The rain beat down in thick, heavy droplets sending small shocks of pain through the young man’s broken and beaten body. The old man had left him for dead, but didn’t count on the younger’s resolved to push through. The young man dragged his own bloody body across the pavement towards the chain-link fence with one arm. He had nearly made it when he saw a pack of starving, mangy dogs round the corner. The group of four-legged beasts eyed him with hunger and then moved in to eat.

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