|HOTD season 2: Revolution DEADsquad
Author: Gravenimage PM
After ep 13 from the anime OVA Drifters of the dead The group from Fujimi high school are still fighting for their survival in the infected city caused by the outbreak, new allies and evil faces revealed. The revolution is about to begin Takashi/Saeko, Saya/Kohta, Rei/OC, Shizuka/OC Yuuki/OC rated T for blood, gore, language and nudity. Accepting OC villains for now.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Horror - Rei M. & Saeko B. - Chapters: 13 - Words: 163,667 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 09-01-12 - Published: 06-14-12 - id: 8218635
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Disclaimer: I don't own HOTD it is the rightful property of Shoji Sato and Daisuke Sato I only own this story.
Italics are thoughts
Bold and Italics are flashbacks
**Communications through phones and radio
Act 12: Massacre and DEAD
(Location: safe house urban district Tokonosu city Japan)
It was another day of survival in the small house where Jackuson and his sister Yuri were currently living. They were young with so much ahead in their lives and yet they were caught in the outbreak with only one choice to survive against the hordes of infected. They were still resuming their mission to find more survivors like themselves and the results were always the same. Instead of finding people they will find more undead it wasn't problem for the siblings, so far they have done well defending against" them". But it was a mystery if it will remain like this, just the two of them against the army of" them". They might forever be on their own and against the infected, along to fight their own survival. That is why they have trust in each other even more now that their parents we're gone and they could only rely on each other. Maybe it was never going to end it will be an endless fight they might never win, but they can still try without losing hope.
Jackuson was cooking breakfast ready to start the day and hopefully they will have better luck today. Everyday his sister and he will go to search for survivors they have salvaged some supplies but it wasn't going to last forever. Living with each other wasn't as easy as he thought of course with the rest of the city filled with undead. He knew the situation here if they run out of supplies it was all over for them, they won't be able to survive. The thought was haunting him of him failing his sister and his parents. That he wasn't good enough to protect her or keep her alive to survive in this infected apocalyptic world. Failure was his fear rather than being bitten by" them" though he was confident together they can take any of the undead. They have shown their strength and their new highly skills were enough, but even so without food they will eventually die. The training they took is one thing but they still needed the essential need to eat, just like sleep and water.
The teen was done making some omelet with different combinations of meat and vegetables, part of a healthy meal. He always wanted what was best for his sister even when it comes to eating right. But he hasn't forgotten about their companion Kana. He turned to see the white wolf lying in her usual corner resting the elder Chou was prepared. He has already made her food which it was a piece of roasted chicken, it will be better if she was a vegetarian. But then again wolf's aren't vegetarian he made sure too cook it well so she can enjoy it. He has cut the meat in many pieces before setting the plate down next to the creature. Kana wag her tail showing her happiness while he petted her head letting her eat. Now he needed to finish setting things up with their food, he place the plates on the small table he followed with adding some apple juice which it was his sister's favorite. As for him he went with the usual orange juice, it was his favorite drink.
Yuri arrived at the table wearing a white t-shirt that says" Rock Girl" printed in blue letters and a pair of green sports shorts. She has finished with her morning shower she looked calmer and relaxed when she's at the safe house. Compared to her behavior when she's fighting the undead she was pretty much a quiet angel here compared to being a silent demon going on a full rage rampage. Jackuson will always be happy whenever he will see her, especially when she's smiling. That has been hard though the teen hasn't smiled since their parent's tragedy that's why he will try hard to put a smile on her face. The older Chou happily brought her the omelet with little pieces of sausage and bacon with the glass of apple juice. He proceed with setting his plate with his juice and the utensils, at least they can still some normal family time together minus their parents.
"Morning" she replied taking a bite from her omelet.
"Good huh….?" He always appreciates when she compliments his cooking.
"You can't say its good or great you know?"
"Don't start my cooking is very good you even said so once."
"It's really good."
"Now you're giving me the compliment thanks" he smiled taking another bite from his plate.
"Will it always be like this?"
"You mean if it will always be just the two of us?"
"And Kana" the teen included the wolf still devouring the roasted chicken.
"Okay just the three of us. I don't know I want to be sure but it still uncertain. I haven't given up that we can find more people like us who are struggling to survive, we're still good though. We still have food and water to last us for weeks but if we find more people than our chances will increase of surviving. The more people we have helping us fight those things the better right?"
Yuri gave a nod resuming her meal however she stopped before taking another bite. She was in thought as her eyes turned to her older brother, the only family she has left and the person who is taking care of her. Sudden images came to her mind from a dream it made her tremble and the visions were so vivid like it was so real, and as its going to happen. The images have frightened her soon she was on the brink to cry she couldn't lose Jackuson, not her brother her only family. Tears have silently felt hitting her plate while her brother was busy finishing his own dish and Kana was already done with her food. But it wasn't long for the older Chou to look back at her noticing she hasn't touched her plate while he was almost done. The sight has broken his heart watching the teen in tears like she was ready to break down completely.
