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The sound of approaching footsteps made Todd furiously wipe his eyes. It probably did no good, but he still hoped it wouldn't be too apparent that he'd been crying. "Hello." The voice only carried a slight accent, but it was enough for Todd to realize that the man standing behind him wasn't one of his own. He whirled around, fear rising into his chest. The German immediately raised his hands in an obvious gesture of peace.