Fragments Chapter 13 Page 21

of a burden than some useful military force. Maybe this drift into altruism was just the alcohol talking.

The battle draws to an end as the king drives his sword into the abdomen of a fallen enemy and Steve stands up with a drunken stagger, taking the bottle of whiskey with him. The general of the Spartans calls out to his fellow soldiers that the Persians “look thirsty”. Steve holds the bottle up and repeats the words of the king as he replies on screen: “WELL LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO DRINK!” He takes another swig and pauses the movie, then walks out of the library, bumping into the door frame on the way.

Out in the courtyard, as the sun has begun it’s decent towards the horizon, the elevator lifts up and out from