Seeds Chapter 14 Page 17

subconscious finally, after hours of trauma, taking the decision to shut down and reboot. Dylan watches as he falls limply to the floor of the bunker, then remains still.

The boy runs to his limp body and shakes him. Gently at first, unsure if he is even still alive and then more aggressively as he realises he is still breathing. Steve sputters and coughs as he forces his eyes opened again and looks around in a panic. The sky was still dark as a heavy rain cloud rumbled overhead. Just like the one from his dream when the ants came, and if that was any kind of warning he didn’t have time to heal, not yet anyway.

Climbing to his feet as quickly as his body will allow, he pauses to breath before walking again, as if walking a tightrope between conscious