PART THIRTYONE (SORRY SO SHORT)
“I have the truck in the square.” Ed transmitted across the radio. “Christ, they’re coming in a swarm. I…shit….” A moment of silence went by. “I have a door breach…. I set it up on the valves….Get out of town. The tank on this thing is showing full.”
I yelled in the radio, “Ed, get out of there. We can blow it on the road by remote.” The trucks started moving once Alex got in.
“Someone tell her about the remotes.” Ed said over the radio. You could hear multiple shots being fired when he keyed up.
“What about the remotes?” I asked. “What about the remotes?"
Then it came. If we had not been behind a ridgeline the explosion would have consumed us. We were rocked around as it was.
“Oh fuck.” I was still steadying myself waiting for the CSU to stop rocking. “Stop the trucks.” I moved toward the door and fell on top of Bryon. He gasped in pain but still grabbed me and held me still.
“Kelly, no!” He held me against him. “Kelly…fifty yards…. That’s all he had. The remotes are only good for fifty yards.” He let go and I sat on the floor.
“Pull out.” I ordered over the radio. “Pull the fuck out of here.”