I've Been There Before

Chapter 3 She Is Released from the Prison


Three years later.


The gate of the women's prison in City opened. A woman slowly walked out after a short while.


The woman looked ridiculously thin with the white dress in her. The dress was the same as that day when she was sent to the women's prison three years ago. With the dress in her, she was like putting on a big sack.


She walked slowly, step by step towards the platform more than 100 meters away. She was carrying a black plastic bag with 6 dollar and 5 cents and an ID card in it.


In the hot summer, she was walking on the gravel road. Today's temperature was at least 91.4 F. The woman walked under the sun, but she had no a drop of sweat.


There were bruises on the pale skin. Even on the face which was near the hairline, there was a scar about three centimeters in length, which was very obtrusive.


When the bus came, the woman got on the bus and carefully took out a coin from the black plastic bag and put it into the coin box of the bus.

There was no one on the bus. The driver took a look at her, and then looked away in disgust... The people who got on the bus here were all prisoners in the prison. How could they be good people?


The woman didn't seem to see the driver's eyes. She walked to the back seat of the bus. She chose a seat to sit down, trying not to attract attention.


As the car was driving, she looked out the window along the way... Three years had changed a lot.


She sneered... Yes, three years, not only the world outside the prison had changed a lot but her.


When the bus drove to a bustling area, she suddenly got a shock... After she was released from the prison, where should she go?


Suddenly, she realized an imminent fact that she had nowhere to go.