There have been improvements in the couple of days. Two men scope out the gate at midnight. That’s when I strike. In four hours my family will be avenged. I’ve been trying to kill the leader, this tyrant called “Badger” - that’s the one who set that explosion in the station. It is time for payback. Tonight’s the night. My weaponry: one grenade, a pistol and a switch blade. The switch blade is Badger’s, he doesn’t deserve a quick death.
We got on. I had to drive and dara and David got on the back. David had a sniper to scope out ahead. Dara had a massive suitcase of chicken wings and bluespark. Bluespark is a drink that is a rip-off of Red Bull, and kills zombies if they get close. When we were passing the I.T.T we saw Adam aiming at us with an AK-47 so I turned and David 360 no-scoped him. Later we were hungry, so we took a break and had some chicken wings and bluespark.
Out of nowhere Bongo jumped inside our little base. We were already holding our glocks at him and he did not bother. Bongo is our dog, a German Shepherd. He was a smart dog, if he wanted to be. He HATES the zombies. So do we. We’re developing metal jaws for him and even full body armour. We managed to be the first ones to the military base, without running into trouble. We’ve noticed that all the zombies are heading towards Tallaght for some reason. There were seven choppers and the range of weapons was great and we have picked weapons that represented us and matched us.
Then I ran up the mountain, even though I’m not the fastest I outran them thanks to the boots, when I was high enough I opened fire. I’d killed a few but it was no good they would come back to life after this wave. But then, then I saw a female zombie, she looked almost the same as my mother. I dropped my gun suddenly. She leaped, she started biting the flesh off me. I screamed and shouted, WTF!!
After, I just sat down and cried. I got over it, got up and went for my next mission. Operation Bring the Gang Back. First look for Tom the smart one, second Lee because he has good plans and third, Tofumi the strong one. Once we all got back together, operation live. I think you get that one. I knew Tom was in Lucan so that was where I first went because it was closest. So I set out on the long walk through the forests, run down buildings and many dead bodies. I closed my eyes a lot, eventually I found Tom.
Robert and his gang have to run. I checked and no one was behind us. We turned into the shopping centre and drove in the taxi parking spaces. The shopping centre was dead. The plants had all died, blood all over the ground, windows smashed, dark in the shops. We go into Penneys and suddenly hear the zombies. We all freak out. James, Peter, Gary and Conor started panicking. Oisin and I told everyone to calm down. Me and Oisin are alike sometimes. We lift our bikes and tiptoed to the Men’s section. We then hear them coming towards us. Subsequently we sketched to the escalator. We ran the stairs since it wasn’t working. We then saw more zombies coming. I saw the staff room and saw the lock on it so I told everyone else to stay where they are. I went down the stairs. Some of the steps were rubble.
The day came and the gang set out towards the military base. It took nearly an hour to get there. When we arrived there were zombies waiting for us. Evan told Lee and Ben to run to the storage place and get the weapons. A few minutes later they had the guns. Unfortunately the two guys camping there got in the way. Ben quickly killed or wounded both guys and ran. The extra wait caused us to slow down on the way back. By then more zombies were there. Lee killed all of them and handed Michael a gun. Ben gave one to Lee. Luckily for the gang, Raga was right there and they killed him.
They ran for each other. In a matter of seconds there were people bleeding from parts of the body you wouldn’t know could bleed. People were so angry they started hitting their friends. Knuckle-dusters, knives, pocket knives, bars, shovels, you name it and they were all used as weapons. Even 8 year olds were battering each other. There were even a few people from both groups who came late. Four from Neilstown and seven from Tallaght.
When we went to raid their base we caught up to the “Messiah” trying to escape. We tied him up and tortured him to tell us who the rat is. He told us that it’s Lenny. I should have killed him months ago. He killed Sunny’s dog for barking too loud. Then I choked him dead and hung him up by the feet, making his followers know that he was beaten by a mere mortal. I walked out of the base and heard Amanda scream. She was surrounded by walkers.
I know he is not the man he used to be but he has still taken a person’s life. This all becomes too much for me. Before I knew what I was doing I pulled the trigger. The bang followed and then the impact. My Dad falls to the floor, twitching as he lay before my eyes. I bent down beside him, cursing myself for pulling the trigger. A flood of happy memories washes over me. The time he woke me up on my birthday, surprising me with a new bike being the most vivid memory.
As we ran towards Clondalkin none of the famous landmarks were there, so we had no clue where we were until we saw our old primary school. We decided to have a scope around. My gut was telling me no, but I went inside. As we broke through the front door we saw our old Principal dead on the floor. Michael was saying “Yes! I hated how much homework he gave us!” and started kicking his corpse. I stepped in and told him “The man is dead, leave him alone.” We decided to flee but when we saw the clock hit 8 we knew we were dead. We grabbed hockey sticks from the P.E Hall and decided to fight.
Michael gave me the nod and we hid behind the machine. The minute we heard the door open we switched it on. The blasting went on for thirty seconds. The bright light would fill your sight if you looked straight at it. After I looked at the ground and what we saw were black, skinny bones. “Sweet!” Michael and I said at the same time.