Fragments Chapter 9 Page 41

Entering a code into a touch pad on the wall of the garage the shutters open quickly. Inside the door a metal baseball bat becomes the weapon of choice. Sean doesn’t look concerned however and runs towards him to attack again wildly. Casually sidestepping as if bullfighting, Steve strikes the old man across the back as hard as he can. A sharp crack and the bloodied neighbour falls face first to the tarmac.

He didn’t want to hurt the old man, but he had no choice and as his frustration at being forced to hurt him grows he shouts at him: “I warned you… but you wouldn’t listen.”

Sean isn’t finished however. Despite his injuries he spins on the ground, rotating on his stomach using his arms. His legs trail limp behind him