Chapter 7:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

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I woke up on the floor of the isolation cell. I had a pounding headache and my mouth was dry. It’s like how my adult friends described ‘hangovers’ except last night didn’t include endless shots and club music. I heard the echo of shoes walking down the hallway towards my cell. It was Officer O’Brian.

“Good morning, Cordi.” She said as she stood in front of my door.

“Hello. Today’s the day isn’t it?”

“Yes.”

“Then why are you here? Shouldn’t you be at the Rec Room saying goodbye to him?”

“I should be, but then I realized where I want to be.”

“What does that mean?” I asked her. She shook her head and started to unlock my door.

“It means that I know that prison isn’t the place for a 16 year old girl,” She came into my cell and sat down across from me, “On my way home to my apartment last night I stopped at my small storage unit and grabbed a box full of old memories. When I got home, I opened the box and inside were my old high school yearbooks and photo albums. That was when I realized that everyone deserves to live a happy life and have things to look back at and remember how wonderful it all really was. It made me sad that you would never have to chance to experience all these things, so, instead of me listening to my boss, I’m going to do what I believe is the right thing.”

She stood up and held out her hand for me to take. With her help, I joined her standing and she said smiling, “Go. I won’t stop you.” I wanted to walk towards the door but my feet wouldn’t budge. Instead, I grabbed her and held her and didn’t let go. I felt her body tense up, but when she realized that this wasn’t an act of a threat, but instead an act kindness, she hugged me back. I pulled away and grabbed her shoulders. “I need you to do me one quick favor before I leave though.”

“Geez I just let you out, what else do you need?” She said laughing.

“When I leave, count to 10 and once you reach 10, press the red emergency button. Tell Colton that I escaped when you tried to feed me and I stole you ID card to get through the doors.”

“No, Cordi, I can’t do that.”

“Yes you can. I don’t need you to lose your job because of me.”

“Thank you.”

As soon as those words left her mouth, I took off. I ran down the hallway and quickly scanned the ID card to open the door. I was halfway down that hallway when the siren went off that signaled that a prisoner had escaped.

 

**Tony’s POV**

I was in the middle of being told about all the different boys to choose from when the siren went off that signified that a prisoner had escaped. All the guards froze in their spots waiting for Detective Colton to tell them what to do.

“DAMMIT!” I heard a male yell to my right. I looked over and saw that it was Colton. He called all the officers over to him. They all took off through the main door of the Rec Room. The Detective walked over to me. “Your friend has escaped.”

“Harvey? Well son-of-a-bitch.”

“No, not ‘Harvey’”. Montgomery. She wanted to be a part of this little soirée we have going on here. I knew she pull a stunt like this. I never should’ve let the new officer watch her.”

“What’s wrong with that? She’s a kid too, right? She should have as much of a shot as any of these kids that are coming in here.”

“No, you don’t understand, Larain. She’s not a normal teenager. She’s a murderer. Yes, I know what you’re going to say. That so are some of these kids. But she…she’s different. She acts so nice and acts like she did nothing wrong. But that’s the problem. She’s still bad, Larain. She what she just did? She ESCAPED. ESCAPED ISOLATION.”

“Whatever. If she makes it here without a cop dragging her in here by her hair, I’m taking her with me and there is nothing you can do to stop me.”

“You’ve got a deal. Good luck with that.”

 

**Cordi’s POV**

Two guards appeared at the end of the hallway I was currently sprinting down. I quickly turned down a hallway to my left. The cafeteria was approaching. I screamed as I heard a door bang open and a cop run towards me. I slid into the cafeteria and jumped on top of one of the long tables. Fellow prisoners yelled profanities at me and I accidently knocked their breakfasts off the table. “I’m sorry!” I yelled as I jumped off the end and flew out the door.

Across the hall from the cafeteria was the Rec Room, thank God. I opened the door right as a cop grabbed me by the back of my shirt. I turned around to face him, and as my force opened the door, I grabbed his arm and quickly twisted it and gave him an Indian burn. He let go of me and the door fully opened behind me, making me fall to the ground. I laid there for a second to let myself catch the breath that was just knocked out of me. I heard a slow clapping. I felt my arms get grabbed and then I was lifted up from off the ground. I blew the hair out of my face and saw Tony smiling at me from the table that he was handcuffed to. Colton turned around and looked at Tony and then back at me.

“I’m a man of my word. I always keep my bets and promises. Congratulations, Larain. You win this round.” Colton said to Tony. “Cordi?”

“Yes, dick?” He chuckled at my comment. I smirked back.

“Pack your bags. You’re going to Brooklyn.”


Submitted: June 21, 2015

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