TITLE: Dark Side of the Moon
GENRE: Futuristic Romance
Some days the bad guys just didn’t get it. Some days the only thing they got was a swift kick in the a**.
In a perfect world, she’d be out of a job. But, this wasn’t a perfect world. Hadn’t been in centuries, if ever. Long before she was a speck in her father’s eyes. Long before the continents split into chunks of land whose residents took the opportunity to separate from the United States and set themselves up as Commonwealths.
Selene leaned over the crumbling concrete ledge, her fingertips digging into the soft stones. Here in the Basement, the cesspool of the Commonwealth known as New Pacific, no one cared about power struggles. Only about themselves. Her lips twisted. Like the thugs below her creatively trashing the old couple’s store.
In better days, long time ago better days; the tattered and graffiti-tagged storefront had beckoned for patrons. Now, it served as a come-and-get-me beacon for the Basement’s nastier element.
Selene could work with that.
She’d arrived just in time to see the thugs finish with the store and drag the old couple’s daughter into the alley. The girl’s cries, echoed by her parents, bounced off the walls. Furtive noises and the slamming of doors hinted at the minds of the nearby residents.
If it didn’t have anything to do with you, ignore it.
Selene extended her arms, the full wings of her jacket fluttering in the breeze. She threw herself off the roof and glided to the garbage strewn surface.