Fragments Chapter 16 Page 1

Tommy pulls Sarah up onto the rooftop quickly as she gets to the top of the ladder. Brian and Pauline are already there waiting for her but lying face down and panting for air. Tommy pulls the ladder up just as quickly, but with less care, and quickly joins them hugging the asphalt. A large crowd of bodies suddenly floods into the street they were just on and they squeeze their eyes shut as if hoping it will make them harder to find.

They have moved to the roof of another building roughly 50 meters down from where they started out that morning. Their first move away from their former position of exile and towards what they hoped was salvation at the docks.

Tommy looks at the other three with a grin on his face: Jesus, that was close!