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Read An Excerpt. He pulled back and looked at her, not caring about the goofy grin that was most likely plastered across his face. You know what? Today is going to be a perfect, perfect day. Trina smiled and the waters of the stream continued to rush by, as if his words meant nothing. Three days later and you and I were running for our lives through a tunnel that was hotter than the sun. Good times, Mark mused as he got more comfortable. He leaned up against the same boulder, crossed his legs in front of him.
Good times. Trina gave him a sideways glance. My birthday party or the sun ares? You liked that idiot John Stidham at your party. A guilty look ashed across her face. Um, yeah. Seems like that was about three thousand years ago.
It took half the world being wiped out for you to nally notice me. Mark smiled, but it felt empty. The truth was kind of depressing even to joke aboutand a dark cloud was forming over his head.
Lets change the subject. I vote for that. She closed her eyes and leaned her head against the stone. I dont want to think about that stuff for one more second. Mark nodded even though she couldnt see. Hed suddenly lost any desire to talk, and his plans for a perfect day washed away with the stream. The memories. They never let him go, not even for a half hour.
They always had to rush back in, bringing all the horror. Trina asked. She reached out and grabbed his hand, but Mark pulled it away, knowing it was all sweaty.
Yeah, Im ne. I just wish we could go one day without something taking us back. I could be perfectly happy in this place if we could just forget. Things are getting better. We just need to. He almost shouted the last part, but he had no idea where his anger was directed. He just hated the things in his head. The images. The sounds. The smells. We will, Mark. We will. She reached for him again, and this time he took her hand. We better get back down there. He always did this. When the memories came, he always slipped into business mode.
Take care of business and work and stop using your brain. It was the only thing that helped. Im sure Alec and Lana have about forty jobs for us. That have to be done today, Trina added. Or the world will end! She smiled, and that helped lighten things up. At least a little. You can read more of your boring book later. He climbed to his feet, pulling her up along with him. Then they set off down the mountain path, heading for the makeshift village they called home.
The smells hit Mark rst. It was always that way when going to the Central Shack. Rotting undergrowth, cooking meat, pine sap. All laced with that scent of burning that dened the world after the sun ares. Not unpleasant, really, just haunting.
He and Trina wound their way past the crooked and seemingly slapped-together buildings of the settlement. Most of the buildings on this side of the camp had been put up in the early months, before theyd found people whod been architects and contractors and put them in charge. Huts made of tree trunks and mud and bristles of pine needles.
In some spots there were nothing but holes in the ground, the bottom lined with plastic sheets, a few logs lashed together to cover it when the rains came.
It was a far cry from the towering skyscrapers and concrete landscape of where hed grown up. Alec greeted Mark and Trina with a grunt when they walked through the lopsided doorway in the Central Shacks log structure. Before they could say hello, Lana came marching briskly up to them. A stout woman with black hair that was always pulled tightly into a bun, shed been a nurse in the army and was somewhere between Marks and Alecs agesshe and Alec had been together when Mark had met them in the tunnels below NewYork City.
Back then, theyd both worked for the defense department. Alec was her boss; theyd been on their way to a meeting of some sort that day.
Before everything changed. And where have you two been? Lana asked when she came to a stop just a few inches from Marks face. We were supposed to start at dawn today, head out to the southern valley and scout for another branch location. A few more weeks of this overcrowding and I might get snippy. Good morning, Mark said in response. You seem chipper today. She smiled at that; Mark had known she would. I do tend to get straight to business sometimes, dont I?
Though I have a lot of wiggle room before I get as grumpy as Alec. The sarge? Yeah, youre right. On cue, the old bear grunted.
Sorry about being late,Trina said. Id make up a great excuse, but honestys the best policy. Mark made me go up to the stream and we. It took a lot to surprise Mark these days, even more to make him 15 blush, but Trina had the ability to do both. He stammered as Lana rolled her eyes.
Oh, spare me. Lana waved and added,Now go grab some breakfast if you havent already and lets get packed and marching.
I want to be back within a week. A week out in the wilderness, seeing new things, getting some fresher air. He swore to keep his mind on the present while they traveled and just try to enjoy the hike. Have you seen Darnell and the Toad? What about Misty? The Three Stooges?
Alec asked, followed by a bark of a laugh. The man thought the weirdest things were funny. At least they remembered the plan. Already eaten, gone to pack. Should be back in a jiffy. Mark and Trina were halfway through their pancakes and deer sausage when they heard the familiar sound of the other three friends theyd picked up in the tunnels of New York.
Take that off your head! Mark was convinced the kid had never taken a thing seriously in his entire life. Even when the sun had been trying to boil him alive a year past, he seemed to be ready with a joke. But I like it!
Helps keep my hair in place and protects me from the elements. Two for the price of one! A girl walked in after him, tall and thin with long red hair, just a little younger than Mark.
They called her Misty, though shed never told them whether that was her real name. She was looking at Darnell with an expression of half disgust and half amusement. The Toadshort and 16 squat, as his nickname impliedbounded in and pushed his way past her, grabbing for the undies atop Darnells head. Give me those! He was the shortest nineteen year-old Mark had ever seen, but thick as an oak treeall muscle and sinew and veins.
Which for some reason made the others think it was okay to pick on him, because they all knew he could beat the crap out of them if he really wanted to. But the Toad liked being the center of attention.
