Giggling pierces the silence of my reading, drawing me away from my book. Yet no one is near me. Drowning out the nervousness I began to feel, I turn back toward my book and continue.
The feeling creeps back; however, the shuddering of a camera is what lures my attention behind me. A flash of light pulls me to my feet, sending shivers down my spine and throughout my body.
The pain and pounding in my chest engulfs my mind in uncontrollable paranoia. I stumble, gather my things, and leave the courtyard but knowing I’ll never leave someone’s line of sight.