"Yuri what's wrong?"
"Why are you crying?"
"Yuri tell me what's wrong? You know you can always trust me."
"I…It's last night, I had a nightmare. You were bitten and turned into of one of those things, and I had no choice but to…."
She didn't finish the sentence there was no need for it. Jackuson already knew what was bothering her it was the same fear he has, losing his sister the same with her of losing him. He has lost count how many times he has had that nightmare too, only difference it was affecting more his younger sister than him. Looking at her it was probably the first time she has seen the horrible dream it was because the only had each other and how much they care for the other, they were having these dreams. It was both their worst fear to lone the other to the infected and to lose one more family member will be the last straw from losing their minds. He knew he won't be able to live anymore if Yuri was gone and the same went with the younger Chou if she ever loses her older brother. The elder Chou got up from the table and went to the teen girl petting her head slightly.
"Listen, I'm not planning in losing to those things or getting bitten by "them". As long as we have a fighting chance and as long as we have each other. Remember what I said-"
"You watch my back and I'll watch yours" she slowly smiled.
"That's right, I won't die and neither will you. And if either us get in trouble Kana will come to our rescue ain't that right girl?" he turned to the white wolf which was wagging her tail happily.
"Yeah Kana is the best" she dried her tears feeling better.
"Finish your plate Yuri. After breakfast we're going on patrol again. We might have better luck if we search around the urban district where the schools are located."
"We're going back out again….?" her tone was of worry.
"You know we have to, our survival lies in finding more people like us. We can't run away from this, we have to continue until reaching what we're looking for. But why are you sounding worried?"
"It's nothing…." She took another bite.
"Are you afraid that you might lose control again?"
"Then you should stop fighting with your anger and start fighting more with your heart. Remember this is a fight not to kill" them" but to survive to another day."
"I know ni-san…."
"Don't forget I'm here with you, and so is Kana" he smiled watching the wolf getting seated next to her wanting to be pet.
Yuri smiled resuming eating happy to have brother's support. Yet she kept her smile long enough to make it look like it was fake. It wasn't that easy to fight the undead without any angering in her system, to her it was impossible. She couldn't ignore all that hatred she has for the infected she despised them with every fiber in her being. But her older brother didn't know her anger is his greatest weapon, it was the main motivation that keeps her going into battle. It's her strength and it wasn't just survival to her but revenge against the things that took away her parents. As much as she loves her older brother he doesn't understands her, her anger is what has made her strong and the person she is today. Fight to survive is one thing, but fight without her greatest weapon is simply impossible. Soon they were going back out again and she will have to rely on that weapon, it wasn't her site but her main motivation.
"It's not as easy as you say ni-san, I need anger it feels good. I want more of it…."
(Location: research facility unknown region)
Yurika has been having a bad day ever since she retrieved Shido from Shintoko School. She already dislike the former teacher, he was annoying clearly she didn't stand him. Regretting to let him stay at the school before the rain fall hits she meant what she said about caring less for the young man. The second thing that has her annoyed is the fact that Kyo went to hunt down the group of teenagers that Ishida was currently in. Of course she was confident Itadaka was going to be all right but she hated him that her partner went after them. Taking EDEN's Special Forces with him was dangerous the group were going to have their hands full though the raid was over and Kyo has returned to the facility. Honestly she didn't want to know the results rather than feeling stubborn and ask him about. Then she will ask herself for the fifth time why she was heading towards her partner's location, she knew where to find him.
She has entered through a pair of double doors the room was filled with holographic screens. Each screen was displaying every single city of Japan, Kyo stood in the middle with a communication ear piece. The mercenary knew what this is all about her partner wasn't in charge of the virus experiment but in charge of the incoming operation that is about to take place in the entire country. Coming to terms he was essentially important to the organization and what they stand for. His expression was full of concentration she will only see him like this whenever there was something very important to do. This operation is really that important to him it was ordered to him from the boss himself, so failure is not an option. Yurika stood next to him but he hasn't noticed still looking in thought at the screens.
"It's about to begin isn't it?"
"Yes, the special forces have arrived at their proper checkpoints. Soon the operation will spread throughout the country like the same matter Genesis was spread."
"I still think it's a little too soon for the operation."
"Orders are orders. If the boss wishes them to be fulfilled then we must obey. He will not tolerate any delays."
"Once you have an important task at hand you get so focused in fulfilling it no matter what. But I'm curious Kyo, you never told me how things went with your hunting trip on those" kids"."
"Wouldn't you like to know?" he gave a small grin he knew very well she wanted to know the results only because of a certain special OPS soldier.
"Tch…I don't have to know since you like to gloat at your triumphant achievements and you have remained quiet about the operation. I'm guessing you failed miserably."
