Posted February 27th, 2018 by 144896
February 27th, 2018
Chapter 4- The path from home.
They were gaining on me and I could feel their vehicles rumbling the Earth beneath me. Brush swept past me as I bolted and breathed hard.
My lungs hurt. My heart hurt. My brain hurt.
Suddenly I saw a glistening shimmer in the distance beyond. It had to be the water. The ocean.
The blue. The beautiful blue.
I was nearer and nearer.
Stones and rocks began to become more apparent. There was a tan, fine, granular substance. I'd never seen it before but it was warm against my burning shins and feet, probably because of being bathed in the sun for so long. I was close.
Closer. I could practically taste the salt in the air.
I was in full stride now and could see my shadow outstretched 10 feet ahead of me. The headlights.
I looked ahead and then suddenly my heart and stomach sank in sync.
There was no time to slow down. I was ready for my second big jump over the past 5 hours.
It was a jump I hadn't anticipated. It was almost 100 feet down and who knows if there was rock just below the water that could bend my bones in on themselves. I purposely dove into the ground to stop myself, the sudden confidence to do so suprised even me and found that the headlights were farther off than I had expected. They must have just lost me, but because of how many I guessed it wouldn't be long before they picked up on my trail.
I walked along the side of the cliff carefully, one wrong move and I was probably a dead man. I pulled out my gun in case of a run in with one. The cars were like a blockade, or atleast they appeared so. I could now clearly see the vehicles. They were humvees with big headlights and were black as the night was pitch.
The cars weren't the only blockade.
The men had formed a long line and were foraging for any evidence of my escape or death. They all saw the cliff and I have no doubt many of them guessed I had jumped.
Lucky for me.
I got up from crouching and took to a silent run.
A shot. Two shots. 7 shots.
I sprinted and finally decided to jump. Before doing so I wrapped my gun best as possible.
Chapter 5 coming soon...
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