After I saw my brother die and come back to life, I became obsessed with finding out what had happened. It was like my #1 priority. All of my research led me to a small medical facility just outside of Orange County. As I approached the gate to go inside, a girl rushed out, bumping me in the process.
“I’m so sorry.” She said. She had the most frantic look in her eyes. I etched her face into my brain within those few seconds. I nodded at her apology, and then she was gone.
I managed to slip into the facility unnoticed, which I thought was quite sad. I mean, shouldn’t those types of facilities be heavily guarded? I looked around for a few minutes before stumbling upon a room. I ducked behind a wall to keep from being seen. A man paced back and forth as another talked.
“I just thought we had more time.” A man in a white lab coat said.
“So did I…I just sent my daughter out of here.” Said another man in more dressy attire.
“I know how hard that must have been, but we have responsibilities.”
“I know. This outbreak…it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. How could a disease of this sort spread so fast?”
“You know how. Everyone in this lab knows how.” The man in the lab coat said. The other sighed.
“I suppose I do know…it’s just so hard to believe that-”
“Hey! What are you doing in here?” I snapped my head around and saw a guard coming towards me. I ran back towards the exit. My worst fears had been confirmed, this was something bigger than just some small disease. This was life changing…
I glanced over at Lynn from where I sat. We had found refuge in a small store for the night. We didn’t know what was outside, so we were staying extremely quiet. Even so, I couldn’t help but let my emotions get the best of me. Roc grabbed my arm and I turned to look at him.
“What’s wrong?” He whispered. I shrugged. “You were breathing kind of heavy..” I shrugged again.
“Just cold I guess..” He took off his jacket and placed it over my shoulders. I smiled in response before turning my attention back to Lynn. How could she sit here with us not saying anything?
“Deja, you alright?” Prodigy asked. I nodded and glanced at the ground.
“Have we ever told each other how we ended up where we are?” I asked. I looked around the room at blank faces. I heard a scoff.
“What is this, show and tell? Who cares how we ended up here.” Princeton said.
“Why do you always have to be such an asshole?” Jacob asked.
“Why the fuck are you always in my shit?” Princeton sneered.
“Look, knock it off, ok? You’re gonna draw every lurker in the area.” Lynn whispered. I snapped my head in her direction.
“You would know all about that, wouldn’t you?” She gave me a confused look.
“What are you talking about?” I rolled my eyes.
“Nothing.” I turned away from her. It fell silent after that.
“Hey, why don’t we play a game?” Jawan suggested.
“In case you haven’t noticed, we are playing a game. It’s called ‘Shut The Fuck Up So You Don’t Get Eaten By Zombies’.” Madi said. Jawan sucked his teeth and mumbled some things.
“Damn, you sure do bring back some interesting people.” Ray said.
“And what is that supposed to mean?” Madi said.
“Nothing, nothing at all.” She looked at him and a tiny smirk appeared on her face. Ray furred his eyebrows and shook it off.
“Look, how about the girls go to sleep. We’ll alternate, ok?” Prod suggested. Everyone agreed and soon we drifted off to sleep.
I held Brie in my arms as she slept. I glanced around the room at everyone else. All of the guys looked either bored out of their minds or distraught.
“I still can’t believe what happened tonight..” Roc whispered.
“Me either. How could we have been standing around with an infected and not have known?” Ray chimed in.
“Better yet, how could they have been traveling with an infected and not have known.” Jacob said. Princeton’s head shot in his direction.
“What was that?”
“I’m just saying, how could you not know something like that? That could’ve been you that got bit.”
“Yeah, well, it wasn’t.”
“Yeah, because it was an innocent girl.”
“Look, it’s not our fault, ok? We had no way of knowing!” Prince yelled in a hushed tone.
“How the fuck did you not notice? It’s not rocket science! You put all of us at risk!” Jacob retaliated.
