Running across the street Knuckles reaches the door of the 7-11 first. He shoulder charges through only to see a Elroy Carter standing there with a double barrelled 12 gauge shotgun aimed directly at his chest.
Knuckles talks first, “Easy there Elroy. Whatca doin here? You seen Montreal or Grimm? We’re looking to fix some hurt on those muthas. Com’on, give us a hand.”
Jonsie and Macca fly into the room but stop dead in their tracks as Elroy redirects the noisy end of the shotgun their way.
Elroy’s gaze floats back from Jonsie and Macca to Knuckles. He steps from foot to foot, agitated and stressed. “I can’t bez goings anyways now. I gots to getz me some quick cash. Now you be leaving me alone Knuckles.”
Elroy’s trouble with substances had always made him unreliable, at best. Knuckles tries to calm him down, “Alright Elroy. You get your stuff man. We’ll catch you on the next time round.”
Slowly turning towards the door he mutters to the others, “Come on, let’s get out of here. Those two pricks obviously aren’t here.”
Jonsie puts his hand on the door knob in a heartbeat, “You don’t have to tell me twice man. Elroy Carter be no use to us anyways.”
As they leave Knuckles directs them across the street, “Run to The Juliette. I reckon we might find some more of the boys there.”
The Juliette had once been a magnificent building but time had ravaged her beauty. Still, a number of the lads had been known to frequent there including Hammo and Nate.
Rounding the corner of 7-11 they are confronted by a mob of zombies.
Knuckles lowers his big 44. BOOM!!! BOOM!!! And two of the monsters fall.
Jonsie turns to his left and fires at another two shuffling corpses. BAM!!! BAM!!! But his aim is off and he misses both times.
Macca laughs at the anticipation of the fight as he charges the nearest zed. He swings Willie Mays hard but “Conk” the bat harmlessly bounces off the zombie’s head.
The monster lashes out at Macca. His arms flail as he tries to regain his balance, Macca falls to the ground. He hits his head upon the bitumen and is stunned. He groggily looks up at the blood smeared face of the zombie as it leers hungrily at him, but he can do nothing but stare back at the monster.
The other zombies, seeing the stricken and vulnerable human, rush to join the first. Macca screams as he is overcome and they bite deeply into his flesh and begin to feast.
“Macca!!!” Knuckles shouts, as he sees his friend being torn apart.
Jonsie looses his nerve and, not saying a word, flees.
Knuckles is transfixed to the spot as he watches the zombies devour his former colleague.
To be continued…..