A collaborative chain story for anyone to take part in. Please see the post below this one for the background to this and use that post to comment on this story as I want to keep the flow of the narrative uninterrupted throughout. Rules are:
Be true to what others have written before; you just can't dismiss something because it doesn't fit where you thought things were going.
Leave two posts between your last post and your next one to allow others to play.
I'll start us off. See the comments section for the start of the story and then post your own additions in the comments section as the mood strikes you.