The Historical Discovery?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
3 scientists go to Africa, on a journey to find an endangered lion species. Not all goes to plan though, will a loss of a friend extend friendship to lengths that cannot be contained?

Submitted: June 23, 2011

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The Historical Discovery?

I woke up, the sun peeking through the damp windows. It was a beautiful morning in London. I peered over at my phone, looking at a text with one eye open as if I was looking into the blinding sun. It read ‘Abagail, Mark here, I’m carrying on a message from The Federal Agency of America. I’ve been told to send our best scientists on a trip to Africa, to find an endangered lion species, you, Dave and Kyle will be boarding tomorrow morning, thanks Mark.’ Then I really woke up. The sound of flies buzzing around the tent, like tiny engines. I crawled out of my tent to be exposed to the moist autumn atmosphere. I could feel the most leaves beneath my hands. “Thought we’d let you rest!” said Kyle. “Seeming that we’ve got a big day ahead of us,” added Dave. “Where should we start?” I asked. “I was thinking that we should make our way to the creek, near the mouth of that cave,” added Kyle. I slid into my hiking boots, and from there, we began our journey.

We all cautiously walked through the African rainforest, cautious of what may lie ahead of us. Africa had such a hot climate, compared to back in London, considering that it was only autumn. Then all of a sudden we heard a rattle in the bush. We FROZE! “Did you hear that?” I whispered. “Yes,” mimed Dave. Dave was such a relaxed guy he was like an older brother to me, he never lost his cool, he just continued on with life as if nothing had ever happened, that’s why I look up to him. Kyle is one of the smartest guys I know, he’s been presented with a scholarship for one of the top science universities in England he was also a really friendly guy that I’ve know since Middle School. That’s when all of a sudden an animal darted the other way; it appeared to be a zebra. “That was close!” chuckled Dave. We continued walking, bickering on about where most lion species where find. That’s when we came to an old rickety bridge, it looked as if, a feather that landed on it would make it collapse, although we had no other choice if we wanted to get to this creek. “Ladies first!” laughed Kyle. “Whoa, I am not crossing that!” I exclaimed. “You two, relax, ill cross it, its easy just take a chill pill!” laughed Dave. “Be careful Dave!” I exclaimed. Dave delicately stepped onto the bridge, he clutched onto the deteriorated rope trying not to look down. He was making good progress when one of the wooden planks snapped! “NO!” I screamed. Dave was holding on for dear life. He nervously looked down, the ground blurred. That’s when the rope began to give way and snapped. “DA-AVE!” I screamed. Kyle held me back. This cant be real I thought to myself, “IT’S ALL JUST A TERRIBLE DREAM, AND SOON I WILL WAKE UP!” I screamed. But I truly knew this was reality and not a bad dream. I fell to my knees, my head in my hands. “He’s gone!” I cried. I turned to my side; Kyle was just lying there, crying and crying. We could have cried forever but I seriously could have stayed forever. I cleared my throat, “Kyle, lets make our way back to where we began, we’ll have to end our journey here, and call for help on the radio.” I said softly. I slowly stood up; Kyle grasped my hand as we made our way back to the shelter. I shuffled through the leaves, tears making a wet patch on my cheek. By the time we go back and had set up the tent, it was already dark. “We’ll send the message out in the morning..” Kyle whispered. “Okay.” I added. That was the last word that was spoken between us. Its scary how one day can turn from sweet to bitter sour.

Then I woke up, I literally got no sleep last night. Fright swept over me as lights hovered overhead. “Called help already,” mumbled Kyle. We were both so devastated about the loss of our best friend. I never knew what it felt like to lose someone close to me.. Until now. ”Those are helicopter lights?” I asked. “Yeah,” he mumbled. “They’re most probably trying to find a good place to hover?” I asked. Kyle shrugged. The lights shone over once again casting light on Kyle’s pale face. Kyle grabbed my hand, “Come on Abagail,” he said softly, “helicopter’s waiting.” We both jumped into the helicopter. “Why are you coming back so early?” Mark asked. “Dave. Dave. Didn’t make it.” I began crying once again, I fell into Kyle’s arms. “You two, stay strong,” said Mark, a tear trickling down his cheek. Its interesting how one silly choice can result in impacting your whole life. This will be an autumn to never forget.


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