Journal Entry #2

After we got some stuff from that amazing place, my brother and I started to walk upwards, toward the top. We reached what had seemed like millions of stairs, and what I saw was actually pretty bad. I hadn’t bothered to look out the window on our plane ride here, but when you look at the sky all you see will either be a brownish haze, or the black smoke coming from people who hadn’t bothered to switch to eco. The place looked horrible. Over the huge waves, uncalm sea, and the sky, this place was the complete opposite of what was now hundreds of steps beneath us.

My brother waved me over and showed me some people he knew, or maybe just met. We shook hands but I don’t like confrontation, especially when it comes to meetings.

Alright, alright. I’ll tell you about the rankings. The rankings first started when the international government lost a lot, and I mean a lot of money. The ranks go from 0 ( meaning low priority) and 10 (meaning the highest of the high for snobby people). All of my family members are fives, that means that basically, we get some stuff but not even close to all stuff. That’s all you need to know about the rankings and how they work. I’m sure that you don’t need me to explain 1-4.

As my brother and I started to walk around, looking at whatever even surrounded us at that point, somebody managed to sneak up on us. It was our old friend, Lukas. He’s a bit crazy sometimes but he would do anything to protect his family. I noticed that he had some scratches on his neck, arms and legs.

“Dude! How’s it going? And what’s up with all those scratches?” My brother and I both questioned him.

“Hey guys! I’m doing actually good for the first time in like 5 years. And I’ll tell you about that later.” He gushed.

We started talking and walking around with him, exploring and adventuring until we met the border of the dome around us. The place looked a lot like a nature exhibit. Trees everywhere, to keep us from breathing in that horrible air, and in some places, you could actually find a frog. We found one place that we called Trees Bellow, because all the trees looked like they were yelling. There was one tree where the gap was so huge that it could’ve been a small cave. We nestled in there and we talked. Eventually the scratches came up again and Lukas answering. Us filling in the quiet parts with a small grunt. He went on and on about how things were getting worse. Lukas was one of the last ones to evacuate so he told us about how they started to do research. How they started using the most injured people as a way to test out things. Eventually when they came to him, he wasn’t injured so they left him. But as they were leaving Lukas said he thought he heard them saying something along the lines of, “We have to get this testing done quick. We don’t want another outbreak, especially when we are in this kind of situation.”

“You must’ve been hearing something wrong.” I insisted.

“No man, I heard it right. I mean, of course at first it doubted it, but then I came to realize how these living situations are so much like the last time.”

“I mean, he could be right.” My brother agreed.

“How could this be happening. The last time we had an outbreak was something like 25 years ago. Plus we have a cure now.”

“It could’ve been waterborne and stayed in some lakes. And it could’ve mutated, making itself stronger.” They both agreed.

I kept repeating in my head– How Could This Be Happening!? -. This new information could be priceless and yet extremely dangerous. If this information was true, the government could be extremely sued. people who know about this could be keeping quiet so then they don’t die.

15 minutes passed. 20. Nobody talked. I’ll inform you tomorrow.