Yeah...some of it may be plagiarised...I didn't know plagiarism was bad back then, okay?
Also, all typos will be included
I whirled around as I heard the noise. Everything was dark except for a glowing screen with a puzzle. You had to pick the right numbers in the right combination to get past this one. Nick and I had yet to get any of these puzzles wrong, but we had been warned at the beginning that if we get one wrong that something really bad would happen.
“What do you think the combination is?” Nick asked.
“I think it’s…” I started muttering numbers.
“But what if that’s wrong?” Nick asked
“C’mon, when have my calculations ever been wrong?”
“Shut up, that was one time.” I started punching numbers in. “There. See? I told you we would get this right.”
“Uh huh…and what does that blinking light mean?”
“It means…wait, blinking!?” I asked just as I heard something coming down on us.
I was not enjoying this.
Nick and I were trapped in a Plexiglas cube and it was not enjoyable listening to Nick’s whining.
“This is all your fault!” Nick said.
“How is this my fault?” I asked.
“If you hadn’t been so sure that your calculations were never wrong and actually thought about what you were doing we wouldn’t be trapped here!” Nick exclaimed.
“You probably shouldn’t be yelling like that. We don’t have much oxygen in here.” I said.
“Oh yeah. Right.” Nick said.
“Anyway, there’s another keypad.”
“And?” Nick asked.
“I think that keypad is our way out.” I replied. “Maybe you should do this one.”
“Okay.” He said.
Nick had always been good with numbers so I trusted him to make the right decision. All of a sudden I felt the Plexiglas cube being lifted.
“You got it?” I asked.
“Remember those numbers we kept seeing on the wall? First a 1, then a 6, then another 1, and a 3?”
“Well, I put those altogether and thought that maybe whoever put us here was helping us.”
“Why would they help us?”
“I don’t’ know. Maybe they want us to get out.”
“Maybe. Anyway, let’s get out of here. I don’t want it to come down again.”
“Okay.” Nick said as he rose.
We walked for what seemed like hours. Finally we came to a hall which was completely empty except for a door on the other side.
“C’mon, let’s get out of this place.” Nick said and started walking.
“Wait!” I said grabbing him. “It can’t be that easy.”
“Just walk across a room and open the door? I don’t think so. There has to be code around her somewhere.” Just as I said that I lasers appeared.
“How are we supposed to get through that?” Nick asked. “We’re not super agile like those cool spies in movies I used to watch on T.V.”
I looked over at Nick who had his skate board strapped on his back.
“Nick” I said. “Give me your skate board.”
“Just give it to me!”
“Okay.” Nick said handing me his skate board.
I pulled out a piece of gum and started chewing it. I reached into my backpack and pull out one of those flip mirrors.
“What is chewing gum and looking at yourself in the mirror going to do?”
I took the piece of gum out of my mouth and stuck it on the edge of the skate board. Then I suck the mirror on the piece of gum facing the lasers.
“If it’s exactly 3.57 meters away with an angle of approximately 45 degrees, velocity should be…okay, here it goes.” I said just I rolled Nick’s skate board down the hall. The lasers started deflecting off the mirror, creating a clear path to walk through.
“Nailed it!” I exclaimed.
Nick and I walked over to the door and opened it. On the side was another room with three people standing there. Two women, one with a ponytail the other with a braid, and a man.
“Good job.” The man said.
“On what?” I asked.
“On completing the trials.” The woman with the braid said.
“What trials?” Nick asked.
As he said that from different doors in the room we saw about eleven other people emerge.
“What’s going on?” One of them said.
“We have put you guys through trials to test your intelligence.” The woman with the ponytail said.
“This is just like a book I read!” I exclaimed excitedly. “There were these teenagers who were put through a bunch of different trials to map out their brains. Well, apparently there was this deadly disease known as the flare and some of those teenagers were immune to that disease. Some of them were not, like my personal favorite character. Anyway, they were trying to map out their brains because they were trying to find a cure for the flare and they thought that using the immunes they could find a way to cure the people who were diseased or as most people call them, Cranks.” I smiled widely. Everyone just gave me weird looks.
“No, no.” The man said. “We were testing your intelligence to see if you guys would be up to joining an organization of teenage spies.”
“AWESOME!” Nick exclaimed.
“Will you guys do it?”
“I think I speak for all of us when I say we have to think about it.” I said.
“Very well.” The woman with the ponytail said. “Go home, and get back to us when you’re done thinking.”
When we were finally home and showered Nick asked me, “So do you want to do it?”
“I don’t know.” I said staring off into the cool night air. “I don’t know.”
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Child of Exile
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