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Shin Lee

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a character in “The Last Of Us: Deception”, as played by Candy Jelly Love

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Name:
Shin Lee

Picture:
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Age: 25
Sex: Male
Height: 5'11
Weight: 130
Body Type: Ectomorph
Voice Type: Baritone

Weapon Preference: Firearms (Preferably handguns)


Personality: Even in this dystopian future Shin is can still be classified as an airhead. Lots of people would see him as the happy-go-lucky guy or the guy that never seemed to worried about anything. Which was true. Shin was never those people who hid some type of pain behind a mask. (Although, this doesn't exclude him from tragic events that come with being born into a world in the state that it's in.) With Shin, what you saw is what you got. Shin was very charismatic and not in a sneaky way. Whenever he made a joke, people laughed. When Shin talked about something that interested him, people were engaged. He was the type of guy that had a social aura radiating around him without being aware of why everyone liked him so much. He was mostly a pacifist too, never one to be aggressive or fight. If there was a problem, he liked to talk. It's not like he was strong enough to use force if it required it anyway.

Because he was blessed with such a likable personality, a divine force humbled him and didn't give him the ability to function well. Shin's personality is very stereotypical, he's got a good heart and likable demeanor but his head is filled with rocks. He wasn't dumb. If you gave Shin a skill to practice he could retain most of the information and he could put that skill to use. But, if you told him to get something out of the tent that was in plain sight he would not have the ability to find it. Most of the time, it was charming. A tall, goofball that could make everyone laugh. The trait is not so useful in the middle of an apocalypse; learning how to shoot a handgun took him quite a while, he was proud of himself when he could finally shoot one of the pots he practiced with. Yes, he can cheer people up even if the world they knew was long gone but that didn't help much in near death situations which had become very common these days. Overall, if you need comic relief or someone to talk to Shin is your guy.




Biography: Shin was born on August 2019. Like most kids born during that time, his birth was unexpected yet welcomed. He was an only child, his mom and dad did not want to make the same mistake again and have more mouths to feed. But, even if he was a mistake it was a happy mistake. Both of Shin's parents always reminded him. Even though it was a time of turmoil, Shin liked where he grew up. Seattle was always cold and even if it rained a lot his parents always told him how hot California could be and he never wished for anything else. Growing up in a family with one kid was easy too. Usually, there was never a shortage of resources. If there was a shortage of resources they were easy to ration. Life wasn't too bad, it could've been better and more apocalypse-free but it was a decent beginning.

Shin wasn't born into a settlement and Shin never knew why. He had always speculated that, maybe, pregnant women were considered burdens in colonies and settlements. After he was born, his parents were adamant on finding a settlement. Seattle was a big city and it wouldn't be too hard to find one to become a part of. They found a settlement on the outskirts of the city, apparently there were a lot less infected in that area. This is the place he would refer to as his hometown for the rest of his life. Outside of the imminent threat of the infected lurking around the base, Shin remembers his time spent at the settlement to be quite pleasant. He didn't like having to do manual labor to earn his keep but it help him build up some stamina and endurance so he couldn't complain too much. The leaders of the settlement made training in survival necessary. He learned the basics of surviving on your own and how to cooperate with a group. His surviving skills were competent at best while his hand to hand combat was below average. Although he did become somewhat proficient in wielding small guns.

It was going well. Shin thought that he would be staying on the settlement forever. But in these times, nothing last forever. Although the area had the least amount of infected in the surrounding area that didn't mean it was devoid of it. Now and then some infected would moderately successful with an infiltration. Those times were scary but no one was bitten and there were barely any injuries. This night was a whole lot different though. Shin knows that the infected are barely sentient nut during that night it felt like that were conspiring as a group. Shin doesn't like to remember the details but just like anyone else that lives in the world in its current state his parents were turned and killed to prevent the spread of the infection. This was the first time in Shin's life were he felt like he couldn't give a genuine smile or cheer anybody up. But he lived and he learned.

