A squeaking sound echoed nearby. Selie felt the encasing tremble and suddenly she felt something wet beneath her body. Mist sprayed up all around her. Reyna just smiled and walked out, closing the door behind her. Selie tried not to breathe in the fumes, but it was quickly filling the enclosed space. She banged on the encasing as hard as she could. Bending her knees, she sat up as far as she could and examined the metal bands that were keeping it from opening. Tears fell from her eyes as she banged and banged against it. The mist had filled the entire space and she was already breathing it in. Selie lay down and placed her feet on the top of the encasing for leverage.
“Please!” she begged, using all her strength. It barely moved. She started to feel groggy. Her eyes were fluttering. “No, no, no,” she whispered frantically.
She banged on it again, feeling a surge of adrenaline. She heard the metal squeak. Her body suddenly felt hot all over and her back began to tingle. The GX monitor nearby began to beep. The container shook with every kick. Selie squeezed her eyes shut, pushing with all her might. The GX monitor began beeping faster. She heard a horrible squeal of metal before she felt something jolt. One of the hinges of the Flexiglass covering broke on one side.
Selie’s heart skipped a beat. Despite feeling the effects of the gas, she forced her body to sit up.
I have to get out, she chanted over and over.
She pushed and kicked, focusing on the side that was loose. She coughed as the mist surrounded her, making it hard to see.
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