The afternoon buzzer alarmed through the entire prison, even Cell Block D. Every day at the same time, the bell would ring to let the prisoners know it would be time to line up for lunch. Most of the time he had spent here, Liam wouldn’t get up to go anywhere, and settled for a solo dinner served in his cell, but since he had made an acquaintance across the way, he figured he would show his face at least once.
He rose from his bed, put on the shirt that they required them to wear outside and fastened the buttons. He wasn’t here to impress anyone, but Liam poured some of his leftover drinking water into his hand and slicked his hair back, before wiping his face with the dirty towel he had kept under his bed. He held his arms out the door to have them fasten the shackles on him before he exited the cell. The chains were a formality, but also a pain in the ass. He also knew they were required, so Liam succumbed to this bit of torture to make it to the cafeteria.
”You’re actually going to be social today, O’Donnell?” The guard came to snap the cuffs and chains on his wrists, and connected them to cuffs attached to his ankles as well. "To be honest I'm surprised you've decided to show your face, killer. First time you've been out of solitary since you were locked up in the first place."
Liam didn’t acknowledge the guard, just stood there and allowed him to be chained up like an animal. He stared straight ahead into the open door of the cell across the way. He wondered if Eric would be coming along.