Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Day 26: Overkill

Group 2: Katrina, Troy, Dominic, Mathew, Ryan, Aisha
Location: Police Station

“You sure this will work?” Dominic asked, watching Troy prepare himself to crawl through the opened vent above them.

“I’m sure we have no other choice,” he replied, checking the load on his weapon.

“The vents won’t get you downstairs,” Mathew said.

“I know, but with any luck, it’ll get me some place where we can maybe make a decent stand, or even an escape,” Troy replied.

“Remember, five minutes. If you’re not back by then, we’ll assume you’re gone,” Dominic said.

“And then what?”

“And then…we’ll get creative. Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to that.” Dominic gave Troy a boost, and he quickly disappeared into the vents.

“We need to figure out something else,” Ryan sad, pushing against the door. The chair had been forced out and everything else appeared nailed to the floor. “It won’t be much longer before those monsters get inside and then we’ll all be fucked.”

“What about all this equipment?” Aisha asked. “Can’t it be used for something?” she moved and began ransacking the cabinets, searching every door and canister. Pulling out the larger, more dangerous looking items, Aisha placed them all into the center of the room.

Katrina joined in, rifling through the higher cabinets while Aisha concentrated on the ones below. “What about this?” she pulled a defibrillator from a shelf and placed it on top of the counter. 

“What do you want to do? Bring these things back to life? I’m not so sure that’ll go over well,” Ryan joked.

“The only other choice we have is to let them inside,” Katrina replied.

“No, what?” Aisha exclaimed, that nervous shake re-entering her voice. “That’s crazy! There are too many of them, we’ll all die.”

“Not if we’re smart. Ryan, you can control the amount that enters. Take them in small doses. If we can take enough of them down, we may be able to get out of this alive.” Ryan looked over his shoulder towards Katrina and she shrugged before picking up her weapon from the table.

“And if we can’t control the flow, what then?”

“What choice have we? We can stay here until your arms give out trying to come up with alternate solutions, or we can fight and try to get out of here in one piece.”

Ryan sighed. The options were slim, Katrina was right. Either way the chances of survival were not good. They could remain holed up, pushing at the door to keep the monsters out and starve to death, or go out in a blaze of glory. A smile tugged at the corners of Ryan’s mouth and he laughed to himself. “Why not?” he said in a humorous tone. “See you on the other side.”

Troy kicked the cover off the ceiling vent and shimmied his way into the room. It was dark, but he could make out a fence behind him and a desk to the right. The evidence locker. An ounce of excitement swept him towards the gate. He pulled at the combination lock on the door and grunted. He was looking for a miracle, and it seemed they may have just found one.


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  1. I have to say I'm a little weary of Katrina's plan. LOL I don't know how well that will work out especially with skittish Aisha. Hopefully the groups will find their way back to each other.

  2. I agree with Jazen here, I'm not all that fond of Katrina's plan, it seems a bit eyebrow raising in a worrisome way.

    Now I just want everyone to find each other so that there can be a small sigh of relief for all of them.