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space craft special edition 2017

Mission Complete.

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Tessa | 13 VIC

 

He pocketed the rope and looking around saw snowmobile tracks heading north. They could only be Hendra’s. If he followed them he would eventually catch up with her. The question was, how long would it take? Seth grimaced as he started off, looking for what seemed like a needle in a haystack.

Five hours walking later he spotted a log cabin nestled amongst snow clad pine trees. Seth quickened his pace and reached for the door.He grasped the knob and pushed the door open. The inside of the cabin was dark and Seth blinked a few times to adjust his eyes. He stepped forward and as he did the door clicked shut behind him. Seth whirled round, a light flicked on and he found himself staring into Hendra’s drawn gun.

“So nice of you to drop by,” she drawled.

“Yes, I’ve been meaning to,” Seth agreed sarcastically.

Suddenly Hendra became serious. “Listen , Seth, I want you to join me. Together we can bring whole world to its knees. I am willing to forget how you ruined me. Will you accept my offer and join my side?”

Seth didn’t even pause. “No, I will never work with you,” he answered.

“This is the end of your career.”

“Oh, is it,” Hendra faked surprise.

“I don’t think so.”

Laughing, she flicked a switch with a manicured nail.Seth toppled through a trapdoor into a cellar below.

“Bye, bye, Seth,” she smirked. “It’s been nice knowing you.” With that she left the cabin, leaving Seth in darkness.

Seth, after hearing Hendra go, started looking for a way out. The cellar was covered in boards and there was no obvious exit. Seth wondered if there was a secret passage behind one of the wood panels. It would be unlike Hendra to build something without a hidden exit. He started tapping the walls.

After a few minutes , he came across a hollow sounding board. Taking a step back, he threw all his force against it. The board gave way sending a cloud of splinters up. Stepping over the broken board, he walked into the passage and continued upwards until he reached a door. Seth tried the handle.The door opened and he stepped out.

Glancing around, he saw a snow mobile parked close by. Seth jumped on and tried the ignition. The engine roared to life. Looking at the ground beside him, he saw snowmobile tracks leading away from the cabin and the tracks he had followed earlier. They could only mean one thing: Hendra. He raced away in the direction they were leading.

A few minutes travel brought Seth close enough to see Hendra on a snow mobile just ahead of him. He raced to cut her off. Just up ahead there was a narrow pass: sheer vertical rock on one side and a two thousand foot drop on the other. The pass would block Hendra’s way perfectly. Set manoeuvred his snow mobile in front of Hendra’s path and sat there with his engine idling. He waited for Hendra to slow down as she approached, but instead of slowing down she sped up. Seth realized just in time she was going to ram him and rolled off his snowmobile onto the snow, covering his head with his hands. Hendra rammed Seth’s snowmobile and sent it hurtling into oblivion to smash below and burst into flames.

As she disappeared into the distance, Seth got up and brushed himself off.

Hendra had escaped, but she would be back and the battle of wits would begin again.

Game on Hendra!

One Response

  1. Sahansa says:

    Great ending! Love it!

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