My Scary Little Secret: Chapter 2

Kaylynn Waldron, Dedicated Writer

Chapter 2

 

A few minutes later we arrived at the first building out of breath and ran through the collapsing door not thinking. 

 

“Is anybody in here?” I yelled. A couple of voices yelled back through the smoke. We made our way through the crumbling building as pieces of wood and debris fell from above us. We found a group of kids and teens. Once I and Edath got to them, we started to lead them out of the burning building. Edath ran ahead to find the safest route out. The smoke was almost unbearable, but we made it out. I looked at the other buildings that the fire had spread to and closed my eyes wondering why this was happening to me and why I felt so obliged to help. 

 

Time passed, maybe 2 hours. Edith and I worked on getting people out of the smokiest apartments and buildings. At one point I think that I started tearing off parts of my designer clothing for people to cover their mouths and noses with. The firemen and women started to put out the bigger fires, and the civilians gathered together to put out some of the more minor fires with buckets of water from the untouched house, shops, and office buildings. 

 

I had just finished helping some elderly people out of the burning nursing home, managing to grab some of their medications, when I saw who I thought was the person from earlier running out of a building with something in his hand. Even though I hadn’t been able to see his face earlier, I was sure it was the same guy. I don’t know why, but I ran toward him as he ran into an alley. I saw him taking a large box out of the dumpster just as the building exploded. The shockwaves sent me flying over a car, as the man ran farther into the alley disappearing, but leaving the box. I tried to stand up but couldn’t, my ears still ringing from the explosion. I looked around and saw firefighters rushing towards the now burning building. Everything seemed to be in slow motion. I managed to stand up, and I hobbled as quickly as I could to the alley. I got to the box and ripped it open. Inside was a note on top of some dark green tissue paper. I picked it up and looked at it.  On the front there was an emoji that looked like this, 🙂 on top of a sparkly blue stationary. I opened it carefully, revealing a small message:

 

I KNOW THAT YOU SAW ME AND I NEED TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU. MEET ME AT YOUR MOM’S FINAL RESTING PLACE AT 3:30. BRING ONLY WHAT IS INSIDE THIS BOX AND DO NOT BRING EDITH OR ANYONE ELSE. 3:30, DON’T BE LATE. 

 

I ripped off the tissue paper and pulled out what had been hiding underneath it. A backpack, a flashlight, a knife, a canteen of water and a first aid kit. I put it all into the backpack and let out a sigh. I realized how tired I was, and sat down on a nearby bench. I pinched my arm thinking ‘This can’t be happening. It’s all too sudden.’ Suddenly I shot back up and looked at my watch, it was two-sixteen in the afternoon at this point, and it took at least an hour to get to the place he was talking about. If I was right about where this was then… No, I couldn’t think about it. I went over to tell Eadth, and he reacted fine. I was surprised that he wasn’t worried, in fact, he seemed happy about it. The fires were almost all out, and medics were helping the injured people. So he wrote that I should probably go ahead. I frowned and stared at him for a minute. Then, with a heavy heart, I started into the woods towards the cemetery in the middle of the big clearing.