Author: gsd72 PM
Delaney find herself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse- and she's trapped at school. In a group with 5 others, she will do everything she needs to to survive. After tragedy strikes again and again; she realizes that she needs to hold the people close to her to not lose her sanity. Rated T for some language and themes. :)Rated: Fiction T - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,555 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 02-10-13 - Published: 01-11-13 - id: 3091303
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I walked into the science room. I had looked inside it numerous times, and it was very clean.
"Dissecting tools," Landon says.
"And knives," I add. He nods. I walk over to a counter.
"It hasn't been a day, the water will still be working. We should get as much as we can now." Then I realized that showers wouldn't exist.
"I hope we can find a way out soon," I mumble to myself. Landon looks over to me. I go back to searching. I see Landon walk over to the taller cabinets through the corner of my eye.
"I hope we won't have to use these," I say.
"Well we want to be safe," Ava says .
"I know." I wonder if there is a Jake zombie somewhere.
That was the bell. My parents should be here. Ava looks at me.
"Is there any point looking?" I ask. Ava and Landon exchange a glance.
"Well… Consider the fact that they might already be gone," Ava says.
"Uh left town," Landon chirped in and shot a glance at Ava.
"They would be at the church anyway. There really is no point," I say. 2 years ago ASA rented a church that was pretty much the whole school. I still liked to be picked up there.
"Hey guys check this out," Landon says. I turn over to where he was.
"Big knife," he comments. Seeing Landon holding that knife gave me an idea.
"What if we like assigned roles?" I asked.
"What do you mean?"
"Like- Landon is the weapons expert." Landon suddenly looked up.
"Yeah alright I see that."
"I'll keep thinking about it," I mumble. After a few minutes of more searching we decided to go to ASA South. Ava leads the group. We cautiously walked down the stairs. Most of the zombies had migrated towards the courtyard.
"Okay we have a clear shot to the building. Run toes to heels," I say. We run fast and quietly to the building. The doors were open.
"Okay there could be zombies in here." We started walking inside and to the stairs. I noticed the zombies were becoming faster. Ava started walking up the stairs followed by Landon. I was about to follow him until something stopped me.
Gruuuuuug. I turned around and saw a zombie coming towards me. Speechless, I stared at it.
"N-n-n-no." It started running towards me.
"Delaney!" Ava called. As it was almost 2 feet away, I feel someone grab my shoulders.
"Come on!" I ran up the stairs as fast as lightning. Once I get to the second floor I'm breathing in hard and I feel tears stream down my face. Ava had saved me.
"It's okay-" Landon reached his arm out towards me. I instinctively backed away.
"Sorry… I guess I'm still scared," I reply to his confused look. But it was more sad than confused.
"Come on," Ava says. I walk with them up the stairs, this time staying closer to them. Landon leans closer to me.
"We are going to survive here, you know that right?"
"Of course I do." I walk a little faster. Once we reach the third floor, we hear a few groans. After everyone exchanges a glance, we briskly continue up the stairs.
"Okay I'll take the front. Landon you take the back," Ava whispers. We creep out and onto the fourth floor. Luckily there weren't any zombies.
"Weird. I figured there would be a lot of zombies up here." Ava shrugged.
"We're lucky there aren't." We made our way to the other side of the building. There was light streaming down from the opening.
"Maybe the latter extends all the way to the roof," Landon says. It wasn't really a latter. It had the shape of a latter, but there were foot imprints making it more like a metal staircase. Landon started climbing it. After a few seconds, he came back down.
"Goes straight to the roof. Luckily we can pull it up too."
"Then let's go tell Nia and Kat."
"It's a clear-shot to the roof. We can raise the latter so zombies can't come in." Nia nods slowly. After a few seconds, Ava speaks.
"Delaney brought up a point earlier about roles." She is actually going to talk about it?
"Landon is the weapons expert. He seems to know a lot about it. I, on the other hand, and the melee fighter. Let's be honest, I'm the only one who actually took a fencing class." She paused. "Delaney earns the role of survivalist. She has come up with clever plans that have gotten us through the day. . . Nia is the medic." Ava didn't want to put detail in that. "And Kat is the innocence. She is the one that is keeping all of us sane." She was right. I would've stabbed myself if I didn't have Kat here. Being winter, the sun was already setting.
"Are we sleeping in here?" Kat asks.
"Why not. We can clear a path tomorrow in South. Delaney and Landon can bring cans up to the roof for us." I nod. We were all exhausted. Time is much more faster in a zombie apocalypse. Everything is so tragic too. I choose a spot in the corner away from the door.
"Someone should be on watch," Nia decides.
"Okay. I'll take first shift," I say. They all slump in their corners. Ava was closest to me. The corner on the other side of her was Landon, with Kat a few feet away. Then there was Nia. Nobody wanted to sleep by the door. I looked back to Ava.
She was my first friend and the only person who I could say was a real friend. I had met her on the first day of school when we went to this sports activity thing. We were both playing kickball and we met by talking about how it sucks. Ah, middle school.
Then I shifted my attention towards Landon. I had never actually met him. We were friends on Facebook and we occasionally communicated, but we never talked in real life. Needless to say, I'm glad he is with us.
I had met Kat through Ava of course. She used to be a really bright and happy kid. I guess things change when an apocalypse happens though, and most of the changes are for the worst.
Nia was in my viola class. We never really talked either, but at least we had a formal introduction with each other. I actually think that we have a lot in common, at least it seems like we do.
I noticed everyone had fallen asleep. Going to bed this early would mean we would wake up early. I wonder how long my shift will be. I guess that doesn't matter, because a few minutes later I am falling asleep. I don't know how long it is, but sometime later I wake up to something tapping my shoulder. I jump up to see that it is Landon.
"Jesus Christ you scared me," I say.
"Sorry. I'll take guard if you want," he says.
"It's fine. I was actually sleeping."
"No I will. You can go back to sleeping."
"…Fine." I walk over to where Landon was sleeping. It had only been a day and I was growing close to them. As soon as I laid down I was sent into a warm sleep.