Chapter 10: The Lazaret
In this chapter: Spike’s body refuses to cooperate, to the worry of her companion. They find themselves in the Lazaret- the Zone’s field hospital led by Sister Slava and her team.
The underground passage they were threading was
inhabited by something; the very something Shredder saved her from at the
Great Swamp and which Spike now knew was called a Snork. Apparently, Shredder’s
threatening presence also worked on some more reasonable mutants. The crawling
creature just hissed at them and slowly dragged its wretched body covered in torn
remnants of the military uniform away from them both, leaving them in relative
peace. Spike quickly jogged right behind Shredder, almost clutching the Molle
tapes of his backpack. A short glance over her shoulder fortunately revealed
the wheezing Snork already going the way only it knew. Perhaps it was wounded?
If it was able to dodge danger, it meant it was intelligent, far more intelligent
than some prowling predator or scavenging critter. Will it return with a larger
pack? Or reinforcements?