Good for you.' Jennings nodded.'What kind of assignment?'

Michelle thought it best not to tell him,but she did say.'Well,we're doing a documentary on this ship.We're journalists from Hong Kong,Channel 23 TV.'

'Oh yes.'Jennings remembered.'You're the two girls who host that show,aren't you?'

'Yes.'Jane nodded.'Criminal Hunters is the name of the show.You've seen it?'

'Only little bits,I'm afraid.'Jennings didn't really watch much television.He had more important things to think about.

'And what do you do,Mr Jennings?' Jane was very interested in him.

'Please.Call me John.'He insisted,and was pleased to see both girls nod their approval.'Well,like you.I'm not on holiday here either.I've got to take care of someone,you might say.'

'Oh? Family,you mean?' Michelle asked.

'Well,yes.'Jennings smiled pleasantly.He then noticed that the girls didn't have a drink,and beckoned a waiter over.As he did so,his eyes met another young woman.She was Japanese,and her gaze met his.

For a moment,Jennings was stunned.The girl was really drop dead gorgeous.She had long silky,jet black hair,that fell way past her shoulders.She'd smiled at him,in recognition,and both Michelle and Jane had clearly seen it too.

Jennings made sure the girls got their drinks,and he paid for them.Then,he rose.The two girls were slightly stunned,to see his height.He was very tall,but that didn't put them off.

'Would you excuse me,please?' Jennings asked.He now had the first part of his own assignment here.'I have something to do.'

'Will we see you again,John?' Jane really wanted to,and was relieved to see him nod back at her.

'Of course.I'd like that.'Then,he was gone.

Both girls watched him leave the bar,and also saw the young Japanese woman follow him.

'He was cute.'Michelle took a sip of her drink Jennings had bought for her.

'Let's follow him.'Jane suggested again.'You saw the way that Japanese girl looked at him.I think there's something going on.'

'Well,of course there is.' Michelle agreed.'I've got a good feeling about him.'

Both girls left the table,and hurried out,in pursuit of Jennings.

Neither Michelle or Jane though saw the waiter who'd served them their drinks,go back to the now empty table,and took away something,from the small lamp on it.He then handed it over,to somebody his superior,who in turn,handed it over to Kim Yang.

She'd found the Japanese girl,and was very pleased.The girl was indeed very pretty.She'd be worth taking.

Kim Yang had also watched the two women journalists,talking to the European man.She eyed him up carefully,and then watched him leave the bar.He appeared a formidable character,and just for a second,Kim Yang had her thoughts confirmed,as she saw Jennings' eyes.

No doubt about it.She thought.He's trouble.

Kim Yang then called over the waiter,who'd given the bug to one of the bridge officers.The man had already left for the bridge,where he'd give it to his Captain.

She'd go back up to the bridge,in a moment,but she first asked the waiter about the European man's language.

'He's English.' The waiter answered her.'Do you want us to deal with him,Miss Yang?'

Clearly,the waiter was involved with Liu's schemes.Practically the whole crew was.

However,Kim Yang shook her head.'No,I'll just watch him for now.'

The waiter nodded,and moved away.He wasn't going to protest to her,unless he had a death wish.

Still intrigued,Kim Yang then headed back up to the bridge,to listen to the recording they'd just obtained.

The future certainly looks interesting.She thought.A smirk was fully evident on her face,as she silently disappeared from view.

Chapter 3 to follow....

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Voyage into Slavery Ch1

Here's my first attempt at updating my first story.Certain character names have been changed along the way,but the plot's still the same.I hope you like it!

Hong Kong harbour was indeed,one of the busiest ports in the world.Ships of all shapes and sizes came,and departed here.There were the simple fishing tugs,pleasure motor boats.Merchant vessels came here too.Even the giant supertankers were a frequent sight.

Another frequent sight was the many ocean going passenger liners.They obviously differed in size,depending on how many passengers and crew they carried.These kind of vessels certainly attracted a lot of attention,from many people who came down to see them,at dock in the harbour.

There was one such passenger liner in dock.It's name was the 'Eastern Princess' The ship was Thai registered,and privately owned.The size of the ship was very impressive.It wasn't as big as the famous liners,such as the 'QE2',but it could still carry hundreds of passengers in extreme comfort.

