Fragments Chapter 14 Page 7

Tommy and Phil just stand there looking up in shock as they are unable to fully process what just happened. They hadn’t noticed Steve until just then and Phil salutes him to silently communicate his gratitude.

Not wanting to hang around and admire his craftsmanship however, they scale the ladder as quickly as they can. A few seconds of frantic climbing and they are up on the roof, the ladder is pulled up out of sight and thank yous are exchanged with hugs from the girls warmly welcomed. Only then they slump to the ground to catch their breath. Tommy is the first to speak: Hey, what has you all up here?

Pauline almost bursts out laughing. A strange sense of humour to have in the current circumstance but a welcome break from the misery of before.