Fragments Chapter 22 Page 16

Brian stops when the ammunition runs out and looks at them hoping they don’t judge. But they appear to understand and ignoring it they turn towards the open road where they see Steve looking back at them with a look of disappointment in his eyes. They see it now too. The second swarm in the distance. It was still a fair distance away but they’d eventually be here. No words, no outburst of anger come forward this time. Just an acceptance that they’ve come to the end of the road and a silent but solemn mood takes over. The swarm behind is no longer a concern. Fifty, one hundred… one thousand. It didn’t really matter. They were doomed.

Suddenly they all drop to the roof surface as a small white plane zooms down low overhead. It caught everyone by surprise and Steve