I LOOKED OUT THROUGH THE CRACKS
of the crawl space. Goeth was coming closer, all shining black
leather boots and crisp black uniform. One of his dogs lifted
it's ears and looked right at me.
I pulled back, away from the wall. "We're trapped. We have to
get out of here." I was almost choking on my own fear.
"And go where?" Thomas hissed. "If we leave, they'll find us
in the barrack!"
"I don't care. I can't be caught here."
I pushed my way up and out of the crawl space. I gasped, filling
my lungs. I had to move quickly. My heart was thumping,
but it made me feel alive, and feeling alive made me want to