Chapter 22: Escape Plan
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Down in San Diego Zoo, at night, the wolves were in a large cave.
"I wonder if our parents are coming to rescue us." Wildfire says,
"I hope they will." Star says, "Lupa may not be able to sleep tonight."
Star looks toward Lupa, who was still curled up in fear, but seemingly tired.
"Have you ever thought of trying to escape?" Shadow asks,
"Escape?" Jet asks,
"Yes." Shadow says, "I tried to escape from here before."
"But you got caught?" Aatu asks,
"No." Shadow says, "I never tried the idea."
"What is it?" Ralph asks,
"When the zookeeper comes through the gate, I'd pounce on him and run out." Shadow replies,
"Think that could work for us?" Star asks,
"Yes, but I'd most likely have to stay behind and distract the zookeepers while you run for it." Shadow says, "But I'll still help you."
"Great, we got a way out of here." Wildfire says,
"We might as well get some sleep first." Hunter says, "We'll need the energy tomorrow."
"OK." Wildfire says, then she falls asleep.
The next morning, but at a gas station, the bus carrying the wolves pulls into the area and stops.
"We've stopped." Kate says, waking up.
"You're right." Humphrey says, looking around the pitch black compartment.
Suddenly, the compartment door opens, waking up Garth and Lilly.
"Ah! Wolves!" a human says,
"Run for it!" Kate yells and jumps out of the compartment with Humphrey, Lilly, and Garth following close behind.
Another human opens the second compartment and sees Hutch, Wildflower, Comet, and Claw in it.
"There are more in here!" the human yells as the wolves jump out and follow after the others,
Kate, Humphrey, and the other wolves run into some bushes near the gas station.
"Did they see us?" Comet asks,
"I don't think so." Kate says, looking over the bushes to see the bus leaving. "But we just lost our ride."
"We'll need another one then." Hutch says,
"I got a big one." Humphrey says, "You're welcome."
Just then, a semi truck pulling half a house on its trailer passes by and the 8 wolves chase after it. One by one, they board the truck, Kate being first, then Garth, Claw, Hutch, Humphrey, Lilly, and Wildflower being last since she gave Comet a boost.
"I hope we stay here until we get to Dan Diego." Garth says, panting from running so fast.
"Same here." Lilly says,
Meanwhile, at the zoo...
"Here he comes." Shadow says, "Be ready."
Just then, a zookeeper opens the gate and Shadow jumps on him. Then the pups (including Lupa) run out, searching for the zoo exit.
"The wolves are loose!" the zookeeper yells as Shadow runs after the pups,