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A Typical Day At StarbucksI’d managed to get up earlier than usual so as to afford more time to spy on the unassuming coffee consumers of America. It was a typical morning at my local Starbucks. I walked in and up to the counter with a smile as chipper as a squirrel who has just remembered where it buried it’s supply of acorns. Excitedly, I nodded yes to the lovely barista who already had my regular drink in the making and payed with my Starbucks card so as to accumulate the occasional free drink in a few purchases.That’s when things became not so typical.Just as I was setting up my drawing pad and settling in to do some not-at-all-creepy people watching– this man came in. He seemed ordinary at first but, with my super sensitive back-story detecting powers, I could feel that there was something wonky about him.He looked too businessy. Too smart in his gray suit and matching slacks. His briefcase was too dark and shiny and his eyes too alert to everything going on in the coffee shop ar
Background Check6:54am, Saturday.The time was everywhere, reminding Peggy that she’d been awake and active for over 20 hours now. Her computer, her cell phone, the clock on the wall, the clock on the wall of her neighbor across the street who never seemed to shut his blinds. She rubbed her eyes, trying to remove from her vision the little sparks of light that come from staring at a screen for far too long. It didn’t help.Insomnia was nothing new to her. She’d had trouble sleeping more than a few hours a night long before she became a senshi. This was different though. It was different from adrenaline, it was that point you hit when you’re so battered and tired that your body starts shaking ever so subtly and you have a caffeine induced headache long after you had your last energy drink. Her whole body was aching, bone-deep and stiff, and she still didn’t sleep.She opened her eyes and squinted at her twin monitors. Thankfully, her apartment was in Brooklyn and wasn