Hide and I’ll Seek: Fire

Aston woke up to Roxie shaking him.

“Aston, wake up,” Roxie said. Aston started to get up off the locker room’s floor but he had a huge migraine. Roxie relaxed.

“You was holding your breath for me?” Aston asked Roxie. She just smiled and helps Aston up.

“How long was I out?”

“About 10 minutes,” She replied.

“Has he given you another riddle?”

“No, which is a surprise. We were trying to think of ways out of here.”

Peace and Iggy didn’t add anything to the conversation and they were too scared to even talk. They didn’t know what to do.

“Did you think of anything?” Aston asked.

“Not anything, the only things we could think about were the doors and windows.”

Aston’s head was hurting so much that he couldn’t even think.

“How about we split up and look around? Maybe we can find something,” Aston added.

Roxie nodded but Peace and Iggy was saying no, they wouldn’t go look through this school by themselves.

“Look, I’ll go with Peace and Roxie, you go with Iggy.”  Aston announced. Roxie turned and look at Aston to see if he was serious and Aston gave Roxie a stern look. She looks at Iggy and smiles.

Peace grabbed on to Aston arm and leads him to the locker room door.

“Ok, how about Peace and I go to the left of the locker room, and you guys got to the right. We’ll meet upstairs in Mr. Gliden room,” Aston proposed. Roxie grabbed on to Iggy and dragged him out of the locker room. Aston and Peace headed towards the left. They walked in silence. The room next to the girls’ locker room was the main office. Aston went to the door to see if it would open. Peace was hiding behind Aston.  Aston tried to open the door but it didn’t budge. The main office door didn’t have windows like the classrooms, either.

“Do you think the killer can be in the main office? The intercom announcer is usually in the main office and the camera equipment to record the announcements is also in there,” Aston whispered to Peace. Peace threw up her hands giving off a gesture that she didn’t know.

“Aston does it even matter?” Peace replied. Of course it matters, Aston thought.  He probably could help Mace if he knew where the killer was. It would also help them stop the killer. So Aston thought it did matter.

Aston looked down. He gave up on trying to open the door.

“We have to go find Roxie and Iggy,” Aston said.

“We have to find a way to get out! Aston, we can’t do anything. People are already dying. We need the cops or the FBI to help. So, I think we should keep on looking,” Peace said. She started walking down the hallway. Aston had no choice but to follow her. He wasn’t going upstairs alone.

The lights weren’t flicking on and off anymore. The screaming stopped and no balls were falling from the ceiling. Through the hallway, only five lights were on. As Aston and Peace were walking, some areas of the hall were lit while other areas were pitched black.

Aston and Peace were headed for the cafeteria. Aston tried to open the cafeteria door. It was unlocked. Aston thought that it wasn’t a good sign. When something is unlocked, something is wrong.

“Peace, wait! I don’t think we should go in there,” Aston stated. Peace was close to closing the door until she heard someone call out help. She opened the door wider.

“Peace, we can’t help them now because we aren’t suppose to. We have to wait until the creep gives us the riddle.”

“Aston, whoever in there needs our help. The creep isn’t giving us anymore riddles.”  Peace tried to turn on the lights but they weren’t working. Aston watched from the cafeteria door.

“Peace, we have to leave the cafeteria.”

“Who is it?” Peace ignored Aston.

“It’s Karma,” A girl called out.

“And Kendra,” another one called out. Aston thought the twins! They were also Peace best friends.

“Peace, is that you?” Karma asked.

“Yea and I’m coming,” Peace said as she slowly entered the room.”

“Peace, don’t go! We must wait for the riddle. At least now we know where they are.” Aston said still holding on to the door.

“They are my friends, Aston, and if the killer knew we was here, they would have been dead, by now.”  You could hear Peace taking one step at a time.

“Kendra and Karma, you need to make noise so I know where you guys are.”  They begin to yell. Aston thought it was retarded that they were yelling. It would bring more attention.

“Peace, how are you going to get them out? There are no keys,” Aston asked. Aston forgot he still had Roxie’s flashlight from earlier. He tried reaching in one of his pockets to get it.

“Relax, Aston. I’ve picked a lock before. I know what I am doing,” Peace said. Then she screamed and yelped in pain.

“Peace!?” Aston called out. She kept screaming. Aston grabbed the flashlight in his back pocket. He turned the tiny flashlight on. It barely lit up what was in front of Aston but it was enough to see where Peace was on the floor. He ran towards Peace and saw her legs were stuck in Bear traps. There were bear traps surrounding Peace. He pointed the flashlight up and saw Karma and Kendra. He was in a trap. Aston knew it.

“Aston, you’ve got to help me,” Peace told Aston. Aston didn’t fully understand what Peace was saying. She was crying and her words were coming out jumbled up. Aston wanted to help Peace but there was no way to get over to her without getting trapped, too. There was no way to get passed the bear traps. Peace went straight in and now she’s surrounded by them. It doesn’t make any sense. Aston thought there was somebody in the room. He pointed the flashlight around to see if he saw somebody but there wasn’t anybody in the room. Aston noticed that the other cafeteria door was open. It was light coming from the door but Aston had no way of getting over there.

