REAL AS IT SEEMED
I grabbed handfuls of the purple leaves and stripped them from their stems. I ran across the street to the crumbling lodge and yanked out one of the balcony supports. The balcony sagged. I ran to another support and tore it out, and the whole front of the building collapsed. An infant crawled towards me. I picked it up and threw it at its parents, shouting, "Here's your baby!"