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ADECYN WAKES ALONE. SHE SITS UP IN BED, GROGGY AND A LITTLE FRAZZLED. KOA’S ABSENCE DOESN’T SEEM TO TROUBLE HER; IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME HE’S GONE OUT EARLY. SHE RISES AND WALKS OUT OF THE ROOM, NOT NOTICING THE CONSPICUOUS OPEN SPOT IN THE CLOSET WHERE KOA’S UNIFORM ONCE HUNG.

SHE TAKES A SEAT AT THE KITCHEN TABLE WITH A STEAMING CUP OF STRONG COFFEE, SHOVING THE PILE OF YESTERDAY’S MAIL OFF TO THE SIDE. OUTSIDE, CLOUDS GATHER IN THE CRIMSON SKY, POISONING THE SUNRISE. ADECYN LEANS OVER THE TABLE, SWITCHING ON THE SMALL TELEVISION.

“TODAY IS THE DAY, FOLKS!” THE ANNOUNCER’S SYNTHESIZED VOICE BRIMS WITH PROGRAMMED ENTHUSIASM, A THROWBACK TO THE DAYS OF HUMAN, RATHER THAN ANDROID, REPORTERS.

 
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