“Yeah, you didn’t know that? I thought everyone did.” She said.
“What’s your name?”
“That’s my name too!” Alex said.
“My real name is Alexis, but you can call me Alex. We should probably start making our way to the computer room. There’s an underground tunnel I know here that could take us straight there.”
“Ok, let’s go. Where’s the tunnel entrance?” Alex said.
“The nearest entrance is in the locker room. The far left shower had a trap door down to it. That’s why it newer works.” Alexis responded.
As they walked to the locker room, they heard the familiar chime to signal the next hour. They ducked into the locker room, where no automation was allowed, and got into the tunnel. The ground was rough sand littered with broken lightbulbs and mold spores.
“Let’s breath through our shirts to keep from breathing mold spores.” Said Alexis.
“Ok, sounds good to me.”
They continued to make their way through the tunnel. They passed many exit’s, or at least that’s what alex asumed they were, because they had bright light coming from the edge of the trap doors.
“How do we know when to get out?” Alex asked.
“When we hear beeping and electronic stuff. You know the old sound of 20th centry internet acess?”
Alex knew what she was talking about from electronic history, it was called dial-up, or so he thought.
“Because that’s the sound the servers make. The school board apparently has a sense of humor. Wait, shh…”
They both sat silently and listened to the eerie sound with its beeps and clicks.
They erupted through the trap door, eager to shut off the systems. Alex logged on to the computer with his mom’s administrator password. She worked for the school district and gave him the login in case of emergency. He searched the computer screen for anything to end all of this, but he couldn’t find anything.
“How do you do this?” Alex asked.
“I got it.” Alexis said. She grabbed the mouse and keyboard and began typing into the command bar. She typed 2 words. System off. Alex saw what she did and felt stupid for not knowing a solution so simple.
“There. Let’s get out of here!”
They ran for the exit and through open the door. Alex felt the warmth of the suns rays, like a warm hug on his skin.