Chapter 6

Subway

The next day, Rob said that all the survivors would be heading to a subway tunnel that was unknown to the gas masked men. Hopefully, the subway tunnel would get the survivors to an airport. 

The next thing I knew was that we were on the train waiting to take us to the airport. At noon, the subway took off. After a couple of hours, the train eventually took us out into the sunlight. No more dark creepy tunnels were going to be on my mind.

It felt good to be out in the light again, but something else frightened me. We were out in plain sight of the enemy. 

This is suicidal,” I thought. Apparently, I was not the only one to think this. 

“What if the soldiers find us?” said Ava thinking out loud. 

“Trust me. They won’t,” comforted Rob.

The train lurched to a sudden stop. We all tripped and fell from the stop. I stood up and helped my friends get up. We walked out onto the street. 

“Are we there already?” Mary asked. We looked around. Other people were gathering on the street.

 A whole unit of soldiers ran up to us. 

“It has been a while, Rob. Haven’t seen you all year! You doin’ alright?” said a man with a Scottish accent.

“Eric! Yes, I am doing fine,” Rob had a quick conversation with Eric. 

“Everybody find shelter,” Rob commanded. “We’re are staying for the night. The survivors all crept into abandoned buildings, hotels, homes, and apartments. A couple of soldiers, Ava, Wyatt, Mary, Ernest, Finn and I all stayed in a roofless house. Rob came in and joined us later on when it got dark.

“We will leave to the airport tomorrow,” He explained. 

“We have to walk on foot because the monorail has broken down. You guys were lucky enough to stop near us.” 

“Can’t we steal a car?” Ernest asked. 

“No,” a soldier said. 

“The enemy will hear us.” Rob stood and looked at everyone in the house. 

“We must get sleep,” he said. 

“We will have to walk far tomorrow.”

I laid down on the rubble of the roof. 

“This is so uncomfortable!” Ava complained. 

“They’re better than the beds at the shelter,” I joked. She chuckled at the joke. 

“G’night,” she said. I smiled, nodded and tried to sleep. 

I tossed and turned, but could not fall asleep. Eventually, I was the last one still awake. I sat up and looked around. The damage was done. The only other people I knew were Finn, Ernest, Wyatt, Mary, Ava, and Rob. Everything else was gone. I wasn't sure if my parents were ok. Or my dog, Rex. My house, my family, everything I cared for was gone.