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Chapter 2: Survival

Von's eyes fluttered open softly. He looked around dazedly, subconsciously trying to move his body. When that failed, he knew something was wrong. Frustratingly, his body gave out intense signals of pain everytime he moved it. It felt like his muscles were teared and ached, indicating that it had gone through damage and fatigue.

Knowing that he wouldn't be able to move for a while, Von investigated his surrounding. He knew everything was a mess even without looking but upon lookin closer, he felt dread, as sharp and blunt pieces of metal from the plane each scaling at least a meter laid around him. Had a single piece landed just a bit towards his direction.. and he would've sustained life threatening injuries, if not death.

Pushing his broken luck to the back of his mind, he recalled his recent memories, hoping to get a better grasp on his situation.

'Plane crash...' Scenes of passengers screaming in horror as the plane shook and dived down flashed inside Von's head.

"I survived.." Von vocalized tiredly, that along with his half lid eyes and relaxed facial expression made one wonder whether or not Von actually realized how crazy of an achievement that was.

In truth, Von was a person that got through life with a constant feeling of tiredness and sleepiness. Often causing him trouble with day to day life. Have you ever fell asleep while walking? Von did, daily. That was day to day life. Now compared to something like this.. It's considered lucky that Von actually woke up rather than sleeping to death.

With a better understanding of his situation, Von Focused his eyes further from his area, aside from the beautiful starry night, large red flames engulfed the broken head of the plane. The rest were the same, scattered pieces of metal along with a few chairs and bags.

Von closed his eyes, he had to move. And while the temptation to sleep for a bit came to mind, Von knew that he had to take action. If he didn't, forget about 'a little bit', he'd be sleeping forever. He could feel it, the wounds in his body were screaming at him, if he didn't get treated soon he would die in less than two days.

Von suddenly flinched as waves of pain constantly moved through his body, just thinking of the wounds made him more conscious of how painful it is.

Von took deep breaths, and lethargically opened his eyes. He grabbed a broken luggage pole next to him and supported himself. He needed something to do to distract himself from the pain.

He had two goals:

Temporarily treat his injuries and contact outside help. The first was to ensure that he would be able to make it through the second day while the second was to get himself out of here. Other needs such as food and drink can come after.

...

Fortunately, Von had some luck with his first goal as he stumbled to a bag full of medical equipment. A doctor wasn't really something Von took interest in, so he had none the slightest idea on what the equipment did, much less operate it. One thing he did know how to use though, was the rolls of band aid. Upon finding the roll, he had immediately applied it to areas in his body leaking of blood and possible injuries that might get worse. As the leaks were not at a critically dangerous point, he had a few rolls to spare just in case some areas might get worse by movement.

The second objective wasn't as smooth as he had originally thought. Not because he couldn't find any type of devices useful for communication, but because all of them lacked signals. He bought the cluster of devices to many locations and all failed to even get the lowest signal. Although he was disappointed at the lack of results, he had decided to bring the few smart phones with him, for backup flashlights. Because while he did find an actual flashlight from one of the luggage, the only thing lighting this place as of now was the dying flames far from him. It didn't hurt to bring a few in this type of environment.

That brang Von to his current situation. Food and water. At this point Von, had his eyes a tad short from closing as fatigue overpowered the recuperating pain. What he had to do before resting was to make sure his body had the sufficient supply to stabilize his conditions.

Now, Von knew from the fact that the flames were still burning that the crash didn't happen too far from the time he woke up. That meant food that possible passengers or the plane had would still be edible. All he had to do now was look for it through the mess of parts scattered around him.

.....

Chips, nuts, and a few boxes of food were all he could gather in one hour. This was more than enough to Von. He had quickly consumed through it until he was a bit short from full. A few may argue that he should save all he could but, Von knew that he had to recover from his injuries and have enough energy for the coming days. Due to lack on contact to anyone outside, Von knew that he was either far from any known civilization or there could be possible interference from the broken plane. He wasn't sure. But he did know that it could take days or even months for possible scouts to find the plane. He had to maintain his condition then and do as much as he could. Even prepare to move if none came. Von would leave a big sign of his direction then.

After that.. Well...

Von left that for tomorrow. All his energy had been used through out the day. To think that he actually managed to stay focused and not fall asleep was a question to Von. As serious as this may be, Von had times where he had managed fall asleep during final exams of university. He had basically ignored the mood of the serious occasion as well as the mind pressing question from the exam. Though, Von still blamed the window next to him for producing such a vibrant breeze and a matching view. Sadly, his results didn't accept proper reasoning. Everyone knew what he got that test..

Releasing a small smile from the memory, Von leaned his back to the sturdy jet engine behind him and closed his eyes for what he thought as the final time today...

Von had missed one thing though,

The engine behind him was still connected to the 'Auxiliary Power Unit' although it wasn't as powerful as the main battery that blew up during the landing, it was still enough to provide sufficient electrical charges to kill a person.

In a scene of bizarre occurrences, charges of electrical currents began to seep out from the power unit and headed straight to Von.

Von didn't even get the chance to grasp what had just happened, only managing to jolt up in surprise before larger currents followed from the first. The charges lit up the surrounding in a flashing soft yet sharp blue light. With it came a loud torrent of electricity that filled the quite night.

By the time it had ended, Von laid motionless onto the cold ground. Encompassing his body was the serene quietness of the night and and the soft light of the stars above.

!____Sufficient supply provided___ Please wait....

Booting now...


CREATORS' THOUGHTS
nopepea nopepea

Hi! Just here to say that the upcoming updates after this week will be a unstable due to my continuation of work. The only time i get to write from then is night and weekend. Luckily, it'll only be for 2 weeks before i rest up for school.

Also, i'll address the lack of survivors next chapter.

Thanks for reading!

:)

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