By Charlie Fletcher
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The dragons didn’t weave. Nor did they bob. They jumped. and never round whatever. Over every little thing. In a instantly line. A swiftly shortening immediately line at whose finish was once George. He grabbed one other fast glance again and observed the 2 of them springing over the roofs of automobiles, sizzling on his path. They have been gaining on him a lot too speedy. one among them landed with a thump painfully shut on his heels, and he knew he wasn’t going to make it to safeguard at the different facet of the road. in truth he couldn’t see any protection there besides. after which he was once face-to-face with a protracted station wagon, and he didn’t imagine in any respect, yet ripped open the door and dived in, slamming it at the back of him. He had adequate time to slam the door locks down, after which the facet of the automobile was once rocked by way of the influence of the dragon hitting it. Snow cascaded off the roof, and the auto used to be, for an rapid, nonetheless. He may possibly pay attention the dragons snuffling open air the automobile. He scooted into the backseat, taking a look round for a weapon. there has been a virtually complete quart of bottled water and anything that squished in his hand as he grabbed it. “Great. A banana,” he muttered, after which the part window blew in as one of many dragons smashed its head during the glass, and he was once staring immediately into the large snarling mouth, so shut that he may well see the tongue of fireplace deep in its throat because it inhaled, able to fill the interior of the automobile with flame. George rammed the bottle into the gaping maw, pondering it will probably plug the throat and make the dragon choke, then he squirmed over the again of the seat into the shipment zone, which was once either a foul movement, simply because he learned once he acquired there that he couldn’t open the again door from within, and an excellent flow, since it received him out of how of the dragon’s blast. The dragon didn’t fill the interior of the automobile with a ball of incinerating fireplace. The flame belched up the dragon’s throat, met the plastic bottle George had shoved down it, melted the plastic, and therefore hit the water inside of. Water hit the flame and became to steam, and the dragon choked and spluttered, coughing out the now-empty best half the bottle so not easy that it ricocheted off the window at the a ways facet of the auto and hit George behind the top as he scrabbled for the other weapon at the ground of the shipment zone. The bottle rocket shot out, no longer on a gout of flame, yet on a steam jet. The air contained in the vehicle by surprise turned very, highly regarded and very unlikely to determine via. because the steam swiftly cooled, it additionally turned very rainy. George’s fingers discovered a curved plastic deal with beneath him, hooked up to a spindly shaft wrapped in fabric or even spindlier ribs of steel. He knew immediately what it used to be, and as he made out the dragon’s head coughing and spluttering and turning to appear for him throughout the steam cloud, he pulled the deal with loose and stabbed it among the dragon’s the teeth, immediately down into its throat. The dragon stumbled again, jerking its head out the door. It staggered into its companion, brief hands attaining for the deal with of the umbrella George had simply choked it with.