Will To Choose
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 distate 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. Rosia was 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 went off.
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 gonna 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 up too.
" 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 gotta 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, & Beaa were 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 tent.
"Everyone listen up! The kernel is sick, so Im in 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 Beaa as 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.