It was dark. Really dark, that I couldnt see my hand in front of my face. I lay huddled on the hard concrete floor, walls and darkness surrounding me. I could hear voices above me. Not loud. Not quite, but just enough that I could make out words. I heard a TV going and two different male voices. I was stripped of all my belongings, my bag, my cell phone and all the rest of the stuff in it.
A sharp pain struck my side. Like a lightning bolt striking the ground. I clutched my side as the pain sharpened. I could have sworn one of them kicked me. I lay there huddled in a ball. A tear began to form. I wiped it back. I thought of David. If only I could hear his beautiful voice again.
I heard voices flare up. Hey look were on TV! I heard one of the voices say. I jumped up. Ignoring the pain screaming from my side. I lent against the door, pressing my ear up to hear.
Local girl, Mykhaila Campbell, was taken from a convenience store while shopping in Montreal today
There looking for me I thought.
Now words from her partner
David! I said out loud.
Please if anyone has any information about where Mykhaila could be can you please contact the Montreal Police Department
By now tears were streaming down my checks. Lights came on and I scrambled down. I hid behind, what I could now see, a washing machine.
Come out come out where ever you are! said one of the guys now fully in the room.
I sunk more and more behind the machine. I held my breath and shut my eyes tight. All of a sudden something grabbed me by the arm and flung me across the room. I hit the wall and landed with a thud on the floor. The pain in my side intensified. I felt blood fill up the weaving in my t-shirt. The second guy, who seen rather quiet, came down and wham! His foot collided with my side. The pain was incredible. So bad that it kept me awake. Oh how badly did I want to pass out. Get away from all this madness. But I couldnt. Forced to with stand this torture.
Time for ransom. Vividly said by the first guy.
He dialled some numbers on my phone. Oh how I wished that David came through that door. But the more time passed, the more tears formed in my eyes.
He threw the phone at me. Davids name was on the screen. I placed my ear to the headset.
David! I cried.
Mykhaila, Mykhaila. Are you alright? Where are you?
Im fine. I clutched my side. But before I could continue they took the phone off me.
He started to yell into my phone a left the room. The second guy knelt down beside me. He reached into his pocket and began to pull something out. I cringed think that he was about to hurt me. But all I felt was a tiny prick in the top of my arm. I watched him pull out a syringe as I drifted off to sleep.
I was home. I couldnt believe it. Everything was back to normal, perfect. Back the way it used to be. But it didnt seem right. David. Where was David? I searched for him, but he wasnt anywhere. I found him sitting on a chair in our living room.
David. I said as I walked towards him.
But he didnt respond. Like as if he couldnt hear me. I felt confused. I move towards him to check if he was asleep, see his face again. But I couldnt. Some thing was holding me back. I struggled. It was too overwhelming and I faded of into the darkness.
I woke. Still in darkness, but it was soft now. My arms were chained together. So were my legs. I struggled to try and remove the chains but they were to tightly locked to me. There was a tiny, faint beam of light flowing in from a gap in the boards over the windows. It made a visibility only faint. I tried to sit up. Wriggling like a worm. I managed to sit up the pain from my side was incredible. My heart was pounding so hard that I could feel it in my head. I lay back down. Weak from the struggling.
David. I whispered.
I was so scared. David would have made it all better. Just his presences, would at least made my mind feel better.
Suddenly the door and light came bursting into the room, destroying the darkness, I squinted my eyes until they got used to the storm of light. A tall dark figure entered the room, knelt down beside me and a tiny prick went into my arm. He held my chin, and pulled my face to face his. I looked into his eyes. They were sparkling in the light as I drifted off to sleep.
I woke with a thud, as my head hit the roof which seemed to be rather close. I was cramped somewhere small. Once my hearing returned and I made some sense of the situation I heard an engine. I then felt like I was moving. A boot, I thought, Im in a car. I felt it stop as all of a sudden I was flung forward, connecting my body with the back of the boot. My head was pounding.
The boot opened and the light flooded in. It wasnt who I was expecting to see. As my eyes began to get used to the light and focus on the man outside, I was lifted up and onto something soft. I looked around. There were a lot of flashing lights. Pretty, I thought. I was rushed forward and up into an ambulance. A loud siren came on and pounded its way through my skull. I cringed. Trying to block out the surroundings. People everywhere. Plugging me into this that and the other machine they had.
The ambulance ground to a halt. Everything went forward. I was still awake, barely, because of all the stuff they had me connected before. I knew where I was and where they were taking me. Door opened and more people crowded me. I was raced into a room. Wide awake but not responding to anything. I was plugged into many more machines. Lots of people doing test, touching me. They all seemed to have cold hands.
Some one touched my side. I sat up screaming in pain. Just screaming. All I could get out of my mouth.
David! David! I started yelling.
Everyone around me was trying to calm me. Getting me to rest. Someone pricked me in my shoulder. The same feeling I felt before. My body instantly relaxed as I drifted off to sleep.
My eyelids slowly began to open. Everything was blurry.
David! I sat up yelling.
Mykhaila. Dont worry Im here.
His warm lips touched my for head. My body calmed and I lay back down. He cradled my hands in his. I looked into his eyes. I smile crept onto my face and tears began to form in my eyes. Tears of joy. Relief from this nightmare. Complete and utter happiness. He wiped them off my cheeks.
Dont worry. Its alright. Youre safe.
I closed my eyes and buried my head into his shoulder. The feeling was awesome. Better than I had imagined.
David was here. I was safe. David was here and nothing could be better.