Not Just You

“Phew that was close,” I muttered as Hannah swung around the corner and behind the dumpster. I pressed my back to the slimy green surface and held my breath while I waited for the scuffling footsteps to fade out of earshot. I peeked my head around the dumpster to double check the coast was clear before turning to Hannah who was sitting with her back against the dumpster slightly out of breath but pleased with herself nonetheless.

“Any other bright ideas?” I sneered, “Do you even know what would have happened if they caught us… caught you?! You just got out of prison and they would show no mercy for a repeat offender like you.”

“I’ve been telling you for ages I know what I am doing, and I won’t be getting caught again,” as she spoke time seemed to slow her voice was calm and no emotion seemed to show at all not even the determination hiding behind her eyes.

“But what if you do get caught this time it wouldn’t just be you going down but me as well.”

“I already told you. WE will not be caught.”

“But how do you know that. This isn’t a world where plans work like they do on paper Hannah,” my anger was starting to get a hold of me, yet her voice remained calm and emotionless.

“That’s why I cover all instances. I knew this dumpster would be here,” as she said this she knocked her knuckles of the metal dumpster the echoes seemed to expand in the alleyway and drown out my voice.

“You’re not blind Hannah, you know you can’t account for everything. What about people? You never REALLY know what they are going to think… or do!”

“Ok, I admit that this was a close one and I didn’t know they would actually chase us but it was still a success.”

“You know it’s not impossible for you to get caught you just won’t admit it, you’ve been to prison Hannah!” my voice grew louder until I saw her begin to look away, “what would it take to get it through your head that you aren’t invincible?”

“Just because I don’t show it doesn’t mean I don’t feel. Why do you think I’m so determined to do this.”

The End

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