By Lauren Tarshis
On the day that shocks the area, one boy simply desires to locate his relatives. a strong addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.
The simply factor Lucas loves greater than soccer is his Uncle Benny, his dad's ally on the fireplace division the place they either paintings. Benny taught Lucas every little thing approximately soccer. So whilst Lucas's mom and dad come to a decision the game is just too harmful and he must surrender, Lucas has to speak to his largest fan.
So the following morning, Lucas takes the teach to town rather than the bus to varsity. it is a shiny, attractive day in manhattan. yet simply as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, every little thing alterations -- and not anything will ever be an identical again.
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He wove throughout the crowds of individuals at the sidewalk. a few have been operating north. yet such a lot gave the impression of they have been in surprise, status there dazed, watching the fires above them. the one noise used to be sirens — hundreds and hundreds of them — honking and screaming, wailing and shrieking and blaring. The sounds all crashed jointly into one bad tune. A crowd of individuals huddled round anything in the course of the road. Lucas bogged down and regarded — it was once an immense tire hooked up to a tangle of steel. It didn’t appear like the tire of a motor vehicle or a truck. “What is that? ” a girl acknowledged. “It’s a part of a plane,” stated a guy. “It’s touchdown apparatus. ” Lucas appeared away. He driven during the crowd, heading south. Vesey and West streets. That’s the place the staging sector used to be, the place the firefighters have been accumulating. If Dad had made it the following from Randall’s Island, that’s the place Lucas might locate him. He might search for the Seagrave. He may wait there for Dad. Lucas inched throughout the crowd. most folk have been status nonetheless, gazing. yet now there have been extra humans coming from the path of the towers. a few of them have been soaked in sweat, their outfits tattered. however it was once the appearance on their faces — shocked and horrified — that instructed Lucas the place that they had come from: contained in the towers. there have been dozens and dozens of them, a few strolling on my own, others keeping arms. a number of the ladies have been barefoot. He imagined their high-heeled footwear kicked into the corners of the stairwells. no one used to be wearing a handbag or a briefcase. And Lucas understood why; he’d heard many tales approximately those that had survived fires and explosions and collapses. such a lot of instances they’d escaped with now not a moment to spare. in the event that they had stopped for whatever — to snatch a handbag or tie a shoe — they wouldn’t have made it. A policeman up forward used to be attempting to cease humans from relocating south. “Everyone please depart this region! ” he shouted. “It’s no longer secure. Please go away this quarter and head north! ” yet Lucas stored jogging, and no-one attempted to prevent him. He felt invisible. Ladder 177 needed to be one of many first devices to get to the towers. That intended they’d be the nearest. Lucas used to be nonetheless 3 blocks away while he felt a hand on his shoulder. “Hey,” a tender policeman acknowledged. “Where are you going? Are you misplaced? ” “I have to locate …” And earlier than he may possibly get the phrases out, he heard an individual calling his identify. “Lucas! ” His identify rose up over all the sirens. “Dad! ” And there has been his dad, pushing throughout the crowd. He grabbed Lucas and held him tight. For a number of seconds, Lucas couldn’t listen the sirens. All he may well listen used to be the thrashing of Dad’s middle. Dad instructed Lucas that he’d pushed to ny from Randall’s Island once the 1st airplane hit. “I was once going to go correct to the scene,” Dad stated. “But I obtained the message that you just have been on the firehouse. So I went there first. leader acknowledged you’d be anticipating me. ” “I’m sorry,” Lucas acknowledged. “I simply couldn’t remain … I …” Dad held up his hand. there has been no time to speak. And Lucas obtained the concept not anything that had occurred sooner than this morning mattered anymore — now not now, perhaps never back.