Exactly four years
They killed one person every day for two years. They stopped that though. My name is Sasha, and I have survived four years to to the day. The day it all started.
We were eating dinner. And laughing. That was the last time I laughed for four years.Then the men crashed through the windows. We were each gagged and pulled outside. I saw my friend Megan take out two of them. Then the third pulled out a gun. Bang. She crumpled to the ground. I was gagged and thrown into what I thought was I car. Then something hit me in the head, knocking me un-conscious.
Next thing I knew, I was in a bright room with white walls. There was a sink, a toilet, and a cot that I sat on. I checked for cameras. None. The bright light went out at what was maybe night. That's when I slept. Which was close to never. I was still in normal clothes. I even had a bobby pin which I used to scratch the days that went by. Or at least every time the light went out and came on. I was alone until Tyson showed up. He is the brother of my best friend Christina. Chris for short. And I kinda have a crush on him. Now it's the fourth year. No show of another person. They give us food, but nothing else. Until one day.
We sat quietly. We rarely talked. Now.
“Ty, we need to escape somehow.” I said quietly. He smiled.
“How then? We are so not ready for stuff like that.” he has stopped smiling.“Well we still have a chance. Remember all those times you, Chris and I-” I stopped short. We never talked about our old life. Never ever. “When we would sneak away and have fun?” Tears were welling in both our eyes. We couldn't help it really.
“Do you think our families are alive? Could they be out there, ready to die, and ready for us to save them. I won't give up until I know that they're safe. Even if there dead they'd want us to die fighting. Suddenly the door slid open. Someone came in. They were covered from head to toe in black clothes. They jumped in and grabbed Tyson. I heard a gunshot, then he went limp. I just stood there staring, and screaming. He was dragged out. The door slid closed. Then I moved. I ran. I slammed into were it was and banged my fists hard, yelling, “you can’t do this! I need a person to talk to. I will go insane!!!!!” I banged and scratched at the door until my hands were raw and bloody. I cried until I couldn’t no more. Then I just sat on the floor, emotionless, and not eating. He was my last hope. My last lifeline to the real world. To my old life. Now he was dead because we had planned to escape. I sat and stared were the door had been, but was gone now, waiting for it to open for me. I even tried saying “Open Sesame!” and “ Abracadabra” But it didn't work. Then, just because I needed to here something other then silence I yelled, “Open up you dumb door!!!!!!!” I had raced to my feet. It slid open. I fell backwards, stunned, as four people dressed just like the one who killed Ty walked in. All I could see were the first ones smiling familiar eyes. I leapt up, and hugged my best friend Chris. She hugged back. I looked around as Autumn, Hannah, and Megan pulled their mouth covers off.
"Megan? I saw you killed." I ran and hugged them all, feeling embarrassed that they had come to my rescue.
“Here” Chris dropped an outfit just like hers and some knee high converses. “Put this on.”
"We all have new.... talents I guess" said Chris as we practically ran down the hallway. "Tell her guys" Chris panted.
"I have hacking! Or you can call it good with computers" said Autumn delightfully.
"And I don't have any Idea" said Megan.
"I can control lights" said Hannah "It's so stupid" she looked angry.
"I got some really good hearing" Chris said turning to grin at me.
"Do you know yours yet Sasha?" asked Megan. I shook my head.
"No Idea" I said breathlessly. We then heard yelling, and I turned to see guards running after us. I sped up.
"Uh, crap! Dead end. We need to go through the window." Chris charged ahead of me, and smashed through the window, then screamed in pain. We all hesitantly dove after her. It was around a fifteen foot fall, but I was sore from being in a small cell for four years so, let's just say we all got hurt. Especially Chris. When she had screamed, we followed also to help her. Her leg was bent in a horrible direction, and she was covered in cuts from the window. She was.... crying? I think, by the sound of the heaving sobs. I crawled over to her, then looked around. All I could see was the building we had jumped from and trees, nothing else but foggy gray horrible sky. Just as I reached for her hand I heard gunshots. Bang! Bang! One went into my calf and the other..... right into Chris's chest. My leg screaming in pain, I crawled over to her. She was gasping for air, and I realized, that I too was sobbing form both the pain of seeing my friend get shot, and also from seeing the first rays of sun since four years ago. I grabbed her hand.
"You need to go. Run, I'm going to die. I feel it. I'm getting so cold. You, take them and run. No matter what happens, don't let them die. I was going to be leader and they..they knew. Now you are. Find out what happened, and fix it. Have fun, and don't die." She had said this as quick as possible. Then she gasped, and let go of my hand. I stood,turning to see so many guards surrounding me. All my friends we hiding in the trees.
