“I do not know,” Gunfire whispered back. “I have not met Leonard’s boss before.”
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Wyndham shook Pam awake. She jolted upright, looking around the room, her eyes wide. When she realized that she was just in the shop’s basement, she relaxed, climbing out of the bed and following Wyndham and Delilah outside.
When the group got upstairs, they could see Leonard standing next to a middle aged woman. She was built like an Amazon, and clearly angry about something. Her mouth tightened into a hard line as she saw everyone filing up onto the shop’s main floor, and only when they were all stood in front of her did she speak.
“Leonard,” she started. “Why did you bring these strangers to stay in my shop without telling me?”
Leonard was silent.
“Someone needed to stay in the basement last night,” she continued. “But they couldn’t.”
“They needed a safe place to stay!” Leonard blurted. “The police were-“
“You know, you’ve always been a bit of a ball and chain,” the woman said. “Not just for me, but for everyone else who works here. I let it go, because I thought your craftsmanship would make up for your laziness and poor judgement. But you know what?”
Leonard looked up at her. He knew what was coming.
“Pack your shit. You’re leaving. Now.” She glared at the group. “All of you.”