But I swear,
his arms felt like home.
VAL WAS ONE of the first in Group B, and she prided herself on that fact.
It hadn't been easy, surviving in a frozen wasteland with nothing more than clothes on her back and the sparse supplies that were brought up through the Box every few weeks. But, alongside less than half a dozen other girls, they had made it work — building shelter, crafting weapons and, above all, learning to survive — not that they had much choice in the matter.
Their mission was to make it out of the Maze alive, but is seemed that everything was against them at the time. Creatures lived deep within the icy caverns, known by the girls as Shades — giant, imposing, winged bat-like monsters that used their talons to latch onto their prey and drag them into the depths of hell.
No one who was taken had ever come back alive.
The only memory that the dead had ever lived, was the jagged carving of their name scarred across the wall of ice that surrounded 'the Spring' — the only area of land that they could call their own. But, even then, they knew that it wasn't really — that was the illusion that W.C.K.D cast, that they ever had something as rare and warm as safety, as a home.
Months passed, and Val spent her time analysing what little information they had about the Maze, searching for an escape. It took a great deal of time before she found one, and that was only with the help of their newest arrival, a young boy by the name of Aris — the first male to step foot in 'the Spring'.
Group B sacrificed everything they had in order to escape, eventually making it out of the Maze — but at what cost?
Plagued with memories of 'the Spring', Val was put under extra supervision once she entered W.C.K.D, the organisation that she later realised had set the whole Trials into action. But, their pills and treatments might have been enough for her body, but her mind was damaged — she was burned out and exhausted.
It was only a coincidence that brought her mind back to the land of the living.
And his name was Thomas.
ivana baquero. val.
dylan o'brien. thomas.
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warnings; strong violence, strong injury detail, mild language, death, trauma, mental illness, brief sexual mentionings, suicide mentionings
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