We were supposed to be leaving the block together. I was in one unit across the corridor down a few floors, and I was preparing to take her with me, to escape this fucking place that has gone to hell. The tides had risen during the hurricanes, and the shoreline now hits the building below us. It was made worse by the monsters. I went to get her, moving past fallen debris, climbing on scaffolding and makeshift ladders towards her place. The lifts were a no-no, always stuck and malfunctioning, jerking up and down fast. I went there to her doorstep. There was no one.