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You wake up to earth tremors shaking the world again. You are shaken up and you jump out of your bed. The tremors had been happening for close to a week and they weren't letting up. If anything they had been getting even stronger. It is around mid day and your mom has prepared some food for you. After eating you want some fresh air.
[[Go for a hike]]
[[Take a horse and go for a ride]]<img width="500" src="https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/Bali-volcano-update-Ash-cloud-983610.jpg?r=1533025740623
You decide to take a short hike up the mountain. You walk through the town and down Vesuvian street and through gate Vesuvius. You are beginning to walk up the mountain when the top of the mountain explodes. With a resounding BOOM, ash was flung into the sky. You couldn't hear anything because your ears were ringing. You start to panic and you don't know what to do.
[[Continue up the mountain]]
[[Run back down the mountain]]<img width="400" src="https://www.bluecross.org.uk/sites/default/files/assets/images/119702lpr.jpg
You go outside and walk over to the horse. You take your horse and go out onto the street. You are just arriving at your friend's house when a huge BOOM could be heard. You turn around and see the top of the volcano exploded. The sky turned black with how much ash and pumice was starting to fall. Your immediate reaction was to get out of town, but you remember that your family is still out somewhere.
[[Stay and try to find your family]]
[[Take your horse and ride out of town]]You continue up the mountain. The ash starts to land on you. Soon enough it is like a second layer on top of you. You glance up for a second and it gets in your eyes and mouth. As you are coughing and trying to get ash out of your eyes, a pumice stone lands right next to you. You realize that you need to get somewhere safe quickly.
[[Continue to walk up the mountain]]
[[Try and search for a crevice]]<img width="400" src="https://www.pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/Gates/Gate%20Vesuvio_files/image037.jpg">
You run back down the mountain and head out of the Vesuvian Gate.You are running along the street, just trying to find somebody that can help you. After running what felt like a marathon, you finally end up inside of the Forum. You continue searching when you see a man on a horse with a cart in the back. He doesn't look like he is paying much attention, so he might be an easy target. The back of the cart looks empty, so it might be a possible way to get out of town.
[[Jump in the back of the cart]]
[[Jump the person on the horse]]<img width="400" src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8183713275_bc2f382e32_z.jpg">
You blindly feel around for a crevice. As you continue, you think that it is futile. Just as you are about to give up, your hand slips off of the rock into what you think is a crevice. You go in and you can feel that the ash isn't piling on top of you anymore. You wipe most of the ash off of you and spend some time trying to clear your eyes of any ash. You get enough out to the point you can see. You think that it will be safe enough inside of the crevice, but you want to make sure that there isn't more ash coming down.
[[Stay inside of the crevice]]
[[Peak outside of the crevice]]You continue up the mountain. Ash is still falling, making you cough. You can't see because of all of the ash, and you feel like all of this was futile. It was. All of the ash that was falling blinded you, so you didn't realize you were at the top of the volcano. Your foot slips and you fall into the volcano. On your way down you were hit by a pumice stone that was just blasted into the air.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You decide to stay inside of the crevice. As you sit there, ash is beginning to pile up at the front of the crevice. You begin to think that the ash will trap you. As soon as you begin to worry, an intense heat hit you and you are disintegrated. You were hit by a pyroclastic surge.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]<img width="400" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Pumice_stone444.jpg/220px-Pumice_stone444.jpg">
You sit trying to get ash out of your eyes for a little longer. Once you feel comfortable you can see clearly, you walk to the front of the crevice. You peak your head out of the crevice. You see that ash is still falling. You also see a huge pumice stone heading straight for your head. It hits your head and makes you do a somersault down the mountain. You continue to bang your head on the ground as you go and you die. It was the initial impact from the rock that killed you however.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]<img width="400" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5c/Holstein_cow_in_Prince_Edward_Island%2C_2015.jpg/1280px-Holstein_cow_in_Prince_Edward_Island%2C_2015.jpg">
You decide to be sneaky and jump in the back of the cart. Little did you realize, there were a bunch of cows in the back of the cart. As you land with a small thud in the back, all of the cows turn towards you. They don't look too friendly, and you get scared. You jump back out of the cart and the cows follow you. You start to run down the street, but you were looking backwards and ran into a stranger. The cows catch up and trample you.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You decide to jump the person on the horse. You pick up your pace until you are right next to the horse. You spring into action, trying to pull the guy off of the horse. You grab his leg and pull him off. You start hitting him until you knock him unconscious. You jump on to the horse and you start to ride away. The riding is slow, however, because of how heavy the cows in the cart are. The ash is adding layers to the ground too.
