Tears in the Pacific (5/5)
The choosing of how many and who was going to be selected became the next big point of contention. Many unfair methods were proposed but Kapena decided the only fair way would be to make it random. It was hard to argue against the random choosing so everyone eventually fearfully accepted. The number was decided, it would be 27 bringing down the colony number in the big island to 70. Running the numbers the big island could sustain about 75 individuals, we just had to hope
Tears in the Pacific (3/5)
The weeks passed and it became certain we were not going to be rescued. It would take a few years but with housing, water and an ocean full of food we integrated back into the land. The original 53 let go of their past and embraced the new life, we had no choice but to live. To me it felt like an eternal vacation, no more school, just life and the beach. I did wish my mom had been there with us. I would sit on the beach and look back to the small island and talk to her.
Tears in the Pacific (2/5)
Martha must have felt my gaze on her; she turned and gave me tired but kind eyes. She stepped away from Lawrence and came to meet me at the door. I couldn’t look her in the eyes, if I did I would break down. Instead I kept looking over her shoulder at Lawrence. He looked like a half unwrapped Christmas present, his whole left side covered in white bandages. It must have been how pharaohs looked during mummification. Martha placed her left hand on my right shoulder and I
Tears in the Pacific (1/5)
In the distance the door crashed open and everyone’s ears in the common room perked up. Nobody should have been outside, but yet the door had just slammed open. As we exchanged perplexed looks, the howling and desperate cries began to echo through the old hallways. The screams were filled with the pain and agony of a dying beast. My imagination started to envision some monstrosity that had crawled out from the sea, but my stomach and the horrible feeling within it, quickly b