Lana sentence example

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  • Lana cracked an eye open wide enough to see it was too early for her alarm to sound.
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  • Amused, Lana tossed off her coverlet.
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  • Lana suppressed a sigh.
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  • Lana's gaze lingered in its direction, her heart quickening.
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  • You're an angel, Lana.
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  • Mrs. Watson answered the door with a shotgun over her shoulder, her wrinkled face peering up at Lana.
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  • Lana smiled and stepped aside.
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  • Lana nodded and stepped away.
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  • The Peak was abuzz with activity when Lana arrived several hours later.
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  • Lana shook her head, wondering what kind of man thought of chocolate at such a time.
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  • Lana's body ached from sleeping in chairs.
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  • Computers hummed, the sound enough to lull Lana to sleep nearly every shift she spent alone in the vault despite the sleep replacement supplements—known as anti-sleepers—she took.
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  • The door behind Lana slid open.
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  • Lana studied the general.
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  • Lana almost sighed in relief.
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  • Lana grimaced internally at the thought of dealing with the crazy man who should've been running the command center instead of her.
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  • Lana brought up the energy grids.
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  • Lana hesitated then went on with a frown.
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  • Lana shivered as she stepped into the cold night.
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  • Lana waved to them in greeting as she reached the barracks.
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  • Lana tucked the microcomputer away, gazing at the valley again.
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  • Lana's smile remained as she crossed the helipad towards the barracks.
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  • Lana, see what's broken.
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  • Lana had never seen this error message before.
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  • Lana programmed her micro quickly to mirror the messages and set it to work decrypting the encoding.
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  • Elise's voice pulled Lana from her work.
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  • Lana twisted, grimacing when her neck cramped with the simple movement.
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  • Elise held out a meal bar, which Lana accepted.
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  • Lana smiled as she turned her attention from the conversation to the screens around her.
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  • Lana waited until the others in the center left and stood before the titanium-reinforced glass in front of the keypads.
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  • Lana glanced towards the door and sat at a small table nearby.
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  • Lana leaned her elbows on her knees, staring hard at the wall.
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  • Lana reached into her bag and pulled out her personal vault.
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  • Lana jerked, afraid she'd been caught, before she realized Elise was calling over the command center's channels.
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  • Lana asked in surprise.
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  • Lana asked impatiently, standing.
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  • I gotta go, Lana.
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  • Frowning, Lana remained before the screen even as the blond woman disappeared.
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  • Elise's news of the PMF fighting alongside her forces wasn't something Lana expected to hear.
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  • Lana crossed to the screen and touched it, bringing up details of the attacks.
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  • Lana neared, forcing her gaze away from the three bodies as she waited.
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  • This better be important, Lana.
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  • Lana watched him, at a loss at what to think of his reaction.
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  • Lana glanced at her micro, which still worked on breaking through his messages.
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  • Lana is my right hand.
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  • Both Lana and the general turned icy, less-than-impressed looks on him, and for once, Brady was glad he couldn't speak.
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  • Lana smiled faintly, meeting Brady's gaze again.
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  • Lana cried and shoved away.
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  • Elise lowered her laser as Lana blocked her shot and approached the man named Arnie.
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  • Lana reached Arnie and spoke to him too quietly to hear.
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  • Lana shifted, and Arnie bolted towards the cliff.
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  • Lana jumped over him and squeezed between two boulders, all but flinging herself towards the object.
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  • Elise grabbed at Arnie, who twisted free and followed Lana.
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  • Lana squirmed in his bear hug, pushing them closer to the edge.
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  • Lana's eyes opened, and she stared at Brady, emotions flying through the expressive gaze.
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  • Light flashed and Lana gave a strangled cry as the laser gun glanced off her wrist.
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  • Arnie's weight dropped, and Lana and Brady landed in a heap.
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  • Lana curled into a ball, holding her arm to her chest.
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  • Elise grabbed her wrist, but Lana resisted again.
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  • He held out his hand, and Lana held out her wrist.
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  • Major, take Lana to the doc and get what rest you can.
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  • Brady jostled Lana's still body in his arms as he rose.
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  • Elise fell into step beside him after checking on Lana.
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  • Brady lifted Lana gently off the gurney and entered, following Elise through the waiting area into the bay beyond.
