CapturedMature

Zahra

Flying close to the ground, near the sea, I suddenly changed back into a human again. Luckily I wasn't too high, and I landed on the soft sand. I stood up, quickly looking round, the warm breeze gently blowing on my bare skin. Unfortunately, when I had changed into a bird, my clothes hadn't come with me.

It was dark now, and the beach was deserted. I was at a different part to where I was earlier, and I didn't recognise it. Thinking about it, I wasn't even sure if I was in Spain any more. I mean, I had been flying a while, and Spain has borders doesn't it.

Covering myself with my hands, I slowly crept to the edge of the beach. Fortunately, I found an abandoned towel, which I wrapped round me. I needed to find clothes. Fast. 

I stepped onto the road at the side of the beach and on the other side I saw that it was covered in trees. I decided to walk there instead of on the road, in case the men came looking for me. Who were they? What did they want? 

And more importantly, how had I turned into an animal? That was like, something that happened in movies. It was unreal.

Just then I heard a sound. I leant closer behind a tree, looking out towards the road. A car was stopping. I tried to hold in my breath, looking out. 

"She came in this direction. She'll be round here somewhere." I heard a stern woman say. I gasped, then covered my mouth. How had they found me? 

Pulling the towel tighter, I crept further into the trees. What did they want with me? I could hear shouts, from a distance, but slowly them came closer. They were catching up to me. I broke out into a run, and then I heard a man shout,

"I see her! She's there!" 

I ran as fast as my legs could carry me. I tried to turn back into a bird, but it was no use. I couldn't any more, I didn't know how. I carried on running, surprised I hadn't run into a tree, or a branch yet. It was like they were moving out of my way. 

Suddenly, a woman jumped in front of me, causing me to halt. She was dressed all in black, and her shiny, dark hair was all dragged back into a tight bun. She spoke to me, in a French accent. 

"There is nowhere to run. You are trapped." She laughed, and it screeched through the night.

"What do you want with me? What have I done?" I cried, panicking. 

"It is not what you have done, but more what you will do. You two, over here and grab her." she spat. Two large men grabbed my shoulders, and one put a gun to my neck.

"Are you going to kill me?" I whimpered, which made the woman laugh again. 

"No, girl. Something much worse." 

Then the man shot me, and suddenly all my senses went weak. I began to get dizzy, and then I fell into a deep sleep, unconscious.

The End

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