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Rise of the MAD Flu: Day 9 | 3:15pm

Rise of the MAD Flu: Day 9 | 3:15pm

I’m no soldier. I was out of my element.

I knew, though, that if I was going to save Crystal, I had to be fast and efficient – get in, get out.

Timing was going to be crucial. Steph kept watch on our staircase, looking out of the window to the front gate (we were one of the few residents lucky enough to have a gate), ready to unlock the door and let us in when needed.

If there were any zombies tailing us, we were going to have to pack up and get out. Crystal may have had a lucky break with her now undead roommates, having been distracted by something else, but I’m beginning to realize that with any one of those things around, they attract more…and more. It wouldn’t be safe to stay here if one of them targeted our location.

I made my way around the house on the left, as alert and terrified as I’ve ever been. I’ve seen those highlights on the news from the ‘Don’t Be A Hero’ spot – it never ended well.

What was I thinking!?

As I rounded the next corner, I could hear them.

Gun ready, I quickly turned the corner and took aim through the open door at a zombie inside the house. I shot in two’s, due to my general lack of confidence in my abilities. The fact that I was shaking a little didn’t help.

I shot the only one I could see from my position. The first shot missed, having hit it in the shoulder blade. The second went in behind its ear. I turned back around, heart racing. The one I shot dropped to the floor.

I could hear the door to the bathroom finally give.

Damn! Don’t scream, just don’t scream…I’m coming.

I made my way in the house. I could see the other one now, barreling through the bathroom door. Time slowed.

I took aim as the zombie lunged forward at the girl in the corner of the bathroom, but I couldn’t get a clear shot.

Crystal was struggling to fight it off as I moved in closer. There was no way I was going to get a shot off in the struggle. Then it happened.

Her scream shot and echoed through the complex as she kicked the zombie off of her to the other side of the bathroom. I put two in its head.

Her forearm was gushing blood, and I knew what I had to do.

Like I said before, I’m no soldier…but this mission was over.

“I’m so sorry”, I whispered to her as I pulled the trigger.

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3 Comments

  1. andrew April 11, 2011 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Atta boy cant make anyone an exception gotta pull that trigger and dipsy to a different location the bullets echo there comin make way

  2. Damien April 20, 2011 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Christ I hope there’s still people using the internet when this gets posted … I don’t know how long my generators can hold out so I’ll try to make this quick. My name is Damien and I am one of 23 survivors currently located on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia. Because of the near non existent gun laws and general lack of awareness over 90% of the population was lost in the first few days. Some of the others have heard stories about the infected mutating like some sort of video game … I really hope they’re wrong.

    Get out of cities while you still can and be ready to move at any moment

  3. Moinak June 8, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Survival has been hard these rakhshas are terrifying thank god for my father’s shotgun ….. The battle rages on …

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