Alex Berry The slow tickingsound could be heard faintly as Philip awoke from the crash. He anxiouslystumbled while trying to walk down the long walkway of the plane. He hearddeath-like groans behind him. He slowly turned his head to discover where thesound was coming from.
He saw Sam, one of his best friends. Half of his face wascovered in blood. He walked towards Sam, staring at him. “Are y-you ok, Sam?”Sam Says “My suitcase came out of the compartment and hit me on my head.”Philip pulls Sam out of the seat and escorts him out of the plane. Philipcovered his eyes, surprised about how bright it was outside. Philip’s eyesquickly adjusted to the blinding light.
He looked around and realized he was insome snowy place. Sam looked up at Philip. “Are we in the Arctic?” Sam said. “Ireally don’t hope so.
” Philip said in a frustrated tone. He heard someone frominside of the plane say, “Where are we?” Philip ran to the plane, seeing awoman standing in the doorway of the plane. “Who are you?” said Philip. “Myname is Sarah.
” the woman said. “Oh.” Said Philip, “I’m pretty sure were in thearctic.” Said Philip.
The woman’s eyes started tearing up. “Really?” She said.”Yeah, I’m pretty sure.
” The woman’s facial expression slowly faded from a,”are you sure?” to a, “Oh no, I’m going to die here!” look. She went backinside of the planes cabin and plumped into the seat where her belongings sat.Philip looked along the cabin of the plane and saw Steven, another one of hisbest friends sitting in his seat with his head resting in his hand. Philipwalked over to Steven and asked, “Are you ok, Steven?” Steven looks at him, “Ofcourse not.
” Steven said. “We’re in the middle of Antarctica!” Steven rests hishead on his hand again and lets out a sigh. “I knew I shouldn’t have gotten onthis plane, I knew it.” Steven says. “Well if we’re in the Arctic, we need tostay calm. Maybe somehow somebody will find us.” Philip says. “AND HOW ARE WEGOING TO DO THAT?” Steven exclaims.
“Steven! Just stay calm!” Philip says. “Whateveryou say, mom.” Steven sarcastically says. Philip for once fully scans the cabinof the relatively small plane. He sees all of the dead bodies.
He sighs knowingthat he can’t do anything. He walks out of the plane and sees Sam ripping apiece of cloth out of his shirt to cover the suitcase injury. Sam wraps thecloth around his head. Philip calls Sam over.
He then calls Sarah and Steven outsideof the plane. “If there is anything like clothes, blankets, or pillows that youhave, grab those.” Says Philip. They all walk into the plane cabin and shortlycome back out with blankets, clothes, and pillows. They put on the extraclothing and put the blankets and pillows in their backpacks. “Ok, we needtravel before dark. I’ve heard that helicopters look for stranded plane crashsurvivors. That means we need to head out.
It’d be really hard to spot us if westay in this white plane.” Philip discusses. They start their journey. A hugeblizzard storm starts to develop. “Is everybody still here?” Says Philip. “I’mhere.” Says Sarah.
“I’m cold but still here.” Says Steven. There is nothing tobe heard after that. “Uh..
. Sam?” Says Philip. The only sound was the strongwinds from the blizzard. “Oh no. We’ve lost Sam…” Philip said. The whole teamstopped and felt sorrow.
“Sam wasn’t that worried about the plane crash.” Sarahsaid. “It’s almost as if he didn’t care, you think he knew this was going on?”Sarah said. “Oh come on, are you really trying to recreate a Monsters Due onMaple Street scenario?” Said Steven.
“Where everybody just turns on eachother?” Sarah Stared at Steven with a smirk. “Well, maybe I just want to causesome drama!” Says Sarah sarcastically. “Look, this is not the time forsarcastic comments or arguments.” Said Philip. “We’re stranded in Antarctica orsomeplace snowy, and here we are, causing extra stuff to bring us down.
” Thegroup goes silent after that. The group walks for 13 hours. “I’m really dyingof thirst right now,” said Sarah.
