The Long Road Home

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

She had been at work when then world broke out into chaos and her little town of Lakeside, Washington was turned into a war zone. Something had turned most of the population into rage filled monsters. Somehow Page Ina Gallagher, Pig for short needs to find the courage to leave her safe haven and risk being the monster's next victim to get to her cabin in New York.

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The Long Road Home

She had been at work when then world broke out into chaos and her little town of Lakeside, Washington was turned into a war zone. Something had turned most of the population into rage filled monsters. Somehow Page Ina Gallagher, Pig for short needs to find the courage to leave her safe haven and risk being the monster's next victim to get to her cabin in New York.

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Pig woke with a start. She got to her feet and looked around panicked not knowing where she was. A thump made her heart jump into her thr... Read Chapter

She looked out window of the front door. The streets were clear and everything seemed quiet and peaceful. Pig knew leaving the store now ... Read Chapter

Pig closed her eyes after she let go of the oars. She sat fighting to catch her breath. The last hour she had pressed herself to her limi... Read Chapter

She been in the middle of reading a romance novel she had found under the register, when the banging on the gate stopped and the three mo... Read Chapter

The group gathered around the campfire sitting in lawn chairs. Pig noticed someone had added a chair just for her. Martha handed her a bo... Read Chapter

‘Wicked!’ Daniel said wide eyed as Pig entered the camp carrying five good sized steelhead on a sting. It was more than enough to fee... Read Chapter

‘I’m bored’ Daniel wined annoyed. Pig smiled shaking her head. ‘This road sucks; there is nothing to look at.’ She agreed. This... Read Chapter

Pig was happy to see Burkton come into sight. The sign for the south junction was off in the distance. Bret had made the last three days ... Read Chapter

‘You never have to be a victim of anyone Page.’ She heard her mother say. Pig flinched surprised at sudden memory. She was ten and ha... Read Chapter

It was not until late the next day that the woods had been quiet enough where she felt safe leaving the tree. The first thing Page did wa... Read Chapter

In the morning when the boy woke, Page let him help her make up enough oatmeal for everyone. She woke Jeremy and his little brother. Rodg... Read Chapter

(Author’s note: Yeah, there is no chapter 13. Call me superstitious.) Page was happy to get back on the road. Before the last stop,... Read Chapter

Kidd hunched down behind a car just as Page told him to. He peeked over the hood and watched the woman head for the gas station where Jer... Read Chapter

Page sat in a chair in the sick room the next day. She was going through their supplies to see what they were running low on. Kidd entere... Read Chapter

Page frowned looking over the superstore plaza. Everything here was quiet other than the natural sounds. Even the smell was not that bad.... Read Chapter

Page woke with a start. Something was wrong, a noise that was out of place. She looked over to Kidd. He was awake as well and staring tow... Read Chapter

Page watched the empty streets through the glass door of the superstore. She and the other guards were waiting for Harry to come back for... Read Chapter

‘I’m sorry’ it was spoken so low Page thought she had imagined Kidd speaking. They had made camp off the interstate in a hotel room... Read Chapter

Page yawned so hard her jaw popped. She rubbed her eyes and crawled out of the sleeping bag. A quick glace told her Kidd was still out co... Read Chapter

She knew she was dreaming. There was no other way she could be back in the storefront in Burkton. Crouched in the corner trying not to mo... Read Chapter

‘Can we stop?’ Carrol panted near noon. Page glanced to them and saw the four were plastered in sweat and looking beat. They had been... Read Chapter

A shriek of rage woke her. Page looked around worried and found the whole group near the edge of the canopy looking over. Page crawled ov... Read Chapter

Page kept low as she slipped through the garden toward the house. She had left Kidd and Sam in the tree as she made her way through the r... Read Chapter

Page let out a deep sigh and rubbed her forehead. The headache was getting worse. They had dropped off the survivors from the house witho... Read Chapter

When Page woke, she thought she was still dreaming. The sky was passing by overhead and she was bobbing as if she was floating on a raft.... Read Chapter

Page looked around the area in awe. The pond Mouth had sent them too, was south of the interstate and deep in the woods. The area around ... Read Chapter

The next few days grew warmer and there were less rippers seen in the woods. Page was relieved by that. She had noticed ever since they l... Read Chapter

‘We will keep in contact.’ Ty told them as his group was preparing to move out. ‘As soon as the lab is cleaned out and Theo has wha... Read Chapter

Jimbo led the two out and pointed out a few of the houses they past, naming their owners. ‘All these people were living here when the w... Read Chapter

Page was not sure if is she wanted to laugh or cry. Kidd stared at her with big eyes and a look only a heartless bastard could ignore. ... Read Chapter

Before the fall, Page had hatted parties and gatherings. She had felt awkward and had never been good at small talk. Therefore, when Vivi... Read Chapter

Page rotated her left arm to loosen her shoulder up. She had already done the stretches Harrison had taught her. The physical therapy had... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Five

She could only sit and stare in wide-eyed wonder as Sara moved around the islander’s little camp. The woman had set up a make shift eme... Read Chapter

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‘Page?’ Page looked to Kidd who was walking beside her. They had been on the road for over an hour and neither had spoken. She had li... Read Chapter

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Page was happy that the days passed with no drama or trouble. Ty called nearly every day again keeping her up to date on the events in th... Read Chapter

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Page shook her head worried. The behemoth was showing no signs of improvement and the rippers outside had the stone building surrounded. ... Read Chapter

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Romeo followed as the group left the old library and returned to the road. Occasionally, he would let out a loud bellow. Not trapped in a... Read Chapter

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'Page!’ Kidd’s panicked call woke her instantly from sleep. She rolled to the right and the baseball bat slammed into the ground wher... Read Chapter

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Leaving Connor behind in Sader had been harder than Page had thought it would be. The man’s calm demeanor and laid back attitude had be... Read Chapter

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‘I want to go with you.’ Kidd signed to her before she could set him on the cart. ‘I want to meet this areas halflings. They are co... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Mouth sat before his bank of computers, monitors and radios staring worried at the stretch on I90 where Page and Kidd had last been seen.... Read Chapter