GENRE: Science Fiction
Scene: Hawk has escaped from a research facility with the help of a security guard named Ed. They are hiding out in a mountain cabin. They have been found.
Rapid footsteps pounded heavy across the wooden cabin porch. Ed burst in with a wild expression on his face.
"Ed, what's going on?"
Ed turned to grab him by the arm, jerking him to his feet.
"Hey! Oww. What are you doing? You're squeezing too har--"
"I've got to hide you. They're coming."
Ed grabbed Hawk's bag in his other hand and dragged him toward the hearth.
"Ed," Hawk pulled back. "This is a one-room cabin. There's no place to hide."
Ed halted him at one side of the fireplace, dropped the bag and pressed a small stone. There was a muffled grinding of metal and stone against stone. A section of the stonework suddenly popped ajar. Ed tugged, revealing a cramped storage space hidden within the stonework of the hearth. Ed shoved Hawk toward it. "Get in!"
Hawk tore away, freeing from the grip on his arm. "In there? I won't fit!
"You'll fit. You'll have to. Now get in! There's no time to argue." Ed seized him by his shirt shoulder and tugged him toward the small space.
"All right! All right! Let go."
Ed released him and helped him slip into the tiny space, tucking his feet in as Hawk balled up inside. He then stuffed his bag in on top of him.
"Ed, what is this? Why do you have this compartment?"
"See that iron bar in front of you?" Ed said as if he hadn't heard him. "That's a release lever. Use it to open this hatch if I can't get back."
"Can't get back? Ed! You aren't going to leave me in here, are you?"
Ed closed the stone hatch, sealing Hawk in.
Hawk gasped a desperate whimper. "Ed?"