“Aston, please help me.” Peace cried out.

“Peace, if you can try to get up, I can probably help you.” Aston said but he really wasn’t paying attention. He had his light on the door. Peace tried to get up, but she put her hands on the ground and they both got stuck in two more bear traps. She screamed and yelped in pain, again. She started to cry harder.

“Peace?’ Aston called and he flashes the light on her. Aston saw she was stuck again. Aston didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t keep his eyes off the other door. It flickered bright orange and red.

Aston was confused but then he saw what the light was.

“Fire!” Aston shouted. It was a trail. Gasoline must had been on the floor because the fire was following a particular line. Aston was pacing back and forth. He thought why aren’t the sprinklers coming on.

“Aston!” Peace screamed.

“I can’t do anything, Peace.”  Aston yelled.

Once the fire was directly behind Karma and Kendra, the fire spread into the circle of bear traps. The bear traps had gasoline on them, too. Kendra and Karma legs were on fire. They were covered with gasoline, too. Aston backed away as the fire continued to spread to the bear traps and up the girl’s legs.

“Aston, don’t leave me.” Peace cried. The bear trap next to her legs was on fire.

Aston had tears coming from his eyes. There was no way to help Peace. The girls were screaming. The fire was now up to their waste and it was still going.

The fire was now on Peace’s legs and hands. She screamed, shook, and cried.

“I’m sorry, Peace,” Aston said. Peace continued to squirm. She tried to keep her head from falling to the ground but it was too hard. The pain in her hands were hurting her and her head felt like it was getting heavier. Peace laid her head down and a bear trapped clamped onto the middle of her face. The fire continued to move up her body. Aston knew Peace was dead. Kendra and Karma’s whole bodies were on fire so he knew they were dead.

The sprinklers and lights came on. The fire went out in two minutes. Aston knew now that the creep was always watching. Aston had no chances of surviving tonight.

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Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols Book Review

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols  is about a girl name Leah Jones. Leah lives in a trailer park next to an airport found in Beach Town, South Carolina. She never had anybody to depend on in her life. Her mother was mostly absent in her life, and she never met her real father. In order to not get evicted from her trailer, Leah had to get a job at the airport just to support her mother and herself. The only thing that gives Leah peace is flying airplanes. When she was only 14, she begin to learn how to fly with her flight instructor, Mr. Hall. Three to four years later, Leah has her flying license and is able to work for Mr. Hall’s banner business. When Mr. Hall dies suddenly, Leah is out of a job and her chances of flying is over. Then, two of Mr. Hall sons Alec, the sweet golden boy, and Grayson, the daredevil, take over Mr. Hall business. The Boys asks Leah if she will work for the business and Leah definitively wants to fly. But she doesn’t trust her long time crush Grayson because of his daredevil actions. When Grayson blackmails Leah with one of her secrets, Leah has no choice but to fly. Now Leah’s Life is revolved around the two brothers and anything she does wrong can make her life worse.

Out of an A-F grade average, I gave this book a:

Such a Rush was ok. A book that I could finish but the book didn’t make me rush to finish it. It had a lot twists and drama.  Some people may read this book because some can relate to Leah’s life. Leah is a girl who wants to get out of the hood, she never had a stable family, and she depends on her job to move out.  Jennifer Echols is a good writer but I don’t particularly like her style of writing. One of her books that I read, Forget You was something like Such a Rush. I was also able to finish that book but I didn’t enjoy it that much. Such a Rush is a bit better and I thought it was average.

I recommend this book to people who like Jennifer Echols or people who enjoy sad conflicts with sexual bliss.

Hide and I’ll Seek: The Report

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The next day after school, Aston was supposed to meet Mace at the library to work on their project. Yesterday, Mace really annoyed Aston.  Just because she hated her father doesn’t mean that Aston had to hate his father.

Before Aston went to the Library, he went to the guidance office to get the papers for a work permit. He wondered if these work permit papers were going to work in Texas. As Aston was looking at the papers, he looked up to see Roxie talking to one of the guidance counselors, Mrs. Smith.  He didn’t like to eavesdrop on people but he still listened.

“Roxie, all you have to do is tell your social worker that you don’t want to live there.” Mrs. Smith whispered. Roxie begins to walk out of the office and into the guidance office main room.

“It doesn’t matter Mrs. Smith, I am graduating this year so for the summer I’m going to move with my aunt and then I will be going to UCLA in August. I don’t have to see my parents again. I will be fine” Roxie replied and then she smiled.

Aston decided to stop listening to their conversation. So he begins to walk towards the exit when he saw Mace walk into the office. She looked at Aston and she was surprised.

