Backing away from his embrace, "No! I will not! I am fully capable of taking care of myself and this is where I want to be. I need to be here and help the town as much as I can! If it is by growing produce for the families in need then so be it!" Feeling my heart racing and my face turning red with anger, I just need him to understand.
"There is no one else Susan." My father whispered. Shaking my head as I start pacing back and forth trying to process the words that just left his mouth. "That's not possible! We just saw the ten or so families that stayed behind. We all talked at town hall, there..."
"Susan! Your mother made calls this morning checking if anyone needed anything and there was no answer. I drove by all the houses and everyone is gone. There all fucking gone!"
What are we going to do? What happened with our town? As I began thinking of scenarios of where everyone could have gone, I heard the bushes move. Turning my head
...It's been a month since Luke started living with me. My dad felt it best to keep the boys at their house to give me privacy but I know that's not why. My home is not as safe as his but he won't say it out loud. I was quite upset about it at first but since there has been no activity with any creatures, I don't mind. They still come over a few times a week and help me around the house and thankfully the boys started enjoying their greens.Me and Luke’s day always start the same. Working on securing the outside of the house and we managed to put up a six-foot fence around the front of the house and backyard. The fence won't keep the beasts out but it has minimized wildlife from eating the produce. Doing the same thing every day has been quite tiring and what I would give to just go drive around town but Luke said I shouldn't. I've never been one to be a damsel in distress. I do what I want so having not only one, but two men telling me what to
Pulling up to my house all I see is angry faces. Taking a deep breath, I park the truck and get out with my hands up. “Don't be upset." Walking towards them fully aware of the anger written on their faces. "What the fuck were you thinking?!" Surprisingly my dad was not the first one to talk, it was Luke. Putting a small smile on my face, I look over to my mom and notice she was in tears. "Mom I am fine; I was fine the whole time until" "Until what Susan." My father interrupted. Shit, maybe I should have waited on telling them about Alex. At least until after they saw all the goods I brought home."After I gathered a truck load of supplies" Being dramatic as I point to the loaded truck. Waiting for their reply and there was not an impressed look on any of their faces. "Alex was there." Might as well rip the band aide while its half off. Watching my mother gasp and cover her mouth with her hands and my dad ran his hands through his hair. Luke just stood there starin
...Luke ran. The moment I was most vulnerable and told him that I loved him, he ran. What man does that? The world may be ending and I found out that my husband turned into the monsters we are trying to survive from. Luke has been gone for two weeks and I've been worried sick. Not knowing where he went or even if he is ok has made me a mess.My days have seemed to blend together and I have no idea what to do with myself without him. My normal day with Luke would be us having amazing sex in the morning, then we would make breakfast together. The way he looks at me as I would wash the dishes would make my knee's week. The mornings where my favorite since time seemed to stand still and we had nowhere to rush too. Now, all I want is stay in my bed.Waking up on this morning, I don't want
Heading toward town, I told my dad not to go west, we should go south since there is a good number of houses and a couple stores. My goal today is finding Luke and if he doesn't want to be found then maybe people.Making it to the main road and my dad sees for the first time how everything is over grown and the number of vehicles abandoned on the road. Looking out the windows we stay silent as we continue to head on our way. Driving slowly, we move around all the obstacle's and items in our way. Taking the first street to our right, we move slow and notice vultures flying around all the front yards and when we get a better look, there eating remains; human remains.Covering my mouth with my hands, I just keep observing the horrific sight in front of me. Bodies were scattered throughout the yards. They have been long gone and the clothes covering parts of bones made me realize this might not have been a good idea. "Dad, this is giving me a bad feeling." Whispering as we
Making it back to the house, we help each person inside carefully. My mom managed to cover the couches with sheets to keep them clean so each person had a comfortable place to sit. They all looked completely terrified as they took in their new surroundings. The horror that is stained on their faces made me worried. I hope no permanent damage was done so my job won't be that hard getting them back to themselves.My mom started handing out bowls of stew to each person and bread. Watching them closely as their hands shook while holding the bowls and trying to eat. Nodding towards Don, he grabbed his stew and came to sit at the island next to me. "How long has it been since everyone ate?" Asking with pure concern in my voice."A couple days maybe. We rationed what we found in the nearby houses. Believe it or not, we had a group of twenty people and went for runs for food regularly." Pausing to take a bite of food and sip some water. "The last run we went on, we were attack
Each day got better and better. The first two days of having them here consisted of eating and sleeping so they could regain their energy. I knew this was going to be a hard process but noticing the change in each one of them was amazing.Waking up before the sun rose, I made my way to the kitchen like every morning to make my coffee and eat a berry muffin my mom made for us. As I sit quietly, I suddenly jump as someone walks in the kitchen. "Good morning ma'am. Sorry if I frightened you. I was just coming to grab some coffee and sit with you if that's alright." Smiling while I continue to chew the muffin, I take a sip of coffee to clear my mouth. "No that's alright, I'm not use to morning people. Your Angel, right?" Sure hope I start remembering their names because I hate feeling rude. "You got it. Would you like some help today? I don't like feeling cooped up and I have some energy tha
"Yeah, your right. You are irresistible now being an asshole." Turning around slowly knowing who that voice belonged to. Looking at Angel, I glance from him to the back room. Understanding what I meant, my father and I block Alex's view of him and entertained him in the meantime."What do you want Alex." Standing my ground, I will not let him put fear into me. "Well that's easy my love. I want you. I see that you found my play toys. You like what I made for you?" His grin was making me sick. All those bodies and innocent folk dead for his game. I don't know what happened to him but this man is not my husband."All those people you killed was not for me, it was for you. Why are you doing this?" Watching him pace back and forth with that grin was making me feel sick to my stomach. He could not enjoy doing this to people. Living this life
Swimming in a sea of darkness I feel nothing. Every now and then the hairs on my arm stand up and then it leaves. Where am I and why can't I wake up from this nightmare. The last thing I remember was being in the truck with my dad and Luke. I heard them mention Alex bit me, which would make myself turn into a wolf but why am I stuck in nothingness.Walking around I notice a glimmer in the distance. Walking towards it and the light shines brighter. "Well, nothing could get worse than being in the dark." Saying as I continue my stroll. The closer I walk, the clearer things become and I start noticing a door. Observing the random door with light seeping out from underneath, I place my hand on the handle and slowly open it with caution.Being blinded by the light my body feels like it's being pulled in as I strugle to open my eyes. "Where am I?" I yell as my body comes to a complete stop. Standing still with my hands in fists as I prepare for what happens next."Are