He lifted the gun to her eyelevel and just as he pulled back on the trigger, Gemma went into action. Sidestepping backward on her uninjured leg, she brought the other one up to her chest and in one fluid, swift move, knocked the gun from his hand with the front of her foot. Pain recoiled all the way up her leg, but she ignored it. While the gun bounced across the floor she spun and, using her injured leg again, struck three swift kicks to his temple, knocking him to the floor. The effect of the single footed spin unbalanced her, and she fell flat on her backside again. Her recovery was swifter than his, though, and she shot up, jumped to the door on her good leg, and, throwing it open, screamed as loud as she could.
She fell into the hall and, due to the early evening hour, doors around her opened, quizzical heads popping out from the commotion of her shouting.
The intruder didn’t waste a second. He shot up and ran from the apartment, sprinting down the hallway and toward the stairs.
Breathing hard and in serious pain, Gemma collapsed against the wall as her neighbors gathered around her.
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