Greater Will (Chapter 7) Sorry for the Late release
“Uhhh!!!!” I mentally say in my head, the class was silent as they were finishing their Ap Calculus exam.
I look outside to see a bright and sunny day without a single cloud in the the bright blue sky. ‘What a nice day’ I say to myself, My name is Jay Kidane. I am 14 and in high school, since middle school was too easy me the school moved me up to high school to say quote on quote “Expand My knowledge.”
Deciding this is it, I head up to the teacher and ask to go to the bathroom. He lets me go and told me not to linger in the hallways. “Psh” I whisper to myself, he’s so funny. Taking my time to head to the bathroom, I look outside the window to see a lone person on the field walking to the gym class, he was limping. The person took his time to go the gym teacher, Mr. Fields looks over and calls out to the guy.
I couldn’t make out what he said, but suddenly without stopping, the guy grabs Mr.Fields shoulders and bites into his neck. I look in horror and disgust as I see the insides of Mr. Field’s neck. You could hear the gurgling screams throughout the field and even for me to hear.
I almost vomit out my small lunch I had earlier. Everybody on the field start running to school, screaming in horror, some of them got trampled in the stampede of teenagers. The other teachers try to talk to the guy who just literally ate Mr. Fields.
The guy got up again and started to walk to them now, as the man walked over you could see, very slowly Mr.Fields standing up to their directions. The other teachers stood there in distraught, they were probably wondering how is this happening.
One teachers tried to restrain the guy coming at him, it was the wrestling coach. He always bragged that back in his day, he used to be the best in the state of Arkansas. He grabs the guy’s arm and put him in an arm bar position. Yet the man seemed unaffected by it and teared a huge piece of the teacher’s flesh. Afraid of what happened, the teachers run to the school, pale in fright.
The students rush through the halls and scream in horror of what just happened. Wondering what occurred, students come out of class to question the frightened students of what happened.
I run to my locker, I wasn’t dumb like the rest. It was a zombie, it was the only way that a human being is able to eat humans and also the guy is limping *spoiler alert*! It was not that hard to figure out.
The halls were in mass panic, students running everywhere and teachers trying to regain stability. I finally open my locker (took me 4 tries) and grab my book bag, my hands couldn’t stop shaking at all. For some reason even though my mind was calm, my body seemed to be doing the opposite. I take a few seconds to calm myself and close my locker.I run down the hallway to see a zombie eating one of the special needs student. The zombie looks up to see me, it’s face was decayed and of gray color of skin. For some reason I couldn’t move, my body was frozen. After taking one more bite of the guy it comes walking towards me.
As it closed on me, it bended down to bite my leg, I knew it was over. With the feeling of hopelessness I just stop struggling and closed my eyes.
The next second all I could hear was Thwack!
I open my eyes to see a person holding a bloody bat. Next to me was a zombie with a insanely large indent in it’s head.
After a closer look it was Jason Scarland, he was one of the popular kids. He would sometimes hang out with the popular kids and sometimes he’d be with me. We are good friends, he also is the captain for the baseball team.
“What are you doing-” He stops talking as a translucent screen appears in front of him. I couldn’t read out what is said, but I was 100% sure that the words weren’t in english.
He holds out his palm and a 2 foot double edged sword appeared. He hands drop to the ground holding it.
“Jason what the hell is that?!”
“I don’t know, this screen appeared in front of me, and told me to pick a weapon, class, and one skill. I all I just know is that we have to get to a safe place. Agreeing with him, I grab his hand that he held out for me to stand up. I pat the dust off my back and follow him, through the hallways teachers and students saw us. One of the vice principals yells at us
“Jason! What are you doing with a weapon in school, put it down or I’ll call the police!” He’s threat didn’t really matter to me or Jason at all. We just kept running till we got to the front door.
The moment we head outside, there was fires all over the city. One of zombies near our school heard us and walks over to us. Jason runs up to the zombie and uses the heavy weight of the sword as momentum to slice the zombies arm over. Yet without caring the zombie just looks over to Jason and keeps on walking towards him
“Jason! Cut of the head that will kill it!” The moment Jason hears it he rushes back with renewed vigour and with one clean swoosh kills the zombie and a ball of light rushes up to Jason and drops a pair of green gloves.