"I admit the situation got a bit complicated and things didn't go my way. None the least I love watching that group helplessly trying to save a city that has already fallen, a country that has already been destroyed. It keeps me amuse that they're trying to do the impossible in stopping Genesis and this organization they will know the hard way the truth. EDEN owns Japan I will enjoy their suffering when they finally come to terms with the reality that there's nothing they can do but to hide and wait to die."
"I other words you failed. Can't beat a bunch of kids from high school, how the mighty have fallen" she chuckle.
"Now who's the one who is gloating? It's better for Takashi and his group to remain alive for the time being, as things are now they're of little concern to me. Operations Rain Fall is more important."
"What a hard way to swallow your pride I know it must be eating you inside that you failed to eliminate them" Yurika was truly enjoying herself of his failure because she knew from the start he was going to failed.
"Perhaps I should tell you Yurika dear. About the hunt I'm afraid that your friend Itadaka got shot" Kyo gave an evil grin feeling like messing with her because of her harsh comments.
"….." she has given him such a glare.
"Yes poor Itadaka one of the soldiers open fire at one of the members of the group but Itadaka wanting to play hero got the person out of the way taking the bullet for her."
"Her….." her rage got worse.
"Yes the blond woman, quite beautiful I must say and she has a pair of tits that will make any man drool. Itadaka seems to be protective of her…."
Her rage went over the edge hearing Ishida got wounded but it increased double finding out he got shot protecting a woman. Judging from Kyo's description she must be a real knockout and the soldier was probably charmed by her looks she has known him for a while and he was already all over her. This sudden anger she was feeling it was more than just hatred to know he got hurt but it was the fact that some woman was already trying to get the chance to have him. Now the big questions running in her mind why the hell she was so angry at such statement? Why the hell did she cares? The STRB soldier is her enemy and she swore to kill him. This anger she was aware what it was, the truth behind it she got like this after hearing about the woman. While Kyo was grinning at her behavior he already knew the reason for her anger to flare up, and it wasn't because the soldier got shot.
"But not to worry, the woman was treating his wounds. So I will guess he's all right, she's obviously the nurse of the group."
"The nurse of the group…Then she must be Shizuka Marikawa" Yurika remembered her from reading her profile when she hacked into Fujimi's school records.
"No need to get upset, your friend is probably fine. You can still have your reunion."
"Any ideas where he might be….?"
"Itadaka you mean? Sorry to disappoint you I'm afraid I'm no longer keeping a close watch on them. I'm giving my full attention to Operation Rain Fall therefore I'm using our satellite to watch over the mission."
"Never mind, I might find something if I hack into the STRB communications system."
"Oh no he's here" the young woman saw Shido entering the room she really couldn't stand him.
"I'm out of here, he's all yours" she walked away without giving a glance at the former teacher and left the room.
"Why hello Shido is there anything I can do for you?" Kyo gave his usual grin.
"I need to speak with the boss."
"Wish I could but you know how busy the boss is. You can talk to him once the operation is over."
"I need to speak to him now!"
"Let me remind you Shido. While you're here in this facility you will listen and obey to the one in charge of operations, and that will be me. For now you will remain on standby status. I assure you once Operation Rain Fall is done you will be allowed to communicate with the boss, understood?" he slightly removed his shades revealing his bright red eyes.
"I will not take orders from you! I am in no position to obey-"
With such inhuman speed Kyo has grabbed Shido's left hand and started squeezing it like he wanted to crush it to dust. The former teacher gave a painful cry as he fell on his knees. His dark eyes were showing fear and terror, staring down at the young man's crimson orbs. Koichi was feeling such horrible pain to think he was one who loves to cause pain at anyone. Back at Fujimi he will be thrilled to see anyone struggling in any kind of pain. From seeing Rei's reaction finding out she was held a year in school by him, to ordering bullies to beat up on Kohta with the intention to give them straight A's if they succeeded. Manipulation and any kind of pain was his specialty, but right now he was feeling true pain. He struggle to get back to his feet but the pain was too much to bear, he was at the mercy of the crimson haired man.
"Such strength…Who the fuck is this guy?"
"I'll be honest with you Koichi. I don't like you and I don't give a shit about you. I don't care if the boss or the founder of EDEN gets pissed at me for treating you like dog shit. But you need some discipline as long as you're here you will only follow orders from me. Unless the boss makes an exception, for now I own your ass. Your first lesson will be to never question my authority, and second never piss me off. You're well aware the only reason I haven't kill you is because of the founder. Here are your first orders leave now, you're dismissed" he finally let him go.
Shido was groaning from the pain his hand was still feeling, it felt so numb like it was probably broken. It was impossible to glare at him with the menacing expression Kyo was giving him. He has never been so disgraced in his entire life, not since Rei disregarded him from shooting at him her comment that he wasn't worth killing really ticked him off. But he knew better now and angering him furthermore is out of the question, he didn't have a choice. He slowly got up still holding his injured hand and turned away from man with shades. He walked away until he left the room while Kyo went back to watch the many screens, a grin has suddenly formed on his lips.
