Gooood eveeening, my loveliesssss!
Soooo, you think you’re safe…all tucked up in your quiet, cozy home? I mean, there couldn’t possibly be anything…weird lurkin’ around outside waitin’ for you to stick a toe out the door, right?
Are you suuuure all the windows and doors are locked?
WELL, GET UP AND DOUBLE CHECK!!!
Edward’s on one side of the country fightin’ his way home to Bella who’s still in Forks…
Emmett, Dad, and I burst through the front doors of the building, Emmett slamming it behind us to shut out the herd that had seen us pull up. Dad and I immediately took out four more just inside the lobby.
“Fuck me!” Emmett panted, leaning against the door as the bastards pounded on the other side. “You know what they remind me of?” he grumbled as Dad and I pushed and shoved a huge sofa to barricade the doors. “Tweakers. You know, those people they filmed in order to sway you from drugs back in high school. They’d be all twitchy and shit, picking at their face. They’d lost all sense of reason, they looked like hell, and their teeth were rotting out of their damn head. Only instead of craving crack or meth or whatever, these assholes are craving…b rains.” He leaned on the last word like a fucking B-rated movie.
We started down the first hallway, my dad still laughing at us. Supplies were stacked in the lobby as we cleared apartment after apartment. We’d decided we’d leave Patrick AFB in a week, so we’d been stockpiling everything we could think of. My mother continued to work on a cure that didn’t seem possible.
“Zeke,” Emmett suddenly boomed, wearing a shit-eating grin. “Zombie-tweakers. Zeke. Get it? That’s what we should call ’em.”
“Fantastic. They have a name,” I muttered wryly, rolling my eyes as I motioned for them to start checking each apartment.
while Bella’s doin’ whatever she has to do to survive until he reaches her! But it sure ain’t easy…
Another snap of a twig caused the hairs to stand up on the back of my neck, and I spun to see what I’d been hoping to avoid: walkers. It was a small pack, but that didn’t matter because they were blocking our trail back to camp.
“Jasper, Seth…” I called softly, raising the rifle. “Company,” I warned, scanning for a number. “I see six.”
“Easy, Bells,” Jasper soothed, abandoning the deer for his crossbow. He raised, aimed, and took out the closest one, but it sent the others into a frenzy. “Keep your back to a tree. Always, Bella. Got me?”
Nodding, I raised my gun and fired, taking down what looked like it used to be a teenage boy. If I had to guess, probably Seth’s age, but I tried not to think of them as people anymore. We cleared the area of all but one, and he was mine to kill.
However, his military clothes, his dog tags, and his dark hair were a little too close to home for me. The hesitation caused the walker to lunge for me, but I pulled the trigger. I wasn’t sure who dropped to the ground quicker, him or me, but I gagged, losing everything I’d eaten that day. Cold sweat broke out across my brow as reality tried so fucking hard to crash down over me.
“Fuck, darlin’. It’s not him, it’s not him, it’s not him.” The chant was soothing, and I wondered for a moment if he was saying it for both of us, because God, we missed Edward. “I promise. Look at him, Bella.”
Steeling myself, I did as he told me, and I saw the walker for who he truly was. He was older than Edward, certainly not as tall, and he looked nothing like my husband in the face. I tried to overlook the camo, the rotten, decomposed flesh, and the stench of him, but the glint of dog tags caught my eye, showing me a name.
Sagging a little, I breathed a heavy sob, taking the bottle of water Jasper offered. “For a second…”
“I know. I get it.”
Good golly, Miss Molly, y’all!
Ain’t never read any zombie fics but, because this is written by Drotuno, I put on my big girl panties and gave it a try! All I gotta say is WOWZERS!!
Although there’s lots of zombie action, it’s not so much a horror fic as it is action / adventure / thriller…and of course, romance! Oh, yeah! In the flashbacks, we get to see Edward and Bella fall in love and the sparks do fly, lemme tell ya!
Updates are frequent and instantly devoured like b..rains LMAO!
Read Rain Must Fall and fall in love with it like I did!
AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, PRAY IT DOESN’T RAIN!!!
Happy Halloween, y’all!