I squeezed through the small gap in the wire, and then I was free. I had finally escaped my prison. I ran down the path towards the forest and freedom. After a short time I could hear the footsteps of my captors behind me. They knew I had escaped, and were giving chase. I vowed I would get away this time. It was to no avail however: a large hand suddenly scooped me up.
“Aw! The little fella tried to escape the hutch again. We’ll just have to make sure there are no more gaps in the wire netting.”
There were only two Cardinal’s Guards left now. Lorna looked around her. There was a Guard on either side wearing their unmistakable crimson tabards with a gold cross in the centre. Lorna smiled. She was wearing a black mask that concealed her face. They had no idea who they were fighting.
Without warning she attacked the figure on her right. He parried her blade, while the Guard on her left moved behind her. She unexpectedly swung the blade behind her, dragging it across the chest of her would-be attacker. He yelled out and dropped to the ground. She then attacked the man in front. He parried her attack and disarmed her with his main gauche. Jumping up to the chandelier, she swung on it, her legs connecting with his chest. He fell backwards over a stone table. She jumped to the ground, retrieved her blade, and ran out the door…
By design the Ougalflougalerator was meant to make everyone’s life easier. It was a personal organiser, labour saving device, and most importantly, a time re-arranger, quite literally. When programmed correctly, periods of free time in your past and future could now be moved to when you really needed it in the present.
The Ougalflougalerator was designed by the mysterious Deep Thought corporation. An incredibly wealthy organisation that suddenly came into existence overnight, it seemed. Though the Ougalflougalerator was meant to make people’s lives easier, everyone who owned one found themselves more rushed and pressed for time than ever before.