Small Packages made his way through the forest the next morning, looking down at the ground. The Sword shouted, “Small Packages, why are you stopping?”
“The footprints stop here.”
The Sword said, “That’s impossible. Where did he go?”
Small Packages paced around the hill. He stared over the edge. In the distance, a white object glimmered.
Small Packages pulled binoculars out of his overalls. He peered down in the valley. No mistaking it. The Defender’s white trench coat with a large bloodstain on it.
Small Packages pocketed his binoculars and removed his hat. “Let’s get down there.”
The separation has begun. ]
Continued January 4, 2010
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