“Laila! Get back here!” Laila heard her brother, Sam, call to her, but she ignored him, instead, responding with:
“Last one to the house is a rotten egg!” She then sprinted ahead.
Sam sighed, and then ran after his sister, “When Mom finds out about this...” but he never finished his sentence.
Why? Because when he turn the corner, what at first seemed like an ordinary apartment complex, caught fire. Out of nowhere, it just burst into flames. That wasn’t all though, Sam looked around, and realized, “Laila’s in there!!”
Then, despite the fire, he went in to find his sister, after a minute of wandering blindly, he realized where he was, his family’s apartment!! The door was knocked over, so he ran straight in.
“Sam? You need to- you- you need to get out,” a voice said weakly.
“Laila! We need to get out! Come on!” He scooped her into his arms, “We can make it out in time if we hurry!” He ran to the door, just to discover that the doorway collapsed, and there was rubble filling what was supposed to be their exit.
“Try the windows,” Laila muttered, and so Sam did. They were jammed, and the two knew what came next, for not all stories have happy endings.
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