Dreaming of Zion

My name is Echo, and I think I'm going insane. I don't want to feel this way ever again. I can't take it anymore. The dreams won't stop. Dreams of a city, somewhere underground. I know it's called Zion. I know how I have to get there. If I don't I know I will go insane. Is that what happened to Michael, a.k.a. Kid when he jumped of the roof of our school? I haven't seen him since he committed suicide. That can mean only 2 things. One, that he's dead, or two, that he somehow escaped the Matrix. If he did escape, I don't know how. Neo told me once you can only escape by taking the red pill. He also told me if you're killed in the Matrix, you die here, like Kid. Maybe that will work with me. I've been to Kid's funeral, but I don't think he's dead. I think he's free. I saw Neo afterwards, but he didn't tell me anything, but then again I didn't ask. I wish I could talk to Kid and ask him how. I don't know why I want to talk to him suddenly. It's not like we were the best of friends. I would talk to him at school, but nothing beyond saying "Hi." We didn't even have any of the same classes together. He was only 16. I'm 17 and everyone calls me Sierra. I hate that name. There's nothing I can do about that until I free my mind. I think I know how, but I'm afraid to do it. I have to do something, though. If I don't I know I will kill myself. At this point, anything is better than being here, and who knows maybe shooting myself in the head will wake me up.

I have to go. If I don't I'll be late for school. I don't see the point in going, considering I'm failing, and that Kid's not there, but I don't have a choice. After school, I have to get what I need to free myself. If all goes well, I'll wake up. If it doesn't I'll die. But the truth is, I'd rather die than live this way. Wish me luck, Kid.