Thursday, May 21, 2015
HE'S STILL OUT THERE SOMEWHERE...
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EXCERPT from LEGACY OF ANGELS
(copyright Genie Gabriel)
Shrouded silence hung over those huddled in Tallie's house, interrupted only by an occasional sniffle or the muffled crying of a child. Claudia simply could not bring herself to do anything more than hunker with her little boy. This is my fault. If I had done as he said or kept running or--
The sound of a vehicle engine drawing closer brought a tensed hush over the crowd, as those with rifles once more became vigilant.
The engine stopped abruptly and, after a moment, Dawson and Marly entered the house.
"What happened? Where's Patrick?" Fear beat in Claudia's veins.
"Swaggerty took off on the motorbike. Patrick went after him."
The buzz of conversation swept through the crowd.
"You mean he's still out there...somewhere?" Claudia asked…
When Patrick finally returned, exhaustion lined his normally beatific face. Hopeful gazes turned his way and someone asked, "Did you get the man who did this?"
With a deep sigh, Patrick shook his head. "He had too much of a head start, and the little motorbike I was riding just couldn't keep up. Near as I could guess, he was headed for the deep forest." …
Patrick made his way through the crowd to where Claudia sat with Todd. The child had fallen asleep, and Patrick ached to cradle Claudia in his arms as she held the little boy. However, priests simply were not allowed that basic human need. Not for the first time--especially this past year while he had been on sabbatical--the role of priest choked his real desires into silence...