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Zero Blood Ch. 6Zero retreated from the shack, trying desperately to keep from shaking. Hed killed before (he was a mercenary before all this) but never his friends. He lowered his head to think. Seppuku had one drawback as a form of suicide in Zeros eyes for one reason: you dont know whether it was a suicide or a murder. Zeros mind knew Will had surrendered his life and reasoned it to be suicide, but his body felt the impact even after the blow had complete, screaming murder.
Zero stumbled forward, raising his head to look in front of him. Hawke leaned against a wall in the center of his vision. The youth Zero had once seen was replaced with the expression an old man might have when reminiscing about his younger days. A lit cigarette danced in his hand.
Hawke noticed Zeros gaze and brought the cigarette up to his mouth before slowly moving to meet him.
You ok? he asked the one question that was both obvious and overused, but Zero later reasoned he would have
Zero Blood Ch. 5Im sorry was the only thing the large man could say.
Zero just shook his head. Wills the one to blame. Hes the one that seemed to be the one responsible for the betrayal. I cant see Carlos thinking that up.
The man knew who he was talking about. Zero had brought both of them to meet him when they were working out a deal. That brought back a memory.
What did you want with the container? You never answered me. Zero stared at him expectantly, as did most of the others in the room.
Chief Alice pleaded after he didnt answer.
I-It was supposed to be a virus that neutralized the Infection, he admitted. I didnt want to tell you because I was afraid you would find someone else to sell it to.
That backfired! Zero laughed.
Hawke looked over at the Chief. Why didnt you tell anyone about this?
He just looked away.
Hed have to explain how h
Zero Blood Ch. 4White light surrounded Zero, blinding him. As his sight returned, he realized he was standing in a white room empty save for four smooth chairs sitting in a circle facing each other, three of which were occupied. The three inhabitants of the room turned to face him. One stood up and strode across the room.
Hello, old friend. Its about time you returned, he said cheerfully, smiling broadly.
The man was dressed in a white coat. His pure white hair was wild and unruly. His skin was abnormally pale. His face had no marks of age. His eyes were crimson spheres surrounded by black.
Do I know you? Zero asked.
Dont kid! the man laughed and ushered him to the final chair before sitting in his own. Welcome back, Zero.
Zero looked at the other two. One had rimless rectangular glasses that reflected the light to hide his eyes. A lab coat covered his body, a name tag with glare obscuring all information hung from his coat pocket
Zero Blood Ch. 3Ana walked through store after store, staring at clothes. Before now, shed always avoided doing something like this. It made her feel more like a monster. After receiving a name, though, it felt natural.
She went through the racks, finding what she wanted. She looked around for the room she needed. It wasnt hard to find. She entered the smaller room and stared at the door.
The fitting room mirror showed her the remains of the clothes she once wore. Torn by the wear of her high speed movements and catching onto debris that littered the streets, they no longer server her like they used to. Before she clung to them for the sake of retaining what she once was. But Ana had taught her something. She wasnt whoever she was in the past. She was Ana now. She was a new person. She began going through the mountain of clothes shed picked up, trying to find the right outfit. A sense of joy sprang through her as she watched herself change into different people. Eac
Zero Blood Ch. 2It all started on the 7th of July. Thats the day we lost contact with Ground Zero: Las Vegas. The Infection hit the city. Hard. The army mobilized to quarantine the site after hearing the last call sent out. When they arrived, there were only the dead left. Three days later, we figured out what had happened.
The best scientists around gathered to find out what makes the dead so restless. What they found was the Infection. It starts out as an airborne strain that first kills off everyone who doesnt have some certain antibody. Then the airborne strain attaches to the brain and starts to control the nervous system, using the nerves like strings on a puppet. The nervous system also starts producing another strain of the virus: a contact strain. No ones immune to this one. You may not turn from one bite, but a second or third will be fatal.
So its a parasitic virus that uses a host to infect more people, Zero concluded.
You wish, H
The New Inferno Ch. 1He couldnt see anything, but he certainly tasted something: Dirt.
Dante spat the mouthful of forest floor out and wearily pushed himself to his feet. He brushed strands of long black hair from his eyes and stared at his surroundings. He was in a forest. Lifeless trees stretched leafless branches upwards as if reaching upwards to cry out for help. Blackened wood flaked off their trunks at the slightest touch. The trees were all spaced apart in a manner that seemed as if they were wide apart yet closing in. Tangled roots occasionally broke through the ground. The only other plant life visible was shrubs resembling barbed wire twisted into small walls. Mist crept between the trees, shrouding the world more than ten feet from Dante.
Dante finished his observation of his surroundings and moved on to examining himself. He raised his arms in front of his chest and flicked his wrists. Flames burst forth, covering his arms from his fingertips to his elbows. Dante smiled, if he could still
what love is not.it was a s l o p p y first kiss where
my drunk lips fumbled against yours.
the dull thwack of my heart,
locked behind curved ribs
cleared my groggy brain,
clouded with lustful premonitions.
it was an e l e c t r i f y i n g first kiss where
you entwined your hands in my hair.
your mouth encompassed mine and
my breath became lost in the steady
of your chest.
it was a s h y first kiss where
i pulled away before you could explore.
your tongue grazed my teeth,
searching for a way past the ivory gates.
i dug my finger into the stubble along your jaw,
my nail lulling your carnal desires.
it was my first kiss with you.
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