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Soot can be deceiving Vaugn stared up at the flickering shadows telling their stories through erratic dancing on the dark roof It had scarcely been two days since Vaugn had been lying in his scratchy prison bed and he didnt miss one minute of the cruel life It was the same everyday wake up follow orders go to bed at the end of an exhausting day then you have the next day to look forward to He hadnt heard from anyone on the outside and watching other detainees get visitors and letters from family was hard but he had become accustomed to a hardened life After how many years he couldnt remember his sister had come to visit to tell him his mum was dying and she wanted to see him He had disappointed his mother being a criminal for a son and felt no pride serving time for his criminal acts- stealing cars Ten second Vaugn thats what they used to call him earning the title being able to take any car he wished- in ten seconds flat Although ten seconds turned into ten years when the police caught up with him stupid pigs think they own everything He spat Lena averted her watch from the fire to glower at Vaugn You shouldnt spit in church And now he had escaped he was on the run sheltering in an abandoned church for the night with a white girl who was also trying escape from her old life Vaughn turned his head to look at Lena then turned his gaze back to the ceiling God aint done nothing for me Lena rolled on her side facing away from him Closing his eyes Vaugns thoughts drifted off into dreams He slept deeply even when the breeze came up and blew one of the old rickety windows open He slept on as several embers were blown across the
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