This is part 4 of my short story, I hope you Enjoy.
None of us are able to sleep that night we end up staying up all night listening to the sound of the wind blowing. In the morning we start walking again, nothing is said as we walk towards the unknown.
“where are we going?” Toby asks
“I don’t know,” I say as I pick him up
“we should really figure that out,” Roman says as he grabs hold of Zoe’s hand
“what do you suggest then Roman?” Gavyn asks
“I don’t know but maybe we should stop walking towards nothing and brainstorm ideas”
“that’s a good idea,” says Zoe
We all sit down in a pit of rubble so we don’t get taken by surprise again if the winds return. We start discussing the idea of heading west instead of heading south. We brainstorm the idea of maybe just trying to stay put and survive on the land but that idea is pushed away almost instantly. We end up deciding to just keep walking till we find something useful or come up with a better idea.
Jacob is kicking around a can as we walk up and over the piles of absent homes.
“Hey, are you okay?” I ask
“No this whole thing is stupid, I was so sure we would make it to the parking lot. I was wrong though and I ended up getting Lola killed” he starts crying “I killed her! This is all my fault that we don’t know what to do” He falls to his knees.
“Jacob!” I kneel down and put my hand around his shoulder. “it’s not your fault, you had the only idea that any of us could come up with and we shouldn’ have taken so many breaks. We should have hurried and gotten there sooner. And you didn’t kill Lola, Nobody did.”
“What are we gonna do now?”
“I don’t….” I’m about say something but then I hear something, it sounds like a helicopter. I look up and see a Helicopter, I jump up.”LOOK!” The helicopter sees us and lands on a flat concrete slab about a hundred feet away. I run towards it, Jacob gets up and follows. A smile spreads across my face as I see my old friend Josh climbing out of the helicopter.
“What are you doing here?” I say as he pulls me into a bear hug.
“looking for you, you silly goose”
“your sister was so worried about you when we heard about the giant hurricane came through San Fran’. She begged me to come find you. I’ve been flying all over the area the last two day’s trying to find you”
“Thank you so much” I gave him another hug.”do you think it can fit everyone?”
“It will be tight but I think it can… Oh I also had a buddy of mine fly down and pick another group of people up not too far from here”
“was there a little old lady?” I ask hopefully
“actually yes I think there was”
As we all pile into the helicopter we head back towards my hometown in northern Nevada . The trip isn’t long at all and my eyes fill with tears as I see that San Fran’ wasn’t the only place hit by the strange hurricane, tornado, and earthquake storm.
“you didn’t say anything about here getting hit too”
“I didn’t want to worry you just yet but… here it goes… The whole world was hit by that storm.”
Part 5 will be coming soon. Comment down below if you even want me to write a part 5