Galloway's wheelchair trundled over the damp grass, drawing up beside the girl sitting on the bench, his grotesque face - partially covered by the brim of a battered Skaggerston Bastards FC cap - was sweating profusely.
'Carly, is it?' he asked.
'Um...yeah. Who are you?' she replied uncertainly.
'Ah, you see...I'm Jason's dad. You know - Jason from Teenchat?'
The girl smiled.
High above Galloway, in the trees, the mutant spider lay in wait. It observed the movement of the forms beneath it, sensing prey. Its front legs waved in the air. More beastly arachnids joined the first, preparing to pounce.