Ray of Light

SCENE: Daytime but dark, an unnatural haze hanging over the ruined city. My porch feels safe, tucked behind wisteria and an overgrown garden, but isn’t. They’re tracking humans with sensors and worse. Must get moving.
SCENE: Found sunshine, but not safety. Yet. Walking with three others and a child. The girl is slow but the most important among us; the virus only affects adults. Must keep moving.
SCENE: Still have strength to fight. I sent the girl ahead with our supplies, to what’s left of our kind. Not far now, she’ll make it. She has to.