By David Bishop
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This is wrong, this is all wrong,” Holismus muttered. “He was right beside me. ” “We lost track of him, that’s all,” Belladonna said, but her words sounded hollow and unconvincing. A new sound crept out of the greasy mist, a noise like bloody meat dragging itself across the nearby cobbles. ” “I don’t know, but it’s coming towards us,” Holismus whispered. Belladonna found a hand and took hold of it. “We’ll be all right so long as we stick together. ” She squeezed it. His fingers were frozen. “I don’t know whose hand you’re holding, but it’s not mine,” Holismus replied.
Everyone’s got a different story, but the gist is the same—” “They’ve all been confronted by their worst fears and nightmares,” Belladonna interjected from the doorway. She and Holismus were dragging the unconscious figure of Silenti into the station, all three of them with scraps of cloth masking their noses and mouths. “We had the same thing, coming back from the wreck. ” “In every sense,” Holismus added. “We found Silenti trying to drown himself in a water trough. ” “Get inside and shut those doors,” Scheusal urged.
She stabbed the stiletto into the remnants of the seal and twisted the blade. The urn’s lid ground itself against the edge of her knife, before popping free. Holismus closed his fingers round the lip of the lid. ” he asked. Belladonna drew back her knife, while Silenti held his leather jack ready. “Here goes,” Holismus said. He lifted the lid away, and the air around them was once more choked by the stench of death. The trio coughed and gasped, but took less time to recover than before, having got used to the acrid aroma.