Jeffrey was sitting in his classroom, learning about how infections can spread, and that ‘’zombies’’ are actually possible. Next period, an announcement came on the speakers:
‘’Would everybody please evacuate the school and go home immediately. Please inform your parents that school won't be starting until everything is safe’’
What is happening? Thought Jeffery.
When he got home, he saw the news. A scientist had eaten a carrot that had been tested, and was not yet safe. As the scientist carelessly shook his unwashed hands with many people, the disease spread.
The radio was still a little broken, but that was the only way that Jeffrey and his sisters would know...''There are three types of infections for different blood types. Stated the news anchor. ''For people with blood type A, the early signs were twitching. We believe symptoms that people had become zombies.” said the scientist ” The first symptom is twitching, if you are blood type A either positive or negative, be cautious. Any signs of unusual nerve attacks might be a sign that you are chang-.” His voice died. In a few moments someone else continued. “ We call these twitchers. The second change is for blood type O. We have identified that your skin will go unusually dry. You will start feeling dehydrated and your nails will start turning black. Some of our military forces has concluded that these are the so called lizards. They can regrow body parts that are cut off. The only way to disintegrate these creatures is to throw sugar on them.” Jeffrey heard a shifting of pages “ The last creature we have encountered are the fleshers. These ones are the most horrifying. For blood type B, negative or positive, Yours nail will grow long at pointy, so that you start ripping your own skin off.” he continued. “ For the blood type AB, we have not concluded anything. No disease was able to shift this blood type. As soon as we gather more information we will announce it. ” at the very last word the radio went off…
Jeffery was a small kid, he wasn't capable of going out for food. He mourned over his parents, a few weeks ago his father went for food and never returned. As much as he resisted, his mother also went looking. She came back with piles of canned peaches and soup but no news. His mother hid in her room for a few days. That was the last memory he had. His mother left a note for everyone. She had been bitten by a twitcher and refused to hurt her children.
Kevin, the eldest son disappeared just like his father. So Jeffrey, was left with his 9 year old sisters Susie and 17 year old sister Paisley. Not only did he already know they were running out of food, but she had to complain how hungry she was. He used to like Paisley, but now she just sounded like a brat. He tried to save every bit of food they had, but that wouldn’t do much. He would have to go looking. So he packed a bat that had nails stuck to the end. He wrapped some thick cardboard around his forearm to use it as a shield.
He didnt even dare to step out of his house for a second. But what he found wasn’t that bad. The people build a community, a new one. There were no supermarkets or stores. But they built fences. The people were allowed to leave through one door. One tall lady came in with a rabit slung over her shoulder, what Jeffery was guessing where the inspectors they put a scanner right in her neck. Red light flashed until it turned green. This wasn't’’ the time to admire people’s work so he lined up on the exit line. His plan was to make a friend, someone tough that would likely be more able to catch anything. In his surprise he found more women than men. He thought in agony, probably all of the men disappeared like his father and brother. Since jobs werent really divided equally there were piles of snow everywhere. As clumsy as Jeffery was he tripped over one and fell on someone foot. with everything going on people started being more active. In extinc the girl kicked jeffery right in the stomach. He would have puked but there was nothing that could come out.
“ Im so sorry!” the small girl shrieked.
“ Im fine,” he said getting up. In his surprise she offered a hand. He thought since everything was getting more violent all the people would be too. But not to be rude he took the girls hand. He was still a little bit queasy but what distracted him was how the girl was dressed. she was small and tender, but wore black and green army style pant. Which were torn a too much to be on purpose. She had a thin black hoodie over her head despite the weather. But under that he could see knives, and a sling shot was hanging in her belt. Her brown hair was tangled in a pieces that were filled with dirt and a few leaves.
“ uh.. thanks” he studdard. The girl gave him a uncertain face, and gave him a small you're welcome under her breathe.
“Hey, keep moving” a bearded man complained. The girl rolled her eyes and moved on.
“So how long?” She asked. as awkward as he was he grunted.”how long have you been inside? You look very oily” she said. He remembered his plan to make friends but wasn't sure if this small girl could help much.
“first time out actually” he quickly added “Do you already have experience hunting?”
“Yeah, before the change I used to play around with this slingshot. Im pretty good at aiming so I started going with small knives too” she mumbled. Jeffery was good at observing feeling he could see that she didn’t like fighting. And that something happened to her family, taking out the fact that she was alone. she looked like someone who would wear puffy little dresses that had daisy prints on them.
“Could you teach me how to hunt, the only thing i have is this,” he lifted his nailed bat in shame. She was going to say something but they realized they were at the door. The expressionless guard said “please, do not return with items that might be infected. If you happen to be bitten do not return or you will be shot at the spot” he said. “move on”
Jeff later found out the girl’s name is Clarissa but she was better known as Chris. She had and older brother. In the beginning her parents tried to escape but couldn’t. She was left with her brother. But he grew ill. She said he was still alive but everyday he looked more like a ghost. This was horrible to feel but he couldn’t help to be a little more relieved. He wasn’t the only one who lost a relative. Cris taught him to aim first by throwing sticks. He tried the slingshot but ended up with a scar in his face. His bat wasn't much use unless a twitcher came. He used to hate the fact that he lived next to a forest, but now it seems like the best thing ever. Chris was able to kill a turkey. While she was aiming with her slingshot Jeff realized that she was way older than she looked. If her body grew according to her mind she would be about 19. But instead she was a babyfaced 13 year old just like Jeff.
Jeffery was kind of glad that he found a hunting partner. There was one time they just practiced climbing trees as fast as they could just in case of emergencies. But nothing appeared ever since Jeff stepped out. He never saw an infected. Until that day he came back with Chris. He heard screams from far ahead. It was inside the fence.
“climb one of the tree…” before he could finish he saw his small friend running in front of him.
“JORDAN!” she hollered. He thought of Susie and Paisley. How could he forget. He caught up to Chris.
“meet me in the main street with your brother in two minutes” Jeff was pretty sure she heard him because she ran faster. He saw his house around the block. He got his new made weapon. A pipe with scissors duct taped to the ends. And ran in that direction. The door was missing, he felt a wave of fear he might have fainted. Before he said anythign his nine year old sister ran down the stairs.
“run, Jeffy!!” she yelled.
he flung his sister in his back and did what he was told to do. But where was Paisley? did she manage to escape, she started meeting this guy a few times. Was she with him right now?
Chris didn’t come back with her brother but instead a backpack. Jeff already knew what happened, so he didn’t ask. They both ran into the forest.
“climb” she ordered. Chris had a small cut on the upper left side of her eyebrow. He dropped is sister on the snow.
“Susie, you're going to have to climb that tree, okay? Trust m...’
“LOOK OUT!!!” Chris yelled. She got Jeffery's bat and swung it on the fleshers face.
“What are you waiting for? GO” she smacked another one in the neck. Jeff made a quick belt around him and his sister, so that in case she slipped he would catch her. He started climbing the tree as quickly as possible with susie half hanging. When he looked down Chris was supporting his sister. At the top where everything was safe they stopped. He could hear lots of disturbing sound like yelling, whimpering, begging, groaning. So he tried to concentrate on Chris’s breathing. Susie hadn’t moved by the time they got up there. Dark circles were forming not only around her eyes but somewhere inside. She didn’t look sweet anymore. It’s like she put on a new mask that Jeff didn’t know about. He got her and rested her head on his chest. By the time she fell asleep Jeff did too.
He woke up with his sisters shifting. There were infected people everywhere. All of a sudden, he heard guns and then zombies groaning and falling on the floor. There was what seemed to be a scientist and a few other people carrying big guns.
''Come with me!''the scientist said, and they ran with him to the nearest shelter.
''My name is Dr.Evans, and I accidentally caused all this'' he explained what happened at the lab.
''When this is over, i'm always going to remind myself to wash my hands and wear lab equipment. Anyway, I found a solution. There is a way to cure all the infected. I extracted some DNA from 3 of them, one for each infection, and I was able to make a cure. That's what I put in the gun.'' Jeffrey noticed that it wasn't really a gun, but it shot little viles of blue liquid.
''Well, actually I can't cure all of them, only the ones who haven't been injured, but there are still many people that can be saved. Jeffrey thought of Paisley, and Chris' brother. ''Well then, '' said Dr.Evans, as he passed a gun to each of the kids. ''Let's cure the zombies.'