Martin had just taken a trip to a convenience store for a bag of skittles candy and a can of drink.
skittles fly up behind him, a reminder of the reason Martin went to the store that night.
In the evening, he left to walk less than a mile to the 7-Eleven to get a can of soda and a bag of skittles for Chad.
game played with nine pins, 1630s, plural of skittle, the word for the pins used in the game, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian skyttel "shuttle, child's toy"). But OED says there is no evidence of a connection.