An excerpt from
Diary of the Anxious
Date 72 of 7499 SC
I had just barely woken up this morning when there was a knock on the door. I checked myself in the mirror and did my best to smooth out my hair as the visitor banged again.
"I'm coming, I'm coming" I flung open the door and Bold brushed past me arms waving and mumbling "What are we going to do? What are we going to do?"
I closed the door and came to his side trying to console him. "Calm down Bold what's wrong."
He looked at me and seemed to remember that our Know-All-Mother was sure to be listening. He reached into his pocket and handed me a piece of paper whispering as he did "Our world is falling apart around us."
I opened up the slip of paper and my heart dropped as I began to comprehend Forsaken's words. It was then that I made the decision: if Forsaken was right which I was certain he was then we were captives in our own homes. If there was a better life beyond our walls without Mother's ever-listening-ear then I certainly wanted to be a part of it. I had thought about leaving about a million times in the last day but couldn't stand the thought of leaving without Bold. I was too afraid to leave on my own. But here now I had the courage, if only for a moment, to beg him to come with me and after hearing Forsaken's news I was certain he would be quick to comply.
"We have to get out of here Bold." I whispered.
He nodded in a silent agreement. "We'll leave tonight."
I'm not sure how we're going to do it. I'm not even sure if it's possible but we will certainly try. And as long as Bold is with me I know I can do it. Cause when I'm with him I feel just a little bit bolder myself.