The next time Speed makes a suggestion that there should be something in Sylum involving a book, a film, and enough research to be able to do a guided tour around Rome with my eyes shut and my paws tied behind my back..
…I’m moving to Rome.
Teaser – unedited (because I’m evil and y’all need to learn to live with that!):
Saint Peter’s Square.
They had to be close to the end.
They hit another gate.
They were inside the city boundary itself, surely?
The noise outside faded off a little.
Still they ran.
A sharp turn to the right.
And without warning the Passetto simply ended.
A thick wall of riveted iron blocked their way.
Nick slapped his palms on it.
“No way! Not after this!!” he cried, scrabbling around for a handle, a switch or a release mechanism of some kind that would give them access.
He felt like a rat in a laboratory maze, facing one too many puzzles before a wrong decision blew his constituent atoms into nothingness.
“Wait! Wait, wait!!” Langdon realised what they were facing, and totally understood the fury Nick was experiencing. “Un Modo Portale! A one way portal. Architects call it a Senza Chiave.”
A keyless door.
For total security from the outside.
It was perfectly smooth.
A surge of utter panic hit both Vampires square in the chest.
“It only opens one way,” the Professor explained, “on the other side!”
‘Demons and Angels’ – by Timothy Quinn, coming soon to Sylum Clan.