My eyes blinked furiously as the sun radiated through the glass and glistened onto the stone floor. I sat up groggily trying to block out the sun with my hand whilst Liam stirred in the corner of the cell.
The woman in the opposite cell had disappeared. I pushed the thought out of my head.
I stood up to stretch my legs and I looked over at Liam who yawned in disappointment, flustered with annoyance that we were still imprisoned. I stood there for a while, leaning against the cold iron bars and closing my eyes to let everything disappear. The cell was hot, the sun rising higher, beating through the window and enveloping the room with heat. The pulse in my head beated monotously, growing louder as the silence thickened.
My eyes flicked open as I heard the one thing I didn't want to hear. The familiar clanking of heavy boots jogged down the steps toward our cell. I grimaced as I felt Liam pull me away from the door and stood protectively in front of me.
The guard grinned sheepishly as he walked to cell next to us, before unlocking the door and yanking out a boy by the scruff of his neck. The boy yelled out in rage before trying to retaliate against the guards heavy hands. His black hair fell to his eyes as he stared at us in desperation.
A glisten of hope twinkled in his green eyes as Liam darted towards our cell door.