After the school day had ended, I regretfully made my way to the men's restroom.
Marching wasn't fun anymore without her around, considering the fact she was my best friend. As I always do, I felt that paranoia that seemed to never leave. I entered the restroom and approached the first stall; I assumed it was empty because Mitchell never used the first one. I opened the door to a very, very gruesome sight. Mitchell was dead.
He had one arm tied to each side of the stall, his body mutilated beyond human comprehension. He was gutted; his intestines spilling onto the tile floor, his heart stabbed to the toilet handle, and on the back wall-written in his own blood was a familiar comment:. Shock and adrenaline coursed through my veins, assisting me in my short run back to the band room. Upon arrival, I received some strange looks from my fellow band mates.
Our director made his way to my side to aid in calming me down. My eyes burned with tears, my stomach twisting as I vomited into the floor.
The director stepped back and kept pressing me to say what was wrong. It took only a few moments before I regained a rather shaky, weak voice. Some of the others scoffed at my statement. The older guys headed off to the restroom, believing what I said was nothing more than a joke. I knew they had to have seen it when I heard them scream in shock.
They all hastily returned with faces that could have been so pale that a ghost would be ashamed. My eyes lowered as I began questioning who would be next A few weeks had passed and now I'm being forcibly made to stay behind to watch one of the rooms.
The hall surrounding me was darkened, barely any light seemed to seep through the many windows that were throughout the hall's length. The rules are simple here: obedience or death. Anyone caught trying to escape is executed. But former Peacefighter, Ingo, is prepared to risk everything for freedom.
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A Weatherly was born in Arkansas, and moved to the UK in She lives in Hampshire. Weatherly on writing Angel, the first in the trilogy: I've known Alex for a long time. He first came to me as a character almost twenty years ago, when he was a thief in a fantasy setting — an expert with knives rather than guns.
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