Rodney moved his binoculars back and forth. “They’ll hear you.”
“You know, them.”
“So who’s them?” They had a they and a them and that was too confusing for him.
Rodney growled under his breath. “Doesn’t matter. Just hush.”
They both fell silent as Rodney scanned some more.
“All right,” Rodney finally said. “After this monster, run! And, Andy, I mean run your tail off.”
“It’s an awful long way, Rodney.”
“You’ll be fine.”
“I’m sure. Just… get ready….. One….”
A huge gust of wind almost dumped them backwards as the monster flew past, metal sides gleaming in the sun.
The last of its wheels passed.
Grabbing Andy by the scruff of his neck, Rodney threw him out of the sewer drain. With all the speed two rats could muster, they fled across the pavement, reaching the far side and diving into a ditch as another monster flashed behind them. Collapsed in the grass to catch their breath.
“Are we going to the feast now, Rodney?”
Rodney slowly rose on his four feet. “Yeah, we are. Come on.”
Rodney led the way as they scampered through the woods towards the houses beyond.