It was a highly popular cruise.Every passenger who'd sailed on the 'Eastern Princess',had really enjoyed themselves.The cruise started from Bangkok,and sailed through the Southern eastern Asia coast,all the way into Tokyo Bay in Japan.The ship stopped at Hong Kong,for refueling and supplies.

Another fact which made the cruise so popular,was the excellent service,that was offered by the 'Eastern Princess'' crew.They received plenty of compliments,for making sure the cruise was well enjoyed,and were on hand to assist anybody that asked for help.

One crew member was a young Chinese woman.This was Angela Lee.She'd just recently joined the ship,as a security officer.Angela was very pretty.She'd always accepted that.In fact,Angela had been stopped many times by people,thinking she was the famous Hong Kong actress,Maggie Cheung.

Angela always blushed at that.She could see the reason why she was asked so many times for a photo,or an autograph.There was indeed,a very strong resemblance to Maggie's looks.Angela always gave the would be hopers a charming smile,but she politely pointed out,that she wasn't the famous actress.It still didn't convince everybody though,and she did get mildly irritated at times.

Although Angela was a big hit with the passengers,her fellow crew mates were a different matter.This made Angela really uneasy.She knew they suspected something about her presence,on this ship.

Angela wasn't really a member of the crew.She was a police officer,working under cover here.She'd been assigned to find out about several disappearances,of a lot of young,female passengers,who'd travelled on the 'Eastern Princess' Kidnapping was suspected.In fact,Angela knew it,she just couldn't prove it.

Angela really enjoyed her job,as a police officer.It meant helping people,who badly needed it.She was highly popular amongst her colleagues,and Angela did indeed,really care for people.She wasn't big headed at all.

Angela always volunteered for the undercover assignments.Here,there was real excitement.She could work her way into any criminal gang,and gain the bad guys confidence.Her striking resemblance to Maggie Cheung certainly helped matters.Many times,she'd been asked out for a date by them,but Angela always maintained a polite refusal.She was always determined to catch the bad guys.

She certainly had a highly successful record in doing so.All the criminal gangs Angela had infiltrated,she'd managed to get their trust.Having accomplished that,she would wait,and see what their plans were,before she'd send in the signal for her fellow police comrades to move in.

Despite the successful arrests,Angela had been grabbed many times by the criminals,once they'd known it was her that had laid the trap.She'd been seized as a hostage either at gunpoint,or knifepoint.Even though,she'd been rescued unharmed by her police colleagues,the bad guys had sworn revenge against her.It certainly made Angela nervous.She was now a victim,of her own success.Her face was now well known,to the criminal fraternity,in Hong Kong.There'd even been death threats.

This was why Angela was glad to be on the 'Eastern Princess' Better to let the heat cool down,before she returned.She sincerely hoped that would be the case.

For now,Angela's attention was solely devoted to solving this case.She had to admit nothing so far had been found,to point the finger at the suspected crew.Angela was totally convinced the Captain,and his sinister First Officer were involved.The people who owned this ship,also had to know something too.Angela had tried to find out,who the actual owners of this ship was.She'd only found slight snippets,that the owners were Chinese,even though the liner was Thai registered.

She remembered her first meeting with the Captain.His name was Liu.He looked devious,as did his First Officer called Yee.Angela always prepared well,before she went into undercover.The paperwork had to be spot on.The big bad guys weren't idiots,as they really scrutinised her papers.It was the same,on this occasion.

Angela had dressed herself up,in naval uniform.A neatly ironed white shirt,with the black shoulder lapels,and the gold naval markings on them.She wore a white skirt to match the shirt,and her nyloned legs,with sharply polished black high heels made Angela look very smart indeed.In fact,as she walked along,on her rounds,she could clearly see many men ogling at her.

She merely smiled politely back at them,although Angela still had to put up with the many requests for a photo,and the autograph requests.Yet,Angela had plenty of patience.She knew this was priceless,when waiting for the moment to make the signal for the cavalry.

Even so,Angela still hadn't found anything yet,and she sensed that Captain Liu,and his men were deeply suspicious of her being on board.Angela still remembered the grilling she'd received from him,when she first boarded the 'Eastern Princess'

Despite her confidence in her forged papers,Angela could see that the Captain wasn't convinced at all.He'd then proceeded to ruthlessly question her,on her background.Angela had prepared her cover story confidently.She always had to,but this time,her answers were stretched,and Angela felt herself being backed into a corner.

She was just about to make her latest excuse,when suddenly,much to her surprise,the questioning was over.

