Where The Mind Ends
Chapter 5“YOU’RE A FREAK!” James yelled. I let the bullet go straight through my head. I used the moment of shock to my advantage. I burned the guards who were holding me and then sent a fireball at James’ desk.
“How was that.” I yelled over the sound of burning wood. He tried to run to the door but I threw a ball of fire at him. He ducked and sprinted out the door and down the hall. I ran after him but more guards came and I had to burn all of them to escape. Unfortunately they grabbed me and brought me back to the burning office.
“Time to feel our pain.” Said one of the guards I burnt. He threw me at the burning desk and slammed the door shut. My clothes quickly caught on fire so I started to roll on the ground. I melded through the floor and ended up in a lab. There was a shattered window on the far left wall. I ran to the window and then went through it. I saw smoke rising from the forest and headed towards it. “It must be Iggy” I thought. I reached the “camp” and saw him sleeping in a make-shift lean-to. I woke him up and he must have thought I was someone else because he kicked me halfway across the forest floor.
“Sorry” he said, “I didn’t know it was you.”
“That’s ok” I managed to get out, picking myself off of the ground. I looked at my stomach and saw a red boot print swelling up on my left side. He helped me up and said we should take turns watching out while the other on sleeps. He offered to go first so I lied myself down and fell into a deep sleep.
Taking the first watch was really boring. Though its better boring than it is exiting if you’re in our situation. The night was uneventful so as soon as Mom woke up we left for a better shelter. We found a cave about ten miles away from our first site. So we set camp up there and made a good fire. We talked and I learned how she escaped the lab place and found me. I thought it was cool. She thought she got lucky. We both laughed at how we perceived the event and talked more over a cooked turkey. We lied down and tried to listen to each other but we knew we couldn’t pay attention for one second. I fell asleep so my mom took the watch for the night.
I woke up to a screetch louder than a bomb explosion. My mom was on the ground clenching her side in agony. She said to run but I couldn’t move.
The screetch came from right behind me. I turned slowly and saw the horror. The creature was one of the mutants form the lab. But this wasn’t just any old mutant.
That was my dead brother.
To be continued…