Fragments Chapter 19 Page 33

as he calmly walks towards the approaching swarm. When he gets to the entrance of the park he stops, looks around and walks to one side where he casually sits down on a park bench. Brian speaks, his first words: What’s he doing?

Tommy: I’ve no idea.

Sarah: Watch, he’s pretty good at this. He took out the others real easy before. You should have seen it.

Realising how her words could be taken she looks at Brian, apologetic and saddened. She only now grasps that Pauline must have been in that group. Steve didn’t know either and simply added her to the pile of bodies in the alleyway. Processed without attention or ritual. Stacked like bags of rice.

Brian nods in