The train stops again and I carefully hold on to the backpack with our cans. I would’ve never guessed how difficult it was to clutch something while pretending to be asleep.

Our plan is as simple as it is idiotic but we were left with no other choice. Our free pass for the English Channel expires tomorrow night and we still have to pass the checkpoints in Oxford and London, before boarding the ferry in Dover. So, even if we manage not to get kicked out of this train, or worse, it will still be a close call.

What are the odds? I wonder, when a distant “tickets, please!“, almost makes me drop my backpack.

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With Manuela Rondón (CW), Joao Vitor Soneghet (AD).


Tutors: Marlon von Franquemont.