'Very well,Miss Lee,' Liu had given her a smile,which made Angela's skin crawl.'You can stay,until I decide otherwise.Dismissed.'

Much relieved,but clearly hearing the slightly threatening tone in his voice,she was glad to get away from him.

Angela stood up,and saluted him.He returned her salute,but she also noticed he was leering at her chest.

She blushed faintly at his look,and hurried out.As she did so,Angela suddenly bumped into Yee.Like his Captain,Yee was Thai,and extremely tough looking.He'd served many years at sea,and knew when there was a problem.The way he was looking at Angela,clearly told him this girl was,no matter how pretty she looked.

For a nervous moment,Angela thought he wasn't going to let her pass,but then she heard Liu order him to his desk.Angela just managed to control her urge to run.

Both Thai men watched her leave,with faint amusement.Yee was carrying a file,and he passed it over to his Captain.Both men had served for years at sea together,and were very good friends.

'Any problems getting this?' Liu asked,as he opened the file.

'None at all.' Yee answered.'Our friends in the Hong Kong police proved most helpful.'

'I'm sure they were,my friend.'Liu nodded.He saw a small photograph on top of the file.It showed Angela Lee.Only,she wasn't dressed in her navy uniform in the picture.She was dressed in the blue uniform of the Hong Kong police.

'Well,this should be interesting.' Liu smiled to himself,as he started to read.

He read a few of the pages.Yee saw his Captain's face darken as he did so.He'd already read it himself.It confirmed his suspicions about the girl.She was a problem,but he knew they'd deal with her efficiently.

Finally,Liu closed the file sharply.He glanced up at his friend,his expression not pleased.

'I've read enough.'His tone was adamant.'Bring her to me.Unharmed,of course,and inform Miss Yang.' This time,the smirk returned.

'I'm sure she'll be delighted to meet Miss Lee.'

'My thoughts exactly,Sir.' Yee smiled too,before he exited Liu's ready room,in pursuit of Angela.

Angela was glad to get away from those two men.They'd really given her the creeps.

What do you expect? She rebuked herself.They're the bad guys.

She headed to the upper decks,deciding some fresh air would do her good.Sitting in the Captain's ready room had left her slightly shaken.It had taken all her hard earned experience,to try and convince them that her presence on this ship,was legitimate.

Even so,Angela knew the Captain,and his First Officer didn't really believe her papers.She'd have to be really careful.

Despite that,Angela still felt confident.She could go into the off-limit areas the passengers could not.She just needed to snoop around a bit more.If those missing girls were here,she'd find them.

Angela walked onto the boat deck.It was a nice sunny day.There were plenty of people enjoying the sunshine.They sat on deck chairs,or sun-beds,or just leaned over the railings,observing the busy activity in Hong Kong harbour.

Angela enjoyed the air.She brushed her long black hair with a hand.She felt good in her naval uniform.People were still coming up to her,still thinking she was Maggie Cheung.Again,she had to disappoint them,but politely.

I'd better get back to the cabin.She thought.There were some of her things there,that she didn't want the crew to find.

Once she'd posed with the latest photo requests from some of the passengers,Angela headed back to her cabin,somewhat hurriedly.

As she did so,Angela felt herself bumping into someone.She nearly lost her balance,but then she felt herself being helped up.

Angela then saw that she'd ran into a man.He was European,and tall.Angela could tell straight away,that he was English.His blue eyes were warm,and his face concerned,as he'd prevented her fall.His arms looked really strong,and Angela knew they were.He'd easily caught her,holding her gently.

'Are you okay,Miss?' He asked politely.

'Yes.Thank you.' Angela gave him a warm,sincere smile.'Please excuse me.'

He smiled back pleasantly.'No problem.' Then,he was gone.

Angela glanced back at the withdrawing man.She liked him,and hoped she'd see him again.

She headed back to her cabin,and once entering it,was relieved to see,that nothing had been disturbed.Angela took out her handbag she'd put by her bed.There was a small tape recorder she'd bought along.Angela wanted to fill in as much detail as she could find out.This always helped her in filling out her reports,after the mission was completed successfully.Angela had never failed,in any of her assigned missions.

Also included in her handbag,was her personal weapon.A .45 handgun.Angela had proved to be a crack shot on the firing range,but she'd never fired it,during a live mission.She sincerely hoped she never would.

