Friday, January 22, 2010

Goodbye Earth, pt. 12

Goodbye Earth
Page Twelve

“I don’t believe I got your name; what is it?” I asked.

“My name’s Moon, what’s your name?” she replied.

“Star," I responded.
Moon wore a stylish red camisole with green bra straps sticking out. On her legs, she had a flowing long white skirt. Her shoes were cute black espadrilles. Her hair was long and blonde, like Taylor Swift's.

“Hey Moon, let’s go to the pool and swim!” I said, trying to make light of the awful situation.

“That’s a good idea, but I’m kind of tired right now,” Moon said nicely.

“Okay, then lets watch some TV,” I suggested.

We sat down on the sofa and I turned on the television. News footage screamed at us like banshees warning of death.  A newswoman held her microphone closely to her face, as she stood hunched in her parka.

“This is a news report. Worldwide floods are destroying civilization! Please, take shelter in your attic or on your roof! Do anything to keep safe! Please, take shelter from the floods and keep away from oceans!” she screamed. The wind blew off her hat and the news report ended. All that existed on the screen was static. I cringed. Our house is probably in one of the tsunami zones. I wondered if worse was to come on the day of the polar shift. Moreover, I knew the truth. This was merely the beginning of the horrors. Moon looked at me.

“I live in Florida!” she moaned, and burst into sobs.

 I tried not to think about how she was feeling. I knew that I, too would feel that dread.  I do not think my family will die until the polar shift. However, I cannot be sure. The Tarantelly’s might be dead too. Moon looked up.

“I’m going to get some food at the cafeteria. Do you want to come?” she asked.

“Yeah, I’m totally starved!” I exclaimed.
I walked with Moon through some halls to get the food at the cafeteria. The unusual part about the food was that it was all vegetables, because astronauts got it from a nearby planet which vegetables could live on but not animals.

I munched on my salad, thinking about my family. I wondered if anyone was thinking about me right now. Had Peace had fun seeing the Jonas Brothers? Perhaps the concert had been called off due to storms. My appetite was ruined by thinking of what my family was doing, and what Jerri was doing too. I looked up at Moon. She was thinking too, and I could see that she had little appetite as well. I reached out and tapped her hand.

“Moon, I think your family is just fine. Probably they evacuated,” I said, smiling.

Moon looked at me and shook her head.

“My dad says he wouldn’t leave his store if anything happened. He wants to die in that old store. I swear my parents wouldn’t do anything to save themselves,” Moon explained.

“Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that,” I said, and gave her a smile. Moon started to bawl. I had seen so many tears; it was starting to drive me paranoid.

“I don’t have anyone in the world!” Moon moaned.

“You have a friend in me,” I said. Moon looked up and wiped away her tears.

“You’re a sweet girl, Star,” she said.
I had never thought of myself as sweet, but I guess if the shoe fits, wear it.
Come back to on Monday for the next page of Goodbye Earth!

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