The heat pressed down on them. Out the windshield the city turned into so much hot wax. Glass and concrete melted.
Everything happened at once. All Rachel remembered was running. And the heat. Like the sun itself was trying to catch her. Run, please, no, run!
Rachel exhausted herself, burning through reserves she never knew she had. When she stopped, she realized she didn’t know where she was. Dad? Rachel was alone. He had been right behind her, she had been sure.
The alien ship hung over the city like the black stain of death.
She hid behind a tree.
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