A scream shattered the stillness.
She sprang to her feet, then pulled her boots on in a rush, even as her door burst open.
“Broden!” she cried when she saw who charged inside.
Neighing horses and clanging metal sounded out.
“They’ve infiltrated. Let’s go!” he exclaimed before heading back out.
Lucy dashed out behind him.
A blast came from the direction of sanctuary at the end of the pathway running through the compound center.
They rushed toward the sound. Lucy’s head spun as she tried to put the pieces together. How could intruders have made it to the very center of the compound?
“What is it?” she shouted to a guard as he ran toward her. “What’s happening?”
“I don’t know!” He kept going as another guard, who followed him, brushed her shoulder when he passed by.
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