Rolling over, my hand starts beating against the bed. Opening one eye slowly, I manage to locate my phone under the pillow. Reaching under, I slide out and see Alex is calling.
“Hello?” Answering in a groggy voice.
“Hey love, I'm getting off work in a few hours. I need you to head to the store and stock up on items. That meteorite has caused people to go in a panic and there clearing our stores. Just grab emergency items and head back home. The stores here in town are a mad house so the ones close by you should be ok right now.” I sit up in a panic while rubbing my eyes. What does he mean the stores are being cleared out. That worried feeling in my gut returned as I rush out of bed and started to get dressed.
“Ok, I'll leave now. Be careful on your way home. Are you working tomorrow?”
“For right now yea. Hopefully they call it off but I won't know till tomorrow.”
“Ok, I love you and I'll call you when I get back.”
“I love you too, be careful.” And we hung up.
Running around the house gathering the things I will need and I also grabbed my gun. Having my conceal and carry is nice but I've never had to use it before. I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. Feeling uneasy about this whole situation still, I lock the doors and head to my truck.
Living in the country is nice because no one wants to live out here. It's quiet and we never have problems. It takes me fifteen minutes to get to the main road and I don't mind soaking in complete serenity on the way there. Everything seems normal until I get to the end of my road and see red and blue lights. There are sirens and police everywhere. I go in instant panic as I pull up to this large orange barricade and roll my window down to speak to one of the officers blocking the road.
“Hey Don, what is going on? Am I able to make It to the store?”
“All the city folk are trying to come out here and clear our stores so we blocked all the roads getting here. It's a complete mad house in the city but we will do our best to protect our small town.” He spoke.
“Thanks Don. Please be careful out here and if you need anything, give us a call.” Waving me through the barricade and closing it right behind me. I have never seen him look so serious. Living here my whole life, you know each person that lives in the small town. Don is my favorite police officer, he would rather be funny and enjoy his days than being a strict prick. Driving down the street it looked like a ghost town with no a car insight on the main road. Our town is a lovely place and very lively. We have town cookouts and holiday parties together each year so this was out of character.
Pulling up to the local store, there are only a few cars here which is pretty normal. Parking, I head right in like it was a normal day. Waving to the cashier, she glanced while rolling her eyes. I sure do love kids these days. Shaking her rude behavior, I grab a cart and start making my way through the store. The shelves were stocked like normal and the store was as clean as ever. Quickly I made it around to get the things that will last in the food isle and then I headed to the medical isle. Thinking worst case, I grab triple of everything. The lady at the register was looking at me funny but didn't say anything. Good, she can keep her attitude to herself.
Normally if you are carrying a weapon, people tend to stay extra quiet which in this case I was glad. I was really wanting to make it home fast in hopes to meet Alex so we can talk about what he heard and what we will be doing next. Loading up the car, I start seeing more and more cars pulling in. Thankfully I came when I did. Placing my cart in the caddy. I rush to the truck and head back home.
Heading back, Don waved me through and I was home free. Driving down my road in peace and not a worry in the world. I just hope things won't change to take this view from me. Pulling in the driveway, Alex pulls in behind me.
“Hey babe, you get everything ok?” He asks heading towards the bed of the trunk.
“Yea, I got triple of everything. I hope that's enough.
“Yea, I think this whole thing is going to blow over. My boss said were coming in at our normal time tomorrow.” Now that he said that with a calm voice, I feel a little better. If this thing was a hazard, they would tell folks to stay home just incase. Unloading the truck, I hear the house phone go off. Rushing in the house, I answer and it was my mom.
She was talking about how the world was ending and how families were stocking up on goods and heading for bunkers. Rolling my eyes, I told her to stay home and we were staying also. Not completely a lie since I'll be staying home. Hanging up the phone, I walk over to the TV and turn the news on for a new update
You can see how people are swarming the meteor and others are swarming the stores. There showing videos of empty isles and people going crazy in the towns. The news lady is telling people to not panic and go on with our days like normal. I can understand her asking people to stay calm but when food is gone off the shelves, people are going to panic.
Alex and I chose to spend the rest of our night watching movies and snuggling on the couch. It's rare he gets home early but when he does, we always are busy getting the farm ready. Tonight was different though. Seeing the world going into a panic made us want to appreciate the love and simple life we live.
Next morning, I woke up to an empty bed. A note laid beside me from Alex. 'You looked so peaceful; I didn't want to wake you. See you when I get home. I love you.' A smile stretched across my face as I set the note down. Rolling out of bed, I got up and was thankful today felt like a normal day. As always, I walk into the kitchen and make my first cup of coffee for the day. Waiting for my liquid gold to be done, I look out my backyard and smile at all the trees in full bloom. Spring time is in full blume and I love watching the world turn green.
Gathering my coffee, I walk into the living room. as sit to relax and turn on the TV, everything on the news went crazy. The mist spread overnight and all the people in the surrounding towns vanished. The news was telling all folks to stay indoors and wait for an update.
"What do you mean stay indoors and wait?!" I stand yelling at the TV with coffee in one hand and the remote in the other.
I instantly grabbed my phone and called Alex. No matter if he is busy at work, he always answers my phone call. Ring after ring there was no answer. In this moment my hands were shaking and I was beginning to panic.
Grabbing my car keys as I race to leave the house and my phone rings.“Hello? Alex! Are you alright? What's going on?” Feeling my body suddenly pause waiting for his answer. Sweat starts dripping down my face as my adrenalin begins to spike.“There are monsters babe, I'm not going to make it. They tore through the construction site and started tearing my men limb from limb.” After finishing his sentence, he started having a pained coughing fit.“Baby, your fine! Make it to your truck and drive home! I can take care of you!” Tears roll down my face and my hand started to shake as I grasp my phone tightly against my ear.“No Susan, I'm tore up. They gashed my whole abdomen and I'm bleeding out. I'm hiding in a storage building so I can talk to you one last time. I won't even make it if I head for the truck.”“Please Alex, don't leave me!
