“After 3 we all get up” hissed Myra.
My heart hammered in my chest.
Were we really doing this?
I leapt up and made a beeline for the door.
The harsh air hit me as I made my way outside.
My legs pounding the pavement, I kept running for what felt like forever. My chest heavy with fear and excitement.
Finally my legs gave way and I stopped.
I placed my hands on my knees catching my breath.
I couldn’t believe that I had just done it. The old me never would’ve done this, I would’ve been scared shitless.
But I guess the added time limit I had, made things all that much different.
I looked round for the others, but I couldn’t see them.
Maybe they had been caught, hadn’t made it out.
Dangerous thoughts began to paint my mind. Maybe the restaurant had cctv and they would catch us. I was not ready to be arrested I jut couldn’t. The disappointed look of my mother’s face appeared as I was led off, cuffs on my wrists.
The sound of Myra’s ragged breath ripped me away from my thoughts, as she came bounding up to me.
“See,” she said. “How much fun was that?”
“Incredible,” I laughed back, punching my fists to the sky and letting my head fall back.
“Where are the others?” I asked
“Fuck if I know,” she smiled. “Hopefully they didn’t get caught.”
She linked her arm in mine and we began walking towards her car, that she had strategically parked 3 streets away from the restaurant.
“So 4 down,” she smiled at me.
“4 down,” I smiled back.
“You ready for the next one?”
“Like a heartbeat,” I replied.