In this excerpt from Book One in the VIROS series Jake meets Ellis for the first time.
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VIROS – BOOK ONE – ‘THE ROOF’
I looked up. There was a smiling girl on the roof. She had curly hair.
‘Climb on top of that van and then jump across.’
I got on the van. Mr. Bishop was behind me. I started to climb. He caught me.
‘Help,’ I shouted. ‘He’s grabbed my ankle.’
‘Don’t panic. I’ll knock him down.’
I didn’t know what she meant. Something whistled past my head. Mr. Bishop roared. He let go of my ankle. He fell over. The girl had a catapult.
‘Good shot!’ I shouted.
I scrambled on the roof. I stopped. There was a gap.
‘Jump,’ she said. ‘You can do it.’
I didn’t know if I could but I didn’t want to say. I didn’t know this girl. She might laugh. I jumped.
I grabbed the wall. I didn’t fall.
‘Hi!’ said the girl. ‘I’m Ellis. Welcome to my roof.’
‘Jake,’ I said.
I sat down. I was winded.
‘My name is Jake.’