Lorise had always feared one of their own would turn on them, and now that it had happened she wasn’t sure what to do. Her eyes searched the mayhem for Seth and couldn’t find him. For a moment her heart seemed to stop. What would she do without Seth? She had to find him.
She took in the chaos surrounding her as her eyes searched each face for Seth’s familiar and peaceful countenance. When her eyes finally met his, she found no peace there. Instead, his eyes were filled with fear, which he quickly shuttered as he made his way to her
The two of them were surrounded. Lorise tried to block the screaming by focusing on Seth. It was hard to gather her thoughts through the shrill noise that surrounded them.
“Seth? What are we going to do?”
“Okay, when I told Drew what we’d planned to do, he warned me this could happen.”
Lorise felt the weight lift a little, “He did?”
“Yeah, here’s what he said we should do.” Seth outlined his plan, “What do you think?”
“You’re so smart!” Lorise smiled, “I knew there was a reason I kept you around.”
Seth looked at Lorise, “Are you ready?”
She answered with a curt nod of her head, “Let’s do this.”
Seth gathered his nerves and looked at the crowd surrounding them. Drawing a deep breath he yelled as loud as he could, “Who’s ready for cake and ice cream?”
The screams stopped. Children filled their mouths with birthday confections.