“Woah” I let out a sound of surprise. Jason walks up to me and says “Next time a zombie comes at us I want you to kill it” My pupils dilate, my mind instantly remembers what happened last time.
“Jay, it is not that hard, just think of all the things you need to protect. Well i’m not sure if that works for you but it does for me. In my mind I think of my sister and my parents who I need to check on.
I calm myself and did exactly what Jason said to do, within a few minutes another zombie came from the forest next to our school. We slowly walk up to it, I feel the same dread but I’m ready. I remember my mom and I have to find her and make sure she is ok.
“AHHH!!!” I scream as I force myself to move. I swing the sword but miss completely of the neck and instead slash the zombies arm off. Knowing that the zombie will keep on moving, I run behind the zombie and put my sword against it’s neck. I pull the sword back and cleanly decapitate the zombies head.
A translucent screen appears for me as it did for him, it said
Hello humans, today is the day when you can become stronger than before. Survive this apocalypse and maybe you can live peacefully again. Signing off, good luck.
Level up! You have a choice of picking 4 classes and 5 skills.
Marksman: Bow and 20 Arrows Blacksmith: Hammer
Knight: Iron Sword
Hercules Strength: For 5 minutes your strength increases by 25%. Two skill points to upgrade.
Light as a feather: A passive skill that makes you feel 10% lighter. One skill point to upgrade.
Mp/Hp Increase: Your health points or Magic points will recover 10% faster for 5 minutes. One skill point to upgrade.
“So cool!” The inner fanboy exploded there, it was like Empty Souls. There everytime you level up you gain skill points and stat points.
I choose the knight class and Light as feather skill, as soon as I choose it my body immediately felt super light. I give back Jason’s sword and we ran across the street near our school.
Jason’s family lived closer to the school, so we went there first. In the neighborhood it was very quiet, he takes out his key and opens the door.
Inside we found a dead zombie, it had a huge hole in its forehead and much in his body. On the kitchen table I found a note splattered with blood
Dear Jason, if you are reading this that means you came back for us but sorry honey we had to go before more of these monster kept on coming. If you are wondering where we are go to Washington D.C, the army had barricaded the whole city and prevented any of those monsters from coming in. I’m sorry for not waiting longer but we couldn’t hold out any longer.
Be safe my son.
“Jason, this is a letter for you” He rushes over quickly and grabs the letter on the table. After a few seconds, he stands up again with excitement and anxiety.
“Jay, your family is next let’s go” We head outside and rush over to my house. Inside my house, nobody was there at all. My mom worked with the government and worked long hours I think she will be safe.
I turn on the TV to see that all over the news were about what happened today, there were many videos shown about zombies all over the US. One of them was a guy running so fast he was a blur and killed 50 zombies at once. All over the world many of these people were appearing, we are not the only one like this I thought.
Almost every state was in a state of emergency and told to stay in homes.
I ask Jason “What do we do next?”,he looks over to me and say, “We gotta survive like the screen told us to do.”
“First we need supplies, food, and water” Near my house were many stores including a gun store.
We head to a local convenience store to find a zombie in a casher outfit walking over to us, Jason let’s me take on this guy, with my skill I rush over and decapitate the guy’s head off.
A ball of light rushed towards with a pair of black shoes,
Hermes Shoes: A shoe that grants the user 10% lighter. It cannot be stacked against a skill
The shoes are useless to me, instead of throwing them away I hand it over to Jason. He refused to take for free and gave me his gloves instead.
The green pair of gloves gave the user a really good grip that even football gloves pale in comparison. We fit as much food into my book bag but since it was only a book bag. We head to sporting store, inside there was no one so I guess free stuff for us. We change our blood ridden clothes for those really expensive undershirts, shirts, and pants. As we were about to leave, in the corner of my eye was a cat. It eyes shone in the dim store, I slowly walk over to pet it. And instead of that happening, it jumped on my head and sat there.
I could hear snickering behind me, Jason was standing there covering his mouth from not laughing.The cat was firmly planted on my head and hissed when I tried to take it off, I just left it there and went on with my life. We left the store and made our way to Washington D.C which was about an hours walk from the store. Along the way I had killed 5 zombies and Jason killed 5 too.
Suddenly, the screen appeared again, You have 4 points to use
A bunch of stats appeared for both of us, thinking smartly I put 2 points into stamina and one for vitality and strength. The moment I put those stats in, I felt a boost in energy.