As Kayla was slowly and sickly following Mfumbe as they approached the gas station that they would steal food from. They had to pretend that they were looking for items to buy and not just looking around being suspicious. They had done this once before but this felt different.
They hadn't eaten for days so this was like a dream for them. Kayla went to the front of the store and Mfumbe went to the back to steal some small items of food and a thermometer. He had to get just enough so they wouldn't starve but not to much to take any chances of getting caught.
Kayla had saw the store clerk look at her a few times so she decided to scrounge around and look at the candy for a distraction until the clerk stopped looking at her. She knew she had to look like she was just a regular shopper looking for some goods to buy.
Mfumbe swiftly and secretly put the food and thermometer in the waistband of his pants and consciously went to the front of the store and asked if Kayla was ready to go. But the clerk kept looking at the two of them. Without them knowing the clerk had called the officers and they were outside
The Officer had saw them and tried stopping them. Kayla could hear Mfumbe telling her to run and hide but she was sick so she slowly ran with just enough time to get her self away but Mfumbe had gotten caught. Kayla ran far and she looked behind her looking for Mfumbe but he wasn't there. Kayla had lost all hope but kept moving
She couldn't risk getting caught because she was stealing and did not have the Bar-Code tattoo. She was sad and hopeless without Mfumbe. But she needed to find safety and food. So she moved along the woods close to anything she could hide in.