The Omega Event Book 2: Fear the Zions

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Chapter 50 (v.1) - A Rose in the Wasteland

Submitted: November 02, 2017

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Nobody spoke the whole way there. Everybody was silent, and nobody could speak if they wanted to.

Jaxi was lying in the corner, on Bretts lap. He just held her close, her still body lying on his legs. Kailey was next to them, knocked out on the floor completely. Next to her was Ryan, who was holding a backpack close. He was reading a book as well, though the cover was so weathered i couldn't even see what it was.

Rey was next to him, looking over his shoulder at the book as well. On the other side of me was Adam, who was also sitting in silence while his hood covered his face. I could faintly hear his snake hissing inside of his hoodie every once in awhile, but I assumed he never showed anyone.

The Outpost had lasted 3 and 1/2 months. The first month we had hope, going on supply runs, teaching Axel to play soccer and eating food besides random packets of candy and ramen noodles. Then the War came, which lasted roughly 2 weeks. Then around 2 months of peace, and now this. The Outpost was gone, half of our stuff was gone, and all we had were a few duffel bags of food, guns, ammo and few other posessions.

I looked to my holster, which was now empty. My revolver had been left behind in the attack and was currently sitting in the grass of the outpost, probably either destroyed or trampled on by the mutants.

Space was fast asleep, lying next to Marcus. Marcus was just wiping some blood off of his knife vigerously with a fork. The sound of metal hitting metal was the only sound in this room besides Ryan's page flipping.

Diana was in the corner, checking through her bag. The medical supplies she brought seemed enough to last us awhile, though nobody ever knows whats going to happen next. Kate was next to her, staring down at her bloody shovel. Joshua's shovel.

Stephanie was in the corner of the room next to Spencer. Their eyes were bloodshot from it all and they could barely even blink. Spencer was just shaking and Stephanie was shuddering a bit too. Spencer had lost the most at the moment, his girlfriend, his new girlfriend or fuck buddy (whichever you preferred) and now his girlfriends little sister. Only person worse then him was the one sitting next to me.

Axel had cried for the first 30 minutes after we left and after that he hadn't spoken a word. He had fallen fast asleep next to his rifle, which he had cuddled against like a large teddy bear. Julia had meant a lot to him and i knew whatever he didn't tell me, he told her.

Considering he was a young preteen, he probably didn't tell me a lot.

"Should we make sure nobodies infected?"

Brett had spoken up, the first one to talk in the last 3 hours. "I don't think anyone is, they would have showed some sort of symptoms." said Spencer.

Brett pulled back Jaxi's sleeve. Blood, but it wasn't hers. "Rey, Isabella, Kate, you guys both got close to the mutants. We gotta check you." said Adam. Kate quickly pulled off her top and rotated around, showing that she was safe. Only blood was a small bloodstain from the Zions onto her sleeve.

Rey got up and pulled up his sleeves, turning around. "I'm only wearing the white shirt, if there was an infection the blood would have seeped through." he said, making his point and sitting back down. 

They then moved to Isabella. She was sitting on the far end, her face caked with sweat.

"Isabella?"

Stephanie, Brett and Marcus all got up, staring at her. A single tear dripped down from her eye and landed on the carpet.

She slowly pulled down the corner of her shirt, revealing a bite mark right across her shoulder. It wasn't a clean bite, but it looked as if the mutant had just cut into the skin and took some off.

"I'm sorry... I was gonna tell you but-

*BLAM*

We all stared to the smoking gun as Isabella's head slumped to the side. Marcus stood there, breathing heavily as he held the gun at her.

"If the girl turned we'd be dead. It was justified."

Stephanie ran at him, punching him across the face and being held back by Brett right after.

"HE FUCKING KILLED HER!"

"KILLING HIM WON'T HELP!"

Brett shoved her to the floor and I was about to intervene when Jaxi gave me a look that said "she'll be fine"

They began to talk in whispers, Stephanie crying and Brett calming her down. Marcus however, felt no remorse. He walked over to her and grabbed Isabella's body, kicking open the door and tossing it out onto the road.

"You're a monster you'know that?"

Rey had spoken up.

"Yeah I know. Aren't we all monsters at this point?"

