|Unwind: Bri's Story
Author: LovableDork 8P PM
My name is Bri. My story, how i became an unwind, is finally coming out. This is how i fight...this is what i face to stay alive...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Risa W. & Connor L. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,556 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 07-19-12 - Published: 05-08-12 - id: 8097753
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I do not, nor will I ever have the pleasure of owning "Unwind" ._. It's sad but true. Ok ^-^ not much else to say…oh wait! ^-^ SingWithAPassion? Thank you so much for my first review on this story ^-^ I honestly didn't think I'd get one that quickly on a FanFic. ^-^ To your request I will make multiple chapters. Let's see where our little heroine's (no not the drug. That's heroin) journey takes her. Ok you may continue on. :3 Shusterman! ^-^
Chapter 2- On my Own I Guess
So this is what it's like…to feel absolutely betrayed…and by your own mother. Well maybe she wasn't calling to have me unwound. Maybe it was all just a big misunderstanding.
'Yeah and maybe I can breathe underwater…' I thought sarcastically. As much as I'd like to believe all that misunderstanding crap is true, I just knew it wasn't.
Fairy tales are the perfect lives, the ones kept in little kid story book, and they're meant to stay there I guess. Not meant for a person like me.
I thought about where I should go once I was a few good miles away from the dead end place I use to call home. I thought about calling my dad, but I knew the cops wouldn't mind taking him out to get to me.
I thought about my best friend Erin, but there was no way I could bring her into this…but I got an idea. I walked to the field where I first met her and I sat down. I pulled my notebook and began writing a letter to her. How she was always there for me, how I felt practically related to her, and how I could only trust her.
Then I got into the more serious stuff…about how my mother wanted to have me unwound. I wanted her to take my cat Neko, and for the love of god never let my mother touch her. I recounted the good memories we had and told her to never come and find me. I wanted her to also tell my other best friend, Marcus, that I'd miss him and to tell my boyfriend, Joshua, that I loved him.
I just knew she'd rolled her eyes at that one…seeing as she hates his guts. She never trusted him after Joshua cheated on me. It's embarrassing. I'd rather not talk about it, but the point is we're back together…or were I guess.
'God this is hard…' I thought wiping the tears from my eyes. 'can't cry…have to finish' by the time I finished I had written about four and a half pages…five if you count the tear drenched one. I carefully snuck over to Erin's house and I did our signature dog call…pretty much like a bird call but with barking. Soon I saw Erin and she came down almost immediately.
"Bri? What on Earth are you doing he-"I cut her off by handing her the letter. I could tell by the look of confusion and slight fear in her eyes that my face told the whole story. "E-Erin I need you to read this" Her eyes filled with sadness but she nodded. "It's your mom isn't it?" she whispered and I answered with a slight nod. She nodded and started to tear open the letter.
"No!" I said putting my hand on the letter to stop her. "Not now. Tonight when you go to the library with Marcus" She nodded and held her hand out...
…Our handshake….I had done it since seventh grade. It was basically muscle memory. First grab Erin's hand firmly…high five with the other over the clasped hands then under…switch places letting go for a second facing each other…rejoin hands then pull in for a hug.
Is this the last time I'll get to do this with her? Is this the last good memory I can hold onto? Is this the last time I'd ever get to see one of my two best friends? I couldn't answer any of those questions as I pulled away tearing up. I nodded to her and I ran out as fast as I could…just one more stop…
I had originally planned to run to Joshua's house as fast as I could…but my feet led me to Marcus's. I couldn't tell you exactly why, but it felt like I was the toddler that got lost from her mother, and Joshua was the creepy old man with the unmarked van that has promises of candy.
I didn't have to knock on his door…I knew instantly where Marcus was, so I took a detour and cut across one yard to reach his fence. "Marcus!" I half whispered, half yelled over the tall fence. Marcus's parents never really liked me…probably because of how unladylike I was, and that's why they built the tall fence, but hell! Marcus was my best friend and they could just get over it.
Very quickly after I yelled his name, Marcus had run to the fence door opening it, smiling. God I just loved everything about this boy. He had brown hair like mine but it was usually was messy like today. His blue eyes dazzled brightly which my plain hazel ones failed in comparison. He was hilarious, coming up with the craziest plans, but sweet when I'm upset…like now.
He was over in an instant and wrapped me in a hug smiling. "Bri! Hey!" he said in his usual happy tone. I hugged back pushing my face into his chest. 'No don't cry…I have to do this…'
I pulled back looking up at him my eyes red. He looked down at me frowning in concern touching my cheek softly. "Bri…what's wrong? Are you hurt? Is it Joshua?" I saw his eyes flair up with anger and I shook my head instantly diminishing the thought.
"N-no I-it's just…" I couldn't help it, the first of the tears started to squeeze out. He gently wiped them away. "Bri…please don't cry. It's your mom isn't it? Don't worry, you can stay here if you need to or Erin's house even" I shook my head.
"I have to go…" I whispered. He frowned and looked at his watch. "Now? You just got here and it's only 2:30!" I cut him off. "No Marcus, I mean leave here…town…the state…" I looked up at him as tears spilled down my cheeks.
