I felt the wind flowing through my hair as I finally regained consciousness, Toby was sat scoffing a plate of food and Alex was steering the raft. Our eyes met and he winked at me, ‘Don’t have a go at Toby, he saved all our lives’ he communicated through his thoughts, I sighed and nodded in agreement. I had no idea what had just happened but I knew I felt okay and we were on track to wherever we were going. Toby finished his food and morphed his plate into a napkin which he proceeded to wipe his hands and mouth with.
“What just happened?” Sophia asked,
“I just saved your life,” Toby replied,
“How?” Elise chimed in,
“Can’t you just say thank you and move on?” Toby asked,
“Thank you,” Sophia muttered. She sat up and her eyes locked onto the horizon, ‘When will I get away from all this? When will I get home and see my family again?’ She thought to herself.
“Hang on, is that land?” Alex asked pointing over to the west,
“Yes!” Sophia cried. Alex altered the motor and we started towards the land, it grew as we got closer and excitement began to bubble up in everyone’s thoughts.
“We’ll get on land, find an airport and get the hell of out here!” Toby called over the roar of the engine, Elliot nodded in agreement.
“Where are we? Does anyone know?” Elliot asked,
“Not a clue, I don’t even care, I just want to get home,” I told him.
After what seemed like an age we finally reached solid ground, Toby went off with Sophia to find food or if all else failed to find something that Toby could turn into food. Elliot, Sophia and Elise worked on figuring out where we were and where the nearest signs of civilisation were. Leaving Alex and I to hang around on the beach and decide our next plan of action.
“Do you think we’ll get out of here?” Alex asked,
“What do you mean?”
“Do you think we’ll actually find humans living here? Or have we become seriously unlucky and landed on a deserted island in the middle of a huge lake?”
“Don’t say that!” I smiled, “I have a good feeling about this place.”
“That makes one of us!” Alex replied, “Hey, Carmen, is that a human?” he asked pointing at a black dot coming from the woods to the east, we watched in silence for a minute or so and it confirmed our suspicions. There was life in this deserted place. There was hope.