“Brace Yourself”

“Brace yourself,” Candara warned just before the carriage came to an abrupt halt before changing directions. Branson grabbed hold of one of the children moments before the child would have flown forward. In a matter of minutes, they would all be free. They just had to survive the final jolt as the carriage flew up. They all knew what they had to do. Bend forward. Grab your ankles. The sudden stop would throw their backs against the ceiling of the carriage and then they would fall back to the floor. The youngest of the three children was crying as Branson picked him up off the floor. They had survived the wild ride out to freedom. Stepping free of the carriage, they walked down a long dimly lit hallway.

“Where are we?” the eldest child tugged on Candara’s sleeve.

Candara shrugged, “In a long hallway.”

“I can see that,” the eldest looked back. “But, where are we? I can’t see the carriage door behind us. I can’t see a door up ahead.”

Candara took her daughter’s hand and smiled. “We’ll see it soon. Just keep walking forward.”

They walked for hours through the gently curved hallway until they reached a door. Beyond that door was another carriage. Candara sighed. “Come on everyone, climb inside,” Branson urged the small party on. Everyone took a seat at the back of the carriage while Branson pushed the button to start the carriage ride. It rose slowly up before taking off at breakneck speed in a forward direction.

“Brace yourself,” Candara warned just before the carriage came to an abrupt halt before changing directions. Branson grabbed hold of one of the children moments before the child would have flown forward. In a matter of minutes, they would all be free. They just had to survive the final jolt as the carriage flew up. They all knew what they had to do. Bend forward. Grab your ankles. The sudden stop would throw their backs against the ceiling of the carriage and then they would fall back to the floor.

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About Julirose

Amateur word arranger, avid number cruncher, and science fiction and fantasy enthusiast.
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