DAWN OF DESTRUCTION
There are those among us who wait patiently for a cure to Campion. They huddle together at night, foraging and bunkering, watching and waiting for a salvation that will never come. Day in and out they trudge on a little deeper, praying for a sign, something leading to the end. There are those who still hold hope for a future, they are naive and once so was I. For a long time I was a Hero. I alone was prepared for this Apocalypse, if for none other, and I alone saved many lives and cared for them as my own. I fed and protected my group, welcoming any and all who were healthy. I was Salvation, that was my name. For almost a year we survived in this world, the thirteen and me. While I lived the fantasy of life, everything felt just a bit better than when I was alone.
Three months ago the world died a little more than it already had, and I lost everyone I cared for, again. Sometimes I tell myself I shouldn't have left my group, but if I hadn't there wouldn't have been any food. I tell myself there are worse ways to go, evidently. Maybe it was better this way, to not keep living this fearful, hurting. Other days, the darker days when Runners roam the streets and all I do is think about how things used to be, those days I sit with my Glock in the window of an aboned home and pick them off one by one until I hit thirteen, one for every member of my group perished.
You can't judge me for what I do since you know not what I've been through. All I ask is to be remembered for trying, when all else failed that's all I could do. Before I lost everything I still believed I had a soul, but now I'm not so sure that holds true. What I am certain of is that these zombies are not human anymore, nor will they ever be again. They are dead, unnatural things that must be stopped. I can't say I've run across any who agree with me, then again I haven't run across any who could speak, but I figure Dinosaurs faced an Ice Age and extinction, so why wouldn't this be the same? If it's zombies versus humans and they outnumber us a billion to one, why not make the odds a little better for us?
My name is Christian.
I am human.
I am a destroyer.
I will end the zombies, if it's the last thing I do.