Cubes for Thu Feb 06 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Hand-off

She waited at the edge of the plaza and surveilled1 the area. Recalling her notes2, there wouldn’t be much time3 to get through the maze4 of people and meet her contact for the hand-off5.

A dragon6 dance was happening in the middle of her intended route. She hoped it would be past by the time she had to move.

The entire plaza was lit up for Spring Festival. All the lanterns placed to look like they were floating7 above the crowd, each one with a Chinese character for luck or a carefully drawn rat8.

Her phone9 buzzed. She stepped into the crowd.