"Go!" I screamed at the top of my lungs. The guards all ran at me. Then as they closed in... I jumped about twenty feet in the air and stayed there. I starred at the ground, and at the guards stunned faces. I had found my talent. I could float.
I was freaked, but really happy that I didn't just die. It took all my will power to leave Chris's dead body. I flew in the direction that my friends had gone. And yes, I said flew. In seconds I saw them, and dropped in front of them. Bad idea. They all hit each other and slammed into me.
"Just get off of me"
"Where the heck did you come from?"
I crawled out from under them. They untangled themselves, and stood up, staring at me with wide eyes.
"Yes I can fly, we need to go okay?" I said.
"How? So unfair? Would you show us?" Hannah looked angry. I rubbed my eyes. Then started to float up fast. When I opened them I was thirty or so feet in the air. Okay, the problem is, i have a fear of heights. i screamed and began to fall. Just before I slammed into the ground I put my hands out and stopped. I collapsed on the ground, then shot up brushing myself off.
"There you go. I can't even control it and I am terrified of heights. Guys, we need to run! Fast. We need to get away. We aren't safe." just as I finished my sentence, Megan collapsed onto the ground screaming in pain. I leapt over and put my hand on her shoulder. She had curled into a ball, and was rocking back and forth. Then she got onto her knees, coughing.
"Are you okay?" I asked softly.
"I saw.. things. I think it was the day that we were taken. People were killed, and houses were burnt to the ground. I heard the screams, in just my head. It was so horrible. So many people have died Sasha, and just cause' whoever took us wants.... a army I think. Full of people with horrible power. That's all I could understand. I saw all that. They want us dead. We are........ dangerous, and we will die in the end." She was sobbing now.
"You can see... time. The past, the present, and the future. I think that's your talent." Said Autumn quietly. Suddenly, she was pulled from behind, and disappeared into the bushes. So was I, and everyone was pulled. Some rag was put over my mouth. Chloroform. I struggled for a few minutes, but the hand was too strong, and soon I was unconscious. No! I can't go back there! No! I screamed in my head, as everything went black.
I was alive. And really embarrassed. I get sent to live in a destroyed world, and I get captured again twenty feet away from the prison. Way to go. So much for being a good leader.
"You better look out you idiots, cause I will kill you if you hurt any of us!!!! I will!!!!!!" I kicked and screamed. Of course, the whole thing was a lie. I don't think it worked, because just as I finished yelling, I was hit really really hard on the head. It hurt. And I passed out. Blackness. Whoopee. Yay! I am so gonna die. gosh.
When I opened my eyes and saw........ you better believe it, yay, it was a person that I did not know. Ughh!!! Why!!? Why?!!!! I thought. How come I had no idea who he was, and why I wasn't dead.You might want to call me a doctor after I tell you this but...... I wanted to be dead right then. Really really bad. The man was African American, and had soft brown eyes.
"You are not one of them? You better not be, 'cause you will then die before you can say "I'm just kidding!" " I glanced around. We were in a small room carved out of dirt.
"Them meaning the Black suits who I hat 'cause they killed one of my best friends?" I asked groggily rubbing my eyes He nodded
"Whatever you call them. Over the years we have found out much information about..... them. They aren't..... let's call it human. They are ancient... and you better believe it, aliens. They can change their form if they want to. They capture the people for a longing of control is what I assume. They kill for order, and entertainme.nt. They have been breeding underground for millions of years, so when every single one moved up, we escaped and moved down." He motioned up and down. Then a woman walked in holding a needle. She stabbed it in my arm, and you might say that getting a shot don't really hurt, but this felt like someone continuously ripped my arm apart.Yeah, it sounds real painful don't it? Well, guess what happened next? You guessed! I blacked out! Yay! AGAIN
I opened my eyes and saw the black man."If you ever knock me out again I will murder you!!!!!" I got up and in his face.
"Look through those trees." He pointed at the trees behind him. I pushed through them and into a bank on a river..... a river full of dead people. My eyes locked on one specific body. Chris. I pulled away and turned towards the man.
"If there is one scratch on my friends I will kill everyone with you. Let them go." No longer was I the shy little seventh grader. Now I was the strong, cool, rebel sixteen year-old. Wait, was I sixteen yet? Never mind. The man snapped and people dragged my drugged friends out of the bushes. My friends, in the BUSHES?!
