Michael rose, knowing that there was only one way to be sure. As he checked the doors, the physical markers showed that one had been opened multiple times. He knew now that Karen had found a way to beat the computer system.
Looking into her room, he saw her reading and quietly shut the door. He returned to his chair, unsure of what to do next. He understood the urge to get out and explore, but the world was a very dangerous place, especially now. He had built the fort to keep her safe, and couldn't do that if she was leaving it.
As he sat there thinking, something on one of the screens caught his eye. He picked up the controller and enhanced the image one of Dayspring's cameras had picked up. He couldn't believe it, but the image was unmistakable. Someone was running down a street wearing a Redline costume!
He ran to his room and grabbed a few items, slipping into some dark clothing. He had to find this person before the Watchmen caught and killed them. He stopped at Karen's room and walked in, putting his hand on her shoulder.
"I have to go out to find something. I want you to stay in your room while I'm gone, okay?"
Karen nodded, and he turned to leave the room. Before he reached the door, he turned back to her.
"When I get back, we need to talk about something."
She nodded again and he stepped out of the room, worried that something would happen to her while he was gone. He knew that he couldn't let someone run around town dressed like him. He knew all too well just how much pain that could bring. He locked down the fort, then ran off into the night to find this new Redline.
Well, look at this... I'm posting on time again! Now I just need to continue to post on time. I can't do it alone, though! If you have ideas for where the story should go next, let me know by Thursday. The next section will be posted next Saturday.
Until Next Time,
Your Fearless Writer,
C. R. Hopkins