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Survival: Chapter Two

by Cloudswift

Cloudswift This is a collaboration with @Flame the Trainer. Go check out the first chapter on his profile if you would like to know more about this.
Aspen's cell phone buzzed. At the same time, Jax's phone buzzed too. They looked at each other, then simultaneously pulled the devices out of their pockets. Both teenagers had an email telling them that they were two of the lucky four that were going to survive the impending end of the planet Earth. It also read that they had 24 hours to say goodbye to loved ones and prepare. The email had been sent six hours prior. Jax chuckled. "Who in their right mind sends some conspiracy theory to two kids at midnight?"
"Jax, what if it's true?" Aspen asked. Jax shrugged.
"Then I get to skip school for the rest of my life. Sounds too good to be true, right?"
Aspen sighed. "Maybe. So what are you going to do?"
Jax threw his backpack strap back over his shoulder, readjusting it. "Go home, and prepare for an apocalypse, I guess. See ya," He said and headed back to his place. Aspen watched him go, then went into the school.
(16 Hours Left)
"Aspen? Aaaaaspeeeeennnnnn," Aspen's Science teacher called her name, jolting her out of her thoughts. "Can you answer the question?"
"I-What question?" Aspen stammered. The rest of the students laughed, but the teacher lifted a brow curiously.
"Is something on your mind?" He asked her. "You're usually so focused and alert."
Aspen shook her head. "I got this email earlier today..." She showed the teacher the message. He nodded.
"I can see why you're distracted. I think I'll excuse you for the rest of the day." He filled out a pass. "You won't need to be engaged in any of our classes if you're going to survive an apocalypse."
Aspen grinned and took the pass.
She went to her locker and actually emptied the backpack inside of it. She took only what she wanted or thought could be useful, AKA her notebooks and art supplies. Also a few books. She left a note on her locker to her friends, saying,
Hey guys, you're not going to see me for a long time. I kid you not, the world is literally about to end. So here's some lyrics that are pretty much perfect for this scenario: "It's been a long day, without you my friend. And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. We've come a long way, from where we began. Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. When I see you agaaaain." Now if you'll excuse me, I have to prepare for an apocalypse. Have a nice last day, I guess.
She headed back to her house, which was conveniently right next to Jax's. Aspen filled her backpack with other stuff that could be used to survive, and also grabbed her Swiss Army Knife.
(12 Hours Left)
Aspen and Jax were taking turns sleeping for an hour. They didn't want one of them to be asleep when the world came to an end. Aspen checked her phone. It was her turn.
(10 Hours Left)
The duo decided to practice with their weapons a little bit. Jax took her to his training room, filled with items used in combat training. He began to whack a punching bag with some nunchucks. Aspen looked around, and decided to practice punching a punching bag. She did this until her hands were so red that they looked like boxing gloves. Which she probably should have used.
(7 Hours Left)
After training, Jax smirked. "How about a little Terraria or Minecraft?" He suggested. Aspen grinned.
"You know it! Let's fight ALL OF THE BOSSES!" She said. They went to Jax's room and turned on his XBox. Terraria was already in. They played it for about six hours straight, a record of how long they'd played a video game consecutively.
(1 Hour Left)
They decided that they needed to eat, so both teenagers got their families together and ate, discussing strategy and exchanging 'I love you's.
(1 Minute Left)
Aspen and Jax were on the curb, waiting for the event to happen. Aspen checked her backpack, and Jax was messing with his nunchucks. They looked up at each other, locked eyes, then looked out into the empty street. The sunset was quite beautiful. Aspen wondered if the other two were looking at the same sky right now.
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