The sky was starting to lighten up, it’ll be dawn soon. I shivered, I’ll be more visible for next 12 hours. I need to find somewhere to hide and maybe rest for awhile.. I had decided to run the entire night, to put more distance between myself, Seth and his pack of lackeys. My main thought now was water.. water and sleep.
After searching quietly and quickly I had found a tiny creek of clear water and drank with greed, thick vegetation surrounded me in every direction, I spotted a very thick arrangement of small bushes near a tree that had fallen. I quickly made a make-shit bed between the two, it would be very difficult to spot from all directions. I had made absolute sure the ground and leaves I lay under looked undisturbed. Like it had fallen and arranged itself perfectly. My back against the cool ground had me shivering but I needed to centered myself to save what energy I could, I did my best to trap in what little heat I could when darkness took me for a ride. My sleep was blissful, like hadn't slept for a century..
Srcchhh “Hold on, deer tracks on the north side, over”.
The sound of radios jolted me awake, my heart sped up, beating in my ears.. I started to panic.. fuck. I lock up my muscles and inhale slowly. Staying as still and quiet as I could.
Srcchhh “Definite deer tracks, over”. A woman’s voice called into the radio.. she slightly sounded familiar.. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. The movement stopped suddenly..
I felt someone brush some leaves beside me. "Aiyana, Don't freak out.. it's me 'Dixie'. Keep very still and very quiet." Her voice was barely above a whisper. DIXIE? what..before I process the information another pair of foot prints approached her quickly "They moved on. If we're going to do this? we need to this now and quickly" A gruff voice said whispering. "But it's only the two of us, where is Lila?" Dixie replied quickly. "Coming with transport, she'll meet us where the woods meet the north-west road, that's the quickest way out of here". He stated. "Okay, okay" Dixie replied breathing slowly.
Wait what? I had no clue what was going on but I needed to put as much distance as I could between myself and everybody else.
I was roughly lifted from under the debris by big gruff dude. He lifted me with ease, his muscles were on show under his tight black shirt, his hair was red, his skin was slightly darker than Dixie but he had the same sky blue eyes, his square face was perfectly chiselled and he had a perfectly groomed beard. They were definitely related, twins? maybe.