“I put you at risk? No you put you at risk. We never asked for you fucktards to fuck with our plan. If you would’ve just given us the map we wouldn’t even be here right now.”
“Give you the map? We found it first.” Jawan chimed in.
“I don’t give a fuck! When you welcomed us into your little gated community our problem became your problem. You brought it on yourself. I don’t even see what the big deal is. More food to go around.”
“How could you say that?” I asked. “Those were other human beings.”
“Yeah, well human being or not, this world is shit. It’s survival of the fittest, so if a few bitches have to die, so be it.” The room fell silent. I glanced over at Ray. He had the same look in his eyes. Guess we know who we have to look out for..
“Jacob, Jawan, what the hell? I thought we talked about this!!” Ray yelled in a hushed tone.
“Don’t yell at us! Prodigy was the one who was all ‘I’m not leaving without Brie’!” I whispered back.
“I specifically told you two not to bring anyone else back! Where the hell are we gonna get the space or supplies for 4 more people? We barely have enough for us!”
“We couldn’t just leave!” Jacob protested. Ray sighed and grabbed the top of his head.
“Look, you two do this shit again, you’re out.” I raised an eyebrow.
“Yes, out. The more people you bring back, the more danger you put us in. How do you know they aren’t just with us until we make it to the CDC? You did say they held up guns to you for the map!”
“Look, we’ll keep an eye on them, ok? Nothing will happen.” I said.
“It better not.” He warned.
“So, are ya’ll gonna stand over there and whisper all night, or are you gonna come get some dinner?” Roc called. Ray shot us another glance before walking over.
The next morning we were on our journey again. The only problem is, when we were precisely in the middle of the city, we ran out of gas.
“How the hell did all of the cars run out of gas?” Lynn asked.
“Geez, didn’t you guys have enough sense to fill your cars up?” Princeton asked.
“Just in case you haven’t noticed, there aren’t too many resources around here. So why don’t you just shut up?” Jacob sneered. They eyeballed each other.
“Guys, knock it off.” Deja said.
“She’s right. We don’t have time to argue.” Prodigy said.
“Who the fuck asked you?” Princeton snapped.
“Princeton!” Brie said. He looked at her before turning and leaning on one of the cars. Madi stood a few feet away from Brie mugging her. Prodigy pulled Brie closer and kissed the top of her head.
“Look, everybody just grab some shit from the car and let’s keep going on foot. There’s no sense in standing here arguing. We need to get to the CDC like now.” Ray said.
“Yeah, Ray’s right. Plus, there could be lurkers around here.” Roc said.
“Hey,” Iyanah called. We all looked at her. “Where’s Christyn?” Everyone looked around for her.
“That’s weird. I could have sworn she was out here with us.” Jacob said.
“She said she wasn’t feeling well earlier.” Madi said.
“So where is she?” I asked. She shrugged.
“Probably still in the car.”
“I’ll go check.” Princeton said. He walked back to the car she was in and opened the door. The rest of us walked back after him. He stood there staring.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“I think she’s dead.”
“What do you mean she’s dead?” April asked while pushing through the crowd to get a better view.
“I mean she has no pulse. Her heart isn’t beating. Her soul has left her body.” Princeton said.
“Yeah, I get that.” April said.
“Well then, why did you ask?”
“Hey, my sister isn’t stupid, asshole!” Leilani interjected. Madi pushed through the crowd.
“You might just want to back up, princess. I won’t hesitate to wring your pretty little neck.”
“Who the fuck are you? Didn’t you just get here last night? You talk a lot of shit.”
“It doesn’t matter who I am or when I got here. You won’t disrespect my brother.”
“Your brother won’t disrespect my sister!”
“Will you guys just knock it off?” Prod yelled. A high pitched scream left Aprils mouth. We all turned and saw Christyn devouring her neck.
“Holy shit!” I yelled. Leilani screamed. Madi shot Christyn in the head. She flopped down lifelessly, releasing her grip on April’s neck. April fell to the ground, clutching her neck and gasping for breath. Leilani kneeled down to her and tried to console her.
