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Enjoy this little sneak peek of The Fallen. Look for it Feb 5th.
“Will you move already,” Ipos ordered.
He crushed the links of the chain toward the middle of the chain, pulverizing it. It fell in two pieces onto the bed. He quickly freed the boy from the chain.
“Come on! She’ll be back soon. Where’s Arieana?” Ipos asked.
“Waiting for us in the duct,” Phillip replied.
Ipos turned to face Micah.
“Do you think you can make it?” he asked while pointing up to the duct.
The kid nodded as he slowly got up from the bed. He followed Ipos and Phillip over to the bed and up into the duct. Ipos pulled up the vent cover behind them. They crawled as quietly as they were able to in the metal-air duct. Arieana was waiting a few feet ahead.
“I was wondering where you were,” she said.
“I freed both Micah and Ipos,” Phillip replied.
“You’ll get the details later. Right now, we must go before we’re discovered,” Ipos stated.
The four of them silently continued their journey through the dust and spider webs to the end of the duct exiting on the roof. Micah smiled, and tears formed when he saw the sun and blue sky. I thought I’d never see this again. He took in a deep breath. The smell of a nearby forest tickled his nose.
“Thank you for rescuing me. I am eternally indebted to you,” he said, smiling.
“You owe us nothing,” Phillip replied.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” Ipos added. He looked around nervously. “We need to go.”
“What about the others?” Arieana asked.
“We cannot afford to get caught. Besides, they were not in the room with Micah,” Phillip replied.
Arieana rolled her eyes. “No, I meant Kara and Anna Marie, or have you forgotten about them?”