And Darnell liked being goofy and annoying. Why would you even want those nasty things on your head? Misty asked. You do realize where thats been, right? Covering up the Toads nether regions? Excellent point, Darnell replied with his own look of feigned disgust, just as the Toad nally was able to snatch the underwear off of his head.
Very poor judgment on my part. Darnell shrugged.
Seemed funny at the time. The Toad was stufng his recaptured possession into his backpack. Well, I get the last laugh.
I havent washed those suckers in at least two weeks. He started up with that laugh, a noise that made Mark think of a dog ghting over a piece of meat.
Whenever the Toad let it out, every other person in the room couldnt help but join in, and the ice ofcially melted. Mark still couldnt tell if he was laughing at the subject matter or just at the sounds coming out of the Toad. Either way, such moments were few and far between, and it felt good to laugh, as it did to see Trinas face light up. Even Alec and Lana were chuckling, which made Mark think maybe it was going to be a perfect day after all.
But then their laughter was cut off by a strange sound. Something Mark hadnt heard in over a year, and hadnt expected to hear ever again. The sound of engines in the sky. Puffs of dust shot between the hastily stacked and mortared logs. A coughing roar swept past just overhead. Mark covered his ears until the sound faded enough that the Shack stopped shaking. Alec was already on his feet and heading for the door before anyone else could even process the turn of events.
Lana was quickly at his heels, with everyone else following. No one said a word until they were all outside, the bright morning sun beating down. Mark squinted, hand shielding the glare, as he searched the sky for the source of the noise. Its a Berg, the Toad announced needlessly. What the. It was the rst time Mark had seen one of the enormous airships since the sun ares happened, and the sight of it was jolting.
He couldnt think of any reason a Bergone that had survived the disaster would have to come ying through the mountains. But there it was, big and shiny and round, blue thrusters burning hot and loud as it lowered toward the middle of the settlement.
Whats it doing here? Trina asked as their little group jogged through the cramped alleys of the village, following the path of the Berg. Theyve always left supplies in the bigger settlements, like Asheville. Maybe theyre rescuing us or something? Taking us somewhere else? They wouldve done that a long time ago. Mark didnt say anything as he ran along at the back of the group, still a bit stunned by the sudden appearance of the huge Berg.
The others kept referencing some mysterious they, even though no one knew who they were. Thered been signs and rumors that some kind of central government was organizing itself, but no news that was even close to reliable. And certainly no ofcial contact yet. It was true that supplies and food had been brought to the camps around Asheville, and the people there usually shared with the outlying settlements. The Berg stopped up ahead, its blue thrusters pointing downward now as it hovered fty feet or so above the Town Square, a roughly square-shaped area theyd left bare when building the settlement.
The group picked up their pace and arrived in the Square to nd that a crowd had already gathered, the people gawking up at the ying machine as if it were a mythical beast. With its roar and its dazzling display of blue light, it almost seemed so.
Especially after such a long time since theyd seen any signs of advanced technology. Most of the crowd had gathered in the center of the Square, their faces pictures of expectation and excitement. Like theyd all jumped to the same conclusion as Mistythat the Berg was here for rescue, or at least some spot of good news.
Mark was wary, though. After the year hed just been through, hed been taught many times over to never get his hopes up. Trina pulled on his sleeve, then leaned in to talk to him. Whats it doing? Theres not enough room here for it to land. I dont know. There arent any markings or anything to say whose Berg it is or where it came from. Alec was close and somehow overheard their conversation over the burning snarl of the thrusters.
Probably with his superpowered soldier 19 hearing. They say the ones that drop off supplies in Asheville have PFC painted in big letters on the side. Post-Flares Coalition.
He was practically shouting. Seems strange that this one has nothing on it. Mark shrugged back at him, not sure Alecs information really meant anything. He realized he was sort of in a daze. He looked back up, wondered who could possibly be inside the vessel and what their purpose might be. Trina squeezed his hand and he squeezed hers back. They were both sweating. Maybe its God inside, the Toad said in a high-pitched voiceit always came out that way when he shouted.
Come to say hes sorry for all the sun are business. Out of the corner of his eye, Mark noticed Darnell taking in a breath, his mouth opening, probably to say something smart and funny back at the Toad. But the action was cut off by a loud wrenching sound from above, followed by the groan and squeal of hydraulics.
Mark watched in fascination as a large, square-shaped hatch on the bottom of the Berg began to open, pivoting on hinges to lower like a ramp. It was dark inside, and little wisps of mist came swirling out as the gap grew wider. Gasps and shouts rippled throughout the crowd; hands raised and ngers pointed upward.
Mark tore his gaze from the Berg for a moment to take everything in, struck by the sense of awe surrounding him. Theyd become a desperate, desperate people, living each day with the weighty feeling that the next one could be their last. And here they all were, looking toward the sky as if the Toads joke had been more than that.
There was a longing in many of the eyes he saw, like people truly thought they were being saved by some divine power.
It made Mark feel a little sick. Who even created The Maze? Thomas only five years old soon meets with Teresa. The two then meet Newt, Minho, and Alby and become friends.
This experience stopped the kids from sneaking around until they managed to hack the security systems. Teresa and Thomas are soon recruited to build the Maze. Soon or later the Maze is completed. One of the Gladers catch a virus similar to the Flare and has to be put down before he killed anyone else.