“What the hell was that?!?” Lynn said. “She had a bite?” We all turned to Brie, Princeton and Madi.
“We didn’t know!” Princeton said.
“Yeah, right! Who says that all of you haven’t been bitten and you’re just waiting to turn on us, too!!” Iyanah yelled.
“And why the fuck would we do that? If we wanted to kill you, we could have done it already!!” Madi yelled back.
“Oh, really? Well, maybe you should’ve killed us while you had the chance.” Ray said before coking his gun back.
“NO!” Prodigy yelled before jumping in front of Brie. “I’m not letting you kill her!”
“Prod, she could be bitten!!” Lynn yelled.
“I don’t care!! I’m not losing her again!”
“So you’re willing to put all of us in danger for your little girlfriend?!” Jacob said.
“She’s all I have left in this world!” He gritted his teeth. “I’m not losing her again.” We all fell silent.
“We can prove that we aren’t bitten.” Princeton said.
“How?” I asked. He glanced at Madi before taking off his shirt.
“Whoa! Don’t nobody want to see that!” Roc said.
“Shut the fuck up. I’m just doing this to get you guys off of my ass.” He dropped his pants next and spun around, allowing us to do a full survey on him. Sure enough, he had no bites.
“Yeah, I still don’t believe you. Drop your boxers.” Lynn said. Everyone shot her a look. She shrugged.
“Ok, killer, you’re next.” I said to Madi. She scoffed.
“Not in front of you guys.” I raised my eyebrow. “I’ll only do it in front of the girls.”
“What do you think we’re going to eye rape you or something?” Jacob asked.
“Look, either all of the guys turn around, or I don’t do it.” All of the guys exchanged looks before we shrugged and turned around. I heard Madi sigh and unxip her jacket.
“You too, perv.” She said.
“What? Girl, I don’t want to see you. Ew.” Princeton said. I chuckled. I heard her drop the rest of her clothes. A few moments later, she was done.
“She’s clear.” Deja said.
“Ok, you’re next.” Ray said to Brie. She glanced at Prodigy.
“I’ll only do it in front of Prod.”
“Oh, come on! Can’t ya’ll just do this shit so we can move on?” Roc said.
“Look, just turn the fuck around. All of you.” Prodigy barked. Everyone mumbled various things before obeying.
Once everyone turned around Brie sighed.
“You ready?” I asked. She nodded and started to take her jacket off. I kept my eyes glued to her as she slowly removed her clothing. I felt like I was in a dream. Was she really standing in front of me again? Once her jeans were off, she spun around slowly, allowing me to survey every inch of her body. I gently caressed the back of her neck and planted a kiss there before she turned back around. We had a silent conversation with our eyes before she redressed.
“She’s clear.” I said. Everyone groaned and mumbled various “finally’s” before turning around.
“It’s about time! What did you two do, have sex?” Ray said. I rolled my eyes.
“Great, so now that everybody’s clear, can we go now?” Iyanah asked.
“Not yet…what are we gonna do about those two?” Roc said while motioning to April and Leilani. I sighed.
“Leilani…I know this is hard, but-”
“No.” She said.
“But we have to-”
“NO!!” She yelled. “I won’t shoot her!!”
“But, she’s gonna turn into a lurker!” Ray said.
“I don’t care! She’s my sister.” She croaked out.
“So what are you gonna do?” Princeton asked.
“I’m gonna stay with her.”
“Leilani, we can’t just-”
“LEAVE!!” She yelled. We all looked at each other. Ray sighed.
“Let’s just get the stuff from the cars and go.” We reluctantly agreed and started to gather the food and such.
Once we were walking down the road, I glanced back at her. I felt so sorry for her. I knew what it was like to lose someone that you love more than anything. I turned back around and caught up with the others.
