Quiet times – the next part of ‘The Gone’. Can Bitzy escape?
“They won’t attack us,” I say.
Max watches the creatures shuffle from side to side, moving their heads back and forth, noses in the air, scenting.
“Not us no,” he says, in such a deep voice it rumbles around the room. He then looks at Dee.
We all look at her.
“What?” she asks, her tone scared, but her eyes suggesting she has an upper hand.
“We could let them have her,” Colin says.
For a moment I think about it. I really do. And that scares me more than anything. The shot has changed more than my physical appearance; I’m starting to think of Dee as a separate species. I try for sympathy but I come up short. I do know that just handing her over to the monsters would be wrong. “We can’t,” I say.
“Why?” Colin asks and I can see that…
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