Upon clearing the bridge, Mike jerked the steering wheel sharply to the right and braked. The Toyota’s tires spit gravel and it lurched to one side on the embankment along the side of the road. If they hadn’t been wearing seatbelts, Mike and Greg might have wound up in their friend’s laps.
The van raced ahead into the night, but displayed break lights after less than fifty yards and made a tight u-turn. Mike carefully guided his car back onto the road, and the two vehicles sat facing each other menacingly.
“Did anyone get the license plate?” Emmer asked between gasps for breath.
“I think we have bigger things to worry about,” Mike said as the van’s tires squealed and it began to barrel toward the four investigators.
Then, without warning, a misty form materialized in front of the van. Its driver must have been startled by whatever had just appeared, because he or she slammed on the brakes and swerved into the opposite lane. Unfortunately for is occupants, but fortunately for The Fallen, the vehicle spun out of control and rolled off the road in a sickening tangle of steel and aluminum, before coming to a rest in the grassy trench along the border of a corn field.
The mist in the road dissipated as quickly as it had congealed.
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