“Hope today goes smoothly and pays off,” Subhi says eagerly to Eli. “Don’t you worry there will be a reward,” replies Eli.
I have just left family tent and heading for Alpha tent. I have my head down trying not to bring attention to myself. I try not to make eye contact with anyone.
My eyes scatter the ground when suddenly I spot Big, Black, Shiny boots as black a coal. I look up to find that Beaver is looking down at me with a smile from ear to ear but without even a smudge of happiness in it. I think to myself, Beaver must have changed his hours because Eli said I was never to run packages when Beaver was on.
Toilet and shower
I look around to find that everyone from Alpha is looking at me with their cigarettes in their mouths and their heads shaking. My heart is pounding faster and it feels like my chest is about to burst. I am unsure of the contents in the package I am carrying and praying that it is an “inside” package.
Beaver than handcuffs me and I am taken into the office. I have been caught before but never taken into the office. Eli tells me,“Never let anyone see that you are scared.” I am trying as hard as I can not to let Beaver see that I am afraid. Beaver questions me, “What were you doing back there?”
My throat is dry, I can’t talk, I can’t say a single thing. Beaver grabs me, his hands are hard, grabbing at my shirt pulling me towards him. Beaver shoves me backwards hard against a brick wall, then crack, my head hits the wall and my tongue hits the back of my throat.