Den godeste Stephen liker å stresse folk. Denne gangen sørger han for at en liten by blir lukket inne i en usynlig osteklokke (eller dome som han kaller det for). Ingen kommer ut, ingen kommer inn, og jeg regner med at fæle ting begynner å skje snart. Foreløpig er handlingen bare noen timer gammel inne i osteklokken.
Barbie's first thought was that he was looking at an afterimage from the exploding plane - the way you sometimes see a big blue floating dot after someone triggers a flash camera close to your face. Only this wasn't a dot, it wasn't blue, and instead of floating alongwhen he looked in a different direction - in this case, at his new acquaintance - the smutch hanging in the air stayed excactly where it was.
Det kan jo være greit å la ham snakke selv: