Fragments Chapter 23 Page 4

Unsure what to do until he gives her a further instruction telling her to turn around she complies reluctantly, closing her eyes and holding her hands up to her face.

She can’t hear anything for a few seconds, the night completely silent, but then turns as she hears a sudden whooshing noise. The man is pulling his hand away and looking down at the stricken victim curiously. For a moment there is nothing, not even the sound of a breath being taken by either of them, and she looks down at her companion with a terrified look of sadness and despair.

Suddenly he gasps for air and attempts to sit up. She runs towards him. But the other man holds up his hand and tells her to wait, as if unsure if it was safe for her to approach yet. He puts his hand back onto