I tried not to notice the screaming of people behind me and
Kayla…and in front of us…and on both sides of us.
I ran and dragged a sobbing Kayla on with me till we got to my
house, we ran into the door and I locked it behind us.
"Jessica! You're ok!" my brother screamed as he hugged me, Mike
was only 11 and he was cute as pie he had blond curly hair and
baby blue eyes along with ivory colored skin.
"Where's mom and dad?" I asked him.
"Dad is boarding up the upstairs widows and mom is getting food
and water" Mike replied.
A frantic knock on the door made us all jump.
"Let us in! LET US IN!" I heard a couple voices scream from the
other side of the door.
I looked through the spy hole and saw Kayla's little sister and
older brother outside.
I undid the dead bolt and unlocked the door letting them both
"Where's mom?" Kayla asked them and Lily (Kayla's younger sister)
burst into tears and Ed (Kayla's brother) cringed.
"One of those things got her on her way back from getting food…we
were there but we ran here as fast as we could…" Ed started
crying as he finished.
Ed held Kayla to his chest while Kayla held Lily to hers.
"What's going on down-" my dad was saying as he came down stairs,
he saw us all. "Where's your mom, guys?" he asked Kayla and her
brother and sister.
"sh-sh-she's dead!" Kayla wailed.
"Oh guys I'm so sorry, you stay with us, your my family as it is
with Kayla and Jessie being such great friends" dad said as he
came all the way down the stairs.
"David! It's me! Let me in!" my mum shouted from outside the
I opened the door and she rushed in carrying about 20 bags full
of food and bottled water.
"Those things are everywhere!" I'm mom said as she dropped the
bags and started panting.
"Everywhere?" me, my dad, Mike, Kayla, Lily and Ed all said at
the same time.
"Yes! Everywhere, everyone…there all…they are…" my mom couldn't
finish…she started crying.
I leant my back against the wall and sunk down till I was on my
butt with my back against the wall.
Mike and Lily were curled into each other sobbing; Kayla and Ed
were locked together in a vice like hold as tears streaked both
of their cheeks; my mom and dad were talking quietly and clearly
worriedly in the corner.
"AAARG!" there was pounding and shouting on the door…I looked in
the spy hole…it was one of those things!
I nearly screamed but Ed clapped a hand over my mouth before I
"They are sensitive to noise…the news said so" Ed whispered in my
Kayla had her hands on Mike and Lily's mouths; my mom was curled
into my dad's chest with his arms around her and his face buried
in her hair.
Ed checked to make sure I wouldn't scream before he bent down and
took a shot gun out of a band that was wrapped around his calf.
He stood up and then looked in the spy hole again; Ed then
shocked me by undoing the dead bolt and unlocking the door.
Ed flung the door open and I heard the gun go off.
"Take that you zombie son of a bitch!" Ed cheered before he
closed the door then locked it then pulled the dead-bolt across.
Lily and Mike were beyond hysterical, they sobbed and tears
poured from their eyes.
I just sat and watched the changing scenes before me…I was in a
kind of shock.
My mom was holding a sobbing Mike in her arms; Kayla, Ed and Lily
were in a 3 way hug…my dad…my dad was in a corner…he was
twitching and mumbling to himself. I stood up and slowly
"Dad?" I said slowly and reached out to touch his shoulder…he
slapped it away.
"Don't touch me!" he shouted…his skin was pale…his eyes were
blood shot…he was becoming one of them!
I jumped backward and hit Ed "what is it, Jessica?" he asked and
I pointed a shaking hand at my dad who was standing up now.
"David! David, not you!" my mom stuttered between sobs.
"Daddy!" Mike sobbed.
"Get back guys!" Ed warned us and we backed away, Ed pulled out
his gun "don't look guys, don't look; I'm sorry, Mr. Riverflow, I
really am it's the only way"
My dad seemed to realize what was going on at that moment and he
turned to look at us.
"I love you all, I'm sorry, Maria I love you more than words can
say, always remember that! Mike, you grow up to be a kind,
strong, loving man ok? I love you. Jessica…you be a good girl, I
will watch you become a young woman and if and when you get
married I will be there, I love you baby girl, I'm sorry to all
of you…don't look guys…don't look; do it Ed" my dad said slowly
as his eyes flickered.
Mom pulled Mike into her chest as he sobbed; Kayla buried her
face in lily's hair as she held her, I however ran to hand my dad
my charm…he had given me a silver charm on a silver chain, it was
shaped like a pair of angel wings…
"I love you daddy" I whispered as I hugged him for a second.
"I love you too baby girl, love you…do it now Ed" he whispered
back, I took a step or two away from him.
I looked into my dad's eyes as I heard the gun go off, my dad's
eyes closed and a small smile appeared on his lips as he fell to
the floor…he was dead.
Mike sobbed louder my mom cried, I sobbed and Kayla and Lily
sobbed too Ed just inclined his head and closed his eyes.