29: We Hotwire a Car to Ohio

Having another flightless flock member wasn't part of the plan. It sucked. It meant that we had to find another mode of transportation and fast.

Luckily, we had two pyromaniacs with us who knew how to hotwire a car. We tried the first unlocked and empty van we found. In about sixty seconds flat, the engine rumbled.

I hopped into the driver's seat since I had the most experience driving. Not that I ever took drivers education, but last time we stole a car, I drove it. I backed out carefully and drove at a cautious speed. Totally not my thing. I had to be super careful, though. Not all of us could just fly off at the first sign of danger.

Fang was next to me, and all the other were piled in the back. We needed to leave before we were noticed. We weren't sure where we were going, but I had a feeling that it wasn't going to be close.

The New School, she said. Where could that be? It would have to be somewhere secluded. Like, maybe, the desert. Or the mountains. I drove us west, trying not to break any traffic laws. The others started complaining after about an hour. A few hours later, the gas gage was getting close to empty. Talk about a gas guzzler.

I stopped the flock somewhere in the state of Ohio. We didn't really have much money on us, so I wasn't sure what to do. For the first time I could remember, I, Max, felt hopeless. It would be best to leave half the flock with Star while the rest of us go look for the New School.

It's in Utah, Max. The Voice, once again, impressed me with its superior knowledge. I don't know where it came from, but it was there.

"Let me get this straight. You want us to babysit Star while you fly to Utah in search of a place you're not even sure exists? Am I hearing this right?" asked Total. I wasn't really going to tell him that he was staying because he had the least to contribute out of the whole flock, but I might have.

"Well, Fang and Nudge are going to come with me. You guys can protect her. That's it. We can leave her alone and it's inconvenient to bring her since she can't fly and we can't really carry her like we can carry you. No offense Star."

"None taken. So, where are we anyway?" she asked.

"Near someplace called Cuyahoga Valley National Park," Fang replied.

"Wow. You're observant," I said sarcastically.

"Never heard of it. Ohio has a national park? Since when?" Star asked quizzically.

"I don't know. Let's just get you some place safe. Okay? Then we can go find the device."

We found a good place for them to campout. It was a pretty area. I only got a few minute to enjoy it before I grabbed Fang and Nudge and we flew off. Utah awaited us. We needed to find the New School and fast. That device might have some remote satellite link like Iggy mentioned in the car. Star may not have much time.

Sorry guys if you wanted more! Doesn't look like Part 3 is gonna happen. I got more important things to write and create than fanfiction, but I really hope you enjoyed it! Comment please!