Raised female voices from inside, a flurry of Spanish, and then the door flew open. Vish instinctively pointed the flashlight at Mariposa’s face, then realized he was blinding her and lowered it.

“Hey, you. Yeah, we’re good.” Mariposa wore a pink camisole that stopped several inches above her navel and a tiny, low-slung pair of lavender boxer shorts. After one quick glance down, Vish made sure to keep his eyes on her face. “Luis is being loud, but he’s just dumb. He’s fine.”

Mariposa is Vish's teenaged neighbor in Wrong City. Mariposa works part-time at a botanica in downtown Los Angeles. She has a not-terribly-secret crush on Vish.