Fragments Chapter 17 Page 16

He says the name in his head in an almost affectionate manner, as if “Brian the asshole” was his actual name and not an insult. He looks around more. There is a stack of protein shakes against the counter and a box of protein bars sitting on top of them. One of the tubs has a picture of a body builder on the front label: Gym rat!

He stands and closes his eyes to think for a moment: Even if they are still alive they won’t last much longer. I need to get them out of here. Out of this town… out of my head. They are probably starving by now.

He grabs a handful of protein bars and fills his pockets with them, then stops as the rumble of footsteps starts to build outside.

A swarm must be