Things Get Worse Over Time
We ran through the tall grass, silently. Whenever we thought we made too much noise or movement, we would stop and look back and then wait. Once we knew it was safe to get up and go, we would run more.
Because i am in the back, Atrayu always told me that if i was ever to be in the back i was the one to make sure no one was following us. With that said, I would look back every time i would feel like someone was watching us. Which happened quit a lot.
As we run, we crouched pushing back any rough patches of grasses there was.
I would take glances at Everrett every chance i could get. He was the leader in this, and we was good at being one. It seemed like he knew what he was doing.
We stopped to take a breath, we sat on a fallen tree trunk. Atrayu was crouches over, hands on his knees, i was standing on the tree trunk trying to see over the grass, but only enough to where i wouldn't get seen by the guards.
The thought of my family comes into my mind, i wonder if they would be worried about me if they were still alive. They knew of the secrets me and Atrayu possessed but, they never knew about Atrayu still having his memories, or the fact that he teaches me to fight. All they knew was that we would go outside of the gates, they never disapproved of it, they insisted, actually, they wanted us to get the fresh air. To explore, bring them back new flowers or plants. Explain about the the animals travels. My younger brother, Alexander, would always love to hear about what i did that day. I would stretch the truth only because it would make it more fascinating for him. His bright smile would appear on his face every time i got home. That was the only main thing i would ever come home. I would always say that he was my son, we were so close to each other, and i always played with him as if he was my son, that i would always get rude stares from the older Patrons. But I never cared.
I get down slowly from the trunk and sit down, i place me hands on my face. Atrayu scoots over and pats and rubs my back with sympathy. I turn my head at him, giving him a weak smile.
Everrett stands over us, looking down with a curious look. "Why do the both of you look sad?" he asks.
I look up at him, his green eyes have curiosity in them. I remove my gaze from his, and look at my cousin, as if asking for permission to tell him. The same look he gets when he is uncomfortable appears on his face, and that means no.
"It is nothing, I say we should start moving again, we need to be back as the lights turn off, or the Superior will be asking questions." I say standing up. Atrayu nods in agreement.
In a swift movement we are up and running again. We run through the foliage, we push past everything can, and jump over the fallen trees. We finally make it to the rim of the huge oak trees, i smile looking up. It is a lot darker over here, as i look behind me, Central Point is lighten up, it may look pretty, but it really isn't on the inside of those gates.
We follow Everrett, I watch as he walks, as he leads the group. Many questions run through my mind about him. I want to ask him, but it would be considered rude if I was to.
Because of how dark it is in the woods we don't need to run anymore, we walk catching our breath. We follow Everrett who then turns to the right, he removes a huge Elephant Ear plant, reveling a small keypad, like the ones we have all around our Territories in order to get in and out of places. He looks back at me and Atrayu who are staring with our mouths open, in astonishment. He smiles lightly, giving me a look saying "to look away it is confidential" I look away, looking at Atrayu who removes his gaze and turns around staring at the scenery. I listen to the keypad beep with noises of the keys being pressed, A bird somewhere in the trees chirp along with the beeps. A loud noise is present, i turn around back at Everrett, who is standing to the side, looking at me with a smile on his face. I follow the noise, and i find myself looking a boulder getting moved showing a passage way filled with light bulbs on the wall. Atrayu is still lost in his thoughts looking back at Central Point. I touch his shoulder, and he turns around. "Lets go, we have some things we need to find out." I say smiling at him. He smiles then looks at the passage way in amazement.
We walk towards the passage way,
"Watch your step," Everrett says placing a hand on my elbow. I look back up at him and then at his hand. "Oh, I am sorry, I don't mean to touch you in any disrespectful way." He says to me.
It never bugged me, and sure didn't bug me when he touched me.
"It is fine, no harm done. It never bugged me anyways" i say with a smile. He smiles back at me. we walk down the lightly lifte hall way, it is a short tunnel, but it is very steep.
"It leads under ground," Everrett says as he takes the lead. "The first 'Roamers', as you call them, built this and our town. They needed a place to survive but stay hidden. So they built this, and after it was complete, they would go on searches for weeks to find other Roamers to see if they needed a place to live. Once they found some, they were given jobs, they were to build there own shelters, but they each were given jobs, either to find food, bring supplies, or go on searches." We walk down, as i listen carefully to what he says. "I was found when i was really young, about eight years or so." he says this and looks at me, then quickly looks away. "The person who i call my big brother found me & brought me here." He says point to two brown clothes hanging from the top of the cave, He split the two curtains in half. I look at him, Atrayu, then him again. "Well go ahead, they will be more than happy to welcome you both" he says.
I walk in first, ducking my head from the curtains, I look up, seeing things i never once have seen. Everything was beautiful and free looking. But it was all so familiar, like i have seen once, only in a dream.
<3 sorrryyy i have been busy with school but how is i coming along? Tell me what you think.!