Seeds Chapter 21 Page 33

metal and bone, blasting chunks of both onto the plasterboard and wood on the shredded walls behind them.

Steve watches from the floor as Mark slips out through the stairway to avoid the shower of bullets. He crawls under the still firing barrel of Happy’s weapon towards the exit and rolls into the stairwell.

He looks around frantically and coughs loudly as his body argues with him to take the rest of the night off. But Mark is nowhere to be seen and Steve runs to the rail to look down to the spiral of stairs below.

Steve: Where is that scumbag?

But he can’t see or hear him running. Then listens, focusing his hearing as he tries to hear between the screams from the lobby