Accursed Alley

I was almost at the meeting point.

St. Andrew’s church loomed over me as I pushed my way through the crowded square. The dark shadow helped conceal my hasty rush from the policemen searching behind me.

Faster, Ezra! Lily’s probably already waiting for you!

I could only hope she was okay. She had chosen the trickiest route, but only she could travel through the small spaces along the way…

Many eyes looked my way as I pushed past an elderly couple, knocking the woman’s purse to the ground.

But I couldn’t stop to help pick it up. I had to keep going!

A stretch of open ground revealed itself in front of my feet, and I ran across the short gap. Almost there! I could see the alley were the hideout was! And there was Paulie! He had just slid into the alley!

With a new burst of energy, I pushed through the throng in front of me. Finally, I reached the narrow street, and the policemen were nowhere to be seen.

Until I turned my eyes back to the alleyway to see five of them holding Paulie at gunpoint.

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