"Calm down! There's plenty here and I'm just making sure the cap is on!" Ron yelled back, looking nervously at the river. "I hope those things stay in the water..."
A loud splash told Ron his hopes were dashed. "Get that fuel you two and get moving towards the SUV!" Dawn yelled as she shot at the first zombie crawling out of the water. "Chris and I will keep them busy!"
|Dawn watches Ron and Tina grab the fuel|
The zombies go first, winning initiative for the first turn. At least the survivors are stuck getting the fuel anyway.
|Two zeds crawl out of the water|
|Dawn continues to fight on the dock|
|Two more zombies appear on the docks from the shooting|
|Zombies swarm the dock|
"We got the gas!" Ron yelled. "Now what?"
"Chris, lead the way. As soon as you can, you two make a run for the SUV." Dawn finally wrenched her machete free and with a backhand swing decapitated the zombie. "I'll follow as soon as I can!"
|Dawn finally defeats the zombie|
|Zombies press the group|
|Dawn is surrounded|
|Dawn still has troubles|
|Dawn starts cutting down the undead|
|The survivors start their escape|
|Chris looks at the oncoming zombies|
|The survivors make a break for the SUV|
Ron paused as he ran forward, looking back at the end of the docks "There's so many of them!" Ron paled, clearly scared. "Maybe we should just run for it!"
"You idiot." Tina yelled, shifting the gas cans she was carrying to give her access to her shotgun. "We're armed and we've seen these things before. Man up already."
|Zombies swarm out of the water|
|Zombies move on the survivors|
|The zombies don't fare well|
|Forward, to Victory!|
|More zombies come out of the water|
|Zombies surge towards land|
|Some of the zeds get to the survivors|
|Things start to go bad.|
Tina saw the zombie as it moved towards Ron, it's nearly skeletal hands reaching out to grab Ron. "Shoot him! Run! RON!" She screamed.
Ron stood frozen in terror and watched the zombie come at him. His hands shaking, All he could do was stare at the blank dead eyes as the desiccated teenager grabbed him and sank its teeth into Ron's throat. With a choking gurgle, Ron slumped to the dock, his lifeblood pumping out in a deep red fan around his head as he died.
Everyone passes their man down checks, Tina benefiting from Dawn's leadership die. It's the survivors turn and Dawn kicks into action, firing on the zombie in front of Tina, killing it. She then charges the zombie trying to eat Chris, preventing the zombies from getting a free meal!
|Things don't seem so bad...|
|Dawn clearing the dock|
"Well this is a shit day." Ron growled, pulling the tatters of his jacket on his left arm. Blood ran down and started pooling at his feet. Pulling back his sleeve revealed a large bite mark, the skin already darkening around it. "I knew I should have just stayed in bed." Chris snorted with little humor.
"Chris, I'm..." Dawn started to say as she kicked at the zombie trying to get up.
"Don't say it. Just get the gas and get the hell outta here with the girl." Chris checked his rifle, making sure a round was chambered. "I'll stay here and finish this dance with these bastards. Honk when you're clear so I know this was worth something."
The next turn the zombies don't activate. I should be grateful for the small things I guess. Chris fails his 'Harry are you okay' check and will turn into a zombie four turns. Dawn finishes off the zombie at her feet and moves to pick up the fuel dropped by Ron, who coincidentally, will turn into a zombie in five turns. Chris steps forward and starts firing at the mass of zombies moving on the dock. Wouldn't you know it, now he rolls very well, killing three zombies. *sigh* Better late than never I guess.
|Chris moves forward to hold off the zombies|
|Dawn and Tina get the SUV ready|
|Chris moves further down the dock|
The zombies surged forward, their numbers no longer being reduced by the gunfire. "Oh no you bastards, I still got a trick or two." Chris yelled, pulling out and fixing a bayonet to his now empty rifle. "Come on!"
|Chris kills one last zombie before running out of ammo|
|Chris sees a horde of zombies coming towards him|
|Dawn kills the last zombie nearby|
|Dawn backs out of the parking lot|
Chris fights and kills the two zombies he was facing. He's almost out of time, and I should have him move back, but there's no point. He fails his tight ammo check and his rifle is out of ammo. Chris will make his final stand right where he is.
|Chris kills two zombies, and waits for more|
|Chris doesn't have to wait for long|
Dawn slammed the brake as she spun the lumbering SUV into the road. Shifting into drive, the SUV slowly started rolling ahead. "The road looks clear." She said to Tina. "Stay alert, we don't know what we may run into."
Tina had a blank look, staring back at the marina. "He was a pain in the ass. He still didn't deserve this though." She whispered, turning to Dawn. "Ron went first, acting like he was protecting me. If I had been leading the way..."
"Don't think about that." Dawn cut Tina off. "Don't start. We need to stay strong or both of their sacrifices will be for nothing."
Tina looked back out the window at the receding Marina. The road was open and quiet.
Dawn honked the horn twice breaking the silence. "Hopefully Chris can still hear us. Let's get across the river."
|Dawn and Tina drive away|
The zombies go first this turn, but as Dawn is in a moving vehicle, she goes first instead. There are no zombies anywhere near their vehicle, and she and Tina can easily drive away.
|Chris makes his last stand|
I do a 'keeping it together' for Dawn and Tina, even with two deaths, Tina decides to stay with Dawn. I had hoped for more people to form a band around Dawn, but everything starts with the first step. Let's hope Tina can grow into a survivor!