Jojo had never been on a night flight home, but there he was, sitting next to Lolo Ben. They were returning from a trip to the Philippines and on their way home to Vancouver. At 11:55 p.m., the captain turned on the seatbelt sign.
“This is the captain speaking, we will be hitting some turbulence soon. Please ensure your seatbelts are fastened. We will have to avoid the storm ahead.”
At 11:57 p.m., the plane started bumping up and down, and Jojo’s stomach did a flip-flop. This went on for a few minutes before they hit an air pocket and the plane bumped a bit harder. He grabbed Lolo Ben’s hand, and his grandpa looked at him with a smile. “We’re okay, Jojo!”
As soon as he said those words, the turbulence stopped. Jojo adjusted his glasses and noticed his watch had hit midnight. The plane seemed to coast more calmly. The captain’s voice came on the speakers. “Due to the storm, we had to take a detour. We will be landing shortly.”
Jojo and Lolo Ben looked through the window, just as the plane flew through a cluster of clouds and suddenly there was sunlight. How was it possible for the sun to shine so brightly at midnight?
Jojo pressed his face to the window with disbelief. How was this possible?
They were landing in a place where giant …