Brandon's Creepy Mysteries: I Married a Zombie

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Brandon & the Rat Pack join forces with a vigilante to hunt down a creature known as the Zombie King.

Submitted: October 02, 2017

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On a hot and sunny morning, I came to Eastern Shore Community College to visit my girlfriend Anna Womble. I have brought her some flowers & a box of chocolate hearts. I knock on the door to see if she was there. “Come in,” said Anna. I went in her classroom and saw Anna putting on her makeup. “Hi Anna,” I said. “Hi Brandon,” said Anna as she got up and hug me. “I got you your favorite flowers,” I said as I gave her the flowers & the box of chocolate hearts. “Well thank you,” she said, “So what bring you here.” “I was hoping we can go out for lunch this afternoon,” I said. “Oh I can’t,” she said, “I’m meeting my friends ----- Janet & Sarah for lunch.” “Oh,” I said. “But I’ll be home tonight,” she said, “How ‘bout you come by my house and I’ll try on my new lingerie I bought from Victoria’s Secret.” “I like,” I said, “I like!” “Now you had to go before my students show up,” she said. “Oh,” I said as I was walking to the door. “Oh Brandon,” she said as she kiss me, “Thanks for the flowers & the chocolate hearts.” “You’re welcome,” I said as I walk out the door. This afternoon at Sunrise Pizzeria, Anna was having lunch with her girlfriends ------ Janet Cowling & Sarah Stewart. “So Sarah, what is your big announcement,” asked Anna. “I got married,” said Sarah as she showing off her wedding ring. “Wow,” said Anna, “I didn’t know you’ve got married.” “That’s because you spent more time with the creepy mystery writer than with us,” explained Janet. “By the way, how is your relationship with Brandon,” asked Sarah. “It have been going great,” said Anna. “So what he’s like in bed,” asked Janet. “Janet, our relationship doesn’t based on sex,” explained Anna, “Anyway, he was like a wild man and I like it. When he lay it down, he lay it down.” “Oh,” said Janet. “Trust her,” said Sarah, “When I went out with Brandon, he was out of sight in bed.” “First of all, you only went out with him just one time,” explained Anna, “Second, Brandon is the kind of guy who don’t have sex on the brain.” “C’mon Anna,” said Janet, “He’s a guy and all guys have sex on the brain.” “But not Brandon,” said Anna, “And besides, he’s going through his own problems. A few weeks ago, he’d found out his grandfather was murdered by Dr. Pretorius back in 1983.” “That’s terrible,” said Sarah. Then suddenly, a handsome man show up kissing Sarah as Anna & Janet were looking at them. “Ladies, this is my husband Dalton Ford,” Sarah introduced her handsome husband to them. “It’s an honor to meet two beautiful women,” said Dalton. “The honor is ours,” said Janet. “So how did you two meet,” asked Anna. “I was one of her patients and then we fell in love,” explained Dalton. “What’s those bite marks on your neck,” asked Anna as she stare at the bite marks. “Oh,” said Dalton, “A dog bit me.” “Oh,” said Janet. This evening at my house, I was talking to Amber on the phone. Amber is in Disneyland with her daughter Samantha & her boyfriend. “How are you,” I asked. “I’m having a great time in Disneyland,” said Amber, “I wish you was here.” “Maybe Anna & I can go next year,” I said. “So how’s your relationship with Anna,” she asked. “It’s going great,” I said, “In fact, I’m going to see her tonight.” “That’s great,” she said, “I’m glad you two are still together.” “Amber, why shouldn’t we,” I asked. “I’m not saying you two shouldn’t be together,” she said, “I’m just saying you two should celebrate your relationship.” “I know,” I said, “Well, I’ll be going now.” “Okay,” she said, “I’ll tell Samantha you say hi,” “Okay,” I said, “Bye!” “Bye,” she said as she hang up. I ran out the door and run to my van. I got in the van to start the ignition. I drove out of the driveway and head out the road. I turn on the CB radio to see if it any disturbance. “Be alert,” said the police, “There have been reports about a serial killer