Fragments Chapter 13 Page 22

the bunker. Belle stands there ominously. The front cover is in place this time and she steps forward with the same drunken stagger as Steve - Bouncing her shoulder against the frame of the elevator and denting it.

Steve is inside and operating her as a pilot this time, taking her out for a walk. Not the best decision in his drunken condition but there is nobody around to tell him otherwise. The robotic frame stumbles and falls to her knees before rolling over onto her back.

Steve instinctively rolls to get up she mimics him, standing exactly as he would. This was a great field test but probably not something he would choose to do had he been sober and thinking straight.

He looks around. He wants to find something to lift,