We were feeling abandoned. And losing track of the time since we last saw our captors.
Then something happened that interrupted the passage of time. The sameness we had been locked into. The ground beneath our feet shuddered and heaved.
Was it an earthquake? Or something manmade and more sinister?
When the chamber quit shaking, the door fell open. It had sprung free from its frame.
We lost no time in exiting. Nothing and no one impeded our scramble up and out from the bottom of the dam.
All the sentry points in the area were deserted and a pungent odor pervaded everywhere.
We made one attempt to reach the city, but turned back at the sight of bodies everywhere.