Week 230 – Duck for cover

Cooper was finally warm. At Walt’s car he and Sarah had stripped out of their soaked clothes and wrapped themselves in the emergency blankets Walt kept in his first aid kit. They’d stopped at a Walmart and Walt and Becca had gotten them something to wear, and now they were sitting in the back of the car, the heaters blaring, and the last of chill had melted away.

At least for him.

In his arms Sarah shivered and he pulled her closer, tucking her head under his chin, and rubbing his hands up and down her arms.

“We’ll be there soon,” Becca said, twisting in her seat to look back at them.

“And you’re sure nobody knows about this place?” Walt asked.

Becca rolled her eyes at her boyfriend. “Yes, Walt. My grandfather owns the cabin but he’s in the hospital right now. No one will be there, and no one would connect it to Cooper.”

They all lapsed into silence, it was only adrenalin that was keeping him awake.

The sound of gunshots startled him awake, he hadn’t even realised he was asleep. “What’s going on?” he demanded.

“Someone is following us,” Walt replied.


“Must have been following me because I’m your partner,” Walt replied. “They want you bad.”

“Duck for cover,” he said to Sarah as he set her on the floor of the car.

“The cabin is just down the next road,” Becca said.

“Want to try to catch him?” Walt asked.

“Oh, yeah,” Cooper agreed, he wanted to know who was after him and hurting the people he cared about in the process.

“Be careful,” Sarah said as Walt pulled into the driveway.

“I will,” he assured her. “You two stay here.”

As soon as the car stopped he jumped out and started running, hoping the shooter would follow. All he had to do was draw the guy’s attention while Walt circled in to catch him.

A bullet whizzed past him, hitting a tree trunk inches from his head.

“Freeze,” a voice demanded.

Cooper did. He put his hands on his head, allowed the guy to focus on him, then a moment later he heard his partner.

“I don’t think so,” Walt said. “Don’t think about doing anything stupid, we’re taking you in.”

“Don’t test me, I would love nothing more than to let out some of my anger by shooting you,” Cooper growled.

They led their prisoner back towards the cabin, he couldn’t wait to get this guy to the station and find out just what was going on.

“You’re okay,” Sarah said as she ran towards him, hugging him hard.

“Yeah, darlin, I promised you I would be,” he said hugging her back.

“Lets get him inside and we’ll call our boss, get to the bottom of this,” Walt said.

They were all on the cabin’s porch when suddenly the cabin exploded.

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