the fire

the fire

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iamkatniss By iamkatniss Updated Sep 21, 2010

                                                part one
my name is sierra.i am a 17 year old girl. average all the way around. nothing special. i awoke next to my 12 year old brother aaron on the couch with the tv still on. i smelled smoke.he screamed for me, then screamed for my parents. no response. then the ceiling collapsed. i yelled to aaron. no response. i tried to get out but the fire was spreading too fast. then thats when i hear the sirens. i scream and scream but no one hears me. i hear them moving debree. so scream. they run to my rescue and pull me out. they look for my family and find them dead. my parents were on the second level where it started. my brother was the worst he was severed with the ceiling collapsing. they dont know how i survived and neither do i. they ask if i have any relatives near by and i say "no the closest one is in texas" i live in oregon. they arrange for me to stay at the fire station for the night and they will deal with it in the morning. i dont know how they expect me to get any sleep now. i awake to screaming. this time its my own. i am sweaty and out of breathe. i re-live it all. the look in my brother's eyes when he was hit by fire and roof.  the panic of it all. one of the firefighters runs in to see what happening i tell him i just had a dream of the fire and he asks me is there anything he can do for me and i say i'm fine. when he leaves i try to fall asleep but it wont come. i try and try but i am too scared i might wake up and have to re-live it again. the same firefighter wakes me up at 9, 4 hours since the last time we met. he told me they have arranged for me to go texas, with my grandparents. i havent seen them since i was 7. they were my moms parents. i thank them for everything and the police drive me to the airport. i have no clean clothes and no mementos of my old home. everything was burned there is nothin left. it is almost like we were never there at all. theres nothing there but ash.
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