I watched him with frightened eyes, as he carefully tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. The soft light of the room illuminated his face, and I could see that he was watching me, too.
"I don't want to end up like my sister..." I whispered, and he nodded.
"You know just as well as I do that I'd never let that happen to you, Tana." He murmured, and kissed me softly on the lips.
"Still..." my voice trailed off, and he stopped kissing me.
"What?" He asked.
"They could find us here. It wouldn't be that difficult for them." I said, and he smiled. "Why are you smiling?"
"It's- it's just funny that you actually think I'd let anyone take you away from me. Hilarious, actually." He grinned, and I couldn't help but smile back; his determination and affection was so contagious.
Picture this: the world is in shambles. It is the aftermath of a 100 year old war, and levels of radioactivity in the air have never been higher.
Tana Goldsky is seventeen years old, and she's lived in the country's relatively safe capital all her life. But when her older sister becomes a hazardous threat to society and is executed, she starts see strange changes in herself that are... indescribable. She soon becomes dangerous to other people as well, and worries for her own safety.
So Tana leaves her city out of fear, and she has no idea what to expect from the wasteland that awaits her (other than death). But what she finds isn't exactly what she was preparing for, and turns out to be the one thing that makes her life worth living.