Samantha only needed to sleep three hours and forty minutes. This was, of course, the bare minimum she could survive off, and really she needed to sleep at least five hours one of these days, get a little extra sleep in. But she didn’t have time for that. Not anymore.
Walking down the street, she twirled her hammer around her wrist, catching the handle and then twirling it again. The thing easily weighed twenty-eight pounds and had two flat heads. It was technically a sledgehammer that she had adjusted the handle for to make it easier to wield with one hand. It had a long red strap at the end of the hammer that she currently had wrapped around her wrist. She had taped the black handle up with red grip tape, so she could have a nonslip grip for it. The thing had been replaced maybe three times, which was why she decided to keep them cheaply made for now. All in all, the thing probably cost about fifty dollars in total.
As Sam walked, she kept her ears peeled for any sound out of place in the quiet neighborhood. Unlike the rest of her body, Sam’s ears were not enhanced, so she had to listen hard in order to catch the noises she was looking for. Neither her ears or her eyes were enhanced, but after years of being out at night, her eyes had adjusted much better to low light than bright light, which hurt her head. As long as she could tell the difference between civilian and hostile, she was fine.
Her heavy boots scuffed against the sidewalk, and she pulled her leather jacket shut a little tighter as the chill set in around her. Even in her hoodie and jacket combo, she still felt the chill to her bones. Ever since that night, she’d felt the chill much deeper than she cared to admit. She took in a deep breath and released it as a wave of heat, which warmed her body up. She sighed as she looked around.
For her first night on the streets of Pittsburgh, she had really hoped for more. She checked her watch and sighed again. It was just about time to turn around and head back. Otherwise, she’d be late for opening the gym up for it’s first day.