"Such shame Yurika wasn't here to witness this. She would have laughed her ass off."
(Location: Shibuya Police Department Station city district Shibuya)
The group got off the bus once they have reached the building of the police station. They stood in awe for a moment because it looked bigger than the police station at Tokonosu. There was still that feel in environment that everything was quiet because there was no one in sight. Takashi took the lead going to the entrance, he checked the large double doors to his surprise it was open. The team got the hope that there were people here due to the door being opened they hurried inside of the building. The inside of the station looked even bigger than outside, they took the chance to look around. There was a door that leads to the left and another that leads down the hall and a pair of double doors that leads to the right. It was anyone's guess which path to take, but there was also the reception desk which it was empty.
While everyone was still looking around the area Takashi proceed to check the desk. His nose caught the scent as he closer to he was familiar with the smell after fighting in the outbreak for a while. The smell of blood hit his nose thrills he was holding his shot gun just in case anything unpleasant might pop up. His eyes were on the desk and widened spotting blood stains on the counter, it was only a small amount. His eyes were all over the desk until gazing at the floor he found something unpleasant. Komuro stood in deep thought staring at a dead body with a pool of blood this got him thinking that maybe they were too late. His only conclusion is that the station was probably attacked by" them" and the people inside were all caught. There was the possibility that this body has been bitten and now infected. He tightened his fists in anger, if they could have only arrive a little sooner then maybe they would have been able to prevent this from happening.
"What's wrong Takashi?" asked Rei.
They followed their leader walking to the desk and soon they found out why he has cursed. The smell of the blood hit their noses as their eyes were on the dead body on the ground. No wonder why Komuro got upset they all thought they were too late. They confirmed there were people at the station, at least they were. Ishida walked to the desk checking on the body, he touched the blood sensing through his fingers it was a bit fresh. Shizuka joined wanting to study the body to search for any wounds that caused the death of the police officers. The first thing the blond nurse did was to check for any biting marks if the person was attacked by" them" and got bitten the chances were very high he has been infected. Not wanting to take any risks the blond carefully looked through the body until she was certain what caused his death.
"It seems he's been dead not too long ago, two hours three tops" replied the special OPS soldier.
"Was it" them"?" asked Saya.
"No, there are no biting marks on the body. Only holes" said Shizuka.
"Wounds made from bullets" followed Ishida.
"So it wasn't" them" he was killed by a fire weapon?" said Saeko.
"And it doesn't look like it was suicide. This officer might have been caught in surprise before getting shot" said the soldier.
"There's a chance that there could be survivors in the building. It might take us a while to search the entire place" said Takashi.
"No kidding this place is big" followed Daisuke.
"Should we split up then?" said Rei.
"Yes that seems to be the most logical thing to do" said Ishida.
"Right, let's split in groups of two. Each will take a door. Hirano and Takagi take the door in the far back. Ishida-san and Shizuka-sensei take the door on the right. Daisuke take Rei and check the doors on the left side."
"Got it what about you and ne-san?" asked the older Busujima.
"There's a door at the end behind the desk" Saeko pointed to the end of the hall.
"We'll go to that door. If any of you find any survivors bring them here, don't take any unnecessary risks if you meet any of" them". This building might be filled with" them"" said Komuro.
"Yes, but I'm more concern for this police office getting shot. I find it unlikely that an infected did this" said Ishida.
"Be careful all of you."
"We get it Takashi we'll be fine" Daisuke assured him though he knew he was worrying over them because that was the job of the leader.
"We'll rendezvous here in two hours."
The group left splitting up with Komuro leading the way to the door in the middle of the reception desk. Saeko nodded walking by his side heading to the door. The male teen gave a nod holding the doorknob while the sword mistress readied her sword just in cases anything unpleasant pops out when they enter. In a swift movement he opened the door and a relief there wasn't anything behind the door, just a room filled with archives and a couple of desks. It looked like a small office they walked gazing around just checking if they do meet another body or more blood. The area looked clean it was only filled with metal archives, papers and more papers. Saeko took a quick glance and the papers were case file records that the police keep, looks like they need to be file up in alphabetical order. They chose to look further ahead.
For a moment the teen leader stopped focusing in searching the area. His eyes were on the sword mistress trying not to blush, it was still clear to him even if it felt like a dream. He was thinking about last night he actually slept with the Busujima he has lost his virginity to her and he didn't wanted any other way. It really happened remembering the images from the intimate night. Everything was still in his head the kisses, the touching, the movement of their bodies in perfect rhythm, the dirty talk coming from Saeko, the moans, the lust, the desire, the passion everything was in it. Komuro stood in thought lost in that wonderful memory it was the happiest thought in his entire life. Now he thought about doing it again with the sword mistress, pretty soon he was blushing silly losing his concentration in the mission.
