With tears in my eyes, I tried again and again. Come on! Please break! Please!

Ignoring the pain, I didn't stop until blood ran down both wrists and dripped on to the floor.

Collapsing, I brought my hands to my eyes and cried. I hadn't experienced an emotional outburst like this in weeks. But when the chance of rescue had presented itself the day before, something inside of me turned back on. I wanted to live. I wanted to get away from Caden and go back home.

Wiping a tear away from my eyes, I gasped. The blood coating my wrists allowed the cuffs to slide with ease.

With trembling hands, I slowly eased one of the cuffs up my wrist and attempted to squeeze it over the biggest part of my hand. The pressure built up and I eased it back down.

This is going to hurt, but it might be your only chance, I told myself. You can get through the pain, Hadley.

I looked down, spit on the cuffs, and slowly moved them up my wrist.

"Okay, it's now or never," I whispered to myself.

Closing my eyes and biting my lip, I held the cuff with one hand pulled my other wrist down. The excruciating pain shooting through my wrists took my breath away.

You're almost there! Just a little bit more, I told myself.

Then, with one final tug, my hand went free.

Opening my eyes, I gazed at my trembling hand and immediately slapped it over my mouth, covering a scream of triumph.

You're half way there!

The possibility of freedom coursed through my body as I spit on the other cuff. After several minutes, I managed to free my other hand.


Not wasting a further moment, I jumped up to my feet, grabbed the granola bar in the corner of the stall and tugged on the stall door.

My heart sank. A large padlock held the door in place. Not willing to give in to defeat, I quickly looked around and studied the stall.

I pressed against different boards in the stall and against the wall of the barn. Although the boards seemed weaker, I wasn't able detect an area that I could easily break through.

"Oh my love, are you awake yet?"

I froze.

"Hadley?" called Caden's voice. "It's time to get up."

Dropping to the ground, I curled up into a little ball. I pressed the handcuffs against my stomach, hidden from sight. Is it just Caden or is he here with his father again?

The release of the padlock opening kicked my adrenaline into overdrive.

Convincing myself it didn't matter if Caden's dad was there or not, I knew it was my last chance to get away from this psychopathic family once and for all.

As Caden's footsteps got closer, I tensed up and prepared for battle.

"Hadley," he said lightly touching my shoulder. "How are you-"

But before he could finish his sentence, I reached up and grabbed his wrist. Pulling down with all of my might, I caught Caden off guard and his body easily crashed into the ground.

Without a moment of hesitation, I kicked him in the stomach repeatedly, forcing the air from his lungs in the process. Leaving Caden gasping, I grabbed the chains and wrapped them tightly around his body, pinning his arms to his sides. Looking over my shoulder, I raced to the door and grabbed the padlock. I rushed back and managed to secure the chains together, tightly wrapped around Caden's midsection.

Caden's jaw dropped and his bright blue eyes widened. "Wh- wh- what are you doing, Hadley," he stammered.

"You're never going to put your hands on me again," I seethed. Kicking him once more, I turned and sprinted toward the open barn door.


Dearest Undies/Undertakers/Fundies/Funders/Underians/Lovelies, 

OMG! How intense was this chapter! I seriously looked like this the entire time I was writing it --->  0_0! 

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