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  • Brady set Lana down on a bed and stepped back.
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  • He brushed hair away from Lana's pale face.
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  • Lana awoke lethargic and in pain.
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  • Lana sat as soon as he released her and started to her feet again, only to feel a hand planted in her chest that pushed her onto her back.
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  • Lana looked from him to Major Brady, with his darker features and hair.
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  • Lana's head buzzed, and she staggered, leaning against a wall.
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  • Lana met his gaze, hearing his Southern drawl for the first time.
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  • Lana accepted it and allowed him to pull her up and steady her with warm hands on her arms.
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  • Lana smiled faintly and nodded, touched by his concern.
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  • Lana turned and smiled as the security specialist drove towards her in a cart.
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  • Elise pursed her lips, and Lana was surprised to see her eyes water.
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  • Lana made her way through them to the general and followed his gaze.
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  • Lana, contact the central and western centers.
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  • Elise nudged Lana when she continued to stare.
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  • Lana was surprised to find that someone else at the Peak within the mountain had issued a similar mayday call.
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  • Lana read through one detailing the intent to attack using a secret weapon.
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  • It wasn't just the injury and meds that made Lana's head spin.
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  • Lana locked her micro.
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  • Lana looked up at the scenes on the screens then at the general.
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  • Lana moved away from the commo computer and started systems checks on the others.
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  • Lana tucked the micro in her pocket and crossed to it.
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  • Lana checked the general's location, not surprised to find him at the west wall.
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  • Lana typed a message to Mr. Tim, telling him she was leaving and heading to the Peace Command Center, which was the first center beyond the Mississippi River.
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  • Lana's the little girl who got shot, right?
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  • She wrenched away, saying, "Lana locked out all the systems and left."
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  • His instinct told him there was something else going on aside from the insurgents and Lana leaving.
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  • Lana didn't have the mettle to survive the way he knew how.
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  • Lana had done exactly as Elise directed.
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  • Lana grew uneasy and watched the sky flare with rocket and laser fire from the battle at the Peak.
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  • Elise didn't give the bird call they'd agreed on, so Lana said nothing.
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  • Lana hugged the tree, willing her friend to appear.
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  • Lana's heart skipped a beat, and she pulled out the tracker Elise gave her, starting through the forest towards the stream.
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  • Lana scrambled up and ran, careening into another man in dark clothing.
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  • Lana shoved herself back, ignoring the pain in her wrist as adrenaline flew threw her.
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  • Lana scrambled and fought, tears on her face as she realized what she'd done in leaving the Peak.
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  • Lana struggled hard without being able to dislodge the muscular man.
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  • Lana's skin was soft, her body fitting comfortably against his.
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  • Lana awoke in the large tent, wrist aching and her face hurting where she'd been struck.
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  • Lana tilted it out far enough to see it was a box of chocolates with the nearby fed hospital's seal on the top.
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  • Lana sank onto the couch, not liking the instinct that told her she was right about him.
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  • While Brady knew Lana was too afraid to leave his tent even if it wasn't guarded, he'd had to order Elise chained to a tree within view of four guards.
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  • Lana sprang up from her corner of the couch and flung her arms around Elise.
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  • Lana was braver this day.
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  • He showed Lana the same scene he'd shown Elise.
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  • Lana clenched her hands.
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  • Lana clenched her hands but didn't answer.
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  • Lana shook her head.
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  • What was worth the lives of the thousand people at the Peak, Lana?
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  • Lana shook her head again.
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  • Lana was a gentle soul; the secret must have been great if she left behind that many people to die!
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  • Brady leaned back, gazing at Lana.
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  • Lana yielded without any sign of hesitation, returning his kisses with timidity born of both inexperience and hunger.
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  • When he broke contact, Lana pulled his head back to hers, her hands skimming over his shoulders before she undid the top two buttons on his uniform.
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  • Lana stared at his wide chest, taking him in with a look of desire.
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  • Lana's eyes opened at his voice.
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  • Lana didn't know who he was.
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  • Thoughts and emotions scattered, Lana watched him secure the vault in the safe and then leave.
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  • Lana paused in her pacing, wondering if she'd done something wrong.
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  • The look on Elise's face when she realized that Lana had known something was wrong at the Peak.
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  • Lana straightened in her seat on the couch, eyes following his powerful stride across the tent.