"I don't think there's anything useful here that can help us" the Busujima checked some of the stack of papers.
"I have to calm down, I have to calm down but Goddamn it that was one fucking wild night."
"Komuro-kun are you listening?" she checked the teen getting a little worried she didn't have a reply.
"Hm…oh right yeah of course. Um…What are we doing here?" he snapped back to reality.
"We're searching for any survivors, but this place doesn't look to be the right one to search."
"Right we still haven't checked all the way to end, come on" he got nervous walking ahead.
"Are you okay?" she got worried for his behavior.
"Yeah yeah…I'm perfectly fine" he turned back to her but his eyes were all over her body in sexual hunger, mainly her breasts.
"What the fuck is wrong with me? This is not the time to get aroused damn it."
Saeko was really worried, that is until she saw his blushing face. It made sense to her what was bothering him he was thinking about what they shared last night. Of course she would never forget such an intimate night, it has been forged in her mind as the most wonderful memory in her entire life. To think in the middle of a crisis like the outbreak she will find love, have her first kiss and her first sexual act losing her virginity. She was so happy she shared the intimacy with the man she has fallen in love with, there were no regrets because she loves him. It has crossed her mind of doing it again with the teen leader, but it will have to be the perfect time and place. A grin has formed on her lips walking to Komuro who was still blushing like he was in la-la land. She smiled snapping her finger in front of him, bringing him back from his fantasy.
"Is it about last night?"
"You shouldn't be thinking too much about it."
"How can I? I will never forget about it."
"….." the sword mistress blushed.
Takashi woke up from the bed realizing what happened last night, aware he was naked. He smiled lovingly as he turned to the naked purple haired beauty that was still sleeping soundly next to him. He was overjoyed after sleeping with her, there was no doubt he was in love with her. Truly he developed feelings for the Busujima not caring about her dark side he has accepted her for who she is. The teen got seated on the edge of the bed not wanting to wake her up, or at least he thought she was sleeping. Komuro has suddenly felt a pair of arms wrapping around his neck, he smiled turning to see the beautiful blue eyes of Saeko. She was smiling so sweetly at him, the most beautiful smile he has ever seen from her. Obviously both felt the same way at the happiness they were feeling to have slept together and being like this.
"Hey?" she whispered kissing his cheek softly.
"Hey yourself" he smiled caressing her cheek.
"Wonderful morning isn't it?"
"It sure is…."
"Komuro-kun…I love you" it felt so good to finally say it like a big weight has been removed from her shoulders.
"Is that what you wanted to tell me all along?"
"Yes, I've been wanting in telling you but I was waiting for the right time to tell you. Then I realized I was trying to run away, ni-san convinced me that this is the right time. Because we don't know what the future holds for us, we might not survive today or the day after. It's better to say it now that we're here in this moment together."
"I'm so glad I took my chance in telling you now."
"Even if you're a little too late after last night" he chuckled.
She chuckle wanting to hold him forever then she remembered the reason why she got upset with him.
"Please Komuro-kun don't do it again."
"Don't ever sacrifice yourself like that I was devastated when you were willing to give yourself just to save us."
"It was something I'm willing to do for all of you. You told me everyone chose me to be leader because they all trust me and have faith in me I'm willing to give myself up if it means everyone will be fine."
"And you think we're going to accept that? Yes it's true what I said but that doesn't mean it's going to be all right when you chose to give up your own life to try and save us. None of us will accept it not ni-san, not Rei-san and certainly not me."
"I figured that out I know what you're trying to say. If it wasn't for Daisuke's bluff I would have been used as a guinea pig for EDEN and all of you would have been dead. Like he said I made a stupid mistake but I was thinking with my feelings, was it wrong?"
"It's not wrong to think with your heart it's what a true leader would do. It also makes you human" she smiled proudly to be in love with him.
"Saeko-san thank you…."
"I wish we can stay like this forever."
"It's a pain in the ass that we can't. You know we're heading out soon, we should get dress. I don't want the others catching us like this."
"Yes it's a shame."
Both shared a passionate kiss before she poured slightly rubbing her naked body with he's like she wanted to put him in the loving mood.
"Five more minutes please…."
"Saeko-san we can't the others might wake up any minute now."
"Five more minutes" this time she said in a seductive tone.
"Can we do it in five minutes?"
"We can try" she smiled.
He grinned grabbing her kissing the sword mistress putting her in the mood.
"Thank you Komuro-kun."
"I was just thinking that it feels like it wasn't real, you and me."
"Are you having second thoughts?" her expression got a little serious.
"No of course not I can't believe is really happening I just…Seako-san we are together right?" he got nervous what if she says no? Or what if it was only a one night stand?
"I thought it became official after last night…."
"Oh so we are together then?"
"If that's what you want" she smiled.
"Of course I want to give this a try."
"The same goes with me."
"It will be a little hard to keep this from the rest."
