All the Money in the World Rated PG

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All the Money in the World Rated PG

Postby Ella713 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:53 pm

Moonlight Fan Fiction
All the Money in the World Rated PG
Rated PG
By Ella713

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

Mick and Carl get their first high profile case when a very famous Hollywood actress is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Fiona Barkley wasn't just your regular Hollywood starlet, she was a breathtaking vision to behold, along with two Academy Awards under her belt for both acting and directing. She was admired for her humanitarian work and was always spending her time in remote locations teaching children or raising awareness for some crisis. Fiona had told herself a long time ago that she would not be tabloid babble for the masses. You would never see her out drinking with a posse of fake friends, getting drunk and arguing with lovers. She had seen that crap first hand at home. She grew up outside of Dublin with two very hard drinking parents who spent their lives drinking and beating the crap out of their kids and each other. She was discovered by a photographer who was scouting the area for a location shoot when she walked by with her siblings in tow. Miles Hardgrove was mesmerized by her beauty and insisted on bringing her to the States to make her a star, but Fiona had conditions. First was that she was allowed to bring her brothers and sisters with her and 2. their parents would never bother them again. Miles had spoken to his boss and when he showed him the photos of Fiona, he was all too ready to arrange emancipation and a qualified caretaker for her siblings.

At first she suffered through the awfulness of modeling which she felt was degrading, but it was when she received a small role in an independent film that she really began to shine. She loved acting and she was a natural. Critics said "she was able to pull you into the role with her and experience it the way the character was experiencing it" . She won her first Academy Award for her role as a struggling mother in rural Ireland. Fiona had no trouble with the role since it was her life more or less, but 5 years later she tried her hand at directing and that became a passion. When you grow up very pretty, you simply get fed up with being seen....or at least she did. So many times she prayed to God to strike her with some sort of affliction that would take away her looks but she had never been that lucky, but behind the camera she flourished and won her second Academy Award for a film of a little girl who was convinced she was so ugly to the point of wearing a bag over head all of her life. After she finished that film she had decided she would spend some quality time with her brothers and sisters and take them with her to Kenya to help dig wells, but she never arrived to pick them up. And the police had no leads. Then came the ransom note. 5 Million dollars or she dies. But it had now been over a week and the LAPD and FBI had nothing.........

Carl walked into MAC Investigations and saw that Mick was already speaking with someone. He saw Mick wave him over so he walked into the office.
"Carl, this is Louis Rossmiller of MGM Studios. He wants to hire us to find that actress that was kidnapped." Mick said.
"Fiona Barkley" Carl said nodding his head.
"Yes" Louis said urgently. "This isn't just about the studio losing its biggest star, Fiona was so much more than that. Everyone adores her. She does so much to help everyone. The UNICEF Ambassador herself said that finding Fiona should be given top priority. The LAPD, I'm afraid see this as a starlet's attempt to get publicity, but Fiona hates publicity and all that comes with it. The only times she's seen in public is when she's forced to promote a film and when I saw force that's exactly what I mean. We have to have that stipulated that in her contract or she won't do it. Not to mention her brothers and sisters! She'd never do this to them. Ever! This is a real kidnapping" He said in all seriousness. "We were sent this today" He said sliding over the tape for them to view. Mick played the tape which showed Fiona tied to a chair, bound with duct tape with a propped up in her lap, it read 5 million with something else that had been written but scribbled out with black marker.
"Have the kidnappers contacted you with a drop location or wire instructions?" Carl asked.
"No. And that's the most baffling part. We are more than willing to put up the money, so I'm totally lost right now" He said. Mick was still studying the video when Carl spoke.
"We will find Fiona" He said shaking the man's hand and walking him to the door when the door closed Mick turned round to face him.
"Okay, what you got?"
"I've worked on many kidnapping cases and they want the money and they want it fast. That's the goal, get the money and give the hostage back unharmed. So the long hold up is all wrong. This tells me it's either personal or it's a scam" Carl hated saying those words because he considered Fiona Barkley as one of the classy actresses in Hollywood. You never had to worry that you'd be hearing her doing some of the foolish Lindsay Lohan antics. Hell, she headed a vocational foundation to help inner city girls get training for jobs and rallied a number of powerful women in Hollywood to help her.
"And if it's personal who could possibly hate this woman?" Mick said. "We're going to have to hire Ted and Sam to find some background information" He said.
"Where's Logan?" Carl asked.
"Lucky took him to Washington State to go on the Twilight Tour" Mick replied with a smile.
"You're kidding!?" Carl said laughing.
"She thought it would be a hoot to take a real vamp on the tour" Mick laughed.
"What's wrong with that girl?" Carl said shaking his head.

