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Alone and Afraid
The dog tag hanging from my neck states my first and last name, Isaiah Castillo. It is there in case something happens to me on my next mission. A prayer moves through my mind with the hopes that I will never have that tag removed from my chest. That day would be the worst day of my life.
I was packing my bag. They called my name for deployment. I’m headed off to war. For the job I was trained to do.To be honest, I was afraid of heights and planes. Wasn't ever into them, but I'm a soldier and I need to do what’s right to protect my country.
Throwing my duffle bag over my shoulder, I get on the plane. Strap myself in and prepared myself for the sixteen hour flight. I pushed my head back against the metal sides of the plane, grasped my duffle bag tight, and said goodbye to my home. It would be a long time before I stepped foot on mother land soil again.
I closed my eyes knowing that it may be a long time in a while for me to catch some good sleep. War was difficult. So, I thought I would get well rested for the battle. Then I heard it. It was loud and the plane vibrated from the outside in. I had felt it in training, but never in flight. It was exactly what I feared. A bomb.
BOMB? Something hit the plane. The plane spun out of control. It felt like a ferris wheel going round and around then we hit the floor like a rocket. Shattering the earth at rapid speed, my body ejected out of the metal cocoon like a rocket.
I woke up and the plane was in like a fireworks show it was all in flames blazing with huge bursts of color all over the dark brown sand. Everyone in the plane was dead except for me. In shock, I struggled to unstrap myself from the seat. My fingers numbly moved around the metal enclosure like they didn’t know what they were doing. I looked at where I was. I was in the middl Iraq . Not the place that you should like to be. I began looking, around for food, water, or supplies I could fine then I found a radio and I was trying to connect it and I found a signal.
“Hey, is anyone there? Hello.”
Sargent: Hello, who is this and where did you find this signal?
Me: My name is Lieutenant Castillo and we just got in a crash something hit us and the plane went down. “
Sargent : “Ok. H tell me how many survivors are there with you?
Me: Only me.
Sargent: Ok. tell me what you can see.
Me: It a green forest and everything is in flames from the crash.
Sargent: Ok, if you if you can go look for supplies and if you can I'll lead you to the base, but first find a compass and food and anything to keep you live.
Me: On it, Sir.!.
I was walking around for awhile looking around and what the environment looked like. It was hard to tell where I was, but sure enough I knew I was in Iraq. After a while, I started to get hungry and my throat was as dry. I needed water and soon.
I felt as if everything was a desert plain. So while I was looking for food and water I heard a water flow and shore enough it was water. I went over to where I heard the noise and when I saw what was there my heart sank like a stone in a pond.
There were people staring at me with their guns to their sides and I was looking at them with shock and they were staring right back they didn't look like people you would run into in a forest so when I saw them staring for a min I ran for my life and when I did then got up and out of the water and started boulting towards my way. When I knew the cost was clear I look around for a listen to the movement I heard nothing it was silent came out and to make sure I stayed where I was in the bushes and waited.
I was walking around and in my head I was thinking how I could get out of iraq but I couldn't think of anything. Oww!!!! I stub my foot onto something hard I look at the ground and it was a man laying in front of me,a red liquid was coming out of him and what ever was in my stomach all came out. I look at him “what happened to you” I said in disbelief, and for a min i thought in my head he looks familiar WAIT!!! He's the man that was chasing me in the forest by the waterfall. I looked upon the man and i thought maybe he has something of value to me. I searched his and what i have found was a magman 48, water pouch,and a dried up apple. I went looking around for water and then I heard a loud buzzing noise it was like a bird flying through the sky it was a plane.
I ran as fast as I could towards the noise I have never ran as fast as I could and when I got to the sight of the plane I thought that's my only way out of here, I look around and there were guards by the plane that would mean sneak past them get the keys to the plane but it was to bright out to do it I would have to wait them out for it to be dark a lot easier but in the meantime I might get some rest until then build up my strength, I ate the dried apple and what was left of the water and fell into a deep sleep. I woke up in a complete darkness and I look over the guards look darouze but still awake so I got my 48 mammen and had it in my hand I went around were they couldn't see me I thought to myself “am I really going to kill them” I look around back for another way but it was no use I had to kill them it was either me and them
I was 10ft away from the men in front of me I went around to the other to make shore he was still in the same position and when i look up at him the guard caught a glimpse of my forehead and I knew that was my chance to take action, and then it got crazy. The guard and I went head to head and for a min I thought i'm going agents train men, and next he throw me to the ground hard and when I look up he was right at my feet I pulled the gun out from with in my pants pocket, I pointed it right at him he look and i look back at him and i said to him “it either me or you “ i pulled the trigger BOMB!!! The gun shot in a shockingly surprised, and it was like a red river flowing to the floor i got up and i said to myself “ I killed a man” It took no long that i need to do what i had to so i got up on my feet , look around for the keys and befor i got in the plane i for got there was another guard. And there he was sitting at the foot of the plane staring at me and before he could do anything i step on the gas and the plane shot out like a rocket and the man went flying off the plane, I was with relief after I was in the air.
While I was in the air I was thinking all about the experiments while in iraq. I hadn't been so scared in my life but i made it and soon enough i was going to make it back to my family and my friends but in the long run I got away and I survived.
8 hours later. I was exhausted i could barely keep my eyes open but then I in excitement I saw land and then when i was going to land i didn't know how to then the radio started talking it said “please land on the landing strip 500 kilometers west” and since I have been in the army for 2 year i learn all about that kind of stuff I went that direction I saw the landing strip and the lights were blinking but in the long run I learned how to land but when i got out i past out on the floor and there was blood everywhere and when i woke up i was in the e r and there they were ever one sitting at the door making a salot sign with there hand.