The Wall's a lonely place [open] Jun 25, 2014 19:17:25 GMT -5
Post by kadencereed on Jun 25, 2014 19:17:25 GMT -5
Kadence stared out at the sea of faces, desperately searching for some familiarity. She had only been stuck behind these glass barriers for a couple months but it was already clear what it was doing to her. She was becoming more feral, relying on the instincts of her inner animal. Everyone trapped in here had reverted back into primitive forms of survival. Either you served your Ring to the best of your ability or you were kicked out to fend for yourself. Trust was a thing of the past. No, not of the past... just of the outside world. Kadence could already feel herself cracking and knew her salvation was in finding a face. She stood up from where she crouched in a clump of bushes and walked as close as she could get to the Wall. She placed her hand on the cool glass and gazed out at the people who crowded around. Some of them were protesters where others treated this as a recreational activity. Coming out as a family to view the monsters inside. None of the faces belonged to her.
She walked along the glass, refusing to let her hand leave it. Her eyes lingered on the humans with red hair only to be disappointed. None of them were Edrik. Her best friend had taken her in and tried his best to shelter her when her own husband turned her in. Her heart wrenched painfully as she remembered their final goodbye. "I'm going camping," she had joked through her own tears as the UNIT agents dragged her away. She had no idea what they had done to him. She had turned herself in to protect him, but had it worked? Kadence had yet to see his face, or her father's for that matter. The Wall was massive, though, so how was she supposed to know where they would be? Or would they even come? It could be a waste of their time, after all. What could they possibly do? Nothing.
The first couple weeks she had been here Kadence would rarely leave the Carna-side Wall. It was discovered, though, and she was ridiculed and even threatened to be kicked out. She couldn't have that. So instead Kadence would make occasional visits to other parts of the Wall. She was a scout so her absence was never noted as strange. Her voyage had brought her as far as Fulsi territory this time. It was easy for her to sneak around. She was used to trekking through forests and her shift form was the tiny least weasel. She lifted her gaze to the outside world and sighed. Still no sign. She sat down dejectedly and watched as protesters pointed at her and hopeful children opened their eyes wide, expecting her to shift at any moment.