"Argh!" Gabrielle slammed on the brakes as she almost pasted the small pull off for the trailhead. She slowly pulled over to the side glad to find that there was only one other car there. It was a big black SUV. She climbed out of her little car and went around to the trunk, she took out her small pack that held a water bottle, her camera, her journal and pen. She locked the car up and put her keys in the pack as well. She looked down checking the laces on her hiking boots making sure they were tied. She loved the new boots, she just got them a week ago, but it has been too cold to try them out. She was ready for the hike today. She wore her long brown hair in a long braid with a pink beanie that covered her ears. She had on khaki pants, white long sleeve tshirt and a brown and pink North Face Coat on as well. She had been on this trail only once before, but she was not worried that she only had an about two hours before sundown. The hike to the bridge only take her about 40 minutes considering she was in great shape and used to hiking. She would be done in plenty of time. Plus have time to take the pictures and take notes on what she needed for class.
As she walked at a good pace. She was so glad she was not going to have to deal with anyone else. She was about 10 minutes from the location she was headed to when she heard some awful noises. Her first instinct was bear. Her heart started racing as she turn slightly off the path to see what was going on. She scolded herself the whole time as she walked closer to the noise. She stopped suddenly in her tracks when her eyes locked in on the "noise". It took her mind a moment to realize it was a human, she could not tell if it was male or female, being beaten by three large men. One had a chain wrapped around their fist, he was about 6'3 and looked like a pro wrestler. The smallest guy was still about 6' and had a metal pipe or club. The one in the middle looked like he was just finished with... was that a knife? Gabrielle covered her mouth as we realize the guy had just slit the throat of the victim. Although her hands covered her mouth the scream still escaped. Her eyes grew wide as she realized she had screamed and they had heard her! They threw the body onto the ground and looked up at her. It did not take them long to realize she had witnessed what they had done. She turned and started running. Tree limbs slapping at her as she ran wild not paying any attention to where she was going. She could hear the heavy foot steps of the men following her.
Sometime later her running had slowed, but she did not stop. Not even to catch her breath. She was so tired she felt like her legs where going to give completely out. Her side ached and her mouth was so dry. She continued growing scared as the sun was setting. It was already so dark it was hard to tell where she was going. Finally her legs did the unthinkable. They literally gave out. As she fell hard to the ground, she rolled over to a tree and hugged it. She held her breath and listened. Wondering how far behind the men were. She could still here alot of noises, but wasn't sure what they were. Too tired to do anything she laid there awaiting her death.
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