The Following Ficlet Takes Place Between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM

05:23:11 PM

Randall and Arnold’s mouths were agape as they watched the news story unfold on TV.

“We have to go to the police!â€? Arnold exclaimed.

“Local PD can’t do anything, Edgar,â€? Randall countered. “It’s up to us. I need you to trace Jack’s GPS locator.â€?

“No way!â€? Arnold pushed himself away from the computer. “This is too intense! It’s too real!â€?

He started up the stairs.

“Edgar, don’t go,â€? Randall pleaded. “Your country needs you! Jack needs you!â€?

Arnold kept climbing.

“Milo!â€? Randall called after him.

But Arnold was already gone.

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