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Lucas Caellum

"Been looking for a new hobbie..."

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a character in “The Will to Survive:The Armageddon Initiative”, as played by SolidSnacks

Description

Lucas has turquoise blue eyes with black, slicked medium length hair and fair skin and an athletic body with a scar on chest. 6'4 in height. He is wearing a white plain shirt and a dark blue hooded jumper over it, with black jeans and dark blue converse shoes. He has a necklace with his toothbrush attached to it because he loves his teeth. Lucas is 18 years old.

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Personality

Lucas is a happy and funny person and is great at listening to people, such as orders or conversations.He doesn't like to lead but follow but usually he is alone. He seems to get along with everyone he meets and loves to have fun. It is rare to see Lucas in a depressed or angry mood. He doesn't have any weaknesses and usually keeps his family past to himself. When it comes to zombies he enjoys killing them a little too much and this is Lucas' problem. He is a bit strange because after every zombie encounter he brushes his teeth because he hates taste of it in his mouth. He is an adrenaline junkie, willing to do anything. A daredevil.

Equipment

Lucas doesn't have any transportation besides his skateboard. To carry his belongings he uses a shopping cart and pushes it to where ever he goes. For weapons he has a machete attached to his side and he has his bow and arrows from when he use to do archery as a hobby. Inside the shopping cart he has a baseball bat, umbrella, can food and bottles of water, a random portrait of Nina Dobrev... his celebrity crush, hair gel and his toothpaste.

History

Lucas came from a sporty background. His parents depended a lot on him to achieve as many trophies as he could so Lucas was good things like Archery, swimming, football (soccer) but he was best at rock climbing but it was rock climbing that created his scar on his chest. Lucas' birthday is when the outbreak started. He woke up ready to celebrate his birthday but he saw his mother eating his father. Lucas didn't have the heart to kill his own mother in defence so he escaped by jumping out of his window and spent the rest of the apocalypse running. Before he jumped out he grabbed his bow and as many arrows as he could (10). He is from London.

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Lucas finding out about the outbreak.

So begins...

Lucas Caellum's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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Roaming through numerous streets leaving trails of rotten bodies behind him, Lucas grew tired of slicing up zombies with his old rusty machete. He has bumped into a few survivors doing all he could to help if he thought they needed it. Now Lucas is cautious when he spots strangers in his path because he was once beaten by a group of bandits trying to rob from him but found nothing worth stealing.
Right now he still travels on his skateboard pushing his shopping cart and has now arrived at a city in Colorado. While roaming through the city he hears a group of people chattering, which causes Lucas to hide in the shadows. He wanted to be hidden because he didn't trust anyone ever since he was jumped. He tried to find a way around the group of people there were three people: 2 guys, a girl and a dog. He was afraid that the dog would catch his scent and give away his position and he did not wanted trouble to find him.
"Maybe I should just turn around and go back" He thought to himself but disagreed and thought: "But I can't just hide forever and wait for them to leave."

As Lucas was about to reveal himself a group of four men approached them threatening them. One of the victims said: "I wouldn't do that if I were you."
He thought to himself: "Well, I guess they aren't bad if they are getting robbed. If I helped them it would be an even fight."
He didn't know what to do, he wanted to help but he still didn't know if the people he was saving was the right people.
"That's it!" He thought to himself. He grabbed a rock and threw it somewhere behind them, which then forced them to react leaving them open for the victims to attack.

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Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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Priestess was walking the freezing streets of Lubbock Oklahoma. It was small city out in the middle of nowhere for the most part and was a test sight for the parasite before it started turning people into zombies, just like Highgate was. This place, however, had been abandoned before the Agency or the military could do anything about it. The streets still bore the scars from the anarchy which had swept across the urban landscape after the infection took over the city. Each buildings crying with the memories of horrors that took place, and every bit of snow representing the tears that angels were shedding for the poor souls lost there.

Priestess was immune to all of it, but she was still very aware of it. Her car had broke down just outside the city and she had no way of repairing it, so she resorted to hoofing her way across the desolate lands of snow that had replaced the summer fields. It was cold, and only getting colder as the evening sun got lower in the sky of the mid west. She needed to find somewhere to stay or she may never complete her mission. She wandered through the streets when the sound of footsteps broke the silence of the ghost town. Priestess spun on her heels and looked at the direction of the foot steps, and standing before her were three men totting assault rifles

"You okay ma'am?" the man asked in a sweet voice, and priestess smiled, [i[ what luck [/i] she thought to herself as she moved forward

"Oh thanks God you found me i'm so scared!" She said in her best fake womanly voice and moved towards the armed men....

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Richard watched the men, each with greedy and hate filled eyes. Richard knew if he drew his pistol right now he would be dead, and if he got closer he would be dead. He needed to think, he couldn't just let these guys do what they wanted with them...and especially Lilith, who knows what they would do to the sweet girl. His eyes darted around, looking for anything he could use to his advantage when all the sudden

crack!

a heavy clash of rocks rang out behind the men, and they spun their heads without thinking, a big mistake. In fact it would be the last mistake any of those men made. Richard stepped forward and drew his pistol from it's holster, BANG! BANG! two rounds flew straight into the closest bandits collar bone, and just as the one with the revolver turned around it was too late and he caught three bullets in the chest. The third bandit tried taking a swing at Richard with his bat, but the agent swiftly dodged it and grabbed the mans arm in a hold and put four rounds into the fourth bandit, before finishing off the third with a single shot to the temple. The whole thing took only mere seconds, and then Richard stood in the cold street, surrounded by the dead bodies of the bandits. When all was thought to be clear, the sound of thundering footsteps sounded behind Richard. He spun and saw the three more men, probably friends of the people he had just killed, came running out from cover straight at Leon and Lilith. He spun to take aim, but it was too late they had reached his two friends and blocked his shot...

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Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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"Planning to kill us in the cold, Daddio?"
Leon asked as he hugged his arms together keeping warm. He looked up at the faint drop of snow, it wasn't to happy and it was a beautiful sight other than the faces of the dead. The only thing was the cold it brang. Leon bit his lip as they began to walk forward following Richard's lead. Huddling together didn't help against the cold so Leon stopped and brought a hoodie out of his duffel slipping it on quickly, he looked towards Lilith who looked really bad, yellowish but also cold. He slipped his arm around her to keep her warm.
"There's no point on making it to this place if you die from the cold."
He said with a slight smile as he looked down at her. He was stopped by bumping into Richard who had just stopped moving he popped his sword out a little, he tapped Richard on the shoulder but he didn't turn around. Leon stepped out to the side from the group to see what was in front of them. Bandits. Great. He knew this wouldn't have been good, Richard was just talking them up. It was getting really intense but they weren't throwing any punches yet. Yet. It seemed as if Richard was going to throw the first punch or shoot the first bullet until a random rock came from the shadows. The bandits were distracted and Richard sprung into action, of course Leon and Lilith were used to this and just waited to the side watching Richard kill these guys. Richard looked at them with a horrified look, Leon and Lilith didn't understand what he meant until they felt strong arms grab them from the behind. Leon, being annoyed with the manner, drew his sword and immediately stabbed behind him, almost slicing himself in the process. The hands let go, he lept away and turned around lunging his sword through the mans chest, he looked to Lilith killing the man holding her. Leon had the craziest look in his eye when he spotted the third man.
"Enough with this bloody rubbish!"
He ran to the man, anger in his eyes, he looked straight into the mans eyes as he was about to kill him, instead he just pushed him to the ground, ran a hand through his own hair and sighed. He shook his head as he walked away to check on Lilith.
"Are you alright?"
He said sadly as he held a hand out.

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Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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Lucas was watching as the man defeated the bandits like it was nothing to him. Lucas then saw three more bandits running towards them from behind and before he could warn them, the man noticed straight away. The bandits took the other two as hostages.
"How many of these guys are there?" He thought.
He left his shopping cart and skateboard in the shadows taking only his bow & arrow and moved around to another position behind the bandits when suddenly the male hostage stabbed the bandit holding him with his sword, killing him almost instantly. Then he turned to the second one doing the same. Lucas could see the mans intent to murder in his eyes as he walked towards the third bandit and shouted: "Enough with this rubbish!" but pushed him to the floor instead of killing him.
Lucas thought: "An Englishman aye."
As the man spared the bandits life he turned his back and walked towards the woman. He didn't notice the bandit getting back up, Lucas leaped from the shadows trying to get closer as the bandit revealed a gun from his torn jeans aiming at the group. BANG! The sound of the gun echoed down the road and everyone was frozen.
The group saw the bandit standing behind them with his gun aiming at them, he had obviously missed. The bandit then dropped to the floor face first revealing the arrow in the back of his head Lucas behind him standing there holding his bow & arrow.
Lucas looked at the group with an emotionless face and instantly squinting his eyes smiling and waving: "Hey there." Lucas said (in a formal English accent) standing only a few meters behind the dead body.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: C.I.A Director Andrew Scott Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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(OCC: sorry I haven't posted for a long time.)
Richard starred at the man holding the bow and arrow. He looked...interesting to say the least. He had a black coat on and his hair was licked back and from the looks of it he had a tooth brush hanging from his neck. Richard sighed to himself, what kind of whack job did we run into now he grumbled quietly to himself. He couldn't be more than eighteen or maybe nineteen at the most, and with that tooth brush around his neck he looked like a poster boy for a tooth paste company that had taken a violent turn in it's advertising. Leon and Lilith just looked on at the odd looking kid, nobody weapon worrying about raising a weapon to him for now. Richard moved forward a bit and called out to the dark tooth fairy

"So, who the hell are you?"

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Director Scott walked into the conference room with a hot cup of coffee in his hand. The meeting was already well under way but he didn't much care, this new president was a joke anyway.

"You're late Director Scott." President Hawthorne said as Andrew walked in with a foul look across his face, the bastard who had made this coffee did a shitty job.

"I know, I've been busy." the Director said as he took his seat in the middle of the conference table. He was flanked on all sides by men in suits or Generals uniforms. There was only a single vacant space at the table, right next to where the Vice President sat.

"Does anybody know where the goddamn director of the NSA is?!" the Vice President growled. The short man was constantly in a bad mood

"Has anyone seen him?" and Admiral at the far end of the table spoke up. yep Director Scott thought to himself as recalled seeing the man convulsing on the floor just earlier today. The room responded in a series of no's before Andrew piped in

"I'll have some of my men go check around for him." Director Scott said in a nonchalant tone "He is bound to be around here somewhere. But for the mean time we better carry on with the meeting, the president has a press conference soon."

"Indeed, lets make this quick and we can meet again after the press conference" President Hawthorne said "So what is the situation within the country."

bad you fucking idiot Director Scott thought to himself as the General of the Army spoke up "Well sir, troops all across the nation are reporting increased aggression from insurgent groups of Americans who are against the martial law. At this point they are much more of a threat than the zombies are." zombies Director Scott chuckled in his mind. This poor bastards knew what the parasite was, but they had no idea what these things could be capable of one day. Calling them zombies was a huge understatement

"What measures are we taking against them?" Hawthorne asked

"I have marine task forces as well as special forces around the clock to find and eliminate threats within the green zones, we are also beginning to enforce disarmament acts throughout all of the military controlled cities." The president nodded and looked to Andrew

"And the CIA's actions on this?" Hawthorne asked

"I have agents infiltrating multiple insurgent cells and eliminating them. Currently I have agents in fourteen cells across the country, all will be dealt with shortly."

"Can we keep casualties to a minimum?" Hawthorne asked sincerely

"No." Director Scott answered blankly, the president didn't fight back about the border line insubordination, and much to Andrew's surprise either did anybody else. The president just sat there and took it, and no one came to his defense, such weakness this government was hosting lately. Scott was about to continue when his cell phone beeped in his pocket he looked at the number and saw that it was from the intelligence office at the CIA "Excuse me I have to take this."

"That is fine." Hawthorne said "I have to prepare for the press conference, we will pick this up after." With that everyone exited the room except for Director Scott who sat in his chair and answered his phone.

"What do you have for me?" he said

"The blogger who has been posting on the internet just released more info." the man on the other end of the line said

"And?" Director Scott said coldly

"We have a trace on them. Whoever it is is just posted from a wireless connection in Minneapolis a few seconds ago."

Finally! The CIA had been dealing with the attempts by the scientist, in charge of the initial program that created the parasite, to release information to the world that they had over looked some blogger release classified documents on the internet. They tried tracking whoever it was down but they were constantly on the move and updating from random up links across the country, and before they could get a good track on the person they suddenly stopped posting for about a week. Now they had them, and they were going to find out who this person was and how they had all this info "Good, shut down the site I'll deal with the rest." Director Scott hung up and immediately dialed the number for the best agent he currently had at his side.

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"hmmm yes baby." Priestess moaned as the man kissed her neck. She loved her job, good sex came often since she met so many men on her journeys. Just as the man was about to unhook her top her phone rang. Priestess sighed "Not again!" she huffed as she moved out from under the guy she had met on the street and grabbed her phone from the nightstand.

"Who could possibly be calling you during the apocalypse?" the man questioned as he sat on the edge of the bed and looked at priestess who was now on the phone

"What is it?" she asked in a irritated tone

"We have a track on that blogger from two weeks ago, finish off those rebels there and head to Minneapolis I'll send you details." Director Scott's voice ordered through the phone

"My car broke down." she said with an innocent voice that was completely fake and Director Scott knew it

"We will send a jet to come pick you up at the nearest airport."

Priestess grumbled "Oh come on, I got some good dick hanging in front of me here." the guy on the bed gave her a strange, but satisfied, look as priestess yelled out her comment almost obnoxiously. She was a great agent, but sometimes she acted like a child.

"I don't care if your about to suck Wili Wonka's dick and it taste like a tootsie pop, I don't even care if your about to fuck God himself, I want you out of there now and on your way to the airport!" Director Scott was obviously a little agitated by Priestess. She was a thorn in his side, much less easy to deal with unlike Freelancer. He never had an issue with Freelancer needing to kill anybody or switch objectives in an instant, but Priestess was a whole different creature. She had a weird thing with sex, and she had a bit of an attitude that rubbed Andrew the wrong way.

"Fine, fine." she said as she hung up the phone and stood up, putting her top back on

"Where are you going?" the guy on the bed asked as he stood up and Priestess reached into her coat pocket. The man barely had time to get on his feet before Priestess took a knife from her coat pocket, spun around, and slammed it hard into his wind pipe. He flew backwards on the bed and grabbed his throat in shock, pain and agony. Priestess walked over casually, grabbed the blade and pulled it from his throat, letting the blood gush from the intrusion. She ignored the sounds of the man gasping for air as she opened the guitar case and retrieved her pistol, which she had stuck in the case when she met the men on the street. She had gotten lucky, the guy on the bed and his buddies she found on the street were apart of a small rebel cell that were going from state to state causing havoc for the military. She also got lucky when she found out this guy was as lonely as a stray dog after his girlfriend got infected, too bad she got screwed over again. She made sure the pistol was loaded and looked at the door that would lead her into the door that would lead her into the rest of the rebel hideout.

