Re: Mad Science: It Came From Space - by fortestingpurposes
Arriving at the Mall
The mall was only a few blocks from Kara’s apartment, making for a relatively short drive. Henry didn’t see anything too unusual as they pulled into the lot. It looked like the part of the mall where the incident had occurred was fenced off. A few security vehicles were making the rounds and Henry guessed they wouldn’t be able to sneak past them. The other end of the mall appeared to be open for business. At least, that was his best guess given the handful of people and vehicles in the lot. Kara couldn’t see anything from her lower vantage point, so Henry relayed the details.
“Do you suppose we could sneak into the fenced off area?” She asked.
“Definitely not from the outside. Not without their security seeing us anyway.” He explained.
“Lets head in the open side and see if we can make it from there.” She suggested.
“Sounds like a plan.” He replied, driving towards the lot nearest the active entrance.
With some help from Henry, Kara slipped back into his pants. She managed to position herself so that she could see through the unzipped front, but was careful not to open it enough for anyone to notice her face. It was still a bit cramped and the bulge was noticeable, but not enough of a deterrent to stop them from heading towards the building. There were a few younger kids loitering out front, some older people walking in and yet more just parking. The main entrance wasn’t locked, but they could see that several shops inside still had their gates down.
He passed through the glass doors and moved to the closest map kiosk to see where they would need to go. Henry made sure they weren’t being watched and asked Kara to take a look.
She poked her head out and reviewed the map. “It was there, top right near that food court.”
Kara pulled herself back inside and they began their journey towards that end of the building. The further they went, the more deserted the mall became. Given how empty it was this close to opening, they both guessed that many of the shops wouldn't be opening any time soon. Likely caused by the quarantine earlier that week or perhaps by too many employees calling in ‘sick’.
Henry passed through two long stretches of shop fronts, but soon entered a mostly vacant food court that broke into several other corridors. One of them had been fenced off. He wasn’t sure how easily he could bypass the fence, but couldn’t see any security in the area.
“Hey, is it clear out there?” Kara whispered.
“Almost... I’ll let you know when we’re out of sight.” He replied quietly, making his way towards the fence...
*They check the crash site