She walks towards Steve and stops in front of the men still holding the boy’s hand. It’s pretty obvious now who is in charge of the group, the dynamics shifting as the objective changes, and she starts pouring more information out as if paying for her food and accommodation in advance. Offering up whatever value she still has.
Cathy: We were staying in a campsite away from pretty much everything when things kicked off. We heard the radio reports and thought it was a joke. But when things got quiet and we saw plumes of smoke from pretty much everywhere we knew it was serious and stayed put.
We didn’t know what else to do, but food got low and things seemed to settle down, so we made a move to try to find somewhere safer. And here we are.