Bonus chapter #2
I ran as fast as I could. My heart was beating so fast that I felt like it would explode out of my chest. My whole body was sweating despite the freezing temperature. I heard a loud roaring sound coming from the sky and realized it was already raining.
A few droplets of rain touched my face and in the blink of an eye I was fully soaking wet from the rain. But that did not stop me from running...
The white knee-high dress I was wearing was covered in mud and dirt from all the times I had tripped down on the ground. I did not know where I was going..... I just knew that I had to run!
I did not know where I was. I stopped running and looked around me. I could see a place surrounded by dark walls and a metal gate. It looked empty. It was 1 am in the morning, obviously it’d be empty.
There were no houses anywhere near this place, there were only little street lamps. I gulped and clutched my dress tightly. I slowly made my way near the gate and opened it. There was a small park inside. I was surprised to see that the gate was open at this hour of the night. It was so dark I could barely see a thing. I didn’t even bring my phone or any flashlights with me.
I slowly stepped forward; my heart was pounding in my chest. I was scared. No, I was terrified. The whole thing was scaring me to death.
‘I finally ran away from him...’ I muttered to myself. I finally did it...!
But I knew he would be looking for me. I prayed to God that I would not get caught...I did not want to return to that hell again...
I noticed an empty bench near where I was standing. I sat on it. My throat was dry and my bare feet were in pain from all the pounding they had received from the ground. I brought my hands to my feet and touched it. I hissed in pain noticing that they were bleeding already. I was sure it was some rock that had cut my feet.
My cheeks warmed up and my eyes were filled with tears.
“How would I run now?” my heart filled up with helplessness with this despairing thought.
I tried to stand up but failed miserably, I sat back on the bench, too tired and hurt to stand up. But I knew I couldn’t stay here for long. I knew that if I did, he would find me and drag me back to his hell. But for now, I had to find shelter from the rain beating down on my body.
I tried looking around the park to see if there is any shed that I could stay in for the night. I could not see anything in the dark. In the darkness, I could see a stick and I immediately thought I could bear the pain that my feet were in if I use the stick. The night was getting breezy and I began shivering from the cold. I had to find shelter quickly.
I wrapped my hands around myself and rubbed my palm on my arms. Then I suddenly felt someone touch my shoulder.....I froze in my seat and gasped.
Their hand was cold and rough.... it was a similar touch that I could recognize...
I gulped and looked behind and I wanted nothing but to just cry my heart out.... when I saw who was standing there.
“Hello kitten. Missed me?”
All this terror was too much for me to comprehend. I felt my heart drop like it never had before. The gulp in my throat was so intense that I could not even breath and after a few moments of trembling in horror, I started to feel dizzy and passed out.