~~My brother is gone. I go to close the window, and the rain splatters on my face making it nearly impossible to see anything. I can't stop crying. In a moment of pure panic and desperation I take off out of the house. I make my way into the forest in our backyard. I'm running, and I can't stop. I suddenly feel dizzy, and I am forced to stop. When I turn to my right, a masked man is coming at full speed toward me. I try to run, but my legs won't move. The next thing I know, I'm being dragged by force somewhere deep within the forest. When I'm finally thrown down, I see my family, all circled around a fire. Their mouthes are taped shut, their eyes are blind-folded, and their hands are tied behind their back. This is the last thing I see before a blow to the head rips me out of consciousness.