turn around! go back while you still can!
I felt so sure earlier but now that I was going through with it I wasn't so sure....
Oh, stop being a baby! you'll be fine!
I told myself.
I turned the corner and was about to walk across the intersection of hall ways but I heard some thing and stopped * stomp,stomp,stomp * foot steps...... metal footsteps! I looked for some where to hide but the hallway behind me was straight and there would be no way I could make it to the other side other side before he came down the hall and the hall to the right was where the guard was. The only way to go was straight, but that meant crossing in front of the curfew patrol officer. I sucked in a breath and sprinted across the hallway. "you there! STOP!" the officer yelled when I didn't stop he started running after me. I couldn't stop now! If I got caught things would only get worse so I kept running. As soon as I turned the corner my heart dropped; In front of me was a 18 feet long hallway of locked metal doors with a big concrete wall at the end of it.
* clank,clank,clank *
I ran to each of the doors praying that one was unlocked. I came to the last door and pushed on the handle. It flung open and I stumbled inside. I slammed the door shut and ducked behind some barrels of who-knows-what and held my breath. after what seemed like forever the officer burst into the room. the door flew open and slammed into the wall with such force a bottle of solvent fell of the shelf and smashed on the ground he (it) looked around mumbled a curse under his breath and ran back down the hallway (without seeing me-might I add).
I ran back to the intersection of hallways and ran back the way I originally planed on going. I came to the detainment rooms (where they kept the kids who attempted to escape the mines) I walked down to room 6 and pushed the door open (surprisingly it wasn't locked).
Inside the room was dark the only light came through a 9 inch window high up near the wall-"who are you? what do you want?" came a voice from the far corner of the room. "I'm L-lizzy. some one told me you had a m-map?" I said "I might.... but It's going to cost you." I pulled out a box of fresh fruit from my satchel and handed it to him. "FRUIT?! and fresh to?!?!? how did you get these?!?!?" "no time. I need that map...now." I said "right" he stood and walked to the window and pulled a brick out of the wall behind it was a compartment just big enough to fit a cog in and pulled out a piece of paper. "here," he gave me the map "the fastest way to get back to the cafeteria-assuming that's still next to the sleeping quarters-is to take hallway 3 to intersection 63 then to take hallway 23 to 4 to 93 take a right then you'll be at the door." "thanks" I said and ran the way he told me.