The next day:
"Are you sure you know what youre doing?," Lucky asks impatiently, glaring at Nikolas. They are standing in Murtys classroom. Nikolas is planting and testing the listening device.
"Would you rather do this, Lucky? Benson spent half an hour teaching me how to work this device, but if youd rather demonstrate your skills, be my guest," Nikolas retorts, glaring back at Lucky. Nik goes back to what he was doing while Lucky turns his attention to Elizabeth.
"Hey," he says, walking up behind her.
Elizabeth stares out the window. "It has to end tonight," she says softly. "I cant keep going through this week after week."
"I know," Lucky replies, gently placing his arms around her waist. "Is this okay?," he asks nervously.
"Its fine," Elizabeth responds reassuringly.
Lucky rests his chin on her shoulder. "Were going to get him," he whispers in her ear.
"We have to," she replies, tentatively snuggling into his arms.
"Sorry to interrupt," Nikolas calls.
"Ill bet," Lucky mutters as Liz elbows him in the ribs.
"The device is ready. I was having a slight problem with the mic, but I think Ive fixed it."
"You think?," Lucky complains.
"Thank you, Nikolas," Elizabeth interjects, "Thank you for all your help."
"Im glad to be of service," he smiles. His smile fades as Lucky glares at him. "Lucky and I should probably get going before Mr. Murty comes in."
Lucky turns to Elizabeth. "You brought the knife, right?"
Elizabeth pulls it out of her pocket. "Ive got it right here."
"Good. Remember, Ill be out in the bushes and hell be out front listening to the audio feed. Weve got you covered."
Elizabeth nods. "You two should get going. Murtyll be here any minute now." She squeezes Luckys hand. "Ill be okay."
Lucky heads out with Nik, as Elizabeth slides into her desk. She peeks under her desk, looking for the bug. It looks just like a wad of chewing gum, she laughs to herself. Thats what you get when you team up with a Cassadine. The best in bug technology. Liz starts pulling out her school supplies, getting ready to work.
"I see were prepared to work tonight," Murty says as he enters the room. "Maybe this will be a good day afterall."
* * *
Nikolas listens to the audio feed. He grabs his walkie talkie. "Lucky," he says.
"What?," Lucky replies, his voice slightly distorted.
"Murtys in the room. Are you in position?"
In the bushes, Lucky rolls his eyes. "Yeah. Im in position."
"Just checking. Ill keep you posted."
"Yeah, you do that, Cassadine," Lucky retorts. This is going to be a long night, he thinks.
To be continued...