"You want to keep this a secret from the others?" she was a bit surprised.
"It's not like I don't want to, this sort of thing takes time. I might tell them when the time is right, I also feel like it will be too soon for Rei to know" his brown eyes softened.
"I see you're right" she agreed after all it wasn't that long since Takashi made it official with the Miyamoto concerning her feelings for him.
"Let's continue ahead we won't find anything here."
Daisuke and Rei have entered through the double doors that lead to a long corridor. They were holding their weapons ready to face anything that might appear to be treated as a hostile threat. It was still unsure if there were any infected here so they weren't lowering their guard. Because of the wide space every step they made was met with an echo, it only made the place creepier. It had that eerie feeling not exactly the best place to be all alone, especially when there was an outbreak in the city. Not hearing anything out of the ordinary they resumed walking without making any conversation, obviously each were focus on the mission. At least for Rei she knew what was important right now, since they had have put on hold their plans to search for their parents. Right now the Miyamoto wanted nothing more than just be reunited with her mother father, she missed them very much. She hasn't lost hope that they were out there alive and well.
Daisuke was in thought sure he was trying to focus, but it was a bit hard to do so. The young man remembered his conversation with his younger sister, regarding telling Takashi about her feelings. Knowing Saeko she has probably told him already, or maybe he was wrong. But after convincing her to tell him and get it over with he knew she will tell him eventually. It was great and all because his sister might have a chance with the guy she likes, but the other thing that bothered him will be Rei. He glanced at the Miyamoto she was still hurt for finding out the truth about Komuro's feelings and that he wasn't going to return to her. She was still devastated and was still trying to move on getting over it but he knew it wasn't that easy to do so. It will crush him if she's hurt if she ever sees Saeko and Takashi together, because it will mainly be his fault for talking to his sister. Sometimes it was bad to help your family, at the same time he wanted to help the Miyamoto.
"I really have to catch a break, come on I'm only one person…."
"All this silence is really starting to creep me out."
"Will you feel hurt-I mean what I'm trying to say is how you will feel if you find out. No that's not it sorry…." He felt unable to ask her the question.
"What is it Daisuke? You're not making any sense."
"I'm trying to ask you if…Will you be hurt if Takashi finds happiness with someone else?" he felt relief to finally ask the question.
"What….?" She didn't saw that coming.
"If Takashi does find someone to make him happy, will you be hurt? I know it's a dumb question…."
The Miyamoto stood in deep thought as she gave a soft sad smile.
"I guess I will be a bit hurt, I am still trying to get over loving him. It doesn't hurt that much but I still need time to move on."
"Okay sorry for asking."
"Don't be silly it's okay. Why did you asked?"
"I…I was just curious that's all."
"Really is that all?" she smiled gazing over him.
"I care about you okay."
"Thanks for caring, but you wouldn't be asking me that unless something was up. Do you know that Takashi might have found someone?"
"No fucking way" he was stun at how clever the Miyamoto can be.
"Your face says that he might have."
"No I have no idea what you're talking about, I don't even know Takashi's taste on women honest" he moved his hands up and down, she couldn't find out that there was someone who likes Komuro.
"It's okay Daisuke I already know Saeko-san likes Takashi. I already figured it out way before I met you."
"Oh…if that's the case then what a relief" he gave a sigh.
"Saeko-san told you she likes him right? It will be obvious for a sister to talk to her brother about her problems."
"Yeah right on the nose with that one."
"I'm not angry at you if that's why you're nervous. I'm not angry with Saeko-san either, I don't blame her for falling for Takashi. I mean he's a great person and very selfless, I've known him my entire life."
"Sure thing" his blue eyes softened taking a few steps ahead.
"No, nothing I'm just wondering how strong you really are. To be able to hold on and try to move on so soon with that old relationship, it will take longer for me."
"Am I really strong?" she whispered.
"Did you say something?"
"No it's nothing, if I don't move on now I will never be able to move on at all right?"
"Must be the reason why it has been so hard for me to forget Hitomi and move on…."
"But anyway thanks for caring Daisuke" she smiled at him and it was enough to erase all his doubts.
"So you won't get angry at ne-san if she does get together with Takashi?"
"I won't, I already told her that Takashi was free and she was allowed to make her move on him."
"You actually told her that?" he was shocked at her bold statement.
"I sure did."
They stopped as they finally reached a door at the end of the corridor. Daisuke prepared his AK-47 while Rei did the same with her Springfield M1A1 rifle. The male Busujima grabbed the door handle giving the teen a nod to get ready when he opens it. In a quick movement he opened the door and they both launched inside pointing their weapons, only to find the last thing they expected. Not infected but something more horrible, the room was the office area for all police officers. However every single one of them were dead, their desk was filled blood and there were bodies everywhere. Rei tried not to scream in horror at the scene, it was worse than the sight from all those dead people at the Tokonosu train station. Daisuke thought they were all killed the same way as the officer from the reception desk, by fire weapons. Just by gazing from their distance it looked like they were all dead, no mercy was shown.
