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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: April 12, 2017

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Head throbbing, heart aching, tears streaming. She knew that if she were to save those she cared about she would have to leave. She packed her things vigorously, sloppily pulled on her shoes, pulled on her dad’s old, light brown jacket, and wrote a note the best she could as fast as she could. The words that fell on the page read…

 

Dear friends and family,

I have to leave on a very important business. I will be back as soon as I can. I want you all to know that I will be perfectly fine and have everything I need. I will continue to write as often as I can.

Johnny, my dear older by one minute brother, watch over the family for me while I am away. Lily, my dear little sister, watch over Johnny and help mother around the house. Mom I will be back before the holiday. I wish that I could just stay, but this needs to be taken care of. I will send a letter to give you my location. Take care of the family and send me a letter whenever you miss me or need anything. I will write back to when I can. I love you so much. Stay safe.

           Hugs and Kisses

           Lucy

 

She placed the note hastily on the kitchen table and ran swiftly out the door making not a sound. She ran to the gate catching her jacket on the one nail that always sticks out. She removes her jacket from the rusty old nail and says her last goodbye to the home and people she so dearly loved. She started down the long twisting road singing the lullaby her mother sang to her when she was little. Tears welded up in her eyes again, slowly declining, making moist strands appear. She wiped them away along with her sorrow and headed down the long dark road humming the tune once more.

Lucy, after walking 6 miles with aching feet, sat under a shady oak tree. She laid back and looked at the leaves with their colors. She could not help but think about those she left behind. She felt happy, but at the same time she was in agony. She knew that by doing this her loved ones would be safe.

She rested her grieving body for a while still it stopped moaning. Lucy, after her 20 minute break, wearily raised herself and started down again. She walked another eight miles before reaching town.

While waiting for a bus she messed with the hole the rusty nail had left in it. The little scar in the jacket left a reminder. A reminder of home, of the clean air, the musty barn. She took off the jacket as the bus arrived. She boarded the bus and waited for her stop during the chronically painful ride. The bus reeked of manure and sweet, people crowded the bus leaving no more room. Not even for a baby. Lucy could not wait to get off the bus of horror when the stench reached past her nose.

She deported off the bus with glee and happiness. For that one moment all her fears and tears melted away until she was hit in the head with reality. She remembered where she was going and why. She glumly left the stop and headed to the Capitols building. She had never been there before, smelled such grimy air, seen such life. She saw people with feathery hats and overly sized dresses and suits. She could not help but grieve for the animals and half laugh at the people. Her energy was drained and all sorrows seeped back into her heart . The smoke consumed all fresh air and swamped her lungs until she could hardly breathe. The water everywhere was filthy. She wondered how such elegant people could afford to live in such a horrible state. Then as Lucy turned a couple corners she saw huge, towering houses with green grass and water oh so clean. The air hear though was still a little soupy but not as bad as the town before me.

She walked down the street finding old oak trees with golden colored leaves. She found other odd looking plants with multiple colors. All of the colors clashed making the world colorful and full of life. She could not believe her eyes that such trees grew in such a place as this. It reminded her of home. Oh how she longed to be back at home with her family. She realized how much she loved them truly. Lucy pushed those thoughts into a cage in her heart, held her head higher and pursued on her journey. She did not stop until she reached the biggest house. It was gray and white and any other color on there was overcome by the slow decay of the wood. The windows were largely magnificent and extremely clean. The house looked to be three stories high.

Anxious and giddy with fear she approached the giant, light brown door. Opening with just a touch of the doorbell, fear and a strange musty smell overtook Lucy’s senses. She peers around the door wondering what to do now. With much though she stepped in the house and the door shuts almost striking Lucy off her feet.

Welcome. Welcome. Welcome!” a deep voice said with growing tension. Lucy looked around. She saw nothing. Nothing at all. The lights shut off. The windows close. Lucy falls to the ground and darkness swallows her whole.

 


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