'BEEP'“Sussie, are you there? Can you hear me alright?”Stirring on the floor, I slowly wake up hearing my dad's voice. Looking around, the house is empty and another beep came from the CB. Lifting my achy body off of the floor, I walk over and speak into the radio.“Yea dad, I'm ok. I just fell asleep. You and mom ok?”“Yea, we are fine. The news cut off and Don stopped by saying there is a town meeting for those who stayed.”“Ok, let me get ready and I'll pick you and mom up.” Dad agreed.Walking to my room as I look at all the photos handing on my wall, tears filled my eyes seeing a happy Alex in all of them. I can't believe how much it hurts losing my husband. Gliding around the room, looking at the photos and remembering the memories we shared, I will never heal from this. Whatever those things are, I will make sure they die the
After dropping my parents off, I stopped at the home in between ours to see what I could gather. I noticed them leaving yesterday so I knew their home would be vacant. Pulling up, the home looked untouched which is great for me.Getting out of my truck, I make sure I have my gun ready and grab my backpack for any small items. Looking around the yard, not a person in sight. Feeling good about the silence, I make my way towards the back of the driveway where the barn is located. Walking to the barn, I reach for my flashlight and as I'm about to reach for the door, a sound stirs from inside. Grabbing my gun and pointing it towards the door, I take a step back and continue to listen. Seconds later, silence fills my ears and I move back towards the barn with caution.Slowly sliding the door, I peek in and see nothing but darkness. Opening it more to let the light in, I shine my flashlight inside and start looking around before stepping in. With there
Pulling up to my home, the full force of pain radiates throughout my whole body. Taking deep breaths, I limp into the house while closing and locking the door. As I head for the bathroom, I glance at the floor as blood spills down my legs leaving a trail. walking in, I go to sit on the toilet next to the counter. Inhaling a breath of relief, I open the drawer and pull out my emergency kit along with the peroxide. Removing the belt from my thigh, I observe the damage as more liquid drains out of the gash.Unfortunately, I do not have a needle and thread, only an at home staple kit. “This shit is going to hurt...” I say to myself bracing for the pain. Pouring the peroxide over the gash, I wince as the burn spread along with the peroxide. As I pat dry, I hope the wound heals soon so there is no more blood loss; I don't know how much more by body will take. Grabbing a staple in one hand, the other is squeezing the wound to keep it closed. With shaky hands,
After caring for my leg, I look around and notice Luke was no longer in the living room but I smell food cooking. He sure made himself athomenow didn't he?A few minutes later, Luke brought a tray in with chicken noodle soup and two grilled cheese sandwiches. Smiling, I take the tray and place it on my lap.“Thank you, you did not need to do that.” My stomach started to rumble and I realized this is the first time I'm eating today. “Well, for you to heal properly, you need to eat.” Pushing his attitude towards me. Tilting my head to the side, I look up and watch him roll his eyes. Well, he went from nice to being an ass really quick. Ignoring him, I started to eat and as the first touch of food hit my tongue, I was in heaven. Smiling up to my dad with a mouth full of food, he kissed me on the cheek and headed out the door as Luke followed suit.This whole thing couldn't get any weirder. My d
With my grip being so tight, my gun started to shake as I try to make out the largely built shape in front of me. Only hearing a deep, course breath, I start walking back. Rubbing my eyes with my free hand as I aim with the other. Starting to see clearly, Luke's face starts coming into my view.“Can you stop pointing a gun at me?” He painfully says while shifting towards the island, placing a hand on the side to help him stand. Lowering the gun, I notice he is in fact shirtless, but also bleeding all over the floor.“Are you ok Luke? You look pretty fucked up.” Placing my gun down, I walk into the kitchen and grab a towel. Making it back to him, I place the towel lightly on the marks running along the front of his torso.“Yea, I'm alright. Just looking for a doctor.” His face showed an amused look and I couldn't help but smile. Looking to make sure the door was closed and then I guided Luke
Luke's POV-I have no idea why she is so damn stubborn or why she can't trust me. Susan is the ideal mate but the way her and her dad have talked about such hate towards my kind, there is no way I can tell her what I am. Not now anyways.What is the best way to explain to her what happened? The events that happened at the meteor are quite foggy still. What I do know is most of the creatures that were made are complete monsters. I don't blame them completely for hating them but after I was turned, I chose to run, not kill.The moment the mist swarmed over the thousands of people in the area, me being one, all I heard was yelling. The piercing screams along with bones breaking was terrifying. I was standing in a crowd of people one minute and the next, my body was throbbing from pain. My bones were shifting and cracking with each move I made.I started running as fast as my legs could take me until I collapsed to t
Susan's POV-Who the hell does he think he is? Getting mad at me for protecting myself and my family? Alex told me not to trust strangers and I won't. After finishing my breakfast and washing the dishes, I started to get ready for my day. My leg is still sore but thankfully a full two days of healing, the bleeding fully stopped and I can move it a lot more.Walking out the front door, I gasp at all the damage they have done to my house. The gutters and siding were completely torn from my home, along with having to replace all my windows. Tears well in my eyes walking around my home, the home I worked so hard for. Shaking the anger, I open my garage and began the clean-up. Lifting the pieces thrown all over my yard I notice dust covered the grass in certain places. There had to of been twenty blood suckers with how much dust covered my yard.As I finish picking up the debris in my yard, a noise was coming from the road. Squealing and