Quickly sneaking out of her room, Luci hurried to the graveyard. Under the fading sunlight a silent tear graced her cheek as she knelt before her mothers resting place. The crunch of gravel cut her farewell short. With a heavy heart she kissed her hand and rested it on the tombstone. Pulling her hood over her head to shield her from the biting winter wind, Luci sunk into the shadows and disappeared into the night.