Skating in the Shadows
(I Want Something More)
Christie, Kyle, and Alexander were walking in Parque Profundo. It was 8 o'clock at night, but many Mystery Rock residents, just like Gizel, were nocturnal. So the town was never completely asleep. The sun was starting to hide, but that wasn't important, nighttime was cooler and completely quiet. The park was less crowded at this hour and the faint, delicate light from the lanterns provided the only light, since the treetops covered practically all of the arch of heaven. You could also see the shining spots of the lucerinas, which blinked everywhere, giving the park a magical, unreal appearance.
They went toward the Vagabond Bazaar, a market that came once a month, just when the moon waned and smiled at the people. The market was set up around the park. The market vendors traveled all around the country, exchanging extravagant products which they sold at very low prices—the three could no