Seeds Chapter 9 Page 44

arm to signal him to keep quiet. Jason looks offended by her nails stinging his arm but Andrew gives him a nod to turn around. Steve is standing there looking at him and holds a finger up to his mouth to tell him to be quiet. The first sign of his authority.

The atmosphere suddenly sinks as an awkward silence settles. Andrew quietly and awkwardly returns to the BBQ and Jason decides to continue Dylan’s sports education by running around him with the ball as if to show off his skills. Steve returns to his sun lounger for a moment.

Steve: These guys. Is this who I am to be stuck with? I’d prefer the lab rat downstairs for company compared to these three.

“From now on she said”, not a chance! They need to leave.