She points to the stairs,he won’t budge. He stands in the pouring rain, ignoring her signal to exit up. Families mill about, confused. Should they go up or wait for further direction? The children sob, rain dripping from their chins. A large woman in purple wants to help … The rain blows in through open windows. He gives the thumbs up, standing in a widening puddle of water. Giving him the side eye, she pours a glass of water, unaware of the boil water warning in effect. Three beats. The rain continues to pour. A cool wind blows. The trees bend. Two beats. Too stubborn to obey, he remains right there, dripping, while she drinks the dirty water. A tree crashes beside him.