4 Minutes to Save the World

If you feel it
It must be real just
Say the word and
I'ma give you what you want
Time is waiting
We only got four minutes to save the world

When Matt regained consciousness he was still in Karissa's airplane, but they were in the air. He looked around, both he and Jordan were strapped into couches and there was no sign of Karissa. He unsnapped his restraints and stomped towards the cockpit.

How could she do this to us? Matt thought angrily, sliding open the cockpit door. Karissa was sitting in the copilot's seat with her knees up to her chin, just staring out the window. The plane was on autopilot.

"Karissa." Matt said, with less heat than he intended. She just looked so worried sitting there that he didn't want to startle her.

She looked up at him, surprised. "Oh, you're awake. Good." She stood and stretched out her body until he heard her joints pop. "It was getting lonely up here."

"It was getting lonely up here?" Matt felt his anger boiling up to the surface. "That's all you have to say after trying to kill us?!"

Karissa looked horrified. "I wasn't trying to kill you!"

Matt just got even angrier, he just couldn't handle all the unknowns in this situation. "Now you're denying it! What-"

"Matt!" Karissa shouted.

He stopped, shocked at the utter annoyance that was written over her features.

"Matt." She continued, more softly. "I know this is suspicious, but you have to trust me. I'm not taking you to headquarters, I made that up to stall you until the drug kicked in."

"What?" Matt blinked.

"Sit." She instructed, gesturing to the pilot's seat.

He sat, a blank expression on his face. I don't understand.

"I had to make you think I was betraying you," She explained. "Because I was afraid that if I didn't you wouldn't come with me." Her pretty features were so distressed that Matt had the sudden urge to take her hand.

No! He thought angrily. You're in enough trouble already without making it worse.

"Because I can't tell you where we're going," Karissa continued her explanation. "So in case we get captured, you won't actually know. And I knew you wouldn't come with me if I didn't tell you where we were going."

"Captured?" Matt squeaked.

"Yes-"

The proximity alarm started going off in the plane.

Karissa screamed. "Oh my God! They've found us!"

"Can't you go any faster?" Matt demanded.

"I don't know how to fly this plane."  She whispered.

 

The End

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