The best laid plans – What has happened to Aaron and Eric? The next part of The Gone #thegone #amwriting
Conor looks at me. “Is that a gun?”
I nod. “But it is empty.”
I start to scan the horizon but I can see nothing except the hanger. I look at Max and he gives a quick nod.
“I’ll go first,” Colin says.
Max hands Conor to me and whispers in my ear to say back. My face wrinkles at that. I have no wish to be the one at the back, but then someone must look after Conor. The kid waits until Max and Colin are a distance away before he starts to wriggle.
“What?” I ask.
“I want to walk,” he says.
“Are you feeling okay?”
He nods. I must admit he isn’t hot and his eyes are clear. Slowly I put him on the ground and he gives a smile. We start to walk toward the hangar. Conor picks up his pace and is jogging.
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