“Aston, what are you doing here.” She asked.

“Just getting my work permit.” Aston answered. There was an awkward silence between Mace and him until Mace said “Did you know that they found five bodies downtown?  All of them had their guts ripped out.”

“No, I didn’t know that.”

“And it turns out that they all was from our school. This is the weird part. They were all from Mrs. Charlie’s 4th period class.” Aston and Mace continued to talk but then someone tapped Aston on the shoulder. He turned around to see Roxie and he tried to hide his smiled.

“Aston?” Roxie said. Mace look at her with the most serious face.

“Yea?”

“I know this is last-minute but can you take me home today?”

“I’m not going home directly after school. Is that fine?” Aston asked. Roxie was about to say something but Mace cut her.

“Wow, Aston should stop what he’s doing and take Roxie home because what we do doesn’t matter.” She said sarcastically.  Aston just put his head down.  “You know what’s funny? Pretty girls, like us, always take advantage of the little guy, right?”

“Roxie, you don’t have to answer.” Aston said until Mace cut him off.

“No she does.” Mace said with a serious face. Roxie laughed and Mace just looked at her.

“It’s funny how ugly girls always think they’re pretty, and how pathetic they make themselves look in front of the person they like.” Roxie answered and Mace put her head down. Roxie continued to quietly laugh. “Aston, I can stay after school so that’s cool. I’ll be in the art room.”

After that Roxie left.

“So, you ready to go to the library?” Aston asked Mace.

“I’ll meet you there. I have to go see Mr. Boris with Warren.”  Mr. Boris was the other guidance counselor. Mace walked into Mr. Boris ‘office. As usual she saw Warren across from Mr. Boris and an empty seat next to Warren that was just waiting for her.

“Can we hurry this up? I got a project I have to do.” Mace told Mr. Boris and Warren.

“You were late because you were talking to your loser friend.”  Warren uttered. Mace did a fake laugh and sat down.

Aston heard them and then left to go to the library. Forty-five minutes later, Mace walked into the library.

“Uh, I can’t stand Mr. Boris. He always has to prove he’s right. He really went at our necks today saying that Warren and I are rude and don’t care about other’s people feelings.” Mace told Aston as she came to sit next at the computer table.

Aston stared into the book. Mace notices Aston just looking in the book and not replying.

“What? You think I’m mean?” Mace questioned.

“Yes.” Aston replied and they laughed. “Well, you’re not as mean as Warren.”  Mace laughed harder.

“Warren is a stuck up rich kid. I’m going to tell you Warren’s story. He got in trouble with his family last year’s New Years Eve. He trashed some car or something. His parents were so fed up with him, they brought him here to scare him into being a good rich son. Instead of being scared, Warren became quarterback of our football team and you know the rest.”

Aston already kind of knew. He always asked why would a rich kid come here to a public school.

“Wow. Let’s get back to this project.” Aston said. Mace and Aston begin to work on their project. They were in the library for hours.

“You guys, I’m leaving around 7:30. You’re going to have to leave, too. The janitor will lock up after,” The Librarian announced. Both Mace and Aston nodded.

“I can’t believe I’ve been in school for hours and we haven’t accomplished anything.” Mace complained.

“I know, why did we choose the Puritans?” Aston asked.

“Because I was sure I wasn’t going to do it,” Mace said as she got up and walked over to the bookshelf. She had this peculiar walk that was confident but she still slouch like she had a sad life.

“You know what? I think we should stop. I’m going to go get Roxie. Then I’ll take both of you guys home.” Aston said.

“Whatever, I’ll just pack up.”

Aston walked to the Art room and saw Roxie sitting there. She was doing her homework. She looked up and saw Aston watching her.

“You ready?” Roxie asked.

“Yea, I can’t believe you’ve been in here for like 4 hours,” Aston said

“I’ve only been her for like 2 hours. I was watching the football practice.”

“Oh Okay.” It was silent while she pack up her stuff. They left the art room and began to walk towards the library. They talked about school, work, and other things until the lights went off in the hallway. It was completely dark. Roxie pulled out her key chain flash light.

“Is anybody still in school?” Roxie asked.

“If they weren’t, the lights in the hallway still would have been on,” Aston replied. He told Roxie to point the flashlight towards the library. The hallway looked spooky. But the school had windows and it was still light outside. Aston wanted to know why there wasn’t any light in the school.

Out of nowhere, they heard screaming. It sounded like it came from the library. Aston thought of Mace and ran towards the library. He walked in and saw the lights blinking on and off. There was glass on the floor. Roxie came into the room, look at the left wall and started to cry. Aston looked at the wall and saw blood all over it. He looked down at the floor and saw a trail of blood. Aston began to follow the trail until he saw a body with the guts exposed. Aston felt he was going to throw up until he saw, on another wall, more blood that spelled out:

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

© Kendyl Walker and Hide and I’ll Seek, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kendyl Walker and Hide and I’ll Seek with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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