The man removed his soiled gloves and disposed of them in the wastebasket. From the drawer he produced a fresh pair. In the interim, Tyler noticed those hands were mutilated. It was as though the skin had been removed to expose the muscle, sinew and bone. Was this the result of an accident? Or because of a punitive measure?
Tyler was distracted by a couple dressed in formal evening attire passing by, whereas Lauren stared out into the distance unaware of what was going on. He realised that the man and woman would look right at home in an old movie. They appeared to be oblivious to what was going on, but most likely Lauren and Tyler were not important enough to acknowledge. This place has been shuttered since the Great Depression? Right…
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