The Standalones

Chapter Thirty-One

Ken Preston

28 June 2024

Silhouette of a rock band against a spotlight and the words The Standalones

Ratzo was back in Euston Station. Seemed like his second home these last couple of days. Hopefully, this would be his last visit for a while. Once he had the missing cash and he got Frankie and the twins off his back, he could relax.

This was where it had all gone wrong, after he bumped into that girl, Chloe Martino-Yamawhatever. But this was where he was going to make it all right again. Thanks to Lexi.

Ratzo and Lexi had known each other for a long time. They had been friends at school, both of them too socially awkward and uncool to be able to fit in with their peers. And somehow, over the following years, they had never lost touch with each other. They had remained friends.

It had been strange to see Lexi transform from an awkward, shy girl into this tattooed, loud, angry rocker.

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