Fragments Chapter 19 Page 1

Brian has quickly stripped away the protective layer of plastic covering the wires and attempts to start the ignition. He jumps suddenly and bumps his head on the steering wheel as a scream ricochets against the concrete floor, walls and ceiling of the parking lot.

The echo making it sound as if it came from a short distance away and he peers through the car window to look around. This level seems clear and he jumps up to run and check on his friends who, at this stage, should be half way across the park.

He is shocked to discover that they haven’t yet moved and, as Tommy points at Pauline to suggest it was her idea to wait, he finds that he is both annoyed by their inaction but also warmed by their decision to wait for him. They should have started