Chapter Thirteen ★ Shadow Cont’

。☆✼★Luna ━★✼☆。

I reached back and snatched Daniels hand and yelled, “Run.”

The kid followed my lead as we both booked it down the road. Longman gave chase but he wasn’t fast like me. I snatched Daniel up on my back.

The kid cried out, “Hey.”

But, I didn’t care because we needed to get distance between the Carneys and the people who were watching the whole scene go down.

Daniel pounded his fists against my back and yelled in my ear, “Let me go.”

I shook my head, “No can do kiddo.”

“Why?” He cried again as his punches became weak and he settled down. He asked, “Why, me?”

Concentrating on my feet and the sidewalk I kept my eyes peeled for anymore shadow snares which is what caught Daniel earlier. I mumbled back to him, “Dunno. Seems like a whole bunch of crazy haywire stuff is happening now.”

“Take me home.” He whined and buried his face into my neck. His wet tears trickled down my back which made it even more difficult for me as I replied, “Sorry, no can do.”

I chanced a look over my shoulder to see if they were still following us. No sight of them but that didn’t mean squat if they were to do a sneak around. Darting to my right I hustled back to the house where I first met Daniel.

We should be safe there for a little while so I can call Ray up for the exchange. I don’t need the Carneys stealing my bait for the dang merlock. I’m going to lay a smack down on my ex and get my friend back.

The afternoon sun beat down with a strong heat causing sweat to stream down my face. My breathing getting heavier as the boy seemed to feel like he weigh fifty times more than earlier. I slowed down to a jog then let the boy slip down onto the ground as we stopped.

He landed on his butt and let out a groan. I turned to face him then said, “Come on, get up. We still have to keep moving.”

Daniel picked himself back up and threw a dirty look my way. I added, “Don’t think of running because I know where you live. Beside it ain’t safe there.”

His jaw dropped as his eyes bugged out of his head. He was speechless for a moment before he asked, “How do you know?”

“I was there last night.” I replied and glared back at him.

‧͙⁺˚*·༓ – TO BE CONTINUED… –☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