"This is horrible…."
"I'll take a closer look you don't have to come with me if you don't want to Rei."
"No it's okay I'll go with you too."
Slowly they walked closer to the desks while watching their step, not like they were in the mood to step in blood. The blood was everywhere in both desks and the floor. They checked the bodies one by one just by a miracle there were any alive, but sadly they found none. After minutes of checking they reached the end where there stood another door, no survivors. Rei was trying not to faint or not to throw up the sight of dead was stronger than the ones she has previously witnessed. The smell of the blood was intoxicating and the expression of the dead officers was enough to give her nightmares for the rest of her life. They reached the end and it was sad none of the officers made it, whoever did this it was responsible to make sure no one survived. The Miyamoto took a couple of steps spotting another body, her eyes widened when she noticed it was moving.
"Daisuke over here!"
The young man followed her reaching the body he also saw it was moving. It was clear he was still alive and he wasn't one of" them" the officer was covered in blood he barely looked like he was alive. He was struggling to get up but has failed unable to have the strength of the energy to do so. Neither of the two were medic experts but they could tell he didn't had much time with the fact he has lost too much blood. This was bad news for both, just when they finally found a survivor he probably wasn't going to make it. Right now saving this man's life was their top priority, Daisuke was quick to check on his. His blue eyes widened hearing his breathing was getting slower their worst fear came true, he didn't had much time left.
"Hold on sir!"
"Quick Rei get Shizuka over here now!"
"Right!" she rapidly left heading back to the reception desk.
"Hang on help is on the way but you have to hold on a little longer.
The downed officer coughed spitting some blood as his eyes opened gazing at the young male next to him.
"It's too late I can feel myself slipping away. I can barely keep my eyes open…."
"Please try to hold on, help is coming. We have a nurse she'll be able to treat your wounds."
"Forget about me, it's all over for me. It all happened so fast we never saw it coming…."
"Who did this? Was it infected?"
"No it wasn't" them" there were too many of them. Soldiers they came and open fire without asking questions. They took down every member of the force."
"Soldiers….?" His eyes widened having an idea who might be.
"The only soldiers I can think of that are capable of doing something this cruel are EDEN's Special Forces…." His eyes glared thinking of certain red haired shades man.
"Listen to me, there's something you must know immediately. After those soldiers killed everyone they planted a bomb-"he coughed more blood.
"Sir try not to talk!"
"No you have to listen kid! There's not much time. Those soldiers planted a bomb at the conference room its right through that door. I…I managed to get there but I was unable to deactivate it, I only altered its detonation program to four hours. However it's been three and a half hours since I did that. You get what I'm trying to say, it means you might have less than thirty minutes to take any people here with you and leave this building before it goes off."
"Shit that's not good…."
"Here take it…."
Daisuke saw the officer was offering him a weapon, it wasn't a regular weapon. It was an SW500 50 caliber magnum revolver colored shiny silver with the handle colored black the gun looked like it was brand new or maybe the owner was taking good care of it. The barrel is 7.5 inch and the cylinder is quite long. On the side of the cylinder it was inscribed the names" Smith and Wesson" and on the barrel a small name was inscribed called" Hand Cannon" probably the name given to the gun. The former college student stood in awe at the sight of the magnum it was truly beautiful and he knew it was deadly in firepower. If Kohta were here he'll be going full otaku mode right now. He kindly accepted the big weapon.
"Thank you it's amazing."
"Take good care of it I don't need it anymore. It's my favorite gun, you can kill an elephant with it" he gave a smile before he closed his eyes it was too late, he was gone.
"I promise I'll take care of it, funny thing I never asked his name" he got up remembering of the great danger everyone was in.
"Got to get to the conference room…."
He ran to the door opening it. The officer was right it was the conference room with the long table and the many reclining chairs. However his eyes went wide seeing the thing on the table, it was definitely the bomb. It was very big in the form of a cylinder and the countdown was in five minutes which mean he had little time to do whatever it takes to stop it. He removed his backpack filled with ammo and his gear and opened it, he put on his goggles while taking a screw driver and a pair of scissors meant to cut wires. He grinned it's been so long since he has deactivate a bomb, he'll put his skills to the test as he focused on the target.
"Time to get to work…."
(Location: Shintoko third grade elementary school urban district Tokonosu city)
It's been almost a day since Shido left to talk to the woman and the two students who were accompanying we're still waiting for his return. Yuuki was seated on the ground her gaze was down she has grown worried since the former teacher left, her hands were shaking slightly. The teen looked like she was ready to freak out it was impossible for two people to be having a conversation for almost an entire day. Then the terrible feeling in her gut was getting worse by the minute, the thought that he wasn't in the school anymore came to her mind. She tried not to think about it maybe he was somewhere else but still in the school. The place is big and there are many survivors taking shelter here. But she couldn't help but think negative with the feeling in her gut telling her that it wasn't good.