After the incident, Shin felt like he needed to leave the settlement. He knew he would bring everyone down because he knew how his mood would affect everyone's morale. Surviving on his own was difficult, he had to think for himself for once and his thinking power was not that great. He missed his parents and the people who thought who were his family. It was all behind him now though, it was time to move and get over the past. Shin hoped from community to community, never staying for too long. He liked helping out and boosting morale, it made him feel good. Although, moving from place to place was starting to get tiring he needed stability. It was time for Shin to find a home again.

So begins...

Shin Lee's Story

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Date: May 16, 2044





Location: Old Interstate 80

Down the long and semi-deserted roads occupied now only by abandoned cars and occasional animals making homes in said abandoned cars, one functional van drove along at a gingerly pace. Inside was the driver, a middle-aged man named Horner. Somewhat of a talker before he got in the van, but once inside he calmed up and would not speak unless he pulled over to get out and take a piss.

Passengers included three men and two women. One man was older, in his mid 40's, with the classic salt and pepper around the temples. Not a bad looking man, but well aged from all his years of hopelessness and sorrow. Another man was younger, though only slightly so. Mid to late 30's, maybe, and already losing his hairline. He was a bit more gruff with a near one inch thick beard gracing his face. With darkly tanned skin and ragged clothes, it was clear he was a lonely vagabond who had all but given up on life and was now here only for the promise of a fresh start at this new settlement.

One of the women was older as well, mid to late 40's by the look of it with graying hair and a well aged face. She too had seen her share of hopelessness and sorrow, but seemed a bit more chipper now than she may have been in years past. She actively conversed with the others and seemed open to discussion and conversation more so than her male counterparts.

The final pair were much younger. Early 20's both, with fresh and vibrant skin from years of growing up in settlements and cities where they had plenty of human interaction and socialization to keep their minds and hearts fresh. They had obviously seen their share of tragedy, but overall were quite healthy. They sat side by side with the young Japanese woman's hand resting on the young Caucasian man's thigh, and his hand resting gently on top of hers.

Lovers, clearly.

They were conversing with the others about infected encounters from the past and who they had lost to those wretched creatures, as well as stories of how they got even with the twisted and distorted beings. But soon enough, the van began to slow to a crawl and Horner, the driver, pulled over and stepped out.

"Time to get out, everyone." He said firmly.

Everyone piled out of the van and lined up, preparing for a checkpoint inspection which had become very commonplace along these stretches of old highway. And the reason was simple: they were nearing their destination.

Checkpoints usually were stationed within ten miles of any establishment that was along a major highway, if not slightly closer. There they stationed soldiers with specialized equipment to scan the biomass of the people who passed through to determine whether or not they carried the infection. Since this group had been together in the van for almost forty eight hours, they knew nobody was infected and all carried themselves with heads held high as they approached a gateway where soldiers waited to scan them with rifles at the ready in case someone tried anything.

"Line up here," one soldier ordered.

Everyone did as instructed, and the scans began. A handheld device with a red laser was flashed onto their necks over their carotid artery, scanning the flesh and blood within for signs of infection. The first man was scanned... Nothing. The second man was scanned... Nothing. The first woman was scanned... Nothing.

And then Richard and Kasumi were scanned.......................... Nothing.

"They're clear. Go on ahead." The soldier said.

The gateway was opened, and everyone piled into the van and continued on their way. While doing so they joked about how nerve wracking it was at every checkpoint, because even if you knew you were innocent it only took one false reading for the soldiers to kill you. They wouldn't scan you twice. They would kill you just to be safe.

Everyone in this van had seen that happen at least once.

About thirty minutes later, they diverted from Old Interstate 80 taking Old Route 50 into Folsom, through Cameron Park, and into Placerville.

