TITLE: WHAT THE WOLRD FORGOT
GENRE: YA Soft SF/Paranormal
Christian Lewis took his final steps off German soil with immense trepidation. He was leaving against his very will. His body moved. His mind yelled at him to stop.
Air whisked around Christian's body. He stood in the small opening between the entry door and the boarding onramp to the plane. He only realized he had come to a full stop when his sister pushed him forward.
"You're going to have to get on eventually," Laura said.
Laura was younger than Christian by three years. How could she have taken the transfer better than him? Maybe her lack of life-shattering experiences made her blind to the scars these transfers created.
She's still young, he thought, depressed. He decided to ignore Laura the rest of the flight.
A stewardess, with fake platinum-blond hair and an even faker smile greeted Christian, urging him to board. Since he couldn't stand there for long without looking like an idiot, he boarded. When a different stewardess, this one streaked with an unnatural tan, brought the last batch of flight crackers (sixteen hours later) Christian thought of lunging in front of her cart.
He could do it before his dad saw him. Maybe he could hide in the bathroom until the flight ended; leave the airport without anyone ever knowing; never to be heard from again. Of course he was too chicken to do anything so dramatic. Christian's father, the Major, would catch him and then he would pay a horrible price.