Gunfire broke out at the party. Everyone hit the floor. A disgruntled wife took out her man. His girlfriend appeared to be next.
Luna dove under the table. The men were much too big. Alex ducked beside her. Michael went to intervene.
He summoned the angry woman. He tried to calm her down. She didn’t want to hear it and fired another shot.
The girlfriend dropped to the floor. The crowd got more upset. The woman reacted poorly and aimed at everyone.
A hand reached under the table and grabbed Luna by the arm. First she thought it was Alex but it was cold and very unkind.
Asa pulled her out and took her from the room. He passed her off to Jordon halfway down the hall. Both men were heavily armed. Asa went back inside.
Jordon took Luna outside. He put her in Asa’s car. It was parked out front and surrounded by more of his men. He told her to stay. He turned and went back in.
Luna tried to move but her dress was caught in the door. The lace was torn but she was scared and sat there perfectly still.
Screams poured from the building, gunfire rang out again. This time, from more than one source.
The guards started to move. They made a nervous shift. The car door suddenly opened. Luna lost her breath.
Michael took her hand and pulled her from the car. He took her home and calmed her down but kept her uninformed.
The following day was cold, no one would talk at all. Michael stared out the window and held her in his arms.
Alex packed for a vacation. He said he needed a break.
Asa called him a coward and sat down to clean his gun.