“It’s for the best, I guess.” Ray said. I nodded. We heard a scream. We turned back and saw about 10 lurkers surrounding Leilani at the car. I drew my gun. Brie grabbed my hand. I looked at her.
“Let’s just go.” She said. Everyone agreed and we picked up our pace down the road.
So, I started school this week…
I haven’t had any time at all. The amount of homework that I’ve gotten this week is equivalent to a month’s work of school, no joke. I have a lot of homework that I should be doing right now, but I decided to update all of my blogs today since I haven’t updated any of them in so long…so yeah…
I bashed the lurkers head in with a crowbar. It dropped to the ground lifelessly.
“Jawan!” I turned and saw Jacob with two lurkers closing in on him. I tossed him the crowbar and ran over. I handled one while he handled the other. I sliced its head off and its body flopped to the ground. Its head continued to move, so I walked over and smashed the crowbar into it. I looked up at the others as they caught their breath from the encounter.
“Shall we continue?” I asked. They all nodded and began to walk. I ripped the brain covered crowbar from the lurkers severed head.
“A post office?” Prod asked. Jacob nodded.
“My dad was a mailman. There’s always a map of the town in a post office so the mailmen can go over their routes.”
“Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s go in.” We walked cautiously into the post office. It was deserted. We searched around for a map.
“The maps are usually in the back..” Jacob said.
“In the back? Like behind that big steel wall that’s sealed by that glass door?” Deja asked. He nodded. “How the hell are we supposed to get in there? I don’t suppose any of you know how to pick a lock?” She asked while surveying the three of us. I shrugged and shook my head, Jacob looked away and Prod cleared his throat.
“I um, I’ll see what I can do.” He walked over to the door and knelt in front of it. Jacob and I exchanged looks briefly.
Sure enough, he cracked open the door like a pro.
“We’re in.” He said as he stood up. He walked inside without looking at the three of us.
“Say uh, Prod…” He turned to me. “Where’d you learn to pick a lock?” He shrugged.
“It’s just something I know how to do.” I nodded and brushed it off.
“I got it!” Jacob shouted excitedly. We all rushed over to him.
“Well well well, the good ol’ city of Fort Worth.” Jacob said while looking over the map.”
“Great, now that we’ve found it, let’s get going before it gets dark.” Craig said. We all agreed and began to walk out.
“I’m glad we found that damn map. I’m ready for this shit to be over.” I said. I stepped outside first. I heard a gun cock back and I felt something cool against the side of my head. I clenched my jaw. I heard Deja gasp.
“What the fuck do you want?” I asked through gritted teeth.
“Do you really think it’s smart to curse at someone holding a gun to your head?” I two other guns cock back.
“No, no, dear. The question is do you think it’s smart to hold a gun to someone’s head when you’re alone?” Jacob said. I heard another gun cock back.
“Who said she was alone?” A male voice said.
“She’s far from alone.” I saw two girls emerge from the corner of my eye. I heard a gasp.
“Oh my God!” I heard Prod run from behind me. I saw him run up to a girl and scoop her into his arms.
“What the hell is going on here?” The girl with the gun to my head asked.
“I don’t know,” I said as I slapped her arm away and twisted it behind her back. The guy walked closer.
“Get the fuck off of her!!!” He yelled. Jacob held his gun to the guys temple.
“Might want to calm down there, pretty boy.”
“Get the fuck off of my sister!”
“Your sister shouldn’t have held a gun up to me!”
“Fuck you!” The girl who I now saw had pink hair shouted.
“Hey!!” Deja shouted. “Will all of you shut the fuck up?!? Prodigy, what the hell is going on? You know her?” He looked at us with tears in his eyes.
“This is my girlfriend!”
“Girlfriend?” Everyone except Prod and ‘Brie’ said.
“We got separated when the virus broke out.” Brie said. I heard the guy scoff.
“Ok, so cool. You found your little boyfriend, Brie. Can we get what we came for?” The other girl asked.
“What?” Prod asked Brie.
