Chapter 3

5 A.M.

"Don't you think it is a tad early?" I said.

"Don't you think you should keep your voice down?" Alex said.

There we were, the White House, home to the most powerful man on Earth. With us on the courtyard. It was luck that the president and his wife was home because of a cancellation of their flight, no doubt the company's doing that the pilot and co-pilot "Disappeared" If that's the right word for it.

"Yeah, I guess. But I don't see the reason why we are here so early! I mean the guard level won't be down!"

"Point taken, but the fact is that no civilians will be around at this time, at least not large groups of them. But now, we have to find the secret entrance without being noticed."

Without being noticed… seemed odd, so far there has been no movement at all. None. Period. No guards, secret service, FBI. No lights were on in the White House. This all seemed "unnatural," I mean the odds of the conditions being THIS perfect is wrong. And that's exactly what this whole thing was. Wrong.

"You okay over there? You're acting all spacey, just like in school, I know that look, you are either thinking, or just plain bored. Take your pick."

"Huh? Oh, sorry. I was thinking, I mean this all seems wrong. Nothing that has happened, I am begging to wonder if this is a simulation, or the real deal."

"Don't worry about that, I would love for it to be a simulation, I mean I would LOVE for that to be the case, but it's not."

"Alright, but we should get moving, I mean we're just wasting time right now, we have things to do, and I don't feel like getting arrested, or worse, for just lazing around here!"

Damn, I didn't realize how loudly I just shouted. There were alarms going off everywhere, this was bad, and all my fault.
"Damn it, Greg! Do you know what you just did!"

"Now I do, but they didn't know where we were. Now they are all charging over here."

"1 word, RUN!"

That was exactly what I did, I ran as fast as I could. The guards were everywhere, and I give serious emphasis on that. There were helicopters in the sky, people with M16s everywhere, bullets are penetrating the ground all around us. This was bad, I mean I thought that getting yelled at by parents was bad, getting suspended was bad, no, those were an average teens definition of "bad." This was bad, this was worse, no teen ever experienced this amount of true fear, which is way different than that movie theatre fear, or you friend jumping out at you fear, this is fear that induces adrenaline, fear that if your heart isn't great can even kill you, this is the very definition of fear.

"You alright!" Alex screamed, and I mean legit screaming.

"Yeah, you!"

"Yeah, I was almost shot, but I'm good!"

Run. That's what we were doing…No, that is the only thing we could do.

And then………. We were at the secret entrance.