Fragments Chapter 21 Page 11

The wheels spin and he takes off out along the side of the house, turning towards the town.

At the end of the row of buildings, just off the main road, Tommy slides the ladder down into a side street and takes the handgun from Brian. He leaves him with the rifle to cover his descent and arriving at the bottom, pokes his head out into the mains road to make sure it’s clear. A nod back up and Sarah walks towards the ladder.

She looks at Brian: Hold the top for me will you? This bag is really heavy.

He takes the top rung with one hand, keeping his gaze fixed on the streets and his ears on alert. The extra weight on her back has Sarah off balance so she moves down the ladder slower than