Part 1 here.
When last we left the Runners, they’d just left Wichita, Kansas, and were planning to make their way east to St. Louis, hoping to evade their pursuers…
Unfortunately, the Chaser cast a wide net and they’ve begun recruiting civilian cops. They’ve started setting up check points all over the place. The Runners soon find themselves coming up to a checkpoint. They’re in a line of cars. Up ahead are a couple cop cars, lights flashing. Nathan turns to the others “Okay, everyone keep calm, I’ll get us through this.”
He pulls up to the front of the line and a cop comes up to either side of the vehicle. The first one leans in and starts asking Nathan the usual questions. He decides to use his powers to allay suspicion and get the cop to let him go.
Time for Nathan to roll. He succeeds in getting past the road block, but his Psi power surges. The Chasers begin to gain on them, but he gets another question answered. He also gets hurt.
Using his mind to “push” the officers to trust him, his plan works, but works to well. Not only do the officers completely trust him and his companions, but they all become immediately suspicious of each other as well as the rest of the people waiting in their cars. As Nathan pulls away, things come to a head behind him and officers start shooting at one another. Of course, a few of the civilians have weapons as well, and it escalates to an all-out gun fight. A stray bullet smashes through the back glass of the car and grazes Nathan. The stress and the pain brings back more memories. He now knows that he can use his powers to push people to murder (answer to question 1 — 2/4 questions answered). Continue reading