“Well, we were searching for a map…but then we saw you guys go into the post office.” Brie said.
“A map, eh?” I said.
“Yeah, a map. Would you fuck tards happen to know anything about it?” The guy said.
“You might want to watch your fucking mouth.” Jacob sneered.
“I don’t have to watch shit.” Jacob slapped him across the face with the gun and the two started to fight.
“Princeton!!” The pink haired girl shouted. I tossed her to the ground and Prod and I broke up the fight.
“Hey, cool it man!! Now is not the time!” I shouted.
“Get the fuck off of me!!” Princeton at Prod before breaking loose and pushing him. They sized each other up.
“Just give us the fucking map so we can go!!” The other girl shouted.
“We aren’t giving you shit! We got here first!” Deja shouted.
“Oh, somebody better give up something or I’m shooting everybody!!” The pink haired girl shouted while waving her gun around.
“Hey!!” Brie shouted. We all turned to her. “Why don’t we just work something out? I mean, we’re obviously trying to find the same place…why don’t we travel together?” She said asking Prod more than anyone else. Princeton scoffed again.
“Look, fuck that, Brie. We aren’t going anywhere with these assholes.”
“You wanna say that again?” Jacob said, ready to charge again. I grabbed his arm.
“Look, that’s a bad idea anyway. We already have enough people in our camp.” I said.
“Camp?” The random girl asked.
“Yeah, camp.” I said.
“Look, sorry we got here first, but I’m not sorry. I hope you guys find the CDC, but we gotta go.” Deja said before starting to walk off.
“You can’t just leave us like this!!” The girl cried while chasing after her. “It’s just not human!!” Deja spun around.
“Look around you!! What is human about this world anymore? There are fucking zombies walking around!!”
“I know, but…don’t we all deserve a chance?” She asked. We all fell silent.
“Look, I’m not going anywhere without Brie.” Prod said. I looked at Jacob.
“He’s gotten us really far, man. He’s saved our asses more than once…” I looked at Deja. She shrugged nonchalantly.
“Well, I guess that’s it. I guess we have some new travel buddies.” I said while putting my hair on the pink haired girls shoulder. She shoved it off roughly.
“I am not your buddy.” She walked over to Princeton and they mugged me.
“Tough crowd.” I said.
“Look, let’s just get one thing straight.” Prod said. “We’re taking you back to a camp full of people who only expected us to be bringing a map or two. Don’t start anything. If we suspect any of you of plotting against us, you’re dead.” The pink haired girl licked her lips and smirked while walking closer to him.
“And if we suspect any of you of plotting against us, you’re gonna wish you were dead.” Brie walked up and pushed her back.
“Chill out, Madi.”
“Why should she chill out?” Princeton asked while walking up beside Madi. “We don’t know these people, Brie.”
“I do.” She said.
“Oh, do you?” He asked. She nodded. The two seemed to be having a conversation with their eyes. He broke eye contact and looked off into the distance while running his fingers through his hair.
“Well, alright. Let’s head back.” Deja said. We started to walk. Madi looked back.
“Christyn, are you coming?” She asked the random girl. She stood behind for a minute, seemingly in a trance before she caught up to us.
“Well, Ray is just gonna love this surprise.” I said sarcastically.
I’ve been neglecting the HELL out of this story.
I’m writing right now, I swear.
I wandered around alone and scared. I didn’t know where I was. I had been thrown out into this foreign world alone. I knew I had to keep my guard up after the day I saw everything fall apart on the news. I didn’t know how much longer I could survive on my own. I heard a noise behind me and spun around and found a gun pointed in my face.
“Don’t shoot!!” I cried. The gun lowered and a girl with pink hair stood in front of me.
“I almost blew your fucking brains out.” She said.
“No shit.” I said as I let out a nervous breath.
“What the hell are you doing out here alone and unprotected? Do you have a death wish?”
“No, I just didn’t know where to go…what are you doing alone?”
