Monday, May 29, 2017
Juggernaught: Chapter 23 - Boiler Room
Misty sprang around the corner, swinging the knife fiercely for where she calculated the unwanted guest's head would be.
She was right about the target, but before she could make contact an iron grasp clamped around her wrist and forced it out and away from its intended target. With a sound as loud as a landslide in the stillness, the knife clattered to the concrete floor.
Misty berated herself. Between the wall and the hot boiler like she was, she didn't have the same freedom of movement she was used to. And that miscalculation had done her in.
To her surprise, however, instead of a counterattack or a cry of alarm, the only retaliation was a, "Sssh. It's us."
The whisper carried the slight undertone of Jack Savage's voice.
"We wondered when you were going to show up." whispered an equally unseen Wendell.
Misty was annoyed by the insinuation that she was slow in escaping. She defended herself by saying, "Easy for you to say. There were two of you guys."
"Exactly! That makes it even harder!", said Wendell.
"Sssh!", said Jack again.
Misty turned it down a notch. "I am glad to see you guys. I was worried that you'd eaten that zombie doughnut thing."
"No danger of that." laughed Wendell.
Jack and Misty rolled their eyes at the statement and who was making it.
Misty added, "Too bad Howell and his team didn't get the hint though." There was a a deep sense of regret in her voice that they all felt.
Jack said, "Yeah, well, we'll get to the bottom of that when we're out of here. Till then, we have to lie low and wait for the hubbub to die down.
"So in the mean time... Keep quiet, think through our options, and try to get whatever sleep you can... in a sauna... standing up."
"Plus, don't snore or you'll get shot." added Wendell.
"Yeah, right. Pleasant dreams." said Misty ironically.