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  • Lana raised the baton when she was within arm's reach and held it out.
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  • Lana froze, turning to see him moving.
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  • Lana approached him and paused within arm's reach.
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  • He watched Lana from the corner of his eye, returning to his weapons, this time with his back to the wall and not towards her.
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  • Lana was curled into a tight ball on the far end, asleep.
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  • Lana looked up from her seat on the couch.
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  • Lana looked at him, frowning.
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  • He'd often wondered what it was that drew Tim to Lana and suspected it was nothing more than what drew him to other women.
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  • At least he'd confirmed that whatever secrets Lana had were well worth hiding.
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  • Lana eased back without breaking contact.
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  • Lana, on the other hand, couldn't shake the paralyzing fear that came with knowing they were being stalked by men who wanted them dead.
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  • Lana peered around them to see the five or more armed men about twenty meters away.
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  • His gaze rested on Lana, and he smiled.
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  • Lana never thought she'd end up in the middle of a forest, defended by the PMF against those who seemed to want to start a second East-West civil war.
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  • Can you shoot, Lana?
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  • Lana nodded, afraid to ask what happened if the plan didn't work.
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  • Lana stretched onto her stomach, watching them from the safety of the tree.
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  • The man beside Lana rocked back suddenly, pounding his gun on the ground as it jammed.
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  • Lana's heart stopped, and she opened her mouth to shout for Elise.
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  • Lana made out his form as he emerged from the bushes.
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  • Lana shoved away from the dead man, horrified.
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  • Cold water soaked Lana's boots as Dan kept them on the creek's edge for a few hundred meters before veering into the surrounding forest.
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  • Lana caught his arm, alarmed.
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  • Heart hammering, Lana rose to her tiptoes and gave him a light kiss on the lips.
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  • Brady released her suddenly, and Lana wobbled.
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  • Breathless, Lana obeyed and joined them in the tunnel.
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  • Lana turned as the door behind them closed.
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  • Lana, I'm gonna leave you here.
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  • Lana entered, in shock from the night.
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  • Lana couldn't help thinking they were far too different.
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  • Lana stepped out of the doorway as he approached, assuming he meant to ignore her and head to the bedroom to rest.
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  • Lana pulled him on top of her, certain he wouldn't walk away this time.
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  • Lana pulled the blankets up as well, feeling exposed rather than comfortable at his sudden change.
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  • Lana studied his back as he moved.
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  • Lana eased out of bed and put on her clothing before joining him.
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  • Lana watched him leave and rubbed her face, exhausted.
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  • Lana slept until Elise woke her for breakfast by beating on her door in the morning.
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  • Lana changed quickly, her body sore from the night with her Guardian.
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  • Lana frowned, looking Elise over from head to foot.
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  • Lana hadn't expected to sleep in so long but was grateful Elise had thought to leave her alone for the full night.
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  • Elise straddled a chair, and Lana sat across from her.
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  • Lana listened, nibbling a pastry.
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  • Lana asked suddenly, surprised to see the elite soldier had it at her waist.
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  • All your fancy training won't … Lana half-listened to Elise's lecture, thinking about how she could hack into her micro with Elise's.
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  • Lana couldn't help but feel self-conscious at the lingering looks they gave her.
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  • Lana turned to look at the speaker and craned her neck back.
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  • Lana paled, expecting her day wasn't about to get any easier.
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  • He'd spent days fighting to reach the Peak with the first one, and Lana had nearly gone off a cliff for another one.
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  • Lana would know what it was, even if he didn't.
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  • His conversation with Tim returned, and he stayed the urge to call Lana as he had when he was simply the Guardian.
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  • Greenie looking for Lana.
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  • He dropped his gear in his suite, curious not to find Lana within.
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  • I need to ask Lana about the keypad we found, too.
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  • Lana was in the kitchenette, drinking water after her day with Elise.
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  • Lana flipped on her micro and placed the keypad on top of it.
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  • Silently, he cursed the blond warrior he suspected gave it to Lana.
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  • He should've known better than not to warn Dan what Lana could do if she got a hold of a micro, even if it was Elise's.
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  • Lana emerged at last.
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  • Lana froze for a moment then started forward jerkily.
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  • Mr. Tim was as Lana remembered him.
