Fragments Chapter 14 Page 23

Moe stands at the bottom of the ladder holding it steady and waiting for them. The group roles have been clearly established at this stage and as Sarah gets to the ladder she holds it for Pauline. Moe helps by taking her hand and placing it onto the first rung, her whole body seeming to shake as she climbs one step at a time, one hand at a time. It seems to take forever.

Steve wonders if it’s the dream making it overly slow. Like how his feet wouldn’t move just a moment ago. He checks them and they move fine, it’s not him that’s stuck - This old lady just needed to get a move on.

He looks around, searching for options. The other ladder they used to climb down from the last building, a church, still stand against the wall.