Run the Experiments (22) – On Safe Ground
(December 15th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.
Still sipping his latte, Marcus turned to look at the departure board and saw them approaching.
Immediately, he sprang into action. Opting for flight, not fight, he jumped up, spilling his coffee in nervous panic down his front. Damn it! Charlotte and Fernando could almost hear him – they were that close.
Grabbing his suitcase and jacket, Marcus hurried towards the security check point. Behind this barrier, he would be safe, he thought. They wouldn't be able to get him. No one could.
The queue wasn't very long. Marcus laid his suitcase and jacket onto the conveyor belt and stepped through the metal detector. No beeping, please, no beeping.
“Thank you, Sir, you may move on,” the security officer waved him through.
Now on safe ground, Marcus turned around and, for the first time dared to stare into Charlotte's angry and hurt eyes. What had he done? Was it all worth it? Could he ever face himself in the mirror again?
For a fleeting second, these self-doubting thoughts crossed his mind. But these were squashed by the prospect of his own success, merely a plane-ride asway; he turned around and paced to the gate.
To be continued...
Kathleen Gransalke & Alison Blewitt
Read episode 21 here.
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