Author: Carleah PM
I have been well, asleep they say for a while, but I should start from the beginning, how I ended up as I am, how I blew up, how the world-that is a different story. Here is mine (So sorry for terrible intro haha, story is way better)Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,299 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 02-22-13 - Published: 02-20-13 - id: 3102626
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I was walking through the ashes, I kneeled, placing flowers in sets of three, my family's ashes lay here, the last thing I had to say goodbye to before we left. My friends waiting for me, guns ready."sheva, we got to leave" my friend said with honesty.
"It's just, so strange to think . . . Never mind, your right, we have to get to the base."
We walked down the street, smoke billowing, we were alert, and nervous. I had three knifes already up my sleeve ready to hit any target it sights apon, my gun in my left pouch. To my right was tekk, my best friend, well, my closest person alive right now. And to my left was my friend Kat. She was getting sicker and sicker, her bite already infected.
We turned the corner, stopping suddenly, five to six dead-heads. Kat moaned, setting them off, I already had three on the ground with my knives. I pulled out my axe and hit another, tekk took care of the other two with two arrows From her bow.
"Kat, you ok?" I turned dirt surrounding us, ash falling from the sky, the three of us looking as if we cried ashes.
"I don't think I'll make it"she coughed hacking blood"just leave me, I'll take it before I become one of the dead-heads"she gestured weakly to the dead bodies.
"We never leave anyone behind." I said firmly, grabbing her under the armpit and hoisting her onto my shoulders.
"Sheva you have to leave me" she choked, getting worse"there are others out there that need your help"
"Sheva, there's about forty dead-heads heading your way, get your ass moving, we got the car started, the jocks are meeting us at the exit of town. If your not here, we're going to have to leave you behind" drakes voice crackled over the com.
"We're at the trail, we'll be there in five, how long till the dead heads get to us?" I said to the walky talky
"About five, you need to hurry, vikki is worried about you" he said, scared.
"We're on our way, how is she feeling? I whispered as we walked farther down the trail
"She's not going to get better until she gets the antivirus" he paused" my mom doesn't think you got it" he said, his voice cracking, we entered the driveway, two deadheads ahead of us"tekk, can you handle them?"
"Of course" she responded. Moments later we entered the barred door. The air cold, and filled with the smell of the sick and dying.
Drake, I'm so glad you're ok" I rushed hugging him.
"Not as ok as I hoped" he held up his bitten arm.
"How long has your brothers and sister been bitten?" I asked getting out the antivirus.
"Vikki's the worst, five days" he said, looking at kat.
"Kat, how long has it been since you've been bitten?" I asked doom filling my voice
"Five . . .five days"she said, blood dripping from her lips.
"Put, put me-me outside" she said, red tears dripping down her face, leaving trails in the ash.
"I'll Get vikki, she's not going to make it"I said heading past drake
He grabbed my shoulder his voice deadly"you touch her, I'll kill you"
I pinched his neck, and lay him on the floor, he was knocked out cold I looked at his mother and father"I am-am sorry" my voice cracked, and they nodded tears down their cheeks.
I picked up vikki, her body frail from the effort of the virus. I opened the door, and set her on the ground, kissing her cheek."next time, things will be different, flower girl" I whispered in her ear. Tears streaming, leaving trails on my hollowed cheeks. She groaned, and looked at me, tears in her eyes, red as blood. I took out my pistol and I shot her in the head. The sound echoing through the neighborhood.
"Kat, do you ne- need me to do it, or will you?" I asked kat, my eyes wondering over to her
"I will do it myself" she said, strenghth in her voice.
"Alright old friend" I said, me and tekk walking out into the ash covered grass, tekk carrying vikki, i carried kat. We lay them in the grass, ash still falling, the ash flew up as we sat them in the grass. The moaning of the deadheads in the distance.
"Goodbye, old friend, next time maybe, just maybe things will be different" I said, sorrow in my voice
The last sound heard was a gunshot, alone in the empty sound. We headed inside.
I walked down to Luther the oldest"hey luth, how are ya feeling?" I asked kneeling down the needle flickering green
"I feel like shit, but I'm glad you're back, memo needs the shot bad," he said wincing as I pressed the needle into his skin
"You did too, I'm sorry about your sister.
