Yomiko looked down from the irregular mound at the town of _____.
Her student and assistant sat on a boulder close by. They were both cloaked from head to foot with a rough tattered garment.
Hidden features was essential in their 'job'.
"Sensei," Akinori started. Yomiko looked up at him.
"Don't use that title. It's no longer used."
"Sorry, Yomiko, but do we have to stop here? I mean, we culd just
skip it and move on."
She shook her head.
"Akinori, this is the only civilization we'll ever see once we enter
____ Desert. We must buy supplies before we resume."
"Oh, alright. It's just that this place looks like a dump."
"You do not recognize it?"
"That town of tents is where the bookstore was, and this," she said
gesturing to the mound before their feet, "was the mountain where the clinic once stood."
"Nani?! The climate and geography has changed so much!"
"Yes, time will do that to the world. Come, let's get supplies and
"Hai!" Akinori jumped down from his perch and ran to catch up with