Prologue

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is the prologue of my upcoming book, "Future of Warfare". I was inspired to make a series of very advanced warfare from my favorite video game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and I hope you enjoy this prologue! :)


Btw, i am 11 years old :D

Future of Warfare

 

PROLOGUE

2073

 

The rain was falling hard, and he was still inside the building. The rest of the group couldn’t help him. 

“Get out of there!” yelled Sean at the phone.

The bomb was almost going to blow, and thousands of people, so would he, would die. 

“I’m almost—to the—bomb—,” he replied from the phone.

“There’s no time, your life matters more!” Sean yelled back.

I sighed with worry and fear. If he died, then it would impact the others. He was a friendly guy, and almost everyone’s friend. 

“I—‘m here—just—need to cut the—wires!” he yelled back on the phone, but I could tell he was scared. 

Then suddenly, out of the blue, one of the soldiers started to run towards the building. I realized what he was doing, he was trying to save him. Then a stun line came out of nowhere as well and hit the running soldier. He yelped and fell to the ground, screaming, “NO! We can’t just let him die!”. We had no choice, he couldn’t make it out and he was already too deep to escape. I looked at the countdown and it was close to 0:00.

 

2:45

 

There was no way he could make it out, unless he managed to defuse the bomb. He won’t make it. I thought. 

“That’s one out of the 10 wires! I can do it!” he said from the phone, sounding a little excited.

 

2:08

 

I got a little more relieved when I heard him say he got one of the wires. But there were still 9 more. I could hear Sean whispering, “Come on…come on…you can make it…”. I wasn’t sure if that was reassuring. 

 

1:49

 

“Just 6 more wires! Almost there!” he yelled suddenly from the phone. I started to sweat and turned on the holographic screen to see how he was doing. He was doing well and I could see that he was sweating hard, which was likely. He cut 2 more wires and jumped with excitement. “4 more! Almost there!” I heard from the phone which Sean was shaking nervously, as if it might explode. Couldn’t blame him ‘cause we were kind of in the same situation. 

 

0:52

 

Just as I saw the time, he cut 3 more wires. “WHOO! One more! That’s what I’m talking about!” he clapped his hands and continued on the last one, then suddenly his expression turned grim. The thickest and strongest wire I realized. He got out a stronger blade and started to try to cut the wire. I looked at the time and started to panic.

 

0:27

 

He didn’t have enough time, and by now 6 people have already tried to run into the building to save him, but they all got stunned by the group. He was close to cutting the wire. But not close enough. 

 

0:14

 

Sean started to scream “NO! NO! NO!”. And I started to begin the shed tears, for the first time in many years. I forced my self to stay confident, but couldn’t, and neither could the team.

 

0:10

 

“Almost there…” he said.

 

0:09

 

“Grapple yourself out of there!” yelled a person from the group. “Someone help him…” said another.

 

0:08

 

“Just a few more seconds…” he said.

 

0:07

 

“Get out of there! Do something to escape! You can’t die!” yelled another from the group.

 

0:06

 

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” I whispered quickly. Now everyone was yelling ways for him to escape, but none of them would work.

 

0:05

 

I looked at the hologram and he was crying now, and so was everyone else.

 

0:04

 

I dropped the hologram and imagined the building exploding. There was no way.

 

0:03

 

“Please don’t die,” “Just get out of there!” You can do it!” “NO!” everyone was screaming now.

 

0:02

 

The wire was 4/5 cut now, but that wasn’t good enough. He started to cut the wire quickly and it was almost cut down.

 

0:01

 

“I’m sorry everyone…” he said quietly. 

Then everything happened suddenly. Everyone screamed, including me, “NO!” The hologram shut off and everyone fell to their knees, screaming at the top of their lungs.


Submitted: August 21, 2015

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Aaron Zhu

Hope you enjoy!!!

Fri, August 21st, 2015 7:50pm

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