Swamped Chapter 61 Page 11

Well. If you don’t have time to go looking for help, maybe you can draw someone’s attention.

You start squawking wildly, and three knights come running.

“What’s going on?” one of them asks. You think you recognize him as Ben Ninth. Maybe Tenth?

“Penelope locked herself in Sergeant Greenwoods’ office,” you explain. “Don’t suppose you could help me get her out of there?”

One of the other knights flexes her arms and smiles.

“I can break that door down.”

“Won’t be necessary,” says whichever Ben it is. “They handed me a ring with keys to all the offices when they put me in charge of patrolling here.”

He unlocks the door calmly.

There’s no sign of Penelope.

“She must be hiding,” you say. “The office doesn’t have a window…”

You look around for a bit, and you think you hear something under Vera’s desk. You take a look and…

“AAAHHH!”

You leap back just in time to notice the very large scorpion crawling out from under the desk. It’s much bigger than the ones back home, and those are bad enough.

You don’t have time to think about how it got here, though. You’ve got to figure out how to deal with it.

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Let the patrollers handle it, you keep scanning the room.