"Forgive me for what I am about to do," the Knight murmured. She shifted the aim of her pistol and fired. Amadeus watched with an expression of amusement as the bullet raced towards him. Lazily he reached up and plucked it out of mid-air just as it reached his face. He held it up for … Continue reading Part 63 – Dark Apotheosis.
The nights were no longer quite as dark as they had been, so the shopping centre was neither shadowy nor particularly shrouded with a sinister atmosphere. All of the shoppers had left and the attendants were just finishing shutting up shop when Adelaide started to feel pins and needles in her legs. She was hiding … Continue reading Part 62 – Things go Crazy. Super Crazy.
Adelaide moved through the shopping centre cautiously, glancing around to make sure she wasn't being followed. They'd split up, Lee and her each carrying identical plastic bags to the one Francis held. He had the Source, which started to growl whenever anyone else carried it, for some reason. They'd been in the shopping centre nearly … Continue reading Part 61 – Hiding in Plain Sight.
A chair hit the wall and exploded into hundreds of tiny shards. Rick winced. Amadeus, standing at the centre of the room, staring at the empty spot on the table, howled with fury. The noise woke Sam, who had been comatose on a chaise lounge. For an instant their face shifted into a wild eyed, … Continue reading Part 60 – Convergence.
Adelaide woke up to the sound of someone trying to hammer simultaneously as urgently and as quietly as possible on her door. She rolled out of the bed and realised that she'd fallen asleep fully dressed. Rick's guest room was undecorated and weird to wake up in, and it took her a moment to register … Continue reading Part 59 – The Greater Escape.
"Okay," the Director sat down, resisting the urge to spin in her chair, "my team." "I'm sorry," Julian's voice hissed and echoed in their minds, "what? You're not seriously suggesting I work with her." The Knight's face was stony. "For once," she said, slowly and carefully, deliberating over her words, "I agree with him. I do not associate … Continue reading Part 58 – Team Cool.
Francis' eyes fluttered open. He was lying on Rick's sofa fully clothed, where he must have fallen asleep. He looked sideways and stared straight into the eyes of the Source, which was staring at him. It's little chest expanded and contracted gently as it breathed, but otherwise it was perfectly still, watching him. It hadn't … Continue reading Part 57 – The Cattle they are…