I shuffled my weight from foot to foot. I couldn’t believe what I was doing. Part of me screamed I was crazy, but the other part of me screamed how fun this was going to be. A cool breeze made me shiver, my clothing choice not exactly smart for the cold weather.
He had been working so much. So hard. All the time. He would leave before I woke up in the morning, he wouldn’t be home until I was in bed. I knew his job was important but I was important too. I knew I had to capture his attention somehow. And I was in the shower when the perfect idea came to me. I called his secretary and got his full day schedule. Meetings all day and a gym session at lunch. Today was perfectly sunny and the balcony has just been cleaned. In the morning I felt him kiss my shoulder before going to work, not wanting to wake me.
The sound of chatter was dulled by a thick hanging curtain, but you could hear the excitement of the crowd. I couldn’t turn my head because of the posture collar around my neck but out of the corner of my eye I could see another two people, one either side of me.
Everything seemed louder when running away. Every crunch of the leaves, every turn made. It all seemed to echo through the woods as I ran. However, that meant his steps echoed too, I could have him following behind me, taking the same steps, the same path. But he was gaining on me. Fast.
I knelt on the floor silently, my hands flat in my lap and my head bowed. I could see both their feet in the top of my vision. His polished loafers and her red stilettos. They discussed their plans in quiet whispers, not wanting to give anything away, not yet.