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BraceThe back of Shelley's head hit the door as the man slapped her across the face. She could taste blood in her mouth.

"Nothing to say, little girl?" He reached out to grab Shelley by the hair, but she stepped towards him and slammed her foot down on his instep. As he doubled over, she brought her knee up into his face. There was a satisfying crack.

Not waiting around to see how much damaged she'd done, Shelley took off into the warren of offices on the ground floor.

It didn't take long for her assailant to recover. She could hear him coming after her, his heavy footsteps interspersed with swearing and cajoling.

Shelley ran from one room to the next looking for a way out. The window she'd gotten in through the day before was on the other side of the entrance and the ones along this part of the building were locked, painted shut or the broken panes not large enough for her to get through. With escape no longer an option, she settled for digging her heels in and making a stand.

As the man entered the last room he squinted as the morning sun shone through the broken top panes of the window. Raising his hand to shield his eyes, he was unprepared for the pipe that struck him across the midsection, knocking the wind out of him. He didn't see the second blow that struck the back of his skull. He was unconscious when he hit the floor.

Shelley heard her name and sneakered feet pounding the concrete floor towards her. Billy and Jesse had arrived early to meet her.

"Hey, guys." Shelley grinned, the length of galvanised pipe casually resting on her shoulder. "Did you bring a phone? I have to call my grandfather, Mr Branson needs to see a doctor."

15minuteficletsword #83: stretched
Part of the Abandoned!verse


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8th Dec, 2004 19:37 (UTC)
LOL! Love the "cool" of the last paragraph. As always, you draw me in totally and never disappoint.

I've decided. I'm joining 15minuteficlets. I'll probably just lurk and learn for a bit, but I'm really looking forward to it. You're such an inspiration!
8th Dec, 2004 20:56 (UTC)
Many thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed this.

15minuteficlets is fun. There's a real mix of fic there. Some good, some bad, original, fanfic, any fandom you can think of. Go, write, enjoy. Look forward to seeing you take a swing at it.
9th Dec, 2004 00:27 (UTC)
Very good; I keep forgetting about these characters.
9th Dec, 2004 00:34 (UTC)
Thanks. It's been fun playing with original characters for a change.
9th Dec, 2004 05:44 (UTC)

Hey you! I know you only use your journal for fic, but maybe when you comment or something maybe you'd like these?

9th Dec, 2004 06:08 (UTC)
Thanks. Are very cute.
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