[[Detach the cart]]
[[Keep the cart attached]]<img width="500" src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/files/2015/06/VoclanoIndonesia.jpg">
You detach the cart and immediately start going faster. You urge the horse on and you think that you are going to make it. You don't. A pyroclastic surge rushes towards you and you are disintegrated.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You decide to keep the cart attached. The cart is extremely heavy and your pace is very slow. You think now that detaching the cart would've been smart. You think about detaching the cart now, but before you could you get killed by a pyroclastic surge.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You stay and try to find your family. You ride all around, trying to find them. You look through the forum and the bath house and they are no where to be seen. You end up back at your house, House of the Vettii. You find your mother, father, and brother all huddled together. You try and fit your entire family on the horse, but there is only room for three.
[[Take your mom and your dad]]
[[Take your mom and your brother]]
[[Take your dad and your brother]]<img width="400" src="http://pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/Gates/Gate%20Stabian_files/image007.jpg">
You decide to leave your family and try to get out of town. You ride through town towards the Stabian Gate. You arrive at the Stabian Gate and you only see one person. It is an elderly man that is walking extremely slow. You don't know if he can make it out before the ash or a pyroclastic surge get him. You remember that you left your family and debate whether or not you want to help this man.
[[Help the elderly man]]
[[Continue with no one]]<img width="500" src="https://img0.etsystatic.com/120/0/12408679/il_570xN.926157398_brbc.jpg">
You ride over to the elderly man that was limping down the street. You ask him if he needs any help getting out of town. He says yes, and you help him up onto your horse. Just as you get out of the gates, he pulls off his hood and you see that it was a fake. He wasn't an old man, he was just pretending to be to get help. He pulls out a knife and sticks it in your side. He pushes you off of the horse and leaves you to bleed out.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You continue on with no one. You exit the gates and ride for a little. You enter the town of Stabia. You see a small group of people. They are on their way to the Stabian Gate and then into Pompeii. You don't know if you are out of the way of danger yet, but you can't just let people walk to their death.
[[Warn the group]]
[[Ride even farther away]]You warn the group about what is happening in Pompeii. You let them know that they might be in danger where they are right now. It was the wrong decision. The group attacks you and they turn on eachother, trying to get the horse and ride away. You are dragged off of the horse and someone pulls a knife on you. They slit your throat and take your horse.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]<img width="400" src="1.bp.blogspot.com/_sXVEKZ6eMco/TRHTMnD8R6I/AAAAAAAAABs/ZiFkI3Tt5Jk/s1600/brown_horse_running.jpg
You decide to ride even further away. You urge your horse on for miles, not stopping to rest. Only when the moon is completely visible high in the sky do you stop. You stop at a little inn and get a room. The next day you ride on and you feel that you are finally safe.
Congratulations, you survived.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You decide to leave your brother behind. You all say your goodbyes and you and your parents start to ride out of town. The riding is slow because of the weight of your dad. You try and get out of town as fast as you can, but you are hit by a pyroclastic surge and everyone is evaporated.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]<img width="400" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/Eyjafjallajokull-April-17.JPG/220px-Eyjafjallajokull-April-17.JPG">
You decide to leave your father behind. You all mount the horse and start to ride. You are slower than you would've liked, but the horse was moving fast enough. You made it to the Stabian Gate. You are over half way across the bridge when the ash added too much weight. The horse collapsed and ash was thrown into the air. It got into everyone's eyes and mouth. You don't know if you can make it to the end of the bridge like this.
[[Continue on the bridge]]
[[Jump in to the water]]You decide to leave your mother behind. You all say your goodbyes and then you try to ride out of town. You realize too late that your dad weighs too much. You try your hardest to make the horse go faster, but it can't. As you reach the Stabian Gate, you and your family are hit by a pyroclastic surge that kills everyone.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]You continue on the bridge. You help your mom and your brother up and you all sprint to the end of the bridge. You are going so fast that you missed the pot hole in the road. You trip and break your ankle. You struggle to get up, but as soon as you do and put weight on that ankle, you black out from the pain. With your face aiming towards the sky, you suffocate on the ash.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]<img width="400" src="http://www.ancientportsantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Kyrenia2-300BC.jpg">
You help your brother and your mother up and yell at them to jump into the water. You hop over the side and plunge into the icy water. You break the surface and all of the ash in your eyes is flushed out. You search for your family and they are to your right. You think that you aren't going to make it until you see a boat coming towards you. You yell out to it. They come straight for you. They pick your mother and your brother out of the water and then help you. The people in the boat quickly got to work and they got you out safely.
Congratulations, you survived.
[[Welcome to Pompeii]]