I walked to drake, and lay his head in my lap"I'm sorry drake it had to be done" I said as I pressed the needle into his skin.
"Memo!" I called, walking down the hall, I enter the bedroom and there was the little boy who, only two weeks ago was playing jumping around, just being a kid. Now as I flashed back to the present, his skin was an ugly shade of sick gray, his eyes sunken in, and he was skin and bones.
"Hey buddy, how are you feeling?" I said walking up to him.
"I'm not feeling good, yesterday, I cried blood," he said weakly.
"Hey, don't worry, this will make you feel better, and I brought you some carrots," I said handing him the last of my travel food, I grabbed his arm, practically bone, and pushed the green liquid into his skin, he sighed in release, the virus already dying.
"We're leaving!" Called drakes dad
"C'mon memo, I'll carry you to the car," I said sliding knives into their holders
"You really changed sheva" he said.
"Believe me, I know." I said lifting him up
I walked past tekk who was carrying drake, I handed her the needle
"We might need one before we leave" I said, helping Luther to his feet
We walked outside, dead-heads were visible down the street, drakes calculations were wrong, he was always terrible at math. I set them in the car, and took out a yellow liquid and filled a needle, shoving it into my skin, sighing in relief, I heard a similar sigh from the other side of the car. We climbed in the van that had been reinforced with steel and better glass, spiked on the wheels, and a stronger frame.
We drove down main ave. looking for the jocks group. I texted jace.
-where are you guys?-
-we're in a jam, can you give us a minute, half of us are staying behind, to get another ride-
-you're coming with me right?-
-of course, I can't let you go alone-
"Tekk, you ready for some action?"I said, grabbing three pistol clips.
"Hell yes!" She said grabbing three sheaths and two mini grenades.
"Let's go, shut the door after us Luther" I said, looking at him.
"You got it boss." He replied
We walked out into the cold, the sun not showing. As we walked into the forest and heard the moaning of the dead heads. I looked at her, my eyes flashing gold our nails grew longer and stronger, we climbed up one of the pines. We looked down into the distance there was a cabin, shooting off heavy amounts of ammo.
"Let's show them how girls do it." I chuckled as we volted into the next trees leaping through them, landing catlike above the zombies. tekk chucked two flash grenades into thw crowd of zombies. I spiral dived down, grabbing two heads and smacking them together. Tekk took care of the two behind me by spinning on top of one, breaking his head, and kicking off another's head, I took out my pistol and rapid fired across. The ground soaking from the blood. Steam rising from our skin, the cold air brushing. fall was here. it would be harder in winter. We were shimmering, barley able to control the virus. We tapped on the door, and out came five people.
"Jace, I missed you" I hugged him
Ryan walked past me and jace, and hugged tekk.
"Look who finally showed up, the runaways!" Terry laughed snidely
"Don't forget this runaway will kick your ass with no questions asked." I said, still hugging jace.
"You wish you little slut." He said turning away. I slipped through jaces arms and hopped on Terry's shoulder, flipping backwards making him land n his back, and I landed on my feet"lets go, if you want to stay here and wait for them"I pointed at some new dead-heads coming "be my guest"three people followed, jace, Ryan, and would ya believe, terry.
I lay my head across jaces lap, tired as hell. Not eating for days can do that to you. But I need to be fit ready. No sleeping. Jace was sleeping and I untangled myself from his arms. Telling Kurt to pull over to the Walmart on the exit.
Tekk looks at me, grabbing her shotgun
"I'm going alone" I said, grabbing my pistol and a few clips.
" do you know how many dead-head will be in there?!" She whispered urgently.
"Yeah, but the food is more important!" I said, ending the subject
"If I start shooting at the sky as I'm running to get to the car" I said loading the clips" leave without me" I opened the door. And walked to entrance.
I entered the store and already knew I would go through hell. Blood trails were everywhere. I grabbed a ton of clothes and put them in a bag by the entrance. I walked back by the food, that's when all hell broke loose. I walked past a ton of disposable food, and back by the racks of boots. I grabbed myself a sized eleven, thick soiled army boots. My style. I heard a growling behind me. I didn't look back, I ran. I slipped around the second isle, my gun sliding under a rack, I pulled out my machete. I look back and a giant dog, with blood, and . . . Stuff hanging off of it was standing there looking at me, I heard more nail ticking across the floor and I knew there was more. I shot up ward and roundhouse kicked it in the face, it looked barley fazed"oh shit!' I screamed as I ran away. I slipped turning another corner, crashing into a bunch of peanut butter cans. I got hit in the face, I saw stars. But I staggered up. I heard their hot breath, already visions showed me f they caught me I had no chance.
