Chapter 3 ;Back me up
I ate my breakfast
peacefully, chomping away at the crunchy corn flakes.
" Have you talked to him?" Beaa asked me. I shook my head.
She meant Scott, who had mysteriously dissapeared only a few
days ago. No one knows why, but I could guess. He told me the
night before he was running, & made me promise not to tell a
soul. He said he wanted to try to find a place hidden out from
everything, including humans too. He said he would track me down
when everything was okay.
" Probably went out looking for another group of
people to start new, & then when he finishes off with those
girls, he'll move off again." I said , with a
in my mouth. No one knew about Scott, & I, & so I had to
keep up my horrible aura about him.
"Well I can tell you, no one is gonna miss him." She
snorted, taking a last bite of her biscuit.
Joana just shook her head. " I know only one
person who will miss him." She looked over at Rosie,
continueing to shake her head.
sitting with two boys. One was Taylor, the tall kid, with blonde
hair that flowed down to his chin, & covered his round, pale
green eyes. & Then also sitting there was Cameron, the kid
who looked like he belonged on a Surf magazine. Now that Scott
was gone, Rosie needed new man candy to entertain.
" Well that's more than obvious, she
practicly threw herself on him at the
dance!" Beaa replyed to Joana. I didn't say a word, because
I was thinking about the last night I had seen Scott, before he
I rested my head on his chest, as we layed at our spot, looking up
at the stars. We had guns practicly surrounding us , incase a
Hunter came by.
" Im gonna leave Erica," he sighed. " I'm
find a nice abandoned house, & Im gonna make sure it's not infested
with Hunters or anything, & scan the area. & then I will
come back for you, & we can just stay there." He told
me. I looked up at him.
" Scott that's crazy! They could come & search
that place, & find us any time of night! We need to stay with
the group." I sat up.
" I gotta do it Erica, I can't live this way
anymore, I want it all to go back to the way it was." he sat
" But things can't go back to the way they were if
we don't get rid of them! We need you, you're one of the
best shooters we have!" I made sure to lower my voice, not
to draw any Hunters in the direction.
" Please Erica, just let me do this." he told
her. He then picked up the bag he had set down near the tree full
of food & clothes , I thought he had brought for a picnic,
& headed off. He turned to face me.
" I love you Erica, if I don't make it back, you
remember that." I nodded.
" Love you too." I answered, & then hugged
him. I started walking back to the camp, but then ran back to
him, & kissed him on the cheek. I turned back around again,
& then officially started walking back.
" Hello?!?" Joana snapped her fingers
infront of my eyes.
" What? Huh?" I sat up straighter.
"We were saying how Rosie really needs to brush her
hair, like I get it, major world crisis, but come on, it's
not like we don't have brushes here." I just looked down
at my empty cereal bowl. I looked over at Rosie. Her hair
was a mess. I shrugged that off. Joana, &
always peddy, no matter the circumstances.
" Guys, come on, give her some slack." I said,
shoving my chair against the table, & putting my bowl in the
big bin full.
My father stepped up onto a table, & shouted across the
"Everyone listen up! The kernel is sick, so
charge. Now, we move today, it's a longer trip than we are
used too. 3 whole days. " he told everyone. A little buzz of
chatter went around the room. " Now, if you will
listen for everyone's stations!" he said. I was to be
walking in the middle, on the outsides of the unarmed people,
guarding them. Everyone else on my side was Robby, Cameron, &
Lily. As everyone rushed form breakfast, they began packing up
they're stuff. I did the same. As everyone gathered to get on
the move, we all got in our positions. " Ready."
Cameron called up to me. " Ready." I called up to
Robby, who then called up the same to Lily, who called that to my
father. He nodded, then we were off.
We walked for miles, & miles before we stopped for
dinner, ( yes we skipped lunch.) . We got in a few miles before
sundown began .
" What's for dinner?' I asked
we waited in line with our bowls.
" Chicken Noodle soup." she told me. As the woman
handed me my spoon a shriek was heard from a guard outside,
scanning the outskirts of the camp grounds. I ran out, thankful I
still had my gun on me. It was Lily, & she was pinned on the
ground by one of the Hunters. I gasped.