When the Lights Go Out

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    but without the Dark
    we would never see the Stars


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    December 22nd, 2015 at 05:28pm
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    Kate was running through the rain trying to get home. She had just been allowed to go home as the storm really started to hit. She ran down the street the rain soaking her to the bone. Kate burst through the door the wind blowing open the door. She pushed the door back fighting the wind and rain. She closed the door and leaned against it with a sigh. She looked around glad the lights where still on here. She went to her room and got changed then came back out into the living room. "Ms. North? Mr. North?" she called and looked up as she heard a door open. She sighed seeing Reece. "Are your parents home?" she asked and ran hand through her hair using the towel in her hand to dry out her hair. Kate sat on the couch and pulled her feet up onto the couch. She was ready to just relax now. She hoped that the lights would stay on on this side of town but she had a feeling it wouldn't. She had already gotten out the candles in her room and had a flashlight in her sweatpants pocket. "Did you check the emergency supplies like Ms. North asked?" she asked.
    December 25th, 2015 at 07:08am
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    Reece had stayed home that day, deciding not to go into work, he heard the door open as Kate ran inside out of the pouring rain. When she asked if his parents where home he merely shrugged, he hadn't seen them around all day but he had up until that point spent most of the day in his room working on one of his projects. He went into the kitchen and went to the fridge, "i got whatever was on the list Mum had written, so I guess so," he said loudly.

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    December 26th, 2015 at 05:02am
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    Kate rolled her eyes at Reece. She watched him walk away and she sighed. "Oh okay." she said and then pulled the blanket over her warming up. She yawned and stitched out on the couch. She was about ready to take a nap but she wouldn't do that here where Reece was. She had seen him watching her. She might have been a foster kid at first but now she was his adopted sister and he couldn't be a creep and do anything but she didn't trust him not to with how his eyes wandered. Kate looked up hearing him coming back into the room. She looked at the food on his plate and heard her tummy grumble. She huffed and stood going in the kitchen to take some left overs out of the fridge. She heated it up and then sat at the kitchen table eating as she listened to the wind outside. The phone rang and she jumped up picking it up. She had been starting to worry about Mr. And Mrs. North. "Hello?" she answered the phone listening to Mrs. North as she said that both she and Mr. North where stuck at work through the storm. There was flooding in the streets now and they might even be calling a mandatory evacuation. "If they do you go to Jess's with Reece and leave okay?" she said and Kate agreed. "Alright Mrs. North." she said and they hung p. "Reece turn on the emergency broadcast channel. "We have to listen for the emergency evacuation. Your mom said she and your father where stuck at work. So we are on our own until this is over." she said.
    December 26th, 2015 at 07:48am
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    Reece sighed as he Kate called out, he switched on the radio but all he could get was static. He put his plate down in the lounge and sighed. He turned to Kate, "get a torch and help me look out in the garage, I remember my old short band radio is out there somewhere," he said lightly. He walked out towards the garage, the wind has really picked up over the day, and you could hear the trees whipping at the outside of the house

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    December 26th, 2015 at 09:15am
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    Kate sighed and stood walking out with him as she pulled her flashlight out of her pants and switched it on. She frowned hearing the trees outside. All she could think of was that those trees might just tear this house down. She stood behind Reece pointing her light around so they could look. She shivered the longer they where out there. "Are you sure it's out here?" she asked and looked around hoping she would just trip over it already so that they could leave the garage. It was much to cold out here. She sighed wondering why there was only static where they should be updates about the situation. It was getting bad in some areas and she was starting to think this was one of them. Kate just wanted to go back in side by now and nothing more. "We should grab some firewood for the fire place while we're out here." she said.
    December 26th, 2015 at 04:45pm
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    Reece nodded lightly, "sounds good, it should be over with my stuff from high school," he said lightly. He searched through some boxes and grinned, "found it," he said lightly as he pulled it out. He handed it to her, "can you take that into the kitchen I'll grab some firewood," he added. He walked over to the wood pile and start loading up an empty box with some decent sized logs.

