The people inside were in worse shape. I had tumbled over and landed in the light, whereas the asian-looking girl had landed in a pile of shards.
Belinda was stuck in a seat and Axel hung from a seatbelt. Smith was alright, but he had landed in a sort of summersault, almost as if he'd known it was coming.
The last guy, a shady man with a huge beard, had landed and was walking comfortably to the asian girl.
"Lou, are you alright?" He said, his voice as heavy as a boulder yet gentle like feathers.
"Yes." She groaned.
"Nope." I said. I struggled to get back up on my feet, wobbling here and there like an athlete in high heels. "You are not okay."
I squatted down next to her, careful not to stand on any bits of glass, starting to examine her injuries.
"Chara, speciality in Medical Sciences, am I right?" She said, gritting her teeth.
I widened my eyes. More people remembering me? "Yes, I am."
She nodded. "Proceed."
I blinked a couple times, shocked. Putting my attention back on her wounds, I saw that she was bleeding a lot. There were no deep injuries at least, that was a good sign.
"Anyone have any cloth? Anything to stop the flow of blood?" I called.
Belinda was still stuck in a chair and Axel was trying to get her out. I turned to the shady man.
He got up and got the medical kit. Smith wasn't really paying attention to us, watching the outside warily.
"Thank you." I said. I didn't wait for a reply, I immediately started to open up the box and take out the medicines. There it was! I covered her waist with the bandages and tightened them.
She didn't show any signs of pain, but I decided to ask her anyway.
"How are you feeling?" I asked.
"I'm okay." She got up with some difficulty, the shadowy man helping her up.
Lou glanced up at the man, and he looked away. She slowly moved back from him and walked over to help Belinda.
"What's your name?" I asked the man. I don't think it said anything on the paper...
"They call me RJ." He said.
I nodded. I assumed he knew my name as well, so I went to help Belinda. I felt him close behind my heels.
"Ow! Nope, that's my hair!" Belinda was screaming.
"Sorry!" Axel yelled.
"I don't know if you are aware," Lou began, "but there is still an unidentifiable creature above our heads."
They shut up. Belinda did something that freed her, and she plopped down to the ground.
I helped her up. "You good?" I whispered.
She nodded. The wind started picking up again.
"Hold on!" I yelled, but it was too late.
The shuttle was hurtling in the wind, and we flew everywhere. Axel managed to get ahold of RJ and Lou, while Belinda and I were in freefall.
Smith was once again scaling the walls in a summersault. Maybe he just had practice. The shuttle suddenly stopped in the upright position. This time we were all rolling on the floor.
My stomach felt pretty bad and I'm sure that my breakfast would be heading out anytime soon.
"Everyone okay?" Belinda managed to get out.
I nodded, but my head was in the clouds and I didn't hear anything else.
Then the side I was in titled over and the shuttle split in half!
"Nobody move!" I cried out.
The wind was already doing what I feared. Everyone else was on the other side, I knew what I had to do. I started pushing on my side of the shuttle.
If I didn't make it out, at least they had a chance. Belinda noticed what I was doing, but Axel held her back.
Lou nodded, understanding what I was doing. "If you make it, we'll be heading to the bottom."
RJ wasn't having it though. He started walking toward me, battling the air and finally reaching my part. Lou stood, back, shaking her head and decided to help him.
Axel was still holding Belinda back, calming her down. Smith looked like he was preparing for another jump.
"No, please! Stay back!" I yelled. What were they doing?
But the weight was too much for the shuttle to take. The wind hurled us off, and I could hear Belinda screaming from the back.
I could barely see. My legs were flailing around, bumping into bits and pieces of rocks. I tried to make out Lou and RJ, but whenever I opened my eyes the sand blocked my view.
I was holding on to the seat, but it wouldn't hold much longer. I wanted to yell but I was scared I'd end up eating a lot more dirt than I would like.
Suddenly Smith grabbed a hold of me, and we flew together down to the bottom.
"Hold on!" He yelled.
We smashed and landed onto the ground, but Smith took most of the impact instead of me. I quickly got off him and checked his pulse.
I looked around and stood up. I saw Lou and RJ were on a ledge higher up. RJ seemed able to move, but I couldn't really check.
The wind was still blowing and there was no way I'd be able to help.
I started to drag Smith close to the rock so we wouldn't fly off.
He opened his eyes, and reached for something in his pocket. The storm died down a little, and I finally took a proper breath.
"You good?" I asked.
He nodded, but then his eyes widened in shock as he saw something behind me. "Move!" He yelled.
I ducked, hoping it wouldn't hit us, whatever it was. I didn't feel anything but heard a screech. I stood up and saw Smith screaming and flying away.
The winds were getting stronger and louder, and Smith further. Suddenly something, that animal probably, hit him in the head. I stopped for a second, unsure of what to do next.
He was gone.