Chapter 9: Meet and Greet

The red-bricked building on Clerkenwell Close was illuminated by a series of black lampposts that rose up at their approach. Their warm glow drew the eye: gas powered. Adorning each post was an iron snake. El held onto the railings as they proceeded down some stairs, feeling hemmed in by the walls on either side. Her movement and the flickering light made it seem as though the snakes were shifting in the shadows.