Once the smoke clears and the echoing of the bullets cease, both Parker and Kiko look at each other. A look of shock crosses both of their faces as they were speechless at their assault. Both of them had no answers as why the thing would not go done on one simple head shot. It was a puzzling question; one of many that has arrived since being here. Kiko moves to the body and kicks it, making sure it is truly dead. It doesn’t move. Kiko shines his flashlight down at the zombie as Parker comes closer also. Looking at the thing was little disturbing, not for the fact that it should look deceased but the fact it looked different than the ones they ran into on the streets. Instead of looking all decrypted and flesh falling off the face and body was much…lively looking? The neck was thicker than the average persons and the skin look more shriveled up. The rest of the body looked like something of a freak show. But what was even more disturbing was the arm that had the ax. Instead of just holding the ax it was more off apart of it! The ax was intertwined with the flesh and bone of the zombie. Someone or something had tried to literally play Dr. Frankenstein and add parts to what was probably a person. Kiko had to bite back the urge to puke as the look and smell was just horrible. The face was also another haunting matter as it was completely bald. The eyes were sunken back, as if the head had tried to absorb them and the skins around the mouth was literally just gone; revealing just bone and teeth. Sharp teeth. Crunching down, Kiko looks at the teeth as they where strange. The front Canines were sharper than usual.
“Hey Parker, take a look at this” says Kiko. Parker, who was pacing stops for a moment and stares but then comes out of his trance and crouches beside him.
“What do you make of this?” asked Kiko.
Parker stares at the teeth and rubbing a thumb across them. They were actually damned sharp which was unusual for the average human “I don’t know. Most Humans do not have Canines this sharp…or this big”
“So what are you trying to say?”
“I’m saying that this is unnatural…Just what the hell happened here?” mused Parker feeling even more freaked out. Thats a good question thought Kiko.
“My god, why…why is this thing different looking?” stuttered Parker, starting to look a little bewildered as he looked over the full body cavity.
Kiko just shakes his head, I have no idea. But before they could even investigate further the comm. link started to buzz. It was Captain Jaxon.
“Kiko, Parker come in.”
Parker stares at Kiko with wide eyes still as he answers, “Yes Captain, we read you.”
“Where are you at?” asked Jaxon.
“Honestly…I’m not even sure, sir” replied Kiko as he looks around look for a sign or anything “Somewhere.”
“Well double time your asses to the security room, wing B.” commanded Jaxon.
“Yes sir, over an out.” Kiko sighs and looks at Parker “Well it’s to move. Let’s go.”
In an instant they both take off back down the way they came, just as the body of the creature is dragged away into the shadows.
After few minutes Parker and Kiko made it to the security room. They walked in to the relative tinny room as it was no bigger than an elementary school room. The room had a low light fixture as the farthest parts of the room where mainly dark with shadows, but for the most part you could see every thing needed in the room. Across the room on the opposite wall of the door, were two rows of security cameras. Some still had live feeds on them. On another wall was what looked liked a weapon cabinet. It was left open, apparently what ever happened it happened fast as some weapons, mainly M-16’s, were left out on the floor. Then Jaxon walks up to Kiko and stares him down with a smug look.
“Finally you show up.”
Kiko ignores that and looks past Jaxon and at the camera feeds “So what is the big deal? I don’t see anything to major in here.”
Jaxon looks at Kiko, and a look of anger crosses his features but it quickly leaves as Jaxon answers “On our search we kept noticing the numerous security cameras that were mounted until finally we decided that maybe those be the best way to try and give us a better understanding where survivors could be at and what happened here.”
Kiko nods his head, realizing that actually is a good idea “So what find?”
“Well…we did figure out what happened…it wasn’t pretty” said Jaxon sullenly, clearly disturbed at what he saw, “take a look for yourself.”
Kiko looks skeptically at the Captain and then slowly moves to the security monitors. The nerves in Kiko where once again on fire as he felt like he was about to see something that probably no man should see. For a moment he wondered if he even wanted too look but curiosity got the better. Damn human nature thought Kiko.
“Alright, Jackson bring the feeds back up” commanded Jaxon, waving his head at the monitor.
With a few quick strokes on the keyboard, Jackson brought up the feeds as a screen materializes up on the screen. Then it spreads out into four different sections as each one showed something different of the same location. The video was of the main lobby that they had entered while the third feed was in some random hall. At the start everything looked normal, survivor, actually survivors, were walking around doing random things. Then, things changed fast. One feed showed a zombie bust through the main window and dragged on pour soul out into the streets. Two other feeds showed various more zombies breaking through and people running around. Some of people were mauled down right before his eyes on the camera as blood and sinew where every. One camera managed to get covered in blood. Kiko couldn’t take much more, it was all sickening. Seeing people, men, women and children being torn apart. They had no means of defending themselves. The luckiest thing, perhaps, was there was no sound. At least Kiko didn’t have to listen to their mournful screams. He hears Parker behind curse loudly at the sigh and Kiko quickly turns away, already having seen enough. Jaxon notices his displeasure and orders Jackson to end the feeds and gives Kiko a reassuring pat. Kiko could barely even feel the pat as he felt his body shake, all those people…He shakes his head and notices that everyone else had the same, sullen look that was on his face. Kiko was surprised he was even able to hold his stomach down. As everyone was quite, not sure what to do next exactly a noise is heard and then someone falls through the main door. It was a man. A strange one at that as his skin was deathly pale and was wearing baggy jeans. Plus not to mention he was missing his left eye. Then behind him another figure strolls in, all calm. He was wearing a nice, elegant suit that was capped off by a black fedora. The strangest thing about the man was how nice the suit was, considering it was just pouring outside. It was, somehow, magically dry. Everyone in the room had their weapons raised at the two intruders.