I looked around at us. We were all killers. The leader of a killing group, then a hacker who murdered the police force, a pyromaniac who lost a hand, an astronomer with a gun, an amputee and former gang member with a shotgun, an innocent young girl forced into a warrior lifestyle by a blade, a slut turned spy, a traitorous soldier, a serpent charmer, a runner.

We were monsters.

The Outpost was gone for good and now we had no home. Our life that we all imagined at that place would never come true. Slowly, my vision began to blur. I looked at my arm to see blood on my sleeve. I pulled back my sleeve and almost immediantly, i blacked out.

I stared out the window at the sun, it's rays of light beaming through the window, "Axel, you ready?"

 Axel was sitting on the couch downstairs, eating some french toast. "Gloria come by?" i asked. He nodded and went back to eating. "Alright well lets go, it's our day for patrol." i said to him, grabbing the axe lying agains the wall. He smiled and got up from his chair, "I know, i'll eat later. Let's just get this over with."

 We pushed the door open and looked around. Jaxi and Brett were sitting on their front porch on a small bench. I waved over to them and we both walked over.

"Hi Anikan. Hi Axel!" Jaxi said as she got up. "Hi Jaxi, hi Brett. You guys pick a date yet?" i asked them. "Maybe in 2 months. I told Kate and Charles to keep some food seperate for the event and everything." said Jaxi. "Jaxi, can i see?" asked Axel. Jaxi smiled and held out her hand, showing the shining ring on her finger. "Had to give up 3 weeks supply of pudding to get Spencer to give it up. That boy snatched it out of the case as soon as we got in there." said Brett as he walked over.

"How the hell can you stand pudding?" i asked him. He smirked and pulled out an empty cup, one I could not look at without cringing. It was a long story, but I basically hated it.

"We got patrol, talk later?" i asked. She nodded and we walked off towards the gate. 

"So are you and Julia gettin down to business now?" i asked jokingly.

He looked down, his face reddening. He had, I didn't have to ask any more questions.

"I'm only 5 years older then you, and your 18 so you should be able to tell me now. Adult to adult." 

"Alright. Yeah it's been awhile. We broke up for 4 months after that whole incident out in the cornfield." i said to him. "So where were you last night. Didn't see you in your bed when i checked the house at 4." he said to me. His face reddened even more and he walked past me.

We both walked over to the gate and Stephanie and Isabella quickly moved it open. "You and Diego still hosting dinner tonight?" i asked Stephanie. She nodded and we walked out, leaving the outpost. We strolled around the gates, spotting a few sole Zions caught in the fence. A single stab to the head with a knife and it was dead. As i walked back, i noticed another one lying on the ground.

I walked over and turned it over... only to see the face of Jaxi Blair. I looked back at Axel to see his eyes blood read and his skin turning grey. I rose my axe to swing, but i couldn't. Axel tackled me to the floor and bit into my chest, ending my life.

"Anikan... ANIKAN....... i have a cookie!"

I eyes flickered open and i grabbed the cookie in front of my face, taking a huge bite out of it. My stomach hurt and my body ached. I stared down at my arm, to see my usual paleish skin and no bites or marks. Space was standing over me as well.

"What happened?" I asked. "You blacked out, the effect of all the running, slashing, shooting and killing all came onto you at once."

I laid against the wall and looked up. "We should break for the night. Theres like 4 rooms in here plus this room right?" asked Space. Ryan nodded and looked down the hallway. There were four other rooms, two on each side. We all walked down the thin hallway and opened each of the doors. The rooms weren't large, but each had one bed enough for two or three.

"Okay so three people in each room, two on the bed and one on the floor." i said. Jaxi and Brett immediantly walked into a room and dragged Space with them. Spencer, Diana and Marcus walked into another room and Ryan, Kailey and Stephanie went into the last.

I picked up Axel and walked into the last empty room, lying him down on the bed. I sat down on the floor and stared at the small window at the floor level and stayed there for a long time.

Couldn't look at nothing else, couldn't think of anything else. Just the blood.

Because of me a kid was dead. Axel's girlfriend. My old friend's sister. Spencer's last connection to Maddie. Andrew and Lili's adoptive daughter.

"Guys, lets set up here for the night."

I got up from the floor and looked at Axel. He was still fast asleep. I walked past him out of the room, down the hall where everybody else was. Andrew was looking through one of the duffel bags. "We got some chicken and luckily theres a generator in here." said Andrew. "Theres a microwave in my room." said Jaxi. He handed Jaxi the container with the chicken and she walked back to her room. 

