Their journey would begin after sunset, fortunately the waning gibbous moon provided plenty of light. For Julia that was sufficient, but she needed to account for Michelle. We just need to—
“Stop,” Julia said after sighting a monster flashlight. “That will fucks with night vision.”
“Why…” Michelle said. “Right…”
“Follow my lead,” Julia said. “Stay close, and we’ll be fine.”
“What if—” Michelle said. “What if he shows up?”
“He won’t,” Julia lied.
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