You unlock the bicycle lock that keeps the gate to
your house shackled to the rest of the fence. The
gate jingles as you slide it open- someone has attached
a good luck charm to it. You grab it with your hand
and turn it around to read it. It reads 'PEACE' in
a large, childish font. You put it back and go inside.

You walk up the stairs to your house, listening carefully
if you can hear any neighbors or not. The neighbors are
mostly nice, though they always look at you with this
concerned expression that kind of annoys you. You don't
understand what they're getting at. But there aren't
any around, so you are able to reach the door in silence.

There's a box on the doormat.