Fiona had stopped being afraid days ago. She knew she would get out of this alive. God would not allow this to happen to her after she worked so hard to take care of her brothers and sisters! He wouldn't! She silently prayed to herself.
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Re: All the Money in the World Rated PG

Postby Ella713 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 pm

Mick and Carl met with Ted a few hours later.
"Okay guys, Sam and I had to speak with quite few people in Ireland, but everyone said the same story. Fiona Barkley was a quiet girl devoted to her brother and sisters. Her parents were alcoholics to the extreme. They beat the kids daily and nightly in between being farmers. Fiona was responsible for everything. Housework, farm work, raising the siblings the whole deal. Her father when he was drunk swore that his wife was cheating on him to produce a child that was that beautiful. Here's a photo of the parents". He said handing them the photo and noticing their expressions. "Yeah, I couldn't believe it either, I mean how the heck did that beautiful girl come from these two. And Fiona looks nothing like her siblings, but they all look exactly like the parents" He said shaking his head. "But other than a raw deal on the home front, she was a very good student, could have gone to Trinity had she stayed, but was discovered by a Vogue photographer while scouting for a location shoot. Had her and her siblings brought to the U.S. handled her emancipation and immigration papers. They all became citizens in 2011. The kids all attended private school, do well, go to mass every week without fail. Fiona has had no relationships with males or females. No nasty talk about her sleeping her way to the top. Just a nice girl, devoted to hard work and her family. That's it". Ted said handing the files to Carl.
"This is messed up. I mean the girl is beaten by alcoholics parents, but still turns out to be an upstanding citizen.....why take her...this can't be just about money" Carl said.
"I agree. What about the parents? Have they come to U.S. looking for a little money?" Mick asked.
"I checked, but they don't even have passports" Ted replied.
"There's something we're missing?" Carl said studying the file. "What about jealous co-workers? Some actress who has it in for her? Hollywood is filled with that kind of stuff going on" He said.
"As I said, nothing. Not one person had anything bad to say about her. On every set she's been on, other actors said working with her was a joy. She was open honest, she wasn't catty or full of herself, even when she won the Oscar." Ted explained. "If they were giving out nicest woman in the world awards, she would win it hands down"
"I think we're going to have to go Dublin and talk with the people there. I'm sure its made news over there" Mick said.
"I'll go ask Brian so we're not wasting time waiting in Security at the airport". Carl said.

Brian dropped them off in Dublin and had arranged for a car to take them all about the city.
"Welcome to Dublin!" Their driver called out to them with a smile. "Now Brian said I'm to take you and help you with all you need to do. My name is Mr. Connor O'Connor at your service" He joked.
"That's really your name?" Mick asked with a smile.
"Me parents God rest their souls, did nae have the Irish quick wit" He laughed opening the car door for them. "So what brings you fine gentlemen to the Emerald Isle?" He asked driving away.
"We're here to find out about Fiona Barkley" Carl said.
"Oh! We just heard about that. What a shame. Fiona were a good girl" He said.
"Do you know where we can find her parents?" Mick asked.
"I don't really know much about them, but I can take you to where they live thereabouts" He said merrily. They drove for about 20 minutes when they pulled up to a farm that looked to be crumbling before them.
"Jeez! This is where she grew up?" Carl asked.
"Yea. Her and her 5 brothers and sisters" Connor replied. Mick had seen people living in horrid conditions before but this was unbelievable. He noticed some emaciated looking cows that could barely stand on their own. "You want me to wait for ye?" Connor asked.
"Yeah. We'll be right back" Mick said with anger in his eyes as Carl followed him to the property. Mick didn't even bother to knock but walked right inside. The foul smells was almost too much to bear. He saw the parents, long dead sitting on the sofa in front of the television which was still on. "Go ask Connor to call the police" Mick said sadly. He walked closer to the bodies and could see they had been dead for at least week.
"We should check the other rooms. Something tells me they were posed there after they were killed" Carl said walking back into the house. They gingerly stepped through the disgusting house where both food and drink had been left out un-refrigerated. Flies and maggots crawled over everything.

