“Run, Ezra! We don’t have time!”
We ran through the hallways, scaring the secretaries and janitors. I pumped my legs, trying to escape before the deadly fumes killed the cabinet and the alarm was sounded. The gases in the room were invisible, but fatal.
Ezra was lagging, still tired from his short but fierce fight with the Commissioner. I knew from experience how much fighting really takes out of you. It isn't at all like a virtual reality experience makes it out to be...
The effects must have been made even worse by the fact that Ezra had just killed someone. Sure, it may have been one of the most hated people in the world, but a death’s a death...
I could only imagine that it had taken even more out of him than the fight itself...
I looked behind my shoulder, and saw that he was even further behind than I had thought. Lily was running next to him, and he was leaning heavily on her, slowing both of them down.
“Crap…” I muttered, before turning around and running back to them. I quickly picked Ezra up, threw his body over my shoulder, and sprinted once more toward the exit with Lily by my side.
“Just how deadly were those gases?” Lily gasped in between breaths.
I smiled grimly and answered, “Let’s just say that entire room will be dead by now.”
And then the alarm sounded.