She knows we’re here.
McKinver reacted before Will could. We can’t leave – we’re on assignment. How can she see us?
Tom backed up a step as Danielle moved closer to him. I don’t know – I think it’s because of Mist.
When can we stop observing? Fear tinged Will’s mental voice as flames started to lick at the base of the stairs. For now none touched the front door.
You know we can’t burn in this dimension – not in this form. McKinver reminded him.
I don’t like fire, came the small reply as Will brushed past Tom’s shoulder and raced to the top of the stairs.
Concerned that he’d have to intervene and stop a taunting session, Tom was relieved when McKinver changed the subject. Although the matter at hand worried him.
Here comes the cavalry.
Peering through the banister poles, Tom saw a five Retrieval team advance slowly towards Danielle, their stun guns prepared to fire. Danielle glanced at them, and the fire on the stairs flew up the banister.
Tom stop it!
Go calm Will, he commanded McKinver, walking down the burning stairs into the flames. He felt the heat of the fire stroke his transparent feet.