The police were there within the hour and they ushered Mick and Carl out of the home. The lead detective brought them in for questioning, but after receiving phone call after phone call from every high powered government official they were soon released. They walked out of the police station and saw Connor waiting for them.
"Man, you were still waiting for us all this time?" Carl asked in surprise.
"An O'Connor never breaks his word!" He said barring his fangs. "Dragos said to take you wherever you needed to go. So where to now then?" He asked.
"Neighbors. We need to talk to people who knew them" Mick said.
"Well, now you're talking! That would be McManns Tavern. You can talk to all the locals" He said opening the door for them again. The tavern didn't look like much on the outside, but once you entered it looked quite plush. Lots of hardwood and brass fixtures. When they entered all conversations halted. Connor walked in front of them. "These gents are here on behalf of Fiona Barkley. All they want is information on the family" He said.
"Them Barkley's were nice folk until Fiona was born. Everybody be thinking that Martha was stepping out on her man, but she wasn't much to look at. Not too many men would be trying to get a leg over on her". He said as the men in the bar all nodded their heads.
"So Fiona is theirs?" Carl asked.
"He said nuttin of the sort. It was them pixies that came to her whilst she slept and filled her belly. It's been done before" Another older gentleman said.
"Wait! you're saying a fairy impregnated her?" Carl asked in disbelief.
"As he said. It's happened before. You can always tell when the wee un is born. Such beauty as ever seen. That's how you know them women was pixie-eyed" A man said. Mick was shaking his head. Not because he didn't believe what they were saying but he really didn't want to deal with another fairy.
"Pixie-eyed is what they believe they do to confuse people or make them see things that aren't there" Connor explained.
"Did anyone hate the Barkley's?" Mick asked.
"Not hate. But we know to keep ourselves to ourselves far from them" The first man said finishing his pint and walking out.
"That was Kylan. He is the only boy that was ever seen with Fiona" Connor said.

"I have an idea!" Mick said when they drove away from the tavern. "We need to get back to Los Angeles" He said. Brian brought them back. "Brian, I need you to get me 10 million dollars in cash. Carl I need you call Action News and tell them we need to give a message to the kidnappers. Tell them we have the money for them" Mick said. Within 1 hour Brian had secured the cash and Mick was schedule to go live on the air at 4pm.
"What's the plan?" Carl asked.
"I'm going to give them my number, tell them I'm speaking on behalf of MGM. I have the money and we're ready to buy Fiona's freedom. When I get the location of the drop, you need to speed there first and check it out, make sure they're on the up and up. If anyone shows up.......well, do whatever's needed". Mick said.

Fiona ate the cold spaghetti that clearly came from a can with gusto since they weren't exactly feeding her gourmet food.
"Could I have something to drink?" She asked quietly. The man poured her some of his beer and held it to her lips. "I don't drink alcohol" She said. The man picked the cup up and threw it hard at the wall. "That's all we have" He said and walked away shutting the door and locking it behind him. "When are we getting rid of her? She gives me the creeps" He said to his friend.
"When they give us the cash we'll give them her location, but not before we get the hell out of America" He said nervously, thinking that her final location would be at the bottom of the Pacific.
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Re: All the Money in the World Rated PG

Postby Ella713 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:25 pm

"Alright, you're going on in five" A cameraman was saying to Mick as he began adjusting the lighting. "Ok, we're ready in five, four, three, two and..." He pointed at Mick to begin.
"Hello, I'm Mick St. John of MAC Investigations and I'm working on the Fiona Barkley case. I have 10 million dollars in cash for the safe return of Fiona. No questions asked, just hand her over and take the money. You can reach me at this number 310-755-7543. The money isn't marked or booby trapped. Just turn Fiona over and you can disappear with 10 million dollars cash". Mick said and the camera turned off.
"Now all we do is wait" Mick said sitting silently.

