Evan worked well into the night. He could have left it all to the technicians, but he kept hoping to see Margaret walk through the lab’s door. When the clock chimed midnight, he gave up on her and left the lab as he did every night: alone. He kept the hover car on manual controls so that he had to focus on the road rather than think about the sad state of his personal life or Aldric’s project. That man and his research were consuming his life. Evan promised himself that once the project was finished, he would leave Darkside Experimental.