running loose on Eastern Shore. He was last seen in Melfa Cemetery cutting victims’ heads off. His description is tall, blonde and white. If you see this serial killer, call the police right away.” Then suddenly, I hit someone in the middle of the road. I stop the car and got out to see if that person is okay. I take a look at this person and he reveal to be a zombie. The zombie woke up and try to bite me but someone shot him in the head. I turn around and it turn out to be my old high school friend Lucas Frazee dressing like the Punisher. “You’re welcome,” said Lucas. “Lucas, is that you,” I said. “I’m afraid so,” he said, “Things had change since we graduate high school. I kill zombies and you solve creepy mysteries.” “You’re the serial killer,” I asked. “Not exactly,” he said, “You see I kill zombies for a living.” “Well I would chat with you but I got a date,” I explained. “That’s okay,” he said, “I’ll find you.” As Lucas walk away, I got in my van and drove. Twenty-minutes later at Anna’s house, Anna was wearing her black lingerie she ordered from Victoria’s Secret getting ready for her night with me. Then suddenly, someone was knocking at the door and Anna answers it. It turn out to be me. “Hi Brandon,” said Anna. “Hi Anna,” I said, “Wow! You look hot in that lingerie.” “This is the same lingerie Candice Swanepoel wore on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” she explained. “I like it,” I said as I come in and we both sat on the sofa. ‘ “Would you like some champagne,” she asked. “No thanks,” I said. “What’s the matter,” she asked. “I ran over a zombie while ago,” I explained. “You’re joking right,” she said. “No, I’m serious,” I said, “It was a real zombie and it was trying to bite me. If it wasn’t for Lucas, I would have become those zombies on ‘The Walking Dead’.” “Wait a minute,” she said, “Lucas Frazee kill zombies for a living.” “I wouldn’t believe it myself,” I said. “So Lucas is the serial killer I’ve heard on the news,” she said. “Yeah,” I said, “He save my life tonight.” “I’m very grateful that he did,” she said as she kisses me, “Oh, I forgot to tell you.” “What is it,” I said. “Sarah got married,” she said. “Really,” I said, “Who’s the lucky guy?” “His name is Dalton Ford,” she said. “How did they met,” I asked. “He was a patient of her,” she explained, “Then they fall in love and got marry all in three weeks.” “Something isn’t right about that guy,” I said. “What’s that supposed to mean,” she asked. “No one fall in love and get marry that fast,” I explained. “Who made you Dr. Phil,” she said. “Anna, that’s not what I mean,” I said. “Let me tell you something,” she said, “Who gave you the right to judge someone?” “Anna, you’re twisting my words,” I said. “I’ll twist a lot more than words,” she said, “I didn’t say anything when you have your sexual fantasy about Jennifer Lopez because I trust you. I did not say anything about your past relationships because it was before you & me. I even comfort you when Amanda die because I know you love her. But when I told you about Sarah marry a good man, you just had to play detective.” Then Anna got up and walk to the door. “Anna, you’re overreacting,” I said as she open the door. “Brandon, you’re a sexist jerk and I want you to leave,” she said. “Fine,” I said as I got up and walk out the door, “I know when I’m not welcome.” Then Anna shut the door and she was furious. The next morning, I was still sleeping in my house when someone was knocking at the door. Therefore, I got up and walk out of the bedroom. I went to the kitchen hoping it was Anna at the door. I open the door and it turned out to be Justin, Channin, Becky, Sam, Irene & Ashley. “Hey Brandon,” said Justin as I let them in. “How was your date last night,” asked Irene. “Not good,” I said. “What’s wrong,” said Ashley. “First of all, I ran over a zombie last night,” I explained. “You’re kidding,” said Sam. “No, I’m serious,” I said, “The zombie was trying to bite me but Lucas shot him in the head.” “Hold up,” said Justin, “You mean to say that Lucas Frazee is the serial killer who’ve been cutting people’s