Angela turned on the tape recording machine,and started to speak into the small microphone.

'Detective Angela Lee reporting in,on Thai passenger liner,'Eastern Princess' Have been successful in infiltrating crew position.I firmly believe the missing girls are still here,on the ship.Will report in later.'

Just then,there was a knock on her cabin door.Angela called out.


'First Officer Yee,Miss Lee.' Angela clearly recognised his voice.'Would you mind opening the door,please?'

'Just a moment.' Angela hurriedly put the tape recorder back into her handbag,and hid it under the cabin bed.

She then went over to open the door.Yee stood outside,giving her another slightly suspicious look.

'Were you talking to someone?' Yee glanced into her room.'I don't see anybody here with you.'

'Oh,sometimes I just mutter away to myself.' Angela had that answer ready for him.'What can I do for you,Sir?'

'The Captain wishes to see you,Miss Lee.' Yee made that quite clear.'Immidiately.'

Angela was puzzled at that.She'd just come back from talking to him.

Still,orders were orders.She thought about going back to get her weapon from her handbag,but decided against it.She bitterly regretted this decision later.

Besides,Yee was already ushering her out,and she had to obey.

Yee led the way back to the bridge.The Captain's ready room was just behind it.Angela clearly noticed the bridge crew looking at her.There were perhaps one or two smug expressions,Angela noticed,but Yee had already knocked on the door,and after hearing Liu grant permission to enter,allowed Angela to walk ahead of him.

Angela saw the Captain reading a file.It looked familiar to her,but she stepped forward saying.'Reporting as ordered,Captain.'

'Thank you,Miss Lee.' Li didn't look at her,as he answered.He continued to read the file.

Angela was sure she'd seen that file before,but made no comment.Instead,she stood respectfully in front of Liu,with her hands behind her back.

'Is something wrong,Captain?' She asked politely.

'Yes,my dear.'Liu replied,still not looking up at her,reading the file.'I'm afraid there is.'

His response made Angela slightly nervous inside,but she upheld her confident face.

'Can I help with it,Sir?' Angela hoped this would please them,by offering to assist.

Liu then looked up at her.Angela felt his gaze go right through her.She could also see with some dismay,that he was leering at her breasts again.

'I sincerely hope you will,Miss Lee.' Liu told her.His tone now very ominous,which increased Angela's nervousness.'For a start,you can tell me what exactly are you doing here,aboard my ship.'

Despite her slowly increasing fear inside,Angela showed a puzzled expression,but she responded,her tone still confident.

'I'm your latest addition to your crew,Captain.I'm here to help you with the security of this ship.'

If Angela hoped her confident tone had convinced him,she was sadly disappointed.

'I don't think you are,Miss Lee.' Liu's reply was still calm,but the ominous tone still remained.'You see,I personally pick my crew.I know them all.'He paused for a moment.

'I would have known if you were going to be assigned here,under my command well in advance.' He then picked up a couple of sheets of paper.

'Your assignment papers are in order,of course.' Liu admitted.'However,I know you are not a member of my crew.So,I will ask you again.What are you doing here,aboard my ship?'

Angela suddenly realised she couldn't hide from him.He obviously suspected something about her.She frantically thought her next course of action.Should she tell him? Maybe he was one of the good guys,just a bit rough on the edges.He may prove to be a useful ally.

In the end,she decided.

'Can I trust you,Captain?'

Liu smiled pleasantly at her.'You may rest assured,Miss Lee.Anything you say,will not leave this room.'

'Well,Sir.I've been assigned to investigate criminal activity on board your ship.' Angela told him the truth.

'What kind of criminal activity,Miss Lee?'

'There have been several female passengers reported missing,Sir.They were travelling on the 'Eastern Princess' when they disappeared.I strongly suspect kidnapping.'

'Anything else?' Liu rested his elbows on his desk,his chin in his hands.

'I've also heard rumours about a Thai slavery ring involved.' Angela told him.'There's unconfirmed reports about Chinese involvement too.'

She paused briefly,before continuing.

'I'm sure my suspicions are correct,Captain.'Angela's tone was adamant.'I know those girls were here.'

Liu then turned his attention back to the file on his desk,nodding as he looked at the information he'd already read.

It was still puzzling for Angela,as she looked too,at the file.She'd seen that file before,but its origin still eluded her.

Suddenly,Liu looked back up at her.This time,there was a smirk on his face.

