It doesn’t exactly work, which is strange, but I have to get us out of here. Moving as fast as I can without hurting Mesa, I run out of the mall. There, the light that’s been surrounding my body shoots up like a beacon into the storm cloud filled sky. It pierces the clouds, and an unnaturally strong blast of thunder shakes its way across the city.
Switch to Kal’s POV
I’m sitting in the main office, holding my head in my hands when the building shakes. Ernest, who was across the room from me springs up. “Earthquake?” he shouts over the noise.
“Get outside!” I yell back.
There’s not much distance for us to cover before we’re outside. I can see that deeper into the city, a pillar of white light is reaching into the sky. “Oh shit, we are screwed!” I shriek immediately.
“What now?” Ernest yells back.
Turning to him, I answer, “That light is only produced by one person alive. Alina Ray. Tang’s successor, or for a better-suited word, replacement. She ran away years ago, and despises the Republic for all they did to her.”
“Do you think she has Mes?”
“Maybe. Come on, we have to get to Alina before she does something bad.”
And with that, we sprint out of the parking lot and down the street.