Thomas laid in his bed he felt a darkness all around him like air. Hepanicked his eyes snapped open as he imagined himself back in the lift thathorrible cube of metal that had delivered him to the Maze. But there was a smalllight, and there is a dim shadow gradually emerged throughout the huge room.Bunk beds, dressers. The soft breaths and gurgle snores of boys deep inslumber.
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 ofhim. He didn’t feel anything for Jack.
He didn’t care if he was permanentlydeaf. He didn’t care about the others anymore. The chaos around him seemed tosiphon away his humanity, it turn him into an animal. All he wanted was tosurvive, make it fast to the building and get inside. live another day.Searing white light detonated in front of him, throwing him through the airagain.
Even as he flew backward, he screamed, tried to regain his footing – theexplosion had happened right where Minho was. Minho! Thomas was in chock thatfelt like every joint in his body came loose, then popped back into place. Heignored the pain and got up and ran forward, his vision full of darkness mixedwith blurry afterimages. Then he saw flames. Good.
Rat Man absentlypicked up another piece of paper and turned it all around. At that point theScorch Trials begun. The rules are very simple.
Find your way then head to thenorth for one hundred miles. Make it to the safe haven within two weeks andyou’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. Ifyou don’t make it, eventually you’ll will be dead.
The room should’ve erupted into arguments, questions, panic. But no one said aword. Thomas felt as if his tongue had dried. They run on and come to group A and B (whomeanwhile have started looking for the Safe Haven together). The Safe Haven isa stick in the ground.
They arrived an hour early. Slowly the storm startsagain, there are also types of cocoons coming out of the ground. From thesecocoons come zombies they have to fight with. At the moment the storm is toointense and the zombies almost celebrate, a WICKED helicopter comes to rescuethe group. Few people died. The WICKED man tellsThomas to choose between Brenda and Jorge (they do not want to save twopeople).
Thomas decides not to choose and it turns out tobe a test again. Both Jorge and Brenda survive. The next morning Thomas wakesup in a white room. Teresa tells Thomas that they are in a building just likeat the beginning, but that he is locked in a room because he is too muchinfected by the Flare.
Thomas does not trust her and does not want to talk toher anymore. The last thing she says to him is that WICKED is good.