"Max, what did they do to you in there? You haven't been very talkative..." Jasmine said through the wall. I sighed and put my hands in my head.
"I'm sorry...I'm just not feeling all that great." I said quietly, half hoping she wouldn't hear me.
"Okay, what's wrong?" Jasmine said. I kinda wished she would stop talking to me now...
"I had a really bad headache, and weird dream, and found out those whitecoats were 'observing' me in my sleep." I said softly.
"Like, one of those brain blasting headaches?" Jasmine asked me. I nodded, then realized this was like communicating with Iggy. He couldn't see me, and neither could she...
"I just nodded." I said dryly.
"I figured you did." She replied. There was a pause while both of us just sat there. I was thinking about my Flock...formulating an escape...wishing I had less thoughts in my head.
"I want a pencil." Jasmine said suddenly. I just about jumped out of my skin.
"Why?" I asked her.
"Because I'm bored as a fly on a wall when no one's talking." She replied. I forced a laugh then sighed.
"Max...just get out of here, okay?" Jasmine said softly.
"No, we're getting out of here together." I said firmly.
"Okay...but how?" She asked. Suddenly, I got an idea.
"Okay, do the whitecoats come in with MGeeks when they come in to get you?" I asked her.
"No..." She replied.
"Great. Can you beat up the next whitecoat that comes in to get you, then?" I continued, starting to get pumped.
"Depends on how big the next one is...I can try..." She replied slowly and quietly.
"Okay, if you can, take their whitecoat and make yourself look as evil as possible, just like one of them." I spoke the words just as they were forming in my brain. "Then, you go out and come to my room and get me out, then we go from there." I finished and hoped she was up to the challenge. Te plan required a lot on her part...
"Okay, Max...I'll try." She said quietly. Suddenly, I heard the door to her room open.
"You got this one?" I asked her.
"Yeah. He's scrawny." She whispered back. Suddenly, I heard the whitecoat start talking, then a sudden 'oof', then a few grunts, and then someone falling on the floor.
"You got him?" I asked, pressing my ear against the wall.
"Yep. Whitecoat on, clipboard in hand, and evil smile on face." Jasmine said with a cackle.
"Great! Now come get me out of here!" I said with a smile.
"Will do. Ooh, look at this big loop of keys on his belt..." I could hear her laughing still, and it was funny. I heard her walk out, close the door, then begin walking towards my door. I heard her talking to the MGeeks outside my room, then the door opened. I got up and ran over to the door, happy to be getting out of here.
"Okay, what's the plan, Stan?" She asked in a whisper as we began walking away.
"Honestly...I didn't think we'd make it this far...so give me a minute to think." I replied, hoping my brain would work fast.