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His breathe nearly killed me. It smelled like broccoli, cigarettes, anchovies, onions, with a hint of… lavender? What? He grabbed me, causing me to drop my bat. He was pushing me towards the other zombies, but I started pushing back and then I kneed him in the stomach and flipped him on his side. I put my foot on the side of his face and smashed his head in like a grapefruit. I looked over at David, who was doing just fine. Because he had a machete and decapitating zombies are easier to do with a machete than a bat. I turned and went for my bat, but a zombie fell from the ceiling and landed on my back. He pulled my head to the side and bit down. Hard.

“AAAAAGGGGGGHHHH!!!!” I screamed as the pain felt was sent through my entire body. His teeth ripping apart my neck like it was a piece of chicken, yes I went there. I spun around, desperately trying to get him off of me, but I couldn’t shake him. I felt the wind blow past my face as the zombie released its grip and fell on the floor. I covered my wound and looked at the zombie with a machete sticking out of his head. David.

“I got the lock!” I heard Ariana yell faintly. If that makes any sense. Suddenly, the world was spinning and I felt woozy. I fell to my knees and then I fell on the ground, the darkness creeping from every corner of my eyes.

“Riker!” I heard David say as he grabbed my arm and pulled me back towards the door. “Ariana, leave! Now!” Being dragged across a dirty, glass filled ground wasn’t as painful as I thought, to be honest. Maybe because I was on the verge of death was the reason I didn’t feel anything. They dragged me in the back door that led to an alley and slammed it shut on the zombies. They then placed those large dumpster things on the door so they couldn’t get out. David propped me on the wall and I slid down on the dirty, mucky floor.

“Riker, what’s wrong?” Amari asked me with concern.

“He’s been bit.” David answered for me. I smiled weakly.

“No…” Ariana said.

“What does that mean?” Amari asked them. “Can’t we just put a band aid over it?”

“We can, but he’ll still die.” David. Always so blunt.

“No he won’t. Don’t say that!” Amari yelled. I grabbed her arm and shushed her.

“Don’t be so loud, Amari.” I said in a soft whisper. “You’ll wake the dead.” I pointed at the end of the alley where there were bodies piled up. They started twitching and jerking, but they weren’t exactly moving. “You guys go, okay? I’ll be fine.”

“Riker, I’m not leaving you.” Amari said.

“Me neither.” Ariana seconded.

“Riker,” David handed me his machete. “whenever you’re ready.” I know what he wanted me to do. I had to do it for the sake of them. And me.

Ariana took the machete from my hand and threw it on the ground. It clanged loudly, causing the other zombies to twitch even harder. “He’s not going to kill himself. What makes you think that he’ll change into one of the zombies?”

“That’s how it always is.” David answered. “Whenever you get bit, you turn. We’re putting ourselves in danger if we take him with us.”

“We’re not leaving him.” Amari said tersely. “He’s my brother. I won’t leave him.”

This is the part where I passed out again because of the loss of blood and I felt so cold. So cold and… hungry. 

Submitted: February 13, 2014

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Oh no! RICKER! :,( don't die! Don't turn into a zombie! Need ... An... Update...

Thu, February 13th, 2014 10:30pm


Lol Ricker? Lol. And yeah, I'm working on it.

Thu, February 13th, 2014 2:34pm


Omg stupid autocorrect :( I'm so sorry about that. Riker, I do know your name.

Thu, February 13th, 2014 10:36pm


It's fine. And Riker isn't my name. Lulz.

Thu, February 13th, 2014 2:36pm


What da fruck!!! My niqqa about to turn into a zombie NOOO!!!!! If only Michael Jackson were there he could have prevented this by keeping the zombies dancing :(. ~Poetic

Sat, February 15th, 2014 3:22am


That was literally how I was gonna kill off one of his future friends.

Fri, February 14th, 2014 9:37pm

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