"Did you hear that?" He asked in surprise, jumping out of his chair. "10 million dollars for that bitch!"
"It's a trap. That's all" The other replied.
"I think we should call the number and be done with this. I want to go back home and think of what we can do for our family with 10 million dollars!" He urged.
"Stop talking you eejit! Kylan said we are to wait and that's what we're doing!" He yelled back switching the channel. "Go check on her and if she's hungry give her some of that crap over their" He said pointing to a bag of potato chips. He turned to his brother quickly. "Liam, I'm sorry I yelled at you, but remember why we're doing this." He said apologetically. He watched his baby brother take off to where that thing was being held. Liam poked his head into the room.
"Are you hungry?" He asked showing her the bag of chips.
"Yes please." Fiona responded quietly.
"Look here, I'm going to untie your hands so I'm not stuck sitting here feeding you, but if you try anything......" He started to say.
"I won't" She replied. Liam carefully cut the duct tape to free her arms. " you have to...uh" He said nodding towards the lavatory.
"Yes I do" She said. Liam cut the rest of duct tape from her body and walked her to the room which he stood in, but turned his back as she undid her pants. "Did they really offer 10 million dollars for my life?" Fiona asked quietly as she pulled back up her pants and went to the sink to wash her hands.
"You heard that did you? It was some Private Investigator" Liam said.
"Most likely hired by the movie studio" She said lightly tapping him on the shoulder. He jumped at her touch but knew it was too late. He would do whatever she asked. Derek had warned him not to let her touch his skin. If he did, he would be helpless to refuse her anything. "I think you should tie me back up before your bother comes in here" She said. He nodded his head and gently moved her back to the chair and began to tie the duct tape back around her. "When you brother falls asleep, you have to call that number and tell the Investigator everything. Okay?" She asked looking at him sadly. He nodded and walked out of the room.
"What took you so long?" Derek said looking at him suspiciously.
"She had to use the lavatory" Liam said quietly.
"You cut her loose?" He asked sitting up in his chair.
"Well, she certainly couldn't go in the chair and I sure wasn't going to clean that up!" He said frowning. Liam didn't like Derek's casual attitude toward Fiona.
"She didn't touch you did she?" He asked.
"No. She didn't even try" He answered. Derek sighed and poured himself another glass of whiskey. "It's almost time for Kylan to call, so start throwing all this crap away and clean anything that might have fingerprints" Derek said sternly. Liam noticed that his brother was already hitting the Jamesons, which mean he was celebrating, but he couldn't let him kill Fiona!! But Derek was is brother.....he couldn't harm his own blood, but the thought of him ending Fiona's life nearly brought him to tears to think of it. Now he understood what Kylan was talking about. It took him 10 years before he was free of her hold.

Kylan called them and told them exactly what to do. Fiona had be drowned. That was the only way to make sure she would never do anything to any other people, then they would spit up. They would take the money to a friend of his Da's and he would take care of getting it to them legally, then Derek would go to London and Liam would go visit his friend Ian who lived in Glasgow. They would wait for a couple of weeks then fly separately back to Dublin. Derek smiled happy that this would be all over tomorrow morning! That creepy bitch would drown!
"Come on Liam! Lets celebrate with a toast!" He called out. Fiona had told him that drinking dulled your senses and you couldn't think straight.
"When this all over, then I'll have a drink" Liam said rubbing his hands together.
"What's wrong with you?" Derek asked standing up and walking over to him. "Liam tell me the truth. Did she touch you?" He asked standing right in front of his brother.
"NO! I'm just scared! We're about to commit murder! That might not affect you but it scares the hell out of me!" Liam answered.
"We're doing this for our family honor! Do you remember what Kylan was like after she broke up with him? He scared to go outside or talk to anyone! And he kept hearing all those strange voices all the time. He had to quit his job because he couldn't be around people any longer. And he kept uttering "She told me this would happen". Da almost had him taken to the asylum! And for what? Just because he was trying to get a leg over on a witch!" Derek said in anger staring at his brother looking for signs that maybe he was pixie-eyed.

Mick still sat in the TV station waiting for his phone to ring. It had been over an hour and just when he began to think that maybe his plan wouldn't work, his phone rang.
"Mick St. John" Mick answered.
"I know where the girl is" A muffled voice said.
"Just tell and the money's yours" Mick said.
"Come to the Chowder Barge. You'll see an abandoned boat named Sea Turtle. Drop the money on the deck in exchange for the girl. And come alone or she's dead" The voice continued.
"I'm on my way" Mick said hanging up having already let Carl know where he was going.

Carl took off at record speed for the Chowder Barge. Located in Leeward Bay Marina.

Mick took his time driving to the marina. He wanted to give Carl enough time to survey the entire area. He finally pulled up to the Chowder Barge, got out of his car and popped the trunk. People had no idea how heavy cash was, he thought to himself and 10 million dollars was equivalent to trying to run at top speed with a dead body in your arms. Carl spotted Mick's arrival and from where he was perched, he could see if anyone was coming from any angle. He closed his eyes briefly and heard a car in the distance. Then he heard a car door open and close quietly. He quickly took off in the direction of the car. Mick had dropped the bag in the spot they requested but he jumped to the roof of a warehouse right next to it. He saw a man crouching in between parked cars. He looked young. Maybe 17 or 18 at best. Mick closed his eyes and shook his head sadly, hoping Carl would find Fiona unharmed.

