Fragments Chapter 12 Page 7

seconds. They then check up and down the street as they simultaneously curse him for taking the risk and pray for him to hurry back with food. The area is clear and anticipating a meal they ignore how exposed they are standing on the roof and look hopefully towards the store. He seems to be gone for ages but it’s really only a moment as each second ticks past as if it were a minute.

Suddenly he bursts through the doorway, running at full speed with as much as he can carry.

Sarah and Brian hold the ladder steady as they wait for him to get to it, but half way across he stops and looks to down the street. Sarah calls down to him as quietly as she can: What are you doing? Come on!

But he just holds up a finger in