‘One, you drop your gun, take yourself to the brig and eventually we put you on trial. Two, you shoot Bea right now and all is forgiven. Three, I shoot your wife.’ Butler raised an eyebrow, awaiting a response.
Peg shook her head, ‘What happens to Bea if I walk away?’
‘We kill her.’
‘What happens to Bea if you kill Kat?’
‘We kill her, and maybe you as well, if you continue refusing to cooperate.’
‘Those aren’t really choices are they?’
‘Not really,’ said Butler. ‘But it is pretty early in the morning and I’m improvising.’
‘Wait,’ said Bea.
Previously on the 100 Word Novel: Introduction to the 100 WORD NOVEL. Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Interlude Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Chapter Thirty-Two Chapter Thirty-Three Chapter Thirty-Four Chapter Thirty-Five Chapter Thirty-Six Chapter Thirty-Seven Chapter Thirty-Eight Chapter Thirty-Nine Chapter Forty Chapter Forty-One Chapter Forty-Two Chapter Forty-Three Chapter Forty-Four