Seeds Chapter 7 Page 25

raise the tension with too much of an acceleration. They haven’t moved and he doesn’t want to trigger a chase. The headlights remain off, even though it is now completely dark, and Steve looks at the night vision display showing him the road to his rear. They still haven’t moved.

He gets to the end of the street and turns onto the road towards the edge of town where the hardware store sits. The road to his front and rear are clear, not a soul in sight, not a drone to be seen. It’s quite possible that the entire flood of bodies from the park was queued up around the side of the centre. Standing in line and ready to attack. They could have easily overwhelmed him, even with Belle. Swarmed around the Beast and eventually peeled it open like a sardine can. But they’d