“Who said I was alone?” A guy with an afro emerged from an alley.
“Are you ok…”
“Brie, and yes, I’m fine thanks.” He smiled slightly.
“So, Brie, you want to travel with us?”
“Princeton.” The pink haired girl growled. He looked at her. She grabbed his arm roughly and pulled him away. They stood a few feet away arguing in hushed tones before they walked back over to me.
“I’m Princeton. This is my sister, Madi. We could use another person to accompany us…you interested?” I started doing back flips in my mind. Finally I wouldn’t be alone!
“Of course I’m interested! Thank you so much! I don’t even know how I would survive to see another day alone.”
“Yeah, well I just want you to know that I’m against this whole thing.” Madi said before walking off. I stared after her.
“Don’t mind her. She’s just a little cranky.” Princeton said with a smile before following her.
“Cranky.” I snorted before following.
“Brie, will you move your ass?” Madi called as we walked along the road. The two of us had set off to search for food and hopefully another clue as to how to find the CDC. I rolled my eyes as she continued to bark orders like the bitch she is.
“Why did I offer to come with you…” I mumbled.
“Yeah, why did you?” She snapped.
“I don’t know! Maybe I should have let you come out here alone and with hope maybe run into a pack of lurkers!”
“I would rather run into lurkers than be around you!” She shouted before storming off. I blew out in frustration. I walked up to her and yanked her arm, forcing her to face me.
“What’s your problem with me?” I asked.
“I don’t know.” She said sarcastically.
“I’m serious, Madi! Ever since you and Prince found me you’ve been acting like you hate me! What have I done to you?” She chuckled bitterly.
“You really don’t remember me?” I furred my eyebrows in confusion.
“What the hell are you talking about?” Anger flashed across her face.
“You bullied me every fucking day in elementary school!!”
“What?” I asked.
“Oh, so you don’t remember, bitch? You and your stupid friends used to make fun of my weight!! Do you know what I did to myself because of you?” I stayed silent. “I starved myself!! I ended up in the hospital because of you!! Do you know the kind of looks the mother of an anorexic 5th grader gets? My mom didn’t deserve that! I didn’t deserve that!!”
“Madi…I’m sorr-” She pointed her gun at me. “What are you doing?!?” I asked. She fired 2 shots. I heard something drop behind me. I turned and saw two lurkers.
“Come on. Let’s get out of here before more show up.” Madi said bitterly.
“Did you hear that?” Jawan asked.
“Sounded like gun shots.” Jacob said.
“Close gun shots.” Deja said. I turned to them.
“You think there are other people nearby?” I questioned.
“It’s either that or they fired off back at the cars, but I doubt anyone would have fired off. It’s too risky.” I nodded.
“I guess there are a few not-so-bright survivors around here.”
“You think we should look for them?” Deja asked. I shook my head.
“Nah, we need to focus on getting to the CDC more than anything. And plus, who’s to say they won’t just rob us or something?”
“Now what if we would have had that mentality about you?” Jawan asked.
“Touche.” I said.
“Look, I just don’t think we should pick up any more people. We’ve already brought back 4. We’re running low on space and supplies.” Jacob said.
“Would you look at that?” I said. Everyone diverted their attention to where I was looking. There were about 5 lurkers in the middle of the street.
“Looks like time to have a little fun.” Jawan said while smirking.
So, I realize that it might be kind of obvious by now, but I’m postponing this story until I finish The Badness.
I slammed the car door shut and walked forward slowly.
“So this is Texas.” I mumbled to myself. It looked like a war had been fought here. It was so deserted, but then again what wasn’t these days? I heard car doors slam behind me. I turned around and saw Ray, Roc, Jawan and Jacob walking towards me.
“So this is Texas, eh? I always pictured it being much more…lively.” Jawan said.
“Says a man standing in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Lively? Really?” Jacob said.
“You know what I meant.”
“So what now?” Roc asked while leaning against my car.
