This is chapter 5 of Cliffton book 1. It's mostly new stuff, because my original first Brendan-POV chapter is going to get split and have parts of it used elsewhere. As always, concrit is much appreciated. Rip me to shreds. I don't mind. Warning for a tiny bit of language, not Devin levels.
If you're reading Cliffton for the first time, here are the previous chapters so you can catch up: Prologue | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4