I don't know why I was telling him this, I had saved it all in my letter, but he looked down hurt and he put his hands on the back of my neck gently forcing me to look up at him.
"Bri, w-what are you talking about?" I took a deep breath and I started explaining the whole thing. "D-did you hear the announcement on the radio about being unwound" He shakes his head.
"No I saw it on TV, it's terrible! But why-?" He stops short and looks down at me with his blue eyes piercing me with a mixture of fear, hurt, protection, and…something else…
I gulped and nodded. "I-I have to go Marcus…" I said and he softly touched my cheek. "I'm coming with you" he said but I shook my head.
"N-no Marcus you have to stay here. Think about your brothers, your dad, your stepmom." He sneered at the thought of his stepmom which me and him and decided to call the Wicked Witch of Georgia.
He looked down at me painfully. "Bri I can't just let you leave…I-I'll never see you again…" I shook my head. "No of course you will, when I'm eighteen" I explained.
"But your fifteen now! That's three years, and as soon as you come back they'll throw you in jail!" He said looking determined. I looked up at him and cleared my voice stepping away from him. "No you can't come…I'm sorry Marcus…I-I love you…" I blushed and looked at him and he looked back wide eyed. "I love you too…" he said with a ton of pain in his voice…
I kissed him…or he kissed me…I can't remember but it was over in a second. I blushed running from his house. I saw him touching his lips and I saw a tear slip down his face.
I touched my own lips while I ran and cursed at myself. 'God dammit why'd I do that! I-it was stupid!' I was so confused but I just kept running, and wasn't focusing on anything until I ran into somebody.
"O-oh I'm sorry" I said quickly and pulled away but the person roughly grabbed my shoulders. It was Joshua. His face broke out into a sickening smile when he saw me. "Hey Bri!" I realized I was in his front yard. 'Dammit I don't want to deal with him right now…'
Isn't it just terrible? He's my boyfriend, but right now I'd honestly rather be anywhere else. He was mowing his lawn and had the radio playing to 'Face Down' by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and I snorted at the irony. I swear they were singing it straight to Joshua…
I shook my head, and turned to leave. "I can't talk now Josh, I have to go…" He'll find out eventually…he'll be extremely pissed when he does, but he'll get over it. I started to walk away but he grabbed my arm a little too tightly and I flinched.
"Where are you going, Bri? Come on lets hang-"He was interrupted by an announcement on the radio.
"ATTENTION! We are looking for two runaway unwounds, named Bri Aldridge and Olive Johnson. Both are considered to be extremely dangerous and possibly armed. DO NOT approach them if you see them just call our hotline"
Olivia Johnson? Her name sounded familiar… and armed? Dangerous? Where did they get this stuff? Either way it was enough for Joshua to push me away.
"Y-you…g-get away from me!" Joshua yelled as I stumbled away from him. I looked at him hurt, thinking of the way Marcus treated me when he found out, how he volunteered to come along. I only had time for him to look for maybe another second before he took out a cell phone….That's when I took off running.
It felt like hours of running, and my tears kept blurring my vision. I honestly had no idea where I was going, but I needed to get out of here. I heard sirens in the distant. 'Oh no…' I forced my legs to run faster, until they were practically burning. I saw the cars pull up behind me and I saw guns…long ones not like pistols. I ran into the woods with two cops following behind me. "Stop! Thief!" one cop yelled. 'Thief? Thief! What on earth could I…?'
"oh…" I murmured. It hit me…I was stealing my body…when my mom ordered me as an unwind I was the governments property now, not my own. Damn…if I couldn't own my own self what else did I have to live for? So I kept running and I felt tears slip down my face from the pain. I heard a gunshot and I yelped when I felt something pierce my leg. I looked down and saw it was a dart. 'God dammit! What the hell! Why are they shooting-?'
Suddenly I felt a wave of drowsiness. "W-what…?" I murmured, but my lips felt glued together. I felt myself start to stumble, and when I tripped over a rock, I knew it was over…
Dang…caught on my first day… I felt myself rolling fast and I crashed into some bushes. My body felt too numb to move so I just laid there feeling utterly defeated. I felt hands scoop under my armpits and tug me, and I thought 'this is it…no, it can't be over already!'
I tried to squirm but something was off…they were from inside the bushes and they tugged me deep into the concealment of the forest. "Hush! We're here to help you!" I heard someone hiss, but I kept struggling with all my might.
I didn't know what was going on so I threw my numb arms around desperately trying to hit something. "Pin her down! She'll give us away!" someone hissed. I felt hands push me calmly back down, and I got a blurry glimpse of the person. It was Olivia Johnson from my science class. 'Oh that's where I've seen her from...' I thought tiredly. Her face was the last thing I remember before passing out.
Me: finally got this chapter done! :3
*Erin and Marcus on a desperate search for Bri*
Erin: Lovable! Where's Bri?
Me: *Pouts* if I told you, then there'd be no story!
Marcus: *shakes me by my shoulders* don't play with my woman!
Me: ._. Connor? Risa? Can y'all pleeeeease get Marcus off me?
C and R: *is behind Marcus*
Marcus: O.O *lets me go*
Me: *innocent smile and hugs Connor and Risa* thank yoooou ^-^ ok guys, please review. It took me some time to write this ^-^