As the sun began to set over the small town of Millfield, Ohio, a group of teenagers gathered at their usual hangout spot by the lake. Among them was 17-year-old Sarah, who had just returned from a year abroad in France. Excited to catch up with her friends and tell them about her adventures in Europe, Sarah eagerly joined the group by the water's edge. However, as they started talking about their summer plans, she couldn't help but feel like something was off.
In the heart of New York City, where buildings scrape the sky and busy streets are always buzzing with people, there was a small park nestled in between two skyscrapers. It wasn't much to look at, just a few trees and benches on some grassy patches, but for Emily it was her sanctuary. The park was where she went when she needed to escape from the chaos of city life and clear her head. But one day, while sitting on her favorite bench, Emily noticed something strange happening around her.