"Lights out!" "Lights out!" "Hey! Get home! It's lights out!" The guards walked the residential corridors, the butt of their guns dragging and banging along each heavy door of the citizens of Horizon Tower City. The small group of teenagers ran from the one guard who shouted at them, turning a sharp left and into their families' small apartments. Horizon Tower City was a thirty story tall, octagon shaped tower located on exiled grounds. It stood in the center of a valley with two large mountainous ranges way above sea level. From afar, Horizon Tower City looked like a giant, abandoned military fort tower with large square openings on each floor that were positioned with cannons and the top floors with catapults. Hanging high at the very top of the tower was the Horizon Tower City's flag, a red flag with a black image of a dragon hybrid creature. Inside, Horizon Tower City was split off by floors with the most bottom floors for merchants, the middle for schooling, and the top for residents. Every morning and night, the light-bearers would light the candle lanterns and blow them out on curfew. On the 21st floor was a small family consisted of an elderly and their adopted daughter. They had a very charming apartment, two rooms with a large common room that had the kitchen, and off to the side was the small closet bathroom. They were considered one of the better off families in all of the tower as their apartment was modestly furnished and they already had a supple of food. Off in their room, the elderly couple were preparing for bed as one blew out the candle of their lantern and they other settling into bed. In the other room was their child, who should be getting ready as well. But, there was a slight distraction as her bedroom had a window that faced one of the large mountain ranges. This particular mountain seemed to glow a soft blue aura every nightfall that no one could explain. Her bookshelves were stacked with books about the mountains and the history of their tower city. There was a final shout before the entire tower went completely dark for curfew. For about two hours, the tower was silent as most were settled into bed. Except, for one little girl. At the door, there was an extremely soft drumming of fingers and a very hushed voice. "Hum hum...El you there?" she asked. "El??"