Yes, we do. But look at it this way:
If you told a painter to paint you a dog, and said painter gave you a white canvas with a few black lines painted on it that vaguely resembled some kind of scene, and then said, "use your imagination", he wouldn't exactly be doing a very good job of painting you a picture, would he? Go to Comment
It's not easy to articulate in a mere plot how exciting something was when you delivered it. Nonetheless as stands this is well below average. But the City itself did sound interesting - maybe you could expand on it in the Settings thread.
Remember not every plot has to be city/world shaking. When you can understand the drama of 'small' events you'll be better able to tackle larger themes. Go to Comment