Make everybody fall out of the plane first, and then explain who they were and why they were in the plane to begin with.
– Nancy Ann Dibble
All the main characters, except the missing Bast Overture, are assembled in the dining room of the Stuart house in Toronto, Ontario. Will Bast show up? And if so, how? In physical person? Or in spirit. And what about PC Joseph Oliver? What is he going to do?
Swan (waving the gun he just fired): Next time I’ll hit one of you.
Fielding: Put that gun down, Swan.
Hutchinson: You heard him. Put that gun down.
Dana, still shaking from the gun’s noise: Better listen to them, Swan.
Swan: Or you’ll do what. I’m the one with the gun here. I…oh…
Roger’s and Susan’s spirits are creating havoc around Swan but they can’t seem to get the gun out of his hand.
Oliver (rushing forward to Swan and reaching up): I’ll take that.
Oliver knocks the gun from Swan’s hand, sending the gun flying. Hutchinson picks it up and points it at Swan.
Hutchinson: Cuff him, Oliver.
He does and Susan’s and Roger’s spirits return to the table where Robbie hasn’t budged. Robbie appears as if in a trance, as if he is talking to someone that no one else can see.
Dana, looking at Swan: We got you now. It might be in your best interest to tell me where my brother is. NOW.
Swan smirks: Of course. Look over there.
Dana follows his eyes. Sitting at the dining room table with Robbie, and the two spirits, is Bast. He appears to be talking to Robbie. The other two don’t seem to notice.
And Bast’s face looks very very pale.
Sharon A. Crawford
Sharon A. Crawford’s prequel novel Beyond Blood, featuring the fraternal twins will be published fall 2014 by Blue Denim Press. Stay tuned.
Meantime, you can read more about the characters and their stories in from Beyond the Tripping Point (Blue Denim Press, 2012). Click on the book at the top and it takes you to Sharon A. Crawford’s profile – including book reviews – at http://www.amazon.com. The book is available there in print and Kindle. For Kobo e-book go to http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/beyond-the-tripping-point or go to any bricks and mortar store and order in a print copy. Spread the word.
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