It's a great spring morning in capital city Ala'tor. the sun is shining down with barely a cloud in the sky, but weather predictions say it's going to rain in the afternoon. as shops begin to open for business, it's good to see all is well.
Nolan's alarm clock started beeping at him, telling him to get up. without opening his eyes he grabbed a bouncy ball from the table by his bed and threw it randomly. it bounced off a couple objects in his room before hitting the "snooze" button on the alarm, then rolling back to it's spot on the table. a few minutes later Nolan sat up in bed, deciding that willpower was more important than more sleep, and got dressed. as he headed down the stairs and into the kitchen, the toaster finished it's second batch of toast for the day, which Nolan grabbed out of the air. "morning sis," he said to the woman sitting at the table, putting butter on his cooked bread, "i'm gonna be going out today." his sister nodded, not looking up from her book, and Nolan grabbed a small umbrella. heading out the door, he caught the newspaper that was thrown his way. looking at it for a few seconds, he folded it up and put it on the table just inside the house. then he walked towards the park.