“James, they gonna be real mad at us if they catch us.”
“Then make sure you keep looking for them so I can dig. I can’t dig too fast with this spoon.”
Ever since he arrived, James had been looking for a way out. He tried to climb over the fence, but the barbed wire kept him locked inside. James and his crew longed for the freedom of life on the other side of the fence. He thought he had the perfect plan. He swiped a spoon from the cafeteria, and for the last few days had spent his free time digging a small hole under a secluded part of the fence while T and Wilson kept watch.
Today was going to be the day. He could feel it.
He didn’t know what the outside world held for him, but that wasn’t going to stop him.
He had cleared enough room to barely squeeze his frame through when T yelled over to him, “James, quick! He’s coming!”
James tried feverishly to pull himself the rest of the way through the tunnel, but his pantleg became entangled in the chainlink. The rest of his crew ran. The guard grabbed hold of James’ leg and yanked him back through the fencing and lifted him up by his ankle.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing, kid? You wanna be ripped to shreds? You’re coming with me.”
He then led James across Runway 10 and back towards the terminal.