If ever Natalie needed an emergency super spy extraction, it was right then. But there was no one that could help her. Only she could get herself out of this.
Heck, Natalie had created a dream dimension out of nothing where everyone she knew had an alter personality. She herself was the all-powerful slayer. What would the slayer do?
She couldn’t get caught. She couldn’t be arrested or let the secret out, not without WOMP being seriously pissed of at her. Natalie didn’t know if she was right or wrong, but she needed to hide.And hide fast.She led the officers away from the apartment building and she did it by cutting across lawns, jumping fences, and breaking at least half a dozen property laws along the way.
Natalie cringed as she jumped into a tree, her shaking limbs pulling her up into some kid’s tree house. She barely managed to pull her legs in before she fell to the planks of wood that served as the floor.Her lungs were laboring hard and Natalie wanted to gasp for breath, to take a deep inhale, but voices whispered below. Her chest was aching, screaming for relief, but all she could do was squeeze her eyes shut and pray to God they didn’t find her.
“We lost him.” Said a female’s voice. Natalie thought it might be FBI Grace McFarland, but her voice was raspy—like she had a cold.
“Him?” The raspy, grating voice could only be that of Jack Davis, the lead agent and major thorn in Natalie’s side. “I’m pretty sure when I shined my flashlight on the killer, I saw a woman. A girl.” Davis corrected himself.Natalie squeezed her eyes shut and in her mind, she swore. She didn’t do that a lot, but it seemed appropriate given the situation. Had they seen her face clearly? And had they realized what she did moments before they discovered her?
“Keep sweeping the area. The killer has to be around here somewhere. Maybe even lives here. Keep your eyes open.”
Natalie laid still until the footsteps and the lights of the cars were gone. Then she rolled onto her back, finally taking a deep much needed breath. She touched her hand to her ear.