Rise of Hawk
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19 Aracan 3000
City of Araam
Country of Arana
The planet Shadow
A cobbled ochre footpath led in curving spirals across the road and into the northern entrance of Star Mall. Waiting for the cross signal, Asha glanced warily up and down the street. There were neither cop cars nor Agency vehicles on the road, and no visible Blue Suit Agents on the footpaths either. It looked like just another normal autumn day in Araam. The traffic light buzzed above her and she stepped off the curb, crossing through the paved spirals to the mall entrance.
Absently, she touched the baby's back through the material of the sling strapped over her. It was quite a risk for them to go into a public mall, especially unarmed, but it couldn't be helped. Baby Tempa needed a diaper change and feeding, and Asha couldn't do that in the street.
The automatic doors opened and, stepping into the warm