I open my eyes somewhat frightened expecting to be in my warm bed at home. It’s dark, but I can tell that it’s day time because I can see the sunlight shinning through the cracks in the wall. My eyes are now adjusting to the dark and I can make out the familiar face of my friend, we are laying on pavement that’s so cold it feels like ice. I then notice that my friend is chained to the wall by her ankles, and sure enough when I check as am I. As I move my foot the rustling of the chain awakens Kizzle.
I feel a sense of despair as she awakens and we morosely glance at each other, I can tell that we were both overwhelmed with our situation. Kizzle and I sit there in silence and I as well know we are both recapping yesterdays events. As a young child I recall my great grandfather telling me that I could conquer anything and I believed him until now. Survival is all I could think about. Are we going to be in here till we perish? Who would rescue us with earth in the condition that it’s in? My thoughts were then disturbed by the sounds of hearty laughter coming from somewhere in the outside world, Kizzle and I starred at one another as we listened.
“Their in here”, said what sounded like a man with a ruff voice as he swung the door open. Actually not really a man, or even human for that matter, something that resembles an ogor, except it’s skin was see through so I could see all it’s insides and maybe twice the size, but I might have just been imagining it larger due my fear. Another one, a bit smaller also came in and slid two bowls over to Kizzle. Then they both walked out, forgetting to lock the door behind them, not that it would help us much considering we were still chained to the wall. That’s when I take everything in, and all I know right now is that we need to get out of here, but for now I must rest up and prepare myself for the next adventure that I knew was soon to come.
… … …
“It all came to me!”, I scream as soon as I awaken from my slumber.“what are you talking about?”, Kizzle says tiredly, since I just woke her up. I look upon the wall and sure enough there is a screw, barley holding on. I can tell that Kizzle is now anxious to hear what I have to say by the way she’s starring in the direction I am trying to figure whats going through my mind. “I saw it all, and I know just what to do!”, I exclaimed overjoyed. I explain the escape plan that I saw in my dream and tell her that it would begin in the middle of the night when we were sure that everyone is asleep. We waited.
It was pitch black and there was silence. It was hard to believe that the planet was still spinning when everything was so still. We exchanged looks and knew that it was time. First we worked on Kizzle’s ankle cuff, unscrewing the loose nail in the wall and working at the lock until it was destroyed. After, breaking my ankle cuff was a bit more difficult, but we got it eventually. We were free from the cell, since the guards were naive enough not to lock the door.
As we stepped outside I could see the palace all lit up and glowing in the distance, we just need to get from here to there without making any ruckus. This planet was not anything like earth, everything was super-sized, cartoonish, and chrome. We began right away at a fast pace because we knew that if we were still out when the sun came up, we would be goners. We made our way through these unfamiliar surroundings until we were on the steps that led up to our destination. As Kizzle and I arrived at the palace, I could feel my heart pounding, not knowing what to expect. I put my hand on the door and before I even began to open them, they fly open and there in front of us is Queen Elicon. Yet I feel a sense of relief rush over me because standing behind her is our fellow friend Jacob.