"Well, eventually I'll be able to finish up." she sighed as she put the guitar case on her back, and walked into the next room with the full intent to kill every last person she found.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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Lucas knew what the people were thinking about as they were staring at him but did not mind. He walked up to the dead bandit pulling his bloody arrow from the bandits head and started chuckling a bit saying:
"Damn! That was a close one!"
Lucas put his arrow back inside his arrow quiver.
"My name is Lucas, I don't want any trouble. I was just passing by when I notice that you were in a bit of trouble, so I decided to help." Lucas explained.
"I'll be right back."
Lucas went back into the alley way and came out with his shopping cart and his skateboard.
"I have some canned food if any of you are hungry or need any." Lucas offered.
Suddenly a zombie appeared behind the group of three. Lucas instantly pulled his arrow out striking the zombie down right in between its eyes.
"Sorry for not warning, I just react quickly. What are your names?" Lucas asked while retrieving his arrow.

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Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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As Leon helped Lilith up and asked if she was alright one of the guys was still coming after him, he was about to turn around and make him wish he didn't step foot near him. The man stopped and own came the large man, an arrow in his back and standing behind him was another man, a quite strange person it seemed. Leon raised his eyebrow, not knowing whether meeting this strange person was a good thing or a bad thing. Well whatever, he was a new face but he was also another mouth to feed. Leon stared as he made a comment of how close I was nearly injured by that man and then he also took his arrow back. Leon smiled. A fellow brit. He was just about to talk when ofcourse Richard so rudely interrupted him.

"So, who the hell are you?"
"My name is Lucas, I don't want any trouble. I was just passing by when I notice that you were in a bit of trouble, so I decided to help."
"I'll be right back."


This guy didn't seem to be too young, he looked around Leon's age himself. He watched as Lucas went into an alleway and brought out a skateboard and a shopping cart filled with food, he offered to feed us if we needed any. Well that was definitely sealing the deal. He was british and he had food, Leon would say yes to let him in the group if it was up to him. But no. It wasn't up to him. It was up to the stupid army officer, secret agent, backstreet boy, undercover or whatever he was. Lucas pulled out his arrow and shot a zombie behind the group right between the eyes. Leon's eyes widened as a smile grew on his face.

Lucas apologized as he didn't warn the group. At least he had manners, Leon was content as his heart was racing a bit at the thought of Lucas almost shooting him. To think he would've survived thousands of bandits, robberies and zombies and he thought he was going to die by an arrow, Lucas asked what everyones name in the group was. Leon stepped forward before Richard could do anything.

"Can't you see Lucas?" Leon started staring straight at Richard.
"We are all just a great, big, happy family." Leon grinned still staring at Richard.
"This is Jake, he's a good boy." He said ruffling the dogs fur.
"This is Lilith." He put his arm around her and smiled.
"My name is Leon." He said running a hand through his hair and then finally turned to Richard.
"And this is our Daddy, you can call him Marcus, Richard, Jason or even Tony but it doesn't matter because he's had so many names and who knows if we even know what his name is." Leon's smile finally dropped covered with a bit of anger.

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Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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Lilith laughed as Leon introduced them all, the guy was going to think they were nuts at this rate. Then again, Richard was a secret agent/hit man, Leon was overly cheerful for the current setting - which she rather appreciated, she hated doom and gloom - then there was her. She was not about to talk about her.
"Thanks for the help," she smiled, kneeling down to pet Jake. Her head was pounding, but it was one of the many things she'd learnt to cover for since she'd been made fully aware of the infection. She assumed it had something to do with how the zombies were attracted to noise, there was a possibility it'd enhanced her hearing, but she wasn't sure and she wasn't about to put extra effort into finding out.
"So, do you have plans, or are you just generally trying to survive?" she asked. Some people would be searching for family, others were trying to move away from the cities and others didn't care what they did so long as they stayed alive.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: David Chang Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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The dark tooth fairy emerged from the alley with a shopping cart full of supplies and a skate board. Figured he was one of those kids taking up the sidewalks. Richard paused and put his palm to his forehead and whispered to himself "God I did not just think that." He tried to assure himself. He walked up to the cart as Leon made his joke "Damn straight, I am papa no name, and you kids wouldn't know what to do without me. Especially you little one." He smirked at Lilith.

Richard looked at the newcomer, "look Mr. Toothfairy sir, I appreciate your trying to help but we have to keep moving. You are free to come if you don't slow us down." This kid might look like a goofball but he doesn't seem dangerous.

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The chopper flew silently above the mountain tops, whoever this piece of shit was she was making Priestess's job a pain in the ass. She flew all the way to Minneapolis and interrogated a teenager who couldn't describe the back of his own hand and a barista who Priestess was pretty sure had no idea there was a zombie apocalypse thanks to her keeping her nose in a book. Now she was being sent to Colorado while multiple others of her certain occupation were busy waiting in other states this asshole might jump to next. Priestess looked out the window and sighed "I need a fucking vacation."

(Sorry for the mis-character tags on my phone and it won't drive right.)

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Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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Lucas felt appreciated and welcome as he spoke with the strangers.
"No thanks, I was just passing by and happened to see you in a sticky situation." Lucas explained.
"I'll just be heading the other way, now is your last chance to have some supplies if you want any?" He asked.
Lucas was glad that he was offered to tag along, but he did not want to annoy them or add another mouth to feed to their group.
"Okay, I will be heading off then."
Lucas turned away from the friendly group and started heading down the streets of the city.
As he turned the corner he spotted about 20-40 zombies in one group flooding up one street. He suddenly stopped and slowly and quietly backed up until he was hidden from the 'herd'.
"Guess I can't go this way." He thought to himself.
The zombies were heading towards his direction. "They must've heard the commotion from before."
Lucas quickly rushed towards the group, "Their are a bunch of zombies heading this way, maybe twenty to forty!"
Lucas felt that he should warn this group for what was about to come.
"You must act quickly, I am here to help if you need me, if not, then I shall be going."
As the zombies get closer, Lucas was waiting for an answer from the leader of the group; 'Richard'.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: C.I.A Director Andrew Scott Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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(OCC: Since nobody has made a move I'm going to continue the story arc with Richard)

The new group consisting of the dark tooth fairy, Lilith, Leon and the mutt was walking down a cold and unforgiving street. He really didn't think of Jake as a mutt but old habits die hard. As they approached a patrol of soldiers Richard gave a hand sign for all of his comrades to get low so they weren't spotted.

"Big bad secret agent is scared of a few guards?" Leon joked with a grin. Richard just threw him the bird as he continued to observe the men as they disappeared behind a large brick building.

"Okay let's move." Richard whispered and the group took off like lightning, running with soft foot steps past the guards and into an alley. Surprisingly it was even more bitter cold in the alley out of any breeze than it was anywhere else they had been while on foot.

"So tell me again please" the new guys accent quietly spoke in the darkness of the alley "Why are you guys going to this base anyway?"

"Our friend here is hurt...bit. This place has something to help her, if you are too afraid you can all wait here for me." Richard said with the up most seriousness

"Scared?" Lilith grinned "You think I'd be scared after everything you have put us through?" Richard smiled as Jake began to growl towards the opening of the alley. Richard took the initiative and hit the dog on it's head

"Shut up will you?" Richard growled at the animal and Lilith shot him an ugly glare. That's when he heard it, a light moaning in the distance. He looked up and saw a group of infected making their way towards them, "Oh shit! Run! The entrance to the tunnels isn't far now!" Richard said as he got up and fired a few rounds into the infected. Screams filled the air as guards were ambushed by these monstrosities, and Richard ran for his life right behind his friends, firing into the ever growing horde.

*********Buckley AFB************

"Who the hell were they ma'am?" a voice called from behind Priestess, she turned to see Scorcher and the Captain walking towards her.

"Claims to be a doctor" she said back coldly

"Claims ma'am?" Scorcher asked as him and his captain stopped a few feet from the agent

"Yeah...claims" she repeated as if she were talking to a complete moron "I want you to go in and follow them, just say it's for security reasons. If she refuses...arrest her and we will have some words." the S.E.A.Ls saluted

"Aye-aye." they both said in perfect unison as they ran for the door where the women had just entered. Whoever that woman was she gave Priestess a bad feeling, if she turned out to be who she was then great...but if she wasn't it could be that bastard they were looking for. Priestess took out her phone and hit three, she went through the whole process of getting a line too the director and waited for an answer......

***UN Headquarters, New York City, New York***

A team of paramedics rolled a body out of the building on a stretcher, the white sheets covering the body indicated it was a dead man. "What happened!" a delegate from Britain asked a security officer who stood with his M4 assault rifle and a blue beret

"At this time all we can say is that the Secretary-General had somehow been infected." Director Scott smiled to himself, so those pills really do work

"Infected!" the delegate exclaimed with panic

"Sir just calm down!" the guard ordered

"Calm down! You can't expect-

The argument ensued and Scott turned around and retrieved his phone from his pocket and dialed a number. The phone rang for a few moments before a male voice answered

"Hello?" the man said into the phone

"Get down to the UN building right now." Scott said with blank emotion

"What? Why?" the man on the other line said

"Well after our little romantic meeting by the water I decided to take matters into my own hands, now get down here." Scott hung up and his phone rang almost immediately with the number from Priestess. He pressed ignore "Sorry doll, I have other matters to attend too."

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: C.I.A Director Andrew Scott Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White Character Portrait: Jakob "Three" Black

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ring ring......ring ring.....ring ring

"What is it Priestess?" Scott asked as he opened his phone. He was safe and secure in the back of his limo that had just picked him up at the UN building. He stroked his hand over the back of the black leather seats and smiled to himself with his newest accomplishment.

"Sir, did you send a Dr. Mackinley to Buckley AFB?"

"What? I didn't send anyone besides you!" Scott hissed

there was silence over the phone for a moment before Priestess's voice game back through the line "Then I believe I have found our little problem sir."

"No shit, I want her taken into custody for questioning." he paused "But just in case....lethal force is authorized, I want this problem dealt with." Scott had cooled himself down so he was once again thinking calm and collected with that emotionless tone of his.

"It will be done sir." Priestess answered back

"Oh it better be." and then he hung up. This little problem better be solved quick, he had too much going his way for some bitch to take him and all he has worked for down into the pit. soon he thought to himself soon the UN will be under my control...then the initiative can really begin....

******Buckley AFB (Priestess)*******

Priestess hung up her phone and immediately hit the button for her to talk over the Navy S.E.A.Ls communication links. "That bitch is the one we are looking for! I want her in custody and brought to me right now!"

"Sorry ma'am" Scorcher's voice sounded over her earpiece "Her and the girl have locked themselves in a room, we can't get access."

Priestess rolled her eyes "Well then blow the motherfucker damn you fucking idiot!" she hissed over the radio

"Yes ma'am." the S.E.A.L.'s voice said with obvious irritation

"You still on over watch Frogger?" she called to the squad sniper through the microphone

"All day, everyday ma'am." Frogger's voice rang through her earpiece

"Good keep it that way, I'm going in." Priestess said as she began to walk towards the doors of the facility, that's when something caught her eye. Moving towards her was what looked to be a man in massive body armor. She instantly pulled her pistol and pointed it at the guy who had a suitcase in hand "Who the fuck are you?" Priestess called out to him as she took aim.

*****Buckley AFB (Scorcher and the Captain)******

"Doctor, just open the door and this can all be over a lot quicker and with a lot less hurt on your end."

There was nothing but silence from the other side "Well fine then. Prime the charges Scorcher." the captain said just loud enough for the women inside to hear.

"Charges!" an almost inaudible voice said from the other side. Though it was hard to make out it sounded young.

"You gonna open up now!?" Scorcher called in as he took a few blocks of C4 from his rucksack. There was some mumbled conversation on the other side but no answer. "Good! I like blowing shit up!" Scorcher called out as he began placing charges on the door.....

****Buckley AFB (Richard)*****

Richard walked alone in the halls of the facility under Buckley. He had left his friends in the storage warehouse where the entrance to the tunnels were. Just in case there were soldiers still in this place he didn't want them to get caught in the crossfire, in a way he felt responsible for the group. Of course there were patrols and infected up there but he felt confident they were safe.

As he continued down the abandoned halls of the facility he began to here slightly muffled talking up ahead of him. Richard slowed his pace as he slowly approached a corner in the hall. Just around it he could here somebody say something about charges and blowing something up. so this place isn't so empty after all. Richard thought as he got close to the corner and was went to look around it. He was expecting to see somebody way down the hall, but instead he was met face to face with a bearded man who looked just as shocked to see Richard as Richard was to see him.

"Contact!" the bearded man screamed as he tried to raise his M4 rifle. Richard acted as quick as lighting, however, and grabbed the rifle before the man could raise it. There was a short burst of gunfire as the man fired the weapon in an attempt to hit Richard with shrapnel from the bullets when they impacted the wall. It was unsuccessful as Richard hit the man with a swift headbutt and sent him stumbling backwards. A second man ran up and tried to put the muzzle of his gun right to Richards head, but he deflected it away before stepping into the man, punching him in the throat as he did. He then grabbed the weapon, which was slung around the soldier, and fired a fully auto burst of 556 rounds into his friend. The rounds tore through the other man like paper and turned him into a bleeding heap on the ground. Richard then unstrapped the sling of the rifle and tossed it too the floor. It wasn't over, however, as the man deflected a right hook Richard sent at him and sucker punched him right in the stomach. Before Richard knew it the man had drawn his pistol and was about to put a bullet right in the top of his head.

Richard moved just in time for the bullet to miss and give him only a graze on his shoulder. He then grabbed the pistol, kicked the man's shins and pushed the pistol in towards the man's face so that the butt of the handgun slammed into his nose. Richard then simply pull the pistol from the man's hands as he fell against the wall. Flipping it around he stuck the barrel to the man's head who screamed "No! No! Stop!" BANG! the bullet blew the back of the man's head out onto the wall, and he slid down it and hit the ground like a ton of bricks. Richard starred at the mixture of red and pink that was running slowly down the walls like some freaky organic paint before noticing he was standing in a pool of blood from the man he had shot with the rifle. Good thing he had left his duffel bag with his friends or he would have never been able to move fast enough to save his own life.

Richard stepped out of the pool of blood and looked down the hall from where the men had come from and saw that there was a door covered in C4. I wonder why they were going to blow that door down. Richard thought to himself as he walked over to the door ans began throwing the C4 that was tapped to it too the ground. guess there is only one way to find out. he thought as he took a key card from his back pocket and moved to scan it in the door....

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(Deciding to make a quick post so you all know I am stilll alive so yeah. :D lol)

Richard just left them in the room so he could leave, which was fine with Leon. He stared at the fellow Englishman and then at Lilith who looked worse by the minute, Leon crept down next to Lilith who was lying against the wall of the warehouse and sat. He swung his arm around her in an attempt to keep her warm. It worked for about 5 minutes but the she froze up again. Leon bit his lip as she shivered and reached down into his bag for another hoodie of his, it had a few holes but was reliable. He looked down at his jumper, it was the warmest one he had, he sighed as he stripped it off and felt the cold breeze gush in from only small cracks and hit his chest and arms. He wrapped it in on Lilith whether she liked it or not and slipped on the torn one, it did fine but it wasn't the best, he could feel his arms were toasty but his stomach to his chest could feel the cold. He rubbed Lilith's back and smiled. It seemed like hours with Richard gone and he felt himself getting only colder. Sure he was annoyed with Richard all the time but he felt lost at the moment, like he had nothing to do, no responsibilty without Richard. He was the father who was meant to boss all of them around and he wasnt even here with them. They were like a family who couldn't function properly together without each other. They would survive for a while but then eventually backfire. That was what it was like since Highgate, they were surviving but Leon knew this was the time of backfire. Lilith was sicker than ever, Richard was still probably heartbroken having to leave Darcy and Leon felt so alone without Natalie, she was like an awesome friend who could have easily passed as a sister. Leon found himself pacing, it brought warmth to his legs so he didn't stop. All these thoughts were driving him mad...

