WINTER (Prologue)It's do or die at this point... I thought to myself. Taking a step back, my heel almost slipping off the rim of the cliff. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place, almost literally. Looking back up, I see them approaching. The so called Doctors who claimed to have been helping me. Deciding to not take the risk of facing them, I take my chances.
I stepped back over the edge.
I could hear the shouting of the men in lab coats as the wind whistled past my ears. Using up all the energy I had left in me, I safely hovered above the ground to save myself from immediate death.
"Can't keep standing here, gotta find shelter." Trudging along, I quickly continued my escape to freedom. Hmm, freedom. It was something I had yearned for all my life. Now here I am, dragging myself through the cold snow in the middle of the night. Probably not the best plan, but it's a start. After reaching the forest beyond, the outline of a small cabin caught my attention. It looked abandoned, yet still in good conditions. Definitely livable. Pushing myself more, I run as best I could to the cabin.
"Ugh, why does it have to be so f*cking cold!" Slamming the door, I fall onto the dusty sofa. Coughing a bit from the dust, I stare up at the ceiling. I'm free, I'm actually free! No more test, no more numbers. And definitely no more doctors. Sitting up, I glance over at the empty fireplace. There was already some logs in there, and on the mantle was an old lighter.
"Lucky me, at least I won't die of frostbite." Picking up the lighter, after several attempts, there was finally a fire going. Next was to see if there was any food around. Making my way to the kitchen, I rummage thought every cabinet. "There's gotta be something in here at least." I mumbled to myself, as I noticed a few cans of tomato soup. I stared at them hesitantly until my stomach gave a compelling argument, making a loud growl. It's better than nothing. Grabbing as many as I could carry, I hull them back to the fireplace. I decided I'd try to warm up and eat before I start putting in work to call this old place a home.
Three hours had passed. By then I had the electricity working thanks to the generator outside. Running water too. I really was in luck today. Stretching, I lay on my new comfy bed, rolling up in the soft blankets.
"You're a smart one Levy. A true star."
Gazing up at the ceiling, I recall the events of before I escaped.
The cold marble floor had begun to sting on my skin. I couldn't take it anymore. Rubbing my arms, I levitate myself around the room to keep me entertained until one of the doctors walked in.
"L3-V1, its time for testing."
I glared at him. "For the last time, call me Levy!" I had given myself that name since it sounded close to Levitate. I was born with a rare ability to defy gravity. I never knew why, but I just always lived with it. As the doctor dragged me off to the test room, I had already put my plan in motion. Today was the day I'd break out.
Keeping my eyes on the other men in lab coats, I approached the metal table. As always, there were three items placed. One more heavy than the last. This test was the only non painful one they put me through on the daily. Focusing my energy, I pick up the first item and make it float as though it were light as a feather. As the doctors began scribbling down results as usual, I change things up a bit. Quickly, I fling the metal cube at the wall, knocking some stuff over. The doctors begin to scatter around like disturbed ants, trying to clean it up. Haha, they look ridiculous! Taking the opportunity, I push the one closest to me and make a run for it as fast as I could. As expected, the alarms went off immediately.
"CODE RED: TEST L3-V1 IS ESCAPING"
I growled. There's the first thing I won't miss once I'm gone. Knowing I couldn't waste any time dottling about, I jump out the nearest window and float roughly onto the ground. "That's gonna leave a mark..." Getting up, I charge off. Only looking back once to confirm I was being chased. Pushing my legs harder, I keep running through the snowy mountain range til I nearly slide off the cliff. Turing back around, I could see them on snowmobiles.
Sorry boys, but this caged bird is taking flight. Looking between how far they were and the drop down from the mountain, I was already aware my choice could lead to sudden death. What other choice did I have? It's either risk a few broken bones or get dragged back to that hell hole. Closing my eyes, I focus and clear my mind. I feel all around my body grow as light as the snow around me. Taking a deep breath, I open my eyes again. The doctors stood blocking my path of going forward.
"There's nowhere else to go. Just give up."
I smirked and put my arms behind my head. "That's what you think. Peace out mother f*ckers!"
Flipping them off, I release my energy all around my body and drop off the edge into the cold night air. Their shouts of anger and seeing the cliff edge fade away from sight was the last I had of that memory.
Returning to the present moment, I gaze out the window at the snow filled woods beyond, thinking of what adventures lay waiting for me. The world was now my own personal sandbox.
My new life begins now. And I'm not letting anything get in my way this time.