heads off in cemeteries.” “Actually, he kill zombies for a living,” I explained. “Wow,” said Channin. “Is this the ‘not good’ part,” asked Becky. “No,” I said, “The ‘not good’ part is the Anna Womble problem.” “What happened,” said Justin. “We got into a fight last night,” I said. “What was the fight about,” asked Sam. “Do you remember Sarah Stewart,” I asked. “Yes,” said Sam. “Well she got married three weeks ago,” I said. “Really,” said Justin, “Three weeks ago, we were dealing with a killer dummy that want to kill Amber & Samantha.” “Yes I know,” I said. “Well, what started the fight,” asked Channin. “I put my big foot in my mouth,” I explained, “I told Anna something isn’t right about Sarah’s husband and then she got mad at me. So she throw me out of her house but not before she let me have it.” “You know your problem is you don’t know anything about relationships,” said Ashley. “Ashley is right,” said Irene, “You had to learn how to let Anna breathe a little.” “If you’re going to be in a relationship, you’re going to had to realize the woman is always right,” explained Becky. “Brandon, why won’t you just apologize to Anna,” said Justin, “Besides, you two don’t want to end up like your parents.” “Justin, my parents split when I was 4,” I explained. “Well, don’t repeat your parents’ mistake,” said Ashley. “Okay,” I said, “I’ll go and apologize to Anna.” I got up and went out the door when suddenly, I saw Lucas standing beside my van. “What are you doing here,” I asked. “Looking for you,” said Lucas, “I told you I’ll find you.” “What do you want,” I asked. “I want to hire you to solve a creepy mystery,” said Lucas. Then suddenly, the Rat Pack came out of the house and saw Lucas. “Brandon, who is he,” said Ashley, “And why does he dresses like the Punisher?” “Guys, this is Lucas Frazee,” said Justin. “Thanks for introducing me Justin,” said Lucas, “I believe I know who you are Sam Longstreet, Irene Torres, Ashley Aigner, Channin Sanford & Becky Stewart.” “All right Lucas,” I said, “Why do you want to hire me?” “Because I can’t stop these zombies by myself,” explained Lucas, “And besides, you can solve this creepy mystery faster than any other detective.” “All right,” I said, “But my friends will come with us. You’ll do what I say and I’ll drive.” “Okay,” said Lucas as he got in my van, “You’re the boss.” Therefore, the Rat Pack & I got in the van and I start the ignition. “Nice van,” said Lucas. “Thank you,” I said as I drove out of the driveway. Fifteen minutes later, we arrive at Eastern Shore Community College so I can apologize to Anna. “Why are we stopping at a college,” asked Lucas. “Because Anna is the expert on supernatural,” I said, “We can use her help.” “Don’t you have another expert on supernatural,” said Lucas. “Unfortunately, Mr. McManus is away on a science convention,” explained Justin. “I’ll be right back,” I said. “And remember Brandon, the woman is always right,” said Becky. “Right,” I said as I got out of the van and then Lucas got out of the van. “Okay,” said Lucas, “Lead the way.” “What are you doing,” I asked. “I’m going with you,” said Lucas. “Like hell you are,” I said. “Relax Brandon,” said Lucas, “I’m not going to interfere with your romantic dilemma. Think of me as your guardian angel.” Therefore, we went inside the building. Meanwhile, Anna was in her classroom watching an episode of “Daredevil” on Netflix from her laptop. Then suddenly, someone was knocking at the door. “Come in,” said Anna. Then suddenly, someone open the door and it turned out to be Lucas & me. “Hi Anna,” I said. “Oh it’s you,” said Anna. “Man, she’s really mad at you,” said Lucas. “Who is this guy,” said Anna, “And why is he dresses like the Punisher?” “This is Lucas Frazee,” I introduced her to him. “So you’re the zombie killer,” she said. “That’s right,” he said as he walked toward her, “It’s nice to meet someone who’s as beautiful as you.” “Thank you,” said Anna. “Hey, you get Netflix,” said Lucas. “Yes I do,” she said. “I use to watch all kind of shows on Netflix,” he said. “So what bring you here with him,” she said. “Well I’m helping