A distance away, there was a tap, dripping slowly. I could hear every drop landing on the ground.
I could hear everything, for other than that, there was nothing but the deafening silence.
The cave I was in was small, but there was sharp stones and rocks sticking out everywhere.
Every step had to be careful.
Straining my eyes to look further up ahead, I thought I saw a small glow.
It was faint.
But definitely light.
Hope lifted my heart. Was I really that close to my exit? Was I really going to get out of here? That soon?
I burst into a grin, and energy rushed back into me.
My legs started moving, bolting into a speedy run.