Evasion (Part 12 of The Archeress)
Booted feet scuffed on the rooftop toward the two guards, now still in a spreading pool of blood.
“Viggs, stay and watch the ladder. The rest, fan out. We’ll find the bastard!”
The captain’s orders scattered the guards away from the cupola. From her prone position atop, she swung silently through the cupola door.
Viggs was turned away, dutifully watching the ladder through the open hatch. Her thumb found the pressure point, and he was unconscious in seconds. She donned his dark cloak.
Back inside the hatch, she slid down the ladder, loosed her hair, and joined the still-fleeing crowd.
Part 1: Preparation
Part 2: Infiltration
Part 3: Eyrie
Part 4: Patience
Part 5: Stirrings
Part 6: Action
Part 7: Decision
Part 8, 9: Discovery, Egress
Part 10: Flight
Part 11: Combat