Monday, January 28, 2013

Dead Rite chapter 136.04

“Twenty minutes?” Harold paled. “We have to get out of here. We can't go up against armed police.”

“And the army, don't forget. As far as they know, this is a military research base currently being invaded by armed terrorists, and seeing as we collapsed the tunnel between here and the manor, I'm not entirely certain how you'll get out at all.”

“What do you suggest?”

Jasfoup shrugged. “Give yourselves up and accept the rap for the nine corpses?”

“Nine? It was two security guards.” Harold frowned. “Plus Manoach, of course, but he was reduced to a partial skeleton so I don't think they could pin that one on us.”

“There were the seven possessed lab techs downstairs as well.”

“But they weren't human. They'd already had their spirits ripped out and replaced by demons.”

“And now they look like dead bodies. Dead bodies you killed.”

“I can't go to prison. Nor can Gillian or Lucy. You've got to help us get out of here.”

“That is, unfortunately true. Not that I don't think half a century of prison life would do you the world of good, mind, but if you were caught it would expose Dill to the world, and we really can't have that, can we?”

“No.” Harold clutched at his lapel. “Help us, Jasfoup. The world at large can never know of the Denizens at large within it.”

“How much do you want to avoid prison?”

“I'd give anything.”

“Then, old chap...” A small smile spread across the demon's features. “It's a good job I have a plan.”

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