"I am a hacker not a maker"! I declaim as the others glare at me. "Well you are now we don't need computers hacked but we do need engineers and a smithy since what we don't have is a trained smith and we are all working on stuff to help improve the shelter you're going to build a smithy, and then you're going to use theses bullet schematics that YOU found on the last scavenger hunt and make bullets scorned the sergeant, here is a book to teach you how to smith that you also found on your last scavenge besides you need to put some real muscle on, its been 3 moths since the out break and all people have been able to do is suffer so were are all gonna do what we have to do to help"! "But why do I have to do it alone!" yelled in defeat.
"Oh no one told you said the sergeant as he glares at other people listening to argument (group snickering), you will also be working with that no good kay christian to teach her some work ethic "her name is Kc sir" I interrupted. "She hates her father in fact do you want to know what he tried t" "We all know what almost happened do not say or talk about that sam I expect better from you the sergeant interrupted and Tesla Patrino will also be helping the blood left my face as I asked "the cooks daughter?", "yes we EXPECT you to do all the heavy lifting they our only to give... support, said the sergeant with a mischievous look in his eye. All the remaining crowd stomped away at this point realizing what kind of "blessings" were about to rain down on me. I chocked up and whispered "you realize that I was previously enthralled with the miss Patrino"I asked in fear. "Yes, I do" said the sergeant. "and now you want to put the two most volatile young women with me I continued, who broke the heart of one them and the other is a dear friend" I know, which is were your "endurance" training will come "most" in handy" he whispered right back with a victorious grin.
As I read the manual to basic construction and the smithy blue print we found in a locked shed (which is why we look for supplies in there figuring it was safe) Kc and Tesla were still arguing over which person would help me and the other would "fetch" you italian dog" as Kc kept saying to tesla. "how about you take your giant tits tesla would reply, and get us some water you whorse" they would continue arguing in a circle every thirty minutes and make it back to this statement. Of course eventually there logic would break and ask me who I want to work with more thankfully I came up with a logic patching reasoning that would get them arguing again and help me dodge the volcano and the tsunami (did I mention Kc was japanese).
It took me three days to build the smith that I could get the fire hot enough to actually melt and shape metal with the proper tools and the proper environment now all we needed was the raw materials, we made about 150 musket rounds from tin cans no one actually thought it would work but it did so after that we made slings for the musket rounds surprisingly that worked too, good luck streak or natural talent? No one dared look the gift horse in the mouth so no one said a word during sling shot practice for those to young to use guns there parents secretly told them not to talk about the sling shot practice (of course you gotta realize it took a month and a half for any one to become any good with the sling shots and two weeks to make the slings and bullets, practice consisted getting the muslets-what we called the ammo-in a container that got smaller and smaller) and we decided not to use ammo during range time we would use the slings for aiming practice. After we used all the used tin cans we got pieces of the town founder statue(we used a spark torch we got from an auto shop) and turned it into knife blades and stuff because we didn't have gun powder or the plastic that pushes the bullet out in actual bullets.
"Well well well looks like your better at building stuff then you let on" said the sergeant. "luck" was all I said. recently I had been thinking of all the "hacker" work I had done and realized I had never done anything illegal I always had legal business deals I never broke into anything I didn't have access to legally wether it had a bunch of loops I had bypassed or not. I had been more of a digital private detective I snicker at my self glorification. "so much for over confidence causes mistakes" I thought. "Hay manly builder man your requested in the storage" said kc as she put her arms around me. I sigh as I brace my feet to give her something to lean on(I do this because in this position I can feel her boobs on the the back of my head I wonder if she knows thats why I let her do this)"what's up they need me to build a tree house" I continue the joke. "No, they just need someone to help them take stock" she replied. "To bad I wanted to show of my mad making stuff skills" she giggles at how I stretch out phrases she loves that kind of stuff. "your pretty funny short stuff to fucking bad you haven't hit puberty yet. "And what's that supposed to mean I ask haughtily, are you referring to my lack of sexual reproductive activation from being under age" she busts a gut and starts rolling all over the grass laughing insanely. I can't hide a grin on my face as I turn around and start heading inside. when I get down to storage turns out it was a trap and Kc learned that I was plenty sexually active
Over the weeks things have been getting pretty tight thanks to the military we have all been on a strict diet for over 4 months so every ones pretty lean and mean a few kids have been hiding sweets they had thats okay they will need that for when their sugar depravation kicks in. It hit the adults about 3 weeks in every one was tired and cranky the only ones managing were the military types and a few of the more fit adults, every one was suffering... ironically this is also the time when I went on a scavenging trip to find ... Any SUGAR I could get mY MOTHER FUCKING HANDS ON we found Kc about to get raped from her father merl killed him and a officer helped her into the bed of the truck while we raided there house for sugar and other stuff it was very beneficial...