It's suddenly a lot colder outside. Must've changed while you were cooking, you
think. You hide away in your coat, your hands settled firmly in your pockets.
there's a loud 'bang' somewhere near, followed near-immediately by a flash.

"Ooh, are they setting off fireworks?" Your mother asks.

You look at her, wanting to answer, but instead you see Nathan, grinning at
you widely. You quickly avert your gaze again. Another loud crashing noise.
Nobody else is outside. You arrive at a square surrounded by a few small stores,
including a restaurant. Most of the stores seem to be closed, but the lights
are still on in the restaurant. You shiver, and you don't know if it's because
of the weather or because you're scared.