Dusk was starting to settle in all around us. The desert was cooling down, and the house was growing dark. It was a large house, one that I guessed had served as a town hall or some sort of Lord or Lady’s vacation home in a place that had once been lush with vegetation and water. But now it was desolate, with creaky stairs and some missing floorboards. We had come to hide here, but it was too late. They knew where we had gone.
“Jasey?” someone asked me. “What’s in that room?”
I followed the direction of their pointing finger until I got to a room at the end of the first floor, a room that was completely in shadow. “Stay here,” I warned.