Survived

The world went to hell shortly after that first attack on the city I was in. Its was every man from themsleves until one day all the people who held a little bit of power silently agreed to live away from eachother. Now the world stayed divided up in to sections.

The first group of people were called the outsiders, the were the ones that you had to avoid they trusted no one and you were smart to do the same with them. Outsiders are the people who would kill you no matter what the age or circumstance. The were the closest group, and the most deadly, they had most of the weapons left. Then there was my group we are called the survivors, and that is exactly what we are. We do what we have to do to survive and nothing more, literally nothing more then that. The other groups are the murder, the lost, and the last. I don't know much about them, I just know their names.

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3. Chapter three.

We leave the city behind us and trade it for the long trip back to camp. The feilds that I saw earlier look even mpre lifeless and the smell from inside of the car is starting to get more intense. Holly has been falling asleep causing Archer to get annoyed with her because she is supposed to be the one keeping everyone quiet.

It's starting to get dark and Gemma is getting tired so I take my turn driving. I am not a good driver but I had to learn beacause of the long drive that comes along with the trade. The road is bumpy and it causes everyone in the back to yell at me. The rest of the drive though is quiet and tense due to the aggressive nature of Gemma when she needs sleep. She starts to nod off but wakes herself up clearly not wanting to let one detail slip past her.  I am the same way, she has offered to drive and let me sleep but I couldn't sleep beacuse I didnt want to miss anything.

" We're home." Archer yawns.

I nod and slow down once we get within our camp. The buildings  here look tiny compaired to the old grey buildings from the city. Our camp is dimly light up by the small lights coming from within every "house."  The old cracked windows that allow the light through are now slowly closing due to the lock up.

It is already dark but a few people still wonder the dirt trails, either going to get some food or making sure everyone in their family has done the lock up properly. Some families lived together but others spread out over the camp trying to give enough room to every one else in there family.

One person that is walking catches my attention their dark hair covers most of their face and I can't make out who it is. I stop the car and jump out telling everyone to stay in, which they eaisily follow because their all half asleep anyways, including Gemma. I walk over to him and tap on his shoulder. He turns to face me and I still can't see his eyes in the darkened lighting, making it next to impossible for me to tell who it is.

"Hey." I say.

" Hello, Eve." The guy says.

" How do you know me?" I ask, there is no way he knows me beacuse he couldn't be from our camp.

"You've become quite popular." He says causing me more confusion.

" Have I now?" I ask.

"Yes, you have." He says.

I am well known within our camp but not even the Outsiders know me by name they just call me the girl you leave alone. Which makes sense I have killed many of them when they raid, tye trade makes our lives easier but we still raid each others camps.

"Well since you know my name, can I know yours?" I ask trying to get alittle information of my own.

"My name is Harry." Harry says, I am surprised that he answered most people don't freely give the names out to people around here.

I now can clearly see his green eyes in the darkness, I haven't seen Harry around camp and that worries me. He's raiding. He looks as though he could be raiding, he's carrying a gun and two small bags that are empty. I take a step closer and trip him over. He falls on his back and reaches behind him to take his gun, I do the same but in better time. He lay there, gun pointed at me and mine at him, smiling. He has a giant smile on his face as if this was a game.

"You think your so skilled, don't you? " He questions.

The truth is I do think I'm skilled. I was top in my training and have the best endurance in this camp. Everyone looked up to me even the elders, everyone respected especially the raiders we have.

I dont respond but instead try to listen to what's happening around me. There is a high pitch scream that belongs to Gemma and the sound of guns going off near the car. I decide that letting one raider go is worth less than saving Gemma and I turn to go help. Shoot he has a gun. I turn to take one last glance at him and I see that he is no longer there.

How did he dissappear that quickly.  It makes sense now, if you were a raider you had to learn how to slip away as soon as your captures attention was else where.

"Gemma!" I call out.

All has gone eerily quiet meaning I can't tell where she is or if she is okay. I had promised Gemma that no matter what I would protect her, and right now I have just failed to do so.

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"Eve." Gemma asks.

"Yes?" I ask.

"Are you ready for training?"

I nod,  of course I was ready for training I couldn't seem to find sleep that night and had stayed up trying to think of all the ways it could go. Gemma grabbed my hand and pulled me out of my bed. I sat there while she choose my clothes and handed them to me. She had grabbed a dark red shirt and some blue jeans, she was wearing the same thing.

"Yeah, we are matching." Gemma says her voice going high pitched.

I nod and slip the clothes on, the cool fabric felt nice againest my warm skin. It is summer and it is the hottest it has ever been, even the crops that we have managed to get growing are struggling in this intense heat.

I walk out of our house and walk over to the open field near the main building. The wasn't any grass, but there once was, instead there was dirt and pebbles that surely would hurt if we fell.

Gemma races to the front of the small crowd that we are being trained with and sits down, I stay at the back not really caring if I am noticed or not by Sava. Sava walks over and writes down all the names of the people in this crowd.

" Morning, as you all probably know I am Sava," Sava starts "today and for the next year I will be teaching you many things. I will teach to fight, work a gun, and survive on your own it might be easy for some of you but I don't want it to be so I'll try harder if you want."

What she says earns a few chuckles from a group of guys beside me. They all look as though this will be easy for them, but I cant wait to see them fail.

"Before we begin, I need you to promise to one person here that you will protect them no matter what, even if it means going againest what I have taught you." Sava says.

Everyone around me sarts to promise to one another and I go to look for Gemma, she is the one person that I will promise that to. I look over to see her still sitting on the ground waiting for me to come and promise that I wil always protect her.

"Hey Gemma." I say.

She looks over at me and smiles, she isn't surprised that I would promise to protect her but she looks surprised that I didn't just say the promise and walk away.

"Hey Eve." Gemma says back.

"Gemma, I promise to always protect you no matter what." I say laughing at the wording of this promise.

"I also promise the same thing." Gemma says, she holds out her hand to shake it wih mine.

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I promise to always protect you no matter what. I cant believe that i broke that promise, that promise had always gave us the courage to do everything we needed to do and i just broke it. I feel like a horrible person, I have broken many promises over the years but none have made me feel so useless and upset.

Over in the corner of my vision I see movement.  Harry  is running towards the exit of my camp. You think he would have learned to move unnoticed.  I silently jog behind him and notice that he is wearing a dirty grey shirt that has the Lasts symbol on it. The symbol is a circle that folds into five other circles. I look around him and see two other guys coming towards him carrying Gemma. They all start jogging off taking Gemma with them.

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