The girl stared at the sky. Above her, thousands of birds danced to the rhythm throbbing through her headphones, the sunset reflected in the deep blue of her eyes. “It’s coming” she whispered. “It’s really coming”
People rushed past her, streaming into or out of the huge shopping centre that towered above them. She stood there, amongst this midst of consumerist frenzy, managing to look perfectly at home and out of place all at the same time. A knowing smile fixed on her lips, she turned and disappeared into the crowds.
The boy in the black hoodie watched her go, but made no attempt to follow her. Tucking his hands into the pockets of his jeans, he raised his eyes to the sky.
The birds had gone.
He made his way over to a park bench on a square of scraggly grass surrounded by concrete, home to a decrepit looking tree. He sat there, waiting.
Within a couple of minutes, a girl and boy squeezed onto the bench beside him. A lock of the girls flaming red hair tumbled out from beneath her hood as she bent to stare at her boots and the boy’s dark skin shone in the evening light. Neither of them spoke.
“Murmur says it’s coming.” the boy turned to the others, eyes burning, blonde hair spiked with passion and grim excitement. The girl returned his gaze.
He saw his own hope echoed in her eyes and had to bite back a grin. “This is it, Nance, this is it.”
The other boy threw his head back and laughed. The rose gold glow of the sky made his face shine like a bronze angel. “Let’s set the world on fire” his voice was thick with intent and anticipation.
The girl smiled and tucked her hair behind her ear. “Are we ready for this, boys?”
They both nodded and with that the three of them rose in perfect synchrony and were gone.
The rest of the world had no idea of what was to come.
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