fire flames or excessive heat from that prompt list??
(cw: fire, burns, discussion of phobias)
It’s not the smell that wakes them. It’s the screaming.
Neil is moving before his eyes open. For a moment he thinks, Andrew. Then his higher functioning kicks in as he actually wakes up.
They’re in a hotel room. Andrew is upright on the other side of the bed, fumbling for the light switch, a dark silhouette against the window.
The screaming is the fire alarm, because the room is full of smoke.