Tuesday, October 28th 1941
I can hardly manage to lift my pen. I struggle to keep my eyes open, and every muscle in my body is sore. We awoke before the sun this morning. We gathered what little things we had, and headed out for the Border. It is a long ways away. I was not told how long until the deadline, but I know it's not going to be tomorrow. The most difficult part was to get out of the city. Though it was early morning, and not even the Birds were awake, there is still authorities pacing the streets. We had to duck behind every alleyway whenever we saw even a Branch swaying in the breeze. Our route meandered through forests and countrysides. Only small villages were in our way. that way we could get food. We walked Non-Stop from the moment we woke up, to hours after the sun had already gone to bed. Once we reached the woods, things were a little easier. You would think going through rugged terrain would be harder. But in the rugged terrain, there are no soldiers to turn us in. I talked a lot to Jakob as we walked. I find he makes the best company. As long as we speak quietly, we can talk almost as much as we normally would. It doesn't matter our age Gap, he speaks to me as an equal. Jakob says we are both older than our years. I also discovered he is a great storyteller. We would see a bird fly by, and he would make up a story about an Epic Journey a little Sparrow ventured in order to find his family. I can't wait to hear more of his stories. On another note, I only had one meal today. I feel hungry, but father says I should get used to it. She says he'll be hard-pressed to get enough food for us to even have that much. It will be a cold night tonight. We can't risk lighting a fire, for someone might see the smoke. Will have to wrap ourselves in blankets and huddle together to stay warm. I know this was a short entry today, diary. But my hand keeps slipping, and my eyes keep closing. I am too tired to write much more. I must get used to this. For we will be on the run for a while. Well, that is good night.