Pretty soon, they reached a settlement. It was built with big jungle leaves and vines and chopped up wood and bamboo. Cole observed the village from the edge of the jungle.
"So... Friendly or not? What's your money on?" Ani asked him not taking her eyes off the place. "I'm betting for friendly, for if they are not a bet is the least of my worries..."
"Let's stay away from them." Cole said as he saw a group of villagers capture a prisoner. The prisoner seemed like one of the Misfits that were just released to the island. Cole turned around. "They look like cannibals and we should get back as far as we can." But before Cole could he stepped past a wire. The sound triggered an alarm. "Shi.t... RUN!!!" The ran and slapped trees as he ran past.
Ani fled staying on Cole's heals, her heart thumped in her chest wildly.
After slapping every tree he came close by, Cole stopped," Ani! Run ahead! I'll be behind you."
Ani didn't Respond, she only kept running... Wait, what was he planning?!
Cole waited for Ani to run a safe distance before he would activate it. But first he had to get to a safe distance too. So Cole ran fast, he looked back and it seemed like there were people catching up. Cole concetrated, an explosion. A spark of flame that would ignite the rest of the dynomite. Then there was an explosion. Trees started exploding and branches falling. Fires started spreading. Cole smiled to himself.
Ani heard a explosion behind her. Did he make it out? Wait why did she even care? Ani kept running, not looking back at the flames.
Eventually Cole made it to Ani. He jogged next to her, "got them off our backs, but I bet it's not going to be long before they start tracking us down. There might even be a price on our heads."
"Oh great." Ani sighed, "so now what?"
"Great. Just great." Ani sighed, "so what now?" Relief flooded through her that he was okay, why? It was because she didn't want to travel alone. That was it. Right?
"We lay low," Cole said, "just like some criminals who've robbed a big bank."
"It's not like they got a thumbprint of us, so we can move on from that. It won't really matter. And it's not like we really did anything. And... And... Everything will be fine. Right? Right." Ani satrted going into a rant to herself.
"Well, let's just lay low." Cole repeated and this time he explained, "because one of them might be a tracker. And if they are then... We'll have to kill that tracker or get them to ally with us. Let's see... We could escape to that one city in the center but I don't like the idea of being in the center of the island."
"Well, what is your big idea then?" Ani asked, so the city she was planing on heading to wasn't what he liked? Ok the world just turned around him. "Because I was planing on heading to that city and trying to be normal."
"Normal?" Cole scoffed. "The island of misfits is nothing but abnormal." He stopped and paced around, "if we were normal, then we'd be back where we lived, living our lives like we were supposed to!" His calm voice rose to a yell, "why the fuc.k did we even get these powers! This shouldn't be real!"
"Yell one more time, if the friends of who you just blew up dont kill you then I will. Got it?" Ani said in a calm yet harsh voice. She hated yelling. Detested it.
Cole calmed down, as fast as his anger appeared, it dissapeared, "Well, let's just go."
"Good." Ani said then looked at the ground again. "If we keep to the river we will come across another town for sure. If not then we have no water. Ideas?"
"We could try to make a canteen." Cole suggested. "I'm pretty sure we could find some bamboo here and cut it, hollow it out and that would be our water flask."