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Richard smiled at the girl, they had run away from the warehouse that concealed the entrance too the facility and were all now sitting around a living room of a all but destroyed house. Richard leaned forward to allow Zanetta to see his wound, "Don't worry princess" Richard said part mockingly "I have enough battlefield medical experience to heal us all three times over and twice on Sunday." The girl began to patch up Richard's back with some medical tape he had in his duffel bag, the wound still hurt but he had, had much worse in his time as an operator.

"So you want to learn how to use a gun do ya?" he said to the girl as she finished up her patchwork. She nodded with a hesitancy that was derived from her shyness. Richard stood slowly and walked over too Darcy who lay unconscious on the ground, and he stroked his hand through her hair as he looked to Leon, the dark tooth fairy and Lilith and then back to Zanetta. "Good, because now that she is after us...you are all going to need it."

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Zanetta nodded to Richard with a smiled then she looked to the new people and slowly turns her head back to Richard like a rusty value and a face of trembling nervousness. She then looked at him still trying to smile and talked through her teeth to him loud enough for him to hear. ''W-who...are they?'' She then laughed nervously, one of her eyes twitching like she was about to freak out again then she sat next to Darcy.

She held on of Darcy's hands in her lap. It was obvious that she and Darcy had grew a strong bond in the short time she had been together and with that her face relaxed. It seemed Darcy gave her more confidence. Afterall she was not used to people because she would be found....or hiding under a car as she fixed it up of upgraded afew freatures of it. Darcy was more like a best friend to her but also a parental figure and she respected her as one too.

There was something strange about Zanetta though. She knew so much, could do so much but she looked like she was fresh out of high school. How old was she again?

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Leon paced the grounds and then slowly sunk down against the wall next to Lilith while Lucas was standing on the other side of the room. The door burst open and in came Richard... and Darcy... and another chick. "What the hell happened?" Leon thought in his mind. He stared as the new girl patched up Richard and Darcy after she spoke and asked who we were. Leon smiled.
"Hello love." his british accent standing out from everyone elses voices since Lucas was silent.
"My name's Leon." he sort of bowed like a jester would to a king and then stuck his hand out.
"And you are?" He grinned.

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Head pounding. Darcy groaned as consciousness hit her like a ton of bricks. Her eyelids slit open but the light hurt her eyes and she closed them tight and tried to turn over onto her side. But something was holding her hand. She pulled her hand away from it and tried to open her eyes again. It still hurt but it was better as the blur started to take shape and her brain began to process what it saw.

"Leon?" She questioned confused in a hoarse voice and then coughed as she pushed herself up to a sitting position.

Was she dead?

If she was, she must be in hell, thought Darcy . . . if Leon was here.

A shock of utter agonizing pain shot up her arm as she did this.

"Son of a bitch!" She hissed through clenched teeth as she cradled her injured but now bandaged arm.

She looked around at the face that were staring at her.

"What the hell are you all staring at!" Darcy shouted, the pain in her arm putting her an instant bad temper . . .

Plus she was hungry as hell! And a pregnant woman could not go long with out eating . . . and Darcy hadn't ate in almost two days . . . that did not make her feel happy . . . or maybe it was the mood swings brought on by her 'condition' . . . Either way she was not feeling great right now.

"Someone gonna offer me some food or what?!"

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Zanetta looked up at Leon's hand and she blushed madly then Darcy took her hand away, this mean her blush even more. She then looked up at Leon and struggled out words in a high pitched voice. ''M-my name is Zanetta. N-nice to meet you...''

She then cleared her throat and saw Darcy in alot of pain and she quickly paid more attention to her again. Her nervousness disappearing as she did. ''I'm sorry Darcy if your arm hurts...I needed to stop the bleeding.'' She put her head down, she was almost in tears. ''I-I didn't want you to die..'' Her face red as a tomato as she stopped her tears.

She cared for Darcy, afterall she saved her and gives her the confidence she needs. She didn't want to lose such a also friend or parental figure.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: C.I.A Director Andrew Scott Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White Character Portrait: Roderick "Belial" Lemartes

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Richard reached into his duffel bag and retrieved some MREs he still had saved from way back in Highgate and walked around to Darcy and offered it too her "Here baby." he said as he knelt down beside her "You can go talk with 'Mr. Smooth' here I'll take Darcy from here. Darcy quickly grabbed the bag from Richard and tore it open, but as soon as she did she scowled at the contents. Richard laughed, "Well it may not look pretty but, it is still food your highness." Darcy sighed b efore giving a smile to Richard

"Thank you." she said and then gave him a peck on the cheek before digging in. Lilith and the dark Tooth fairy came over and said a few hellos to Darcy, but they were kept short. Richard guessed Lilith was still in shock from seeing Darcy alive.

Richard sat next to Darcy and leaned back slightly "So, why were you here Darcy?"


****[classified]****

"AHHHHHH! It hurts!" a blood curdling scream shook the walls of the lab as the doctor shoved a long needle up into Roderick's arm, but that was not the only cause for his pain. He had just undergone a very, very experimental operation where the doctors had implanted a device in the base of the man's skull and several others throughout his body. "Please! The pain!: Roderick was screaming like some wild animal now as a clear liquid was shot through the needle and into his arm.

"Hush now Roderick...this was all part of the deal." Director Scott smiled as he looked into Roderick's eyes. They were already beginning to change colors...it was so....magnificent. Scott grinned at the next sound of the mans pain, the sound of screams that meant Scott's dreams were so very close at hand

"Stop calling me that!" Roderick shouted in a fit of rage "My name is Belial! Belial!" the chemicals and liquids running through his body were sending him into violent rages and intense anxiety attacks

"Yes...Belial...I like that. If you live through this day Roderick, that shall be a fine name for you." Director Scott starred on as the doctors began to inject the final secret ingredient "A fine name indeed."

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"I'm gonna be fine Zanetta." Darcy said patting the over sensitive girl on the back with her good hand.

At least she hope she was going to be, who knew for sure?

Luckily Richard intervened before Zanetta broke out into full blown hysterics.

"Here baby." He said handing Darcy his bag. "You can go talk with 'Mr. Smooth' here I'll take Darcy from here." He added to Zanetta.

Darcy tore it open. She was starving. She hadn't ever felt hunger like this before, yet weirdly enough she was craving something spicy but she was way out of luck when she looked inside and scowled.

Richard laughed at her scowl and spoke "Well it may not look pretty but, it is still food your highness."

All the coiled tension left Darcy's body as she smiled at his words. How she had missed him . . . She thought he was dead but that was something she did not want to think about ever again! He was here and he was hers.

"Thanks." She replied as she kissed him on the cheek and then went for the food like she'd never seen it before in her life. It tasted like crap but like Richard said at least it was food . . . She just hoped she didn't throw it up like most things she had since becoming pregnant.

Richard sat down next to her as she ate.

"So, why were you here Darcy?" He asked.

Darcy shuffled over and onto his lap. She breathed in a sigh of contentment as she cuddled up next to him burying her face into his neck and chest as he wrapped his arms around her. Darcy smiled to herself as she kissed Richard under the jaw. She felt safe and loved . . . she dreamed of this moment for over four months thinking then it would never happen. She wouldn't ever let him go ever again, no matter what.

He was her's and only hers. Yes, she was possessive and she didn't care.

"Well." She breathed as she took another bite of the horrid food that was threatening to come back up her throat "My mom got bit, she needs the serum. I have to get back." She added remembering "We're staying in Minneapolis. It's horrible Richard." Darcy whispered morosely, the memories coming back to her. "They kill people on the streets . . . something you wouldn't even think about doing to an animal. I-I watched . . . they were going to shoot a man for saving another man's life . . ." She shivered at the image playing in her mind. "You're coming back with me right?" Darcy said suddenly looking up at Richard "I'm not leaving without you again!" She panicked while hoping he wouldn't ask her how she knew of this place.

It would be easier not to go into that right now as it may raise other questions . . . like why that bitch was after her.

But she did have to get back to Minneapolis . . . to save her mom . . .

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Zanetta smiled to Darcy and Richard then she swiftly paced her way away from the others and she found a sink. The sink was roughed up and the water was ice cold as she turned on the tap, it was a slow stream but that was good enough. She then slowly went through her weathered tool belt and took out the bloody wrench. The blood was now conjelled and dry and she sighed with a shivered breath then she started to wash the blood away.

She used her hands and her face was so pale she could pass as a ghost. She sniffed and cried quietly as she done so. She then finished up and put the wrench back into the tool belt and she turned off the tap then she sat on a armchair that was oddly placed in the wrecked kitchen and curled her body into it. She then rested her head on it and sighed once more.

She then quietly talked to herself. ''I hope I don't go to hell for that....C-Cathy I'm sorry..'' With that she blinked with afew tears then slowly nodded off for the long needed sleep she had been needing for a while now, hunger was hardly a concern for her at the moment. She just wanted to dream of better days. Sweeter times.

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Leon rolled his eyes at Richard calling him Mr Smooth.
"Whatever dad." He stuck out his tongue as he watched Darcy dig into the food, it was horrible, watching a woman like this. Leon almost gagged. Even though he had killed thousands of zombies yet watching this truly made him sick to the stomach, he couldn't watch anymore. It was too horrifying for his eyes. Leon looked over to Lilith who looked awful, it almost made him sad. He turned to Zanetta who was curled up on a chair, Leon walked off to her and heard her say something, he knelt down so he was eye-level and sighed so she knew he was there.
"Your not going to hell, it was protection wasn't it? If this person was a zombie then they were already dead." He watched her reaction.
"No offense if they meant something to you." he added quickly.

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Zanetta then jumped as Leon spoke and sat up right and sighed relief as she had a nightmare then she looked at Leon her face went bright red again. ''Y-you scared me...'' She then looked away for a moment then back to Loen at the corner of her eye and she crossed her arms. ''I don't think that is true L-Leon...I-I knew him and-'' She paused then smiled to him. ''I'd rather be hacking or fixing up cars right now.'' She then laughed lightly and relaxed. ''S-sorry...I-I don't talk to people much, head buried in computer coding and car engines too much.''

She then uncurled her body then crossed her legs. ''W-when did you meet Darcy, Richard and the others?''

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Leon chuckled as Zanetta jumped when he approached her. He could see that she was blushing madly like when he had met her.
"Sorry for scaring you." Leon smiled.
She tried not to make eye contact, probably so she couldn't blush madly again and she crossed her arms.
''I don't think that is true L-Leon...I-I knew him and-" She paused but didn't talk more of it, Leon frowned.
"I had to kill my parents- they turned- they were trying to kill me..." His voice was no longer as strong as before but then he cleared his throat and wiped his eyes that had no tears but were burning. She smiled at Leon and started talking about cars and laughed, her face slowly coming clear to its colour. She apologized for something with no reason of apologizing and asked when did I meet Darcy and Richard. Leon grinned.
"There's no need to apologize for that and I met Darcy and Richard when we were at this gas station and when it all started, it was because of this company Richard works for or something, Luckily he and Darcy fell in love otherwise Lilith and I or maybe even Darcy would've been dead. Richard and Darcy are like our parents now, since I'm way younger than them. How old are you?"

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Zanetta saddened as she heard the Leon had to kill his own parents. That must of been horrible she thought to herself. Though she had lost her father at a young age to cancer and her mother...well gave her up to be fostered...a year later she found out her mother committed suicide as the grief of loss her husband was too great to bare. Afterall her Father, Grey, fought cancer through his late twenties after him and his wife, Mary were married and she was with child.

So, she was fostered, but not by complete strangers but neighours to the family. Cathy was Zanetta's best friend and sister despite biological means. And her Father Micheal well, was her father too. She was fostered. She knew family life but never really had the connection like you would from blood. Water isn't as thick a blood afterall.

She then looked up at Leon as he asked her age. ''I-I'm nineteen....and uh...sorry about..your...parents.'' She then stomped her foot on the ground and stood up. ''I just want Cathy, Micheal a-a-and Faron back!'' She snapped not to anyone but she was a sensitive girl, didn't have too much confidence either which made her doubtful in her mind even with things she was simply genius with. She was far from sheltered but people deal with things differently.

She then looked to the ground with rage in her eyes but tears forming at the corner of her eyelids then she walked away to the sink. She then plonked herself on the dirty ground and opened the cabinet underneath it. She then looked at the sink's aged pipes and began fixing it. Only some squeeks broke the silence around her.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Richard was about to kiss Darcy, when he heard a horrifying cough come from the corner of the room. He looked over to see Lilith sitting curled up in a ball, her skin had started turning a light grey and Jake was crying at her side. "Oh fuck!" Richard cursed as he set Darcy on the ground. "Where are there fucking vials!" Richard shouted as he reached for the bag that Darcy had brought with them. He grabbed one of the vials and ran over to Lilith, everyone watched as he turned Lilith's head so she was facing him. She looked awful "Oh no, Lilith just hang in there okay?" He pulled the girls sleeve up her arm and then pulled the cap off the needle. Jake whined as Richard plunged the needle deep into the girls arm and pushed the plunger down.

"Oh my God!" Darcy whispered as she placed her hands over her mouth, Leon ran over next to her with a horrified look on his face. Richard noticed none of them as he gave Lilith small smacks on her cheek

"Hey sweetie stay with me okay? Your going to be fine okay? Just stay awake." Richard's heart was beating out of his chest, he couldn't lose Lilith...she was his responsibility, his friend. "Come on just stay with me." Richard kept trying to keep the girl awake as she began dozing off

"I'm tired...and cold." Lilith murmured

"I know it's okay, just stay awake you'll be alright." Richard reassured. He could here the sounds of the rest of the group behind him giving words of reassurance to Lilith, or panicking in their own ways. Jake was whining on the floor next to Lilith as she slowly closed her eyes and began to rest it against the chair

"Fuck no, no stay with me! Fuck you wake up!" Richard was panicking now, "Stay awake!" he kept trying to snap Lilith out of it...but it was too late...Lilith was gone. Richard fell backwards onto his rear and put his head in his hands. Jake jumped up onto Lilith and began licking her face, crying hysterically as he did. "No...no no no." Richard mumbled into his hands as Darcy fell to her knees next to him...but he he ignored her. "All of you need to leave...she will turn soon. I'll meet you outside."

The group reluctantly left, forcing Jake along with them, leaving Richard in a shattered heap on the ground. Richard shook his head as he stood up...he had let the girl down...he made a stupid mistake....he wasn't fast enough....fuck he forgot about her. Richard fought to keep a tear from forming in his eye as he pulled his pistol from his holster...Lilith sat not dead, still very much alive as the parasite took hold of her mind. Richard held his gun up to Lilith's head, not able to stop the river of tears from flowing down his face "I'm sorry Lilith...I'm so fucking sorry." He had failed her...the person he cared about most in the group beside from Darcy....and he let her become one of those things...he closed his eyes and there was a deep growl from the chair, and then the loudest gunshot anyone in the group would ever hear rang out through the cold Colorado streets.....

