She tore through the forest at breakneck speed. The trees loomed
over her like disapproving judges at a high court. Their long
thin branches caught on her clothes and tore at her skin, leaving
bloody trails on the pale surface.
Her breath came in short, fast gasps. Her heart pounded painfully
against her rib cage and her lungs were burning in her chest.
Tears streamed down her cheeks, blurring her eyesight for a
second before she reached up and rubbed at her eyes, everything
becoming clear in seconds. She could hear them shouting behind
her and looking over her shoulder she caught sight of bobbing
white dots; the tell tale signs of flashlights.
Suddenly she slipped and fell, landing heavily on the ground.
Panting heavily, she scrambled down a ditch and pressed herself
up against the grassy bank. Her hands clamped her mouth and she
held her breath. Her sharp hearing caught the sound of heavy
boots crunching on leaves, and the clanging of chains. She didn't
need super senses to hear the whining and barking of dogs.
"This way, she's over here!"
A sob tore through her throat, and she was running again. Always
Soon enough she burst out into a clearing. But a clearing in most
fairy tales is a wide open grassy area, usually filled with light
and a few singing Bambi's. This was just a dark stretch of grass
between the forest and a tall chain link fence. Then again, this
is no fairy tale.
The girl practically hurled herself at the fence. She tried
desperately to grip onto the fence but it was no use, her fingers
had gone numb with the cold and she fell back to the ground. With
the only other option of getting caught, she dug her fingers into
the soft dirt at the bottom of the fence. She made quick work of
it and luckily for her the fence didn't go down too deep. She
wormed her way underneath the fence. The dirt muffled her
hysterical sobs as it slipped into her mouth and she recoiled
from the earthy taste of it. Her breath hitched as the hood on
her jumper caught on the fence and she pulled on it frantically
until it snapped and she crawled out onto the other side.
She was out. After all this time and she was finally out.
In the midst of her amazement the girl didn't hear the sound of
footsteps behind her, or the panting of a man. It was only when
she felt a bright light shining on the back of her head did she
spin round and stare fearfully up at the smirking man. He opened
his mouth to say something, but she turned and bolted into the
The man narrowed his eyes. He glanced at the road sign.
Illuminated in the light of the torch one word stood out clearly;
"We lost her." Nathan panted.
A tall, slim woman turned to face him. She was stunningly
beautiful, with a curtain of shimmering purple hair falling to
her waist and light green eyes, Nathan had to avert his eyes for
fear of falling desperately in love with her.
Lady Indigo studied the breathless man before her. His normally
neat black hair was messy and wet from the sudden downpour. He
was covered in mud and his clothes were ripped. She didn't doubt
he was telling the truth, the girl could be very difficult when
she wanted to be.
"Tell me Nathan, how exactly did you…lose her?" She purred, her
voice silky smooth and seductive.
"She escaped under the fence, but she's heading to London, we'll
get her there." Nathan glanced uncertainly at her. She was
"Yes, yes you will."
Nathan nodded, he turned to go but her voice stopped him.
"And Nathan. Don't hurt the poor child. She will be frightened
and lost. We wouldn't want to…startle her."
-I know it;s only short, but the chapters will get longer =)