Just a Girl
Marieke's a normal girl. Nothing unusual here. She's a working girl, in an office where she's the executive assistant to a guy three times her age and writes his letters and makes his appointments. She goes to work, she comes home, she spends some time working out at a local martial arts dojo in her spare time. She's remarkably normal, not a bit unusual. Her family is even very normal. They live in the Lake Tahoe area, close enough to visit and far enough away to live her life.
Crossing the street. A car careening toward her. Mari sees it, in that brief second what will happen if she remains on the path she is walking and she steps back, just in time for the car to slip past her and right toward a child that would have been protected had the car hit her. She reaches out, the car twists and turns, hitting the light pole rather than the toddler making his way back to his mother. Just another coincidence.