above

It felt like hours, and maybe it was. The hoverbike never seemed to stop, and when it slowed down, it would just pick up speed again.

My cheek felt cold. I wiped my hand under my eyes to find tears. No, I thought, I'm not crying, it's just the wind.

An eternity passed by and the bike finally slowed down more than it had ever slowed before and never went above the trees. I sighed.

Just then I looked down and saw Ben's paper he'd thrown to me. I unfolded it to find it blank except these words- KISS THIS PAPER ARIANA. I was perplexed. Uh...what the heck much?

But I was also mezmerized and figured...why not? So I kissed the paper. Almost imediately it started to change and the hover bike finally came to a complete stop. The paper was now a grid showing three dots, one was blinking one was moving and the other was just....there, I guess.

I turned the paper this way and that trying to find the relevance of this and gave up. Why in the world would Ben give me a grid? Why not a place of safety or something. I looked at it again and noticed that the one that was moving was coming close to the one that was just there.

I shook my head and put the paper in my pocket. Then I switched the hoverbike to manual and flew slowly through the forest looking for a place to rest for the night.

Eventually I reached a waterfall falling from a sheer cliff looming above me. I peered at it closer, there was a pretty big dark spot behind the water. I flew closer to find that it was a cave behind the waterfall.

I hestitantly proceeded to the enterance and flew inside. It was relatively small compared to other caves but it was dry and hidden, for which I was greatful. I counted my lucky stars and smiled.

Hoverbikes have built in life support inside them. I opened a compartment and took out a wool blanket and a food bar. Chewing the granola slowly, I contemplated what would happen next.

I guess I was going to find out. 

The End

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