Author's Note: It's been almost a year or maybe more since I haven't updated, I'm really sorry, but for you guys, here:

Chapter 4: Running and hiding.

Karis POV:

I just want to hide away,

scrunch up in a ball and die,

I just don't know what to say,

and I don't want to lie.

It'd only been a day since Renza and I had run away together and I was already missing home. I also missed my parents to an extent, dad being a fusspot and mum being a worry waddle. At first I'd thought the idea was ingenious, but know I look at it, I think it's bland. Renza and I had an argument last night, it was pretty stupid. We argued about who's parents were worse.

'If you're going to be this competitive than why don't you just go home to your annoying,stupid mum and dad! God, you're almost as bad as they are!' he yelled at me. This hurt more than all of his other insults. I hated being accused of being something I wasn't, I hated judgmental people most of all. My eyes welled up with tears and he realized his mistake.

'I-I'm sorry Kari! I don't know what came over me!' he apologized, but I was already walking away. He grabbed my arm, but I shook it off.

Renza followed me deep into the forest until I finally gave in.

'You know I hate judgmental people.' is all I said.

'I know but please, please forgive me! Besides, we'll never survive out here in the wild if we split up!" he reasoned. I stopped walking. I supposed he had a point. So I 'forgave' him and went to sleep.

That brings us to the present, I never really forgave him, I only pretended to forgive him for survival. It wasn't like me to lie though, I'd always told the truth. I barely slept last night, I was too busy hating myself for lying.

When I woke up this morning, Renza was nowhere to be found. Worried and scared, I looked around our makeshift camp for any signs of him…none. Sleeping bags, backpacks, food supplies, water supplies..all gone.

"Renza?" I called out, receiving no reply, just the sound of leaves rustling behind me. Jerking my head back to where the sound came from, I slowly sat up, hoping that a brief breeze had swept up the leaves and created the noise I'd heard.

Suddenly I heard what sounded like a muffled scream from a few meters away. Jumping to my feet, I grabbed my hoverboard and raced to where the sound had come from. Shaking with fear, I called out again,

"Renza?" the only difference being that this time, I did receive a reply.

Author's Note:

Yes, I know it's short again, and I know it's been a long time and my writing skills have probably gone down, but I felt bad leaving you guys at a cliffhanger, so I gave you a new one :P. Until soon.

xxx

Charlie