It was an intense change and everything happened so quickly. It was still dark and it seemed there was no way out, but there was one significant change. The Mother Bear was there for her. Grace felt something beyond Fear. She stood up and climbed up to sit on the back of the Bear. The Bear slowly climbed to the entrance of the pit, broke through all the barriers and came out in the other end. They found themselves in the center of the dell. The Gorillas became mad and they started anxiously jumping and shouting around from the top of their cliffs.
Grace slide off from the back of the Bear and gazed at the pathway leading to freedom. She looked back at the Bear and the Bear nodded. She turned back towards the center of the dell and started to walk that way. She went straight to a wounded creature while the Gorillas’ screaming were echoing from the walls. She visited all the injured ones, one after another, and rendered first aid and all the need she could do for them. She was on the mid of the arena, alone, walking around, helping with healing remedies unarmed, as there was an unseen protective circle around her and nobody dared to get close to her anymore. The Gorillas were in panic. They had no clue what to do. And from that intense feeling they started to attack each other.
Grace took her time. She completely ignored the screaming. Her consern was the wounded ones. She checked all and finally went back to the Mother Bear. They both looked up at the cliffs to the fighting Gorillas, turned away and left the Dell through the main entrance.
It was an end of an Era. Something cracked the wall of Fear.
It was Hope.
Hope, that the system can be altered and defeated.
Hope, that even in the darkest place, there is a way out. There is hope... always...
A3, marker pen drawing
photo source: Dasha Kond