"We are leaving this place"I told them. Oops. They were all knocked out. Tsk, tsk. Oh, and duct taped. The magics of duct tape. It call keep you tied up for months. Then I was duct taped. I started talking, then my mouth was covered too. I started to...... I sorry to say this but, cussing every single swear word I knew. Okay, I am Mormon and all but, we all swear every once in a while. Of course there was the point that no one heard a thing that I said after they threw me in the river, but, what the hey?I literally sunk. Just before me head went under I heard the black man say,
"We never said that I was on your side." then evil laughing. Talk about creepy. My friends splashed in next to me. They finally woke up now. I gave them a look that said, Oh so now you wake up? We sunk to the bottom. Yay, we were all gonna die drowned in dead bodies. Wait! I can fly remember? Wait, unless that was a dream. I tried. I shot up and out of the water. With all my strength I tried to break the duct tape. It of course didn't work. I shot up and up. Then slowly I slowed down and went down. The irony of gravity. And duct tape. And..... never mind.... So I fell back down slowly, then faster and faster. Splash! I hit the water hard and shot down. I slammed into the bottom. My friends didn't look too good.They were all passed out. I tried moving towards them. I couldn't. My duct tape had gotten tangled up in something. I couldn't pull free.Now I had to sit and watch my friends die. dang. I thought back to the times when Megan, Hannah, and I used t o play games. I would always be able to control air. I thought hard about pushing the waters away from us, and using air currents to untwine the duct tape. I relaxed into the mud. Then there was no water around us. There was a kind of air bubble surrounding us. We were safe. For now. Then I thought hard about the duct tape untwining. I could suddenly move my hands! I stood up, and ripped the duct tape on my mouth off. Ouch! I probably just got rid of every chance of me having a lady mustache. Yay. I scrambled over to my friends, untwining their duct tape, and ripping it from their mouths. Then, one by one, I knelt next to them and willed the air to move into their lungs. And one by one they sat up, breathing heavily. I grinned at them. "Come on guys, we are leaving." I broke through the bubble of air and into the warm sun. Oops. Forgot about the dead bodies.
"Really gross!" I heard some one barf. We all swam to the bank of the river, and collapsed onto the cold sand. My mind was whirring. Maybe I could get the air to lift all of us. We needed to get to a safe place.
"Guys, I think I have a really good idea." I stood and looked at them
"As long it has nothing to do with water. Or dead bodies." Said Megan.
"We are gonna fly outta this place. I don't just fly. I can control.... air." They all stared at me.
"I am all for it" said Hannah, grinning. Everyone else hesitantly agreed. I put my legs apart and balled my fists. I closed my eyes and concentrated.Um, air, we kind of need your help getting outta this place. Like now. And flying. Could you please let us use air? Please?Okay, that sounded really stupid and weird, but it worked. When I opened my eyes, we were all floating high above the river.forward.We shot forward, fast.I held back a terrified scream. The land zipped past us. I love defying gravity.
We traveled at about three hundred miles and hour for five hours. I felt my strength draining. Carefully I let us onto the ground in the middle of a forest.
"Guys. What happened in that place under ground. Did you get shots or anything?" I asked warily rubbing my eyes. They all nodded.
"It felt horrible" They all rubbed their necks. Oh no. I thought. What if the shot did something to us? What if it would kill us? What if? What if I was over reacting? Never mind. The next morning we lifted into the air after sunrise. Three hours later we were somewhere in.... Nevada was it?
"Guys... I don't feel so good. I fell really dizz-" I was cut off due to me passing out. I dropped like a rock, and so did everyone else. I opened my eyes a slit, and saw...... GROUND! I stopped inches above the ground. I know it's air and all, but I slammed into the brick wall of air.I slightly remember ouches and blood. Mine, or someone elses, I have no idea.
I opened my eyes. There was three animals sitting around me. There was one cheetah, one panther, and one lion. I screamed. Or I tried too.It came out as a growl. A growl. Yes, a growl.
"Nice kitties, don't eat me. Please-" I stopped short. I was trying to speak English, but I was not! I was speaking animal. It was growls and barks etc. everything a dog would do.
"Sasha? Is that you?" The lion's mouth moved.I heard Autumn's voice, and an animal. Grrr!
"You look angry! Are you okay?" The cheetah, said with Megan's voice.
" Guys. I think those shots turned us to animals. What am I?" the panther said in Hannah's voice.
"You are a Panther. Sasha is a wolf, and Megan is a cheetah. What the heck am I?" Asked the lion- I mean Autumn.
"You are a lion. So totally awesome." said Megan excitedly. She was jumping up and down.
"We need to find water. I want to see what I look like. I turned and sniffed the air. Complete instinct.
"That way" I started toward the moist smell.We jumped nimbly through the trees. It was like so awesome, but I didn't enjoy it then as I was terrified of being an animal. We found a lake in minutes. I hesitantly stepped forward. I was a silver wolf. My eyes were a Caribbean sea blue. I nearly cried. Then I did. I watched as tears soaked into my fur.
"Why us? Why are we animals?!" Cried Megan. I had no idea, but maybe we could change back to humans. I needed to find out how to become human again. Total human.
To be continued in "On and on" by Writerdreamer.....................