They came for her eyes at night, and removed them without anesthetic. Lidia hoped the pain would kill her, but she survived the agony.
Engulfed by darkness, her senses sharpened. She could hear the others in their cages. Crying. Begging. Waiting for Them to yank their organs and feed the carcasses to the pigs.
Lidia wondered if They ate the pigs. Maybe They sold them… Rambling thoughts to keep her busy. Sane.
They emptied the cages, one by one. The people vanished, but their stench remained.
She waited. They never returned.
Fresh air filled her lungs, the reviving scent of freedom.