The Hope That Never Came

A teenage boy suffers at the hands of his evil uncle, who is also a drugs dealer. With the power of drugs at his uncle's hands, can he ever get away? Finally, when he bumps into a beautiful girl, there is hope, but, will it be the hope that never came?

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1. Prologue

PROLOGUE

 

            My heart beat wildly against my chest as perspiration thronged my back. My eyes were wide open as I gasped wildly for oxygen to fill my lungs. I stumbled a few steps backwards as my heart doubled its momentum.

          Right now, I’m on a balcony of a 15 floor building and I can eye cars zooming by below. Man, this is so scary!!!! Wait, what is this shiny object in my left hand? Oh my God, I force my lungs to suck in more oxygen in a huge gasp as I make out a pocket knife soaked in thick, dark red blood. At that moment, I realize that my entire shirt is also drenched in blood. What the hell is going on? Why am I holding a knife? Why is it covered with blood? Why is my shirt drenched red? And the million dollar question, whose blood is it? For it certainly isn’t mine!

          I shake my head in both confusion and frustration. Who am I? Why am I here? What the hell have I done? And most importantly, who the hell is that police officer sprawled on the ground over there?

          I notice that the officer is also covered with blood.  Wait, this should be HIS blood! How did it get on this knife….and MY SHIRT? Did I…..did I kill him? Well, no matter what it was, one thing was clear, all of this should not be happening and I was not supposed to be here. Wait, I frown as my ears pick up something. Oh my God, I need to get out of here. No, no, no! Fear, agitation and worry cover my chest like a thick, choking blanket as the sound of sirens wailing inches closer.

          I see police cars screech to a halt below. Officers start bolting to the main entrance. I only have a few minutes left before I’m found and my heart hammers against my chest at the thought of it. What should I do? Tears start rolling down my cheeks, frustration and anger attacking my chest. It shouldn’t be ending like this. I don’t even know anything. The first officer that reaches the balcony is in sight and a few more appear behind.

          “Freeze, do not move. Put your hands above your head, where I can see them!” I ignore the police officer’s command as I think hard about what my next move would be. It is set. There is only one thing I can do now and the stream of tears rolling down my cheeks intensifies. I must do it! I must be brave, I don’t want to be in prison for the rest of my life, I don’t want to live behind bars for something I didn’t do, I’d rather give my life to God than to the police and trust me, that was what I was intending to do! As the officers inched closer, I did it. I closed my eyes, adjusting my breathing to a steady rhythm. As the officers were about to grab hold of me, I jumped, I leaped as if gravity didn’t exist in this world and I knew that the police officers felt quite as shocked as I did that I actually did what I did, my dramatic leap all the way down 15 floors. I still managed to carve a smile on my face, my final smile of course and strange but comforting warmth soothes my heart as gravity slowly but certainly guides my body to the ground. I close my eyes, letting the last speck of tears drift away from my eyes as finally my body meets the ground below. That night, I achieved my true freedom. That night, I escaped. That night, I left the world.

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