“I heard banging sounds coming from the computers,” I whispered to Jen. “What if he breaks them before the police get here?”
“Then we add it to the report.” I could hear the exasperation in her voice. It was like she had been part of a robbery before.
From what I knew of her past, I wouldn’t be surprised if she had. I knew she had a questionable past and she wasn’t very forthcoming. About anything. The fact she was so calm right now made me very suspicious.
“Have you already called the police?” I whispered. By now my entire body was shaking and I was having a hard time controlling myself.
“No! You said you were going to.” Jen turned to me and stared. I noticed there was no fear in her eyes. By now I was almost certain she had something to do with what was going on in the computer lab.
“My phone is in with the computers, but -” Jen stopped me as the door to the office where we were hiding started to creak open. I ducked under the desk and started to pull on Jen’s pants to get her to join me, but she just shook my hand off with a kick of her leg. All I saw were a pair of men’s hiking boots splattered with red clay.
“Oh. It’s just you,” was the last thing I heard before the desk I was hiding under collapsed all around me.