She stealthily searched the crowd, assuring herself that no one there knew her. To Carla, the crowd of revelers, the streamers and the ornamentation were garish. She hated sneaking, but there was no other way. Jack almost killed her this last time, leaving her desperate to escape.
Surreptitiously, she crept down the alley, briefly scanning the crowd again, before slipping into the last door on the left. After a brief money exchange, she returned to the outside, with a smile on her face, a new identity and a passport. She was now ready to begin life anew as Tamara Daniels.
Cheryl A. Showers