I ungracefully spilled out of the cart, thanking my lucky stars that it was over. Felix helped me up and smiled,'' so Nellie don't like the cart do you?''. I nodded the inside of me wanting to yell at him for the hallway accident. Instead I gave him a small smile,'' You know that I will get you back for that''. Felix shrugged his shoulders and he looked around the room giving a start.
He pushed me back into the cart and apologized again his hair fell in his in an almost child like manner,' 'Nellie what do I do. I am not exactly what you call rebellious and well I might get fired.....''.Truthfully I was not one for pep talks especially to an older person Awkwardly I patted his back through the cart's door,'' Hey you have been brave so far and you know that it is the right thing to do so....um.. Look Felix you are a good person and I understand that it must be almost foreign to step out of the lines and I respect you for that. Does that help you at all?''.
" I guess...... not really''. Felix looked down and mumbled. Well what did I say? I shrugged my response and Felix nodded his. Hearing footsteps down the hall our silence continued. Felix gave a hand motion for a chemical bottle. Finding a bottle I gave it to him and silently poised myself for a quick exit out of the cart. I heard a one sided conversation. Then I heard a yell of pain. I took that as my turn to make a move.
I ran down the hallway. Call it intuition but, I looked back and saw that a burly man clutched his unshaven face. Doing so he pulled something out of his back pocket. It was shiny and metallic. I heard a loud noise and felt a sharp pain that was beyond pain. My mind felt like it curtains were closing. As I was falling into darkness I heard a panicked voice yell," Nellie!''.