Fragments Chapter 19 Page 7

time. Brian looks up to see Sarah is gaining ground on Tommy as he arrives at the pharmacy. Tommy lifts the ladder up against the wall but looks back concerned as the distance between the two halves of his group increases, while the distance between them all and the swarm decreases. Their plan was falling apart fast.

He stacks the ladder against the wall and, like always, climbs up to make sure it’s safe at the top. Then signals to Sarah as she runs towards him to start climbing. He wonders if this was it for Brian and Pauline as he stares towards them in the park, there was no way he could help them. Their screams surely making enough of a racket to draw more drones to their position.

Sarah arrives at the foot of the ladder and, continuing the trend,