Hot, Rushing

Heart pounding. Beating wildly.

Adrenaline.

Blood. Hot, rushing.

Feet slap the ground. Thump. Thump. Snap. A twig. Thump.

Eyes see trees. Bushes. The fence line.

Freedom.

Breathing even. Controlled.

On alert.

Training kicks in.

Quiet.

More steps. Fence grows closer.

Closer.

A guard.

Pace drops. Slows. Comes to a halt.

Caution kicks in.

Cat-like. Feet like feathers on the hard ground.

Dead leaves. Twigs. No noise.

Forwards.

A roundhouse kick. A groan.

Punches.

Gunfire splits the trees.

Deafening. Useless.

Neck crunches.

Blood. Hot, rushing.

One leap over the fence.

On the other side.

Adrenaline.

Escape.

Freedom.

Heart pounding. Beating wildly.

fin.