The greeting. The meeting. The plan
My name is Dark or that's what the stragglers call me as I walk thought there camps, but before I can tell you why, you must know the past. About two weeks after our town was invaded.
You can see three faces hovering over a small fire another digging
thought some backpacks and a lone man standing at a cliff drop off
overlooking a town that mostly blacked out. You can see some figures
walking around under the few street lights. The man lights a smoke and
looks distressed. A tall brown haired girl about 16-17 years old walks
up beside the man...
Girl:"hay, you ok?"
Girl:"its not your fault! if we didn't do what we did we'd be starving
Me:"I should have gone alone"
girl:"you would have died!"
The girl pauses.
Girl:"I didn't know you smoked"
I flick the cigarette butt off the drop off.
I turn around and say "ok guys we are heading out tomorrow so get some
Quickly a boy with short brown hair looks about 14-15 years old jumps up
and walks over.
Boy:"we cant leave! what if there's people still here?!"
I grab his shirt and talk forcefully "I'm not risking another invasion
like that just because you think your moms still alive!"
I shove the boy towards the drop off "every one in that town is dead!
The boy scoffs and walks back to the fire fighting back tears
The brown hair girl grabs my shoulder and says "you should be so hard on
Me:"I did what I had to do"
I walk off to the other end of the drop off and sit on a milk crate and
light up another smoke.
I have a flash back, I see people gathering cans off of shelves in a
supermarket. suddenly the glass to the front windows break and people
storm in and begin grabbing at the people gathering cans. One person is
grabbed and lifted up and over the crowd and into the street and another
dragged on the floor through the glass and out into the street as the
crowd grows around the victims.
I come to and the cigarette is burnt out and ashes resting on my knee. I
brush them off and stand up to see that two people are a sleep. I walk
over to the two awake at the fire and sit down.
Me:"hay I wan-"
Me:"I wasn't going to say sorry... I just want to say we need to move
on... if more people die some of us won't want to go on"
Boy:"so some one is just going to stop fighting them?!"
Me:"I've been staring over that cliff because I've been thinking about
jumping off... the only reason I haven't done it is because I'm afraid
I pat him on the shoulder and walk over to a sleeping bag and get in it.
I didn't get much sleep that night, I know its a bad idea to stay up
during all this but I just couldn't...
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