TITLE: The Possibility of Fate
GENRE: YA Paranormal Romance
A secret is a powerful thing.
Lily realized this as her dad slid his keycard over a tiny silver box on the wall, unlocking the door to the lab. She felt like she was part of something special, worthy of whatever was hiding behind that door.
"Why are we at your work?" she whispered as the matallic door slid open. The slightly antispectic smell her dad always carried home from the lab suddenly filled the cool air and her pulse raced. She'd never been allowed inside the building before, and that scent made it real.
She followed her dad through the threshold and stopped in her tracks. The room was filled with metal tables and rolling chairs and all sorts of unusual machines and equipment, just like he'd described. But it was also dark and empty.
"Where is everyone?" Lily asked as her dad flipped on the lights.
He flashed a conspiratorial smile over his shoulder. "I gave everyone the afternoon off."
Lily's happiness deflated a bit. When he'd picked her up during the middle of a sixth grade assembly, it felt mysterious and clandestine. But it wasn't as special if others were in on it too.
Her dad chuckled at her disappointed expression and scooped her up onto one of the lab tables. "I let everyone else go home early so we could be the only ones here. I've been working on something amazing and I wanted you to be the first one to know about it."