Reached (Matched #3)

Reached (Matched #3)


Genres: Young AdultScience Fiction

Status: Full

Updated date: 17:41:22 11/08/2022

Description "Reached (Matched #3)"

PART ONE PILOT CHAPTER 1 XANDER Every morning, the sun comes up and turns the earth red, and I think: This could be the day when everything changes. Maybe today the Society will fall. Then night comes again and we’re all still waiting. But I know the Pilot’s real. Three Officials walk up to the door of a little house at sunset. The house looks like all of the others on the street: two shutters on each of its three forward-facing windows, five steps up to the door, and one small, spiky bush planted to the right of the path. The oldest of the Officials, a man with gray hair, raises his hand to knock. One. Two. Three. The Officials stand close enough to the glass that I can see the circle-shaped insignia sewn on the right pocket of the youngest Official’s uniform. The circle is bright red and looks like a drop of blood. I smile and he does, too. Because the Official: is me. In the past, the Official Ceremony was a big occasion at City Hall. The Society held a formal dinner and you could bring your parents and your Match with you. But the Official Ceremony isn’t one of the three big ceremonies—Welcoming Day, the Match Banquet, and the Final Celebration—and so it’s not