The Freak Show

The story is about a man that is abducted one night after work. He is supposed to be part of a show where unspeakable things happen. Throughout the story he is thriving to survive and finally get rid of his abductor. Can he make it out of this alive?

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4. The Exit

I stood there silently. Shocked at what I had just done. Only when Isaac tapped me on the shoulder did I come to my senses again. I started to walk towards the exit. I could not walk straight. I was too shaken up. Finally, with the help of Isaac, I made it to the exit. Once I got to the trap door leading out of the tunnel I brought my fist up to the door and I knocked  three times, then six times, then finally I knocked 9 times. Leaving a pause between each number of knocks so that the people on the other side of the door will be able to tell how many times I knocked.  I had to knock really hard because I wanted to make sure that they could here it at all. So my knuckles were already aching when I was done.

    We waited for about twenty seconds but we did not here the response so I started to panic.

    “Why are they not responding. Do you think that there could be an ambush?  Maybe this was a trap all the way from the beginning.” I was truly panicking. I started pacing back and forth, back and forth. Then, right when I was starting to completely lose hope, I heard  someone knock two times.  There was a pause for about ten seconds. Then, came the four knocks.  Then ten seconds later there came the six knocks.

    “Relieved, I sighed and walked up to the door and went to go open the door, when Isaac grabbed my arm and gave me a look that told me, do not touch the door. I put my hands back to my sides. So I took a step back and waited. Then I started to here all kinds of sounds coming from the other side of the door.  I then noticed that it was the sound of many locks being undone. Clink Clank, Clink Clank.  Then finally after a long series of clinking and clanking the door was finally opened revealing a very old looking warehouse that was obviously used as a kind of shelter.

    The place was massive, with lots of platforms above.  There was ladders everywhere leading to higher parts of the warehouse. Then, I heard a very annoyed grunt coming from behind me, and I notice that it was Isaac who was waiting for me to get out of the tunnel so that he could get out also. So I climbed stepped out of the tunnel and looked behind me.  The tunnel was actually built inside of a book case.  There was a pile of books on the floor from when they had to take them off of the book shelve to open the door. So that’s what was taking so long. One thing that I could not help myself from noticing is the amount of locks on the door.  There must have been at least twenty locks on that door.

    Isaac then walked out of the tunnel, and helped the guards lock the door back up.  Once they got that all locked up I helped them put all of the books back up. It was just amazing how creative this entrance was.

    Once we finished with all of that, I turned towards Isaac.

    “What do we do now Isaac? I have made it past the camera’s and we made it through the tunnel even though I had to kill some homicidal maniac during the process. Please tell me that this stupid nightmare is finally over.” I said to him, almost sounding like a baby whining.

    “I know that you are very impatient because of all of the stuff that you have been through, but you are going to have to cut us some slack we are already risking our lives as it is. I want this all to be over as much as you do.” Isaac said to me sounding a little impatient himself. Then a man with a gun in his hand came over to Isaac and whispered something in his ear.  “I have to get back to the mansion before Aaron finds out that I left. Good luck Jake and try and stay out of trouble.” With this, Isaac turned and left.

    I felt a person’s hand touch my shoulder and I jumped. That must have amused the person because I could here the person giggling. I could tell that it was a woman because of the very gentle grip on my shoulder, and the feminine tone of her giggling gave it away pretty fast also. I spun around to see a pretty woman looking at me with a very amused expression on her face.

    

I waited for awhile wondering if she was going to say anything. finally when it seemed like she was not going to say anything I decided that I was the one that was going to start the conversation.

    “Can I help you? My name is Jake and I am the one that escaped from Aaron’s mansion. Someone is supposed to bring me to my home.” Then I noticed that I did not even what her name was, “What is your name?”

    “Well first of all my name is Angela. I am one of the people that are going to help you get to your house.”

    “Ok, I was wondering when I was going to be informed something about when I am going home.” I told Angela. Then, a couple of men walked by carrying the body of the man that I killed. Right then and there I felt a wave of guilt. I felt awful. I felt like a murderer myself. What stopped me from totally breaking down because of the guilt of killing him, was the fact that if I would not have killed him, I would be the body that they would be carrying away.

    I watch the men carrying the body until they turned a corner and I could not see them anymore. I was kind of relieved that I could not see it anymore. That was not a sight I wanted to see.

    “That takes a lot of guts to do what you did.”  I was not sure who said that so I turned around and saw Angela still standing there.

    “It was kind of easy to do it, since I was on the verge of being killed by some psycho carrying a machete.” I said this to Angela, which made me feel even more guilty. How could it be so easy for me to kill a man? 

    “Well I hope that you know that it was the right thing to do. It was a choice between your life and his life. It was only common sense that you wanted to be the one to survive.” Angela said to me trying her hardest to make me feel less guilty with what I did.

    “Thank you. I know that it was the right choice but I just never expected I would be the one to take a mans life.”

    “Well I have to go now Jake, but I will try and keep you posted on what we are going to do to get you back home. Oh, and you are going to have to spend the night here because we want to wait and see how Aaron reacts before we go out and make our move. Aaron might be crazy but he is definitely not stupid.” With that Angela walked up to one of the ladders leading up to one of the platforms above.

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