16. Minho x
Air gone. No oxygen. I struggle with breathing. My heart quickens and tears sting my eyes. I don’t know who I am. I don’t know where I am. Blank. Everything blank. I don’t understand. Where am I? Who am I? All I can recall is black. Darkness. So confused. Alone. Frightened. Tears spill over and I scream. A loud, strangling scream. Desperate for someone to hear me. I use up all my energy to scream and fall down, shuddering against the side. I feel the box being pulled up. Clanging. Boxes banging into me. Bright lights shining everywhere. Faster. Faster. I’m so scared. Then. Everything stops and all there is, is my loud, quick breaths fogging up the air as the ceiling opens up and light falls inside. I shield my eyes and stumble to my feet, grabbing the walls around me to stable myself. I lower my arm and squint upwards. Boys stare down at me and laugh.
“Look at the shank.”
“A girl?! Are you kidding me!”
“Oooooo she’s crying!”
I let out a squeak and wipe the tears from my face. My vision swims before me and I back into the corner. Feeling alone more than ever. I watch as an Asian boy falls down into the box and walks towards me. I whimper.
“Hey it’s okay.” He whispers soothingly. That’s the last thing I hear before I pass out. The last I thing I feel is strong arms around me and a hand wiping my hair out of my face, gently.