Chapter 1: Prologue
It would probably be better if I started from the beginning. My name is Charlie Graves, codename Grave Robber, age 26, Caucasian. The others are, Alpha & Omega, Ripper, and Meat-shield. Alpha & Omega is the leader of our squad, age 33, Caucasian. Ripper is 22, also Caucasian; Meat-Shield is 30, African American. We are all members of Squad R11-G A.K.A. “Ground Hive”
Now to fill you in about Operation: Restoration, a few months before the zombie virus actually broke out, the government developed a new, secret branch of the military. It was developed to complete the objectives of Operation: Restoration, and nothing else. There were volunteers from every branch of the military, from all over the world. They also invited the world’s most intelligent scientists; a lot was classified even to the highest-ranking members. Therefore, I only heard rumors about what the scientists did.
Most of them were jokes; I guess some of the people needed some entertainment. One thing that everyone knew about the scientists is that they were developing new technology, equipment to help us out on the field of the undead. Better com links, smaller, lasts longer, and better range. New helmets, comes with a gasmask, infrared vision, night vision, lights, you name it.
Everyone was put into immediate training after we were all assigned to our squads. Training was hard at first but you get use to it after the first few weeks. If everyone knew about our branch, everyone would probably say that we are Satan’s own hell dogs. Spat out from hell itself. Eight hours of sleep, and a whole day of training non-stop. We even ate while training.
The first year of training was nothing but working out, kind of got boring after a while. Then the next year was just getting familiar with our equipment. Then target practice, simulations, lost a few men from that. The last thing was learning about the enemy. I don’t know why they’re working us so hard if we’re only going against slow walking zombies.
Unless if there’s something they aren’t telling us, Ripper always tells me information he “thinks” he knows. Once he told me, “Someone from higher command told me they’re just trying to brainwash us, and turn us into super soldiers”. “You’re just full of bull” said Alpha & Omega. Luckily everyone in Ground Hive had a bit in common so we didn’t fight much. Ripper was my favorite out of all of us; he had a better way of looking at things. Also he just knew how to make people laugh.
One time Ripper decided to start a food fight in the mess hall, we got in so much trouble but it was worth it. However, when the first ball of food hit a higher commanding officer it was over quicker then it started. To my surprise Alpha & Omega joined in, then again I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. After higher command found out that we started the food fight, we lost our spot on the leader board.