Look Alive Sunshine! Part 3

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Look Alive Sunshine! Part 3

The next morning, I told A.J. That I needed to go to the grocery store and I might be out running errands when he gets home. True enough. I'd either be “out” or being called as a sick, crazy person at the head Station. Either way, I would be gone. Gone....Wow, my dreams finally true, but would it be true? Who could tell? I just would have to take my chances.
After A.J. Left, I went and shut the screens. They would only stay down for a few minutes, but I could used that time. I grabbed all my old clothes I hid, and packed them into my bag, then I grabbed some batteries, always useful, I thought. We already have a few gas masks in the car, so I'm good. I grabbed my city pass. A.J. Certified it, so hopefully, it will let me out.
I drove out to the gates. I wore dark sunglasses to hide my eyes and my hair half covered my face. The guard looked at me weirdly, and then my card, then my car.
“Uh, ma'am, where are you going?”
“Oh, sheltering the poor box out a few miles into the desert, for any stragglers.”
“I see, well, ma'am, we have certificated gentlemen who do that every day.”
Ah, so this was going to be harder. I looked at the guard and made my voice sound truly hurt. “When I was young, our family would bring old clothes to the poor all the time. Every day we would do it, and I stopped, but my cousin used to do it, and she is deathly ill, being 80. I promised to bring this last load for her. It was her dying wish.” Well, not a complete lie. Our family did bring clothes to the poor. Before the war, and before I was orphaned, and before A.J. Found me.
The easily fooled man looked as if he would cry, “I wish I could help ya, ma'am, I really do, but I do not have the authority to let you out. If you can get a signed pass, then I can let you through.”
I glared at him, all feelings gone except for the hatred for all the pill-taking, emotion-free guards. I revved my engine and screeched out of the city, into the desert. I heard sirens, and cars after me, with lazer guns. I gunned it, and sped away, not knowing where I was headed. Suddenly, a bright light flashed, and I was blinded. I couldn't see a thing, just colors everywhere. Then my car flipped over, and I feel through something. I heard the large explosion a few yards away from me. That was way too close. I was sure to be taken in. I dreaded the arms that eventually picked me up. The Guards had found me, and I was going back to prison. “Too late.” I thought, and blacked out.
“We should do what we usually do, Karma.”
“She doesn't look that dangerous, besides, she was running away.”
“Doesn't look like the usual run away.”
“She's not going to hurt us.”
“Ha! She couldn't even hurt a fly. I'm not worried about that. She's a skinny weakling and I could take her out any day.”
“Don't say that! You'll scare her! Well, she should be waking up soon. Shock doesn't last longer then this.”
“Pah! I hate girls who get scared easily.”
“You hate all girls. No surprise. Sweetie? Hello? Are you awake?”
I opened my eyes to see a girl, about my age, so more of a lady, but she was sitting about a foot from where I was lying. Behind her was, to my surprised recognition, Kobra Kid. I blinked. The girl, or Karma, had red hair, but with some brown in it, weird and colorful clothes (the kind of style I liked), and had a bandanna over her mouth.
“Hey there, sleepy.” She smiled there and winked at me.
“Wha....who?...” I managed to mumble out, too shocked to speak. So, it was the Killjoys, finally. It was almost too good to be true, but also very frightening.
“Huh, she's also brainless, it seems.” I heard Kobra Kid mumble.
Karma turned to Kobra Kid with a look of disgust. “Shut up, would you? You weren't so different when you first saw your death shock.”
“Death....what? Where am I? What's going on?” I needed to know these answers.
Kobra Kid smirked, “We should be the ones asking questions, little girl. Luckily, Party Poison is on his way. He'll take care of you nice and right.”