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The Kill Order Chapter 6

By James Dashner

Chapter 6

  • And we're back.
  • Anyway, at this point, Mark is flying through the air getting smacked by the branches of trees. He's not having a perfect day, to say the least.
  • He finally gets enough control to find the green button, but his fingers slip. Good grief.
  • Luckily he doesn't get smushed by any trees, and he presses the button harder. He's yanked to Alec, and they both make it through the hatch just as the door closes. Phew.
  • Inside it's dark and cool. Mark imagines an army of people inside waiting for them, but Alec thinks otherwise. He guesses there's only one guy waiting for them, plus a pilot.
  • A whirlwind of emotions overcomes Mark—he thinks about Darnell and how the boy is probably dead—but Alec snaps him out of it and tells him they need to get a door open.
  • They search for weapons, and to their surprise they find a sledgehammer. Perfect.
  • Alec starts whacking the door with it, each time making bigger and bigger dents.
  • Meanwhile, Mark searches the room for anything useful. He finds a bunch of ominous boxes lying in the darkest corner of the room.
  • He picks up one of the sealed boxes, and right on top of it is a biohazard symbol.
  • The label says: "Highly Contagious 24 Darts, Extreme Caution" (6.38).
  • Hmm, probably not the best idea for Mark to pick the thing up.