I slid into a closet and I stopped breathing" jace!, jace come in!" I said into the Walky talky
"Hey, it's tekk, what's going on?" She said, fear already showing
" get the engine warmed up, I'm gonna run for it, if I don't think I can make it, I'll shoot two rounds into the air. Don't get out of the car! Don't. There's dog dead-heads" I said, laying the walky talky down"tell jace I love him"
I opened the closet, they were roaming the isles, they didn't see me, yet. I walked down some of the preserved food isles, I grabbed another bag, and filled two bags to the top. I heard them coming closer. I took a deep breath, and shot out of the isle. They were hot on my trail, I tripped, lucky I closed the bags, or I would have been screwed food wise. One landed on top of my and grabbed me by the back of the neck, and threw me into a shelf, I screamed, and got up, blood seeping down the back of my neck. I grabbed the three bags, which didn't weigh me down, but i Was slowing down because of blood loss. I ran through the automatic doors, two dogs on my trail, I raised my small flair gun, stuck two rounds in and prepare to fire them. When tekk opened the door and started to shoot them with the shotgun, they fell but started getting back up, I was so close, I leapt into the car, terry didn't realize to shut the door, when I dropped the bags I flipped backward "shut the door!" Is I karate kicked the dog in the face, as terry closed the door. Lay down, breathing hard."never . . .going into a store . . . .alone again" I said, as I passed out.
"I thinks she's waking up," tekk said
"Good ridence, she taking up a whole seat!" Terry said
"I'll kill you before this trip is over" it's was jace
"You wi-" he started
"Shut up terry you're giving me a headache!" I yelled sitting up.
Somebody handed me a cup of some water, and a few crackers.
"We were scared, you shouldn't let people who, well hit their head a few times sleep," tekk said, smiling
"I'm so glad I got to sleep," I said sighing, and climbing to the back seat.
We sat together not as crunched as you may think, tekk was sitting in Ryan's lap, and I was siting in jaces. We watched at we headed to the Capitol, how many dead-heads were out there. What were we doing, it would be easier to hole up somewhere. But we believed in getting the cure all over the world. Plane was the only answer, and tekk, and I were the only one who could fly the plane.
"I wonder if it would be easier to give up fighting?" I spoke my question out loud, voicing one of the hardest thaught to voice, but it needed to be said.
"We just can't afford to think like that"Ryan spoke softly. He after loosing his family like me, it was hard. I was lucky, compared to most, they had to shoot their families. My house blew up. My family died instantly. But I had to keep moving, I was at tekk's house. We were approaching a hotel.
"Kurt, could we visit the hotel?" I asked staring at it with interest.
"But there are a lot of dead-heads sure to be there" he said, looking at me for confirmation
"Tekk and I will head in first" I said, grabbing a new pistol and four clips.
We opened the door, and hopped out. Both of us holding our guns ready to fire. But, sounds attracts them, so we had our secondary weapons ready, she already had two arrows notched, and I had my knives up my sleeve in their throwing holders.
We nodded, both hiding on different sides of the door. We gently opened the door. A big ball of fur tackled me. It was a German sheapard. Tekk ready to fire, I held up my hand, the dog was fine, it was healthy.
"Come here little puppy" I said gently, taking her collar."her name is camo" I said grabbing some jerkey I had in my back pocket. I gave her some.
"Tekk, how do you think she didn't get the virus?" I said, my eyes wondering down the destroyed lobby.
"She is either with survivors, or she was hiding in here" she said, hope in her voice.
"Just my thinkings" I whispered
I pointed upstairs.
There was a blocked door, and I whispered"listen, can you hear someone loading machine guns?" I said
"Yeah, and they have a lot of amo" she said, moving away from the spot in the floor.
