“ Sorry, wrong room,” Justin began to back away from the older gentlemen.
“ No, it’s not the wrong room, but your friends already checked out, about 2 hours ago,” the man walked towards Justin, “ So, you’re the savior of the slayers?”
“ I’m not too sure about that,” Justin faked a smile, before taking off down the hallway.
He looked back and thanked God as he nimbly moved around people in his escape. He saw Skye being taken out to a police car and headed that way.
“ Skye,” he yelled, his legs beginning to give out.
That was the distraction she needed. Throwing them backwards to free her wrists, she took off with Justin.
“ They’re after us,” Justin muttered, starting the car, “ There was this old guy in JC’s place. The other 4 have already been released.”
“ You came in the nick of time. Those policemen were vampires,” Skye breathed a sigh of relief.
“ Hey, we’re a team and I don’t know where else to go,” Justin looked over at her.
“ Get your eyes back on the road. We’ll congratulate ourselves when we’re safe. They’re on our tail,” Skye gave him a slight smile.
Justin began to swerve in and out of the traffic, easily losing the police car.
“ Where did you learn that?” Skye asked.
“ It’s an essential part of escaping from crazed fans. The guys taught it to me as soon as I could drive,” Justin answered.
“ Good, we’ll be using it often,” Skye replied, with a slight smile.
The two quickly ran into a house. Skye pushed Justin into a trap door as light broke through.
“ Skye, what’s up?” an average sized girl with long dark curls asked worriedly, looking up at them as they entered.
“ Nothing, we just escaped from some guys. It seems that Justin’s identity is out. They’ll be targeting us, so we need to get going,” Skye answered.
“ Ok, let me and Kathleen pack up. It’ll take us all of five seconds,” the girl replied.
“ Hurry, Nicole,” Skye replied.
The girl nodded and ran out.
Justin felt Skye relax against him in the dark. He pulled her close, feeling how drained she was.
“ Don’t fall asleep on me,” Justin whispered.
“ I’m tired. Letting you drive takes a lot out of anyone,” Skye replied.
“ Funny, Skye,” Justin rolled his eyes.
“ Boy, I have a piece of wood at my side and I don’t care if you are my friend. You make me mad and I will put it in you,” Skye snapped.
Justin sensed she was scared.
“ Don’t yell at me because you’re scared,” Justin murmured.
“ I’m not scared,” Skye protested.
Justin just nodded. Skye was thankful for the dark. He couldn’t see the tear falling down her face.