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ELEVEN

LAUREL’s POV

ONE HOUR BEFORE HELIOS ENTERS THE DARK FOREST

I haul myself up over mother’s old furniture, chairs, and cupboards to climb to the top of the stack where the window lies. And with trembling hands, I yank the planks off. The rusty nails give way, the wood crumbles and the dilapidated planks disintegrate into a flurry of dust. Then, balling my fingers into a fist, I smash the window.

CRASH!

The glass shatters into tiny pieces and shards of glass cut my skin but I do not care. I've already lost so much blood, what is a little bit more if it can buy my freedom?

Then, a moan comes from the basement floor. It is Jamie and I know she will wake up soon. There is no time to lose.

Quickly, I tear off the emerald curtain that frames the broken window and wrap it like a shawl around my head. I know I need to get to safety, but I doubt if anyone will come running my way to help if they see a green-colored walking corpse.

A wave of dizziness hits me as I try to squeeze my way out
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EvySage
Love this story! I think Helios would have believed her. Laurels sister doesn't have her memories yet she could have used that. Poor Laurel
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