Carl saw the car but there was no one in it. Damn! he thought. Fiona was probably dead already and the perp was going to run off with the cash. He was going to turn to warn Mick but he heard something from behind him.
"And who the hell are you?!" The young man asked in a sinister voice. Carl saw the beautiful young woman next to him. Her hands and feet tied.
"Are you alright Fiona?" Carl asked. Fiona looked at him with pleading eyes and nodded her head.
"I told the detective to come alone! Since he lied...bye bye Fiona" He said with gleam in his eye as he gave her a hard push into the bay and took off running. The man knew that Carl would not give chase because Fiona would drown, if she hadn't already. Carl dived into the bay trying to rescue the young woman, he finally spotted her frantically trying to free herself, he grabbed her by the waist and jetted to the surface. He ripped the gag from her mouth so she could breathe. She coughed and sputtered limply in Carl's arms as he brought her back to the dock. He quickly laid her down and ran back to the car to find it gone.

Mick jumped in front of young man.
"Where's the girl?" Mick said in anger. The man looked at Mick completely baffled.
"Dude, what girl?"" He asked.
"Is this your boat?" Mick asked.
"Yeah, what of it?" .
"This boat is being used in a ransom drop and you know nothing about this?" Mick asked, already not going to buy whatever the young man was about to say.
"What?!! Hey man....this boat was a gift from my dad, but it had to stay in dock until I got my boating license". He said showing Mick the newly registered boating I.D. Mick looked hard at the identification, then reached over in the boat and retrieved the bag. "That's not mine whatever that is!" The young man said in shock.
"Call the police and tell them to dust your boat for fingerprints. It may have been used in a kidnapping" Mick said walking away. "Tell them to contact Mick St. John. They have the number" Mick said walking away quickly to find Carl.

Mick saw Fiona wrapped up in a blanket sitting on the dock shivering.
"Fiona!" He called out to her. "Hello. I'm Mick St. John. The studio hired....."He started to say when he saw Carl walking over with a bag of clothes and some towels. "We were hired to find you. Are you okay?" He asked.

"Breaking News, Hollywood Actress Fiona Barkley was rescued from two un named suspects who were holding her captive. Private Investigators Mick St. John and Carl Davis former Captain of the LAPD found Ms. Barkley bound and gagged at Leeward Bay Marina. Ms. Barkley is recovering from her abduction at a undisclosed Los Angeles hospital. This is Andy Cochran at Action News" The report stated, and all of Hollywood breather a sigh of relief, but both Mick and Carl knew this was far from over.

"Okay, so we got the girl and the money but no perps, now I'm willing to accept that because all hostage situations should be so easy, but I'm guessing you think they're coming back to finish the job" Carl said.
"I talked to the perp at the dock" Mick said finally.
"What! Why didn't you take him in?" Carl asked.
"Well, I didn't know if it was truly the kidnapper and he had a pretty truthful story as to why he was there. It was his boat that was a present from his father and it was only at the dock until he got a license to drive it, which he showed me and it was legit, but after just talking to the police, I'm convinced he was the kidnapper. I told him to contact the police informing them that his boat had been used as a drop off point for a ransom and to ask them to dust for prints" Mick said.
"And no call was ever made". Carl said.
"So I'm going back to the marina, I want you to stay and protect Fiona" Mick said.
"You got it" Carl said standing at Fiona's door.

"Captain Davis! What are you doing here?" An Officer called out to Carl.
"Lt. Barns, I'm no longer a Captain". Carl said with a smile.
"You'll always be Captain, but why are you here?"
"I work as a P.I. now with Mick St. John and we were hired by MGM to find Fiona Barkley" Carl explained. "And I just want to make sure she's okay". Barns studied the man he had worked with for 7 years and he knew that wasn't the whole story.
"You think her life is still in danger?" He asked.
"Let's just say I want to be sure. I know the squad is stretched pretty thin and they can't assign someone to watch her 24/7" Carl replied.
"You got it Captain" Barns said. "You want some coffee or something.....I mean....." He stammered.
"Coffee sounds good. Thanks" Carl said.
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