Chapter 7

Wyatt’s   Point    Of    View

When this war started, I was kind of scared. Ok I admit it, I was really scared.  Now I feel more like a brave soldier. Dylan is kind of like the leader and I knew if Dylan died, I would have to step up as a leader, so I toughened up. After the massacre of the Nazis performed, we trudged on. Dylan and I had some really bad cuts and bruises. They would need to be treated with whatever help we could find. We found some paper towels in an abandoned apartment building. There were also some ropes in there. After we bandaged up, we started moving faster. After two or three days of barely any food or water, we found something interesting.

 It was an abandoned school bus. Well I said, “Let’s see if this thing still works.”

we walked up through the open bus doors and looked around “Nothing,” I said.

“This is creepy dude,” Dylan said.

“It might work” I said

Finn spoke up, “Thats crazy! A 10 year old driving a bus?! No way!”.

“Actually, I’m 11.” said Dylan obnoxiously, as a joke.

“I’m driving though,” I said, pointing to myself. “10,”

“Dang it Wyatt! I am the oldest. Why can’t I drive?” Dylan exclaimed.

“When were you born? I was born in September.” said Mary

“I was born in October.” Dylan replied.

 “January,” I said

“Ok,” Finn said. “Let’s vote. You can’t vote for yourself. Who do you want to drive?”

I voted for Dylan.

“Thanks Wyatt. Your my best friend.”

“No problem!” I said.

“What about me?” asked Ernest.

“Sorry Ernest, but I vote Ava.” said Dylan.

“Ava?” Ernest asked. “I thought you would vote for Wyatt. Even at the least, you could’ve picked Finn!” 

“Something’s fishy,” I said. “I guess I will go with Wyatt,” Ernest said. Ava then voted Dylan. Something was definitely fishy. Mary voted Finn and Finn voted Mary.

“I have the most votes,” Dylan said.

“How?” I asked.

“You and Ava voted for me, so I have 2 votes. Mary and Finn voted each other, so they both have 1 vote. Ernest voted you, so you only have 1 vote, but no one voted Ernest.” he explained.

“Wyatt, even though I won, you can drive.”

“It’s obvious why Ernest didn’t get any votes. He’s a nerd.” Finn said.

“Hey! Leave him alone jerk!” Dylan said.

“What are you going to do about it?” Finn said back.

“I am gonna kick your a–”

“Break it up guys!” I said.

“I like being a nerd!” said Ernest.

“Do you Like Dylan?” Mary asked Ava. Ava started blushing and made a comeback.

“Mary, do you like Finn?”

“Fine we will answer each other’s question at the same time.” Mary compromised.

“3, 2, 1,”

“Yes!” they said in unison.

“We’ll talk about this later.” Wyatt said smirking his head off. For an hour or two, Ava and Dylan stayed quiet but were silently looking at each other.

“Dylan, do you like Ava?” Ernest asked.

“Yes,” Dylan said quietly so Ava couldn’t hear, but Ava heard anyway.

“Ha Ha Ha!” I laughed hysterically.

“Can we get going yet? Ernest asked.

“Ummm, sure!” Dylan said to change the subject quickly.

“Ok let’s figure out how to start this thing.” said Ava, also trying to change the subject. They looked at each other at the same time and quickly looked away. That made me smirk badly.

 “Um, move that to drive and push on the gas!” Finn said. 

“Wait what?!” I yelled but it was too late. We were going 100 mph flying down the road. Everyone screamed and cursed. 

“Did you just push the gas pedal to the floor?” Ernest said cursing a lot.

“Maybe. Just buckle up if you want to live. I never drove before.” I said 

“Put on the brakes!” Ernest yelled. Dylan cursed.

“Watch the language!” I yelled back. Dylan cursed again.

“Language!” I yelled.

“Sorry for the language, but you’re really bad at driving!”

“I don’t think you would be any more careful with how clumsy you are!” Mary yelled. 

“This is only the beginning” I whispered. “This is where the fun begins.” Finally, Dylan stopped his trash mouth from opening.