Post by Nightwhisper on Nov 24, 2017 20:37:42 GMT -5
CHAPTER 3 I35 Interstate Dubuque, Iowa| April 6, 2015
"Alright. Sam, stay in the car. There's a gun in the glove compartment. The safety is off." Ethan replied. He didn't have to say anything else. You nodded, and reached for the glove compartment. Before you could ask if the gun was loaded, Ethan was out of the car, bat in hand, gun in holster. You looked back at Lex, and sighed. Ethan waved his hand for you to get out. You stepped out and suspiciously looked at him, and he nodded. "This is Maddie. She is heading to a shelter in Carroll. It's Fort Leighton." He explained. "Bitten, or no?" At your apartment, Ethan explained that bitten people turn. "Nope."
Maddie waved her arm, and a girl with brown hair stepped out from vehind a car. "It's okay, Amber. Friendlies." Maddie called out and the girl stepped towards us. I noticed a dog pad along side her, glaring at us. Amber stood a fair distance away from everyone. "We can drive you guys to the shelter, if you want," Ethan offered. I shot him a look. "Yes. Please do." Maddie graciously said, batting her eyelashes at Ethan. What a flirt, you thought digustedly. Five minutes later, you, Ethan, and Maddie's group were piled into the jeep.
The shelter was a large hospital surrounded by police and volunteers clad in bright vests. Cars were registered to the owners, and lockers were assigned. As your group divvied up the supplies, Lex and Scout messed around. You set your backpack on the cot and a woman in a pinstripe suit walked up to you. "Once you get the time, give all supplies to the officers in the reception room." She ordered. "Bet she's in cahoots with the officers to get our food." You whispered to Ethan and he coughed to cover his laugh. "Yeah, we aren't listening to her." Maddie chuckled.
People came by and checked if you were infected. Once they got to a woman 5 cots over, the scanner beeped. "Ma'am, come with us." The volunteer ordered. With a jerk, the woman growled and started drooling. Her blonde hair flew into the air as she lunged for the man. Her teeth sank into the man's throat, covering the surroundings with blood and flesh. You cried out in shock and drew your gun. "No, Sam! Maddie and I will get the dogs! You and Amber get the locker stuff." Ethan yelled as he tossed you the keys.
You ran to grab the stuff from the lockers, Amber at you heels. She grabbed her and Maddie's stuff, and you grabbed the other bags. Screams erupted from other rooms and you pulled Amber behind one of the lockers. She was about to hiss at you when three infected sprinted by. "Thanks," she gasped reluctantly as you ducked out from behind the lockers and started sprinting back towards Ethan and Maddie. An infected stood in your way, blood dripping from it's mouth and blanding with the blood flowing from the bite on it's neck.
Post by Nightwhisper on Nov 24, 2017 22:55:13 GMT -5
CHAPTER 4 Fort Leighton and Hospital Carroll, Iowa|April 6, 2015
Deep breath. Aim. Breathe out. Squeeze. You thought as you brought your gun up. Your shot rang true, and the infected's shoulder whipped back. It kept walking toward you. Amber sighed disgustedly and put a bullet in between it's eyes. Discolored gore sprayed out behind it. "Shoot the head," Amber tipped. You rolled your eyes and stepped over the body towards Ethan and Maddie, who had come looking for you. Maddie glanced pointedly at the body, and Amber shrugged. "Let's go!" You hurriedly yelled when a swarm rounded the corner, fresh blood on them.
You sat in the passenger seat next to Ethan (shipshipship), while Maddie and Amber had the back. Lex and Scout had commandeered one seat (shipshipship). You looked in the sideview mirror, and noticed a car behind you. "Ethan. Behind us." You said. Ethan took a second to think after looking in the mirror. "Sam, stand up, put your arms out the sunroof, and wave to that 7-11 over there." Ethan said, not really giving you a choice. You grumbled, but unbuckled and did as you were told.
You pulled into the lot, and the car followed suit. A blackhaired man with pale sking stepped out of the pickup truck. "I'll go." Maddie said, picking up the small bat she had for a weapon. "Oh, no no no." Ethan shook his head. "Me and Sam'll go." He decided. You nodded, grabbing your knife and gun from the dash. You slammed your door shut as Maddie pouted in the car.
"Name's Troy. Who're you?" The man asked. Your gut instinct was to sucker punch the man, but you stopped when you saw a little boy in the back. He was a replica of his dad, but with deep brown eyes rather than blue. "Ethan and my, ah... girlfriend, Sam." Ethan lied. You gritted your teeth, vowing to kick Ethan in the jewels when you got to where ever it was you were going. Why'd we stop for this guy? You wondered. "Mhm. Why would ya want to talk?" Troy asked, a blank stare on his face. "We thought you might be going somewhere. Maybe we could go with you? I'm ex-military. And, we have two dogs and two more people.
Troy had pointed to a spot on his map, the location of his cabin. "Deal is, you guys care for the animals, I let you stay. And you stay in the other cabin. Not ours." He explained, running his hands through his hair. "Sam?" What's your vote?"