We all went outside and started a small fire. "So where are we now?" i asked Andrew. "I think we're somewhere in texas, the southern area." he said. I stared at the fire and then up at the moon.

"You think we'll all find a safe place at some point? A place where we won't have to run anymore?"

"Don't know. You think at some point one of us will fuck up and get us all killed?"

"Probably not... well maybe... it all just depends. Nobody knows what the future holds, and every decision has a consequence."

He looked at me. "What you talking 'bout?" he asked. "During the fight, Adam and Julia both got grabbed. I made the choice to cut off the hand grabbing Adam. Maybe if i hadn't, Julia would still be here."

He said nothing more. We just both looked up at the sky, waiting for the others to come out.

"She's hurting y'know. Wouldn't stop crying all the way here." said Andrew. "I know. You guys treated her like your own kid." i said back. Neither of us looked at each other, but we both just stared up at the moon. "You'll have your own kid soon. We won't be running forever." i said to him.

"I wish, not sure if there is a safe place left standing."

He looked down at the ground, walking towards a small object in a patch of grass on the dirt. A single red rose.

"Roses are red."

He knelt down.

"This life is a lie."

He picked the rose from the grass.

"Existence is pain."

He slowly approached the fire.

"I just want to die."

Andrew let go of the rose, pulling out his deagle and moving it up.

"NO!"

I tackled him to the ground, the deagle falling from his hand and a shot going off.

"LET ME GO!"

"FUCK NO!"

I grabbed him by the hoodie and yanked him up, grabbing his hand and keeping him away from it.

"They're dead and so are we. Coty, Maddie, Julian, now the girl. LOOK HOW THEY ALL WENT OUT! RIPPED APART! BITTEN AND SHOT! A SLOW AND PAINFUL VIRUS! SLAUGHTERED! I AM NOT DYING THAT WAY!"

He broke away from me, grabbing the gun and putting it to his head. If I had the colt I could have shot it out of his hands, but I was gunless.

"Let it go."

He began to shed a few tears, ripping off his beanie and stuffing it back into his hoodie.

"I can't deal with this shit! When I die, i'm dying my way!"

He put his gun to his head, ready to die.

"I'm knockin on heaven's door Anikan. I'll see you when you get here."

He pulled the trigger.

 

 

*CLICK*

His eyes widened as he put down the gun, looking at the empty clip.

"Looks like nobody answered."

He looked away, staring at the grass.

"Put the gun down and accept your fate."

Andrew knew he wouldn't die here. He put the gun back into his holster, falling onto the ground.

"You ever need to die, don't expect me to let you."

I smiled at his remark and stared at the RV.

Everybody else was walking out, all in despair still.. Jaxi was holding the chicken and passed everybody a paper plate. I bit down into the warm chicken and felt my body heat up. "I think chicken is my powerup just like vodka is to Hamster." i joked.

We all laughed but soon, it died out. We all started talking again, this time about the wasteland. "But to be honest i don't think anyones left. We barely found anyone in Mexico, and that place didn't get bombed. If that place barely has anyone left then why would a place that got bombed have anyone else?" he asked.

"Because we're lucky."

I reached for my gun, which was gone and we turned around to see them. A girl standing in the shadows with 3 others behind her. "Who the hell are you!?" asked Andrew as he pulled his deagle

They all walked into the light emenating from the campire. The girl had long brown hair similiar to Kailey's and was wearing a white short shirt that exposed her stomach and black leggings. Her eyes sparkled green as she looked at all of us.

Behind her was a guy in a brown fall jacket with a black and white stripped beanie covering his short blonde hair. His skin was pale and his brown eyes looked down at us. He seemed to be several inches taller then all of us. Behind her was another guy with long red hair, a weirdish face and red eyes. He wore a black t-shirt with armor resembling police riot gear over it and had an axe on his back. The last one was a girl with short blonde hair and pale skin, wearing a pink shirt with a small blood stained poncho over it. 

She pulled something out of her satchel, a golden revolver with a black highlighted scope on it. She held it out to me and I stopped holding the air, staring at the unique weapon.

"My name is Rose, this is Devin, AWiiGii and May. Welcome survivors, we've been expecting you."

 

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