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Breaking Free

Jessica:

I have to get these bindings off before he comes back or I'm done for. I tried wiggling my arm around to loosen the bindings, but it didn't work well at all it only made my arm sore. It looks like I'll have to go with plan B, I really hope this doesn't hurt to bad to the point I'll scream. I positioned the bone of the thumb to the big knot that's keeping the bindings tied together and started pressing hard. Oh god this hurts, I have to ignore the pain if I'm going to get out of this alive. I heard a crack and yelped in pain really loudly. Finally my hand is free, now I just have to untie the rest of the bindings and pop my thumb back into place.

After I got myself untied and popped my bone back to where it should be I started to hobble to the door that Felix left through. Oh my gosh everything hurts, I can barely walk, how am I going to get out of this? I peeked out the door and noticed that the place was swimming with guards and other workers, this place is crowded. There is absolutely no way I'll be able to just walk out the front door, I have to find another way out.

I turned and looked around the room, there was nothing but walls, and a couple of windows...wait... windows. I looked out the window, it's a 7 foot drop to the ground. If I try to jump that then there is a high chance that I will break or test something on the way down...but if I don't try then I'm going to be trapped in here. No matter what I have to take the risk I don't want to be used like this I won't allow it. I would rather die.

I pushed on the window but it wouldn't open. I could still hear the alarm blaring in the background, so, whatever happened had to be bad. I just have to break the window and they won't hear me at all because of the alarm. As I used my hand to break the window I could feel the small shards of glass piercing and cutting my skin, but I have to ignore the pain and get through the window. There's a little ledge here that I can grab onto if I can get to a lower level then maybe I can make the fall not as bad.

I climbed out the window and dangled off of the ledge, it's a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I can feel the breeze, it's cold against my skin. I have to let go or he's going to find me. Here goes nothing...I let go of the edge and time stood still for what seems like a second, then I felt a immense amount of pain coming from my legs. I hit the ground with a thumping rolled onto my side. I took a few deep breaths, if I'm going to get out of this then I need to figure out how to get away from here, and where I'm going to go. I can't go home, or my brother will just kill me, or sabotage me again and bring me back here.

It looks like I'm by a forest, at least being here gives me some form of cover, I can go through the forest and try to find a high way, first I have to see how bad my leg is and if I'll even be able to walk through the forest. It looks thick, but what other choice do I have. I tried to stand on my foot and was met with a intense amount of pain, but it's not as bad as I though it would be. I probably just sprained it, I'll still be able to walk and hide when needed until I can get out of here. As I walk through the forest, I see the trees growing thicker, I should probably go through the thick trees because nobody normally would go through there, especially not in my condition. I mean I'm not even wearing shoes, but this is what I'm going to have to do. These people won't expect me to go through here, so it gives me an advantage. It may take more time to reach the roads or highways, but I have to try.

While I'm out here, I should probably look for food and water too, it's getting pretty late, and I don't know how long this is going to take so I should find some things to give me some energy considering I'm in the forest. As I'm walking through the forest, my feet are killing me. I can feel every pebble, stone, and stick stabbing me in the foot. I feel the branches and sticks, also possible poison ivy rubbing across my body. Will I really be able to make it out of here, have they even noticed that I'm gone yet.

As if on cue, I hear a loud siren going off in the distance back from where I originally came from. I guess they finally figured out that I'm gone, and considering they have a siren to alert anybody around that there prisoner has escaped means that I'm a lot farther from any roads or highways than I originally thought. Getting away is going to be harder than it looks. Will I really be able to survive out here on my own? I need to find help as soon as possible, but who will I be able to trust? Ok Jessica focus on one thing at a time, first things first lets find some food and water, as well as a place to sleep. It's getting really late, if I keep a low profile I could find a cave or something to sleep in, maybe they won't find me. I just have to try to find a way to survive the night.

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