Placerville used to be a wonderfully small, quiet community city before the infection took hold. Everything was close by. The people were friendly. There was plenty to do despite how small it was. And it was in a beautifully wooded area with plenty of wildlife and natural beauty to behold. A far cry from the dull gray cities of more populated zones like San Jose where Richard grew up.

In Placerville, a new settlement had been built and was now receiving what was only its seventh round of new occupants which included everyone in this van. The Placerville Settlement, as it was being called, currently had only 88 people, including the 5 in this van who were going to become new occupants. Within the next few weeks, it had plans to reach what was its current occupational capacity of 100 occupants. After it reached that milestone, it would seek to bring the community together to expand the border so it could slowly bring in more and more people.

This settlement, thanks to its rich soil and bountiful wildlife, was seeking to become self-sustaining if it could reach approximately 500 people within the next few years. They had the space, soil, and natural supplies to farm, ranch, and maintain their own existence without outside help which would be a Godsend if they could make it happen.

The only problem...

Infected patrolled this area regularly, so nightly skirmishes were common. They let everyone know about that in their invitations, that about once every four to five days they would have night time skirmishes with infected, as they usually traveled in small groups and swept through.

Richard and Kasumi didn't mind that reality. It was commonplace for them now to face the infected on a semi-consistent basis. Since they knew the relative schedule, they would be prepared for such a life style without too many issues.

As the van pulled up to the gates of the settlement, fully walled off from the outside world, they were scanned one more time for good measure before being allowed inside.

The place was small, as one would expect for a place only expecting 100 occupants. There were what seemed to be four separate mini-communities within the space.

The "Flank" community, which was at the rear of the establishment. It consisted of roughly 12 houses which housed a current total of around 14 occupants out of a max capacity of 20. There was space there for anyone who wanted to be there. The only downside was that the East side, which was the Flank side, was usually the first to know when infected came through as their travel route was usually East to West. But if you didn't mind that, then it was a comfortable spot.

The "Fore" community, the community closest to the entrance gate where the group was now, had a max capacity of around 20 people and had a total current occupancy 11 occupants.

The "Point" community, on the North side, was at max capacity with a total of 30 occupants. So there was no room for anyone there at present.

And lastly, the "Fall" community, on the South side, was at 28 out of 30 occupants.

Richard and Kasumi discussed with the others, and they decided that they would take the last two spots in the Fall community. They had one house left with one bedroom (double bed, conveniently enough), kitchen, living room, one bathroom, one storage closet, and an empty room which Richard already had pans to turn into a fitness room for Kasumi and himself to practice and train together.

With their location settled, Richard and Kasumi bid their travel companions farewell and made their way to their new home. They met with the local "landlord", or at least the man who passed for a landlord by having them sign for the house, and then moved right in. Taking their time to familiarize themselves with their new home, they set their belongings in the bedroom and toured the place together before resting in the bedroom for about an hour or two.

By the time they woke up from their nap, it was twilight. About 7pm with the sun fading over the horizon. They decided this would be a good time to walk around and get to know some of the people in the area, so they left their house, locked it up nice and tight, and took a stroll through the settlement to see who they could introduce themselves to.

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Shin had been to his fair share of settlements in his short life time. However, this was the first time he stumbled upon one that was so guarded. As he lay in bed he thought about the rocky trip in a small van. The memory reminded himself that he was indeed sore and he sat up to rub his lower back. Letting the sun hit his face, Shin tried to recall the last time he had seen a functional car. His parents had always told him about cars in the days way before him. They seemed useful, but he assumed that society had gotten pretty lazy because of them. Yawning, Shin flopped back down onto his back. Placerville was a named whispered through various settlements he had visited. Somewhat of a utopia, somewhat of a dream that was tad too ambitious. Either way, Shin liked what he saw so far. A well guarded perimeter and tight security. Shin didn't plan on staying here for very long, the longest time he spent in a settlement was about 4 months. He just wanted to get a feel for it. Shin was kind of look a critic of some sort. (Shin didn't really know what a critic did but he seemed to fit the description his father had provided.) He would visit settlements, help them out, and put a good word for them with other loners if all went well. And that's how he ended up in Placerville.

