MTO* Snippet: Meet The Target (Part 6)
“It’s him, it’s him!” Emma whispered excitedly, loud enough for the other children to hear her but quiet enough so that her mother and the men she was speaking with didn’t notice. “It’s the dog who saved me from the snake!”
Sure enough, the dog stood at the entrance to the base’s living room, tail wagging in anticipation of food, water, head pats, and belly rubs from eager children. As the kids, led by Emma, made their way toward him and began to gather around him, he carefully lay down and rolled over so that he was lying on his back, all four legs folded against his body.
“Hey there, mate!” Mia exclaimed, a smile of recognition spreading across her face. “Didn’t think I’d see you again.”
She slowly knelt to the floor and held out her hand to the dog, who proceeded to lick it as Emma, Kevin, and Audrey knelt to the dog’s right and began rubbing his belly. Henry and Nelson knelt to hi