Subway Speed

Toonrmicon Author: Robotech_Master Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Meadows spent his formative years in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by the small-town environment of Cassville, Missouri, before moving to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State U... Read Bio

I had regained my balance by the time we hit the door—which was good, as it opened out onto the subway tracks, and we were racing between a tag-covered concrete wall on my right…and a subway train on my left.

We matched speeds with it for a moment, and I glanced over to see a dozen commuters staring blankly at me through the lit glass panels. I had an insane impulse to wave at them, but didn’t want to take a hand away from the handlebars so I just grinned feebly instead.

Then we shot ahead of the train, swerving left to bump onto the tracks. “Hey!” I yelped. “What about the third rail!”

“Rubber is an insulator,” Nicky replied. “All the same, don’t step down. Are you ready to take over now? I can’t drive and sync myself into the bike at the same time.”

“Can you maybe get us out of the subway first?”

We flashed past a station, commuters waiting on either side. I only had time for a glimpse of astonished faces, then we were gone again.

“Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll do fine!” Nicky said reassuringly.

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  1. Avatar The Electric Hillbilly

    Fast-paced, well written, engaging! I like your style! Will read more. Kudos! Added you as a friend here.

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