Title: Internal Revolutions
What: Rat, before he met Ghost. Backstory, not actually part of the NaNoWriMo novel. Just fleshing out the characters.
When: 2 years before the story starts
The first thing he remembers, as soon as hes old enough to remember things outside of himself and eating and sleeping, are rain. Rain and his mother. The rain is coming down like a gods fury from the sky, pounding down around their tin choza. The roar of the storm as it slams against the metal roof was frightening enough, even then, to keep him trapped in a sort of dazed, overwhelmed stupor, unable to cry out and wail as he usually did.
If hed been old enough to understand death then, he would have thought he was going to die, that the roof would cave under the waters furious onslaught, and that the storm would come roaring in and snatch him as a sacrifice to the dark place Over the Edge.
Its there, sitting in his rude tangle of blankets, surrounded on all sides by a