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Leon paced outside and rubbed the side of his arms. He was walking faster than ever and every step made him colder, it was his fault. He went and talked to Zanetta, he should have been by her side. He would have stayed but Richard told him and the others to leave, usually Leon would have made a smart remark but this wasn't the time and by the look of Richard's face it seemed better to leave. Leon gripped his hair in panic and leant against the wall, knocking it against it a few times when the sound went off. The big bang. The gunshot that would end it all. Leon ran in the room and fell to his knees beside Lilith, his eyes starting to water. He took his jumper off of her and put it on himself.
"Sorry but it seems I'll need this more than you..." he said wiping away tears and trying to bring a smile to his face.
"This is my fault and I'm sorry." his voice cracking every word.
"I'll look after Jake ... if he ever leaves you." he whispered, his voice failing to even speak.
He looked at Jake who was curled up against Lilith and moaning. He patted the dog, brought his sleeve up to his face to wipe the water dripping down and then turned around not daring to look at Lilith anymore. He dawdled out the door and put his hoodie up, hiding his face in the darkness. He got his sword out at the ready if any zombies came.

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Lucas was just standing, leaning against the wall when he heard the gunshot. BANG!
Lucas ran into the room seeing the horrifying image of Lilith.
Lucas did not want to say anything since he was the new guy and didn't know that much about any of them.
He walked over to Zanetta standing next to her as Richard and Leon knelt beside Lilith.
Lucas looked to the floor clenching to his arms... He didn't want to stand too close to Zanetta since they haven't been introduced yet.
He watched as Leon walked out with anger in his eyes.
"Leon! Wait up!" Lucas called out to him grabbing his bow and arrows and grabbing his shoulder.
"I know you're angry, but don't do anything stupid to get yourself killed as well." Lucas explained. But it looked like Leon was ignoring him.
"Okay..." Lucas sighed as he readied his bow to watch Leon's back.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: C.I.A Director Andrew Scott Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Darcy walked towards the door when Richard asked them all to leave but she did not step outside. She stood by the door and watched Richard get up. His sorrowful apologies to the deceased Lilith broke her heart.

It wasn't long before the poor girl changed and a vicious growl filled the morosely silent room and a split second after that a large clattering bang! filled the room. Darcy turned her face away before the shot pierced through Lilith's skull.

She breathed heavily trying to regain her composure when Leon and the other guy that Darcy did not recognise burst through the door. Leon feel to his knee's a mumbled something to Lilith and then he ran right back out the door, the new guy on his tail.

Darcy watched Richard's back as the gun slipped from his hands. She knew it was so difficult for Richard. Lilith had been like a little sister to him and he had always been attached to the girl.

Slowly moving forward, Darcy placed a reassuring hand to Richards back as she came around to face him.

He didn't look at her, his deep brown eyes fixed on a spot beyond Lilith's massacred body.

“It's all my fault.” He whispered coldly.

“No baby.” Darcy said back softly, red rimmed eyes on his stoic face. “You did all that you could do for her . . . It was only a matter of time. Only the X-5 Serum could have saved her and that was gone.”

“I-I could have done more.” He replied in a voice so full of guilt and pain “I could have kept her alive still, until- until we got some!” He shouted suddenly in a fit of rage as he pushed away from Darcy and faced the door. “It's all my fault! People die because of me Darcy! This-This is what I do, who I am!”

“No!” Darcy said in a booming voice as she stormed up to Richard and looking him straight in the eye “That is not you!” And then her voice softened as she took his face in both of her palms “Listen to me Richard. It's okay to grieve and to cry but Lilith . . . Lilith's gone and we can't do anything about that now and it's not your fault. Do you understand me?” She said looking into his eyes as she pressed her forehead against his.

Richard nodded a little as he closed his eyes, tears streaming down his cold cheeks as he wrapped his arms around Darcy's waist using her for support.

“I'm so sorry baby.” Darcy whispered against his lip as she wiped his tears away. “I know how much she meant to you. But I promise you Lilith's death will not go in vein . . .” Said Darcy meaning every word.

The true person responsible for Lilith's death would pay dearly for it, Darcy thought angrily. Director Scott! Would pay if it was the last thing she ever did!

“I wish-I just wish I could bare the pain for you.” Darcy breathed as she wrapped her arms around Richards neck pulling him closer. “I love you so much . . .”

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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The new kid Lucas seem to want him to stop but all Leon could hear was his heart racing, pounding in his ears. This was probably his new way of facing death and Lucas had come along for the ride. He had his bow at his side as Leon went searching for any zombies in the area. There was a small horde slowly making its way towards them, with a small grin Leon charged towards them slicing off every ones head and a few arrows had been shot into some of the zombies. Leon didn't stop there, with one large gasp of air he went off again at another horde that found its way towards him and Lucas. Then in the distance Leon saw hundreds of zombies, instead of running off he just stood there until they came close to the pile of bodies he stood upon. Then instantly he started killing them off, almost getting bitten in the process but with Lucas in the background saving his life he just advanced over the zombies, the only thing on his mind, revenge. It felt like it had been almost an hour and Leon just cut the final zombie's head. As the last zombie fell to the ground, down crashed Leon's knees, surrounded by what looked like thousands of zombies he had just killed. He shoved his sword into a zombies stomach as he leant on it, a few tears coming down with grief. He felt as if a part of him had just died, his humanity was taken away. But he also felt a sensation, like a guilty pleasure. Killing zombies was his new guilty pleasure

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: C.I.A Director Andrew Scott Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White Character Portrait: Roderick "Belial" Lemartes

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The funeral was...quiet. Richard dug Lilith's grave alone as Jake stood beside him, whimpering at the girls cold and motionless body that lay on the frozen earth. Once the shallow grave had been dug, Richard and Leon slowly lowered the body into the grave as delicately as they possibly could. Once the body was buried everyone stood around the grave, the ones who knew the girl were in a state of shock and disbelief. Richard, for one, was devastated because he knew deep inside his soul that her death had to be attributed to him and him alone.

A light snow ran mix had begun to fall upon the group, a twisted metaphor for the emotions that was crushing in on Richard. Darcy stood beside him, her arms wrapped around him as he starred at the covered hole. "Someone should say something." Zanetta spoke up amongst the silence. Richard didn't flinch, he simply listened as those who knew the girl gave their speeches and said their goodbyes. When they had finished, Darcy nudged Richard

"Baby...you should say something." Richard just shook his head

"I am the reason she is in that pit...I don't deserve to say anything." Richard broke away from Darcy's embrace and began to walk away into the distance with his head lowered "We have to get moving...or else your mother will end up the same."


***Pentagon***

Scott walked in and looked around at the dead bodies, Belial had done a magnificent job. "Good, Belial, good. You will make a perfect addition to my new order." Scott walked over to a familiar face, Jacob, the mercenary from Wolfpack. He was trying to grab at a pistol that was a few feet in front of him, but Scott crashed his foot down on the man's hand "no, no, no that is very naughty of you." Scott said with a voice void of emotion as he drew his pistol

"You fucking traitor! I'll fucking kill you!" Jacob cursed as blood ran from his mouth "I'll-

BANG! Scott ended Jacob's life with a bullet to the head "Yeah, yeah of course you will." Scott holstered his weapon and retrieved the suitcase that the man had next to the seat he was sitting in before Belial barged in. The mutant of a man walked over with a blood thirsty smile across his face

"What's next!" Belial exclaimed with the excitement of killing in his thoughts

"Calm thy self my friend. Good things come to those who wait. In a few days an announcement will be made by the UN, at the same time I will be joining the president and a bulk of the US leadership that remains at a meeting to discuss world events. That is when I will unleash you again."

"At the meeting?"

"In the area around the meeting yes."

"Where is it?" Belial asked as Scott made his way too the door

"The place with the largest resistance presence in the US....Minneapolis."

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Richard's last words sprang Darcy into action as she followed behind the group following Richard. They soon came upon a big Hummer. Darcy got in the front without saying a word, as everyone climbed in and Richard started it up and they were moving.

She was too tired, hungry, exhausted and she knew if anyone said something to her right now she would just flip out. She wanted to sleep forever. She wanted warm clean sheets. A shower to wash away the blood and the dirt and the tears. She wanted to eat food that did not make her throw up. She just wanted to get out of here. Out of her life. She wondered sometimes if it would have been better if she had died back in Highgate?

Darcy was tired of constantly fighting for survival. Fighting for others. It was too hard. Death seemed so much easier right now. Peaceful almost. Next time . . . She would just give in . . .

“Stop!” Darcy suddenly shouted as they passed by an old abandoned small building on the side of the highway.

“Why?” Richard asked tersely even as he stopped the vehicle. He hadn't said a word to her since the funeral.

“My car's there. I need to get it.”

“Leave it.” Richard said.

“No!” Darcy replied as she jumped out, Richard on her tail.

“Darcy! Get back in the God damn Hummer!” He commanded as he came up behind her and grabbed her by her upper arm flipping her around to face him.

“Let go!” Darcy barked “I need my car!”

She did need it. It held a lot of important things . . . Like her laptop.

“How the hell do you think you're going to drive it?!” Richard asked in a steely tone. “Look at your hand for God's sake and your exhausted. I don't need another dead body to deal with.”

She did not like the way he was talking to her. If she had not been so fatigued she would have known it was Richard's own exhaustion that was causing him to be so terse to her right now, but she was so spent herself that her fuse was shorter then it normally was.

“I don't care! Leave! Then you won't have to worry about another dead fucking body!” She spat angrily, close to tears as she pulled her arm out of his grip and walked towards her Porsche and pressed the button on her keys. The lights flashed and the doors unlocked.

Just as she was about to open the door Richard grabbed her again.

“Are you out of your mind? You think I'm going to let you drive like this?” He said in a low angry tone close to her face.

“I'm. Not. Leaving. Without. My. Car.” Darcy said back stubbornly in an equally lethal voice.

Richard stared at her a moment longer, his grip on her upper arm painful, but Darcy did not flinch . . . And then he yanked her by the arm and dragged her to the passenger side of the Porsche, opening the door and shoved her in.

She watched in frustration as he went back to the Hum and she heard him tell someone in there to follow behind the Porsche.

Then he came back and sat in the drivers seat of the Porsche without saying a word. Darcy could feel the anger radiating off of him. She was too tired to care as Richard started the Porsche and the car moved off. Darcy relaxed in the seat facing sidewards without a seat belt on . . . and before she even knew it she had drifted off into a deep slumber of exhaustion.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Natalie Williams Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Barnaby was back in his spot of the two story building, sitting back out of sight and watching around for any new activity. He and Micky (He wasn't even sure why he used that for Michi) had made it back to the bookstore safely. A few zeds had gotten in the way but nothing the two and a puppy couldn't handle. Damn was it adorable! He always loved animals and this puppy was no different. Things had been quiet since they got back, and currently Natalie was resting in the store still. Barnaby had gone straight back to his watchpost the moment they'd gotten back, but so far it was all quiet at this point.

Something caught his attention however as he turned to look out over the rode. In the distance he could see two vehicles approaching. At first he couldn't recognize them, but as they came closer he was able to figure them out. The hummer was appropriate considering the circumstances, however the luxury car leading the small "convoy" was alittle out of place. As they continued their approach he could make out two in the front car with a couple in the back hummer.

Lowering the binoculars, Barnaby decided that, since he'd already accomplished several stupid things lately, he could go for broke and try something else. Getting up and collecting his gear, he then made his way towards the fire escape he used to reach the watch post. Getting to the alley, he slowly stopped at the corner. Waiting for the cars to approach he decided to play it safe. Holding onto the front of the Winchester as he slowly stepped out while waving one hand. Oh dear he hoped they were friendly he thought, lowering his free hand onto Pippy's head on his belt.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta tilted her head as she patted Jake's head softly as he snored away in the hummer. ''I-I think there is someone new everyone..'' She pointed out, her face reddening in the process as she spoke. In the end she then pulled Jake's head onto her lap, with a like groan from Jake and a singalur wag of his tail he continued to snore away.

She looked down to Jake and smiled as she slowly stroked his head, the warth of his body was pleasant and made her warm in turn and relaxed for once. She then looked to the others.

''A-are they...good people? Not likethose guys with the C4 right?'' Her face scrumbled inward in fear. It was obvious that those men and that 'Preistess' scared her, she knew something wasn't right with them, they had bad motives for sure and she and Darcy would of been in those if Richard didn't come. She started to smile again as she thought of Richard, he reminded her of her biological Father, it was a nice sentiment.

(OOC: I will put Jake's (The dog's) appearance pic into Zanetta's cs, just thought she would take on Jake ^^)

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Richard saw a man coming from a corner alley with a gun his hand and waving. He slammed on the break and the car came to a screeching stop. Whoever was driving the hummer freaked out and swerved to avoid slamming into the car.

"What's wrong!" Darcy shouted

"We have company." Richard said as he threw open the car door and retrieved his pistol from his holster. he held the weapon behind his back and he walked around to the hood of the car, observing the area around him to make sure he wasn't going to get blasted by some asshole in a window

"Hi there!" the man waved

"Put the gun on the ground and kick to the side." Richard ordered as he keep his hawk like eyes on the man

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Leon watched as they got out and then as Darcy just straight away went inside, no worries or anything.
"What an idiot." He muttered.
"We getting out?" He turned to face the others and then looked at Jake on Zanetta's lap, he shook his head in grief and turned to face the front, ripping his seatbelt off and jumping outside the door, slamming it shut behind him. He stretched and crack his back before turning to the man.
"Sorry, they're just a bunch of loonies." His thick british accent brushing him as he held out his hand to shake the other mans but then took it back as he realised he was carrying their stuff.
"Just don't piss off the man or Darcy and you'll be good, you dont look to annoying so I don't think you'll bother me, oh and Lucas has a good aim so be careful." he winked and patted him on the back walking into the bookstore.
"Yes! Score." He cheered looking at the books around him.
"Any Percy Jackson? Harry Potter? Hunger Games? Narnia?" He laughed hopefully checking all the book shelves, this was the happiest he had been in days. He was happy when he destroyed all those zombies but that was a guilty happy, like he shouldn't have been doing that. The world was a wreck and yet this bookstore had survived this whole apocolypse, sure was good though. Books were one of the few things that Leon loved even before the world crashed to ruin.
"Ahh here we are!" He screamed excitedly pulling out 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.
"One of the best of the series!" he spoke before opening up the book to read.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta facepalmed and looked at Leon with sad eyes as he left the hummer then she looked at Jake, he did also and she smiled then she popped out of the hummer, Jake following her in turn. It seemed Jake was well trained, this made her happy and glad she took him on. She then stretched her arms out just for Jake to jump on her. She looked at him as she parted, his tougue dangling out and his tail wagging like crazy and she laughed at him. She then roughly patted him sending to the ground and his left leg twitching and she stroked his belly and continued to giggle then she stopped and ordered him up.

With then she walked to Barnaby, Jake walking in turn by her side, still his tail wagging then as she stopped in front of Barnaby Jake sat beside her. She looked at Jake and praised him then looked back to Barnaby. She observed him for a moment, her cheeks going bright red then she took Darcy's heels and Richard's sunglasses and smiled to Barnaby.

