Rohan Quine, “The Host in the Attic” – chapter VII “...A decade later” – second sample – video
In the building’s underground garage late next afternoon, Jaymi lifts a bulky metal canister out of his car boot, locks the boot, rolls the canister to the lift and stands in the lift while the doors close. The display panel on the car-park wall beside the lift shows increasing floor-numbers, before stopping near the top. Soon those numbers descend again, the lift doors reopen, Jaymi crosses the garage without the canister, and he unlocks the car boot.
This process then recurs twice more.
That evening, Jaymi’s bathroom is still as spooky as ever, but no longer silent: the extractor-fan whirs at full-blast, and there is much gurgling and fizzing and fatty slopping and many moist cracking noises from inside the black marble bath with its golden taps, where Jaymi is bent over and busy with an unseen task, wearing heavy-duty gloves, goggles and a breathing-mask over his mouth.
Beside the bath are the three metal canisters, all with their caps off.
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