Follows after Death Masquerading as a Fixture.
For two years, they prepared their escape from their prison. Without giving themselves away, they slipped a sleeping drug into the meal that knocked out all their kidnappers, allowing the captives to run to freedom.
But some of their captors woke earlier than expected. Most of the victims had escaped by then, but the ones still inside found themselves under a rain of bullets. The lucky ones were those who died.
They had two years to prepare, which meant they had a plan for that too. Rather than subject those left behind to the cruelty of their scorned captors, it was better to go out with a bang.
Those on the other side couldn’t even stop to look back as their prison collapsed in an explosion. They weren’t completely out of the woods yet, and they focused on their survival, running with fear mixed with hope.
But the escape attempt was the brainchild of three people, and while two of them were free, the third had stayed behind as the rear guard to trigger their backup plan if needed. For them, their escape was bittersweet.
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