Hope looked out into the raining darkness and was amazed by how completely dark it really was. Except when lightning flashed, there was almost a feeling that the world completely vanished a mere two feet from the edge of the tower wall.
“Man, I didn’t think it would be this bad out here tonight,” Hope said to her watch partner Rico.
“I don’t know how you talked me into this,” said Rico. “I need my head examined being out here with you. If the rain and wind don’t do me in, your dad is going to throw me to the slabs if he was as mad as you said he was.”
“Don’t worry about my dad. He likes to talk tough, but he won’t do anything to you. I’m 18, and he’s got to let me grow up eventually, whether he wants to admit it or not. Besides, it’s not…
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