Nothing else mattered but getting away to someplace else, someplace… safe. Everything around me was eclipsed, dawn barely breaking over the horizon as I ran through the meadow.
Watered leaves, adorned with the droplets of dew, soaked my silk dress as I made my way across. Sticks and leaves crunched beneath my bare feet with every step I took. Keeping me company in the otherwise deathly quiet of the night.
There was nothing left to do but run. Nothing else mattered.
A loud scream took me by surprise and as I turned around to see who called, I fell, landing with a thud on the ground beneath me. Every sense momentarily dampened out before returning to me in a swarm as I attempted to pick myself up.
Pressure built in my chest. The overbearing anxiety of having been followed making it progressively harder and harder to breathe, but I couldn’t focus on that right now. Wearily I began picking up the pace until I was running once again.
No one would stop me from getting out. This time there were no mistakes.