An Encounter with Knowledge

Patrick and Ryan sprinted out of the gymasium, constantly looking behind them hoping to avoid her gaze. As they ran up the hill towards the offices, Patrick looked down towards the parking lot to see her. He sighed as she stared up towards them, waving and giggling as if they were playing a game of hide and seek.

“Damn! We’ve got another five!” Patrick yelled.

“Let’s just hoped we can outrun her,” Ryan panted, continuing his sprint towards the building. He knew how unlikely that was, considering Emily’s special gift.

Emily was the only one with an established name and identity. A girl of only twelve, she possesses a great psychic ability: predicting someone’s future. Once she sees someone, she can know exactly where they will go and what they will do for five minutes. Seeing someone during the five minutes appears to reset this internal timer. This made it very hard to escape her. From what they could tell, she wasn’t dangerous and interpreted the whole encounter as a game. However, her companions…

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