"Stephanie!? Stephanie wait!!"
She turned back to look at me, "Sis hurry!! They're getting closer and were still 5 blocks from the safe house!"
I looked at her. Being as small as I am and having asthema isn't me at all. Gasping for air I said, "Mom....what about her!? We can't leave her! Or the dogs! Sis we have to go back!!"
"I am not going back there," she put out her hand to and reached for me, "Look behind us and then you can tell me if you want to go back there and get them!?"
I took a sidelong glance back behind us, "But---Ok fine.....," I began to tear up at the fact that we had to leave our only mother, grandmother, and pets in this mess to try and defend themselves.
"I'm sorry but I love life and I'm not going to risk it going back sis....I don't want to leave them either," she began to cry, "but I want to try and survive this....come on!"
"I know....but what are we going to do now? Where will we go," as I was talking I tripped on a rock but caught myself, "I don't know where to go? We don't have a home anymore!!"
"You remember that treehoues that we built? The one that's close to the lake? That's where we'll go!'
"I thought you said that it fell?"
"No that's the other one by dads house," she fell in a hole and twisted her ankle, "AHHH shit!!''
When she fell I ran past her and stopped, "Steph?! are you ok???"
"Yea i just fucked up my ankle! Come here and help me!! HURRY!!"
I ran back to help her, "Can you run? Or at least walk??"
"I think I can."
15 minutes later we made it to the tree house. We would have went to our dads house but that was way out of our reach...well we could have tried to make it but it would take days. He lives on the edge of a lake, but its out in the country two counties over. I looked at Stephanie, "How's your ankle?"
"Swollen...but I think it will be ok for now. Can you get me some ice?"
We always had a cooler with ice, and some drinks, we came out to this treehouse every day, along with others that we would comender. I grabbed her out ice and a little towel, "Here."
"Thanks. You ok?"
I looked up at her and began to cry, "She was our only mother....."
"I know sis and I'm sorry....."
I was angry...actually really pissed. We could hear the zombies moaning and groaning. I walked over to the opening on the floor and looked down, "SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!," I grabbed the cloesest heavy thing and chucked it at one of the zombies that used to be our neighbor Robbie, "I never did you asshole."
Stephanie laughed at me, "You always could make me laugh no matter what's going around us you know that?"
"Yea...but I meant what I said to him. I couldn't stand him. I don't see how anyone could...hell her had a girlfriend....wonder what's wrong with her to date that ugly fuck."
"Hey now," she pointed at me condesendingly, "be nice. He was nice to you."
"Yea when you were around."
"What's that mean?"
"Are you serious? Sis he wanted you. Looks like he still does," I looked down at him and grabbed a picture of her and threw it down there. He grabbed it and licked it then took a bite out of it. "Yea what a nut job."
"No he didn't....did he?"
"You have to be blind, deaf, and stupid not see it."
"Are you calling me stupid," she put a hand on her chest, as if in protest.
"Well seeing as you never caught on....yea..."
She stared at me with her open.
"You might want to close your mouth....you may never know what's longering in the air nowadays."
She closed her mouth, "I can't beleive you just called me stupid!!"
I looked at her with distane, "Well I'm just telling it like I see it....or saw? Anyway what are we going to eat?"
She hobbled her way to our little cabinet spaces that we built and opened some a set of cabinets, "Well we still have some ravioli.....umm....looks like beefaroni.....hmm....what happened to our crackers and chees in a can?"
"It's not up there," I got up and walked over to the cabinets and looked over her shoulder, "Last time I was in here it was right next to the caned stuff...I have no clue!"
"Ah well. What sounds good to you?"
"Anything at the moment. You want me to start the fire that way we can cook it?"
We had planned all this. So we had plastic silverware, paper plates, can opener. Everything that we had, we bought triple the amount in case of emergency. This was an emergency. I walked over to our little fireplace, put paper under the wood that we had and then struck a match and put it on the paper. "Fires going."
"Ok. Thanks," she had opened both the cans of ravioli and put them in a pan. "Ok let me get this on here and then we wait."
10 minutes later our dinner was done. We fixed our plates, ate and talked about playing Mortal Kombat Sholin Monks. Laughing I said, "You remember the time when we were in that cave and you kept running into the lava?!"
She was laughing "Yea and you looked at me and said, 'Sister....sister. Lava equals fire!' And I just looked at you and said, 'I meant to do that!!'"
After we were done eating we grabed some blankets from a little closet that we had made and some pillows.
We fell asleep to the sounds of people screaming and zombies moaning and groaning.