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1. Entries must begin with the two words: Lightning flashed.(Check)
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And here is my entry.
"Are you almost done?"
"It doesn't work like that," I whispered back.
"What if they see us?"
"Just one more minute, Cal."
I could feel Cal's nervous energy even though he wasn't moving. Truth was I knew he'd started using again, but he was the best. Well…the best available on such short notice.
"Let me magicks the lock and get out of the light."
"No," I said, giving him a sharp look. "They'll have sensors for that. We need stealth."
"So? I'll magicks the sensors, too."
"Right, because you know exactly how to do that in the split second between seeing it and it goes off? I'll have it open in a second. You're here just in case."
"In case of what?"
The lock finally clicked and the soft hiss told me I'd successfully bypassed the window's sensor. Swinging the mottled window open, I peered into the dark room.
"Finally," Cal whispered into my ear. "I thought you were losing your touch."
We slipped through the opening, hugging the wall of a large library.
"You know, I was supposed to be on a date with Galea tonight."
"Is that why you wanted me to come with you?"
Another flash of lightning illuminated the room for a second.
Cal's soft voice was next to me. "Did you see—"
"LIGHTS!" A voice shouted from the darkness.
In an instant, the room was flooded with a blinding light that forced me to cover my eyes. When I opened them, twenty Imperial Guards had their weapons drawn.
Cal was smug when he spoke again. "Can I use magicks now?"
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