They were trying to escape from her mother's boss, she owed him some money.
She tried every means to pay but she couldn't,if he catches her he will kill her but if she's lucky enough he'll sell her to some human traffickers
She didn't want any of that so she tried escaping but he has eyes and ears in the city now his men's are after them.
Mom I'm tired. Yelena said panting as they got closer to the woods
You can't be we need to run away if we don't he's going to kill us. She said
Mom we can find a way to pay him back or beg him. Yelena said
No dear you don't understand he doesn't forgive or listen to excuse. She said
We need to keep moving. She add and they started walking away into the bush.
Mom they are coming! Yelena yell as she pointed at them
They were about to take a step when her mother's leg was shot with a bullet
Mother! She yell holding her
Dear leave I will be a hindrance. Her mother said
No mom stay with me...I can't. Yelena cried
Yelena leave! You have to survive!. She yell
Mother. Yelena sob trying to help her stand properly
They are going to catch you if you wait here I can't let that happen. She sniff between her words.
But I can't leave you mom. Yelena sob
You are the strongest girl I know so survive for your mother. She cried cupping her cheeks in her palm
I love you Mom. Yelena utter before running into the woods
After her! One of the men said pointing at Yelena's back
Yelena run with tears falling on her eyes making her vision a little blurry but she kept going because she needs to survive
Two of the men ran after her shooting their guns in her direction but she wasn't hit she got to a river and suddenly stopped
What do I do? She bit her lower lip
Seems like you have no where to go. One of the guys said as they pointed a gun at her
How sure are you? She ask panting
Hundred. One of them answered
She stared at the river then back at them before saying... If I were you I won't be so sure.
What do you mean? One of them ask
Find out. She said before jumping into the river
They fired their guns into the river a bullet grazed her arm making it difficult for her to swim
*Yelena leave! You have to survive!* Her mother's word rang in her head
I have to survive. She said swimming ignoring the pain she's feeling on her arm
The next morning
Yelena's body could be seen beside the shore, her arm was swollen and her face looks pale
If you don't take a closer look you will assume that she's dead
Two guy were smoking as they walk beside the shore.
Is that a dead body? One of them asked
Let's check it out. The other answered
They rush towards her and shake her unconscious body
She's alive but her pulse is weak. The first one said
I can help. The other said inter locking his hand as he placed it on her chest, putting pressure on chest it didn't take long for her to spit out water and gasping for air
She's alive. They said at the same time happily
Where am I? Yelena asked weakly as she open and close her eyes
What should we do about her? The second one ask
The ship will be arriving today we should sell her. He answered
But she's wounded. The second one said rasing her arm
We will treat it... Help me carry her it our lucky day. He said as they raised her on her feet
Putting her arm across their necks before walking away
Yelena was lying on a wooden bed with her arm tied together and her leg
What happened to me? Was I caught? She thought as she stared around the room
Suddenly the memory of how she jump into the river, her wounded arm all of it came back to her
Then where am I? She ask no one in particular
Help! Who's there? Help me! She yell
I see you are awake. The first guy said walking into the room
Who are you? What do you want from me? She ask
You don't need to know who I am. He answered
Why? Yelena ask
He smirk as he moved closer to her,he leaned until Yelena could feel his breath on her neck.
She felt scared as she gulp down nothing.
He whispered into her ears..Because you'll be leaving soon
Leaving? Where am I going? She managed to ask
Bro the ship is here. The second guy said cutting him short as he walk into the room
Alright we need to get you going. He said carrying her on his shoulders
Put me down. She yell trying to hit his back but her tied hands denied her
Shut up! He fired at her making her flinch
This is hopeless,so just stay down. The second guy said
After a while they were at the shore where a ship was, so many girls were in the ship they were tied too.
Yelena was put with them while the guys went to meet a middle aged man, after few minutes of discussion they left.
What's going on here? Yelena ask one of the girls
We are being sold... this ship is going to Mexico,our various master will come and buy us there. She explained
Is this really my fate? Yelena ask no one in particular as a single tear left her eyes