Reader’s note – the following story contains violence and strong language
In an instant she snaps out of it, and is back in the here and now. “Don’t touch me!!” She screams. As she lashes out she clenches her now metal hand into a fist, and penetrates the undead creatures skull. As she watches the now truly lifeless body fall to the floor. She’s left covered only in the splattered blood, and brain matter of the creature. She reluctantly removes the lab coat from the creature to cover her still nude and blood stained body. “Ok Melanie. You have to focus, and figure outwhat the hell is happening? She walks over to the nearby computer, and begins typing away searching for any piece of useful information she can find. “ Come on!! There has to be something useful here!” As she continues to search through the files, one in particular jumps out at her. It’s a file labeled HACKERELLA. She opens the file and is in aww of what she sees on the screen. “ What the hell!?!” As she watches the screen. Memories start flooding in from the past. Memories of when she first arrived. Memories of when she was still human, and not much else was.
She remembers the shock, horror, and utter relief she felt as she ducked for cover as the person in the Hazmat suit fires on the undead creatures right behind her. “ Come on! Hurry up! Get inside! NOW!!” He continues to fire away. BLAM!… BLAM! She sprints toward him as he holds the door open, and continues to fire away. BLAM! Once inside he closes the door, and feverishly checks her body for bites, and scratches as she sits curled on the floor in shock. Once satisfied at finding nothing he begins to remove his Hazmat suit. Finally seeing an actual person she just blurts out. “What the hell is going on?!? Were those Fucking Zombies?!?” He looks at her in confusion. “ Of course they were! Where the hell did you come from lady, and how the hell are you still alive!?!” She responds with equal confusion. “What are you talking about? How long have things been like this here?” She follows him as he begins to walk down a long dark corridor. “ Wow you really have no clue huh? It’s been two years since the first outbreak.” She looks at him unable to explain where she came from, even though it’s not much stranger than ever thing else going on. “ It’s been two years? Shit!” ”What have you been in a coma in some hospital or something?” “Or something.” She murmurs as she continues to follow him down the corridor. “ Well follow me, and I’ll fill you in.
Melanie follows the man down the dark long corridor. At the end of the tunnel a bright light could be seen, and as they grew closer the light became brighter, and various sounds of machines and people could be heard. They existed the hallway, and entered into a massive high tech lab. Far from what she expected to find. The man replaces his gun for a lab coat, and formally introduces himself. “By the way I’m Dr. Hunt. Robert Hunt, but please call me Rob. Still surprised at the change in her surroundings she barely utters a sound as she barely ekes out her name. “Mel…Melanie…My name is Melanie.” “It’s nice to meet you Melanie, and I can honestly say I wish it were under better circumstances.”
Back in the present Melanie sits in front of a computer with her head in her hands. “What the Hell did they do to me? Why can’t I remember?” Melanie quickly looks up as she notices something again moving in the shadows. She looks around the room and spots a fire fighters ax hanging on a wall behind a glass case. She breaks the glass and cautiously with ax in hand walks toward the darkness. “Ok if you’re looking to eat my brain I think you’re out of luck! Unless you have a craving for Silicone, and metal!” From the corner of her eye Melanie registers the movement of her unknown assailant, and hurls the ax from her hand. It lodges in the wall at break neck speed. Directly in the path of twenty something year old non-zombie human man. Still not accustomed to her new abilities Melanie finds herself pleasantly surprised at what she just did. “ Ok that was kinda kick ass.”
– Anthony. K. Savage
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