Escape from Suburbia, Only the Beginning.
This day went by so fast yet time felt so slow. I never even got a chance to say goodbye. Awaken by screams and gunshots, I wondered who's watching tv so loudly downstairs. I look around my room and I'm alone. Straight out of bed I walk down the stairs and immediately notice that the front door was open and nobody was watching tv. No sign of my dog, my siblings or parents. Why was I alone? Then I remembered, we don't own any guns. At that sudden realization I raced to the door and slammed it shut, locking every lock as fast as I could. I don't know why I had a wave a panic rush over me but it was for good reason. Someone was in our house, I couldn't hear or see anyone but I just had this terrible feeling that I wasn't truly alone. Gunshots started blaring again from outside our front windows and I immediately ran into my parents room to get away from the ear splitting noise. This is NOT real. Then I heard a shuffling noise as if someone was dragging themselves along. It came from their bathroom. I was hit with a sudden dilemma. Do I check the door or run..? This whole experience could be nothing. Maybe I was just over reacting, but I wasn't because someone came through the door before I even contemplated opening it. The first thing I noticed was the smell of fresh blood.. it seemed like a normal person but then they turned around.. IT'S eyes were just blank. It's eyes was just dead. When it looked at me, I knew no one was really looking back. I instantly bolted for the only exit in the room but I could already feel its presence inches behind me. I ran to the front door, quick to undo the locks I had done before. Whatever was in the house was coming for me. I opened the door in a matter of seconds and turned around to see that it was gone. I didn't want to take my chances in the house so I walked out. That's when reality hit me. This IS REAL. The screams were clearer now that I was out in the open. Bodies littered the streets, some were only half a body, others were covered in blood yet still moving some how. Other front doors were left open here and there and a car whizzed past me. It hit one of the those bloody people things but it just got back up as the car sped away. That's when I got the idea "GET YOUR KEYS". Back inside the house I saw the dead thing... umm we will call them "Roamers" because they just roam around with no soul purpose. "To Roam" just means wandering aimlessly around and they just seem empty. The Roamer was in our kitchen now, I could see it through the window. Blocking out the random bursts of screams and cries I tried my best to concentrate on a plan. I don't really know what that thing is but will it follow a sound..? I looked around to find a pine cone. I picked up the biggest one I could find and quietly tried to open my door. As slowly as I could I pushed the door open, careful to keep all sound minimal. Once I got enough room to let my arm in, I threw the pine cone as hard as I could down the front hall. The roamer heard it and turned towards its direction. I slowly opened the door just a little more but then it turned back to the kitchen. I froze... I need to find a rock. The pine cone wasn't loud enough. We had a couple pebbles lying around so I figured if I threw enough of them it would spark the Roamers interest. I had about 5 so the first one I through hit the door at the end of the hall. It stopped what it was doing and turned towards the door where the rock had landed. I crept into the house keeping low and made sure to make quiet footsteps. As he walked closer to the door I walked closer to the kitchen. Once In the kitchen I threw my 4th rock into the living room towards the fire place. The roamer stopped for a second but just froze. So I threw my 3rd even harder and it actually hit the fire place. The roamer began walking at a very fast pace towards the fireplace and once it got half way into the living room I grabbed my keys and made a run for it. Half way out the door, my head was immediately pulled back and I fell onto the floor. The Roamer OPENED IT'S MOUTH!! LIKE THIS THING WANTED TO EAT ME!! When it's mouth got close enough I kicked the Roamer in the face as hard as I could and it flew backwards and fell; I darted up and headed for the door again. As soon as I thought I had made it safe the roamer had grabbed my ankle, and I saw three more coming down the street with blood dripping down their mouths. FULL PANIC MODE! I instantly start frantically kicking at the Roamer to let go of my ankle! "LET GO!!" My words were useless, they clearly don't understand and I never heard any of them speak a word! At some point I finally got free only to instantly fall on my face again and dropping my keys. Not only was the 3 pack of roamers heading my way but I had another currently clawing at my feet. Scrambling around I picked up my keys and clumsily ran to my car. Why was unlocking the door so hard right now?! My hands were shaking and now the roamer who grabbed me before was up on its feet and started running. OH MY GOD THEY CAN RUN?! Literally before facing certain death I jumped in my car and shut the door right before roamer #1 got to me. The pack of 3 just reached my car and I then remembered. "DRIVE!!!" I started my car up and without even looking, backed up and hit the 3 pack, then my tires screeched forward as I pressed the gas pedal down to the floor. I was out of the neighbor hood. I began to realize that I hadn't checked all the rooms in my house. Was I really alone? None of the traffic lights seemed to be working right and cars were just driving to evade and escape. More blooded corpses spotted the roads and more roamers were just wandering or running around. Some of them were chasing cars, OH MY GOD THEY WERE CHASING ME! I don't know how long I drove for but I was sure out of the city by now. The longer I drove out of the city, the more empty the roads were and the less people I saw. It was almost 5pm now and daylight was slipping away from me. I NEEDED the daylight. The darkness of night feared me the most. What was in the darkness waiting? Could roamers see in the dark??? I don't know how I will be able to sleep tonight or what I will even do for food. But I won't give in, it's only been day one and I have people to find.