Brandon on a creepy mystery,” he explained. “Really,” she said, “Does it involve zombies?” “Yes,” he said. “Brandon, we need to talk alone,” she said. “Lucas,” I said. “Don’t worry,” he said, “I’ll be in the hallway.” Lucas left the classroom leaving Anna & I alone. “Brandon, I want to apologize to you for last night,” she said as she walked toward me, “I’ve felt bad about the way we fight after you left.” “Anna, you’re right,” I said, “I shouldn’t judge Sarah’s husband like that.” “No Brandon,” she said, “I shouldn’t lost my temper like that. I keep forgetting my boyfriend is Monk.” “Trust me,” I said, “I’m nothing like Monk.” “Brandon, I hate it when we fight,” she said, “It brought out the worst of us.” “I know,” I said, “I don’t want us to end up like my parents when they broke up.” “Me either,” she said, “I even wore my black summer dress today because I know you like it.” “You’re right,” I said, “I do like it.” Then I grab her and kiss her. “Brandon, don’t you have a creepy mystery to solve,” she said. “Oh yeah,” I said, “Anna, we need your expertise on this case.” “Well, I guess I can help you & your sidekick take down zombies,” she said. “Lucas is not my sidekick,” I said, “He’s hiring me to solve a creepy mystery.” “Okay,” she said as she kiss me, “As soon as I knock off from college, I’ll drove by and join you on your hunt for zombies.” “Wait a minute,” I said as I open the door and let Lucas back in. “So you two kiss and make up,” he said. “Everything is good,” I said, “Anna will be joining us after she finishes teaching.” “Great,” he said, “We’ll be in the Belle Haven Cemetery.” “I’ll be there,” she said. “Okay,” I said as Lucas & I exit the classroom. Few minutes later, we were driving on the highway when suddenly we stopped at Shore Stop to get some gas for my van. “I’ll go inside and pay for the gas,” I said, “Justin; you’ll fill up the van.” “Okay,” said Justin. So Justin & I got out of the van and suddenly, Ashley & Lucas got out. “What are you doing,” I said. “I’m coming with you,” said Lucas. “Oh boy,” said Justin. “Brandon, I need to go to the bathroom,” said Ashley. “All right,” I said as Lucas, Ashley & I went inside the building. We were inside the building when suddenly; we notice there was no cashier at the counter. “HELLO,” I yelled. “I’ll just find the bathroom,” said Ashley as she left me alone with Lucas. Lucas & I went to the counter and we saw a dead body. I check his pulse and he was dead. In fact, it look like half of his head was bit off. “He’s dead,” I said, “And half of his head was bit off.” “A zombie must had been here,” said Lucas as he took out his gun. “I’ll take out the security tape and take it to Anna,” I said as I took out the security tape from the VCR. “Good idea,” he said when suddenly, we heard Ashley screams. So we ran to the women’s bathroom when Ashley came out. “What happened,” I asked. “A zombie was trying to kill me,” said Ashley, “She’s still in the bathroom.” “I’ll handle this,” said Lucas as he went inside the bathroom. Lucas saw the zombie eating a woman’s head. Then suddenly, the zombie look up as saw Lucas. Lucas shot the zombie in the head and kill her in the process. Lucas walk out of the bathroom leaving two dead bodies. Few minutes later, we arrive at Belle Haven Cemetery where an old friend was bury. “Okay Lucas,” I said, “Why you didn’t tell us zombies eat human brains?” “Because I chose not to bring it up,” said Lucas. “Damn it Lucas,” said Irene, “Ashley would have gotten kill by a zombie.” “Yeah,” said Sam. “Okay Lucas,” said Justin, “It’s time to give us the full detail.” “I don’t had to give you anything,” said Lucas. “Lucas, you hire me to solve this creepy mystery,” I said, “At least you can do is to tell us what we are dealing with.” “All right,” said Lucas, “I’m hunting down a creature known as the Zombie King. He is the one responsible for bringing dead people to life. He used to be human until he met a demon named Mephisto and he was transform into a zombie by the extraterrestrial demon. However, the Zombie King can appear in human form and he have bite-marks