Tom pulled himself up and over the wall, dropping into the overgrown courtyard beyond. “Come on, dude.”
Danny dropped beside him. “This is stupid.”
“On the left.”
Tom ran across the courtyard, followed by Danny. They peered into the darkness, seeing a broken table, a blanket of leaves and trash scattered into the corners.
“Who was killed?”
“Like Jack the Ripper!”
Tom’s eyes widened. “Truth?”
A clatter sounded from across the courtyard.
They turned to stare; saw nothing.
Ignoring him, Tom crept into the murder room, foot kicking something under the leaves. He pulled up a rusted knife.
“Is that blood?”
The sound of footsteps approaching.
“Run! Run! Run!”
They tumbled out of the room, pounding across the courtyard. Up and over the wall. Neither stopped running until they reached Tom’s house.
Behind them, in the shadows, something chuckled.