While sleep was only partially suspended and Dean's fantasy returned, morning brought the news that the noise had been real—Pumpkin Green had left in the night, bumping his shopping cart down the stairs to a clandestine exit.
They stood in front of an airy, light tent resembling a silk sheet suspended in midair over a table.
The suspended cord brushed his shoulder and he could close his eyes and still see the protruding tongue, the open, frightened eyes, a body stiff and absent of life.
He was suspended in the air by the straps of his harness.
She obeyed, inching towards the bench until she lay on her side, suspended by the harness above the seat by a few inches.
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