Sunday, September 15, 2013

Page 238

The place was a mess. Toppled shelves and scattered clothing riddled the floor. Hector stopped in the center aisle, looking around. ‘I don’t see anyone.’

Garovel floated ahead of him. ‘There was obviously a struggle here. Did everyone run away? You’d think there’d at least be police officers here.

“Wait...” Hector heard a faint squeal. A baby. He followed the sound to the back of the store.

Two shelves had been pushed together, leaving only a small crack between them. Hector pulled them apart to see the twins there.

He really left them here for you...

“I’m afraid of what that could mean...” Hector took them in his arms. They started crying louder as he carried them back out to the motorcycle.

What do you want to do with them?

“Uh...” Hector eyed the bike again. “First things first... how the hell do I carry them both on a motorcycle?”

Make yourself an iron carriage around your chest.

He sat on the bike with both arms full, and then did as Garovel suggested. The metal formed from his back, grew around his torso, and gradually enveloped the children, freeing up Hector’s arms.

They didn’t like it and kicked against the metal, so he expanded it out a bit, giving them slightly more space. They had enough room to move their arms and legs a bit, but their bodies fit snuggly into place. Then he added a pair of tiny iron helmets, as well as caps for their knees and elbows.

He pulled out of the parking lot again and started back the way he had come.

You’re going to take them home with you?

What else can I do?

Hmm.’ Garovel paused. ‘I suppose that will be fine for a few days. But is that a long-term solution? We don’t know if Colt will be coming back for them.

Well... I don’t know... but he asked me to keep them safe, so...


  1. I feel that they will grow up to be awesome... not saying that we will see more of them, but you know its just how i feel about it

  2. On one hand, Colt was a callous murderer, so, you know, not all that sad for him. On the other, two children without parents, and that is DEFINITELY sad.

    1. Ya, but at least to my understanding, he was only a murderer because his 2 babies were being held hostage...
      I like Colt.

    2. I'm sure that was a great comfort to the families of those cops he killed.

  3. Just saying but, the iron helmets and knee/elbow pads just sounds fucking adorable, in a kick ass sorta way.
    Great story btw
    - T.H.

  4. Hector's bringing the twins onto a motorcycle...I don't think I've ever felt as much fear from this story as I'm feeling right now...

  5. He followed the sound *to* the back of the store