Test Subjet 7I wondered why Andy was still so silent.
They day dragged on in silence. A bright, searing hot sun beat on us through the car windows, and we found ourselves almost worshiping the air conditioning.
We did not stop for food today, there was simply no where to stop. And though I was not hungry, I was left tired and shaky.
Andy took the wheel as the sun went down, and it became a struggle to keep my eyes open for any length of time.
Without ever meaning to, I ended up leaning against Erics chest, and he wrapped his arms around me to keep me warm.
In the night, the desert was cold. Unbearably so.
The jostling movements of the car on the dirt road made it very hard to sleep. Just as I would drift off, we would hit a particularly large hill or ditch, and pull me back.
I was just drifting off again, when I heard Andy speak for the first time in almost twenty four hours.
His voice was low and rough.
I know what youre doing. He growled. And Alice is mine.
Test Subjects part 6When I finally woke up again, the sun was high in the sky and we were speeding down a dirt road somewhere.
I stirred, and Eric saw my open eyes in his mirror.
Nice to see you awake Sleeping Beauty. I smiled sleepily.
Where are we? I asked, my voice groggy and think with sleep.
No idea. He shrugged.
What? That couldnt be good.
Were not on a road thats in current use, and we cant use our cell phones because they can track anyone under nineteen on them now. Anyone with their phones on is going to be caught. And probably shot. They dont like to take prisoners apparently. He chuckled. I didnt see his humor.
So . . . are we lost?
In a word, yes.
Andy shook his head. Were not lost. Were right here. I know exactly where we are. Eric chuckled darkly and continued to watch me through his mirror.
What? He was making me self consciou