Short Stories 47 — Mysteries of the Town (Part 15)
We entered the elevator. Mr. B with full confidence said, “Top floor.” And then he looked a me and said, “Don’t you dare do anything stupid. There are two use here. If he misses I will shoot and if I miss he will.” He looked very scary from outside. But I do not know how scared he must be from inside. At the end his family is held captive here.
That is one thing that was going through my head. “Why is he helping me to get out. If they find out, which they will for sure. Then what. What about his daughter.” I was scared for all of us. There will surely be reciprocations for what he is doing. i was waiting for a good moment to talk to him but how do I ask him while we are running away.
We reached the top floor. This is probably the closet I have been to freedom in these 6 months. The doors opened. We walked out. This floor was different. It had the most security. Other floors had more people in it. We went into a room. As soon as we went in, I started firing questions at Mr. B. “What is going on? And Why are you helping me? Won’t your family be in danger after this?” And at this point Mr. B had tears in his eyes.
He said while bursting in tears, “Sara is no more. They killed my daughter. They did some kind of experiment on here. This is fucking fucked up. So many people have died in this place. Just for people who don’t give a shit about them. All they are about science and progress. But progress on what, killing soul of the present for the future. It is fucked up man. All I can do is I can get you out of here. I got you in this trouble and it is my responsibility to get you out.” Mr. B was in complete shambles.
“I was the person who brought you here that day from the river. And that day itself the operations were performed on you. But it luckily did not work it. I think it is go and I got a chance for redemption. The only good thing I can do is get you out of here. Kid! I am sorry.”
“There is no point in saving me it feels like. They will find me from anywhere and drag me here again.”
“Maybe no. I will not only get you out of here. But I have arranged transportation for you to get you out of this country.”
He had actually came prepared. I was surprised. Yet I did not believe I would not be able to get out. But all I can do is try. All I can do is believe. That is all I had. Hope. I looked at him and said, “But what about you? What about of your wife?”
“Both of us died with Sara. We do not have any purpose of living anymore. Especially in this shit hole. But of us are ready for our demise. And actually we are hoping is comes fast. But before that we have to destroy this place from inside. We will bring this place down with us.”