How it all started was pretty unbelievable, A one person just wanted to try and cure HIV, A good deed that would turn all of Washington into hell.
I was sitting in my room trying out the new Left 4 Dead game, just beat the first level when I heard a scream, not several just one faint little scream. I thought nothing of it really, went back to my game and thought maybe someone saw a spider. Living on a campus there tended to be a lot of false alarms and dumb pranks so I tried never to get involved. But soon after that people were breaking down my door and shining bright lights in my face and yelling “Were you bitten?” and “Did you come in contact with any blood?” I was in shock, partly because I was just about to get a seriously awesome kill on a tank but they had to come barging into my room and grabbed me. They took blood, and I faintly heard someone say “She’s Clear” after they heard that they put me down and said come with us. I was pretty sure it was just a really elaborate prank so I was going to say “bite me” and go back to my game but than I heard more people some freaking out, others asking why this was happening, one guy even ran yelling “You wont take me alive” I knew there was something wrong and I needed to know what. I grabbed my jacket and a back pack of things I thought I would need. As I started for outside I saw it…A freshly killed corpse, one shot right to the head right where I would try to get a zombie in the game, at first I wanted to scream, but then I just laughed, I figured I was dreaming that I just fell asleep while playing the game and it got to my head ( wouldn’t be the first time) but when I pinched myself it really hurt so I knew I wasn’t dreaming, I wanted to freak out but I kept my cool and kept walking. I was escorted to a vehicle along with 5 other people. Erica who is your typical 5’6” thin blonde, with perfect everything was fixing her makeup while Greg a nerd film major with thick black glasses and crazy red hair filmed her and asked her questions like “what do you believe is going on?” She said in her simply annoying voice ” That’s simple, the government wants us to help them against a terrorist attack.” I wanted to smack her.
I knew that this was no terrorist attack but the beginning of the one thing everyone took very lightly, The zombie apocalypse but we had nothing to fear, it seemed to be under control, or so I really wanted to think. I was wrong of course, turns out that over 300 people had already been infected and that the government had barricaded the whole city off and was not letting anyone out unless they were cleared, Unfortunately it turned out that our driver, was scratched and slowly started to turn right in front of us. As I watched this man cough up blood and gasp for air, I knew there was nothing I could do, I wasn’t even CPR trained, I failed the course twice. Everyone else was running around like chickens with their heads cut off, except this one guy, I had never seen him before he had dark brown hair and bright blue eyes that sparkled even in the darkness, (Yes I was crushing; crushing hard.) As I watched him, he stood their calm, watching as if he was waiting for this man to die like he knew what he had to do if the driver arose wanting to eat every one of us. I didn’t hear anymore gasping so I quickly took my eyes off of the mysterious hunk and planted my sight on the now dead driver, but he was no dead for long at all. It took 5 minutes for him to open his eyes which were now white and glazed over, he didn’t just gradually sit up, he looked at me and jumped up as if I was a happy meal he really was craving, I was stuck, in shock of literally seeing a dead person get up and come at me, as if it was just a movie. He was no more than 5 inches from almost getting to me when I heard a loud noise as if a batter in a baseball game just hit a ball coming at him at 50mph. I watched as the the driver fell to the group and could see his skull was shattered, and the back of his head completely smashed in and bloody. I looked up from the drivers now really dead body at the hunky mystery man who had a bloody metal bat in his hands still in the batting stance, He looked at me and said, My name’s T.J and your welcome. I had wanted to just run up and kiss this man, this man who just saved me from being a meal to that zombie, but I held it together and just said my names Kaity. I asked him how he knew that was going to happen, and why he was prepared, He told me that he was walking back to his dorm from staying late at the batting cages when he saw a girl eating her roommate, He watched as she took bite after bite of the girls meaty flesh and as he ran up to her and pounded her head in several times, he knew that she was probably not the only one and that he needed to go and save other people from becoming a value meal. The others ran off except for Erica, Greg, a hysterical girl who was just walking back and forth saying “were going to die” over and over again, her brother who was just trying to get her to calm down, T.J and myself. I asked T.J what he thought we should do and he looked at me and said “grab anything you can use as a weapon and aim for the head, Were going to get the fuck out of this town.”