After what feels like hours later Beth finally stands up.
“What is it?” I ask.
“The coast is clear, the people have left the building, I don’t think they’ll be coming back” Beth says.
“Oh goody... can we go now?”
“Yes” I get up... and pull the door open, I let Beth out first, and then the others behind, and I lock the door. We walk left down the corridor, Beth opens the door, and we start up the stairs again.
Who were those people? Were they looking for us? They must have been. Who else is here? The answers to these questions I may never find out. Or we may once we reach the top of the stairs.
“Beth, how far do we have to go?” I ask.
“Hmm... a few more flights, I can see the outside world”
“What can you see?” Billy asks.
“I can see trees.... lots and lots of trees around us”
“What’s a tree?”
“It has a big brown trunk... and lots of green leaves on them... some of them are big, and some of them are small, you’ll get to see them once we get outside”
“Wow” the others seem to be mesmerised about the concept of a tree. Bless them. Hope is in the air. I am feeling more positive, and I cant wait to see the outside world.