My heart beat restlessly through my chest as I wanted so badly to just drop to my knees and cry but I couldn’t left than right my legs moved quicker as I watched my sister and mom blow past me telling me only with side glances to move faster. Brushing against broken tree branches being slapped with leaves and heavy winds I had to act as if I felt nothing challenging my body to not give out on me. “Swift feet Caine we're almost there” I heard my mother shout out of breath and scared but she was my rabbit and I kept up with her pace. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Kairo begin to slow down, she had asthma and between moving at a racing pace and the nerves I can tell at any moment she would give out.
And exactly like clockwork she began to slow down grabbing her side turning flush in the face. I looked ahead and saw we were only a few yards from the horizon we could make it our past would soon be behind us literally but not if I couldn’t get Kai to move any faster. “Mama Kai” I wish I could have said more but under the circumstances I could only say little. In a complete halt my mother froze turning and running towards Kai I wanted to run in the same direction she was but she yelled at me to keep going do NOT stop. So I did only what she asked and kept going, hot tears streaming my face I was about to break down. But I heard two strong feet move with sharp quickness behind me not as fast but with force. “I see it mama I see it” I screamed out as the moon had reached the water I saw the horizon I was only steps away and in my head I was already free. “Keep going Caine go!” my mother yelled out to me. I don’t know if it was actually the reality of seeing it or my mother’s words that pushed me but I pumped my legs faster till I reached the sand. Slipping but not falling I ran all the way to the tiny boat that laid rested waiting just for us. Once finally there I had no time to celebrate I had to unhook the rope and push off into water, giving us some lead way to get away faster.
Shaking fingers and tight breath and a million cuss words later I finally got the rope untangled from the pole dug my bare feet into the cold wet sand and pushed with whatever was left of me. Hopping in the boat I turned around and saw my mother with Kairo who laid almost hunched over on my mom’s back I couldn’t help but smile, only a few more steps momma only a few more steps.
“There on the water” “there there shoot!” almost in slow motion I moved my eyes from my mother to the hill we had just traveled down. HE stood with his men armed and ready aiming at my mother who sunk deep into the sand due to the weight of her and Kai “MAMA!” I yelled trying to get the boat back to shore
One shot rang which caused my mother to drop herself and Kairo onto the ground. Kai jumped up grabbing my mother’s arms pulling her along but her weight compared to my mom’s was getting her nowhere “NO GO KAI” I heard my mother yell at Kairo to leave her .. why does she want us to leave her “NO KAI DON’T HERE I COME DON’T LET HER GO” I screamed arms in the water trying to paddle back to shore
A second shot rang which startled us all causing kai to let go of my mother “GO CAINE NO GO NOW SAVE YOUR SISTER GO PLEASE!” I watched kai look at my mother one last time
Before she ran off into the water doggy paddling toward me as I reached down and grabbed her body into the boat Shaking and still breathing out of control I had to consul her pulling her face to my chest I watched the men rush down the hill as my mother looked at me once more mouthing the words I love you than closing her eyes. Clenching kai tighter so she wouldn’t see the rest
They had killed my mother. While I could do nothing other than drift away from shore to only God knows where.
ok now if you know me you know im not really a writer i just got really bored and decided hey what the heck i kind of know where im going with this but than again.. i dont lol but let me know what you think keep in mind im not a writer lol