The city was ablaze with neon lights as Emma made her way through the crowded streets. Her eyes were fixed on the sky, searching for any sign of a shooting star. She had heard that tonight was the peak of a meteor shower, and she wasn't going to miss it for the world. As she weaved her way through the throngs of people, bumping shoulders and dodging street performers, something caught her eye. A glimmer in the alleyway just ahead.