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Monday, 28 January 2013

Parallel Lives chapter 51

Alan drew up short before the entrance door. He watched the two men scan left and right and knew right off that somehow Karen had managed to disappear along with John and the other man. He determined to slow down the searchers as much as he could afford, given that the inquest was about to commence. He walked forward steadily.
‘Everything alright guys?’ he asked. The two men spun around, both trying to work out if they should know this person. Sam recognised the voice as the man who had been challenging him inside, and he felt sure he knew the voice from elsewhere. He hoped to hell it wasn’t one of his old patients.
‘You didn’t see which way the three people went, by any chance,’ asked Sam, scrutinising the face as it came out of shadow, suppressing his instincts which told him this man was not a complete stranger. Alan stepped out calmly, slowly surveying the street.
‘Nope, I think they left through this door, in fact I know they did. I assumed they would be outside here. Maybe they’re still in the hall, there were a lot of people milling around,’ he suggested, knowing full well that they had left the hall and not returned.
Jim looked around one last time before coming to the conclusion that the three couldn’t have reached the entrance and that the stranger might just be right.
‘We’ll need to check back inside,’ he said, pulling Sam’s arm. Sam shrugged the grip off, recently healed bruises smarting. Then it hit him. That was where he knew the voice from, the car parked outside Fylingdales, the one that had been moved on. He hadn’t heard any clear words that night, but the inflection was unmistakable. This man was stalling him, diverting him. He knew Martin would go mad, would fly off the handle as soon as he knew, would blame him and conspire to exclude him from the project once and for all. Sam pushed Alan off his feet as he ran back into the hall.


Copyright Ray Sullivan 2011

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