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We entered the apartment quickly, David heading down the left side of the first room, which appeared to be the lounge room, before entering what looked to be the kitchen. Lara and I headed to our right, through the lounge and down a corridor; each of us taking it in turns to enter and sweep rooms off the main thoroughfare. At varying times, each of us called out "Clear!" to the others to ensure that we had everything covered.
There was no-one in the apartment.
Lara and I holstered our weapons and headed back the way we came, towards the lounge. David was standing in the centre of the room, staring at the TV.
"Guys, you have to see this," he told us apprehensively as we approached.
We stood together, intrigued by what was on the screen. The news reader was going over the bombing from earlier in the day, with images from the point of origin flashing up on screen. The screen changed to show a picture of Jane Smith.
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Flying through the air, I landed on the robber's back, driving the pair of scissors into his right shoulder. He collapsed under me, falling to the floor on top of his gun. The store attendant screamed, before falling backwards into the register bench. The robber grunted heavily, as he tried to lift himself off the gun with his right hand, but the pain of the scissors still sticking out of his shoulder coupled with the fact that I was still on top of him meant that he didn't have much room to move. I straddled him, my legs on either side of him holding his arms down. I placed my hands on his head, keeping it to the floor.
"Quickly! Get some rope!" I demanded of the store clerk. She looked at me blankly. "Rope! Get! Now!" I was struggling to keep the robber down on the ground. The shock of being injured and surprised was beginning to shake off and he was getting angry.
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I headed south along the now completely dark street. There wasn't much traffic now; only one or two cars came along to illuminate me as they drove past. Neither car slowed down whilst passing me. Soon enough, I came across the convenience store that I had passed on my way to the hotel. I stood on the darkened side of the road for a few minutes while I studied the store to see if there were any customers. It wasn't a large supermarket, but it was bigger than a standard milk bar, so should have all of the things I was after.
When I was satisfied that there was no-one there, I crossed the street and headed in. I knew that I was going to need to be quick in my purchases to ensure that the fewest amount of people was going to see or notice me. I also felt sure that the store was going to have at least one security camera what convenience store didn't these days? which was likely to be righ
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I looked around at where the taxi driver had dropped me. Luck had been very kind to me over the course of the last couple of hours, and I was curious to see if it was going to continue.
Here's hoping that if anyone was able to track my sim card, they would now be following the taxi I was just in, rather than me. If by chance the taxi driver was to remember that he had given a lift to me, after he eventually was to view the news footage and make the decision to speak to the police about giving me a lift, he would lead them here.
I couldn't stay in this spot for very long. Hell, I couldn't stay in any one spot for very long. Until this was all sorted out, I was going to need to keep moving.
Still, I needed a shower and I needed to rest. I had had the taxi driver drop me off in the seedier area of the town. I started walking north, keeping my head down as much as possible. That was another thing I wa
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I stared at the TV, not knowing what to think. Why was my photo there? Why was the news presenter saying that I had something to do with the bombing? I had been there before the bombing and after it; but that was all! I didn't do anything!
Blinking a couple of times, I left the TV to go and get my tea. I needed to think about this if the police thought that I was a prime suspect in the bombing then they must have their reasons. I thought hard about my actions during the day. I hadn't done anything that would cause suspicion to be placed on me, had I? I reeled off the days happenings one by one in my head. I'd gone to work; went to lunch with Michelle; started to walk back to work; the explosion had occurred well, the media was now saying that it was a bomb, so - I went back to the site of the explosion; tried to help; failed miserably; went back to work; ta
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David came rushing up to me. "Are you sure?" he asked me. I held out the device I was holding in my hands to him. "Sure looks that way," I replied. "This looks like a detonation device."
He peered at it intently. "I think you're right. We'll need to get the bomb squad to look at it more closely, but at least we know that we now have to look for bomb equipment too whilst we're searching through all this rubble."
He bagged the device and traipsed off towards our squad car, radioing the details of the find back to headquarters, where word would filter through to the bomb division. He passed Lara on the way through and gave her all of the details of the recent development.
I pursed my lips. I had hoped that this explosion was just a mistake, a gas explosion or something simple to explain. Unfortunately, it appeared that my hopes were to be dashed and things would become decidedly mo