| I opened My eyes. The room was filled with a golden light that bounced off the shiny meddle bars on the windows and doors. I became aware of footsteps in the passage outside my room, and the creek of a door opening and closing. As the footsteps drew closer, I reached for my stolen lightning rod and took up a defensive posission against the far wall. then my door opened.
"You there! Come!" the voice growled at me. I stood, unwilling to move. The guard took 2 steps forward and slapped me hard. I still didn't move. Fourteen years in this hellhole had taught me to never let my feelings and/or reactions show.