on his neck.” “Have you ever went up against the Zombie King face-to-face,” I asked. “No,” said Lucas, “I’ve search all over the world to find his secret identity. I even though Rob Zombie was the Zombie King at one point.” “What make you kill zombies,” asked Becky. “Two years ago, I was in Paris with my girlfriend,” explained Lucas, “We were riding downtown when we accidentally hit someone. Then we got out of the car to see if he is all right. The man turns out to be a zombie and he bit my girlfriend on her right hand. Then I bash his head with a crowbar and he was dead. Over the next 24 hours, my girlfriend starts to change due to the infection. When she was about to turn into a zombie completely, she aim the gun at her head and told me she loved me. Then she blow her brain out in front of me. After I bury her, I pledge myself to rid the world of zombies.” “I’m sorry,” I said, “I lost someone I care about too. She was kill by a werewolf. She was going to be my wife.” “I didn’t know,” said Lucas, “She must be very special to you.” “She was,” I said. “You know what the hardest part is,” said Lucas, “I just let my girlfriend kill herself and did nothing to prevent it.” “We didn’t belong bury a friend of ours a few months ago,” said Justin. “Take me to her grave,” said Lucas as we got out of the van. We walked to Rebecca Clayton’s grave under the name “Kirianne Bird”. Then suddenly, we discovers her body was dug out and it was missing. “Someone dig her grave,” said Channin. “But how,” said Justin. “The Zombie King must have took the body,” said Lucas, “He dug out bodies from graves and revive them as zombies.” “Hey Lucas,” I said, “You say the Zombie King got a bite-mark on his neck. “Two bite-marks,” said Lucas. “I’ll better call Anna,” I said as I took out my cell phone and call her. I dial her cell phone number and all I get was her voice mail. “No dice,” said Sam. “All I get was her voicemail,” I said. “Don’t worry about it,” said Ashley, “She’ll call back.” “Why do you want to call Anna,” asked Becky. “Because I think I know who the Zombie King is,” I explained. “Who,” said Lucas. “Dalton Ford,” I said. “You mean Sarah’s new husband,” said Justin. “Brandon, you don’t know if her husband is the Zombie King,” explained Irene. “And besides, you haven’t even met him,” said Ashley. “They have a point,” said Lucas, “However, I will test your theory and I would like to meet this Dalton Ford to do so.” “I’ll see if Anna can persuade Sarah & Dalton to have a double date,” I said. “You & Anna on a double date,” said Sam. “Well Anna want me to be like a normal boyfriend,” I said, “So I might as well prove to her I can be a normal boyfriend instead of a creepy mystery writer.” “I’m with Sam,” said Channin, “Double dating is not your style unless you & Anna want to double date with me & Becky.” Then suddenly, my cell phone was ringing and I answer it. “Hello,” I answered. “Brandon, it’s me,” said Anna, “I got hung up teaching class. I’m sorry.” “That’s all right,” I said, “Anna, I was wondering if you would come by my house and invite Sarah & her husband over.” “Sure,” she said, “I’m glad you & I made up because I was going to go Angela Bassett on you.” “Anyway, Rebecca Clayton’s body is gone,” I said. “You mean someone took Kirianne’s body from her grave,” she said. “Well according to Lucas, a zombie known as the Zombie King turns her body into a zombie,” I explained, “I’ll better find her before she kill someone. I’ll go to her house and see if she’s there.” “I’ll go by Riverside Shore Rehabilitation Center and see if she have visit her mother,” she said. “All right,” I said, “I’ll see you later.” “Okay,” she said, “Bye.” Then she hung up and I put away my cell phone. “I’m going to find Kirianne,” I said. “I’ll go with you,” said Justin. “Becky & I will go with you,” said Channin. “Oh Brandon,” said Lucas as he gave me some kind of vaccine in a bottle, “This is an antivirus. This is supposed to cure a victim who had been turn into a zombie. I took it from a mad scientist who conduct dangerous experiments.” “What was his name,” I asked. “Dr. Pretorius,” said