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  • You've been like a daughter to me, Lana, and I placed you in the best hands I could.
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  • The government is splintering, Lana, he continued.
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  • Lana, you know enough about the PMF to know they're the only force—perhaps in the world—with the ability to survive the government tearing itself apart.
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  • Lana, I need you to tell me what you know.
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  • Lana blinked back more tears.
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  • Lana, I need all the info you have on Greene and who he was talking to.
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  • With Lana, you'll have access to all the emerops depots the feds have east of the Mississippi.
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  • Lana listened, chilled at the coldness and precision of his directions.
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  • Lana, I need to tell you something else.
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  • Lana drew a deep breath.
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  • Elise had said to survive, and Lana had no doubt Brady was the only one who could help her.
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  • Lana crossed her arms, feeling very alone.
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  • Stepping onto the ledge outside, Lana heard the sounds of gun and laser fire too close for her comfort, along with the beat of helicopters in the dark skies.
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  • Lana hesitated and then took them.
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  • Lana looked over her shoulder at an explosion that seemed far too close.
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  • Lana hunkered against the mountain as the helicopter drew nearer.
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  • Lana took one look at the thin metal stairs and looked away quickly.
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  • Lana held her breath at the whirling world, certain their death would at least be fast.
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  • The cabin swayed, and Lana caught the image of wires and far below, water.
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  • Lana eased the straps off the box and pulled.
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  • Lana closed her eyes at the sudden light and heard him tearing something out of the ceiling.
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  • Lana slapped at the water-breather until it covered her mouth and nose then squeezed her eyes closed.
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  • Lana fumbled with her harness and yanked it free, slogging through the rising water.
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  • Lana's head broke free, and she pushed the water-breather up, gasping.
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  • Lana looked up at the bridge, trying to determine which way it was to shore.
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  • Finally, she felt rocks scrape one leg, and Lana lifted her head.
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  • Lana lay gasping, unable to catch her breath for several moments.
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  • Lana sank to the ground, too shocked to register what to do next.
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  • Lana cried for a long time, shaking.
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  • While her step was anything but sure, Lana forced herself onto the road and walked.
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  • The scent of charred flesh and metal still lingered, and Lana covered her mouth and nose with her hand as she started forward again.
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  • Lana replaced the micro, looking anew at the green cars and their silent occupants.
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  • Wiping away angry tears, Lana trotted to the entrance to her community then slowed to a walk when she became breathless too fast.
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  • Still, Lana wasn't convinced she wanted to discover what lay behind the door after the travesty along the road.
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  • Lana walked down her stairwell and up Mrs. Watson's stairs.
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  • The door opened, and Lana gripped the railing to keep from fleeing.
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  • Her brow knitted together as her eyes took in Lana's clothes.
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  • Lana hesitated before following.
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  • The woman was armed as well as Brady, Lana noted.
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  • Lana exclaimed as the large animal knocked her back.
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  • Lana's face grew warmer.
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  • Lana retreated down the hall, trailed by the happy dog.
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  • Lana drew a deep breath and placed the clothing in the round dryer in the linen closet before returning to the living room.
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  • Lana smiled faintly, grateful for the familiar woman's gruff calm.
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  • Lana lowered the soup, her appetite gone.
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  • Lana asked, eyes on the window.
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  • Lana's face grew warm again, and she silently thanked the retired fed for brushing off her grays so diplomatically.
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  • Lana watched then took it when Mrs. Watson held it out to her.
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  • Lana pushed him from her mind.
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  • Lana's apartment held the basics: a place to sleep, a place for her clothes and enough furniture for Jack to sleep on.
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  • Lana lifted her soup again and sipped.
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  • Lana smiled, amused at such hardcore words from a woman whose frail frame would struggle under the weight of a laser shotgun.
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  • Lana needed to complete her mission, even if she wasn't sure how to do it.
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  • Near tears again, Lana retreated to the guest bedroom, sat on the bed, and withdrew the micro.
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  • Mrs. Watson was already up, and the scents of bacon and eggs reminded Lana how long she'd gone without real food.
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  • Lana approached the couch, where the large rucksack sat.
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  • Lana opened the front door.
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  • Lana felt the weight lifted, and she wrenched the straps as tight as she could.
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  • With a return wave, Lana set her gaze on the door to her own apartment up the stairs.
