Annie did not struggle as she was thrown into the cell, as the door was removed to make room, and the slow process of her immurement was carried out. When it was done and she was left alone in the pitch black, the sounds of the workers muffled and faded away, Annie slipped free from the ropes that bound her with ease. She remained sitting on the floor for a time before pushing herself up to move towards the bricks that sealed her in, and gently touched them.
Annie couldn’t even cry. It felt like there was nothing left in her but a hollowness she had never felt before, even years ago when she had been so ready to die. Whether she lived or died now didn’t matter. Annie had betrayed Elias, and as a result he had abandoned her. She didn’t blame him, Annie had known what she was doing. This was really preferable to having to see Elias and Elle married, seeing them every day together. Annie couldn’t have bared to see Elle forced into something she herself couldn