A loud crack and an avalanche of dust filled the air. Lennie shoved Nickie out of the way as stones tumbled from the ceiling. “Run!” They bolted deeper into the tunnel, ducking as stones from the ceiling crashed around them.
Nickie fell with a cry of pain and Lennie covered the younger woman with her body. Lennie shuddered with each loud crash. Shit! I hope the others are all right. “Nickie, you all right?”
“N-no.” There was a catch in her voice. “My left arm hurts. A rock hit it, that’s why I fell.”
“Keep still.” Lennie winced when a large rock bounced by her. “Once things settle down, I’ll take a look at the arm. I have a first aid kit in my pack.”
Nickie coughed. “Okay.”
In her haste to protect Nickie, she dropped the flashlight; they waited in the darkness for the stones to stop…
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