Author's Note: sorry for the wait on this chapter (and it being really short). I kept writing and deleting and repeat. (if you have any ideas on the story let me know, I'd love to hear it)
They ended up near a destroyed village. Smoke was thick in the air along with lingering smell of blood and burnt flesh. Leon scanned the area for any sign of living humans but didn't find any.
"Hey, stay here while I go find him. I don't want you guys to get lost," he said over his shoulder and took off. Laura hobbled over to a pile of concrete from a building that had collapsed down and sat on top of it. Calvin just went to a heading to get out from the sun, but Jennifer stood still.
"Something doesn't feel right," she said to seemingly no one.
"Well no dip. There are zombies everywhere. I didn't sign up for this," Calvin muttered back sourly.
"First off, you don't sign up for the group, you're chosen. And second, that's not what I meant. I feel, like, there's something else here. With us. And I don't just mean this Leon guy," Jennifer snapped back while going up to where Laura was and sitting as well. Calvin just pouted to himself as he leaned against what appeared to be a wall.
Hours seemed to go by; the sun was beginning to set. It was getting colder as well, a bit too cool for Laura's liking. She shivered at the cold but then winced as it had caused the pain to come back, they didn't seem to notice. Just before Laura decided to leave him, Leon came back.
"Ok, I know where he is now, we just have to get there," Leon said to them, he looked like he didn't have fun going where he went.
"Ok then, let's go," Jennifer replied, jumping down. Just then, a noise erupted to break the tiny bit of silence that had just swept over. Everyone instantly went for their guns, all but Calvin who was thrown back by the "wall" he had been leaning against. Laura aimed and let off a shot causing the creature to launch at her but thankfully, Leon was close enough to pull her down just seconds before the monster landed.
"What is that?" Jennifer shouted trying to aim steady at the thing in case she needed to fire. The creature jumped at Jennifer and she screamed loudly as she ran out of the way.
"Mommy-," the monster groaned and got ready to charge again.
"Mommy? He, I feel sorry for that thing's mother," Calvin said getting up off the ground and pulling his weapon out.
"I don't think we're going to be able to win against this thing," Laura shouted aiming from a ducked position just in case the monster came after her.
"She's right. We're better off to run away then stay and fight," Leon stated getting up and looking around. "Go for the clock tower!" The monster didn't seem to like their plan and went to stand in the way. Laura straightened herself and shot the creature several more times causing it to go after her. She dodged at the last moment causing the thing to stumble and crash.
"Go on ahead. I'll keep her company while you guys get away," Laura said aiming one last time.
"No! We're not leaving without you," Jennifer shouted back at her about to drag her but Leon grabbed her and began to pull her away. "Let me go!" Calvin went with by fear of being pulled, or having Laura yell at him. Laura flinched slightly when she let off another shot, the pain seemed worse now. She knew she wouldn't last very long anymore, so she was going to at least help them escape.