'Well,it would appear your suspicions have been proved correct,my dear.'

'I'm sorry?' Angela was brain dead for a moment.

Liu suddenly nodded to Yee standing behind her.He'd stayed silent the whole time,but his Captain's nod,was the pre-arranged signal he'd been waiting for.

Instantly,he seized Angela.One arm went round her waist,and he clamped his hand hard over Angela's mouth.The girl's eyes bulged in shock,as she was grabbed.Her hands were still held behind her back.Yee's arm around her waist,made sure her arms were useless.The hand was tight over her mouth.Angela could only make vague muffled sounds behind it.This wasn't the first time she'd been seized like this.Many times on her previous undercover missions,the bad guys had grabbed her like this,and handgagged her,forcing her to remain silent,as her fellow police colleagues searched for her.

Fortunately,her comrades had always managed to help her.But now,she was totally alone,and she was firmly held by Yee.

Angela struggled madly,desperately trying to break free,or scream for help.However,Yee chuckled in her ear,enjoying her desperate,but vain efforts.Finally,Angela's strength ran out,and she slumped in despair,in her captor's arms.

Then,she watched Liu rise up from his desk.The smirk was still visible,but what held Angela's attention,was the her .45 handgun.Her eyes bulged even more when Angela saw that the gun,was aimed at her.She then realised they must have raided her cabin,just after she'd left,grabbing her stuff.

She was still mumbling faintly behind Yee's tight handgag,when Liu spoke to her.

'I know you are a very pretty girl,Miss Lee.'The tone was still calm,but the threat was still there.'I also know you're a very intelligent one.There's nobody here to hear you screaming for help,so I'm sure you'll be sensible.'He raised his eyebrows at her.'Won't you?'

Recognising her position was hopeless,Angela nodded.How could she have been so stupid coming here without back up! There was no chance of escape.So,it was better to do,as her captors wanted.

'That's very good,Miss Lee.' Liu smiled,which she instantly hated.He then gestured for Yee to remove his hand from her mouth.Much to her relief,Yee did so,but he still held her tightly.

She didn't scream her head off for help.No point.Angela realised she'd made a big mistake telling Liu her real reason for being here.She remembered the bridge crew looking at her,and knew instantly they were all involved.She dreaded what they had in store for her.

'You didn't really think you could sneak aboard my ship,and start snooping around,did you?' This time,Liu sneered at her,relishing the power he had over her.

'So you let me come on here,didn't you?' Angela was still defiant,although she was scared stiff.

'Quite so,Miss Lee.' Liu nodded.'In fact,we knew you would.'He then reached behind him,and took the file lying on his desk,and waved it in front of her.

'I'm sure you recognise your personal file,from your Hong Kong police headquarters?'

He could see that from the girl's stunned expression,that she had indeed recognised it.

'How did you get that?' Angela had to ask that,still held tight by Yee.

'Oh,we have our little ways,Miss Lee.'Liu wasn't going to tell her that.He opened up the file,and glanced through it.

'I certainly enjoyed reading about your undercover exploits.' Liu told her,still casually flicking through the file.'You certainly annoyed a lot of my associates,and your success rate,is to be saluted.' He looked back up at Angela.'Well done,Miss Lee.'

Liu's expression become more menacing,as he snapped the file shut.

'But now,my dear,I'm afraid your little game is up.'Liu was still enjoying watching the girl vain struggles.'You belong to us now.'

'What are you going to do with me?' Angela couldn't hide the fear in her voice,as she nervously asked that.

Liu chuckled,as he slid a finger down her cheek.

'Well,believe it or not,Miss Lee,many of my associates wanted your death,for the damage you did.In fact,they demanded it.'

He paused to relish the horror stricken expression,on the girl's face,before continuing.

'But I had a better idea.You'll stay here with us,for the moment.'

He then went back to his desk,and put a hand under it.He'd obviously activated something,as a stunned Angela watched a wall slid open.

There was the door to what seemed to be a hidden lift,and the door opened to reveal a woman.

She was Chinese,just like Angela.Young,very beautiful,but her eyes were cold.She was armed too.A knive was sheathed into a waist belt over a pair of combat trousers.

The woman looked in excellent physical shape,but as she stepped out of the lift,her eyes saw Angela,and they gleamed with pleasure.Angela instantly knew,this woman was bad news.

