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Corey noticed after a while of watching the rain that the sky wasn't clearing up at all. It wasn't even moving. "We have our own ecosystem," he mumbled to himself. Anderson glanced over at him, but didn't say anything. They watched each other for a moment before staring out past the glass.
Due to the shower running, Faith couldn't hear the rain on the other side of the ceiling above. The fan was on, blaring, and she turned off the water and grabbed a towel, handing over the shower to Leo. "Don't take forever, but make sure you get yourself clean."
The rain was now pouring down faster than Jason had ever seen it before. The streets were starting to fill with water and he had the distinct feeling it wasn't going to let up anytime soon. "Hurry, Gale, we have to get the kids upstairs." He elbowed his friend and started to tell the older kids to help the little ones up the stairs. A couple of the other teens caught on and soon enough, all of them were upstairs watching from two of the main windows. Upstairs, there were mostly cots for sleeping, one small playroom, and the kitchen where they had been cooking all the food for the kids since all of their lives started to fall apart. "I think there are some coats down stairs. I'm gonna check the basement and see if there's anything we need just in case it doesn't stop."
Anderson folded his hands across his chest as Corey and he stared outside. "We have to get to the school," he said suddenly, and they looked at each other again. "It's not going to led up anytime soon. Maya's probably there with all the kids. We should go to the town hall before we get to the school, but we'll need to soon. I'm worried it's going to flood."
Adrian's ears snapped to attention as he heard some kind of pounding on the roof. Water? That doesn't make any sense. He turned on his speaker system to the bathroom where Leo and Faith were, but he was too focused on the rain to listen to them. He stood up from his desk chair and pulled on a jacket from the hanging closet behind him. He had to check it out, and once he left the loft area and locked the door, he wouldn't have to worry about Faith and Leo. He headed out of his office and down the hall, leaving the living space. He locked the door behind him and sealed the technical block so that neither of his guests would be able to use their powers. He headed towards the sound of rain and the nearest window, hoping he was right.
Maya listened to the rain tapping on the high arched windows as the kids played around her. A couple of the council members asked her if she knew what was going on, but she was just a kid. She was fourteen herself, basically the mayor of the town, and hadn't even hit her full maturity. She wasn't a god. How was she supposed to know why it was raining? But she stayed cool, calm, and collected. It wasn't good to react like you were scared when you were practically in charge of everyone that you knew. She had to be strong, and hell, she wished that Corey and Anderson would get there before the storm got too bad. They were the only ones in Pittleton she didn't have a count for.
Drew looked at Quinn as if she was crazy when she got back in the car. "What if the rain was toxic? What if you're going to die now? What if you turn into a zombie? Quinn! This isn't something to just run off and run in the rain during! We don't know what's going on!" He turned from her and heaved in a big breath, panic stricken on his face. "I'm sorry, I just don't know what's going on and everything keeps changing and it shouldn't be raining. It's not okay. I need to figure something out."
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