"So," Lee unrolled the map, "here's what I've been thinking." The others crowded around the kitchen table, watching Lee intently. Emma, Anna, Lydia, Alexis and Francis, all staring down at the street map in front of him. "I'm sorry," Alexis said, "could someone fill me in on... what's going on?" All eyes turned to him. … Continue reading Part 28 – Buffalo Worms.
Lee looked up at the clock with bleary, irritated eyes. Seven thirty. Way too early for Francis to be smiling. Something was up. "What is it?" He said as his friend sat down at the kitchen table next to him. Before Francis could respond Lee sifted through his mind and found what he was thinking … Continue reading Part 27 – The Law Won.
"Name?" "Adelaide Bruce." "Rank?" "I'm sorry?" "She doesn't have one," Francis interrupted, looking over at the police officer, "she's normal." The police officer turned a withering gaze on Francis, who met his eyes with an angry squint. "Was I asking you?" The officer said. "No," Francis muttered. The officer sighed and wrote something down, then … Continue reading Part 26 – The Prodigy.
"Wait!" All eyes turned to Lee, who was getting unsteadily to his feet. Francis sagged with relief. "You're okay!" Adelaide blinked at him, "What did he do to you?" "No," Lee shook his head, blinking rapidly, "you don't understand. Julian wasn't attacking me... we were just... having a chat." "What?" Adelaide raised her eyebrows incredulously. … Continue reading Part 25 – Crime and Punishment.
"W-who are you?" Adelaide's voice was unintentionally high pitched. "Ah! I am sorry," the voice in her head hissed apologetically, "how rude of me. My name is Julian. Julian Hex. Pleased to meet you Adelaide." "How do you know my name?" "Isn't it obvious? My dear I am a mind-reader, much like your friend Mr … Continue reading Part 24 – Hex.
"This was a bad idea," Francis said quietly. "Shh," said Adelaide irritably, the third or fourth time this morning she'd had to tell him to shut up. Lee, who was navigating, held the leaflet out in front of him. He sifted quickly through the minds of unwitting bystanders as they passed, searching for the street … Continue reading Part 23 – The Business of Doom.
“Finally,” Adelaide surveyed her troops, “you have no idea how long I have waited for this moment.” “What, for all of us to be in the same place at the same time?” Lee grinned. “It’s like herding headless cats,” Adelaide folded her arms, “the minute I avert one catastrophe, another one just seems to pop … Continue reading Part 22 – Crime Fights Back.