Fragments Chapter 19 Page 24

with a hug. A few moments later and Steve climbs over the top rung. He just stands there looking at them, as if expecting that they would recognise and greet him in a similar fashion. But no such luck. From his pocket he takes a handful of protein bars and hands them to Tommy, who accepts them gracefully but cautiously.

Only three left. Where is the old woman?

He doesn’t know but she is back in the alley way with the others. He hadn’t formed a habit of taking names while in the middle of a swarm. Tommy speaks first: Hey, thank you for saving Sarah. What’s your name?

Sarah whispers is his ear: I think it’s the sniper guy, Steve.

Tommy: Don’t be silly, Steve is dead.