Reina trudged slowly across the slippery road. She didn't care that the stoplight said stop for no one was to be seen. The skyscrapers seemed to tower over her, making Reina scrunch herself into her black hoodie even more. She smiled to herself. I must look like some kind of thug. Her mind drifted o what happened earlier. She imagined his bruised face, bleeding excessively at his crooked nose and his demented smile. That smile alone sent shivers down her spine.
Reina looked up, her violet eyes scanning her surroundings, trying to forget what she had done to him. There was nothing to see, really. Everywhere she turned there were tall industrial buildings, reflecting each other in a scary maze of illusion. These buildings towered at such great altitiudes it seemed as though they stretched to the greatest heavens. After a few minutes of of walking sullenly through the gentle rain, Reina found her destination.
It was an elevator. It stood there, covered with raindrops as if it had been crying along with the sky in an isolated alleyway. Reina had been hoping it still worked, since most of them had been shut down by the government years ago. These elevators were powered by a specific type of battery which had stopped production a few years ago as well. Luckily Reina's mother, a well-renowned scientist, helped invent the battery, so naturally she had a few left. Her parents had forbidden her from messing around with the elevators. As if she'd listen! What her mother didn't know wouldn't kill her, and her not knowing about where this specific elevator was rumoured to lead was for the greater good.
The rainclouds started to get darker to the point where it looked like it was nighttime. The sudden darkness made it hard for Reina to find the metal panel for the battery. After many tries, Reina grasped the panel's rusty handle and slowly pulled the cold metal door open. Her eyes hadn't adjusted to the nearly pitch-black yet, so she took the battery and blindly shoved it in the crevice. Her eyes lifted in surprise when it wouldn't snap in place. With her free hand Reina reached for whatever was blocking the panel. It was very heavy and it was making a ticking noise.
Tick tick, tick tick........
Reina dropped the battery and started feeling the mysterious object. It was rectangular, and it vibrated from the noise it was making.
Tick tick, tick, tick.......
She felt some.......wires?
The ticking noise grew louder and faster. The pieces finally fit in place. Reina quicky hurled the flashbomb as hard as she could, but it was too late. She was stunned by a bright light, and knew that she had been found out.