Seeds Chapter 16 Page 19

trying to walk at the slow pace while essentially blind. Steve stops to look down at him and crouching down, leans into his ear while tapping a shin.

With a gentle ssshhh he lets him know that he was making too much noise. Dylan understands and lifts his feet on the next few steps, raising them higher than normal as Steve returns his attention to the passage ahead.

They get to the door and Steve holds his ear against it to listen. Again, nothing but an eerie silence.

He reaches for the keypad and lifts the cover, the keys shine in the dark giving Dylan something to focus on and he enters the code without looking, always listening, always on alert. Then pulls the door open gently revealing the top of a staircase leading down into a large open cavern.