Okay ya’ll this is what I came up with. What do you think?
Turi needed to buy some time and enough space between him and the shotgun so that he could grab Shiloh without getting his guts splattered across the floor in the process. (still working on this) He also needed to get a message to Vernon, and that was going to be tricky.
It wasn’t easy to pierce the veil between worlds with telepathy, even when you were familiar with the person’s mind. It would be harder if you weren’t and damn near impossible to find a high-ranking mind like Vernon’s. Especially with the extra security measures that were likely assigned with his new title and importance. Only the simplest of messages would get through and this was was why they still used cell phones.
While Glen wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, he wasn’t stupid enough allow any phone calls to be made. Turi considered his other options. Direct telepathy was out, but before sending a telepathic message, it was customary to send a quick, surface, pulse or a knock. It was a simple way to avoid invading someone’s privacy when connecting; it also served to identify a “caller” and could include an emotion or short message. It was a rudimentary form of communication but it just might be able to get through.
“Bring him with us; Ron will want to talk to him.” Glen nodded and the man with the shotgun nudged Turi towards the stairs with the barrel. “What are you stupid or something? Dose him.”
It was a long shot, but Turi sent out the knock call just as the men opened fire, sending three darts into him. He knew that he couldn’t count on the message getting through and would likely have to figure out how to get them out of this without help.