You dump the contents of the pack onto the ground and take a step back. It doesn’t take them long to spot the candle and matches. The tall kid darts forward, snags the candle and the old knife and dashes. The rest of the Unregistereds trail after him.
You consider leaving the odds and ends from your sack there on the ground. They’re almost not worth the energy it would take to collect them. But in the end, you can’t bear the thought of returning home with less than nothing, taking such a serious net loss on the day.
You toss your bag over your shoulder and set off at a jog, so you’re inside before the sun sets. Do you really want this to be your life? Do you have a choice?
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