– 00:33:02:84 –
We were making good time. Thankfully, I’d chosen the car with a decent boost capacity, we were already on the outskirts of Oasis Springs. We were halfway to Newcrest, where our base was and would be there by the time Rene would have the last rocket ready.
“You okay Samla?” Leyva asked from the passenger seat.
I peered into the backseat and saw Shaela holding Nakaia’s head, “No, but my grief can wait.”
Shaela looked up, looking like she wanted to say something but couldn’t get the words out. Leyva spoke for her instead.
“What Red’s trying to say, is that when you’re ready, we’re here for you. Nakaia was so special, to all of us, and…” I rounded a corner and Leyva screamed, “Look out!”
Everything seemed to slow down to a crawl. In the middle of the road, was a blasted dog! I swerved to avoid hitting it and lost control of the vehicle. The car shot off the road at an incredibly dangerous speed before crashing into the side of a building.