Walking down to Pt England beach we looked at the sky. The sun was scorching down on my skin. “I told you Victoria, the weather is perfect. Look its going to be the best picnic ever” Valerie my best friend said to me. I knew something bad was going to happen, I just wasn’t sure what it was. All I knew is that I had to be careful. Everyone had to. When we got there my friends and I had to find a nice, shady place to sit. After scanning for a perfect spot we finally found a spot under a big oak tree. We then ate our lunch.
The day was still perfect. Clouds were in the sky and the sun was still blazing down upon us. All of a sudden... BOOM!!! “What was that?” I yelled out. The ground was shaking and I was scared to death. I realized that it was an earthquake and it was getting bigger and bigger. I ran as fast as a cheetah to Valerie and we tried to find a safe place to hide. Suddenly waves began and it was massive. “A TSUNAMI..... RUNNNN!!!!!!!” Someone yelled.
I looked around but it was hard for me to get my balance. Luckily for us Valerie found a cave. “Over here everyone.” The cave was the perfect spot for us to calm down. It protected us from the tsunami. Unfortunately it didn’t protect all of us. A boy name Crusader and Starford die because they were slow and they didn’t make it. I caught sight of Valeries brother, Jake trying to get hold of a branch. “Hold on Jake... I am coming.” Jake was waiting there for me and when I catched him I took him to the cave. My mind then went back to the beginning of the day. When I knew something bad was going to happen. I looked outside of the cave and my eyes was bursting out with tears. I was so sad. When it was safe to exit out of the cave I ran home. I saw debris everywhere and my mum standing outside. I was happy that she survived.
The following week the rest of the students of Pt England went back to school and had a ceremony for all the people that died. All the parents and teachers cried, even the students. Some of us kids lost our teachers, friends and best friends. I prayed for the ones who past away and for their families. The hall was filled with flowers, pictures and upset people. Valerie and I were happy that none of our families died but also sad because lots of our friends died. I went over to Valerie’s house and we did something to get it out of our minds.