We drive along the highway heading south back towards my home town. We pass through the southside of town looking at the empty streets filled with zombies walking around, I look at the mall area seeing a group trying to get inside. "Bet you anything those people thought it feel like dawn of the dead to them. I accelerate continuing on our adventure. We all look both ways of the highway for any survivors traveling on foot. But, all we saw were more of them and vehicles left behind.
we pass under the bridge that had a gas station on each side, looking ahead seeing the shell in the distance.
"Wow man you live out here?" James asks. "Yea...this is..well I still call it home.." I exit off the highway, turning into a loop that went beneath it to get to the other side. I stop infront of the towns church. " What are we doing here?" Liz asks, looking out the window. "The map...it had a circle around the church...there's gotta be atleast someone in there" There were two big SAPD swat trucks guarding the entrance, as I park on the side of the road. We get out looking around at the emptiness of my town.
"Where the is everyone?" Liz says aloud. I take my first step, walking towards the trucks, climbing up on top, and looking on the other side seeing vechiles in the lot. " Come on..theres vehicles here." I jump down to the other side, quickly looking around, the others join me. We walk along the courtyard, heading towards the church, and looking around spotting a big silver truck that represented my fathers. I dash towards it. "Hey! where you going?!" James shouts out. Everything faded around me. The only thing I could hear was my heart beating, along with my feet slamming into the gravel, and I reach the entrance pulling on the handle seeing it was locked. I wildly pull on the door until I see the town priest rush to the door.
He looks through the glass door seeing me, and the rest of the group. "Padre! please! let me in! Is my father in there!? His truck is here!" Pointing out the silver dodge in the lot. He opens the door, letting us inside. We walk inside following the priest. I look around seeing nothing has changed since the last time I came here with my grandfather on sundays. We get into the main part of the church, looking around as I see part of the town here. The priest comes up to me. "Follow me..." he says. I follow him to the back of the church, exiting, and heading towards the CDC building. We walk inside, hearing the door shut behind us. I look around seeing bodies wrapped up, only a line and a half. My hands are up against my mouth,not even feeling them move. I spot my fathers body, only seeing his boots still on his feet.
"He was a brave man.. He helped the towns people get to safety...he mentioned he had a son still at home." he says.
I turn around walking outside, walking half way till dropped to my knees, bursting out in rage full of tears cursing at the world. " Why couldn't have you have waken me up you old fool..."