Chapter 5 of The Curse of the Jade Monkey
The sound of a door slamming brought Fitz out of his fitful sleep. Grumbling, he looked at his watch. It was well past one in the morning, either too early or too late for anyone to be roaming about. He stood carefully, searching about him for something he could use to defend himself. All he could find was that heavy book with the suggestive cover. Shrugging, he picked it up. It would do. He slunk towards the front hallway and waited around the corner in the inky shadows. Whoever was there was rummaging in the front hall desk, and he was ready for them.
Suddenly, the lights switched on, nearly blinding him.
“Simmons?!” He would have screamed with fright if he’d been able to direct air through his lungs.
Companion Song: Aint That A Kick in the Head by Dean Martin
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