I could barely believe it! We were so close to prevailing, it all seemed too good to be true!
“Pst!” someone hissed at us, slipping into a dark alley. We glanced at each other, Lily apprehensive, Ezra skeptical. I knew better, but against my better judgement I beckoned them to follow.
The stranger hissed again, this time in an old doorway. We hurried after him into a decrepit building.
The door slammed.
“Ezra, did you do that?” I asked.
“Can ya open it back up?” Lily pleaded. “I can’t see a thing.”
There was a kachunk. Kachunk kachunk kachunk.
“It’s locked!” he cried urgently.
Uh-oh. Not good.
“Glad you followed,” a suspiciously-familiar voice rang though the small, dark space.
“Who’s there?” I demanded.
A single lightbulb clicked on.
Lily screamed bloody-murder.
Henry’s face curled ever so slightly into a sardonic smirk.
“Fancy meeting you three here,” he said suavly, loading & cocking a shotgun.
My heart sank.
I knew it was too good to be true.