“I guess we try to find the CDC.” Ray said.
“How will we do that? Do any of you happen to have a map of Texas lying around?” Jacob said.
“Well, I have a map to Texas.” Roc said.
“No shit, that’s how we got here.” Ray said.
“How about we just have a look around? I mean, we have to find some place to stay anyway. We can’t just wander through Texas hoping to find the CDC. That’s a death wish.” I said.
“So where are we supposed to set up camp, boss?” Jawan asked. I shrugged.
“I would say here, but who’s to say there aren’t lurkers nearby? That’s why we need to have a look around.” Ray sighed.
“This is too much.” He walked off.
“Where the hell are you going? We don’t even know where we are!” I called.
“Texas!” He called back.
“I’ll go talk to him.” Roc said while walking after him.
“Wait up, man.” I called while jogging up to him. We were walking through the forest.
“What do you want?” He asked.
“What’s wrong with you?” He sighed.
“Why us, man?”
“Why us, what?”
“Why are we here? Why didn’t we die like everybody else? Why are we being forced to live like this?” I shrugged.
“Why are we being punished like this? Are we just forgotten souls that are being forced to live in this hell on earth? Did God…forget about us?” He continued. It was silent for a while before I spoke up.
“I think…this is a test.” He stopped walking and turned to me.
“Yeah, a test of nature. Only the strongest survive…kind of like natural selection.” He raised an eyebrow.
“You see, the world is undergoing change, a big change. Those who were weak didn’t survive, but us? We survived because we were selected. We were selected to thrive in some way and to survive. We’re supposed to rebuild the colony.”
“Colony? What are we, ants?”
“No, just listen. We have to grow and evolve for the sake of mankind. It’s up to us to put a stop to this and make a change somehow.”
“How are we supposed to change an entire dead world?” I shrugged.
“That part I don’t know, but God has a plan Ray. We just have to play along.”
“But why can’t I stay with you, dad?” I asked as my eyes watered.
“Lynnie, it isn’t safe here. I need you to go find shelter.”
“But, dad, you have to come with me!”
“Lynnie, I can’t I have a responsibility to these people.”
“What about me? I’m your daughter!” I cried. He sighed.
“Lynnie, I already lost your mother because of this. I’m not going to lose you too. I’m going to stay here and keep trying to find the cure for your future.”
“But what about you?”
“Don’t worry about me. You just worry about protecting yourself.” I nodded sadly. He kissed me on the forehead and I turned to walk away.
“Lynnie,” he called. I turned to him. He walked up and slid a paper into my hand. I looked at it.
“Texas…” I said. I knew what it meant. I knew exactly what he wanted me to do…
We drove along the road in silence. I gazed out of the window as my mind drifted back.
“Do you really think we’ll make it there?” I asked.
“Of course we will…” Prod said. It fell silent again.
“Something on your mind?” He asked.
“No, it’s just…nothing.”
“Come on, Lynn. You can talk to me.” I looked over at him.
“Can I really?”
“Of course.” I bit my nail and glanced back out of the window.
“Texas…is my only hope, you know? I really hope that the cure is there, you know?”
“Yeah, we all do. We just have to keep hope alive, you know?”
“Hasn’t anybody ever told you two that it’s impolite to talk when someone if sleeping?” Ray said while stretching and yawning.
“Sorry, Ray. Forgot you were back there.” I said.
“How much longer until we get to Texas?” He asked.
“Well, I don’t know. You were sleep so I didn’t want to call Roc on the walkie talkie.” Prod said.
“How sweet.” Ray said. Prod smirked. Ray took the walkie talkie and called Roc.
“Yo, beef head, how much longer until Texas?” He asked.
“Haha, very funny string bean bitch,” Roc said back. I giggled. “We still have about 8 hours until we get to Texas.”
“Aight, thanks man.” He sat the walkie talkie down. “So, who wants to play I Spy for the next 8 hours?”