I sent some of the mice to look for the keys to the other rooms. By this time, I was sure no one would see me in the plants, I was well hidden. The foliage was much thicker now. But I didn’t want there to be too much of a difference so I tried to pull in all the plants growing and just concentrate on the ivies. I could feel the plants begin to respond and they began to slow down.
I thought that by now I would be exhausted and weak but I actually felt pretty good. I was still hoppin’ mad because I realized that Selman was probably behind all this.
I had other mice search the whole place so that I could figure out the ‘lay of the land’ as it were. It wasn’t as big as I thought it might be but it wasn’t small either. I sent a few to find a way outside and they were happy to “show” me. There was a small crack in one of the unused storage closets way in the back that actually had stuff in it with layers of dust.
Outside looked to be a forest. Well I was looking through the eyes of a mouse now. Grass tends to look that way to them. She scurried along the outside wall until she got to the parking lot. Now I could see for a longer ways and I could not believe where I was.
In the middle of NOWHERE!!! How long was I out? It was just fields forever! Oh there were trees here and there but mostly just over grown fields. Now again, I was looking through mouse eyes so I HOPE there was more. I had her go completely around the building, it took her awhile but she did. I didn’t see anything different or helpful. It was the same view as outside the windows behind me.
Via the mice, I found room #3 and Dr. Rambles. So I concentrated the ivy growth towards her. The ivy grew out of the ducts in her room which were right above her bed. One of the mice went into her room by squeezing under the door. So I could “see” how the ivy was doing by looking through the eyes of the mouse.
Did I mention that this was freaking me out?? But oh so cool!
Soon I had five keys in my hands, four to the rooms and one to the front door. The seven men were still running around the place being chased by the bugs until finally they ended up running out the back door. Even the four security guards ran out. The door closed with a solid thunk behind them.
In Dr. Rambles room I could see she had woke up and was reaching for the ivy, as she touched it, I got a jolt!
I could see her nod her head and hear her whisper “Dani?”
I whispered back in my head “yes and I’m coming to free you.”
I decided that this place needed to go and so gave the plants some last words. They were to do enough damage to make it uninhabitable for humans but not enough to damage themselves.
I gently crawled out of the planter. I could see that there was now only one car left in the lot and nothing but a dust cloud on the road leading away.
I went and released Dr. Rambles and the other three.
I’m not going to tell the names of the three and yes they all did have abilities but that is their stories to tell and really this story is about ME! ;)
It turns out we were in a long forgotten building that was to be the first building of a new community. It was a real estate office best I could tell. But the community never took off. And guess where? No guess?
Yep I was about three hundred miles from home. But the girl was from Canada. The guys? One was from Florida and the other from Oregon. The only thing they had in common was they were all three going to some meeting that had been arranged for The Affected.
I wasn’t sure what to think but we all agreed we needed to get out of there. We all ran back to the reception area where the plants had already begun again to outgrow their planters and slipped outside after I used the last key to unlock the door.
We checked the car out to see if we could use it but there were no keys and none of us knew how to hot wire a car. And it was an automatic, so no pushing it to jump start it. There was only the one road and so we didn’t know which way to go.
Thankfully a Robin pointed us in the right direction to the nearest “huumens” which I took as meaning a town. Robins can be pretty abrupt and rude. It wasn’t a town but rather a farm. I guess they moved out to the boonies for a reason. I guess they didn’t like to have people around. I guess that is why they met us with guns.