Instead of going to the hospital first,
Katja and I decided together to find Jack, our friend that was
once a zombie fanatic. At the lunch tables when we were in highschool, he used
to ramble on and on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, but we never
payed attention. There was never a thought in our heads asking
ourselves what would happen. What we'd have to do...
The morning was clear, almost as if nothing was happening.
We took her car, laying Courtney down in the back seat.
Not really giving a damn, I took off down the road, speeding
to the point it was difficult to control the steering wheel.
"Stay here." I commanded as I stopped in front of his house. "Call for me
if anything happens." I gave Katja a small, hopeful smile. "I'll bring him down and we'll
get some help for Courtney." She just nodded slightly and stroked her
best friend's forehead. I bit my bottom lip as I shut the door and sprinted
up the long, wood stairs to his front door.
I knocked maybe once. At least I thought so.
But, I felt as if I had no time. We needed to get to the hospital.
My shoulder and butt of my gun slammed against the wood door a couple of times.
Then I used my boot. The door flung open, clashing with the wall.
I held the shotgun straight ahead.
"Jack...?" Maybe it was the wrong way to enter your friend's house...
"Jack, it's Gee. We need your help, Courtney is in trouble."
I searched the house.
Just like the one before.
My heart began to race. Where the hell could he be?
Deciding not to have Katja out there for too much longer, I
made my way back to the car.
Her eyes were wet again. I slid into the front seat and switched
"Jack's not here."
"Where is he then?" The words slid out of her mouth in a hushed whisper.
As soon as I felt the switch from driveway to road, I set it to drive and
"I don't know, Katja. But, we can't worry about him right now. Let's
just put our efforts into getting Courtney some help."
The rest of the car ride was silent.
It almost felt like I was alone...
My foot slammed on the brake.
A block from the hospital fought two, disgusting zombies.
They flailed their decaying arms at each other and snarled.
I felt Katja's head poke through the middle to view what had
made me stop all of a sudden. I continued to watch.
One with a broken left leg swung his arm while the other
chomped at the air. Suddenly, the one with a broken leg flung
itself at the other one and they tumbled intto the middle of the road.
We shot forward at top speed, sending each of us back into our seats.
Faster and faster.
My head almost smacked against the ceiling of the car as we bumped over their bodies.
I didn't care to stop and look back, I kept speeding until we
hit the hospital.
Rushing, I grabbed Courtney and carried her into the front doors.
Katja followed quickly behind, holding my shotgun.
The place was empty...
"No..." I heard Katja whisper.
I growled and headed for the elevator. Without questions we made our
way up to the top floor.
The first room I came to, I gently placed Courtney on a bed. Katja automatically
handed my shotgun back to me. "God damn it!"
I cursed, squinting my eyes in anger. "Where the hell are all the people?! Why has
this whole town up'd and left without us even knowing?"
I heard something behind me. It almost sounded like a sob.
Quickly I turned around, expecting it to be Katja. But, she stood wide-eyed at me.
She heard it too. Her head then turned in the direction of the sound.
I placed myself in front of her as we stepped out of the room.
The only lighting in the place was the sunlight coming in from the windows, making
it hard to see in certain places.
We continued in the direction of the sob, turning another corner in a hallway,
which led us into a giant, dimmed room.
Behind a brown door there was another sound.
I motioned for Katja to stay behind as I moved to open the door.
With my shotgun ready, my hand slowly pushed down on the handle,
creaking the door open.
The sunlight flooded hundreds of faces.
My skin pinched up, but my mind told me to hold back on the trigger.
They were people.
Most of the faces I could recognize.
Humans. Finally. I breathed out a sigh of relief, resting against the door frame.
"Sorry if I gave you guys a heart attack."
A few giggles.
"Alright, people, let's get back out into the room." A lady's voice called.
I stepped back to Katja, letting the bodies file out of the room in a single line.
To my surprise, they weren't in any sort of closet, it was actually a whole other
room. Huge is size too.
Katja and I returned back to Courtney.
"Half the town is here on the top floor," it was the lady's voice again. I looked up
from Courtney's face at the lady. Doctor, I should say. But, she wasn't dressed like
it, not like I expected her to be. "I'm Doctor Miller."
"I'm Gee, and this is Katja." I motioned to her.
"Who's the blonde?" She asked. I touched Courtney's forehead. So cold.
"Courtney. I was hoping you could check her out... and maybe help us save her."
A slight smile played on her lips. That was nice to see.
Katja and I left the room again into the cluster of people.
Several minutes later, Doctor Miller came up to me...
There is nothing we can do.