'Ah,Kim Yang.' Liu smiled in welcome at the woman's entry.'We have another acquisition.This is Detective Angela Lee,from the Hong Kong police.I trust you approve?'

The woman known as Kim Yang stepped right in front of Angela,who cringed back from her.Kim Yang smiled in cold pleasure,relishing her prize.She felt her hand through Angela's hair,who could do nothing to stop her.

'Indeed,Captain.'Kim Yang agreed with him.'She's very pretty.In fact,she's a double of that actress,Maggie Cheung.'

She turned back to face Liu.'I like her,Captain.You've done very well.'

'Thank you,Kim Yang.' Liu was pleased.He then walked back up to Angela,whose face was now getting desperate.

'You were quite right,my dear.All those girls you were searching for,are here on my ship,and we're going to take you to them.'

'What have you done with them?' Angela demanded.She was still helpless in Yee's grip,and much to her horror,she felt him pressing himself against her.She was now terrified,that they would rape her.That had been a strong possibility,during her previous undercover assignments.A lot of the bad guys made their intentions clear towards her,only the big bad guys running their gangs,had stopped them.

'Well,why we don't let Miss Yang show you.' Liu glanced at Kim Yang.The woman's eyes were now showing huge lust,as she hadn't took her gaze off Angela.It made Angela's skin crawl.

'It will be my pleasure,Captain.' Kim Yang nodded her assent at this.'I'd be delighted to show her the ropes.'

Angela suddenly realised that they were going to tie her up.She was filled with dismay at this,but there was nothing she could do to prevent it.

'Take her down below,and put her with the others.' Liu's voice was now more sinister.'Keep her under guard.I don't want her to escape.'

'Don't worry,Captain.' Kim Yang was supremely confident.'She won't get away from me.'

She then nodded to Yee,who then promptly shoved Angela,into Kim Yang's eager arms.

Angela now found herself held just as tight,by the woman.Still she struggled,but this merely amused her new captor.

'Well,come along,my pretty.' Kim Yang chuckled,as she held Angela's arms behind her,and then frog-marched her to the lift.

'You'll never get away with this!' Angela yelled out defiantly,but she was easily forced into the lift by Kim Yang.Yee and Liu followed,still smiling at Angela's outburst.Yee followed the two women into the lift,but Liu stayed out,yet called after Angela.

'Believe it or not,Miss Lee,' Liu grinned,'We will get away with it.We've heard it all before.' He then took a firm hold of her chin.'It's still enjoyable to hear,of course,but I assure you,my dear,nobody will find you.In time,you'll just be a mystery case,but we will show what we have in store for you.'

He then released her chin,and nodded to Yee,who then closed the lift door.

Angela felt the lift go down.Things were really desperate indeed.She knew that she was being taken deeper into the ship.The chances of escape were now slowly fading for her.

Still being held tight by Kim Yang,Angela couldn't prevent her body shaking in fear.Frightened gasps emerged from her mouth.This made her kidnappers smile even more.

'Don't worry,my dear.' Kim Yang chuckled into Angela's ear,enjoying her prisoner's distress.'Just remember what the Captain told you,and you won't get hurt.'

The lift then stopped,and the door opened to reveal two armed men standing guard over another door.The first thing Angela could hear,was what sounded like distant moaning.

Yee exited the lift first,then Kim Yang forced Angela out,still holding onto her.

The two men then opened the door,and the three entered the room.What Angela saw,made her gasp in shock.

The room was actually one of the 'Eastern Princess' cargo holds.It was a big place,plenty of cargo could be stored here,and there was 'cargo' here.

The first thing Angela saw,was the many number of large cages.A lot of them were being used,as Angela clearly saw that there was a woman in one,bound and gagged.
Angela clearly recognised many of the women.She'd read and studied the photographs of the missing victims files,back in Hong Kong police headquarters.As far as she could see,every one of them was here.

Kim Yang then forced Angela onto her knees,and still gripping the girl's hands behind her back,took several coils of rope from Yee.Angela felt the rope snake over her wrists,and after a few moments,she suddenly grunted in pain,as Kim Yang tightened the final knot securing her hands behind her.

Angela then felt more ropes being lashed over her ankles,her knees,then she had to endure more coils being wrapped over her breasts,and under them.Kim Yang smiled,as she did so,pulling the ropes tight over Angela's shirt.The girl grunted again,as the ropes made her chest more impressive.She felt Kim Yang finally tighten the ropes,and then saw the Chinese woman walk around to her front.

