So Alice gets dragged home. It’s been a long time since she last had a shower, and the policewoman makes sounds of disgust for the whole trip.
Alice being taken back to the park by the police is actually quite a common occurence, as she’s constantly trying to get a few more hours in some family’s bed after the curfew. This is the first time that Kev has been home and awake, however. When Alice arrives, he marches up and angrily lectures her.
Which I found surprising, as I wouldn’t have thought he cared. It turns out that apart from still being hot-headed and quick to anger, he’s having quite a sane evening. He worries about where his daughter has been, and how well she’s doing at school. He even helps her with her homework.
He’s back to his usual self by the morning though, and practising his ninja bin-kicking techniques.