There isn’t the terror in his eyes that I was expecting. It’s more pathetic than that, like he can’t decide whether to plead for my help or ask why I pushed him in the first place.
The town is abandoned inside an hour. Sixteen thousand people, gone. I sit on the pavement and watch a family cram as much as they can into their car.
Dad looks worried.
‘We absolutely have to leave in five minutes.’
The evacuation was swift. Abandoned, he sat on the pier and waited for The Wave. A hand rested on his shoulder. ‘Come, we don’t have long.’ ‘Not with you.’ His brother sat down. ‘Your pride […]