Of course, the first thing Shin would have to warn people about was the amount of infected that seemed to be lurking around. In this day and age you can't go anywhere without finding a pack of them but it seemed a little bit overwhelming in this settlement. Obviously, Shin had experience in areas that had a high population of infected which was more reason to deter anyone from a place that could put him in the situation that he was. The housing was decent at least. Shin had stayed in bigger rooms but he couldn't complain too much about space since he had mad it obvious that this was more a prolonged visit then a stay. But space is nice. Shin liked a good amount of space. The availability was plus too. The settlement seemed to have a lot of residences to stay in, for now. Shin doesn't know what the future holds for the settlement but it could fill fast if people were interested in living in something that was similar to a lab experiment. Of course, Shin still needed to survey the entirety of the settlement. When Shin arrived it was way too dark to make out anything. Although, from what he could make out, it was currently as big as the settlement in Seattle he had lived in long ago. Or maybe he was misinterpreting certain memories. Shin had stayed in such small settlements before that anything bigger than them would seem similar to his hometown.

For example, a few days, ago Shin had stayed in a tight knit settlement just north from Placerville. Everyone seemed to love it in their little town except one particular young girl; she had a way with words and compared her home to cults she heard in scary stories. Her ideas and desire were a bit too big to be contained in such a small area. When Shin said he was leaving she jumped on the opportunity to come with him. Shin had to remind her that he had no idea where he was going. The girl wanted to go down south a bit to get away from such a suffocating place. It was odd. She longed to be a loner, not wanting to spend anymore time in a group. Just like any other teen, she was up to date on news and rumors that were sweeping across the state. She had mentioned Placerville but called it a project that was biting off more than they could chew. Shin didn't care and asked her how he would get there. Which brings him here. Sitting up again, Shin thought this would be the best time of day to eat. If anything makes or breaks a settlement its the food that they serve. Yawning, Shin got out of bed a prepared to explore his new surroundings.

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Shin's parents would tell him that breakfasts used to be huge back in the day. His father would go on and on about how much he loved the taste of meats and the morning and when the substance called syrup that dripped from the pancakes accidentally touched the scrambled eggs. The past seemed so ideal. For as long as Shin had been born, breakfasts had been quick and light. You always wanted to be on your feet but no human could operate on an empty stomach so a small meal was the best one. It was a very random memory to recall. Shin had been doing that a lot lately. Recalling random things. Apparently there were a lot of different foods Shin hadn't tasted that were used for breakfast. He always wanted to know what bacon tasted like. His father always went on and on about how delicious it was. Maybe it was just as good as baked beans; whenever Shin tried to make that comparison his father would laugh and shoot his idea down. Oh well, Shin decided to cope with the fact that he would never know what an egg would taste like. Eating a chicken's baby sounded kind of inhumane to him anyway.

On the subject of baked beans, Shin thought the settlements baked beans were delicious. They were a brand he didn't recognize. In Seattle they didn't have many brands, Shin only ever saw two or three. I guess California was full of surprises after all. The beans came with a side of spinach and rice. Shin kind of sucked at making rice so when a chef could make it perfectly it was almost an automatic good rating for the settlement. The spinach was also delectable. Speaking of spinach being delicious, Shin was surprised when his mother told him that popular media with kids used to demonize spinach and any other green vegetables. Shin didn't really grasp the concept of Television but it sounded like brainwashing to him. He wasn't sure how efficient the government was in the past (His dad always complained about whatever capitalism was) but he thought it was established enough to not let the youth get brainwashed by signals broadcast into a family's home. Spinach was a good food, end of story. It was especially good when being served in this settlement. The food had received a good rating from him so far.

