“Get back here, young lady!” I heard the old woman in charge of the orphanage yell in my direction. She hesitated a second before quickly walking after me.
I looked over my shoulder at the grey haired lady who had an angry expression on her face. She wasn’t running, but was catching up.
I looked ahead again, now keeping my gaze on the mountain that was not to far away, as I screamed, “no!” I then started to run as fast as my legs could go.
I heard the woman yell my name in frustration as I kept running, not looking back. Instead, I kept my sight on the mountain.
I saw woods ahead. I continued to run until I entered the tree filled woods. I quickly climbed up a tree. Good thing I’m good at climbing, I thought to myself as I found a spot to sit and wait, silently.
I saw the owner of the orphanage, that I had just ‘escaped’ from, walk into the woods, exhausted. She obviously wasn’t used to running.
See slowed down, not looking too comfortable about going into the crowd of trees. She came to a stop and looked around.
I put a hand over my mouth, trying to quiet my breathing. I watched her look around, now with a worried expression on her face.
“Okay. Fine. You can leave. You will come back. I know you will. You won’t find any food, you’ll get hungry, then you will come back. I will be waiting for you at the orphanage,” she said slowly, then calmly walked away, stopping for a second to look over her shoulder, then continuing toward the small building we had both came from.
I kept an eye on her until I saw her enter the orphanage. I let out a sigh of relief. I jumped down from the tree. My ankle hurt a little, but was fine a second later.
I looked back over to the mountain, let out a second sigh, then started walking.