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! What should I do? I can come get you!”
“Don't you dare leave the house! These beasts are like human wolves. They look normal one minute and then they turn into these horrific beasts. Don't trust no one Susan, you hear me!” Alex said as he grunted in pain. Crying so hard, I can't let go. I can't say goodbye to my husband.
“I love you Susan. Stay alive for me and stay strong.” Whispering as he tried to take a deep breath. My husband can't die; not like this.
“I love you too. Please try to make it home, I need you.” I say just before loud pounding rolled through the phone and heard Alex yell fuck you. Wrestling noises filled my ear and once it stopped, I knew Alex wouldn't make it home.
Hanging up the phone I call my mom to make sure she was home. My heart filled with pain as I quickly load up in my truck and head toward their house. Thankfully my parents house is two miles down the road with only one in-between ours. Heading down the road, I see our neighbor packing up their vehicles. This is not the time to venture on and look for something safer. Wanting to stop and talk them out of leaving but I choose not to. If it is there choice to leave then so be it.
Pulling up to my parent’s house, I notice my mom sitting on her swing right in front of the house. Feeling the tears streaming harder than before, my heart starts racing realizing Alex would not come home. In that moment, I ran out of my truck and didn't stop until I was in my moms arms. Not being able to stop sobbing, I letting her know what happened with Alex. She pushes me in the house with caution while looking around her yard and we head to the kitchen where my dad is. Sitting there in silence, we sip on coffee trying to come up with a plan on what we should do.
“Now, let's try not to panic and we need to remember why we live out here. We are survivors and we live off our land. I know we will miss Alex very much but he told you to survive and that's what you will do. Now I think it's best for you to come stay here with your mom and I. We are safer if we stick together.” My dad is the strongest man I have ever met but there is one thing I will do and that is give up my home. He may have a plan for every life scenario but I will refuse to leave my hard work behind.
“I agree dad but you have the cattle and I farm the produce. I have everything set and planted. Its way too late to re plant for the season. I can stay at my house.” I try to reassure him but this look he is giving me is saying otherwise.
“No, we have been trying to get a hold of your sister and I need you here with us. I need to know your safe!” He yelled throwing down his fist causing the table to shake. Looking into his eyes, I know how serious he is but we need to think long term in our survival. We sat in silence not wanting to come to an agreement.
“Look dear, Sussie is right. Her crop will go to waste if she comes here and she is still only two minutes down the road. How about you give her one of those old CB radios you have and we will keep the other one. We also have a spare generator she can have in case the power goes out. But Once the season is over, you are right back at our house.” My dad and I still didn't want to agree but neither of us wanted to fight with mom. Being as stubborn as my father, I decided to agree with my mom to give myself some time to come up with a better plan.
“Now, anything happens. Don't worry about the truck. You run through the woods like your ass is on fire and you get home to me. Beasts or no beasts, they don't know these woods like you. Promise me.” My dad said grabbing me in a tight hug. I nodded crying on his shoulders, feeling like this was the last time I would ever see my dad. Growing up he was strict on us girls but he raised us to not rely on no man. We learned to hunt, cook, and care for a house hold. My sister went more for the city business way of life, but me, I was born in the woods and I will die in the woods.
After loading up my truck, we said our goodbyes. I watched my dad wave as he stood in the driveway with worry clearly written on his face. Feeling bad about having him worry about me also, I continued and headed back home.
Pulling in my driveway, everything looked the same and nothing was touched which is what I liked. Parking the truck in the attached garage, I unloaded the generator and took the CB radio in the house. Getting it hooked up, I received a text from mom telling me what channel to set it to. We did a test over to make sure it worked and I turned the TV back on since needed an update. I needed to know what the world was like outside of my own serenity
“We are reporting form the basement of the news station where we have word that the magical meteorite mist in fact let loose mythical creatures. You heard that right folks, we now have Were wolves, vampires, and other mythical creatures walking among us tearing apart our towns. There have been sightings of towns folk working together to get rid of the monsters but none have been successful. Please stay in your home and lock all doors and windows. Do not approach these beast! They are deadly and have no will to make peace! You are advised to turn all lights off at night to view no one is home and stay hidden. We will pray with each and every one of you in this time of need and will be staying live for as long as possible. May god be with you.”
Looking at all the photos they posted of the creatures was horrifying. A video started playing showing a line of people fully armed with guns walking down a main road. Within seconds, they were torn to shreds and left in pieces along the road. All the innocent people murdered and all I could think about was my sister and nephews.
Please, if there is a lord, let them make it home safe. I sent a text to my sister. 'I know your phone might be on silent, but if you get this. Please make it home safe with your boys. They are saying vampires and Were wolves are among us so if you travel, do it during the day and trust no one! I love you and the boys!'
Tears fall down my face, hoping and praying they will be safe. Sitting on the floor in my living room, I wrap my arms around my knees rocking slowly as my eyes are glued to the horrific photos and videos they are showing. This must be it. This must be the end of the world and I will in fact die alone. Putting the TV on mute, I sat in silence waiting for them to come. Waiting for the monsters to break down my front door and kill me like the others. I sit and wait for my life to be over. As I sit, constantly crying, I move to lay on the floor slowly and shut my eyes as I wait for the pain.
'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
As I try to open my eyes, they feel swollen. I look to my side and notice Luke still holding me as he sleeps sitting upwards on the couch. Trying not to make sudden movements, I look towards the windows and it's night time. How long was I asleep? Then suddenly, flashbacks hit me like a brick wall of what happened before I fell asleep. Feeling arms tightening around me I break down again. Placing his hand on my head, Luke brings me closer to rest on his shoulder."Are you alright?""No, where is my sister?" Hopefully my father didn't move her himself. I feel horrible about breaking down but the shock took over my whole body and I swore she was still alive. I kept working and the blood kept coming out the wounds. I worked as hard as I could knowing she would live."After you fell asleep, I laid you down and helped your father bring her to their house. They want to have a ceremony today for her if you're up for it." Feeling speechless,