Fragments Chapter 19 Page 26

close. Attempting, without being rude, to figure out what exactly they are seeing.

Steve just stands there looking back at them, equally as perplexed by the very strange situation but quickly begins to feel awkward by their examining gaze. The shocked silence draws out the time as the questions form in their minds and Steve waits for them to begin. Who will be first? And if he could talk, would he even have any answers?

Tommy is first to talk again: Well… We thought you were dead.

Not exactly a question but it left an opening for him to somehow explain. This first verbal interaction floods the vacuum and with it the silence is shattered along with the awkward feelings. Sarah and Brian look at Tommy and then back