''S-sorry about Richard and Darcy. They are well, just like that but they are kind people. Darcy is also pregnant so she is abit cranky and Richard is well the father. They had a fight not to long ago, they think we can't tell but we can. So again sorry. I'll take these too.'' She explained in a shy high pitched voice at the start then she calmed.

Then she walked away with the heels and sunglasses and put them in the hummer and smiled to the others in it. ''He is okay guys.'' She then closed the door and walked back to Barnaby, Jake following her every move. ''M-my name is Zanetta. What's your name?'' She asked timidly.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"Pissing your pants over Harry Potter I see." Richard said to him.
"Go look after your baby ya git!" Leon scowled and went back to reading.
"Bet it's like reading your autobiography." Darcy smirked and shoved him out of the way making him lose his page in the book.
"Hey!" He screamed after her as she just ignored him.
Leon sat in the aisle and tried to find his place in the book.
"What is with these fucking Americans and their hate towards Brits. Fuck!." He muttered to himself.
He tried to get into the book again but the magic was lost, after a while he got up and put the book in his duffel, he walked out of the aisle looking the place over.
"Seriously and autobiography? He's a bloody wizard!." He said walking away from the bathroom. He shuffled around in his bag trying to fit the book in a place where it wouldn't annoy his back as he walked when he felt a phone. He pulled it out of the bag and raised an eyebrow, he turned it on and surprisingly it still worked. He suddenly remember the night he met Darcy and Richard at the gas station when he turned the phone off and thought he would listen to a voicemail later, well it was later alright and he had time. He clicked the button and pressed it against his ear.
"Leon!" the voice yelled into his ear. "Leon, I swear to God if you are not up when I get home with the shopping I'm going to kill you! wake up! Oh and you're father is coming home early from that buisness trip, Alexis called me as well, she said you're not talking to her. Leon! Please sought your problems out, you haven't been the same since Liam.. passed.. Oh and I love you Leon, dont you forge-" The voice stopped and Leon heard a beeping sound, by now tears fell from his eyes. As he brushed them away he remembered the day he had to kill his parents.
"No, stop crying you fool! The muggles will see you." He told himself.
He cleared his throat and wiped his face with his hands refusing to tear up again. He turned his phone off and shoved it back into the duffel bag. He looked down to his necklace and held on to it tight. How could he have forgotten about this? It was all he cared about once in his life. But everything had changed now.
"I'll live for you Liam." he whispered into his necklace.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Leon looked down at his necklace once more before putting on a fake smile, he went outside to go get Lucas when he nearly bumped into the man.
"Sorry..." he said quickly trying to avoid looking at the dog and Zanetta, he kept his eyes to the hummer and walked faster than normally. He got into the hummer and shut the door looking back at Lucas who just sat there.
"You not gonna come out mate?" Leon said as he looked at the mirror connected to the top of the car. Lucas was silent for a bit but then he hopped out of the car with his bow in his hand. Leon hopped out too, making sure he didn't leave his duffel in the car, he shut the door and locked it. He didn't see what the use was but hey, what happened if someone decided to just jump their car and crap? THey would have no where to go. Leon walked to the entrance which was kind of blocked by Zanetta and the new guy, Leon tried squeezing past but with little space his shoulder just bumped against her arm.
"Sorry... I kinda got to get through.." He said awkwardly.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta looked at Leon and her eyes showed sadden yet a smile was on her face. Jake looked at Leon in turn and tilted his head, he wagged his tail. ''O-oh! Sorry! I-I...'' She went red in the face again and silently moved away, Jake circled around Leon then sat at the side of Zanetta, he then liad down and rested his head onto Zanetta's foot.

Zanetta looked down and blinked, a little giggle came out but then she went silent again, it was obvious Leon was still hurting over Lilith and she didn't want to make it worse since Jake grew a fondness to her.

As Leon swiftly went to walk away with Lucus she quickly grabbed his shoulder, with a small squeeze of it, she spoke.
''I-I'm sorry...I-I tried to make Lilith look her best for burial...I'm sure she is okay now, happy. I know I didn't know her but I am sure she cared for you just as much as you to her.'' She then released her hand from him, her face down to the floor.

You could see her cheeks were as red as a rose, her voice abit cracked as she tried to stay strong, for everyone, despite not know them as much as they did with eachother. She quickly looked at Barnaby with a light smile. ''Excuse me..'' She said in a lightly saddened voice and then walked away.

Jake wimpered quickly licking Leon's nearest hand then followed Zanetta to the Hummer.

Zanetta slowly opened the door, looking to Lucas and smiling to him as well then ordered Jake back into the Hummer with a simply directional move of her hand and he sat next her her seat, wagging his tail as she climbed in and shut the door.

With a sigh she moved Richard's glasses and Darcy's heels into a compartment in the hummer then placed her hand onto her head. *I am so tired today..* She thought to herself as her face paled. She then looked at Jake as he settled down and placed his head onto her lap once more, with a small groan of content he shut his eyes and small whistles of what seemed to be the beginning of his snoring again.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Lilith R. Avery Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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(Back at Leon's massacre.)

Leon was going crazy and it also made him reckless. Lucas watched his back for zombies he did not notice. "I guess he needs to let off some steam." Lucas thought to himself.
After saving Leon's life countless times, Leon just cried, kneeling down. Lucas walked up to Leon;
"Come on mate. It's time to go bury your friend." Lucas said softly.

(Funeral)

Lucas stood in the back and did not want to be in the way of the people that knew Lilith. He just stared at the floor as everyone was mourning, after everyone was ready to leave, Lucas walked up to the grave and placed a rose he had found one day when he was on his own.

After that Richard showed up with a Hummer, Lucas then followed everyone into the vehicle and they were off.
It was silent in the car, Lucas just closed his eyes and went to sleep at the back of the vehicle.
Suddenly the car stopped and Darcy wanted Richard to stop her and they both ended up driving in her Porsche leaving Leon to drive. Lucas didn't know what the commotion was but he just waited in the car until it was all resolved and went back to sleep. Once again the car had stopped and awoke Lucas. Darcy and Richard had left their vehicle while Lucas, Zanetta, Leon and Jake stayed in the Hummer. Lucas saw a man outside so he quickly grabbed his bow just in case something went down.

Leon then left the Hummer and later was followed by Zanetta and Jake. Lucas just waited in the vehicle ready to shoot if he had to. He looked around to see if there were any people hiding ready to attack but didn't see any. Lucas saw Leon talking to a man and then he looked at Lucas and winked, Lucas then put his thumb up. After waiting and searching the area from the vehicle, Leon came and grabbed him, Lucas nodded his head and followed. As they walked out Zanetta came up and apologized to Leon, but Lucas had no idea why.
"Is everything all right?" Lucas asked Leon.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas followed him and Zanetta let some space for them to pass but then she grabbed his shoulder and apologised. Instantly, it was in no time and then she had gone. With the same quickness of her leaving in came a guilty pain at the pit of Leon's stomach as he watched her walk away.
"Is everything all right?" Lucas asked.
Leon faked a smile and nodded.
"You a fan of books?" He said as he opened the door looking around once more. He was wondering if there was anyone else here as he browsed the bookshelves for other books.

(OOC: Just a short one, don't really know what to write.)

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas watched as Zanetta walked away and she smiled at him. He knew that something was wrong, well they did just leave from a funeral so it is expected.
"You a fan of books" Leon asked him. Lucas smiled back at Zanetta and answered "Yeah I guess so."
After saying that he quickly browsed the area and noticed someone was missing.
He saw Richard at the Porsche, the stranger standing there and Zanetta with Jake in the Hummer.

"Leon!" Lucas quickly called Leon. "Where is your pregnant friend?"
Leon answered "Darcy? The bathroom, why?"
Lucas readied his bow and ran into the bookstore but stayed outside of the bathroom in case he walked in at a bad time.
"Darcy?" Lucas called, though he heard no reply. "Darcy is everything okay in there?"...

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum

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It looked like a newly infected.

Darcy hadn't noticed anything until she was washing her hands and trying to get the blood out of her once white pristine shirt which at this point was futile.

"Dammit!" She whispered furiously.

She had a change of clothes in the Porsche but it was so freaking cold outside . . . And then she heard the sound.

It started as a low hiss and then a furious growl as it sprinted towards her.

"Fuck!"

Darcy saw the reflection of the fast approaching creature and with no time to think, moved quickly out of the way. It screamed as it crashed hard into the sink, cracking the mirror on the wall.

It turned around quickly, blood dripping down it's face where it was cut by the pieces of glass. It hissed angrily at her, red pupils not leaving Darcy's bloody arm and shirt sleeve.

She thought quickly about hiding it but knew that was pointless too. It could smell her blood.

Darcy pulled out the knife at her side as she slowly backed away towards the door. The throaty growl of the Zombie grew louder as it readied itself to pounce at her . . . but it stopped suddenly and listened . . .

"Darcy?" She heard from the other side of the door.

The new kid? Darcy guessed at the unfamiliar voice.

"Darcy is everything okay in there?"

Darcy did not make any sudden movements or sounds. Back against the door, eyes fixed on the creature before.

She waited . . . And when the voice stopped distracting the creature . . . It dashed towards her without warning.

Don't move. Darcy told herself as she breathed in shallow breathes.

Now!

When the creature was a yard away from her Darcy slid to the side into an open stall. The wooden entrance door to the bathroom rattled hard on it's hinges as the Zombie made impact with it at full speed.

Darcy wasted no time coming up behind the creature as she pulled back it's bloodied skull by the hair and slit it's throat deep with her knife. She held on to it tight by the hair as it fought to breath it's last dying breaths.

Finally, when it's body slacked, Darcy slid down on the floor next to it. Breathing heavily as her whole body shook violently. That was the first time she had killed anyone with her bare hands. And it scared her to death.

She looked up as the door was pushed slightly aside, as it could not be opened fully due to Darcy and the Zombie blocking the way.

She looked up into the new kids face.

"I'm okay." She breathed . . .

. . . And then fainted.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat

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Barnaby had heard a screech, and he recognized the feral sound of it as a zed. Knowing how close quarters it was inside he kept the rifle slung on his back while he drew Pippy and held the axe in both hands. Quickly making his way inside, he heard the sound of glass shattering from the bathroom. "Ah fuck...the one damn place nobody checked!" Making his way there, he saw a young man with a bow in hand forcing open the door. Barnaby followed in soon after to see the dead body of a zed and the shoeless woman from before. "Ah fuck a duck and call me a monkey!!" He said as he helped force the door open more with the bow boy. Once opened, Barnaby carefully maneuvered around the out cold woman, smacking the wall a couple times with the broadside of Pippy to try and lure any more zeds that may have been hiding.

Once he knew it was clear, he then put Pippy down next to him as he knelt next to the woman. He hoped all the blood belonged just to the zed, and that she hadn't been bitten. "Well she ain't dead, that's a good start.." he looked up at bow boy. "Grab somebody to watch and check on her, then we can see if there may be anymore lurking around here. Sound good?"

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat

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(OOC: Ignore that, I was using my phone and accidently managed to double post. My bad!)

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Natalie Williams Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Richard struck Priestess hard across her face with the back of the pistol as he turned her over on her stomach. He put a gun to the back of her head "It's a shame I don't have hand cuffs." Richard said as he fired two rounds into the back of her knees. She screeched in pain as Roger stood up "But that will have to do."

"Fuck you!" Priestess hissed. Richard heard the sound of the rest of the group coming out of the bookshop and he immediately turned to them

"Stay back inside! There is a sniper out her somewhere!" The group stopped in their tracks and slowly back tracked into the bookshop. Satisfied that they were safe Richard knelt down to Priestess and stuck a gun in her ear "Why are you after Darcy!" he screamed

Priestess gave him a wicked smile "Hmm yeah I like it rough baby...but you already know that." Darcy spat an obscenity into Priestess's face but she was ignored

"Fucking tell me right now!" Richard cursed into the woman's face

"You mean she really didn't tell you?" She smiled at Darcy, who had a look of panic across her face "She has been releasing classified information about the parasite projects all over the internet. She even sent a message directly to Director Scott himself."

"What!?" Richard looked at Darcy with anger and shock "You didn't!"

"Richard?" He heard his name from behind him, that's when he saw another familiar face

"Natalie!?" the women was standing with a red head who Richard had never seen before "Natalie! Move! Get inside now!" The blonde woman didn't act, she simply starred in confusion at the scene

and then.....

BANG! a thunderous crack shook Richards very bones. He watched as Natalie was standing before him...and then wasn't. The bullet impacted with Natalie's chest and blew her onto her back, but not before it ricocheted off her rib cage, exited out of her side and struck the red head as well. Both women fell to the ground as Richard spun on a dime and looked to the roof above him, there was a man with a rifle just about to aim downwards to take a shot at Darcy....he wasn't quick enough on the trigger and Richard fired a salvo of rounds into the man's chest. He fell over the side of the roof and impacted the ground like a rag doll, his rifle at his side. "Fuck!" Richard said as he turned towards the two women "Darcy go check on them!" and Darcy took off to go make sure the women were okay, along with the rest of the group.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Natalie Williams Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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(Bathroom Incident)

Lucas had heard the screams and tried to get in the bathroom but it was blocked. After the screeching had stopped he could just peak his head in and saw Darcy; "I'm okay." She replied and then fainted.

Lucas was then helped by the man called Barnaby, as they both got the door opened they both knelt next to her when suddenly Richard came running in with his pistol. "She's okay, it didn't harm her." Lucas explained to Richard.

(Present)

Lucas stood beside Leon as they watched Richard walk out holding Darcy in his arms. "You're good mate." said Leon. Lucas just smiled and said "I'm just glad she's okay. We don't need another dead member in this group." As Lucas and Leon were getting to know this Barnaby a sudden BANG caught everyone's attention. Everyone went to go look outside when Richard told everybody to go back in. Lucas heard the name "Priestess" being mentioned, and he then remembered that Zanetta had feared a Priestess.

All he could think about was Zanetta's safety. He quickly sneaked around the back to the Hummer to check on Zanetta and she was still in the Hummer with Jake. Lucas silently got inside the Hummer and scanned the rooftops for a sniper and saw him but he was too late, the sniper had already shot two other women that were apart of the group.

"Are you okay?" He asked Zanetta.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta looked at Lucas, pupils small and full of fear as she heard the commotion outside of the hummer. Jake wimpered and groaned curling closer to her, his eyes looking at the door ready if anything wanted in that he didn't regonize.

As Lucus turned to her and Jake, his arm swung around the car seat. He asked if she was alright and for a moment she was silent then her lips parted, without looking up. ''I-I...she is dead now but-'' She looked up at Lucus, her mouth quivering in sadness and pain. ''I want Richard and Darcy to be okay too!'' She shouted.

Jake whined and licked her face as she faced it downwards, tears falling. Jake was practically on her lap and for a big german shepard to do that was quite...funny.

She then started to giggle as she looked at Jake and she roughly stroked his fur, making him fall onto his back and she stroked his tummy and she smiled. She then stopped and looked at Lucas. ''I am going to be ok, but I think I might need to talk to Darcy and Richard, I now they love eachother so I know they just need reminding of it.'' She smiled happily then looked outside.

