Issac reached out to push the door open, eagerly wanting to escape this dangerous place, when a bullet shattered the glass door.
Bits of glass flew towards Issac and Natalie, Issac taking the worst of it on his arms, hands and neck. He fell back, already profusely bleeding.
Natalie on the other hand, spun around, faced the shooters and reached for her pocket. She pulled out a futuristic looking gun and fired at one of them.
The creature, rather than falling to floor, disappeared completely in a cloud of blue smoke.
“What the heck!” Issac shouted, jumping behind some shelves to avoid getting hit.
The second space creature jumped back in surprise, not expecting Natalie to fight back. It too reached for its weapon, a sleek, silver gun with black lights along the sides.
It raised its arm to fire at Natalie, but not soon enough; because Natalie was faster. Raising her arm, she fired, taking down the second being.
The store employee, who was crouched under her desk, leap up and ran out of the store before Issac or Natalie could stop her, all while making a panicked 911 call.
“Come on, Issac.” Natalie instructed, turning towards him. “If they could find me this easily more will come soon.”
“Who is they? What just happened?” Issac asked, being lead out of the deserted office.
Outside, the night was dark, but warm. The streets, like the bookstore, were empty and silent.
“I have to call my parents, “Issac said, pulling out his phone.
“No!” Natalie shouted and grabbed it out of his clutches. “No one on the outside needs to know about this. Not yet, anyway.”
“What do you mean the outside?” Issac asked, but again his question went unanswered.
“We need a ride,” Natalie thought out loud to herself. “I'll call Ruben, he should be on shift now.”
Natalie ignored him and began calling someone.
“Hey, agent Coldwell? It's Hirsch, I need a ride to headquarters from the bookstore on 27th avenue,” she paused, then said, “what happened?
Well two otherworldly beings showed up and tried to kill me and my cousin, that's what happened.” Another pause.
“Yes, I know I'm breaking rule number seven, but the board will be able to fix it. Okay, see you in five minutes.
” Natalie ended the call and leaned against the wall, arms crossed, staring at the stars.