After breakfast, Shin opted for a walk around the settlement just to see the layout. Unfortunately, Shin was directional challenged and the settlement was in its infancy. This means that the paths were crude and the signs were about as helpful as a mute tour guide. From what Shin could make out, there were different sectors for different thing and different sectors were specialized in one thing. Standard for a big settlement. The houses were grouped with other houses, services were grouped with other services, and the little recreational things they had were groups with the other recreational things. Shin could see the potential but getting lost with signs all over the place was definitely an issue. After hours of surveying his surroundings, the sun was starting to set. He had missed any other meal since he was trying his hardest to memorize the layout of the town. Dinner and lunch ratings would have to wait until tomorrow for optimal research.

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Date: May 17, 2044

Time: 11:44pm




Location: Placerville Settlement




The night had come swiftly.

The sun's protective rays had long since disappeared from the land as darkness overcame the world at large beneath a moonless sky. Aside from the spotlights shining into the forest manned by soldiers, the world was silent and asleep.

Richard and Kasumi were asleep in the living room, having fallen asleep on the couch next to one another.

On the wall, at the far Northeast watch tower, two soldiers were chatting.

"See anything?"

"No."

"Mm."

"You almost sound disappointed."

"I kind of am. I want to shoot a few more of those fucks before I move to a new settlement next week."

"Keep your pants on."

"Yeah, yeah."

"We had a run in with the little shit kickers two days ago. We should be getting more of them any time now."

The two stopped talking for a minute and watched the forest as they slowly swept it with the search light.

Out in the distance, a quiet echo of a human-like scream reverberated through the air.

"What was that?"

"SHH!"

The two went silent, and the light stopped moving. They didn't dare move a muscle, and the entire lineup of soldiers along the Northeastern wall froze in place. Nobody dared so much as twitch. The more noise created, the worse their chances for avoiding the wandering groups of infected.

The scream grew louder, and the soldiers began using hand gestures to communicate.

Weapon safety's off. Eyes up. Short, controlled bursts.

It would be almost two weeks before the next ammunition delivery, and the settlement was already running low due to a mishap with one of their ammo storage units which was accidentally ignited by a stray flamethrower during one of the encounters last week. Black burn marks in the grass and dirt around the newly rebuilt storage shed were indicators of what happened.

Everyone kept their eyes up as the screams grew louder, and then the words everyone was dreading were uttered at last.

"CONTACT!!"

The Warning Alarm began blaring at full volume to wake the entire settlement, and nobody would be sleeping through this shrill warning siren. It wasn't long after that when the first bullets began flying.

Richard and Kasumi jolted awake covering their ears as the siren blared once, twice, thrice, and then stopped. They hated that thing. It was the same everywhere, but it was a life line so they had to cut it some slack.

Richard raced into his room to find his bag where he quickly brought out and switched his shoes into reinforced steel-souled and steel-toed boots and reinforced gloves with metallic coverings over the knuckles. Kasumi fetched her katana, placing its scabbard on her waist via a specially made belt clip and holding the blade down and away from herself until it was ready for use if need be.

The pair immediately exited their home and made their way to the center of the settlement where the inhabitants were asked to gather during times of emergencies. There was a large circular cage-like fence with reinforcements along its length in the form of strutted wooden planks and barbed wire. It was the settlement inhabitants last line of defense in the event of a breach. Richard and Kasumi made it to the cage and stood side by side just outside of its open gate as others ran into its protective embrace.

The pair intended to fight if a breach occurred, whereas most others sought safety and refuge within the cage.

The bullets were flying ferociously and screams of infected and the clicks of clickers were audible in the near distance as they watched how the soldiers fired in numerous directions. It indicated a much larger than normal group of infected had made it into the area.

Now it was just a matter of time before they found out, whether they liked it or not, if this settlement would see its second breach.

