Chapter Sixteen – “Departure” — Part Two of Forty-One
To be continued…
Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer
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The shadowy figure standing on the other side of the window walked away and allowed the blinds to fall back into place.
“How long do you think we have until the next wave hits us?” Jack said. He was still holding the knife at his side, ready for anything.
“Not long.” Charlotte said.
“Do you have your keys on you? Maybe it would be best to hit the road immediately.” He gestured toward the car that was parked on the far side of the concrete lot behind the building.
Charlotte shook her head. “No, the keys are still upstairs. We’re going to have to run up there before we attempt to flee. But it is probably a waste of time and energy. I doubt that we will make it more than a few blocks before they remotely switch off the car. Then again, trying to escape on foot would be even more of a suicide mission, and if we just sit around here…”
“We have to try.“ Jack said.
He grabbed onto her wrist and pulled her away from the remains of the three robots.
The couple jogged around the side of the building and raced up the narrow flight of stairs that led to the condo.
“I fear that this might be the end, my love.” Charlotte said when they reached the front door.
“There is no fear in love.” Jack said. “Perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with torment. One who fears is not made perfect in love… Everything will be okay, have faith.”
He leaned forward and kissed her, then turned the handle and opened the front door.