I ran as fast as I could, despite the leg and other ailments. I couldn't feel the pain, the adrenaline rush was too high. A couple seconds later I was there… I could read clearly the message on the wall, right at the entrance of a subway stairway. It is a message that only I would understand, only I would be able to interpret the meaning. She was smart, she has always being. In this day and era you can't leave a clear message that would indicate your whereabouts or plans, because people would use that to hunt you down, find you and hurt you. You have to be stealth, cryptic, subtle…. and this message was exactly that.
I read it, over and over again, as to remember each and every time we said it to each other, in that funny, jovial joking tone. When we were together on the couch cuddling watching a movie, or cooking in the kitchen, or eating at the table. It was as funny as it is silly:
"You so Crazy!"
I suddenly broke out of my almost hypnotic state and tried to enter the subway station, but the entrance was blocked by debris and concrete. It was impossible to get through that. But I had to get in, nothing could stop me.
I searched and searched, every angle, every possibility…. and after about an hour I found a way. There was a hole on the north side of what was a building, completely on the opposite side of the subway entrance. The hole lead right into the station. Without thinking about it I jumped in. I was there, where I wanted to be. I started searching, I am not completely sure for what. For anything, any clue, any sign. The smell was putrid, the place was humid, I knew for sure it was very unlikely that there was a living person there…. I searched for hours and couldn't find anything. Whatever was there I couldn't "see" it. Exhaustion got the best of me and I dropped to the ground…. I passed out.
A stream of light woke me up, I am not sure how long I was out. Defeated and battered, it was time to figure out a way out of this hole. That is when I saw it… there was this locker closet behind a red door… all the lockers were open and sacked except one. One locker was untouched, it had a lock. I made my way to it and started trying to open it. There was no proper angle or tool to force it open, maybe one of the reasons it was still there. I needed to come up with the combination, what could it be?
One try, nope. Second try, nope. Tried and tried again, what combination would she had used for me to figure out. Tried again, and again and again…….finally it hit me: 1 – 8 – 2 – 8
Inside was a note: "If you opened this locker, you know where I went. First up then down. You so crazy! I love you!
I turned around, put the shirt on, walked out of the locker room and gathered myself.
I know where to go now!
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