6. Airplanes Soar
Days go by, Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into a year. I'm now fully capable of flying a divejet by myself. And Hills knows that too. Its only a matter of time before our first mission to Iraq is assigned.
I walk into class early to see Hills palefaced and standing over his desk. I look at him. He looks at me. I raise a eyebrow and he sighs. "A temporary base was blown up in Iraq. Our soliders are in a great need or supplies and quickly. Most air force flyers are already down there but they still need supplies from us. I need you and May to fly it down. "When" I ask in a hushed voice. "Soon. People's lives are at danger. no food or water." He shakes his head. "I'm ready." I say. May steps in the classroom and I gaze over at her. "Get supplies from your dorm. where going to Iraq."
A day goes by. I haven't called my mom yet. she'd never let me go. But here I am, Climbing into the cockpit of the plane. I place my radio on my head and drive the plane to the runway. My mind suddenly fogs over. I stare blankly at the wheel. But soon it clears and I grab onto the wheel. "Takeoff clear?" I ask "Clear" says May. I breath in and the next time I breath out i'm soaring in the clouds.
I fly all day. All night. For 3 days I rely on pills to keep my awake. I eat and drink small bits and talk to Hills regularly. Its a quiet day when the planes radar goes off. "What the?" May says BAM. A rocket fires towards us and I jolt out of the way. May goes right to work ordering people back at the school for flight control. My headphones block out all the noise. BANG. A second rocket hits off the tip of the wing. "RIGHT WING TIP HIT!" Screams May into her mic on her headphones. "HOLD ON!" I scream at her before diving down towards the ground. I pull up last minute and my mind fogs over. That's when my headphones kick into the main line. May is screaming. Hills is yelling orders to us and then I hear my mom. Oh no. Today was visiting day. She's back there in that room. "SWITCH TO COPIOLET SHE HAS A MENTAL DISABILITY" my mom screams a Hills. Silence.
My mind fogs over. Everything was going great. Then the rocket came. I try to think but I can't. May runs into the skinny tail of the plane fiddiling around for a cord to get the radio signal back. That's when the rocket hits. The back of the plane bursts into flame. May screams. And I yell for her. but shes gone. Gone with the back of the plane.