Excerpt –The Escape
My heart was thumping in my chest. There was a sound that cracked through the night from far away. A gun? They had a gun?! “Get up!” a voice ordered as someone threw themselves at me.
An arm flung around my shoulder and wrapped around my chest
and yanked me to the side and against a hard yet built chest. My face was pressed against their arm. They smelt of sweat and pine. We were pressed up against the wall behind the factory; that much I knew. My eyes slowly traveled up as I caught my breath. Mike. Of course. But the strange part was that it was only the two of us. The others were nowhere in sight. I pressed my hands against Mike’s chest to pry myself away from him, but he smashed me back to his chest and forced a hand over my
mouth to silence me. It was partly covering my nose as well, making it hard to breathe. That’s when I heard the voices again. This time they were extremely close just around the corner of the factory. It was dark enough that we were hidden from view. But it was also quiet enough that we could easily be heard if we even made a sound. My heart beat was thumping so
loudly in my ears that for a moment I pondered if the two guards could hear it as well.
“They couldn’t have gotten far,” the woman hissed.
“How the hell could they have gotten away?” Slap!
The woman gasped loudly and it took a second for her to respond.
“What the hell? If you ever lay a hand on me again, I swear I will kill you!
It wasn’t my fault!”
“It was your turn to supervise! Now you’ve let a pre-guard—if he was even a real guard—and a bunch of nasty little teenagers run away! You shouldn’t even be working here!”
“You don’t have the authority to tell me- Boom!