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We found her... (Wednesday) - tw_gwen_cooper
We found her... (Wednesday)
Well, I guess by now you all know Owen and I are in Cuba, and you probably know why. So, Hello! Postcard's in the mail.

Well, it took a fair bit of cash but we got into the prison last Friday afternoon. And I was right, it is our Diane. I wish it wasn't; then it would be sad and tragic but just routine -- Someone flying where they weren't supposed to be, got caught by a touchy and highly suspicious government. We'd have no responsibility.

But when the guard swung that door open, there was no mistaking that figure looking up at us. Although now she looks bruised, shaken, almost conquered. It breaks my heart to see such a strong woman like this. She couldn't talk to us much, so I can only imagine what she's been through. But I know she is a strong woman, so I have hope she'll pull through this.

We've met with Senor Lopez twice since last Friday, each time in a different seedy little pub in downtown Havana. Lopez is the man our contacts here directed us to. It seems he's not very taken with the regime here, and also has a fondness for the luxuries the American dollar can provide. He's agreed to help us break Diane out. For quite a substantial fee of course.

There are still a few elements that need to come together, but the plan is so far, that we'll be breaking her out during the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Don't try this at home, kids. And for those of you watching with keen anticipation, keep your fingers crossed for us, okay?

Oh! And hello to the new girl! Izzie, don't let them boss you around. And be careful of any drinks Jack makes you, watch him pour it. See you when I get home.
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izzie_mcphee From: izzie_mcphee Date: August 7th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good grief!

Hello Gwen!

Lovely to hear from you but let me see if I understand this correctly.

You're rescuing someone from a Cuban prison and taking the time to warn me about Captain Harkness and his drinks? Very kind of you to add a 'hello', but I hardly matter right now. What a situation. It's like something out of a movie!

My fingers will certainly be crossed, for all of you. As for the Captain? I haven't seen much of him or anyone but Rose, really, after the Chinese food on Monday night, and no alcohol was involved. I'm sure it won't be a problem. :)

I look forward to meeting you, Gwen. Safe journey.

tw_gwen_cooper From: tw_gwen_cooper Date: August 7th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Good grief!

We don't go in for her til Sunday, so there's a whole lot of waiting around in the mean time, time when I could use some distracting by saying hello to the new people!

And the Captain's drinks don't have to be alcoholic to be hazardous to your short term memory. But if he hasn't got you by now, I doubt he's planning on it.

See you soon, I hope!
izzie_mcphee From: izzie_mcphee Date: August 8th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Good grief!

You have to wait until Sunday? God, that must be nerve-wracking!

And trust me, I fully understand the need for distraction...

So, let me bore you for a bit, lol! ;)

I've done some sight-seeing today and despite decent shoes and a habit of running every morning, my feet hurt. In fact, I'm soaking them in a bucket of hot water and Epsom salts as I type. Cardiff is a beautiful city. I have some excellent maps, courtesy of Mr. Jones, and I hope to be fine for more 'touring' tomorrow.

As for the drinks? I have no clue what you mean but I appreciate the heads-up. You and Doctor Harper - he is a doctor, right? - must be so frustrated. I'm sorry I can't do anything to assist, though on a lighter note, if you're watching any television and need a translation, I could probably help. :D

I'll send positive thoughts your way, Gwen.

Izzie :)

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