The Girl With Wings

Chapter 29


Things are going to get different from the Maximum Ride series. You learn how more will change over this story and throughout until the final chapter is written. Which is coming up SOON! Now finally to the story!

Chapter 29

Jayla's POV

As I flew around, I kept in touch with the flock.

"Jayla, anything?" Max asked.

"Nothing yet, what about you over there?" I replied.

"Noth- wait!" Max responded.

"What?" I asked.

"I found this giant crater in the middle of the Satellite. Send everyone here ASAP!" Max ordered.

"Got it," I responded and quickly did as I was told. "Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Angel, Gazzy, and Josh, Max thinks she's got something meet up over the beach where we first landed and I'll direct you guys to Max."

"On it!" Iggy and Gazzy replied together.

"Heading there now," Fang said.

"See you there," Josh said.

"Oh! This will be so interesting. I wonder if this will be where the By-Half Plan will be put to work! Or maybe we'll find something better and we'll be…" Nudge started but I cut her off.

"Nudge," I stopped her in a warning tone. "Just get to the beach."

"Yes, Ma'am!" she agreed and I turned to head to the beach.

It wasn't long before we met up and I directed them to Max who was hovering above a giant hole in the ground. "What is that?" Angel wondered aloud.

"Info please!" Iggy called.

"Uh, there is a giant hole in the ground that is so huge and deep that I can't even see the bottom," Gazzy explained.

I looked to see Iggy focusing. He obviously heard something. "What do you hear, Iggy?" I asked.

"I'm not entirely sure. It's so faint. It's like computerized buttons but a motor is blocking out a lot of other sounds," Iggy explained.

"Then let's go," Max said. I nodded followed by the others.

We dove down into the hole and it was then I got an eerie feeling. A wave of negative energy that seemed strong. I heard a motor as well as we came in front of a door that was on the side of a destroyed bridge.

We landed next to it and I looked at Max who nodded. We entered with me leading the way. I could see better in the darkness than the others. Max and I walked in the front and that's when we heard it. Voices, two of which I recognized. Riley and Vector.

"So, is the By-Half Plan ready to be put into motion?" Riley asked.

"Yes, with just a push of a button, the world's population will be cut in half and all that are useless to the world will be destroyed," Vector replied.

"Good, we just need to hope, those eight mutants don't get in the way," said a female voice.

We hugged our backs against the wall while I looked into the room the voices were coming from.

A giant, tower like machine glowed through the crack with several white coats fumbling with the control circling around it. To the left, Riley, Vector, and the woman were talking about the success of the machine and By-Half Plan.

The woman had long, brown hair pulled into a bun with black framed glassed circling her blue eyes. She wore a blue shirt and black pants underneath her white lab coat.

"They won't, Director Josken," Riley said. "They won't be able to do a thing as soon as this is activated."

"Remember, we are on a countdown now," the apparently named Director Josken said gesturing the monitor on the side. It was counting down by the second from the current number of twenty minutes and thirty-five seconds. "In twenty minutes, the By-Half Motor will do what it was built for. It will end this world and allow us to create a utopian society."

"Yes," Riley said. "And I can't wait for this plan to be put into action."

"You guys hear that?" I asked them mentally.

"Yeah, and I don't like it one bit. We have to stop that machine," Max said.

"But how?" Fang asked.

"I don't know," Max admitted. "For once, I don't know."

"I have an idea," I said. They looked at me. "But you guys have to get everyone clear and then clear out yourselves. I'll be right behind you once I've done my job."

"Jayla we're not leaving you behind," Josh retorted.

"It's either this or the world is going to end. What's your choice?" I asked.

Third Person POV

Yusei, Jack, and Crow had started by looking around for anything strange. But then they couldn't see any of their mutated friends in the sky. So they started to look for them.

"Anything Jack?" Yusei asked.

"Nothing here," he answered.

"Man, where did they go?" Crow asked.

"If we knew, Crow, we wouldn't be looking for them," Jack retorted.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah," Crow responded annoyed.

"Come on, guys, focus," Yusei intervened before a fight started. Suddenly Yusei thought of something, "Guys there is one place we haven't checked. And it could also be a place where no one would look making it the perfect place to hide that plan the School had."

"Where would that be?" Crow asked.

"The site of the old reactor," Yusei answered.

"Okay, that actually makes scary sense. Let's go," Jack said and they all met at the Satellite end of the bridge before hurrying to the old Ener-D reactor site.

Jayla's POV

Meanwhile, the Flock and I had stepped out into the open with glares. Director Josken glared back at us with deadly eyes.

"You think you have enough time to stop the By-Half Plan? Ha! Good luck," she said and she, Riley, and Vector stepped out as hundreds of flyboys and Erasers jumped in and began to attack instantly.

We immediately began to attack and kill every one of the Erasers. I flew up and broke the backs of a couple flyboys who dropped to the ground instantly.

I noticed Angel was about to get tagged from behind her and dropped onto them before they had a chance to grab her.

I looked at the numbers. There were about twenty left. All flyboys. "Okay, finish them outside. I'll be right behind you," I ordered.

"You better," Fang and Josh retorted. They gave each other a side look before running to the door.

"I better see you outside soon," Max responded and they gathered in front of the door while I slipped out of sight. "Hey! Dumb, ugly mutants! Come get us if you think you can!" Max taunted.

They roared in aggravation and every one of them trailed out of the door following the group.

'My turn,' I thought. All the scientists had ran away and the clock was down to the last five minutes.

I ran over to the console and began pressing buttons and found my way to a password. "How much I wish I had Nudge right now," I muttered.

"So you really think there is an off switch?" came a familiar voice. I turned to Director Josken not saying a word but gave her a harsh death glare. "Once the sequence is activated it can't be stopped. No one can stop the event. It will all end."

"We'll see about that," I growled.

I began to focus on draining the power. I didn't know why, but I felt like I could drain the power of the reactor and that would stop the destruction from occurring. I felt the power drain into me and it hurt.

"Power draining. Critical condition. No energy to activate By-Half," came an electronic voice.

"What did you do?!" Josken exclaimed angrily.

I opened my eyes to show they were glowing red and looked at my body which was also glowing red. "I saved the world, that's what."

I released the power in a giant wave. The machine exploded and the cemented ceiling began to crumble. She gave a frightened look as more rocks began to fall around us.

"What're you going to do now?" she asked. "Kill me?"

"No, I'm not going to sink to your level," I replied. I flew over and grabbed her.

"Why are you saving me?" she asked.

"Because it's the right thing to do," I answered.

As we approached the door, the ceiling above it crumbled around every exit. We were trapped. I stopped and glared at the rocks. I could only use telepathy and even the flock together couldn't move the rocks.

I didn't know what to do. We were both stuck in a hole with rocks crumbling above us. I had to think of something and fast. But what could I do?

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