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  • Lana closed the door behind her and looked around, dismayed.
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  • Lana's a place to sleep and nothing more.
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  • Lana opened her wardrobe and looked at the fed uniforms hanging within.
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  • Lana snatched the uniforms and flung them around her room.
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  • Lana sank onto the bed and cried again.
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  • Lana. She was with me in the helo.
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  • The terror on Lana's face was fresh in his thoughts, and he heard her scream again as he was flung from the helo, before it hit the water.
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  • His heart leapt then sank as Lana's scream echoed in his thoughts again.
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  • Lana doesn't have the … skills for survival.
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  • Tim's concern was as much for Lana as it was her precious cargo.
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  • Brady focused on the micro, trying to figure out where Lana might've gone.
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  • Lana picked her way through the forest and stopped at the edge, peering at her destination.
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  • Lana's heart pounded as she left the forest.
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  • With a deep breath, Lana left the forest.
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  • Lana froze, hoping they didn't notice the lone figures in the middle of the field.
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  • A few glanced her way, and Lana braced herself.
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  • Lana cleared her throat.
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  • Lana followed, unable to take her eyes off the soldiers.
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  • Lana sighed, her mind quickly turning to her alternatives.
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  • Lana's second plan was foiled.
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  • The size of the river made Lana tick off one of her alternatives.
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  • Lana gazed at the micro on a table, hesitating.
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  • Lana went, trailed by Jack.
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  • Lana hacked into the federal system, changing her own profile.
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  • She and the others appeared healthy, which surprised Lana.
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  • Lana pressed her thumb to the screen, relieved when the new info she'd entered popped up.
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  • It's not like this over there, Lana thought silently.
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  • Lana looked at the building.
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  • We have a plan, Kelli answered with confidence Lana didn't share.
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  • Kelli greeted a few of the women in the room and led Lana into what looked like a former warehouse in the back of the building.
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  • Lana looked Kelli over more closely, noticing the clothing for the first time.
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  • So far, this wasn't what Lana expected.
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  • Tired of puzzling over the world around her, Lana shrugged off the rucksack, pushed Jack over, and lay down with him.
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  • When Kelli woke her, the warehouse was dark, except for the low light of lanterns like the one dangling from the ceiling into Lana's room.
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  • Lana struggled out of bed, exhausted still.
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  • Lana said nothing but touched Jack's scruff, nervous around all the people.
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  • A cool breeze swept over the river, and Lana shivered until they neared one of the spits, the one with the least amount of people there.
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  • Lana stood to the side, watching Kelli prepare two plates.
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  • When she returned, Lana identified rice and beans.
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  • Lana hesitated then sat, watching Kelli use the bread in place of utensils to eat her dinner.
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  • Lana found herself eating faster than she should have, hungry for real food after ten days of appetite suppressants and the dehydrated staples that she'd stuffed her bag full of.
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  • Lana's eyes settled on them, and she found herself tensing.
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  • Because they're dead, Lana guessed.
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  • Lana's access was limited to the eastern part of the country.
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  • Lana studied the soldiers.
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  • We had another refugee wander into the town today, Kelli said, motioning to Lana.
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  • Lana braced herself as the two looked her over carefully.
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  • Nice to meet you, Lana.
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  • Lana said nothing, dismayed.
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  • Lana turned her attention to her plate.
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  • Kelli's gaze grew haunted, and Lana couldn't imagine what she'd seen during her journey from Georgia to the small town of Randolph.
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  • Lana walked back to the town and to the storefront that was her temporary home.
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  • Lana tucked the micro away.
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  • The remains of Lana's home was more what he was used to: debris surrounding a dirt crater large enough to swallow the whole community.
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  • They'd circled it twice, but the blast had scorched dirt, trees, and any traces of Lana over a hundred meters in every direction beyond the crater.
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  • Brady scanned the surrounding forest again, trying to figure out which way Lana had gone.
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  • None of them had spoken again about what to do if Lana wasn't alive.
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  • Brady belonged in the field with his men, and life after they found Lana was not going to get easier.
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  • Dan added quickly, "Not Lana's."
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  • Elise said she was Lana's neighbor.
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  • His heart quickened at the first sign of proof that Lana might be alive.
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  • His gaze lingered on the picture of Lana.
