Thomas laid in his bed he felt a darkness all around him like air. He
panicked his eyes snapped open as he imagined himself back in the lift that
horrible cube of metal that had delivered him to the Maze. But there was a small
light, and there is a dim shadow gradually emerged throughout the huge room.
Bunk beds, dressers. The soft breaths and gurgle snores of boys deep in
Relief was he. He was safe now, rescued. No more Grievers. No more worries
Explosions of light, wind, Choking dust, wind. Ringing in his ears,
pain. Wind. He kept going, his eyes glued to Minho just a few steps ahead of
him. He didn’t feel anything for Jack. He didn’t care if he was permanently
deaf. He didn’t care about the others anymore. The chaos around him seemed to
siphon away his humanity, it turn him into an animal. All he wanted was to
survive, make it fast to the building and get inside. live another day.
Searing white light detonated in front of him, throwing him through the air
again. Even as he flew backward, he screamed, tried to regain his footing – the
explosion had happened right where Minho was. Minho! Thomas was in chock that
felt like every joint in his body came loose, then popped back into place. He
ignored the pain and got up and ran forward, his vision full of darkness mixed
with blurry afterimages. Then he saw flames.
Good. Rat Man absently
picked up another piece of paper and turned it all around. At that point the
Scorch Trials begun. The rules are very simple. Find your way then head to the
north for one hundred miles. Make it to the safe haven within two weeks and
you’ll have completed Phase Two. At that point, you’ll be cured of the Flare.
That’s exactly two weeks – starting the second you step through the Trans. If
you don’t make it, eventually you’ll will be dead.
The room should’ve erupted into arguments, questions, panic. But no one said a
word. Thomas felt as if his tongue had dried.
They run on and come to group A and B (who
meanwhile have started looking for the Safe Haven together). The Safe Haven is
a stick in the ground. They arrived an hour early. Slowly the storm starts
again, there are also types of cocoons coming out of the ground. From these
cocoons come zombies they have to fight with. At the moment the storm is too
intense and the zombies almost celebrate, a WICKED helicopter comes to rescue
the group. Few people died. The WICKED man tells
Thomas to choose between Brenda and Jorge (they do not want to save two
Thomas decides not to choose and it turns out to
be a test again. Both Jorge and Brenda survive. The next morning Thomas wakes
up in a white room. Teresa tells Thomas that they are in a building just like
at the beginning, but that he is locked in a room because he is too much
infected by the Flare. Thomas does not trust her and does not want to talk to
her anymore. The last thing she says to him is that WICKED is good.