Chapter 0:

[stoop down to my level]

Death: from a broken angel


The annoying ring of an alarm buzzing-off in the distance brought a sense of urgency to each-and-every one of his footsteps. Clutching a navy-blue gym bag in his arms, he scrambled in between cars using this as an opportunity to break away from his unnamed pursuers.Bookmark here

"STOP AND PUT YOUR HANDS UP WHERE I CAN SEE THEM!!" Bookmark here

He paid their directions no mind. instead, choosing to ditch himself in-and-around a corner. Using his unaltered mobility to jump over a slim-wire fence and make it onto the other side.Bookmark here

"Hkng!" Bookmark here

His neck choked and let out a horrid gag as it was viciously yanked-back by an unexpected force. The boy turned to face the rear of his dark-brown colored jersey and alarmingly, it had been caught in a set of acutely-sharp protruding coils.Bookmark here

"Shit!" Bookmark here

He let out a sailor's wail, as he aggressively pulled-back and teared-at the damaged cloth. Bookmark here

"C'mon, c'mon, c'mon! Arrgh! Man this thing is REALLY fucking stuck!"Bookmark here

following his statement, the screech of swift burning tires made their entrance into the skin-tight alleyway.Bookmark here

"Shit! No, no, no! I can't be caught!...not now! - not ever!" Bookmark here

The fool half-heartedly reassured himself.Bookmark here

"Ah, there we go!" Bookmark here

He excitedly announced as he ripped off one end of his thin-feeble jacket.Bookmark here

Gleefully - he began sprinting forwards, but was immediately blindsided as he crashed head-first into a gray concrete wall.Bookmark here

"-uck!" Bookmark here

In his foggy confusion, he had failed to notice the dead-end barrier that had stood right before him this entire time.Bookmark here

That meant he had chosen the wrong path and, subsequently, ended up cornering himself.Bookmark here

...Or, at least that's what an outsider would think.Bookmark here

"Right! Nothing a little improvisation can't fix!" Bookmark here

Fingers excitedly tingling, he calmly jumped and took-hold of the wall's skinny ledge.Bookmark here

It was a loose hold, but one just barely strong enough for him to successfully climb on-and-over with.Bookmark here

"Looks like skipping class to do parkour was well worth it in the end!" Bookmark here

He confidently exclaimed as he leaped over his newly-conquered foe, turning back just in time to see the law's car slowly pulling into the driveway.Bookmark here

Devilishly, he gave them a cheeky smile and waved a cheerful goodbye.Bookmark here

"SIR!! STOP OR WE WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE ON A MORE SERIOUS APPROACH!! SIR!! SIR!!" Bookmark here

The officer's deafening warnings were met only by silenced ears. After all, in the youth's mind he had been the fish that was fortunate enough to slip away.Bookmark here

"Damn! how the hell are we supposed to catch up to him now?"Bookmark here

"Taser?" proposed his passenger.Bookmark here

"Good luck getting a clear shot on that agile cunt!"Bookmark here

The driving officer opened his car door and promptly made his way towards the damaged wire fence.Bookmark here

"So what do you think we should do instead?" questioned his partner.Bookmark here

The chief rubbed the bottom of his chin and let out a tired sigh. Bookmark here

"Call in a K9 squad." Bookmark here

He said as he lifted up their only piece of evidence.Bookmark here

A torn sheet of fabric.Bookmark here

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