Lucas, “But I’ve heard he’s dead on a mysterious island.” “He is,” I said, “I will use it on Kirianne.” “Well you better not miss,” said Lucas as Justin, Channin, Becky & I got in the van and drove away from the cemetery. Then suddenly, Sam, Ashley & Irene saw a zombie coming out of the grave. “Lucas,” said Sam, “There’s a zombie.” Lucas run to the zombie and use a sword to cut his head off. “Hey, I didn’t know you have a sword,” said Irene. “Well sometimes the pen is mightier than the sword,” said Lucas. Then Lucas took out his gun and shot the zombie’s head. “Eat your heart out ‘The Walking Dead’,” said Ashley. Fifteen minutes later, Justin, Channin, Becky & I arrive at Rebecca Clayton’s (a.k.a. Kirianne Bird) house in Jamesville. We have got out of the van and went inside the house. We search the house when suddenly, someone jump Justin. It turned out to be a zombie but not just a zombie…. It was Rebecca Clayton. She was trying to bite Justin but I grab her and pour the antivirus in her mouth. “Let’s hope Lucas is right,” I said as I got off her. The antivirus cause Rebecca’s body to change and turn her back into her human self. “My God,” said Justin as he got up, “The antivirus did work after all.” I went to Rebecca and look at her when suddenly she woke up. “Brandon,” said Rebecca, “Am I dreaming?” “No,” I said, “You’re alive! So should I call you Rebecca or Kirianne?” “If you don’t mind, I prefer you to call me Rebecca,” said Rebecca, “Kirianne Bird was just an alias I use to hide from my past.” “Do you remember anything,” I asked as I help her up. “I remember you, Micah, CJ, Amber, Justin, Daryl, Steven, Anna & Sam,” said Rebecca, “I even remember helping you solve creepy mysteries.” “Welcome back,” I said. “It’s good to be back,” said Rebecca as we hugged. “I’m glad you’re back,” said Justin as he hugged both of us. “This is a happy moment,” said Becky. “Yes it is,” said Channin. This afternoon, the gang were at my house celebrating Rebecca coming back from the dead. “I can’t believe it’s actually you,” said Sam. “Well it’s me,” said Rebecca. “I’m glad you came back,” said Irene as she hugged her, “I guess I had to call you Rebecca.” “Well I think we should let Kirianne Bird rest in peace,” said Rebecca. “I agree,” said Anna, “And besides, it’s against the law to change your name illegally.” “Yeah,” said Justin, “And since Micah, Steven, Daryl & CJ took a break, its best that we wait until it’s the right time to tell them.” “What about Amber,” said Anna, “She should know about this.” “You’re right,” I said, “Rebecca, why won’t you dial Amber’s cell phone number and tell her the good news.” “Okay,” said Rebecca as she pick up the telephone and dial Amber’s cell phone number. “I need to talk to you,” I said. “Sure,” said Anna as we went outside where Lucas was sitting on the porch. “I didn’t think the antivirus work,” said Lucas, “I just took it from Dr. Pretorius.” “We’re glad that you did,” said Anna. Then Lucas got up and walk toward us. “The antivirus was supposed to knock out the T-cell that turns people into zombies,” explained Lucas, “Therefore, Rebecca Clayton is now a permanent human.” “So how did you know it would work,” she asked. “Dr. Pretorius told me when I aim a shotgun at his forehead,” he explained, “I was going to use the antivirus to bring my girlfriend back to life but he says it wouldn’t work if she die with a bullet in her brain.” “Why did you give it to me,” I asked. “Because I believe Rebecca Clayton deserves a second chance,” he explained, “It was too late for my girlfriend but it’s not too late for her.” “So Brandon, what do you want to talk to me about,” she asked. “It’s about Dalton Ford,” I said. “Oh boy,” she said. “I think he’s a zombie,” I said. “WHAT,” she yelled. “Anna, I know it sound crazy but he’s the only suspect,” I explained. “Brandon, I think you had lost your mind,” she said. “Anna, you’ve got to believe me,” I said, “Lucas says the Zombie King have two bite-marks on his neck.” “Wait a minute,” she said, “Did you say bite-marks?” “Yes,” I said. “Dalton Ford have two bite-marks