Edio Fallenby was classified as an elderly female woman. She spoke Untowards with a Yorkshire accent and suffered from fluttering eyelashes, excess numeracy and a high blood temperature.
Edio came from a very large family, sisters, brothers, aunts, nephews, cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents. In the years between the Second World War and the Violent Unknown Event, as many of this family as could possibly make it, met for a fortnight's holiday on one of the beaches on the East Yorkshire coast, Filey, Scarborough, Saltburn, Redcar, Whitby and Bridlington. They occupied more than one guesthouse at a time, and they congregated on the beach in fine weather and in bad, staking out a territory known as the Fallenby camp. They were noisy, exhibitionist, friendly, energetic, gregarious and generous.
The VUE wiped them all out. All except Edio Fallenby and her husband. Edio was an officer in the Woman's Voluntary Service, and at the time of the Violent Unknown Event, when news arrived from the west of a disaster of large proportions, she was made responsible for the welfare of her immediate neighbourhood. Windows were criss-crossed with tape, and sterilised dustbins in the back alleys cooked soup to feed five thousand. Every available household container was filled with water and left standing in the street in case of fire.
When the first physical fears were not realised and the help needed was of another kind, Edio Fallenby and her neighbours went off to the hospitals. The soup was sold off to a pig-farmer, the windows were stripped and water in the containers was used to wash down the pavements. Several containers were never claimed and stood in the streets as a reminder of the sort of disaster usually expected of a Violent Event.
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