Summer Reading Project
By: Chloe Lopez
The two main characters in my story are Mika and Ellie. They are twins, Ellie got kidnapped and now Mika is lonely, Ellie is now at Cape Wrath and alone with Mal Gorman.
Mika got a counselor, the counselors name was Helen. Helen wasn't a normal counselor, Helen actually believed what Mika said about his twin. She believed that Ellie was alive, so when Mika started to be rebellious and not drink his Fit Mix like he was supposed to, she told him to act like a normal boy and act like all the other kids. When the Flight Pod game became available, she told Mika to join them. Mika went into the arcade (taking Helen's advice) he started to look for the right gunner for him. Then he saw Audrey, he asked if she wanted to team with him and they became a team. Audrey was an excellent gunner to match an excellent flyer. They were the best at the arcade and their scores proved it! A competition came around and obliviously everyone joined in to play. Everyone was excited, including Mika and Audrey. Mika and Audrey were mutants and so were a few other kids. The competitions were sponsored by Mal Gorman, but nobody knew that. Mal Gorman was also the guy who had kidnapped Mika's twin sister, but nobody knew that either. The competitions continued, and Mika and Audrey kept getting into the next one. Some normal kids and some mutant kids kept winning the competition, finally it was the last round! The last round was over and all of the mutant kids remained, none of the normal kids made it this far. They won a free vacation and soon realized it was only a vacation for the parents, the kids had to work and play "games." When the vacation was over, the kids got to meet their nightmares, Mika was absolutely terrified when he saw the "tellyheads" from his nightmares. While the mutants were working and meeting their nightmares the normal kids got chipped, now they all work in unison and follow all of the commands of the operator. The mutants were driven over to Cape Wrath, where nobody could escape.
While all of that was happening to Mika, this is what was happening to Ellie. Everyone got taught the plague story, nobody forgot it. Since the time they were babies, they knew about the plague, no animals were allowed. That's why they built The Wall. But there was one exception, and nobody knew about it. Ellie had a pet monkey that Mal Gorman gave to her, it was the only "family" she had. Ellie was Mal's favorite, she got her everything, except her family. Ellie learned how to fly a Fighter Pod, and she escaped Mal Gorman, past all his security and everything. But once they found out that she was gone, they chased her down and started a chase, it lasted a while but she eventually got caught and brought back to her "room." She finally got Mal's trust and got to see her brother at Cape Wrath.
They knew no matter how far away they are they will never be separate again. The twin's parents and every mutant parent demanded their kid back, everyone was mad. Ellie and Mika planned how to get home, and they needed a Fighter Pod to be successful. The children carried out their plan by sneaking around. Ellie and Mika could speak to each other in their minds, They found an unused Fighter Pod and took it. They flew back home and was successful in their plan. Mika and Ellie surprised their parents, especially Ellie.