Seeds Chapter 13 Page 23

Rob: You guys ok?

The priest begins to speak but is cut off as the men turn to re-aim their rifles to the rear. He turns around to see the Colonel approaching along the tracks. His height, broad shoulders and steely eyes are intimidating and powerful. The black soot on his face only highlighting their intensity.

Brian: Good evening Colonel, fine evening isn’t it?

Colonel Grace: It is indeed Brian. It is indeed.

He continues forward without any change in his pace, walking through the men and past the priest as if unconcerned by their presence. Brian appreciates the gesture of power however and smiles at the Colonel as he approaches him and turns to also stand by his side.