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Shin liked sleep. Shin liked to dream. A lot. Shin could only see his deceased family in his dreams. Even if Shin's family were a figment of his imagination in his sleep, he still liked to dream about them. He dreamed of the old settlement back in Seattle. Shin liked it there, it was always cold and California always seemed to be the victim of random heat waves. Shin dreamed of his old neighbors telling stories outside, stuff that they heard from their parents back in the golden age. Hearing about all the technology they didn't have access to was weird, it's like they went back in time instead of forward. The elders always told Shin that dreams were just like movies and televisions shows they were always raving about. Images flickering on a screen but more fluid and less ethereal. Maybe it's because he wasn't born into those types of things but Shin found it quite boring. Apparently, lots of people who lived during those days would like to disagree with him.

Whenever Shin made himself semi-comfortable in a new area, there was always and elder to talk to. Shin enjoyed talking to them. Most elders that lived in California weren't even born in California. Shin couldn't even fathom how someone could travel so far but then he'd hear the same speech about how useful cars and planes were. Again, Shin would have to disagree since he was told that cars weighed about 2 tons and airplanes even more than that. He couldn't realize how anyone could even be safe in something that heavy. The only piece of advanced technology someone needed today was a gun and maybe something that could pick up dying radio signal somewhere. Shin would also dream about memories, his conversations with elders and with some of the people who born in the same situation. He liked recalling those conversations. It was so interesting to see how people viewed the world depending on when they were born. People who born like Shin didn't really mind the situation since they grew up being trained to combat the threats. Of course, older people would always complain about having to hear gunshots more often than they would have liked to.

Just as his dream shifted to people talking about guns, Shin heard a gun shot fire outside of his window. It was far away but a gun could make some pretty loud noises because, well, it was a gun. Shin's defensive instincts quickly kicked in, he didn't care what he was wearing and immediately rushed outside to see the cause of the commotion. People were panicking and running every which way along the paths, not an ideal situation when an emergency is down. Covering his ears, Shin tried not to lose his hearing from the alarms, citizens screaming, guards shouting, and gunshots being fired. Shin hand't heard a cacophony this loud since the day his parents passed. Looking up, he could see the guards shooting in multiple directions. Usually, you could tell how bad the situation was by watching the facial expressions of the people trying to defuse it. Shin couldn't make out the faces of any guards but he assumed that the situation was dire. Multiple gunshots could be heard from all around instead of coming from one general direction meaning that there was some type of huge horde trying to infiltrate. With the way the guards on the ground were shouting frantically confirmed Shin's theory. Shin made eye contact with a guard and decided that following orders would be his best bet for now.

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The bullets continued flying in numerous directions as the soldiers fought frantically to control the oncoming rush of infected. You could always tell the size of the group from the amount of ammunition spent, and this group was exceptionally large given that most of the soldiers were rapidly running out of ammo and clips. They would have to start going into the reserves soon to deliver new clips to them if this kept up.

Sure enough, the all-horrifying word "BREACH" was screamed by soldiers atop the wall. All citizens were advised to get inside the cage for their own safety as the guards and soldiers all took up protected positions behind walls, cleverly placed traps, and pit falls to make quick work of the horde.

But the horde was too large this time. The pit falls filled up with infected who were torched with flamethrowers. And once the bodies piled too high the others sprinted right over them. Once they got over the pit falls, the barbed wire fences were next. Most of the infected got stuck on them and were quickly dispatched, but eventually the bodies stuck on the fence allowed others to get by while simply climbing other them like they had the bodies in the pits.

The soldiers had to retreat to safer locations to continue their protective efforts, but a few stray infected managed to break away and take unexpected routes through and around their defenses.

Richard and Kasumi, still near the entrance of the cage which was now around 98% capacity with the citizenry minus them and a small handful of others, held their ground. The first infected appeared around a building corner and began rushing the cage, only to be met by a swift slice of Kasumi's sword across the throat which distracted it long enough for Richard to kick it off its feet and to the ground where Kasumi drove the sword through its skull. Once removed from its cranium, she whipped the blade once to clean the blood from it. Richard walked a bit closer to her as the next infected walked around another building corner just ahead and rushed the pair.

