Fragments Chapter 19 Page 10

middle of the ladder, frozen by both his guilt and horror as her screams ring out for a moment before she is silenced by her attackers. It was quick, quicker than he anticipated and the sudden abrupt end to her existence leaves his mind now screaming at him to check on her. He refuses though and just squeezes his eyes closed.

Sarah shouts at him to climb up and make room for her but he doesn’t move, frozen in shock by the act he has just committed. She can’t climb it until he gets out of her way however and as the savage drones continue their charge towards them, finished with whatever fate was granted to Pauline, she panics and runs. Tommy screams at Brian to climb up and make room for her but the old man has latched himself onto the rung about three quarters of the way up and is