Our Generation

Samantha is not like everyone else but she doesn't know that. This is the story of how her life changed forever; once she finds out what has happened to her.

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3. Chapter 3

Dear Colin,

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written to you and I apologize about that. I just wanted to let you know that the manager has put me on minor testing. With luck we’ll find the specimen and I can get out of this.

… Who am I kidding. There have been people in minor testing for years. Let me know how things are with you. We need to meet up at some point. I feel as though we haven’t see each other in a millennium.

                    - Bradley


 

Samantha stood in line next to Jane. They’d been waiting for about half an hour now and it was really starting to get boring. Why the school had to do the yearly vision and screening tests no one knew. The only thing Samantha knew was that she would rather be anywhere else at the moment. Even being on suspension with Garret and Josh was probably more fun than this.

When Samantha’s name was finally called she stepped into one of the curtained off sections of the room. The lady who had called her over gave her a friendly smile.

“Good morning, Samantha. My name is Ms. Timbers and I’ll be testing your vision and hearing.” Samantha nodded and took a seat in the chair that was set up in the middle of the room.

“Perfect,” Ms. Timbers said. “Now if you would look ahead and read out the fifth line on the chart for me.”

Samanta did as Ms. Timbers asked. Every time Samantha got something correct Ms. Timbers smiled and marked it down on her clipboard.

After about five minutes Ms. Timbers set down her clipboard, “Well done. Very well done.” She frowned at her board. “One moment please.” She turned and stuck her head out of the curtain.

“Mr. Coulby, would you come here please?”

A moment later a man stepped inside the curtained area. He gave Samantha a friendly smile then turned his attention to Ms. Timbers.

“What is it Holly?”

Ms. Timbers handed Mr. Coulby the clipboard. He looked over it for a moment then looked up at Samantha remembering that she was there too. He smiled and told her she was free to leave. Samantha nodded and hurriedly headed out to the hallway to find Jane.

Jane was waiting for Samantha near the bathrooms at the end of the hallway.

“What took you so long in there?” Jane asked as Samantha stood next to her.

“What do you mean? I wasn’t in there that long.”

“Well it felt like forever.”

Samantha rolled her eyes. “Come on let’s go grab some lunch. I’m starving.” Without waiting for a response from Jane, Samantha turned and headed towards the cafeteria; knowing that Jane was hot on her heels at the mention of lunch.

Samantha set down her lunch box next to Emmit’s half eaten tuna fish sandwich. Jane sat down across from Samantha and immediately dived into her lunch. Samantha looked at Emmit who appeared to be working on homework.

“Is that Chemistry?” Samantha asked pointing at an open textbook. Emmit nodded. “‘The Lewis Dot structure of an atom,” Samantha read, “is used to show the bonding that takes place between atoms.’ Didn’t we learn this last year?”

“Indubitably, although it’s always good to refresh the brain.” Emmit said.

“Ya know, Emmit,” Jane chimed in, “next time a simple yes will do.”

Emmit looked confused, “Is that not what I said?”

“No.”

Samantha cut off Jane’s next retort and pointed to a counselor that had just stood up on a table.

“May I have everyone's attention!” The counselor announced, the students in the cafeteria quited a little. “I would just like to remind everyone about our college fair next week. Freshmen are required to attend and I hope that I will see every single one of you there! Thank you, you may now return to your lunches!” The counselor finished and stepped down off the table.

Jane smiled, “Don’t need to tell me twice.”

 
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