8:00. It's been an hour and we can't find Dylan. We got Aidan 15 minutes ago, but honestly, where is Dylan?!? The voice on the speaker comes back again.
"QUIT SEARCHING FOR HIM! HE'S WITH ME! I AM TAKING HIS POWERS! HAHAHA" Jeff said. Huh?
"What powers? Was he holding out on me?!?" Aidan yelled.
"You guys... didn't know he had powers? Why wouldn't he tell you I mean you all have powers-" Jeff said but then a new voice came over the speaker.
"GREAT JOB JEFF NOW THEY KNOW THEY HAVE POWERS AND WILL TRY TO USE THEM JUST GRRRREAT!!" I stood in shock. But wait, this may just be a trick.
How do we know if this dude- or dudes now- are telling the truth?
"Whoa....powers...." Lexi said being her gullible self.
"What kind do I have?" Finn asked.
"And me?" Aidan asked.
"Wait, shhhh. How do we know they're not lying?!?" I whisper to Aidan.
"Oh I know a joke when I know a joke and this, this is no joke Bri." He responded. Wow. This means we really all have powers? But that is only in fantasy books and movies. I am not buying it.
"Well we don't know your powers until we take them out of you so-" Jeff began again but the second voice cut him off again.
"OHHHHHHHHH MY GOSH STOP. DO NOT TELL THEM THIS! BOSS IS GONNA BE SOOOO MAD!" the second voice said.
"Oh come on Billie it's fine. It's not like they know they have to have the wristbands to use the powers." Jeff replied.
"THE MICROPHONE SPEAKER THINGY IS STILL ON! JEFF HOW COULD YOU!?" Billie shrieked.
"Wristbands...."Finn said. I realized then at that moment that we were still holding hands. I looked at him. He looked at me. We both smiled. Then we heard Jason and Kelly whispering loudly.
"No no no. Not pencil, that's erasable. Use pen. Then we will never lose it." Jason said quickly.
"Like, what the heck are you guys doing?" Lexi asked.
"Taking notes on all the stupid stuff-" Jason started.
"That Jeff says that may help us in the future." Kelly finished. She pushed her glasses back up her nose. What can I say, they are just so smart.
Not to mention weird. Who carries around a pen, pencil and pad of paper when you go to sports time? Honestly, I'm just glad they are with us.
This means that with their smarts and combination of everyone else's talents, we got a chance of getting out of here.
After the speaker turned off, Jason and Kelly put their pens away and started calculating a way out. And a way to find Dylan. Aidan paced.
Lexi checked her hair using her camera app in her phone. Me and Finn went to investigate.
"Do not go too far. I will leave my phone on nearby so you find the way back. Come back soon. Not too-"
"I get it Jason, don't worry. You guys stay here we are going to be right back." I say.
"And please, don't get into any trouble." Kelly added.
"That's why we are not bringing Aidan or Lexi." I say into her ear. She laughs a bit and gets back to work. Me and Finn hurry out into the dark, the only light being our phones.
I held his hand tightly. My phone was on a low battery of 10. Uh oh.
"Finn my phone is about to die." I say turning it towards him.
"Turn it off for now. Mine is on 87. We'll use mine for now. Like Kelly and Jason said, we won't stay for too long." Finn responded. I nod but it's not like anyone could tell in the dark.
Suddenly I feel myself slide onto the floor. My grip on Finn's hand tightens. I scream.
"Oh my gosh what's going on?!?" I yell. Luckily Finn lifts me out of wherever I was falling. I am breathing fast and still in shock. Finn pull me away from the hole thing and hugs me close.
"It's ok...." he leans over and moves his phone light towards the area I fell.
"It's a passage somewhere...." I say.
"But where?" Finn replies.
"I have no idea...but we have to go that way. It may be the only possible way out of here. All the doors are locked. This is the only way-" I say but Finn tugs away.
"We don't know though....it could lead right towards our death...." he whispered. I stare at him. To our death....
"Finn?!? BRI??!" Kelly and Jason screamed from afar. Me and Finn look at eachother. Have we been that long??!
"Guys are you ok?" Aidan's voice called.
"We are fine. We may have-" Finn said as I cover his mouth with my arm.
"We can't let Jeff or Billie find out we know a possible way out." I whisper.
"What?" Jason yelled.
"We couldn't hear that." Kelly finished.
"We are on our way back to you." Finn added.
"Ok. We all have our phones on but Lexi, who used most of her battery on fixing her hair." Aidan replied.
Once we all were huddled into a circle me and Finn told them the news.
"Really!?" Jason exclaimed.
"Where? Can you find it again?" Kelly asked, revealing the pen and pad from her pocket.
