It was mid-January. The frozen air was pinching at my body. It seemed to bite and smack at my skin; seemingly trying to make me colder.
My calloused feet and toes dug into the solidified water as I ran as fast as they could take me. The air whipped past my hair, smacking my cheeks as I sped on. The occasional insects that pricked my skin replaced the feeling of the syringes.
At last, I fell to the snow, panting and out of breath. I then turned around, panicking and searching for my pursuer. My head was pounding, my calves shaking and my pores sweating.
I stood up, raising my arms to the sky in triumph and glee. Although I was still breathing heavily, my journey was not yet over. I began walking towards the tree, and right then I felt a piercing pain in my side. An arrow was bent at an odd angle, sticking out of me as blood poured down me. I looked up for what seemed to be my last time...
It was my pursuer.