Richard waited until it was with range before launching a spinning kick across its head sending it sprawling to the ground where Kasumi repeated the kill move from their previous victim. A stab through the skull, and it went still. Blade was removed, and it was time to prepare for the next.

They didn't have to wait long as a small group of infected began to come from the buildings and approach the cage.

But there was a silver lining... The bullets had all but stopped flying and the soldiers on the wall were rather calm and giving hand gestures to one another and their comrades down below. The onrush must have stopped, and now it was just the stragglers that remained.

If they killed of this bunch, they would be safe... For now.

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The shouting and screaming continued. Shin couldn't tell if the situation had been diffused or not because of all the confusion. He followed the guards who seemed to be trying to alleviate the chaos by trying to get everyone into a cage of some sort. Shin didn't really like tight spaces but it seemed like a much better alternative than being attacked by one of the infected. So, he decided to make his way inside. It was just as crowded as he expected. He still didn't feel safe. He couldn't tell if the fight was still raging or not. If the infected did make their way into the settlement, would they still be safe? Shin really hoped they would. He enjoyed the breakfast here quite a bit.

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Richard and Kasumi stood fast by the entrance to the cage, ready and waiting if anymore infected should appear. But it was becoming more and more certain that this was now a losing battle. The soldiers were running out of ammo, fast, and the waves were not slowing down it seemed. The soldiers didn't stop using clip after clip, and before long it became clear that the onslaught was still high in force.

Richard looked to Kasumi, and she nodded to him in understanding.

Richard turned and looked at those who'd gathered inside the cage, and was despaired. Many of them would likely not live to see tomorrow if they stayed there.

Kasumi cupped Richard's hand in hers.

"Warn them, Richard. They can't stay there. Everyone has to leave that cage, now." She said.

He nodded.

Kasumi held her katana at the ready as one more infected penetrated the line through the buildings.

Richard, meanwhile, turned to the cage.

"The line isn't holding! Everyone out of the cage, now!!" He yelled several times.

Many of the horrified and paranoid within the cage barked at him to fuck off, that he didn't know what he was talking about, and that the waves were slowing because fewer infected made it through the buildings... But Richard knew better. He'd seen it before. The line was collapsing, allowing the waves to overwhelm and feed on the soldiers. The buildings would soon be bursting with infected, and the cage would be overwhelmed by them ere long.

"Last chance! Get out now!!" He yelled.

He ran to Kasumi's side as she hacked down the next infected, and the two of them began running towards the Southwestern gate. They dared not look back, but as Richard warned the buildings now began bursting with infected which poured around the corners, out of the windows, and through the doors towards the cage.

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Not even a few seconds after she had gotten into the safety zone, she heard people yelling to get out, the man who she had made oh so very quick eye contact with to be exact. "My fuckin' luck, isn't it?" she said to herself as she pushed past her way through people, either being pushed by others, or pulled backwards by people who were trying to get out. As she finally got out, by forcefully shoving a boy about her age back, she gasped for air, only for a Clicker to spring on her, "It's what you get, fucker!" she heard a voice say to her, the boy who she had pushed called mockingly as he rushed by her, leaving her for dead. She grunted at his retort, and swiftly stabbed the Clicker in the head after a brief struggle, as it attempted several times to make bites at her face or neck. She tossed the body off of her and quickly got to her feet, and made a mad dash out of their. She managed to pass the couple she had seen earlier, and as she noticed a way out of one of the sides, she looked at them and motioned in a hurried tone, "Hurry! This way!" she exclaimed as she ran towards the exit. Only to see about a dozen other Clickers swarm in.