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  • There was no way to know where Lana was; he had to hope to stumble upon her.
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  • On instinct, Brady opened the channel to Lana's net.
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  • Lana flushed at the matter-of-fact tone Mike, Kelli's husband, took.
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  • Lana gazed at her, unable to shake her surprise that those in this small community were the opposite of what she expected.
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  • Lana glanced at her own palms, which were soft and slender.
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  • Lana looked from her hands to the massive, seven-foot-tall Tesla generator.
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  • Lana's hand went instinctively to the pocket with her micro before she dropped it.
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  • Lana couldn't help feeling irritated at the assurance in Kelli's voice.
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  • Lana went to the side opposite Kelli and pressed her thumb against the keypad.
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  • Lana looked around to make sure no one was watching then pulled her micro free.
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  • He needs me, Lana begged.
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  • Lana looked back at the generator, dread in the pit of her stomach.
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  • By the time Lana caught up, he'd had been lured into one of the buildings by a little girl with a handful of uncooked rice.
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  • Lana stepped through the doorway, patting Jack.
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  • Lana watched the toddlers greet Jack excitedly.
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  • Lana asked, gaze skimming over the oranges in crates.
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  • Lana took one side and the redhead the other.
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  • Lana watched, feeling more alone than she thought possible.
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  • Lana stepped into the street and looked around.
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  • Lana looked around for Kelli and saw her near Mike at the far bonfire.
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  • Lana returned to sit by Kelli.
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  • When Kelli said nothing, Lana spoke.
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  • Lana felt for the quiet woman as she fell in to a sad silence.
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  • Lana couldn't relax until they'd left.
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  • Lana sought the words to convey her urgency without revealing just how important it was.
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  • Lana shifted, sensing she'd said something to cause the silent communication between Kelli and Mike.
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  • Just … I think I need some sleep, Lana said, standing abruptly.
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  • Lana returned to her little room, shaking with emotion.
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  • Lana lay down, relieved to hear his voice again.
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  • I miss you, too, Lana thought.
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  • Lana listened as he described their plan then continued to talk about the others.
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  • Lana rolled onto her side and listened, crying herself to sleep for a different reason this night.
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  • The next day, Lana finished checking the last of the Tesla receivers.
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  • Lana looked up curiously, wondering if the military was doing maneuvers.
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  • Lana was knocked off her feet.
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  • People scrambled, and Lana looked around, lost.
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  • Lana glanced at Mike as he released her and dashed into the nearest of the three buildings.
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  • Lana braced herself and hurried after Mike.
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  • Lana had the impression of more than a single-room shelter.
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  • Lana suspected the labyrinth of tunnels and chambers ran beneath the entire town.
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  • Lana watched them speak briefly before the two in uniform started down another tunnel.
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  • Lana asked, touching one metal wall.
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  • Lana was quiet, wondering if she should know this, since she was posing as a non-fed.
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  • The edge in her voice warned Lana.
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  • Lana nodded, and Kelli stepped away from the others.
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  • Lana followed and crossed her arms.
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  • Lana looked towards Mike.
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  • Lana wasn't sure what to say.
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  • I killed so many more, Lana thought to herself.
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  • Lana went, troubled that someone had discovered her and endangered the lives of those in the town.
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  • Lana looked at the soldiers uneasily then to Mike.
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  • Lana squeezed herself and Jack into the small space behind him.
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  • Jim closed the door, and Lana watched the submarine sink quietly into the surrounding water and disappear.
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  • Lana drew a deep breath and released it.
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  • At the first drop of laser missiles, Brady had figured there was one thing that would make the fed jets target the inconsequential town, and it was Lana.
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  • This is the kind of thing Lana could figure out.
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  • Lana hid between the boulders, gaze glued to the area where the laser missiles dropped.
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  • Lana scrunched down as far as she could in the shadow of the massive rocks around her.
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  • Lana twisted to watch it lower itself to the ground a hundred meters behind her position.
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  • Lana stood and moved to the far side of the rocks, facing the area where the missile fire fell.
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  • Lana almost uttered a cry of surprise, astonished he'd survived the missiles.
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  • Lana whirled, surprised to see the PMF man in gray lowering the weapon.
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  • Lana stared at the hole, surprised, and dropped even lower.
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