Chapter 17F

The man looks confused. Then intrigued. Then he is walking out of the alley, with you at his side. You’ve made it out, the circles of conversational feedback have ceased.

It looks a bit darker out on the street. No sooner are you by the roadside than the man has seen someone he knows, is waving at them and walking away, completely oblivious to you or the past 10 minutes (or was it more?).

So the choice is yours: