Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
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"R" is an easy letter to post for the Challenge as Roberts is the name of one of my MC's. I hope you enjoy this excerpt from "Forces of Mist."
Roberts glared in her direction.
Sarah shrugged and swallowed her last mouthful of food, scrapped her hands together and held her left hand out to shake Roberts.
He left her gesture hanging in mid-air, stood up and walked back to his vehicle.
“I tried,” was all she said, before she called Spank over and jumped into her own truck.
They continued on, driving through the barren landscape until late in the day.
The sun was low in the sky when Sarah pulled over in an area next to the road, which once would have been a rest area. The toilet block was still standing and surprisingly the water was still running from the taps in the wash basin.
The small group went about eating and resting for the night.
The silence between them was beginning to become a strain so Sarah decided to order the two men to sleep while she took first watch. She needed to spend some time alone so she was happy to be rid of them.
Hours later she took a walk around the perimeter of the park. Spank was curled up under her truck sound asleep, so she left him and walked alone in the darkness.
The night air was cool and she zipped up her jacket to keep the chill out.
Looking out towards the horizon, she spotted similar lights to those she had seen before the mission.
Taking careful notice of which direction they headed towards, she made her way back to camp, glad that she had taken first watch.
She woke Jennings up to relieve her from duty and told him that she had seen alien activity in the distance and to be on guard. He sent her to get some rest which she was happy to oblige and made her way to the back of her truck, where she had a bed set up. Spank jumped up and nestled next to her and before she knew it, she was in a sound asleep.