on his neck,” she explained. “Then he is the Zombie King,” he said. “Oh no,” she said, “That mean Sarah Stewart is married to a zombie.” “Did you invite them over for dinner tonight,” I asked. “Yes,” she said. “Good,” I said, “That’s way I can finally meet Dalton Ford a.k.a. the Zombie King.” Then suddenly, Rebecca came out the door and walk toward me. “Brandon, Amber want to talk to you,” said Rebecca, “She wants to know how did I came back from the dead.” “Rebecca, I want to ask you something,” I said. “Okay,” said Rebecca. “Did you remember a creature called the Zombie King,” I asked. “To be honest I don’t remember being dead,” said Rebecca, “I’m sorry.” “That’s all right,” I said, “The reason why I ask is because Sarah’s new husband could be the Zombie King.” “Sarah got married,” asked Rebecca. “Yes,” said Anna, “And my boyfriend want to expose my friend’s husband as the Zombie King tonight.” “Brandon, do be careful,” said Rebecca. “I will,” I said. “And I’ll make sure he’ll be careful,” said Lucas. “You’re staying for dinner,” said Anna. “Don’t worry,” said Lucas, “You won’t even know that I’m here.” “Oh great,” said Anna. “I’ll better talk to Amber,” I said as Rebecca & I went back inside. This evening, Anna & I were having dinner at my house with Sarah & Dalton. “That was a delicious meal,” said Sarah, “I’ve forgot how good of a cook you are.” “And there’s plenty of more where that came from,” I said. “So Brandon, how did you learn how to cook,” asked Dalton. “My aunt taught me,” I said. “So where’s your aunt,” asked Dalton. “She’s living in Richmond with her husband,” I said. “Oh,” said Sarah, “You never told me about your aunt when we were dating.” “So Dalton, what kind of work you do for a living,” asked Anna. “Why do you ask,” asked Dalton. “Because I would like to know,” said Anna. “Anna, maybe my husband doesn’t want to talk about his job,” said Sarah. “Why not,” I said, “I told him what I do for a living. I write & solve creepy mysteries. Anna & I don’t keep secrets from each other.” “He’s right,” said Anna. “Anna, what had gotten into the both of you,” said Sarah. “I’m sorry Sarah,” said Anna, “But Brandon had been working on this case lately and he assume that Dalton is a zombie.” Then Sarah & Dalton starts laughing. “What’s so funny,” I asked. “You’re so funny,” said Sarah as she still laughing. “I’m going to get some air,” I said as I walk out the kitchen and went outside. “You hurt his feeling,” said Anna. “I’m sorry but there’s no way my husband could be a zombie,” said Sarah. “I’ll better check on him,” said Anna as she got up from the kitchen table and went outside. “Where did she get these boyfriends,” asked Dalton. “I don’t know,” said Sarah. Then suddenly, Lucas came in the kitchen with a bottle of boiling acid. “Hello,” said Lucas. “Who are you,” asked Dalton. “My name is Lucas Frazee,” Lucas introduces himself to them, “I’m assisting Brandon on his case. I’m also a zombie slayer.” “You kill zombies,” asked Sarah. “Every damn day,” said Lucas. “Brandon never told me about you,” said Sarah, “So how come you’re carrying a bottle of boiling acid.” “May I,” said Lucas as he sat in the kitchen table with Sarah & Dalton. Meanwhile, Anna & I were outside sitting on the porch. “Brandon, can you just face the fact that you could be wrong,” said Anna. “I don’t understand,” I said, “He have two bite-marks on his neck like Lucas says.” “Brandon, Lucas is just a lost soul who’s taking his vengeance out on every zombies he sees,” she explained, “And now, he’s dragging you in the same path he’s on.” “Anna, I know it sounds crazy but Dalton Ford is the Zombie King,” I said. “You are not going to make it like it was last night,” she said. “What about last night,” I said. Then suddenly, we heard Sarah screams and we ran back inside the house. Suddenly, we saw Dalton holding his face and I notice Lucas use a bottle of boiling acid at him. “Lucas, what did you do,” asked Anna. “That psycho tries to kill my husband,” said Sarah. Then suddenly, Rebecca came in the kitchen and saw Dalton holding his face. “What happened,” asked