Okay, warning: next two chapters are dark. No torture this time, thankfully, but dark thoughts and stuff… Far warning. Don’t read if you don’t like it. Reader discretion advised.
Once Artemis left, Holly waited five minutes before navigating through the tunnels to her room again. What was he thinking? That a few daggers and arrows could fix this?
Granted, it was nice of him and she was proud that he was trying, but she needed her old life back. She wanted to feel the air rush to her skin, she wanted to fly once again.
She wanted to go outside, and Artemis’ gift wasn’t really helping that much.
Holly sat at her window, looking out into the world. She had been here so long she was beginning to forget what her friends looked like, what flying felt like… What her old life really was.
Holly stared out her window, but she wasn’t focusing on the outside any more. No, she was focused on herself, and what she missed ever since that 12 year old boy kidnapped her. She had told Artemis before, but that was only the beginning.
I mean, sure she missed Foaly and Trouble and Commander Root, she missed the outside and she missed her job. But Holly noticed now that she was missing the little things:
Her late awakening and rushes to work,
Her small fights with Mulch when he gets taken in
The rush of running after a convict, even if it was just traffic duty and The person flew a red light.
Chix Verbil teasing her and flirting with her relentlessly everyday.
Oh, how she missed her old life.
And they didn’t really care about her over here. At least, that’s what she concluded. They were just pretending, to get back at the people, to get back at her, for not paying the ransom.
She didn’t even feel the tears fall down her cheeks as she sat there. She rested her damp face against the glass once again. Lies, lies, and more lies. That’s all her life was now. No one trusting her, don’t you think she noticed the security cameras in the gym?!
Her gym, that’s what Artemis called it. More like another way to be teased and taunted by the surface. Another way to know what is out there, know what she is missing. It seemed like another world to her now, like a far off place that she used to know.
Artemis gave her weapons, but all they were doing now we’re mocking her. Mocking her of her old life, of something she will never see again, never be again!
Holly sighed, turning around and blocking both the tunnels and her bedroom door. She closed her curtains and turned off the light.
Artemis didn’t want to leave her alone?
‘Well, now he has no choice but to.’ She thought as she sat down on her bed, staring into the dark abyss that surrounded her.