I hurried down the creaky stairs, dripping with rain and clutching a heavy black case. Glancing through window after dirty window I silently stumbled along the familiar path before finding what I was looking for.
A warm yellow light emerged from the room, and a blast of noise reached my ears.
"You're late!" Anna's face appeared in front of me. Dark eyeliner and slightly crooked teeth, a spindly silver dragon was suspended from her right ear.
Quickly, I discarded my drenched clothes, whilst apologising to the rest of the group.
"You look slightly…" Jono paused, "wet" he teased.
Tall and skinny, he was wearing faded jeans and a tattered navy polyprop with several rips at the elbow. His golden curls were slightly wilder than normal, and his sunken blue eyes smiled out at me, laughing at my deranged sodden hair and flushed cheeks. Next to him a tall white coffin stood proudly. On the inside I knew that it was lined with rich luxurious red velvet