The November night was icy. A storm had been brewing for days. The black clouds were sodden with days of built up rain, but that didn't stop the five friends from playing an exciting game of hide and seek. This game was an annual occurrence at the bonfire night party Kathryn's father hosted each year. The abandoned field behind their house made for a perfect setting for the children's game. It had turned into a type of ritual. This year, as well as the seemingly imminent storm the children only had two torches between five of them, which meant their game would be darker than usual. The unseen dips and undulations in the ground would make it dangerous, but to them, danger meant fun. The boys and girls split in to two teams, and they began.
Two hours into the game, everyone was elated. The three girls: Kathryn, Isobel and Tessa couldn't stop when they were supposed to be hiding behind trees or in muddy ditches. They expected to be found