When visiting the Eiffel Tower you just may see the stampede of gazelles (the people selling the unofficial memorabilia). It is quite the sight. As you walk toward the tower you pass their blankets covered with a wide assortment of souvenirs. You hear their trinkets clink. They offer you deals that you will not find in the Official Eiffel Tower Shop.
But their task is an illegal one. When they sense a cop, they raise their heads like prey sensing a near by predator. With a tug on one string their blankets gather all their contraband and the stampede begins. If one person runs then they all sense the oncoming danger. They race away and scatter to safety.
It is interesting to see pure instinct kick in when faces with consequences. It gets me thinking about the human's natural response to danger. In some people it brings out the heroes in in others it brings out the villains.
When in danger is your character heroic or villainous?
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