2019: A Whole New World

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2019: A Whole New World

I know you all have been waiting anxiously for the second chapter of my story, but wait no longer! I finally finished it and now have it up. The link below is where you can find the first part as well as the second. This time though I decided to just put the second chapter in this blog. Enjoy! http://figment.com/books/271957-2019-A-Whole-New-World-

Oh god, oh god, oh god. Her heart was racing and she was starting to hyperveinalate. Where was a paper bag when she needed one?
“It’s all my fault. I knew I shouldn’t have let him come along. He’s only ten; he’s to young for this. Oh man, what am I going to do?” She put her head in her hands and tried to calm herself with deep breaths.
“Hey,” Josh came up behind her and put a reassuring hand on her shoulder.
“We’re all to young for this. Just try to relax, you need a clear head if we’re gonna come up with a plan to get him back.” Her head snapped up. A plan, that’s what they needed, a good plan. To bad she didn’t have any.
“It’s late and I’m sure Hunter is worried about us. Let’s head back and see if we can think of anything.” She let him pull her along by the hand, to numb and tired to argue. They made slow progress in the night, her stupid little flashlight barely giving off any light at all. Finally, with the moon shining brightly, they were home. Well as much of a home as you can get, out in the middle of the desert, with a bunch of kids.
The small abandoned shack they had found a few months back, looked ridiculously small at night, with shadows playing tricks on their eyes. Jade remembered it like it was yesterday. Before Bl/ind had taken over, they had all been orphans at Angela’s Home for Children. She remembered how they had all pretty much just gravitated towards each other, sharing a small room and all; they had no chose but to become friends. For about 5 years, they had made the best of being alone together and when Bl/ind finally had taken control, they all had escaped together, eventually finding themselves in the desert. What little supplies they had brought, quickly ran out and they were all on the verge of desperation when they had come across home base. They had been extremely lucky. The shack must have been home to a hermit or something because it had contained a good amount of un-perishable and canned food.
Jade trembled as Josh stepped up to the door, knocked four times, waited, then knocked two more times and stood patiently. It was a good full minute before there was the sound of wood scrapping against wood and then the door opened, revealing Hunter’s shock blue eyes.
“Password?” he asked his voice thick with sleep.
“Password? Dude, it’s freezing, just let us in.”
“How do I know you’re not a robot or a clone or something?”
“You wet the bed till you were thirteen.” Hunter’s face reddened and he stepped back so they could get through.
“I’m starting to regret the day I called you friend.”
“Well lucky you did or you wouldn’t have lasted one day in that craptacular orphanage.” Hunter didn’t say anything, but only went over to a bare mattress tucked in the corner. With a single pillow and blanket he sat down, leaning his head against the wall of the shack.
“Hey, where’s Brandon?” The smile that had been on Josh’s face, disappeared and was replaced by a grim expression. Jade sighed in exhaustion and went over to a chair backed against the wall. She sat down, placed her elbows on her knees and laid her head in her hands. As she sat there, trying not to crumble to pieces, Josh relayed the story with surprising detail. When he finished, Hunter just sat there, all serious, thinking.
“And there were no tracks or anything, leading in any direction?” he asked.
“No.”
“And you didn’t find the necklace?”
“No, sorry.” Hunter furrowed his brow and rubbed his jaw.
“Well, I don’t know how or why they took him, but I have a pretty good idea where they took him.” Jade did as well.
“Better Living Industries.”