Rebecca. “Rebecca, come close to me,” I said as Rebecca ran to me. “YOU SON OF A BITCH,” yelled Sarah, “YOU’VE JUST DISFIGURE MY HUSBAND!” “I’ve just save your life,” said Lucas. Then suddenly, Dalton got up and reveal himself to be a zombie. “Oh my God,” said Sarah as she faints. “You were right Brandon,” said Lucas, “He is the Zombie King.” “You dare try to kill the Zombie King,” said the Zombie King, “There will be other zombies and someone else will take my place if you kill me.” “Your zombies cause me someone very special to me,” said Lucas as he took out his sword, “And since then, I’ve pledge myself to rid the world of all zombies including you.” “You think you can stop the dead with your one man’s war,” said the Zombie King, “If you kill me, someone will take my place and carry on the movement.” “Perhaps,” said Lucas as he cut off the head of the Zombie King with his sword. Then Anna ran to Sarah to help her up. “Is he dead,” asked Rebecca. “No,” said Lucas as he stabbed his sword to the Zombie King’s head, “Now he’s dead!” “What happened,” said Sarah as she starts to wake up. “I’m afraid you have been married to a zombie for three weeks,” explained Anna. “I can’t believe it,” cried Sarah, “Every man I touch turns to stone.” “Sarah, there are other men out there,” said Rebecca, “Don’t give up on love now.” “There’s always Match.com,” said Lucas. “Not helping Lucas,” I said. “You don’t understand,” cried Sarah, “All my life I want someone to grow old with. Now I have found someone, he turned out to be a zombie. I’m just tired of being alone.” Then Sarah ran out the kitchen door crying. “Well I get you’re mad at me,” I said. “Well part of me is angry at you for exposing Sarah’s husband as the Zombie King,” said Anna as she walked toward me, “And part of me is glad that you did because I knew you were right.” “Hey I help out too,” said Lucas. “Of course you did,” said Rebecca. The next morning, I got up out of bed and I went to the dining room to check on Rebecca since she does not want to go back to her house yet. Anyway, I catch her watching “Are You Being Served?” on TV. “Good morning,” I said as she turned around and saw me. “Good morning,” said Rebecca, “Come sit beside me.” “Okay,” I said as I sat beside her. “Brandon, I hope you’ll understand why I don’t want to move back to my old house,” she said. “I understand,” I said, “It have some painful memories for you including when you stalk by a hound and possess by a demon.” “Yeah,” she said. “What are you going to do,” I asked. “I don’t know,” she said, “I don’t know how I can restart my life as Rebecca Clayton.” “Well I have a suggestion,” I said, “Come back to the Rat Pack and you can move in with me.” “I’ll be honor,” she said as she hugged me, “We can be roommates.” Then suddenly, someone was knocking at the door and I walk to the kitchen door. I open it and it turns out to be Lucas. “Lucas, what are you doing here,” I asked. “I came to say thank you for all your help,” said Lucas, “And I also came to tell you I’m leaving to continue my one man’s war against zombies.” “Well if you ever want to join the Rat Pack, you membership will still wait for you,” I said. “I like that but I can’t do this now,” he said, “I must continue my war against zombies just like you must continue solving creepy mysteries.” So Lucas & I shake hands. “I’ll take my leave,” he said. “You take care,” I said. “Always,” he said as he walk off the porch and got on his motorcycle. I watch him rode out of the driveway when Rebecca show up. “Do you think we’ll see him again,” asked Rebecca. “Perhaps,” I said, “Perhaps not.” And so Lucas Frazee rode out to continue his one man’s war against zombies all over the world. After discovering her husband is the Zombie King, Sarah decides to see a psychologist of her own. With Rebecca Clayton back from the dead and back in the Rat Pack, everything seems right again. It will be somewhat interesting having Rebecca for a roommate. I hope Anna is not the jealous type but I will leave that question mark for another story.


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