When Alice became hungry that evening, she chose under her free will to spend money on a meal at the restaurant nearby. When she emerges, there’s no sign of Kev.
It’s all very quiet, and Alice tries to get a little more sleep.
But it turns out Kev hadn’t gone very far, and with Alice asleep and unable to object, he can make fun of her to everyone who passes by.
Kev eventually gets bored and wanders off. But it’s now way past curfew for Alice, and she only narrowly avoids getting caught by running across the road before the police arrive.
She sits down near the pavilion to attempt her homework, with an eye on the road to watch for the policewoman. but when she comes, Alice is too slow to react, and she’s spotted.
Alice has spent more time in the company of this woman now than anyone else apart from Kev.