Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 520) This Crime
“Don’t you let anything happen to her.” The old man says to Stephen in a serious almost demanding tone about his granddaughter.
The look in Laszlo’s eyes seems bitter somehow, as if he is angry with Stephen, when clearly he should be upset with himself. After all, the only reason he is here today is due to his own part in this crime. Yet, he stares at Stephen without wavering his intense glare.
“Understood,” Stephen replies in a cold manner even though Laszlo’s statement angers him immensely.
How dare this old man, who plays such a large role in creating this entire horrible situation for both families, even think for one minute Stephen would let something happen to Zsofia! He would much rather she stays here, safe in the light and with her brother. Yet, on the other hand, he does not want to step back into the dark corridors of the manor alone either. Selfish? No, to him it is safety in numbers, yet his need for Zsofia to be unharmed is far greater than his own fear of doing this alone.
“You don’t have to do this.” Stephen says to Zsofia as she looks up at Klara.
“Neither do you,” she replies with a smile. “But we better hurry before she gets much further.”
“Here, take this, it was over by the generator.” Laszlo states as he hands a large flashlight to Stephen.