''I hope they will be okay....and that Preistess is in hell.'' She said first happily but at the end as she spoke of the Priestess she spoke coldly. ''The Preistess is the reason Darcy was shot, I hated her for that. Darcy saved me, and she shot her. So I hate her. Even know as her headless body lays on the ground for zombies to pick at.'' She then rested her head on Jake and they both relaxed again.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"Looks like they are ready to move." Lucas said to Zanetta. "You'll have to wait until our next stop to talk to her."
Leon then entered the Hummer and followed behind Richard.

Lucas moved to the far back of the hummer and just relaxed.

"Soo... Anybody have any games for long road trips?" Lucas asked everyone in the hummer.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Leon was pretty much silent for the whole comotion until Lucas sneaked out, he gave a caution wave but then smiled and winked for the cost of clear. He stared outside and then Natalie got shot, he hadn't even seen her in the group yet she was with them and now she was shot. Well cross her off of a list that had his friends that were still alive, there was no point in her surviving she was losing way to much blood.

After the whole scene was over Richard grabbed Darcy rather roughly and pulled her into the porsche, Leon took the instinct of hurriedly getting into the drivers seat of the Hummer and driving before they left them behind. It was pretty much dead the whole drive, with only short stops for the pregnant woman to pee. Pregnancy seemed like a disgusting thing to have to go through, well it looked like it through Leon's eyes. After a few hours Leon finally broke the silence on one of the stops and looked at Zanetta.

"I'm sorry I was acting that way... you didn't deserve it and since nearly everyone could've died. I thought I'd tell you when I still had the chance." He almost whispered.
"I Just- she was a close friend to me... and well its not you its the dog, he just reminds me of her.." He smiled a little and patted Jake on the head.
"This dog caused me hell but I do also love him to bits." Leon said, his eye's now burning. But no tears were there to aid the hurtful sensation. He rubbed his face and his eyes. It was the first time Leon had ever said love and actually meant it and it was to a dog. But he had a feeling it wasn't just for the dog.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Darcy went through the motion of filling the car up with gas. A cold breeze swept through the air. Darcy shivered as her hair was blown into her face and she pulled it back with a hand and then buttoned up her dark blue coat. She glanced to the side as the Hummer stopped behind them.

Zanetta and Jake hopped out of the back.

"Hey." Zanetta said as gave Darcy her shoes back.

"Thanks." Darcy replied flatly as she took the heels and turned away from Zanetta.

She could clearly see Zanetta was about to say something but Darcy didn't want to talk to anyone right now. Instead she examined her Louboutin shoes.

At least they were in good condition. The long silver heel had no marks on it, the rest of the black shiny leather was not scuffed either. It was a miracle! . . . $3000 well spent. Who knew when she would ever get to go shopping again . . . if ever . . .

Darcy sighed as she slipped one heel on and then the other. The silver heels clicked on the asphalt as Darcy made her way around to the back and popped the trunk open. Her Loius Vuitton backpack and a pair of Skinny jeans and a bright pink sweatshirt lay innocently in the dim light. Darcy didn't have the strength to change her clothes although she was covered in blood. Her own and others.

Instead, Darcy grabbed the few empty gas cans she had in there and filled those up to. Just in case. You never knew when you would stop and if there would be any gas left. So where you could find it you should fill up on as much as you possibly could. Darcy had learn't that the hard way four months ago.

She paid no attention to what anybody else did. After she was done here, she would head into the small store and grab as many food supplies as she could manage.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Barnaby had stepped out of the hummer to stretch out his body when they had stopped and looked around. The "lovely" couple seemed to be at their spat still, lovely, and the others were just...doing whatever really. Shrugging and adjusting his hat, he looked towards the small store and decided he'd find out what it may hold inside. Walking over to the door, he tested the handle to see that it was locked, which wasn't much a surprise. Shrugging, Barnaby pulled Pippy off his belt and readied it for any possible zeds. Putting the goggles back over his eyes, he gave the door a hard kick. Part of the frame snapped as the door flew open and smacked into the wall behind it before swaying back and forth in it's spot.

Poking his head inside, he scanned the semi-dark room. A couple lights were still on and running, which actually did surprise him so. Seeing it was clear so far, he slowly walked inside, watching all the corners and shadows. He started rapping Pippy on shelves as he walked by, and it did exactly what he intended. Hearing a moan, which turned to a growl. he turned around to see a zed running right at him. He brought Pippy up and spun with the zombie, using the axe handle to keep it shoved back while it also stumbled past him. It carelessly smacked into a wall, and attempted to turn around. It barely turned when Pippy dug deep into the side of it's head, killing it on contact. Ripping Pippy free as it felt, he quickly looked around to see if anymore were lurking about.

Seeing nothing else, he then started to walk around, carefully keeping watch. However, when he looked over the counter, he stopped while grinning. "Fuck yeah~!" He said while quickly hoping over. Surprisingly the store had yet to be raided, and that included the various cigars scattered about. He set his rucksack down and quickly got to his work of filling a front pocket with as many cigars as he could, though he did keep one out. Pulling out his zippo, he lit it up and took a nice long drag, sighing in content as he let the smoke seep from his mouth and nostrils.

Looking around, he then went back towards the door and poked his head out. "The store still had a good amount of stuff for us to take! Some of you get in here and help pack what you can, por favor!" He shouted before going back into the store, cigar in his mouth as he started packing more items, keeping watch as well for any zeds trying to sneak up on him.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta looked at Jake as he sat on her lap again, he panted happily as Leon petted him. Zanetta wrapped her arms around him and put her face to the side and smiled to Leon. ''It is okay, I didn't know her but I am sure she was lovely and lose is hard for people no way they try to deny it. I am just glad you are talking to me again.''

She then giggled and turned her face up and Jake's face and he turned his. ''You mister are using me aren't you.'' He replied with a groan and a lick and she simply giggled more. ''That is okay though.''

She then looked back to Leon. ''I will always be here, if you need to talk. Count on it.'' Then she turned to Lucas and smiled.

''How about thumb wars?'' She asked giggling as she ordered Jake to lie down with a movement of her hand and she stroked him to praise him, he just wagged his tail gentally as he laid most of his body on Zanetta's lap.

She then put her hands towards Lucas, they were soft and her nails nice and clean, surprising since she was always working with cars before...everything. They were also slender and gental to the touch. She smiled.

''I am sure you will win.'' She said nicely with alittle competivity.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Well that was an interesting radio call. What a surprise though that the government would be cracking down so harshly. In other words Barnaby was not surprised at all. Hell even he felt that a degree of martial control was needed to keep anarchy from breaking loose entirely. He walked back out of the station, carrying some food with him as he made his way to the Hummer. Going to the trunk, he opened it up as he started loading the supplies inside. Letting out another puff of smoke, he finished up and went back towards the store. As he walked, he turned around, walking backwards as he went.

"So anyone gonna help me or we just going to listen to two propaganda windbags fight for airtime? I swear I'll keep the food for myself if only I load stuff in." He turned back forwards, making his way towards the store. "Fuck a duck make the forty year old do all the work!" He said with a chuckle. "You young people these days!"

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta heard Barnaby and instantly opened the hummer door closest to her and she ordered Jake out with a motion of her hand then she followed. She quickly turned around and popped her head back into the hummer and smiled to Leon and Lucas. ''I'll be back, just going to help Barnaby.''

With that she went to close the door but remember Richard's sunglasses and got them from the compartment then finally closed the door. She took a breath in and looked up at the star filled sky and smiled. ''At least they haven't changed.'' She said to herself then she walked to Darcy and Richard, Jake following her by her side.

She then smiled as she took Richard's hand and gave him his sunglasses then she placed her hands infront of her, one cupped over the other. ''Sorry I didn't return them sooner....I kind of forgot.'' She blushed slightly then cleared her throat.

''I am going to help Barnaby now. I just want to help as much as I can.'' With that she skipped away, Jake trotting beside her, his tail wagging the excitement.

As she reached Barnaby she jokingly saluted him and funnily Jake sat beside her just as she did which made her just want to laugh. ''Zanett and Jake, at your service Sir!''

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Leon began apologizing to Zanetta but Lucas just stayed silent in the back of the Hummer with Barnaby.
Suddenly Zanetta challenged Lucas to a thumb wrestle;
"How about thumb wars?"

"So be it, you're on!" Lucas said joking around.
After a few games Zanetta defeated him 3-0.
"I let you win of course." Lucas said closing his eyes.

Barnaby left the Hummer and came back and asked for help, Zanetta then followed and helped Barnaby. Lucas then jumped in the front seat with Leon keeping an eye out for everyone, they deserved a break.
"Leon, you should go and stretch your legs, you deserve a break." he said to Leon.
After saying that he wound his window down and let the cold air brush against his face.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Leon nodded as Zanetta left and laid in the car with Lucas in the backseat
"Leon, you should go and stretch your legs, you deserve a break." Lucas said to him.
Leon smiled and nodded and went outside to fill up the car.
"There, I walked around." he laughed and then looked at him serious as a joke.
"You're driving next mate, I dont think I'm up for it." He yawned and stretched, reaching his arms into the air.

Leon shoved his hand into his duffel and pulled out two chocolate bars.
"You want one?" He said taking a bite out of one and taking a seat in the backseat next to Lucas.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver

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"You're driving next mate." Leon said to Lucas.
Lucas then rolled his eyes and made his way to the driver's seat.

"You want one?" Leon asked holding out two chocolate bars.
"I'm good." He responded.

Lucas just sat and waited in the driver's seat, waiting for everyone to finish. "We should go help them... right?" He asked Leon.
After a few minutes of silence Lucas left the Hummer to go and Help Zanetta, Jake and Barnaby with the food.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas looked back noticing Leon staying the car.
"Suit yourself." Lucas thought to himself.

Making his way towards the store is sees Jake jump on Zanetta making her fall to the ground.
"Strange." Lucas thought with a strange look on his face.
He continued walking to the store and made his way inside with his machete ready, just in case a random infected jumped out.

"Okay let's see... expired... expired... and also expired."
All the food Lucas had found were expired. He made a quick peak out the window to see how everyone was
and there were no surprises so far.
"It would be great if I still had my shopping cart." Lucas thought with a smile on his face.

He made his way to the refrigerated area but of course, it wasn't refrigerated anymore so he didn't bother.
In one section there were several large petroleum bottles. 5 to be exact. He picked them up and took them outside.
"Hey I found some bottles we could store some more fuel!" He told everyone with his English accent catching their attention.

He made his way to the Hummer to fill the bottles up.
"Give us a hand, won't you mate." He asked Leon as he was filling the first bottle.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Looking around, Barnaby watched the man with the wonderful accent....or atleast one of the people with the wonderful accent head over to the hummer with the fuel cans. Certaintly a good find there. Looking around, Barnaby figured they must have grabbed all the food that they could, as the shelves were about only filled with perished foods and such, and the supplies and drinks had also been pretty much cleaned out.

Stretching out his arms and back, Barnaby looked towards Zaentta, nodding his head. "Thanks for the help them short stuff. You and the puppy." He gave her a smile, letting out a puff of smoke from the cigar he had lit up earlier and went back outside. Adjusting his hat once more, he then sat down against the outside wall while looking towards the Porsche and the two individuals. Judging from his first interactions and they carried themselves, Barnaby wasn't really sure how he was going to put up with them. The first was the young woman. At a glance, she seemed like a straight up spoiled brat, expecting to be given whatever she wanted on a whim; and even she didn't get it she'd throw a bitch-fit till somebody caved.

As for the young man, a soldier atleast; Barnaby could guess that. He wasn't an ordinary soldier though, not by the way he acted when they had first met. The boy had tried to hide the handgun behind his back when he had stopped the car to talk to Barnaby, but Barnaby was anything but a moron and could easily tell he had been armed. And no ordinary soldier, marine, seamen, or whatever trained primarily to work with and hide pistols like the boy had tried. Barnaby hardly expected to ever get a straight answer regarding the boy's employment and service, and honestly Barnaby could really give a shit. So long as he didn't try to strut around like he owned the damn place.

Chuckling softly while shaking his head, he pulled he cigar away from his mouth as he let out another puff of smoke. He looked off into the surrounding darkness, resting his arms on his knees as he sat there with Pippy across his lap. He was being unfair though in his opinions about the two, Barnaby knew he was. Yeah first impression can really tell you a lot about someone, but it wasn't only the truth and it was never their full story. So sure they might seem to be a pain, but he knew he had to at the minimum give them so time to show who they really were and what they were really like. With time he'd find out, and hopefully they'd turn out to be tolerable. Mostly he hoped that was the case, as honestly he'd prefer to not have to leave the only group of people he had managed to find after having to survive through such a mess.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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As Lucas was filling up the fuel bottles, he noticed Jake waiting outside of the store.
"Odd..." He thought.
He began to walk up to Jake when suddenly he heard Zanetta scream.
The scream caught everyone's attention. Lucas was too far from the Hummer to retrieve his bow;
"Looks like I have to stick with the machete."

Lucas made his way into the store with Jake leading the way, some members of the group followed behind
Lucas.
As he made it to the whereabouts he saw Zanetta in an uncontrollable rage bashing the infected woman's head in.
"Zanetta!" He called, but she continued to bash.
Lucas placed his hand on her shoulder, quickly in reaction Zanetta spun around about to hit Lucas in the face when he quickly stopped by grabbing her arm.
Lucas stood there in shock.
He walked Zanetta away from the infected with Jake following behind us.
"Jesus..." He thought to himself.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"Definitely happy . . ."

The words lingered in silence for a long moment between Darcy and Richard . . . And then there was a loud crash and a sound Darcy had become quite familiar with . . . Zanetta's screams.

Darcy jumped to immediate action and sprinted into the small store over stepping the first dead zombie . . . And then she saw it and had to cover her mouth from being sick right there. The Zombies head was cracked wide open and Lucas was helping a shaking and crying Zanetta away from the bloody mess.

Darcy rushed to Zanetta's side, taking over from Lucas as she wrapped her hands around the young girl. She had become quite attached to the girl.

"Hey, hey. Shhh Zanetta." She soothed the trembling mumbling girl as she rocked her in her arms. "It's okay." Darcy said "You're okay." She added taking Zanetta's face in her hands "You're alright okay?" She soothed as she wrapped her hands around the shaking girl again.

Comforting Zanetta.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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As Darcy took over by comforting Zanetta Lucas walked deeper into the office room to make sure there were no more infected.
He didn't want anything attacking Darcy as she was trying to calm Zanetta down.

Lucas drew his machete from his belt walking over the destroyed infected body;
"Disgusting..."
He saw another body with its back facing towards him. It looked as if it was feeding, Lucas nudged the body with his boot, when instantly it turned around revealing to be an infected feeding on a body.
Lucas shook his head in disappointment and stabbed it in the forehead.

