Hello, thanks for choosing to at least open this and check it out XD i've been working on it for about half a year now...so hope you enjoy! and please review so i know my hard work paid off! Special thanks to my friends Jon and Katie for the support:)
The sun rose early in the morning, the golden rays staining the sky its usual orange and violet hues. In the small house on the corner of Goldensky Boulevard, the alarm clock sounded its wakeup call. The young 17-year-old was roused from her troubled sleep. Flicking the alarm off, she threw the bed's covers off of herself, groggily getting up and massaging her face in exhaustion. Then, like every other morning, she quickly put on her usual clothes: a black fitted T-shirt, tight jeans, a plain black wristband, and her favorite necklace. It was a chain with a charm shaped like a dove in flight.
She walked over to the wall, glancing in the small mirror. She brushed through her rough black hair that jaggedly ran back behind her ears, hardly touching her collar in back. She sighed as two small tufts of hair suck up in the back center of her hair. They always did that. She could never seem to get them to lay flat. When she was pretty much satisfied with her appearance, she slipped into her light purple and orange laceless sneakers.
As soon as she stepped out into the town, she felt the sun's low warmth dance across her. Inhaling a crisp breath, she headed toward the train station. Her job was ticket selling for the Sunset Heights trains. Sunset Heights was actually a subsection of a city called Twilight Town. It was famous for its sunset. Even in midafternoon, the air was drenched in a honey-gold glow. It seemed to be twilight at all times of day. But at sunset, the sky lit on fire with a brilliant orange and red blaze, igniting the clouds with purples and pinks. It really was a sight to behold. They say the best spot to watch it set from is the Twilight Town clock tower. It also served as the train station for that side of town, but supposedly, there was a way to get up near the roof where there was a ledge to sit on. The girl had never personally been up there. In fact, she had only ever visited the main part of town a few times. But Sunset Heights had a tall hill that she liked to watch the sun set from. It seemed just as good a spot to her as the tower would be.
The youth arrived at the ticket booth and got into her station. It was early, but soon crowds of people would fill the streets and she would be swamped with ticket orders. She looked toward the sky, already praying the day was over. Although, she didn't really want it to be night either. She hadn't slept well for the last few weeks, plagued by the recurring nightmare she had been having for years. Sometimes, she wished it could be twilight forever. No work, no sleep, just watching the sun sink in the sky and not thinking about anything.
"Excuse me?" came a voice. The girl's head snapped up. A tall man was standing in front of the booth. "I need one ticket for downtown, please."
"Oh…right," she mumbled, trying to shake off her previous thoughts. She quickly printed off a ticket and slid it through the opening in the glass, taking the man's munny. "Thanks. Enjoy your ride." The man thanked her back and headed toward the train. More and more people began to flood in. Business had started, and with it, another day in the life of Kyra.
During her lunch break, Kyra headed to the store to buy something to eat. Ticket selling certainly didn't pay well, but it was enough to get by and it was easy work. Almost a little too easy. At times, she wished she had a job that required thought and maybe even physical labor. Just something to occupy her mind with. She took her meager lunch up to Sunset Hill and sat, gazing out at the endless horizon. The village was filled with its usually busy commotion, but at the same time, it had an atmosphere of quiet and peace. She watched the trains slowly pulling out of the station, then riding off across their steely tracks, disappearing into the distance as if enveloped by the sunlight. Kyra sighed, chewing slowly, sitting alone on the hill, wondering if anyone down there even knew who she was.
The fact was, no one down there noticed her. But someone else did, someone who was watching her at that very moment. Hidden under a black cloak, their face wasn't visible. Another hooded figure stood beside them, analyzing.
"That's her?" the first one asked.
"Yes. You are to keep a very close eye on her."
"Do you question the Superior's intentions?"
The first figure looked down in embarrassment for stepping out of line. "No."
"Good," the other nodded, disappearing into a swirling portal behind. The other figure, who was still there, turned to the young girl who had just gotten up to leave. Because of the mission, but also out of curiosity, the masked being followed close behind, hiding in the shadows.