The Wanted and Unwanted
There’s a big difference between peasants and nobles. One has everything and the other
has nothing. My name is Qiu Chen Zhao. My life consists of simple things, I start off my day with a bowl of nice, warm, boiled rice that I farmed myself and a glass of polluted water. After that I walk to my nice welcoming brown door,walk out into the sunshine, then I start to harvest the crops in the brown dirt fields, and I throw down seeds until I see the sun go over the hills. I could imagine Nobles just have to sit there and have their slaves feed them all the delicious food they want.
Finally, when the sun goes down over the mountains and everything gets dark, I start getting work done. I’ve done this many times without getting caught. I put my old woven sack over my head and I make sure it still fits. Then I sneak out of my poor sad looking neighborhood with all the run down houses and I run into the big town where there’s some good pickings in the expensive houses, where nobles live. The glass shattered and fell into the grass outside the window and it didn’t make a sound. I scrambled through the window careful as to not wake the sleeping people. I don’t think they heard me for I did it quietly without a sound. I see a glittering jewel on the table glowing in the moonlight, so I grab it and then I hear a loud clink on the ground next to me. I look down and I see a gold ring, still spinning on the ground. I grab it and hear a rustle behind me.
“AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!” There was a loud scream behind me and then, I hear loud quickly paced footsteps down the hall “Zhè shì zěnme huí shì!” (What’s going on down there!) I couldn’t think, I was to scared so, I jumped out the window and I heard a loud crack for I had landed on my leg the wrong way “AWWWWWWWWW!” I felt as if my knee was on fire. As I lay on the ground I hear from above me “ Wǒmen dédàole tā” (We got him). about 4 minutes later I was taken by Large, muscular people in battle armor also known as the forbidden troops. As I lay on the ground in grueling pain all I can hear is “Take him to jail!” Then I was thrown into a cell…
CREEK!! PTf! I hear the cell door closing as I am enveloped in darkness. I could barely see my hands in front of my face for there were only 3 torches in the whole room that let out so little light. I thought to myself “ I need to get out of here.” but I knew there was no hope for I was probably 20ft underground. A day passed and I was fed through a small hole in the cell door. About 3 days passed and I was sick and tired of sitting in a small enclosed space rotting away getting skinnier and skinnier so, I decided to grab the forbidden troops through the large metal bars when he came to feed me then I covered his mouth and choked him. I Stole his keys off his belt and opened the cell door very quietly. I very calmly scrambled up the stairs and looked around. I saw large strong looking guards everywhere, There was no hope for me. I tried to think but my adrenaline was pumping for I was so scared, I tried to hop past a guard but he yelled something and all the other guards and they all stood on alert, then I hopped faster and faster towards the door, they yelled at me but I ignored them for I had a long way to go. A long beautifully crafted battle axe swung past my face so I ducked and barely avoided it hitting me. Then a long bronze sword came and slashed me across the arm, I gushed blood from the gouge. After that I was about at the door when a stone axe blocked my vision.
Death isn’t such a bad thing. It’s peaceful without any farming having to be done and no water to be drank, no rice to be boiled. There’s no sunshine but that never bothered me. It’s quiet with no one else. My leg doesn’t hurt, my head feels better and I’m sure I’ll go mad pretty soon ,but as I’m surrounded in darkness I feel like I’m finally going to be at peace without the worry of being caught.