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    December 27th, 2015 at 12:05am
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    Kate nodded and took the radio and took it inside. She opened it up looking for the batteries. She sighed seeing they where dead so she went around the house looking for some. "Hey Reece you know where any size D batteries are?" she asked as she rummaged through a drawer. Kate was hoping that they had some that worked somewhere. She looked up seeing him looking at her. "The batteries where dead." she said and blushed looking in another drawer. She had only been with the North's for 7 months. She had only been adopted for 1 of those months. Well one month tomorrow. She ran a hand through her hair and turned back to look at Reece when she couldn't find any in the kitchen.
    December 27th, 2015 at 12:35am
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    Reece looked at her quizzically he put the firewood down and walked into his room, "I'll figure out a way to wire it up, won't take long," he smiled softly. He pulled out some wires and tools from his workspace.

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    December 27th, 2015 at 03:24am
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    Kate nodded and then went back to her food. She wondered how he learned to wire things up. She wasn't smart like that. No she had her own things she was good at but nothing she could name of the top of her head other than watercolors.
    December 27th, 2015 at 03:36am
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    Reece pulled the old radio apart, and stripped down some wires, he worked silently, but quickly, and soon had the radio operational. He tuned into the emergency broadcast channel. "The weather has knocked down radio towers and cell towers across the city.." the announcer began, "citizens are advised to stay indoors.

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    December 27th, 2015 at 04:08am
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    Kate looked up as the radio turned on. She frowned and bit her lip. "Do you think your parents will be okay at their work?" she asked Reece feeling a little uneasy the longer this storm went on. She finished her food and cleaned up then went to the couch sitting by Reece. She looked at him then flipped through the tv channels. There was nothing on. She sighed and turned it off. There seemed like there was nothing to do. "You wanna play a board game?" she asked. For as much was Reece was weird to her she still didn't like to be alone and he was good company... most the time.
    December 27th, 2015 at 04:41am
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    Reece looked up at her, "they'll be fine, they are always fine," he said lightly. He went over to the games cupboard, "sure I'll play a game, what do you have in mind?" he asked as he searched through the pile of games

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    December 27th, 2015 at 12:53pm
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    Kate nodded and sighed hoping he was right. "I don't know any game. Your favorite." she said and crossed her legs on the couch. She smiled as he walked back over with a game. She loved games but Monopoly was probably her favorite. She didn't care if it went on forever that was part of the fun.
    December 27th, 2015 at 07:15pm
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    Reece smiled softly as he sat down beginning to set the game up, he favorite was Risk, as it involved a level of strategic thinking. He sat on a cushion on the floor across from her, his eyes drifted over her she was very beautiful, to be honest he was a little upset when his parents formalized the adoption, as it made her his sister. He pulled the radio closer to him so he could flick through the channels as they played. He wondered whether his parent were going to be alright, their work building in town was secure enough.

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    December 30th, 2015 at 07:03am
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    Kate smiled as she took the first turn since he was preoccupied. She sighed and leaned her head on her fist. "So Reece... umm tell me what do you do for fun? We never really talked since I been here... well without your parents." she said and shifted. Kate chewed on her lip then twirled the tip of her hair.
    December 30th, 2015 at 07:29am
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    Reece made his move carefully, thinking a few moves ahead, "I don't know, I mostly just fiddle with things, try and get electronics working and that sort of thing," he said softly. He turned as he heard the trees crashing against the side of the house again. He sighed, "I might have to go out and tie that branch back," he murmured.

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    December 30th, 2015 at 08:33am
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    Kate jumped hearing the tree hit the house again. She sighed as Reece spoke. She looked over at him and sighed. "Alright give me just a moment." she said not going to let him go out there alone. If anything happened to him Mr. and Mrs. North would have her head. She went back into her room and changed into her still wet cloths. She walked out and sighed. "Let's do this." she said tying her hair up.
    December 30th, 2015 at 02:57pm
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    Reece smiled softly and nodded. He went out to the garage and found some twine to tie the branch back. He pulled on a hoodie, and went out the side door. After they tied the tree back, they headed back inside

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    January 4th, 2016 at 04:07am
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    Kate followed him out and helped him tie the branches back with the rope. Her hair whipped around and rain pelted her until they came back into the house.
    January 4th, 2016 at 04:46am