Seeds Chapter 16 Page 5

drenching their clothes right through.

They stop as they round the bend and come into view of the guards, waiting for the four guards to catch up. Holding their hands up they walk slowly towards the station. The bald woman rushes out to meet them, waiting under the canopy of the station platform so as to not walk out into the rain. She is fixing her robes as if she had been sleeping. Rob walks forward to meet her:

Sister Francis, my apologies for the unannounced visit. But we have news from-

Sister Francis interrupts: We know all about the Russian fleet Lieutenant, so your visit is not as unexpected as my appearance suggests.

Rob is slightly surprised at how casually she said that, as if