Fragments Chapter 23 Page 1

he land rover pulls up suddenly at the side of a forest road, it’s completely dark but he jumps out and sprints straight into the forest. Ahead he can hear the sounds of a woman crying and a man groaning in agony and he is upon them in seconds, looking around rapidly to assess the situation.

The young woman, no more than 20 years old, looks at him nervously as he appears suddenly from nowhere, looking at her and the wounded man she is nursing. The area is lit up by a small battery powered lamp and he can see lying in the dirt next to them the bodies of two men and a woman. They have a sickly yellow looking tint to their skin and almost look to be in a state of decay. He leans in to check their pulse individually, making sure they are dead.