"Well it was not far from where we are now...let's retrace our steps Finn. We walked somewhere over-" my foot slips. Fin grabs my hand.
"There it is." He says with a smile.
"Thanks." I whisper.
"Ok so lemme just calculate..." Kelly and Jason said.
"Calculate what?" Lexi yells. I shush her and climb out of the hole.
"Yeah.. for once I agree with Lexi. There is nothing to calculate!!" Aidan chimed in.
"I believe it goes to the storage room." Jason concludes.
"What- How in the world would you ever figure that out?" I say confused.
"Oh my gosh. Do you guys have x ray vision?" Aidan said, his eyes wide.
"No silly. That's not possible. Wanna know why that is not possible?" Kelly says, almost with a little sass. Wow. I think to myself. Maybe she's just been around Lexi a bit too much.
"No not really. I don't care." Aidan said. He itched his arm and peeked over down the hole."
"We know because we found a map on our phones." Jason and Kelly whisper at the same time.
"Wha.. how...where...when??!"Finn asked. I stare at Lexi Aidan and Finn. We are all confused.
"You're telling me that you somehow found a map online? Why would sportstime post something like that onli-" Lexi begins, trying to think logically.
"No silly. That is stupid Sportstime would never post a map online for all to see.
Jason and I just hacked into their website and did some other complicated stuff but it's not like you guys would understand, I mean it's pretty complex for the mind to comprehend.
" Kelly answered. Wow they must be super geniuses! Smarter than Einstein? I think maybe!
"Let's jump right in! If it goes to the storage room it is not a death trap so let's get going!" Aidan screams.
"GO WHERE?" Jeff asks through the mic. Shoot. Was he on the whole time? No he could not have been because he would have known where we were going.
Plus, I doubt he would be able to stay that quiet for that long.
"To the bathroom. Yo dude you locked us in here and yo I get that ya need our powers or whatever but really? I gotta pee so so bad!" Aidan said doing the pee pee dance.
"WELL....IN THAT CASE I GUESS I COULD JUST-"Jeff began.
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WE ARE NOT CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO LET THEM GO TO THE BATHROOM THEN THEY WILL ESCAPE!" Billie yelled into the mic. I held my hands over my ears.
OWW! Lexi was cringing from the noise. Then we heard snickering from a voice that sounded like Dylan.
"Oh Dylan? My bro are you good up there??" Aidan shrieked.
"HAHA I AM GREAT I JUST PANTSED BILLIE! HAHA!" He replied. Billie was screaming.
"Ohhhhhhhhhh you son of a nutcracker!"
"Actually I am the son of a woman named-"
"I DON'T CARE! JEFF GET HIM TO THE POWER SUCKER CHAIR WE ARE TAKING HIS POWERS RIGHT NOW!"
"NO!" Kelly and Jason yell in unison. Just then Aidan plunges into the hole. Without hesitation, I jump in next with the rest of the gang following.
Never in my life have I hated running so much. And yet, never in my life had I loved Finn so much. Even in the dark when I looked at him I thought he was so cute.
We always used to be best friends. But for some reason now I feel differently.
Why? Does he feel it too? When he grabbed my hand and stopped me from falling into this hole I felt a butterfly feeling in my stomach. Like when you are about to get a basket in basketball.
When you are about to get a test back. It's weird. But I can't focus on that right now. We have to save Dylan and his powers.
Wow am I going to be mad if we do all this running and his powers are just something stupid. For example.....hmmm oh like shooting toilet paper out of his palms or something.
My legs are hurting so bad. The only people here in shape for this running are Finn and Aidan. I used to play basketball but that is a winter sport and I'm out of it now.
Lexi never wears sneakers so she never can play in PE class. And Kelly and Jason....well you can guess that being smart is more their talent rather than running the mile. That didn't go well.
The worst part about running down this dark and dusty hallway is the spider webs. And even worse, the awfully loud yells from Lexi every time she runs into one.
Then I remember that I have earpods in my sweatshirt pocket. I take them out and use the last bit of battery on my phone listening to some Panic! At the disco.
Just as I am humming "Dancing is not a crime" we approach a fork in the road and Jason yells something. I quickly remove the earpods from my ears to listen.
"This way!" He yells. Nobody else can hear what he is saying though. There is this extremely loud noise coming from somewhere. Also the smell of hotdogs.
"Does anyone smell hot dogs?" Lexi screams over the noise.
"Yeah!" I yell as loud as I can without hurting my voice too much.
"I did not hear that!!" Lexi replies.
"I said-" SMASH!!!!! The last thing I saw before my mind went blank was glass from every angle flying at me. I also saw a bright light. What's going on--on on on----my mind stutters.
I feel like I can't think. Then that is when the room turns dark as night and I feel a sharp pain in my neck....