"Or not!" she yelled as she just as quickly turned tail and ran back a few feet, managing to keep the Clickers at bay as she managed to kill three of them by throwing one of her throwing knives at each of them. She ran off further down the southside, managed to literally run into a young, or at least her age, tall and what she assumed Asian male, slamming to the ground, "Oof, watch where you're going, idiot!" she yelled as she got back onto her feet, and forcefully picking him up and helping him start running again, allbeit she didn't exactly want to be with others, but at the moment it could help keep off the infected until she could be on her own again, as she always preffered.

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Shin assumed the cage would be safe, I mean, that's kind of what they were advertising while shouting and all. But, just as luck would have it, as soon as he was shoved inside of it someone was screaming to get out of it. Shin wasn't one to disobey orders and was tempted to stay put. Less people in the cage meant more space for him and if he had more space with the inclusion of some safety then he'd be fine. But, it did seem like the cage was getting a bit too full and the sounds from beyond the barrier didn't indicate that the situation would calm down any time soon. Shin was about to make the conscious decision to move until the overwhelming amount of people that wanted to leave made it easy for him. Against his will, he was thrust out of the cage. Being trampled by a lot of people kind of hurt. It hurt a lot.

After mob was cleared, Shin ran in a random direction, hoping to find some safety. Just as luck would have it, there was breech. Clickers were lunging at people, having a grand ol' time. Unfortunately for Shin, he was having the opposite. Praying silently, Shin ran down the pathway hoping that there was an exit this way. Apparently, security hadn't been all too good. At least the food had lived up to standard. I guess ambition kills. Lost in thought and in sprint, Shin didn't notice a girl about his age until he slammed into her. Falling to the ground, Shin landed with a hard thud. She said some really mean words, even going so far o call him an idiot. Oh well, he didn't really have a choice but to follow her since she had a death grip on his hands. Since they were going to be buddies until they got out of this mess, Shin decided to break the ice. "Hi, I'm Shin. Shin Lee." Hopefully she wasn't as mean as the first impression made her out to be.

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Richard and Kasumi stuck with the girl they had seen earlier who urged them to follow her. Clickers had blocked their path to the exit, forcing them to take a detour during which time the girl ran into another man of asian descent who introduced himself as Shin Lee.

Were they not running for their lives, Richard and Kasumi would have offered theirs as well.

But they were.

The road ahead of them opened up as they rounded another building, and they saw the exit up ahead with nary a clicker or infected in sight. Thankfully none showed up which allowed all four of them to exit the now overrun settlement and escape into the wilderness.

... Not exactly the safest place in the world, but it was safer than the settlement now.

Finally, after a few more minutes of running, the group was able to come to a stop and catch their breath. No infected were anywhere around, so for now they had a few moments of reprieve.

"Everyone okay?"

Kasumi nodded.

"I have blood all over me, but I'll live." Kasumi replied.

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Great, Riley thought to herself. Now she was stuck with a group for now, consisting of an idiot who can't see where he's running, and could have gotten himself killed, and then a couple...At least they knew how to stay alive, for now anyway. Could be proved useful...maybe, she thought as she continued running from the bloodbath behind them. Eventually when they were far enough away, she slowed her pace to a quick walk, while keeping her witts and guard up, and stopped as the others did.

"Hey idiot-" Riley said as she looked over at the young male, "What did you say your name was? Shin? Not that I really care. But get this one thing in your head, watch where you're going. Always. And second, formalities don't really matter, no point in getting comfortable if you end up getting yourself killed." she said as she surveyed the area, keeping her eyes and ears open. She realized how rude and how much of an asshole she was, "I...I'm sorry. Just don't want to be around an idiot who almost got us both killed... And, it's Riley..." she said as she started walking again.

"And you, muscle man-" she said as she looked at the man in the presumed couple. "I'm fine. And will be better when I get away from a group again. Saw a station up ahead on my way here. If there's no infected near by, and it's not taken already, we can camp there until it's day break." she started walking again as she turned on her heel, back against the others, slowly separating herself from the rest of the group, too much talking for her for the meantime.