17. The Fire Alarm

Jennifer's ears were "talking" to her. They making little sounds, like little bubbles bursting. A "" was bursting almost every second. It was not , but annoying. She knew the cause.

While she cleaning the whiteboard after her class ended last , the fire alarm went off. Instead of leaving building immediately, she walked around to see what problem was. The blaring alarm sounded like the signal on a phone, but 1,000 times louder. school seemed to be empty. Then she walked one room, and saw about seven students inside.

then the night supervisor came by. She told to leave immediately. The students were packing their -care equipment into their bags. The night supervisor waited . Finally, after almost five minutes, all the students their teacher left the building. They apologized for so slow.

The firemen never arrived. Instead, a police officer showed up. He walked around the with the supervisor. It was a false alarm. officer used his key to finally turn off alarm.

But it was too late for Jennifer. had listened to the loud alarm for too . She should have known better. Even as she home, her ears felt strange.