Cesar shakes his head as the bumbling buffoon Wens managed to let himself slip and fall into the room, notifying everyone of their presence. He had just wanted to eves drop and get an understanding when Wens fell. Cesar sighs loudly and decides to make himself introduced. While he walks in he gives Wens a small kick in the side
“Good job you idiot. You got us noticed.” said Cesar cool and collected. Wens just nods his head and tries to stand back up
“Sorry boss, I slipped man. The floors are slick.”
Cesar ignores him and looks at the merry men of military looking men in the room and smiles.
“Well gentlemen, since my…uhmm…sidekick here had decided to rudely interrupt I guess it is time from an introduction” says Cesar “I am Cesar LaRoux and this person” he says pointing to Wens “Is Wens. Don’t worry he actually is pretty harmless.” Wens scuffs at how he was introduced and stares absently at the gathered assembly.
For a moment Jaxon stares at the new comers, not sure what to make of the situation. They were apparently spying on them, but yet they appeared to be survivors…if that was possible. But Jaxon figures there was no harm, but he still keeps his weapon raised.
“I’m Captain Jaxon of the Military Corps, Alpha Squad” he then nods his head and Kiko “This is my Sergeant, Kiko Terpovski. The medic, Parker Johnson, Private Thomas Jackson, Staff Sergeant Theo Zong and this crazy man here” referring to Henry who manically stares at Cesar with wicked intent in his eyes “Is Corporal Henry. Plus we have too more outside providing over watch.”
At the mention of Theo Zong, Cesar was taken back for a moment. That named sounded familiar Theo Zong… but he ignores it. Then Cesar half bows “Nice to meet you and your team, Capt. Jaxon. But can we lower the weapons? We are all here under good intentions.”
Jaxon nods his head and tells everyone to lower their weapons. Cesar smiles.
“So Mr. Cesar, what were you doing outside the door?” asked Jaxon.
“Oh I and my compadre here over heard you all talking and we figured we run into some survivors!” answered Cesar
“But why then, didn’t you two just come in?” interrupts Kiko suspiciously eying both Cesar and Wrens.
Cesar stares back at Kiko with a stern look, daring the man to challenge him, “I assure you we had no attentions of anything bad. We had to be sure could be someone we could trust.”
Parker Johnson, still rattled from earlier, did not quite believe that and raises his weapon again at Cesar “Bullshit!” he yells. As soon as that weapon was raised Cesar understood this was going to turn out bad. In a quick, rapid movement Cesar hand disappeared under his suit jacket and then reappears with a golden eagle. Cesar pointed Bonnie directly at Parker’s smug face “Son you better lower that weapon if you know what is best for you” he says with all seriousness now. Then everyone else again raises their weapons as Cesar then, with blink of eye, pulls out Clyde and points it at a random person. The tension in the air had become thick again as it seemed like an eternity had passed before someone finally spoke again.
“Put the weapon down, Cesar!” commanded Jaxon, “That is an order!”
Cesar looks at Jaxon through his shades, can’t believe this man would say that to him.
“Last time I checked Captain I wasn’t apart of the Military. So therefore I don’t take orders from a Jarhead like you” said Cesar as anger started to creep into his voice.
While those two stared down, Wens felt oddly out of place and smiles forms over his pale face. He whips out a nice looking knife with a wicked blade and dangles it about among everyone, trying to show off. Upon seeing this Henry snickers and waves his hand
“Bitch please, you call that a knife?” and laughs as he lowers his gun and opens up his vest so everyone can see. On the other side of his combat vest various sets of knifes adorned the lining.
“These…are knives!” said Henry with a wicked tone.
Wens stares and then suddenly his whole demeanor changed. It was like a switch was turned on inside of him.
“You better know how to handle those, or I will cut you open and hang your guts on the wall” says Wens in a strange calmed voice. Then everyone could have sworn they saw Wens eyes glow a strange color for a split second as rage was hidden behind his pupils.
Cesar whistles and his shocked at Wens, he didn’t know he had the feistiness in him. He is glad now that he did decide to straggle along with him.
“Well this is quit the predicament we are in, huh?” smirked Cesar as he looked at everyone in the eyes but not swaying on his weapons.
But before Jaxon or anyone else could reply, the comm. link on Jaxon turns on and Steven’s voice is heard. It sounded like it was mixed with emotions.
“Captain! Come in!”
Jaxon opens the link with his neck “Yes Steven, I read you”
“Sir we have one hell of a problem happening out here!”
“What is going on, son?” asked Jaxon.
“Zombies! Or whatever the skreeonk they are coming! They are literally” a gun shot rings out over the comm. “coming out of everywhere!” another shot rings out. And then the comm. goes dead.
Jaxon becomes instantly concerned again, “Steven! Report! Steven!?” but all he hears is static.
Cesar stares again at Jaxon “Why don’t we all lower are weapons. Looks like you are going to need our help, just as much as we need yours, if we want to survive.”