I smiled, knowing that everything was going according to plan. My ally was delaying the Doctor rather well, Serenata was progressing nicely, Kiril was locked up and Bellona was betraying everyone.
She came into the control room and looked at me, waiting for me to say something.
"Well?" I said.
"What do you want?" she asked, her voice laced with frustration.
"The truth." I eyed her harshly, wondering what she was going to say.
"What do you mean?"
"If you refuse to volunteer the information then it doesn't matter." She looked at me, still confused.
"So can I go?" she was clearly eager to walk away from me, but I shook my head.
"Would you press that button over there for me?" I pointed from my seat in the centre of the room. Her questioning eyes wound me up. "Just do it Bellona."
And so she did as I said, my smile widening. "Now what?" she said, moving over to the doorway.
"Wait and listen."
"Lockdown activated." The computer announced. The doors hissed shut, locking in place. "Lockdown completed."
"What the hell just happened?" she screamed, scratching at the door.
"You locked us in. Now everyone is stuck in whatever room they were in. So we are staying put in here. Serenata on her own. No doctor to help her. Not hers, or mine." I smiled evilly at her. "So now you can tell me everything."
"I do not know what you mean!" She yelled, racing over to the button. She slammed her fist on it and waited. But nothing happened.
"The deactivation controls are isomorphic. Only I can free everyone." I laughed. "I am in control."
"What do you want?" she yelled in my ear, pushing herself up against me, holding her face up to mine.
"The truth. You see, I don't trust you Bellona. And who can blame me? You do shift allegiances quite a bit. Plus, I have camera all over the place. So I want you to tell me everything."
She backed away, shocked. I had her exactly where I wanted her. "And what if I don't say anything?"
"Then you play Russian Roulette with Serenata's life. If she needs any help, then she has nobody there to help her. If there are any complications, who knows what could happen?" I squared up to her, standing my ground.
"You wouldn't! You need her!" she was smart this one. She was right; I wouldn't risk Serenata. That was why Dr Vanessa was with her right now; I wasn't taking any risks but I wasn't going to tell her that.
"You think? Are you willing to bet her life on that?" I smiled, keeping my poker face up. I moved over to the computer bank, turning one of the lights off. "Oh." I said, not looking at her.
"What?" she asked.
"Something has happened." I smirked inwardly. "So what is your choice, Bellona? Whose side are you on?"