Expect the Unexpected

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

The second and final part is from the perspective of Elizabeth. School was never hard for her but the stakes were still high for her. With her determination, nothing was going to get in her way of being number one in the classroom.

My hand cramped as I wrote down everything Ms. Jensen wrote on the board. She drew a parabola, I drew a parabola. She wrote down the quadratic formula, I wrote down the quadratic formula. Math wasn’t really my thing, so I had to pay extra attention so I could make sure that I got everything right.

 

She suddenly stopped talking and I glanced up to see what she was doing.

 

“Tyler,” she said and I looked across the classroom to the boy she was talking to. He had an earbud in and his eyes closed, and he obviously didn’t hear her call on him. He never paid any attention in this class and it showed. 

 

She didn’t get the chance to say anything else because another student in the front gasped loudly at the window and everyone looked out to see what she was gasping at. My adrenaline immediately spiked as I noticed a huge plane coming right for us. Before I could think, my instincts kicked in and I slid under my desk to cover my head as everyone else stood up to start screaming and running around frantically.

 

Something sort of clicked in my brain and everything went quiet except for my heart beating in my ears. I squeezed my eyes shut tightly and felt tears start to stream down my cheeks. This can’t be happening. This can’t be happening. Not today. 

 

I clenched my hair in my hands and didn’t realize I had been holding my breath. I took in a deep breath just to let out a scream to match the loud shriek that was the plane getting closer. 

 

I made the mistake of glancing up over my knees to look out the window. Right as I did, I saw the wing of the plane coming through the glass. Before I could even blink, it collided with me and pain sprang from….well sprang from everywhere.

 

I was now on my back, gazing up at the ceiling as light poured in from the roof caving in. The light wasn’t very bright because of the dust in the air clouding it all up. I didn’t move. I wasn’t sure if it was because I was in too much pain or if I literally could not move.

 

I could hear screams in the distance but I couldn’t tell where exactly they were coming from. I didn’t know if anyone else was in the classroom with me. I didn’t even know if anyone knew I was still in there. 

 

I’m going to die here. I’m going to die and no one will ever know. Even my face hurt as I shut my eyes slowly and swallowed hard, feeling my lip tremble. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday dear Elizabeth.


Submitted: July 06, 2021

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