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He came to a halt, his body suddenly taught, his mind in shock as he stared at the tiny woman laid on a metal framed bed. Her hair was dark, long and tangled, some of it laid across her face as she stared unseeing at the ceiling. Her hands were tied to the bed by leather cuffs attached to a cable running underneath the metal frame, her legs attached very much the same way. She was thin, so utterly thin that Rhand could probably play chopsticks on her ribs.
But it was her expression–one of agony that pulled at something deep inside him. Her eyes, such a vivid green, were wet with silent tears that flowed into her hairline, and her lips were so cracked, she reminded him of a wilting flower in the sun. Her skin was so pale, almost see though, like a wet piece of parchment paper, her veins so close to the surface, he could see her weak pulse at her neck.
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Anger shot through Rhand so fast, he heard all the metal in the shitty place groan. The woman made a weak move and turned her head towards him. Her movements were sluggish and stiff looking, and when her eyes tried to focus upon him, Rhand saw the evidence of drugs as her gaze wavered, her lids blinking heavily before a smile spread across her chapped lips.
“I only wanted water,” she whispered, her voice so quiet, so weak Rhand almost didn’t hear her.
It was then, he saw a man—a human man—wearing a doctor’s coat laying crumpled at the foot of her bed. His body was still as death, his eyes wide with shock. Rhand glanced upwards and saw the place where the slab of concrete had fallen from the ceiling, the strip light flickering, its casing having been shattered somehow. Small roots from a plant dangled where the light used to hang, their presence odd surrounded by so much concrete and darkness. He glanced back to the body and barely resisted saying ‘Serves you right.’ Before he turned his attention back to the girl.
He strode forward and snapped the cable that ran underneath the bed tying her hands together and did the same for her feet restraints. The woman didn’t try to move though she was free, and Rhand’s anger pulsed once again, knowing she was probably too weak to move, or to do anything.
These human bastards had kept this woman locked up like an animal.