Dennis was walking through a mildly wooded area. He made his feet step onto the fallen branches to make that strangely satisfying snapping noise. Dennis had left his backpack in his car but he didn’t want to think about it.
Dennis had been walking for about an hour and he hadn’t seen any sign of life. Suddenly he heard the same snapping of the branches he made a couple of minutes ago. Dennis turned around. As soon as he did something heavy felt on top of him.
“SHIT!” Dennis screamed as he noticed it was a zombie.
Dennis flailed his arms around trying to grab anything but there was nothing only leaves. He resorted to try to push it off of him but that didn’t work.
“Is this the end?” Dennis thought to himself.
Out of nowhere the zombie stopped moving. Dennis noticed a small knife sticking out the back of its head. The body was dragged off of him.
“We saved your life mate, what’s you name boy?”
A tall dark figure towered over Dennis; he stood up and said “D-Dennis Winter, what’s yours?”
Dennis noticed that the figure was still tall as he stood up. He saw that the man was very muscular and he had black hair.
“Names Ross, Ross Hart. This guy over here is Grant.”
Out of the bushes came a medium sized male with bright ginger hair.
“Yeah, he’s not much of a talker, anyway where you headed then Dennis?”
“I don’t know, looking for a safe place I guess.”
“Ah well, come with us! We have a small camp. We could use the extra hands.”
“Sure, I’m not that good at killing those things though”
“Don’t worry! We have some girls that are still scared shitless, you had the balls to be walking around on your own, and they can’t even do that!”
“Well only one Ross...” Grant said
“Yeah, the other can handle herself alright; anyway let’s head to fort Ross!”
After about 15 minutes of walking Ross stopped.
“Ivor! We're back!
“Welcome back” Shouted Ivor.
Dennis, Ross and Grant entered the camp. Dennis noticed a fire in the middle with four tents around it.
“Nice place” Dennis muttered under his breath,
“Everyone we have a new member!” Ross called.
Out of one tent came two girls. One looked Indian and the other had bright blonde hair. Out of another came an old man.
“This is Dennis Winter, we found him in the forest”
“Nice to meet you kid, name’s Ivor Pike.”
“Nice to meet you too” replied Dennis,
The girl with the bright blonde hair walked over.
“My name is Ashley and that is Nadia”
“Nice to meet you Ashley,” Dennis waved over at Nadia and she just stared at him.
“She is shy around new people, don’t worry about it”
“Dennis my man, time to get you somewhere to sleep!” Ross said, “You can sleep in my tent, Grant is with Ivor and the girls are with each other.”
Dennis nodded and headed over to the tent. It was slightly dirty but in good condition.
“Do you like it?” asked Ross,
“It’s ok I guess…when do we eat?”
“Hungry are we? Well we eat in about an hour”
“Ok, I’m starving.”
“So…what did you guys do before the world went to shit?” asked Dennis,
“I just got a job as a mechanic” Ross replied,
“I was a gardener” said Ivor
“I was a was a waitress and Nadia was a hairdresser” said Ashley,
“Librarian, not fancy but it suited me”
“Dennis, what did you do?” asked Ross,
“I was going to be in sixth-form after the summer had ended”
After everyone had finished Ross approached Dennis,
“Yo Den, you up for a run tomorrow?
“Sure, I’ll come.”
“Nice, hey what happened to you man?”
“What do you mean?”
“You were on your own man; none of us were on our own when shit hit the fan”
“Doesn't matter Ross, doesn't matter.”
To Be Continued..
- First appearance of Ross
- First appearance of Ivor
- First appearance of Grant
- First appearance of Ashley
- First appearance of Nadia
- The title of this episode refers to that it takes place after the events of episodes 1 and 2