'And now,my dear.' There was a gloating smirk on Kim Yang's face.She was about to do one of her favourite tasks.'For the finishing touch.Open that pretty mouth.'

Angela's eyes were wide,as she suddenly noticed the balled up cloth the woman held.She realised that they were indeed,going to gag her.She desperately shook her head,pleading for some humanity from her kidnappers.

'No!' Her voice slightly shrill.'Please don't do that! I won't scream!'

'I know you won't,my pretty.' Kim Yang was still smirking,as she then seized Angela's chin,and then roughly forced the balled up cloth into Angela's mouth.

The girl's eyes went wider,as she felt the cloth settle onto her tongue.Instinctively,her reflexes tried to push out the cloth,but Kim Yang was wise to that.She then used her hand,to force Angela's mouth close,then Yee came around,holding a roll of large black tape.He tore off a more than generous strip,and placed it firmly over Angela's mouth,smoothing it over with both his hands,reinforcing the gag.

They both grinned at Angela's scared face,and then stepped back from her.Angela suddenly went into a furious struggle,against her bonds.She rolled and struggled like mad,but all her efforts were in vain.The ropes were tied too tight,and the tape gag was highly effective,silencing her.Finally,Angela gave up in despair.

Both Kim Yang and Yee had enjoyed watching her frantic,but fruitless efforts.Then,the former moved to one of the few remaining empty cages,and producing a key,unlocked the padlock on it.

She swung open the door,just as Yee seized Angela,picking her up in his arms,and carried her over to it.

'Here's your new home,Miss Lee.' Yee smiled umpleasantly at her,still enjoying the girl's fearful,but gagged mumbles.He then put her into the cage,and Kim Yang instantly closed the cage door,securing the padlock,sealing Angela in.

They both smiled down at her.Yee felt his lions bulge,staring down at Angela's tightly bound and gagged form,lying on the cage floor.

'Now,you just stay there,my dear.' He told her.'I assure you,nobody is coming for you,and there's no rescue.You are ours now.'

'We'll be back later to savour you,my pretty.' Kim Yang was also relishing the chance to ravish this beauty.She'd done so,with all the girls bound and gagged here.It was always a pleasure,to enjoy one of her many pretty victims.It also proved useful for later developments,as she continued to taunt Angela.

'I'm sure you will have realised that we run a highly efficient slavery ring.' Kim Yang gestured at all the other girls,who were watching just as wide eyed as Angela was,as she informed her.

'Every girl you see here,my dear,will be sold to the highest bidder.' She then stroked a hand down on one of Angela's tightly bound legs.The girl flinched in terror,as she saw Kim Yang give her an evil smile.'And so will you.'

They both laughed at Angela's terror stricken expression,as they then left her.The cargo door was firmly shut,as they both exited.Angela clearly heard them lock it.She was still making struggles to free herself,but again,she had to concede it was hopeless.The ropes kept her secure,and the tape gag reduced her cries for help,to faint mumbling.

Bound and gagged in the cage,Angela closed her eyes in utter despair,as she prayed for someone to help her.

Chapter 2 to follow....

Soon to come,Voyage into Slavery Ch1

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Voyage into Slavery

Here's my first attempted version of my first story.I was actually quite pleased when I first wrote it.However,reading it,I could tell that I hadn't really wrote it very well.So,I decided to give it another go.I really hope it's not boring,but being a great fan of writing damsels in distress tales,I relished it!
It's not ready yet,but if you'd like to read my first attempt at it,please check out My favourite site!
Watch this space!
Take care!

Monday, 9 November 2009


Welcome to my new blog,everybody! Here,you will find stories I've written,with a heavy damsel in distress theme.I've written several stories,and sent them in,to one of my favourite website's,the excellent,,you'll find all my stories I sent in to Jeb,but I've thought about them a bit more,and made some changes.Certain characters have changed,but the stories will remain moreorless the same.
Watch this space!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

David's Stories.

Hello,welcome to my blog! Here,you'll find stories I've written,of good old-fashioned damsel in distress tales.

I have written several stories,and sent them into my favourite website, Here though,I've re-written them,and hopefully improved them.

I'd just like to emphasis that you will find no 'Adult themes' here.Here,all my stories are just good,clean fun!

Hope you enjoy!

All stories copyright.(c)David Addison