Fragments Chapter 13 Page 17

that suggests he knows exactly where he is going. Then stumbles backwards and lands back on the sofa just as the sound kicks in. It’s a scene from the movie 300.

The Spartan king, Leonidas, in response to his captain asking if they were feeling the tremors of an earthquake says, with an eerie look of excitement in his eyes: “No Captain. Battle formations!” Steve takes a bottle of whiskey from the side table, swigs a mouthful from it and sits back to enjoy the scene. He loved this movie and the characters too: What a beard! What a voice! What a bloke! Good man Leonidas holding back the Persians! Legend!

The scene continues and he repeats the words in his head along with the actors on screen: