"Just the Beginning" - NoShow
I don’t know how long it has been since I last woke up, must have been a few months but I felt it was years. When I first opened my eyes I knew something was wrong. The lights flickered, on, then off, on...off. I got up, walked up and went to the window, what I saw made me think if I was in reality. The sky was pale, clouds blocked the sun, or what remained of it. Everything was deserted, i saw no person in sight. Stranded cars, police cars, even military equipment was in view. I must have been in the 5th floor, with what I was wearing I knew I was in a hospital. I tried to remember, but I couldn’t. I don’t know who I am or how I got there.
I opened the door and peeked out. Halloween decorations were all over the place, this whole ordeal must have started at that time. Lights flickered, I even saw some people, doctors, on the floor, but I doubt they were people. They looked undead, I remember the bullet holes in the bodies, the walls. Blood all over the walls, something purple on the floors and walls, doesn’t seem like it came from a human. I heard something, I hid in the corner of a corridor, I don’t think i was alone. I saw something or someone in a doctor’s coat. I took a look closer, it was definitely undead, and it saw me. Before I actually ran, I had to take a second look at what it was doing. It was next to a human corpse, the corpse came to life and was undead too. I ran and ran, didn’t turn back but I knew it was in my tail. Everything was a maze to me, the details the same, blood everywhere with corpses on the floor.
Eventually I found the stairs leading down, at the time I didn’t know what was ahead, but at the time all I wanted was to get away, to wake up to the horrible nightmare and wake up to the pleasant feeling that everything is ok. But everything wasn’t ok, I had to accept that everything wasn’t ok, I had to understand that everything has changed since I was in a coma, at least that’s what I thought it was to be asleep for this whole outbreak to happen. As I came to the first floor, I stupidly went out as loud as I could, I was in the main entrance, but right in front of me was a gigantic freak. I knew at some point it was a human, a frightened human desperate to stay alive. It had clothes that he once had, ripped up jeans that made him look like he was too old to wear them and a torn up white shirt. Its skin was pink with pieces of debris in it, but something I couldn’t forget was its cold colorless eyes.
At first I just stood there, I’m pretty sure I had a panic attack, I couldn’t move. Then reality kicked in and I started to run, I hid into a room. It followed, its gigantic easily heard steps proved it. I was scared, frightened, but I had to gain everything I had left and get to safety. I taunted it, made it follow me. I'm pretty sure I should stop calling it “it” since it was a human at some point. He charged at me, as I led it into a corridor I made sure it charged its full potential. I jumped out of its way, and ran for the exit. I was almost there and it was behind me again. I was outside and so was he. I thought right then and there that I was going to turn into a freak like them. All of a sudden I heard a shot and he was dead on the floor. Must have been someone from a building.
As I managed to get my wits together, I saw a truck coming to me. 4 men jumped out, a firefighter with an axe, a lumberjack, a woman with dual pistols, and another woman who I knew was the leader of the group. She called herself Captain Zeta. They took me in and asked me how I got there. I told them everything, what I saw, and what I did. I told them I couldn’t remember who I am or what I was before the outbreak. They gave me a fresh pair of clothes and some food, and apparently we were in San Francisco. Captain Zeta filled me up, the outbreak started 4 months ago, so I didn't have to ask what day is it today. 4 months since Halloween, or the plague. They were making a cure to cancer, but apparently they didn’t know all the symptoms of it and they released it. It was released to everyone, everywhere. It was too late for them to control what they have done.
In less than 2 months almost the whole planet was infected. Some survivors still linger around the globe, but one by one are getting infected. Some people have different symptoms to it, they mutate different than all the other zombies. What I saw in the hospital was a mutated one and Captain Zeta was curious how I survived against one. She told me her plan to take back the planet. From San Francisco to Manila, it will be a long journey, but we will free the whole globe. I was offered to fight against her side, I was honored and accepted. I joined her ranks as a Buzzsaw, and I needed a name. With no idea who I was I made a nickname, NoShow, a no-show at the beginning, but I will show and shine light at our darkest days. We will soon to leave and free the globe city by city, even if it took my life, we all knew at what cost it was and we will all do it for our planet, our mother Earth.