Palms sweating, heart drumming, I blasted out of my apartment and into the elevator. I slammed the lobby button multiple times- a stupid human idea that it would get them to the floor quicker.
Oh God, of all floors, why was in on the top one, floor 27?
As I descended, I heard the groan of metal under pressure. It may have been hysteria that made the elevator look smaller, but the crumples and ripples in the walls confirmed it. I was going to die, right here, in a matter of minutes.
I found myself slamming the backs of my fists against the doors of the metal trap and slowly starting to bleed.
Then I started kicking, and when I kicked at the wrong angle, something snapped. I fell to the green carpet as nausea danced in my head. My ankle made me scream in pain.
As I tried to stand, the top of my head slammed on the ceiling and I fell again. The top and bottom of the door were folded up like paper, ensuring my grim fate.
So I did the last thing possible- sob.