I was spending a lot of time with the gremlins, held up while I was trying to recover from the injuries from the explosion and being shot. I wanted to shoot every single one of them, even though they were trying to help my sister and I. Imagine Mygle, kind of annoying, terrible English. Now picture this but with multiple gremlins and you wanted to kill them too.
We had been there at that old warehouse for just over a week and the gremlins did a really good job of taking care of us, but we needed to get back out there. The agency wanted us dead and we were no closer to saving Kelly. We didn’t even know where she was.
It was getting close to dusk and Alex was already asleep. She was having a hard time healing considering she was still young. All of the gremlins were moving about but Mygle was nowhere to be found.
“How you feeling?” one of the gremlins asked me. I couldn’t be sure because they all looked very similar but I think her name was Pelzy.
“Like I had a bomb go off in my face,” I said.
“I know that. Get over it already.”
She smiled and I returned the gesture. I honestly did like Pelzy a little bit more than the rest.
“Where’s Mygle?” I asked her.
“Out,” she replied, “making sure that the agency isn’t on to us.”
“I hope you guys did a good job of losing them.”
“I need to get outside.”
“I walk with you.”
“I can go myself, thank you.”
“I walk with you.”
The two of us walked outside the building where there wasn’t that much to see. Decomposing machinery left from the warehouse, back when it was up and running, and overgrowth covering the building and everything else. It looked the perfect place for monsters, which there actually was so it was rather fitting. It was in the middle of nowhere and that is exactly how I wanted it.
We did a couple of laps around the building without even speaking to each other. I know that Mygle told Pelzy to keep a close eye on me. I assumed he did, anyway, because she followed me around everywhere.
“Mygle say when he would be back?” I asked her, breaking the long silence.
“No,” she responded with a sort of longing. “Should be quick.”
“How did you guys know about this place?”
“Mygle has hiding places.”
“That’s very specific.” I stopped in front the door and turned towards Pelzy. “Look. I want to thank you guys for helping us. We owe you a lot.”
“Guys?” she questioned.
“Alright, gremlins. Is that better?”
I felt something, a twinge of panic that started to rise from my gut. Pelzy noticed.
“What wrong?” she asked me.
“I don’t know,” I admitted to her. “Something just feels off.”
“It could be you surrounded by monsters.”
“Yeah. I don’t know.”
I didn’t think anything of it and the two of us walked inside. I lay in my bed and slowly drifted off to sleep. I should always trust my gut feeling because we would soon find out exactly what it was…