Fragments Chapter 11 Page 4

He jumps out of the bed excited. Like a child on Christmas morning and almost runs to the end of the workbench where he stands looking at her. Retrieving a metal case from under the workbench, he opens it and removes a long black sleeve which he slides onto his arm.

It extends up over his shoulder to the side and rear of his neck and seems to shrink to fit. Moulding to his skin. He wiggles his fingers and lights flicker on inside the metal body standing next to him. It then promptly stands upright to its full height inside the elevator frame as if coming to attention for inspection.

As he wiggles his fingers again Belle’s forearm reacts causing the hands to contract and extend slightly. Slowly he then moves his arm, bending it at the elbow first and