We walked up the stairs. Being quiet. I nodded to tekk, and we kicked the door down, metal bars and all. When the dust cleared seven machine guns were aimed at our foreheads."whoa!" I shouted"we're friendly!" I said dropping my guns
"Sheva?" Three friends peeked around on of the gunmen
"Yeah, it's me, can you tell your guys" I nodded to the guys" to put their guns away"
"Sheva, I can't believe you're here" lilli said
"Yeah, and we brought gifts"I said, grabbing a green vial"we have the antivirus"
"I can't believe it!" Sam screamed" where did you get that!"
"Me and tekk went to the labs, we lost two of our family, to the dead-heads" I said, wrapping a wound my friend had on her leg.
"Dead-heads is that what you call them, we call them roamers"a boy said
"Sheva! You're here, I heard you were coming over the com. Over the talkies" said soal
"I'm glad, or we would've been shot" I said "my neck really hurts can you check it for me?" I asked, finally touching my neck, and feeling the heat, and the puss, I realized, I had been bitten.
"You have a huge bite, what is this from?!" She asked surprised.
"A dog" I said
"But there is traces of the virus . . .heavy traces" she said, already dabbing it with cloth.
"Yeah, you wouldn't believe, there are zombie dogs, they're insanely strong and fast" I said, touching the infection.
"Don't worry, I think we can handle ourselves" she said, confidently.
"Do you think it will leave a scar?" I asked, not happy
"Yeah, it will leave a scar" she said"but you will have something to remember after this"
"If I live through it" I said, standing"we better go get the others" I said heading out the door
"What is wrong?" Soul asked tekk"she's really taking it hard, I think she would rather not remember" she said, then followed me.
We walked out, and our group was ready to step on the gas, but I calmly raised my hands and motioned for them to come inside. Jace opened the door, and started out, with three silver cases.
" what are those?" Someone said over the talkie
"It's alright, it's the antivirus" I said int the com. And showed everyone inside. Luther grabbed some of the food, and memo.
Jace grabbed his gun, and his secondary weapon. Terry walked out with his m4 carbon. I grabbed my favorite gun before we went inside, I believe it brings luck, my golden desert eagle. I handed tekk her gold shot. And we both stuck it into our arms.
Soon after we were almost inside, when I took a deep breath"do you smell that tekk" I asked, nervous
"That wet dog, mixed with rotting flesh . . . Yes" she said, already peaking nerves
"Get everyone inside!" I screamed, already spotting two dobermans.
"What's going on?!" A man yelled into the com.
"Get your snipers ready, you're going to need them!" I said, already rushing up the steps. I counted heads, and memo was missing, I saw him laying outside on the ground"memo NO!" I screamed and volted outside, getting on one knee next to him, guns out, and already firing, I hit two, but there were more coming.
"I'm going to need air support!"I yelled at the com.
"Just get out of there, leave him" a girl yelled
"Air support now! Tekk!" I screamed, I heard a crack on the line, and she replied
"Air support hear, you ready, you're healing right?"
"Yeah!" I said, shooting one more, and I rapped myself over memo, as rid firing flashed around us, yelping going on everywhere. Memo cried under me, and I tried to stay strong. But I ended up crying too. As the gun fire stopped, I looked up, four dogs were looking at us from up on a hill, one, I swear was smart, I looked him In his red eyes as he walked away. He would be coming back, when I leave.
"Memo, are you alright?" I asked lifting him up
"Yeah, but I-LOOK BEHIND YOU!" He screamed
I looked an there were dead-heads by the hundreds coming. I ran straight towards them and grabbed at the door of the car. It wasn't budging.
"The key, they key, WHERE IS THE KEY" I screamed
"Run sheva, RUN!" Tekk screamed
"Hang on memo" I said as I raced for the door. I spotted a rail, and I volted us up on top of the roof, I started to slip, and I tossed memo towards the window, soul caught him. I started to slip farther. Something was jumping at the bottom of the roof, I looked and there was a Rottweiler dead-head. Shit it was so close. Tekk dove onto the roof and grabbed my arm at the same time the dog grabbed my leg
I screamed"let go, he'll get you too"
"I'm not leaving you behind!" Tekk said.
I grabbed my grapple axe, and shoved the sharp blade into the dogs eye, making it let go of me"PULL!" I yelled as I climbed onto the roof. I looked out into the parking lot"well, looks like we'll be here a while