Flying Freedom 2 Chapter 1 "Kalei, go put a jacket on, it’s still cold out!” Dad called to me from the kitchen, cleaning up from lunch. I groaned, closed the front door, went to the coat closet and put my heavy winter coat on. There was still a foot of snow left over from last week's snowstorm. Power had been knocked out for a few days, and we had to seriously bundle up because our heater stopped working. Dad called a repairman to come fix it once the snow stopped, that was four days ago and the house was still a bit chilly. “Yeah yeah. I’ll see you later.” I told him as I stepped outside. Shivering, I made my way through the shoveled pathway. I’ve only been here for almost two years and the amount of snow South Dakota got still surprised me. As I walked down the sidewalk to the lodge, Will caught up to me, he was noticeably shivering too, a thick wool hat rested on his head. “Off to the lodge?” He asked, I answer
Flying Freedom Chapter 15 The leaves began to change, the wind became chillier, the sky darkened earlier and earlier every day. Winter was coming soon, it was nearing Halloween. In the two weeks before the holiday rolled around, the school, the lodge, and the entire town was practically covered in every kind of decoration imaginable. Jason found great joy in telling horror stories to the younger kids who came to visit in the lodge. It was amusing. Anna and Gabe had already chosen their costumes. Anna wanted to be Elizabeth Swann from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Gabe was going as Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon. As for myself, Dylan and the rest of our friends, we were going as characters from the Avengers movie. Emma was Black Widow, Angie was Agent Hill, Chase was Director Fury, Kyle was Stark- which was fitting-, Will was Bucky Barnes, and Dylan was Captain America. And for me? Well, I couldn't decide. I knew I had to play s
Flying Freedom Chapter 14 A few weeks later, my birthday rolled around and I turned 15. Dad and I had indeed made up, but things were still a little awkward between us. I couldn't stop thinking about what I said to dad during our fight. I felt so horrible for what I said, I didn't even let him say anything in his defense. Dad kept assuring me that it was alright and that I was forgiven, but the guilt lingered. One afternoon, Gabe and Anna strolled into my bedroom, looking chipper as usual. Anna held a sheet of paper in one hand, her face practically beaming. “Kalei?” I turn my attention away from my homework. I hadn't gotten much of a chance to spend time with my siblings, I knew I needed to. “Yeah?” “Could you look at this?” She handed me the sheet of paper with a huge smile. I hold it up, and my heart clenches. She drew a picture of
Flying Freedom Chapter 13 One afternoon, Will came over. He, Dylan, myself, Gabe, Anna, Jason, Freedom, Sequoia and Neti were all watching the Avengers. It seemed to be a somewhat normal afternoon. I didn’t realize it but I rested my head on Dylan’s shoulder and fell asleep for a few minutes. After some time, Dylan nudged me awake, I sat up and he gestured over to my father, who was standing off to the side. With a yawn, I stand and tread over to him. I rubbed my eyes as he fixated his hands on my shoulders. I read his face, it was calm, but stern. Typical. “Hey, come on, I want to talk to you.” As we went outside and found a trail in the woods, I began feeling uneasy. My instincts were telling me something was off, but I shook the feeling away and remained quiet, just enjoyed the sounds of nature. We explored on the hiking trails around the area, and sat down on a fallen tree that posed as a
Flying Freedom Chapter 12 I woke up feeling exhausted. And feeling someone with their arms wrapped around me. What on earth…? I rolled over and squealed when I saw Dylan lying IN MY BED RIGHT NEXT TO ME. Shocked, my leg shot out and nailed him in the shin. “Ow!” He yelped. He sat up and stared at me for a long time. Neither of us were sure of what to do. I gawked at him, wondering what the hell he was doing in my bed?! “What are you doing here?!” I demanded. He blinked in surprise, and glanced over my shoulder. I followed his gaze and saw Freedom and Sequoia watching us. They both watched us with raised eyebrows, or what would be eyebrows. After a long awkward silence, I heard Dylan murmur in slight embarrassment, “I was tired so I fell asleep here. Sorry…” He slid out of the bed and was about to walk out the door when I grabbed him by the hand.
Flying Freedom Chapter 11 The following week, things took a sudden turn downhill and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I wished my family good night and snuggled into bed. I watched Freedom follow me upstairs and do the same. Sequoia join us a few moments after I'd changed and settled down on the beanbag in the corner, almost next to Freedom. I shrugged and said nothing of it. I didn't expect them to start sleeping next to each other after having made up. We all knew that would take a bit more time.~*~*~*~ I woke up to an unfamiliar scene. I found myself sitting in the driver’s seat of a car. I looked around confused, it looked like the inside of my mother’s old car. I began driving forward, but it didn't feel like me. I- Well, the car, had to stop due to traffic. Slowly, the car inched its way up the street until I could see about three or four cars ahead of me. The stoplight hung, light