Continued from scene thirty-eight
“I would like to think all of you for coming here on such short notice. Things are changing fast, and we must meet these new challenges quickly. I have been talking….”
As she continued, Robert’s team went into action.
“Door one secure.”
“Door two secure.”
“Safety exit one secure.”
“Safety exit two secure.”
“Where’s Borya Seated?”
“Right side, last row, at the end.”
“Karen, this is Robert; we’re ready to set the maze.”
“Copy,” she replied, turning the key in front of her.
I watched as walls closed off some hallways while opening others.
“Maze set,” reported Karen. “Linda, we’re ready.”
“Like I said earlier, dark times are coming, and we must remain united. So please reach out and hold the hand of the person next to you. Let this room be filled with the love we have for one another.”
“Borya just got up. He’s headed for door two.”
“Let him go,” replied Robert. “Karen, unlock door two.”
“Why is Terry Cole walking toward Borya? I thought he was working tonight.” she quickly responded.”
“He is; Matt met with him earlier today.”
“Could it be Echo?”
“Arrest both of them right now.”
“Stop!” yelled Robert.
Borya turned quickly to escape, running head-on into Terry and the knife he held in his hand. “I will be the last person you ever rape,” he said, keeping eye contact with him all the way to the ground until his soulless life faded into obscurity.
Mick Turner pulled him off as he shifted to his original. It was Cathy, no tears, just anger.
“You would have done the same thing,” she mouthed off toward the stage, thinking she was talking to Karen.
“Donnie, move in on the Wilcox family; something is going on over there,” said Karen through his earpiece.
“Lex,” said Jeff in anger, “why did you pull away from your mom when she reached for you? I don’t know what’s got into you lately.”
Placing her hands on Lex’s shoulders, Olivia tried to ease the tension but screamed franticly. “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY SON!”
Shifting into a mixed martial arts body, Echo began fighting her way toward the exit. Several Elysains quickly shifted to match her strength.
“Let her go, said Karen through the PA system as she unlocked exit one.”
Seizing the moment, Echo shifted to a runner’s body and fled through the door.
Shift is an online work of fiction.
This is the first draft of my manuscript Shift – Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am writing it online in sections as I go. So feel free to comment, good or bad. If you see mistakes, point them out.
The story centers around shapeshifting.
I’m currently working on chapter nine.