Notes: For primeval100 challenge 215: Trapped on the wrong side of the anomaly.
The wrong side of the anomaly
Becker watched in horror as the anomaly closed suddenly, the sparkling light gone in the blink of an eye. What now? Did he sit there and hope it re-opened? It might never do that.
He should have stopped Danny, had them both go through together, but Danny was impulsive and wouldn’t wait. Now Danny was stranded in some unknown time and Becker should be with him. Instead, he was stuck here, left behind and unable to protect Danny.
Connor came up and laid a hand on his shoulder. “We’ll get him back,” he said.
Becker wished he shared Connor’s confidence.
Danny saw the anomaly close mere seconds after he’d stepped through and stared in disbelief. Connor had said it was stable yet it had closed so suddenly that Becker, who had been right behind him, hadn’t even had the chance to come through.
His anger was aimed more at his own stupidity than anything. Why the fuck hadn’t he waited for Becker? He had been eager to be the first through, that’s why. Now he was stuck here, wherever here was, on his own.
In the distance, something roared and Danny swore again. Could his day get any worse?