Read after or Before I don't care...
'We are now in the forest of a small, uncharted island. We hope to find people to study today.'- Dr. Cheryl Pasternak
I ran through the forest as the tall pale men chased after me.
That day had been so peaceful. I turned 19 and got my birthday ring. We had been celebrating and dancing and just having fun. But as our leader placed the ring onto my finger, a young girl fell to the the ground with a dart in her arm. A few more were fired before everyone started to flee.
I lost track of everyone, and I was running by myself. The men tried shooting the darts at me, but I was lucky enough to dodge them. I was nearly away from them when I happened to trip over a tree root. One of the men grabbed my arm and picked me up.
"We ain't here to hurt you, girl. Just stay still and you'll be safe." The one said. The other was about to shoot the dart.
A female appeared out of nowhere, watching. "The last one. Well, Jacob and Travis beat you to getting everyone, I swear they just shot the darts at anything that moved. After she's done, put her with the others. Then we'll start the research."
The two men nodded, and the dart hit my arm.
After a short time of uncoordinated vision and actions, the forest started to fade, darken and blur, and I lost total coordination, as I slipped into a dark and fuzzy unconsciousness.