Chapter 3: Laugh it Off
Cords of heat tensed around Kody's veins as he flexed and scraped the iron along the ground. Shards of glass jumped and skittered away. One by one, his fingers released and then rewrapped around the tire iron.
His eyes were wrong, dull and distant, like he was looking at something far away. He narrowed his eyes.
Kody snapped his eyes back to Justin. "Hey."
Justin hesitated. "Yeah?"
Kody flung the tire iron up, right beside Justin's right ear. He pointed past Justin like a judge declaring his verdict.
"I think we'
Chapter 2: The Matador
Jennifer snatched up a red book bag and stuffed it with anything useful she could find. The water bottle Bo left in her room. A notebook and a pen. It took her a while to find the lock pick kit. She lifted the small black flap. She had long since broken the s-rake, but the torsion wrench was still there and worth a few more uses, along with the ball rake and the short hook.
She opened her closet door. She wasn't neat enough to actually hang clothes up, so taking the metal pole down wasn't any problem. She hefted it uncertainly.
With backpack shouldered, she grabbed her keys and locked the door behind her.
"Oh wow. Hey Jessica." Jennifer chuckled nervously as Jessica stood unmoving a few feet away. She shuffled to face Jennifer. Her long dark ha