Thursday, 6 October 2016

Indigo Shadow: Page Ninety-Eight

Charlotte just stood there, ghost pale and staring at Sienna.

"B-but they'll shoot you," she said. "Come with us."

"Someone has to stop them shooting you neighbours," Sienna said, trying to persuade herself she wasn't just as terrified as Charlotte.

"But it doesn't have to be you," Charlotte said.

"Who else--" Sienna broke off as another shoot rang out outside. "Damn it, Char, get going!"


"Don't make me push you, Char," Sienna said.

"Come on, Char," Ryan said. "We don't have long."

Charlotte visibly shook herself and tried to climb up after him, but she'd never been the most athletic of her friends and failed miserably. Sienna sighed to herself.

"Come on, I'll give you a boost." She linked her hands so Char could use them as a step. As she lifted her hands to try and boost Char up she discovered that her friend seemed to weigh virtually nothing and Charlotte shot up through the hatch and ended up in a heap with Ryan. Sienna was so startled that she jumped back and stared at her hands in confusion. She didn't have super-strength and Charlotte weighed a lot more than the two kilograms she could lift psychokinetically, so what just happened.

"Worry about it later!" Ryan snapped. "They're about to start shooting people you have to move. "And try not to die."

"I certainly intend not to," she said. "Good luck!"

"It's odd," Ryan said softly. "When I concentrate on hearing a few people everyone else fades out. I wish I'd realised that earlier." He pulled the hatch closed behind him and Charlotte.

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