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of Bridges Enterprise. The lights were flickering down the hallway, casting an
eerie glow that radiated to where she was camped out under a desk. Her heart
beat rapid fire in her chest, and she was worried they could hear the loud
stuck in here. It could have been hours or just days. Her stomach grumbled, but
there wasn’t much viable food around that they hadn’t eaten. She needed to get
out of the city. The CDC had warned them, but she had thought they would all
get out together. She had really believed them when they said they could put
aside their differences in this state of emergency so they would all be saved.
apocalypse, Jack and Ramsey were still fighting for her. Just now for
everything. Some super virus had been set loose in Atlanta. The military was
quarantining the city, and everyone was streaming out to the countryside like
locusts. The Bridges had immediately set to work locking down their facilities
and airlifting employees away from the deadly heart of the metropolis.
waiting for her turn on the helicopter. Bekah and Parker stood together
chattering like high school girls in gym class. They didn’t seem to have a care
in the world. When all of Lexi’s heart went out to the two people missing.
asked. “They were supposed to be here all ready.”
Bekah said. She watched her parents climb onto the helicopter.
I knew you were psychotic but allowing your brother and husband to leave in the
middle of the worst scientific catastrophe of our lifetime, maybe any lifetime,
is horrible…even for you.”
them?” she asked, cold and deadly. “Don’t think for one second that you are the
only person who cares for them. We’re all freaked out.”
argue. She was too anxious.
this trip,” Bekah’s father said. “We’re leaving the two military men with you
just in case, and then we’ll be back with another helicopter as soon as we
shrieked. “You can’t leave us all here.”
we take anymore people on, we won’t make it out of the city.”
you do this to me?”
military man said, pushing her away from the helicopter.
afternoon sun. Bekah was shaking. “What if they never come back? What if we’re
wait an hour and if they’re not back then we’ll find somewhere safe to stay
until the morning.
this level. They were getting closer. She knew she didn’t have much time left
if she had any hope of escaping this insanity. The only thing she didn’t
understand was why the helicopter had never returned to pick them up. Maybe all
of this could have been forestalled if the helicopter had come back for them
Bridges? Or were they selfishly in the countryside set to live out the rest of
their lives without their children. Heartless people abandoning the ones they
loved. In this new world, there only seemed to be one rule.
cried. “I cannot be stuck in hell with you
want to be here with you either.”
conversation over and over again. There is nowhere else for us to go. Her
parents never came back. There have been no planes flying over in the air
space. We have two guards, and so far have encountered no fighting. We’ll just
have to stay here until the food runs out.”
Neither of you want to go out and look for them?”
to them,” Parker said quietly.
wait for them to just get eaten. We should go and try to find them.”
the door stilled their conversation. All the girls froze. “Oh no,” Bekah
seemed to intensify. Lexi heard two loud thumps and that jolted her.
door to the other room. “We have to get out of here.”
door, when the front one burst in and Jack and Ramsey filed into the house. It
was them…and it wasn’t them.
bulky, and utterly gorgeous. Jack still had that natural confident gait,
stunning blue eyes, and cocky smile. But it was all twisted and wrong at the
away from the two people she had ever loved was their them grabbing Bekah and
voice carried down the hallway.
couldn’t really know, could he?
with Bekah and Parker, Lexi had been on the run trying to dodge the guys as
much as she could. She hadn’t even liked Bekah and Parker, but she hadn’t
thought that they deserved to be eaten by zombies.
plenty of likely victims for Jack and Ramsey to try to get, they still both
came for her. In life and death, they were both completely obsessed with her.
call from the other end of the hallway. “I had her first.”
it doesn’t work that way.”
going to let them kill each other and then slip out the back. She had wanted to
save them, but she knew it was futile at this point. No one was going to find a
cure for the disease before she got out of the city. And she couldn’t risk them
destroying the rest of the world trying to get to her. She had to make a
team of military men stormed the building. She screamed at the top of her lungs
as gunfire ricocheted off the walls. Jack and Ramsey had just made it to her
hiding spot. She backed away fiercely. They were both bleeding out of their
wounds, but still coming for her.
Jack said before a bullet caught him in the skull and he collapsed at her
Ramsey said. He reached for her, and she stumbled backward.
for her once more.
and she screamed. “No, no, no, no,” she cried. This was not how it was supposed
to end. Where was her happily ever after? The zombie apocalypse was a cruel,
cruel joke. She had lost them both after all.
strolled down the hallway. “Are you Miss Walsh?”
for you upstairs. She was most insistent that you be rescued. We’ve had our
team scouring for you the past week.”
lifeless bodies of the only two men she had loved her whole life. She let a tear
fall for each other them. There was nothing more she could do. She had lost so
much in a short period of time, and she knew she would mourn their death for
years to come. But first she had to get out of the war zone and to safety. They
would have wanted that.
to where a helicopter was waiting on the top of the building. A team of
military personnel surrounded the chopper. And inside stood her beautiful
friend drinking fucking champagne out of a flute.
to her and was offered a drink.
before they were lifted out of Atlanta.
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