Lucas turned around to see how Darcy and Zanetta were doing.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Leon who was still in the car watched the whole scene, almost frozen as everything was over he almost hated himself. He could've done something. Anything. But he didn't and this was one of the reasons Lilith was dead. Because of him. He groaned as he grabbed Lucas's bow and got out of the car. He walked up next to Lucas.
"Sorry I wasn't there in time." he said handing him his bow.
He looked to the ground almost wishing it had been him. He didn't even feel worthy of talking to Zanetta to apologise. He left lucas and went up to Jake, patting him on the head.
"Don't worry, she's going to make it ok. I'm not going to let it happen... again, alright?"
He scratched Jake's fur roughly as he lay on his back, he licked Leon's face but whined deeply.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"Ah son of a bitch..." Barnaby thought as he watched Darcy and Richard inject the serum into Zanetta. Well so far, he was 0-2 in failing to search every nook and crany of buildings they end up occupying. He stayed back away some, Pippy still in hand in the off chance any more were lurking about. He also stood back as he still had himself the lit cigar and the last thing Zanetta needed was the smoke in her face. Really, the only reason he didn't even discard it was because there wasn't much else he could do to actually help her. Sighing, he looked towards the door Lucas had gone through, and decided he'd help make sure the room was clear and clean. " 'scuse me," He said as he slipped by the three and went into the dark room.

Atleast, dark was a understatement as Barnaby couldn't see a blasted thing! Pulling out his zippo, he flicked it on and used what little light it could give to start searching the places Lucas hadn't gone. This time he was sure on his end that it was clean and clear, which he double checked just to make sure. Once he was sure it was clean, he finally dropped the now tiny cigar onto the ground, careful to crush out any embers and make sure nothing was going to catch fire. Closing the zippo, he made his way back over to where Zanetta was a kneeled down by them. Looking at her, he then looked to Darcy. "So, good news or bad news to say? Please say good."

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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After clearing his side of the darkroom, Lucas returned and followed Richard out with Barnaby and Leon
Lucas opened the door for Richard, so that he may place Zanetta's body inside.
"We should be leaving soon." Lucas pointed out.

Lucas closed the door behind him. He then grabbed the fuel containers and placed them in the back of the Hummer. Lucas sat in the drivers seat of the Hummer and waited for everyone.
"How are you feeling back there?" He asked Zanetta with his British accent, while brushing his hands through
his hair.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Barnaby watched Zanetta, shaking his head as he knelt down next to Jake and pet him on the head. So far, they were not having the best of luck. Natalie dead, Michi injured, and now Zanetta was infected...oh sure they found some fuel and supplies, but that hardly meant a damn thing with the man-power they were losing in turn. He could hear the woman screaming out for the dog, and at this point something had to be done or else the damn nut would go into a shock of...some kind. "oy~...come on you stink." He said to Jake as he started walking towards the car. Jake followed after him, and opening it, Barnaby shook his head looking at Zanetta. "Relax and calm down, would ya?" He looked at Jake and gave a sharp whistle, patting an area next to Zanetta that was clear enough for the dog. Jake didn't hesitate and jumped right up next to the injured woman.

Looking at the dog, he knelt down some to get closer to him. "Alright, you watch over her, you got it? And no cleaning up blood! Ya nasty little fart..." The dog just gave a quick affirmative bark before nestling down next to Zanetta. Shaking his head, he gave the dog a quick ruffle on the head before turning and shutting the door behind him. Pulling his hat off his head, Barnaby ran a hand through his hair while looking around. The British fella was right though, they needed to get moving as they've pretty much cleaned out what they could in this station.

Placing his hat back on his head, he looked over towards Darcy. "Don't bother yelling at me about giving her the dog. It was either that or she kill herself just trying to get the pup back. Crumpet though was right," He said while nodding his head towards Lucas in the driver seat. "We've about picked this place clean, and those two need to get somewhere they can possibly receive medical attention. Less we want to have two bleeding out on us. It's a pretty ugly thing to watch I might add, however." He said while leaning against the trunk of the Porsche, crossing his arms.

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Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas driving the Hummer waited behind the Porsche and watched the massacre.
"Disgusting" Both Leon and Lucas said in unison shaking their heads.

As the Porsche began to move, Lucas followed behind.
"We'll be at the hospital soon. We can also get help for Michelle."
Lucas explained.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas was sitting in a chair about 2 metres from Zanetta's hospital bed and was sleeping with his arms crossed.
He heard footsteps walking passed him as he was dreaming.
He looked up, vision all blurry
And saw Zanetta was finally conscious.
"I'm glad she is okay." Lucas thought to himself.

He saw that it was a nurse that walked passed him,
His vision finally became clear as his eyes met Zanetta's, but
she looked worried and scared as she was looking at him
and this confused Lucas.

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Zanetta looked at Lucas and moved her amrs and showed she was restrained. She was confused by this and scared. ''Lucas...the nurse looks worried about me...or my blood and look, she restrained me too.'' She paused and started to tuck at the restrains again as hard as she could, no suck luck. ''Why would she restrain me? I am fine? B-but look at Jake's left eye, it's blue..''

She pointed to Jake and Jake got up and licked her finger then he looked at Lucas, his blue eye noticeable in contrast to his dark chocolate brown eye. He sat there as Zanetta stroked his fur. ''Is everyone okay by the way Lucas?'' She asked, still conserned about the nurse's reaction to her blood sample and skin.

She then beckoned Lucus to come closer then she pulled down her covers again and showed her legs and arm. They were discoloured and her veins around her wounds noticeably dark. Her wounds were healing neatly but her skin looked like it would stay liek the greyish brown it became. ''Look at me....this is so weird.''

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Lucas got up out of the chair, shocked that Zanetta was restrained.
As Zanetta showed him her legs, he had a confused look on his face
"She couldn't be changing, she seems too alive to be changing." Lucas thought.

He attempted to undo the restraints and let her free,
"Don't worry, you're going to be fine." He said with a big smile on his face
Trying to comfort her.
"Jake however, I have no idea what is going on with him." Lucas thought.

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Zanetta smiled back at Lucas as he tried to undo her restrains. ''You have a nice smile you know.'' Her cheeks blushing then she would clear her throat and look at Jake again as he stuck his tougoue out to the side, panting happily while his tail wagged in sync. ''Does....does he look okay? He hasn't been sick or anything...That's a good sign right?'' She asked.

She looked down into her lap in silence as he continued to try undoning her restrains.

She then grabbed Lucas's wraist and looked upto him. ''W-what is that nurse doing!? She ran away with a blood sample and forced me to have it done to me! That is why I have these damn things on! She just looked at it and her sadistic eyes changed to intrugue....'' She then went into thought.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"You have a nice smile you know." Zanetta said to Lucas smiling back.
"Thanks, you too" He answered. "We need more smiling these days."
He said as he finally freed her.

"And Jake... To tell you the truth, I have no idea, he seems to be okay right now,
That's a good sign." He explained.
"I didn't get a good look at the nurse and had no idea where she went.
We have to find you some clothes and get you to the others."
Lucas said as he was helping Zanetta out of the hospital bed.

"Are you able to walk?" He asked.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta jumped up and down then looked at Lucus with a puzzled expression on her face. ''Strangly, I have never felt better.'' She smiled then looked around for her clothes then slapped her hand onto her head. ''They must for got rid of them, they were pretty wrecked.'' She explained then she turned around to Jake forgetting she had a gown on and her back and bottom was on show.

She petted Jake then turned around oblivous to it. ''I wonder if they is a clothes shop near by...or a dressing gown.'' She pointed out. She then looked around. ''Where are the others?'' She asked concerned.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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After watching the whole mess of a battle go on outside, Barnaby had attempted to stay awake to keep an eye on Zanetta. Things though, had been long and tiring for all of them and he hadn't been able to stay awake for very long. Which is why currently, he was passed out in a chair in the corner of Zanetta's room, feet up on a nearby table with his hat resting over his face.

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"The others are fine, though Darcy and Richard are outside, Darcy has a thing with hospitals she said." ((OOC: They don't know that Darcy and Richard have left yet.))
Lucas looked around and found an unused dressing gown in the bathroom hanging up.
He went to go and grab it.

"Found a dressing gown." He said as he wrapped the gown around Zanetta.
"We've gotta get out of here. Leon is looking after Michelle in her room,
let's go Jake." Lucas called to the dog.

As they were making their way out, Lucas nudged Barnaby to wake him up from his sleep.
"Barnaby, wake up, we have to get out of here." He whispered to Barnaby with Zanetta and Jake following him.

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Grumbling, Barnaby shifted around at Lucas' prodding. Suddenly, he felt himself slip from the chair and with a random shout, he suddenly fell to the floor with a thump. Jerking awake and looking around, he then looked up at Lucas, blinking before looking around once more. "Well...um...what was that now?" He asked looking up.

"We need to get out here." Lucas repeated.

"Oh, alrighty then." Barnaby collected his hat which had fallen next to him, placing it back on his head as he looked around. Standing up and brushing himself off, he looked at Zanetta and chuckled. "Looking wonderful there."

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Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas didn't trust this hospital after they did that to Zanetta.
He sneaked through the hospital grasping Zanetta's hand so she could follow right
behind him with Barnaby and Jake following.

As they waited at a corner, Lucas overheard the nurse talking.
"The woman and the dog have escaped, we need to find them now!"
She was talking to some man, but Lucas couldn't see him properly.

Lucas turned around and said; "We have to leave, right now!"
Lucas and the others managed to reach Leon and Michelle, but Lucas knew that
the nurse knew Leon and Michelle were together with his group.
"We have to sneak into another room." Lucas explained.
Luckily Michelle was stitched up and a bit better than last time.

Lucas led them to the empty room across the hall. "We have to hide here for a while. When the coast is clear,
we'll make a break for the Hummer and leave, we are all healed and better.. so this should make it a little
easier for all of us." He explained as they watched Michelle's hospital room being raided.

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"Well~...one of us could always be a distraction." Barnaby said as he looked between them. "You'd have to meet up with me at another spot, but I could do it for you." He looked at Lucas and Zanetta, adjusting his hat. "My stuff already in the Hummer, and I'm more than use to running and hiding. So if you are up for the idea, let me know and we can get shit underway and get out of here." He looked between them once more.

***Unknown Rooftop***

Belial was scanning the streets, carefully watching for Hawthorne to show himself. He'd been tracking him for awhile, but the man was moving quick and Belial couldn't get a good chance to strike. Not to mention the man kept vanishing amongst the crowds and Belial had to keep finding the target over and over again. But h was hungry now, and he was not going to lose this meal.

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Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas shook his head... "That won't be necessary." He said.
"All we have to do is wait for them to move on and then we have a straight line to the exit,
if the guards check in here, we will take care of them."

Suddenly the door handle start rattling. Lucas signaled everyone to move to the side.
As the door opened two armed guards walked through the door and closed it..
Lucas, still hidden nodded his head at Barnaby, then he held on to the guards pistol as he
stabbed him in the chest, his hand stopping the guard from pulling the trigger leaving the
second guard open to Barnaby to strike.

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Barnaby was just about hatching an idea for a distraction to get out of here but Lucas shook his head, Leon nodded in agreement just as the door handle started to rattle. Leon did as Lucas signalled and hid with the others while Lucas and Barnaby took out the guards.

"That was close one." Leon whispered almost cursing under his breath.
He popped his head out of the door just a little bit and spun it around before pulling it back into the room extremely fast.
"No one's out there at the moment but that could change in a split of a second." He hushed.
"Are we gonna risk it to get the biscuit?" He grinned putting his thumb up.

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"Remind me to slap you later for that one boy..." Barnaby said with a face palm in response to Leon's comment. "Anyhow I say we get moving now." He knelt down and collected one of the guards' weapons, handing the other off to Lucas before standing back up. "It won't take long before they check in on these guys, then more will be sent when they don't respond." Carefully, he moved to the door and took a chance to peek out, it still being clear. Pulling his head back in, he slid his goggles over his eyes. "Race ya to the Hummer." He said with a chuckle before carefully moving into the hallway, gun in hand.

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Zanetta then saw another guard her eyes narrowing. *Why are they around? I was injured! Not infected...right?* She though in doubt looking at Jake's newly turned eye then back to the guard which now noticed her by the dressing gown she wore and pointed at her.

His other hand on a radio comm and he shouted into it. ''She is in the east hallway, I will get her! Looks like she has friends too.'' Has he released his finger from the radio comm button he smiled sadistically as he held his automatic rifle in hand.

Without a second she hit the ground with one of her hands then sprinted towards him, his face suprised but soon went back to a sadistic smirk with a glint of excitment as Zanetta challenged him.

She looked back at Jake who was growling then with a nod to him, he ran with her and as the man went to shoot she slid on the ground, her dressing gown catching afew of the bullets then she kicked his knee making a cracking sound. Then Jake bit into it, drawing blood and crushing the man's knee further.

Zanetta then got to her feet and slapped the gun away from the man's grip as he screamed in primal pain then a cold glare appeared in her eyes as she grabbed his head from his combat helmet and as she twisted her body to face the others, his head nesled in her left shoulder a loud snap echoed throughout the hallway and his body went limp, falling to the floor.

She then turned again, looking down at the dead guard as slowly his broken twisted neck with his spine protruding from the side of it started to bleed quickly. Jake licked the blood as it poured out of the man and she bent down and dipped one of her fingers into it then looked at Jake as she licked her finger.

She then ordered him to stop and stood back up again, blood stains around Jake's mouth but he was wagging his tail happily as she petted him, her blue eyes looking into his and the same for Jake. It seemed they...were...different.

She then blinked and turned to the others beckoning over. ''Come on!'' She shouted. ''we need to find Darcy and Richard! They'll know what to do!'' She explained in confidence as blood surrounded her bare feet. She looked like she had forgotten what she did or that what she did...was normal.

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Lucas watched as Zanetta took out the guard.
"Darcy and Richard aren't in the hospital." Lucas explained.
"The last time I saw them, they were waiting outside." He added.

Lucas grabbed the gun from Barnaby, "Let's go Zanetta."
Lucas held out his hand to Zanetta as he was waiting for her.
"Barnaby take Michelle, and Leon go with him to the Hummer." He asked.

"I'll stay with Zanetta."

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Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta smiled at Lucas. ''Aren't we going to go too?'' She then looked at the guard and silence hit her for a moment, her cold glare appearing again. Jake then started to also become unusal too, like independent even aggressive to others except Zanetta. Then Zanetta looked up to Lucus and her cold glare disappeared as she looked away from the guard and smiled.

Jake to then started to wag his tail again all happy and cute as he walked around Zanetta.

She then put her indew finger onto her chin and thought aloud allowing Lucas to say something after she did. ''I wonder why they wouldn't let me go...all I know is that the nurse treating me ran off with my blood sample in hand..'' She sighed then looked to Lucas agin. ''I'd rather figure that out on my own time rather in a hospital....I hate needles.'' She blushed at the end.

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Lucas chuckled, "Are you finished here, love?" Lucas said jokingly in his thick British accent.
"Come on, let's go." He said waiting for her to follow.

He saw some guards running up behind her, drawing their weapons, in reaction
he drew his newly found pistol and shot both directly between their eyes.
"Interesting." Lucas said out loud.
This was the first time he had used a gun, and it seemed pretty easy.
"Come on." Lucas said one more time, with a smile after taking the guards down.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta took Lucus's hand and as they got to the hospital door she saw Darcy and instantly ran up to her and hugged her almost in tears. ''Mum!...'' She said the she blinked and stepped back blushing madly as she stood in her hospital gown and dressing gown with bullet holes and blood stains on the bottom of it then she looked at Jake as he just sat there wagging his tail then back to Darcy.

