First Section: Monument
Chapter Two: The Library
After about twenty minutes, all of the students had managed to calm down. People gravitated to their friends and split up into smaller groups in the west wing of the library. Cara’s group was the only one to move to the east wing.
The library that had been warm and bright was now dark and chilly. In addition to the darkness, it was almost as if there was a subtle blue light being cast into the library as well. An overhead lamp had been turned on above the table Cara and her friends were sitting at. That was the only source of warm and familiar light that could be seen in this strange new world.
During the twenty minutes after the transition into darkness, several students had tried to leave through the main door. No matter how hard they tried to open the door, it wouldn’t even budge. It was clear that everyone had been locked in and that no door or window was going to open or allow itself to be broken.