Gail kept a tight grip on her Glock as she looked out the glass doors of the embassy. Across the compound, gunfire filled the dusty street. The civil war had come to town, as the ambassador had been warning people for weeks.
Mary had never been more excited. As she stood in the square at the heart of the compound, hundreds of voices rose around her, the whole of the Family of Stars praising the Lord and offering her their love. Kilo barked and licked her hand as he picked up on the mood of contagious excitement.