I ducked just as the lead goblin fired off another shot, and it whizzed over my head.
“Cover your eyes,” I yelled, pulling out a stun grenade. “Otherwise this will hurt.”
My comrades covered their eyes, and I chucked the grenade at the lead goblin as hard as I could. It hit him right between the eyes, and exploded. He and the dozen other goblins with him were immediately stunned, though it got him the worst.
Me and the other LEP officers accompanying me moved in. In minutes, all of them were shoved in the back of police cars and on their way to Howler’s Peak.
I was back in Haven. A few days after the big scenario with Opal (which no one in Haven knows anything about), I got an urgent call from Commander Kelp saying that he needed me back in Haven – ASAP. I was back in Haven a few hours after that, but I was alone. I let Sam stay above ground. Artemis promised he’d watch her for me ( and more importantly, she promised she’d listen to him) .
I called in to report to Trouble that the mission had been a success.
“Great work, Captain,” he said. “Seeing how late it is, go ahead and call it a day.”
“Okay,” I said, relieved to be getting out of the field. “Thanks, Trouble.”
“That’s Commander Kelp during work hours, Captain. You know that.”
“Yeah, but technically I’m not working right now, since you just sent me home,” I said. “How much longer you think you’ll be needing me down here?”
“Don’t know, Captain. Sorry. Just hang tight down here for the night, and I will call you tomorrow to let you know if your good to go or not.”
I nodded. “Okay. Night, commander.”
“Bye, Captain. Good night.”
I hung up, then turned and started walking back to my apartment. It wasn’t too far from here, otherwise I would have got a ride from someone, but it was only a few blocks down so I didn’t see the point.
When I got there I pulled out my communicator and called Artemis and Samantha and told them good night, then I went straight to bed.
Nothing like a shoot out against a bunch of goblins to make you tired enough to fall asleep where you stand.