This is the seventeenth issue and part 5 of Storm Clouds Rising.
Jim and Bryson walked through the tight alleyway, scouting.
Bryson: We're about two miles away from the group, and a mile from Fort Dodge.
Jim: Should we head back?
Bryson: Not yet, it's barely noon. We'll get to Fort Dodge and check it out from outside, I brought my binoculars.
They walked for another mile until they could see Fort Dodge.
Bryson: Walk like a creeper, if they've got a lookout somewhere that sees us then they can't know we're living.
Jim: If they're even there, you mean.
Bryson: It's likely they are. Just do it. C'mon, we'll go around, find a good point to watch them.
Philip and Nick walked around, searching other known places in Johnston for the group.
Nick: We don't even know if they're in Johnston, do we?
Philip: No, but that doesn't mean they aren't.
Nick: I know, man, and I feel terrible. I don't know what I'd do if Eva... I'm sorry. Forget I said anything.
Philip: Nick, shut up. We are going to find Jordan, and we are going to get him back. I don't need this shit right now.
They walk in silence for a few minutes.
Nick: You think Jim and Bryson got to Fort Dodge yet?
Philip: Probably, it's way past noon.
Suddenly, Jeromy bursts out from around a corner.
Jeromy: Oh, thank God, there you are. Philip, you have to get back to camp, now! Jim says it's urgent!
Philip: What is it?
Jeromy: I don't know, just go!
Philip turns around and starts sprinting towards the RV where Molly is.
Jim paces back and forth, lining his toes up on the ground. A few minutes later, Philip runs into the RV.
Philip: What is it?
Jim: We found them, Philip, but it's not good. They've got at least 40 able men and women inside Fort Dodge, but I couldn't see Jordan anywhere. He's probably inside.
Philip: How do we know that's them?
Jim: Because I saw the guy that tried to kill Kelly.
Philip's eyes drow dark and he nods. He grabs his shotgun and checks it to make sure it's loaded, then looks over at Jim.
Philip: Let's get my son.
- Jim Horvel
- Philip Gords
- Bryson James
- Molly (Mentioned)