Caity's World, Part 23The truck rumbled down the road. The two centaurs lay side-by-side in the dark, surrounded by clatter and rumble, unable to move, unable to even turn around, hopelessly tangled in each others limbs, pressing tightly against the trucks hard, lumpy steel side walls.More Like This
So tell me, said Caitlyn, working her head over toward Stevens, what happened to Kim-na?
She was amazing, he said. We got to the truck and bam! she struck out like a wildcat. Ive never seen anything like it. Crazy kung-fu karate or something, she just starts knocking down the guards. She picked up two of em and swung em into each other, smash! just like that, they went down. Those wolf things, whatever the hell they were, they started jumping on her and slicing at her, and she took a beating but Ill be surprised if any of em are still alive now. O
Caity's World, Part 22You evil monster, said Caitlyn, backing away. She felt her tail bump into one of the window-walls and stopped.More Like This
Now, now, sticks and stones, said van der Wals, walking toward her, very slowly.
You killed my sister!
No, no, goodness! Shes sleeping. I need the both of you; the machine checks not just for your presence, but for hers as well. We oh forgot to tell her that part. Your father was quite clever, you see: He rightfully assumed that little could bring the two of you together in that room except himself.
So youre using her too, then, said Caitlyn.
Shes been quite willing to follow my orders without argument, said van der Wals. Id say its more like sixty-forty.
Caitlyn breathed hard for a moment, unsure how to reply, but van der Wals cut short her deliberations. &