“Drink your spit,” says Steven. “That shoulddo the trick!” Philip thinks in his mind, “Should I just strand them? No..
.That’d be a stupid, childish move.” 2 hours later. Philip looks at the ground,depressed. Philip then hears little feat stepping in the snow. “Who’stip-toeing?” Said Philip. He turns around and sees that the team are walking ata normal pace, none of the tip-toeing or walking fast. Just… normal.
“Umm,Philip, we have a problem,” says Steven. Philip looks up and sees a pack of 6-7hungry wolves. “Oh crap,” says Philip. Steven whispers to Philip, “I’ll run atthem.” Philip looks at Steven as if he’s looking at an alligator about todevour him whole.
“Are you crazy, Steven?” Says Philip. “Just trust me,” saysSteven.” Philip watches Steven run after the wolves.
The whole pack sprintedaway. “Wow, I’m actually impressed,” said Sarah. “Ok, he scared some wolves,”said Philip. “We need to keep going.” Philip gets thirsty as the groupcontinue. Philip kneels in the snow and starts eating the snow. “Wow, that’sthe craziest I’ve ever seen you, Philip.
” Said Steven. Philip ignores him andkeeps eating. They all are soon on their knees eating snow. “Ah, that’srefreshing.
” Said Philip. “You can say that again.” Said Steven.
They continuetheir journey. Philip spots a small stream ahead. “Hey, Hey, look. There’s astream above.” Philip sprints to the water. “Can you see that?” Said Philip.”YEAH. There’s a base up ahead!” Said Steven.
Philip runs through the river andtrips over a huge rock. The surprisingly violent current drags Philip down thestream. His body scrapes against the sharp rocks, cutting his face and arms.His foot got caught in between 5 rocks.
Philip tries to peek his head out ofthe water, but the water is just deep enough to where he can’t. Steven andSarah run over to Philip. Philip slowly walks to Philip, trying not to lift hisfoot up too much. Steven pulls the rocks out of the way and drags Philip to theother side. Steven then fords the river to help Sarah cross the river.
Philipsface is severely bleeding at this point. He wipes the blood away with his hand.Steven and Sarah get back from crossing the river. “You ok, Philip?” SaysSteven. “Yeah, I’ll be fine,” says Philip while wiping blood off of his face.
“We just need to get to that base.” They continue to the base. The base wascould be faintly seen, but it was visible. “Thank god!” Exclaims Sarah.
“We’refinally here.” Philip walks to the door of a small building and knocks. Knockkno-. Before he could even finish knocking the door swung open.
“Who are youand how’d you get down here?” A man asked. “We were in a plane crash.” SaidPhilip. “Oh really?” Said a man sitting at a table. “Yeah, we’ve been walkingfor about a day now.” Said Philip. “Ok, ok, come in.
” Said the man at the door.The room smelled of smoke. Philip wanted to cover his nose, but knew it wouldbe rude. They went it and it was very warm. They noticed that there were atleast 6 more men sitting at the table, talking and laughing. Philip, Steven,and Sarah stood, looking around the small building. The man that was originallyat the door came back with big, puffy coats.
“Here, put these on and let’s goto the helicopter.” Said the man. Philip, Steven, and Sarah put on the coatsand went to the helicopter. They got in and the man started it up, gave themheadsets and took off. There was only one problem, he forgot to fuel up. Theman drove the helicopter for some days until the helicopter started descending.”Oh no.
” Said the man. The helicopter started spinning rapidly. “AAAAAAH!”Exclaimed the whole group. The helicopter plunged into the ice-cold water. Theteam was unable to open the doors. There was a crack in the windshield.
Crack,crack, crack. The team’s eyes were wide as they stared at the crackingwindshield. “Do not move.
” Said the man. But soon enough, without anyonemoving, BOOM. The windshield exploded as water rushed into the helicopter.Everyone drowned in the icy water.