''I-I uhh...Hi..'' She laughed nervously then she noticed other guards behind her and she looked at Darcy. ''Uhh...we need to go! They don't seem to like it that I am leaving!'' With that she ran to the hummer, Jake beside her and opened the door, Jake jumped in as ordered by a simple motion of Zanetta's hand then she to got in.

The guards then started to ready their guns to shout with finger on trigger they shouted. ''You are not clean! Come with us alive or die!'' With that she shouted to Darcy, Lucas and Barnaby as she popped her head from the hummer window. ''Get going!!!'' SHe screamed in panic.

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Lucas knew their was not much time; "Barnaby drive the Hummer, I'll accompany Darcy!"
Lucas got in the passengers seat of the Porsche getting ready to shoot if the soldiers followed.
"Where is Richard?" Lucas asked.

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Just as Darcy was arguing with herself whether to go in or not, Zanetta came running out of the hospital doors and ran into her arms, Lucas close behind her. Darcy wrapped her arms around the shivering girl in the blood soaked hospital gown.

"Mom! . . ." Zanetta cried.

Darcy stiffened. She was more then a little taken when Zanetta called her that . . . it felt weird in someway. She wasn't old enough or more importantly mature enough to be anyone's Mom . . . But that's what she was going to be in a short time. Dear God! There were actually going to be two little people depending on her for . . . everything . . . the thought frightened her to no ends . . .

Darcy's thought process was broken when Zanetta pulled out of her arms and quickly opened the door to the Hummer pushing Jake inside and got in herself.

Breaking out of her reverie Darcy shook her head and stepped into the Porsche as she saw the armed soldiers heading there way.

"Get going!" Zanetta said out of the Hummer's open window.

"Follow me." Darcy said to the driver of the Hummer as she started the Porsche, Lucas got into the passenger side of the car. She did not question him as she reversed and zoomed out the parking lot at a dangerous speed.

Bullets clinking off the metal.

Motherfucker! Why always her damn car! . . .

"Where is Richard?" Lucas question.

"He's at my place." She said simply as she drove them to the terrace penthouse.

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Barnaby had fired off a few return shots at the attacking guards, managing to get one but more importantly it was to try and get them to duck back into cover. Course that didn't really work considering his own rifle didn't really fire shots fast enough. He retreated though when the others hoped into their cars, so Barnaby fired off one last shot before he quickly umped into the Hummer's driver seat. Tossing the Rifle into the passenger seat, he quickly started it up and started out after the Porsche.

"So when the fuck did you get so popular with the guys Zanetta?! Don't tell it's the outfit that set them off." He said with a chuckle as he drove.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum

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As Darcy drove off Lucas gave her some cover fire killing a few guards in the process.
"You came at the perfect time." Lucas laughed out loud.
"Woohoo!" Lucas was surprisingly having the time of his life, with this rush and the strong cold air pushing against his
face as his head was peaking out of the window shooting back at the guards.

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"Alright! Calm down there Cowboy!" Darcy said to the young man "And get your ass back in the seat, I don't want a dead body hanging out of my car window."

Darcy easily maneuvered the speeding Porsche through the streets of Minneapolis finally slowing down as they arrived in the expensive Mill District where all the new and luxurious apartments and condo's of the rich and famous of Minneapolis once resided . . . and where her place was.

Pulling into the underground parking the tube lights flashed on one by one as the car moved slowly towards the elevator. Darcy hoped out the car not even bothering to lock it.

"Home sweet home." She said as Lucas stepped out the car and the others out of the Hummer.

As they all stepped into the elevator, Darcy pushed the key card into the slot that would take them to the top where her Penthouse Terrace was. She tapped one heeled foot impatiently as they went up.

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"Calm down there cowboy."
Darcy said to Lucas.
"I must apologize, I never usually act this way." Lucas apologized as they stepped out of the car."
He then walked to the Hummer to see if everyone was okay.
"Nice driving there." Lucas smirked at Barnaby.

Lucas then walked up to Zanetta, "How are you feeling, wasn't that excellent!?"
He said to Zanetta all hyped up and excited from that rush.
He hadn't acted like this since he first met Leon, Richard and... Lilith.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Zanetta laughed at Lucas then sighed sadly. ''If it wasn't me that seemed to cause it then yes, it would of been so much fun.'' She expained then she folded her arms, wrapping the bloody, shot up dressing gown more tightly against her slender frame, Jake sat inbetween her legs.

Zanetta blushed. ''Uh...M-Darcy....can I borrow some clothes?'' She asked with a sheepish grin on her face. Her stitched up legs with the greyish brown discolouration on display. Her veins around that area looked black also but lightened out the further they were away from the area. The stitching looked sore yet Zanetta looked like she couldn't feel it. If her legs looked so....different then her arm must be the same.

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Leon laughed as Lucas was screaming and having the time of his life.
"Haven't seen you behave this way in a while mate." He chuckled as he hopped out of the car.
The energy really affected Leon because he just felt like screaming as well, He didn't though Because he felt it'd be out of place. But other than that he felt on top of the world. He got into the elevator with a smile on his face and he rolled his eyes as he saw the expensive looking place that they had been staying in.

"Ofcourse all the best for the Morgan family." He teased.
He walked into the house looking around, wasn't as good as his old house but it was pretty good for these days. Sometimes he wished Highgate wasn't bombed to the ground so that he could visit his house at least once more. He grabbed his necklace as he looked around and jumped on a couch that was nearby.
"Ahh..." He smiled, relieved.

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Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Belinda Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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"Of course!" Darcy said as the elevator doors dinged open and they stepped into the large elegant hallway. and she pulled Zanetta out with a big grin on her face.

Fashion her favourite thing in the whole wide world! Zanetta could be her life size doll for a little while, although Darcy didn't think she would want to dress up in anything remotely feminine but it would still be fun!

She pulled Zanetta towards her room as she said over her shoulders to the guys "Make yourselves at home. There's plenty of food, clean towels and three bathrooms if you guys want to shower and change.

Looping her arm through Zanetta's Darcy smiled at the girl as they stepped into her bedroom and noticed her mother and Richard in the middle of another argument.

Darcy rolled her eyes as she said to Zanetta "Ignore them." and pulled Zanetta to the huge wardrobe and opened it with a delighted look on her face like that of a kid in a candy store.

"Another one!" She heard Belinda say from behind.

"Yep!" Darcy said without bothering to look back "Plus three . . . So, take your pick!" She then said to Zanetta excitedly as they stepped inside the land of fashion.

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Lucas saw Darcy's mother and walked up to her.
"Hello madam, I am truly grateful for what you have done for us. Thank you for letting us stay in your home for a small moment."
Lucas bowed to Belinda in respect as he introduced himself.

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"Uhuh!" Belinda made an annoyed sound as she looked up to the heavens as the young man introduced himself.

She couldn't believe Dracinda! This wasn't some half way house for delinquents that she kept bring people here!

Well, at least this one had some manners! But she was too irritated to care at this particular point in time.

"Move!" She said seethingly at him as she pushed him out of her way and walked out of the room.

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Zanetta's jaw was pratically on the floor and she pointed to the wardrobe and started flailing her arms everywhere shouting her head over in excitment. ''Woooahh!!! Love that these clothes! They are beautiful! But I could wear these!'' She stopped blushing again. ''I don't want to dirty them or get bullet doors in them.'' She said as she held her dressing gown up in veiw veiw of Darcy and unknowingly to Darcy's mother or Richard.

Jake just sat there amazed at the clothes also, looking and sniffing them.

Zanetta then winced in pain and held her hand on her discoloured legs. ''Oh...must of-'' She stopped and her eyes widened as she remember what she did to the guard in the hallway, the cracking of his knee, snapping of his neck and the sound of blood pouring out from him like a river echoing loudly in her mind and she spoke, her voice shivering. ''I-I did that? But...I...''

She looked at the dressing gown again as she remember as she sprinted to the guard and slid to his knee as he shot afew rounds from his automatic rifle, piercing her gown then she kicked his knee hearing the crack of it around her, she flinched from the sound like it was right at her ears. Then she saw she twisted the guy's neck to snap it.

''W-what is happening to me..'' Then marched her way to Richard who was sleep accidently hitting her shoulder on Darcy's mother's shoulder and she got to her feet and started to shake him to wake him, gentally but still enough to wake him. ''Richard...Richard..Wake up...I-I think I am losing it....I can't rember things then I do and and I don't what's happening to me...ever since that..that woman I feel weird stronger..faster...WEIRD!'' She shouted at the end as she continued to wake him.

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Lucas quickly got up and moved to the side to let Belinda through.
"I apologize." Lucas said quietly confused.
He yelled to Darcy but not too loud, "Darcy please excuse my presence as I am going to have a shower."
In saying that he left for the bathroom and stepped in the shower.

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"Well these clothes are so meant to be worn and not meant to just sit on racks so who cares if they get dirty!" Darcy replied as her excitement grew at Zanetta's enthusiasm with the clothes. "Take whatever you like."

This was almost as good as shopping.

But then Zanetta started mumbling about something Darcy didn't quite understand. She stood and listened to the girl and then Zanetta made her way to Richards side, bumping into Belinda on the way.

Her mother sent a furious look Darcy's way.

"We are going to talk about this Dracinda! Soon!" Belinda said angrily as she stormed out of the room.

Darcy didn't even bat an eyelid . . . Yeah, they'd talk alright! When she had to stick that needle into Belinda's arm.

Zanetta shook Richard telling him to wake up.

"I'm awake Zanetta." Richard said calmly as he took Zanetta's hands off his shoulder and held them in front of him so she would stop shaking him "I was just resting my eyes . . ."

More like not trying to strangle her mother . . . thought Darcy with a chuckle as she watched from the wardrobe . . .

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Lucas finally finished his shower and felt fresh and clean.
He put his clothes on and sat next to Leon on the sofa.
"This place is great isn't it?" He asked Leon.
Lucas didn't know what to do, he was in a safe house with luxury, and he hadn't had that
In months.

He then pulled out his gun checking it out and scanning it.
"This weapon could work for me." He said to himself.

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"Meh, I've seen better. Like my own house." He grinned as he laid back.
"But it is a luxury now a days." He nodded as he reached into his duffel and brought out a chocolate bar.
He chomped on it and gulped it down in one bite. He looked at Zanetta from the couch and he didn't dare say a word.
"Uhh." He raised his eyebrow tapping Lucas on the shoulder and then pointing to Zanetta.

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Barnaby wasted no time doing what Darcy said, and immediately plopped himself down on the couch in front of the TV. He sighed in content as he nestled down, smiling and adjusting his hat once more. "Holy high heaven in a monkey basket this place is cozy..." He then looked back, listening to a woman he'd never seen before go on a miny tirade. Guess they weren't exactly welcome. Oh well!

Barnaby brought his legs up onto a small table in front of the couch, using it as a foot rest as he leaned back with a smile. "Damn I wish I had lived in a place like this." He looked around, noticing the well decorated and greatly furnished setting. It made him wonder just what kinda family Darcy had come from. From the moment he saw her he knew it was a well-to-do family, but even he couldn't have guessed it was this much. Then he looked back, hearing Zanetta walking by. Least she got a change of clothes.

And...then she started eating raw meat out of the fridge..."What the fuck did I miss?"

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(Final post before season 3. Badass outro song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcrDWAuyqtc)

Zanetta nodded her head, a little fear in her eyes "Good, go get dressed. Then meet me out in the living room...I have a few things to say."

Zanetta nodded and ran off to get dressed as Richard called everyone else into the living room. "What the hell do you think you're doing! I'm watching T.V!" Belinda argued, but Richard wasn't in the mood and just through her the finger as he walked up in front of the group, and in front of the T.V.

"Okay everybody, here is what is going to happen." Richard began "Me and Darcy will be going somewhere. Somewhere away from...this." Richard felt a pang of guilt before the next words even left his mouth. He felt parched, dry and soulless as he stood amongst friends and strangers, all who he felt responsible for "We can not take all of you. Only a few of you can go with us, if that." Richard looked at the faces of the people around him "For the rest of you, I will give you any supplies I have, and feel free to raid this place for supplies." Richard look at Belinda "And please make sure to take the T.V too." Richard took a seep breath as he turned to look out a nearby window "The world is going to go to shit soon...I feel it. It is only a matter of time before things get bad. Very, very bad. I think my old boss is planning something....big, something that is going to change this world for worse. I don't know how exactly, but he is going to make the world worse then already having it infested with zombies. Where all of you go from this point on, please remember to stay safe." Richard turned and faced the group once more "Each and every one of you has a skill, or a personality that will get you through this shit storm and back. I believe that united, any of you could easily walk through hell and back." Richard stood with his hands behind his back as Darcy came up and wrapped her arms around his waist "Ladies and gentlemen...let's begin."

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Barnaby watched Richard from his spot on the couch. "Going to go to shit? Think it kinda has already...but fair enough then." He stood up, brushing himself off with a grin. "Not sure why you'd want to separate us though, we all make a pretty good team." He then looked at Richard again. "and don't give me no shit about you 'being a danger to us all.' We are already in danger and it wouldn't be any worse than usual."

He held out his arms to the side, "Besides! If that is the case I'd like to tag along, as a fight is something I'm looking to get to! Pippy hasn't tasted a good fight in awhile and he could use it." He then walked up to Richard, looking at him. "So if you'll let me, I'd like to tag along with ya. You fellas I kinda like so I won't be an ass I promise." he said with a grin.

**Atop a rooftop**

So this is the world Scott is going to take over, eh? Belial chuckled dryly, bringing a leg up so he could rest his arm on his knee. "You delusional fool, peace and prosperity! Ha! Good luck to you on that." Course he was only talking to himself. He watched the fighting beginning to die down between the rebels and military. A wonderful glimpse of the future he believed. Belial didn't really know what Scott had planned, and he had no ide whether he'd actually achieve his goals.

Regardless, Belial would tag along for the ride. The fights, the blood, he couldn't possibly turn it down. A smile crept over his face, his enlarged canines clear as day. "I smell war on the horizon and nobody's going to keep me out of it!!"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Belinda Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Lucas just sat on the couch folding his arms in silence.
He didn't know what to say. He just sat there doing nothing but stare
At the floor. He thought about what he had.

"Only three arrows left & 4 rounds for my pistol. After that I have to slash
Everything and that doesn't sound too fun." He thought to himself.
He took a quick glance at everyone in the room and back to the floor.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Darcy Morgan Character Portrait: Belinda Morgan Character Portrait: Richard "Freelancer" McCarthy Character Portrait: Michelle "Michi" Ethelene Character Portrait: Lucas Caellum Character Portrait: Barnaby Turncoat Character Portrait: Leon Joseph Silver Character Portrait: Zanetta White

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Final post.

Lucas sat there as Belinda got angry and started growling at Darcy.
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Lucas then stood up and walked outside to the balcony and took a deep breathe.
"Fresh air." He said as he breathed in the cool air.
He watched as some infected just dawdled by, down the street.

Leon then joined him outside also breathing in the air.
They stood there in the awkward silence.
"So...." Lucas said to break the silence.
"Are we sticking together even if Richard doesn't allow us to go with him?" Lucas asked Leon.
There was a bit of silence, and then at the same time they both nodded their heads
and walked back inside.

As Lucas walked in he smiled and said,
"I'm ready for anything." Then he sat back down on the couch, relaxing and resting his arms on the back
of the couch on each side.