**Sorry if the prologue was rubbish, I tend make the story more in-depth and interesting, with back stories, and different points of view from different people.**
Let me go back to the early part of 2007, March to be precise, before "The Super Flu" became deadly. This story is about my survival and the survival of my girlfriend, my friend and his girlfriend, and the people we met and lost along the way to find safety.... This is my story...
It was March 2007 and we were experiencing a cold winter, and there was the winter flu, and yet again the media were again scaring the public by saying that this flu could be deadly.. (Now I think about it, they were telling the truth before The Campion Virus took hold globally.) The media, were urging people to see their local doctors and get flu shots. Me.. well I looked after myself, yeah I stilled lived at home with my parents and my two brothers, hey my girlfriend didn't mind that still live with my parents, she was in the same situation, and same went for my friend and his girlfriend, before I go any further with my story, I'll fill you in with how my friend, myself, and our girlfriends got to know... Well me.
I was just starting Primary school (Elementary school to the Americans and Candians.) And yeah starting a new school was petrifying for some one at the age of 5 years of age. I had just moved to the area, and it was new to me, as I entered my classroom, my new teacher welcomed me and introduced me to the rest of the class, my teacher asked my fellow class friends who wanted to be my friend... None of them volunteered, except for 3 children at the back, one boy and 2 girls. As a child I was nervous but as time went I got to know them, all three of them. Let me introduce them and who they were. The first was Tom:
He had black hair, blue eyes and was the same height as for a 5 year old, we grew up to be inseparable, we were like brothers.
Next there was Claire:
Mousey blonde hair, emerald green eyes, and but just a bit smaller than Tom and myself, Claire and Tom became a couple, but that wasn't until high school.
And the last but not least person to be mentioned was Rachael:
Dark brown hair, one piercing sky blue eye, and one dark green eye, and she was Claires cousin, they were born a couple of months apart, but they were inseparable, myself and Rachael later became a couple in high school.
Even though I was born December 1986, and the other 3 born early 1987, Tom January 1987, Claire February 1987, and Rachael April 2007. We grew up in the 1990's and we didn't have a care in the world, and like kids do, we had our falling outs and then later becoming best friends again, the the late 1990's arrived and we headed off to high school, that was in 1998, still the best of friends, Tom and Claire were the first to become a couple in 1999, then as we hit New Years Eve, at midnight when the year changed to the year 2000, myself and Rachael got together, everyone was happy, then we left school in 2003 and headed to college, the same college, and we were all there until 2006, then, it we left and headed into the big scary world, young adults and we kinda went our sepearate ways, but only to different jobs, we all stayed together, never to break the bound we had all the from our first meeting to now, we were stronger than ever...(There that was a bit of an intro to who we all are, or should I say to who we were back then, before things changed us.)
Let me continue.
I gotten home from work, and Rachael, Tom and Claire were already waiting for me, I had forgotten we were going to the cinema to watch the lastest film, I was getting annoyed with all the news about this "Flu" I wanted my mind to be calm, and relaxed, my parents just brushed off the fact that the news were just probably scare-mongering.... I left everyone to talk about the events that were happening with this flu thing... I went to get changed when I heard someone shout my name. I headed downstairs to see what was happening, I listened to what the news reporter was saying.
"Breaking news just in, the seasonal flu that has hit the United Kingdom, the number of cases reported has
quadrupled and the Flu strain is now "The Super Flu" More on this breaking story later."
My dad just turned the channel over started watching a film, my mum left the livingroom and headed upstairs, Tom, Claire, Rachael and myself headed out to the cinema.
As the days passed, so did the weeks and so did the months, and now it was the end of May 2007 this "Super Flu" had taken it's toll around the world, and many countries around the world were setting up these camps of some sort to help with the purpose of treating the
uninsured sick, even The United Kingdom was going the same, Scotland closed it's borders, and same happened with Wales, even the Channel Tunnel was closed, the British Government wanted to quarantine this tiny island from the rest of Europe, and try and stop the spread of this "Super Flu". Fat chance, it was pointless, by June these camps set up by the British Government failed, they were over crowed with the sick, these were now death camps waiting to happen. By July this so called "Super Flu" was renamed "The Campion Virus" by some American Government department... There was rioting around England, there was reports of riots happening in and around Scotland and Wales.
By September through to the middle of November the shit had hit the fan, and the dead had risen, it had started in America on the West coast.
The British Government declare Martial Law and brought in a curfew, anyone out after 7pm would be arrested and taken home, the police and army patrolled the neighbourhoods at night and day, but the dead had risen, but it had started in London, we thought it wouldn't reach us for at least 2 weeks... Yeah 2 weeks... More like 4 days
My day should started out as a normal day, but we were having another harsh winter
here in England, plus with the dead slowly rising around us, it was worse, well
we thought that if the winter continued like this the dead would
freeeze and we as a country would be able to get rid of the dead. This
scenario never happened, the dead never froze, they were too resilient
to the harsh winter coldness. My family had perished to the virus, well I
should say to the bite that was recieved off the postman to my mother,
then she passsed it on to my dad, then my 2 brothers... Luckily I wasn't
at home at the time, I should have been at work, but I wasn't, I was...
Lets just say I was unavailable (I was actually at my girlfriends).... I now believe that the
British Government acted too slowly to prevent this Pandemic from taking
Let me continue... As I was saying, my whole family were now dead.... Acutally un-dead, and
I was at my girlfriends.... I decided to leave and head home to check on my family, I was almost home, that's when I noticed that there was a
lot of blood in the snow around the neighbourhood, the screams and dull groans weren't a big give away, I watch the surrounding area turn to horror, I witnessed my dad get hit by
a car, which in turn crashed into the wall of a near by house, causing
the car to explode, the people in the house, well I don't even know what happened to them.. I rang for the emergency services, but I got
the engaged tone, I thought to myself that this most be happening around
my home town, I kept on trying for the emergency services, but I always
got the engaged tone.
The guy who was in the flaming crashed car was now himself un-dead but he was still strapped into his car, my dad...
Well lets say he was banging on the door of some random house, groaning
to get inside, as the for the rest of my family, well they were enjoying
a family buffet, they were eating my neighbours who had fallen victim
on the main road, they most have been fleeing but were caught out...
I eventually I arrived at my home which was now blood filled, and had a
dead postman walking around my house. He must have caught my scent or
something because he was on me like flies on manure... As he lunged at me and I fell to the floor, I noticed his eyes were glazed over with a whites milky colour, I pushed him off me and out of the front door, he fell to the ground, and with my quick reaction I slammed the door closed and locked it.
The postman started banging on the door. I decided to block the front door and the back door, and closed
the curtains... I headed to the kitchen grabbed some food and headed up
stairs, I then blocked the stairs with clothes, a few mattresses, and
both of my brothers beds... I got comfortable on my parents queen sized
bed, and turned on the TV... The news was on telling people to stay
indoors, and lock all windows and doors, and seperate yourselves from
anyone with infected bite or scratch marks, I sent a text to Tom, Claire and Rachael
"Look I am at home, my family are now, amongst the living dead, I am alone, I'll call you in the morning, I hope you all are safe, please text me back if you are still alive, and in the morning, I will find a way to get to you all, best of luck, speak soon yeah, take care and be safe... From Phil."
I received a text off Tom telling me he was fine and Claire was with him, but his parents were out, and were now probably now just the same as my parents are, didn't get a text off Rachael, and with that my mind started to over react. I thought to myself. "What if she is dead?" What if this?" What if that?" I started to drift off into a sleepless night. I fell asleep with the TV on... The next few days, weeks, months and years were worse to come...