"You said you saw some boarded houses before. Lead on." >"Okay, follow me. Let's stay close to the walls, just in case, yes?" >You didn't respond, instead almost cuddling with nearest war. >She led you down the street, towards intersection, then walked past well-built barricade. It was prepared for the military, you supposed, with embrasures and few anti-vehicle metal thingies. >"I wonder what is this for, they placed similar ones in every second crossroads all the way towards city. Well, I think all the way. I saw two actually" murmured Clean.
>After some time - damn, you need a clock! - you have reached first house. It was built in exact same manner as every single other here. >Who was responsible for this district anyway? Everything looked the same, these houses could stand in Saraneighvo as well as here. >You could get easily lost if you were to wander around on your own. >But mare walking in front of you knew exacly where were you going and she stopped you and lied down. >"Look!" >You took a peek, then falling on the fround as well, and saw that lawn was covered in leaves, purposedly placed here by somepony. You were sure about it, not a single tree was growing ahead of cottage. >Windows weren't boarded, however you've discerned sandbags covering them to half their height. >"It's here. I know there are ponies inside, I saw smoke raising from the chimney." she whispered right to your ear.