Tsunoda arrived shortly as he was holding a can of soda he knew about the teen's behavior since the former teacher left. After an hour waiting for him the teen chose to search for him, so he went to every area of the school and sadly he found nothing. Now he was going to be the bringer of bad news to the teen girl and here she was looking all frantic and worried. He couldn't blame her for feeling like this, Shido was the person that give them hope and a happy future in the infected city caused by the outbreak. He was like a God that has offered them paradise to live in it, but there was no paradise without him. They looked like they were lost children that have separated from their father and neither of them has even worried or thought about their parents in the slightest. It made him feel a little guilt but what was done it's done. He walked over before Yuuki saw him and got up expecting to hear good news.
"Tsunoda did you find Shido-sama?"
"Well did you?"
"I searched everywhere in the school and I didn't find him…."
"Huh…No…no it can't be…."
"Maybe I haven't searched hard enough. I'll look for him later, I'm sure he'll be back soon."
"How can you be so sure? He went to talk to that woman yesterday and he hasn't returned yet."
"Calm down Yuuki-"
"No admit it, he's not here. He…Shido-sama left us."
"You're wrong he would never do that to us, we believe in his vision he opened our eyes."
"Maybe it's time that we open our eyes to the truth" tears started felling on the teen girl.
"He's gone…He abandoned us the same way he did with Taniuchi and Kawamoto. He probably saw us unfitted to be in his new world, he cast us away from his paradise. But I don't understand what did we do wrong? Why would Shido-sama cast us aside?"
"There's no way he will turn his back on us. We have followed him and obeyed his word from the start, that's why I think you should calm down Yuuki. Here I brought you a drink" he offered her the can.
"I'm not thirsty. It's over for us without Shido-sama we might as well be dead, but I'm not ready to die yet" she sobbed.
"We're not going to die as long as we're here we'll be safe-"
Tsunoda was interrupted by the sudden screams of people while Yuuki got alarmed at the loud noises. The screams were met by the sound of heavy fire both reacted that something bad was happening. The teen girl got scared suddenly her gut feeling has gotten worse, she really had a bad feeling about all of this. First Shido deserts her and Tsunoda and now this, but this couldn't be worse than being abandoned by their leader. Of course it couldn't be worse but her unconscious was screaming at her to run away. The screams of agony and terror resumed along with heavy fire, it was clear to the teens that there was danger ahead. Now they were worried and just when they thought they could be safe here, they couldn't be any more wrong.
"What's going on?"
"Do you think those things made it here?" the teen girl was nervous the last thing they needed we're infected coming here.
"We're not safe staying here."
They ran fearing panic was hitting them why there will be so many screams and the weapon fire. Obviously the Japanese military and the police have encountered a hostile force. They didn't know where to go but it was somewhere safe because they feared that the school is no longer the safest place to take shelter. As they ran through the halls passing the classrooms the screaming got louder, the same with the weapon fire. Yuuki tripped clumsily as Tsunoda helped her up when they reached the main hall their eyes widened, finding out what was really going on. The sight has made their eyes widened in horror. The military was getting massacred along with the police forces and the civilians were fleeing in terror realizing they had to leave or they will die. The ones who had the upper hand and were decreasing the numbers of military and police personal were the same soldiers wearing the same uniform as the ones that were accompanying Kyo when they ambushed Takashi and his group.
"What the fuck is going on? Who're these guys?"
"What do we do?"
"We're leaving, let them kill each other."
Tsunoda took her hand as they ran again hearing an explosion. The EDEN Special Forces has thrown a frag grenade killing more police and soldiers. They follow going further in once they have killed half of the personal, they proceed rapidly like a deadly plague spreading through one person to the other. Some of the soldiers spotted the two teens running and they have split up following them. Both Fujimi students knew they were in danger with the way they were killing both police and soldiers so easily, then they will fall easier because they were just civilians and also because they weren't armed. There was nothing they could do but to run away and get to safety. Yuuki was frantic none of this would be happening if Shido we're here, at least that's what she highly believed. Someone has grabbed Tsunoda's hand dragging both teens, he was about to launch a fist when he saw it was one of the soldiers that were protecting the people.
"Don't shoot I'm not infected!"
"Easy kid we're not going to shoot you" said Yukishiro.
"What the hell is going on out there?"
"You saw what those soldiers are doing? They're killing both civilians and personal" replied an STRB soldier.
"And they're well aware none of us are infected. Their objective is pretty clear, kill anyone. An all-out massacre that's their mission" said Yuskishiro.
"We take action right? "
"Right we engage them and neutralize them. We'll try to ambush them. We must not underestimate them, they're large in numbers."
The squad leader turned to the two teens.
"You two leave this place now, run as fast as you can. We will hold them off."
"Got it but where should we go?" asked Tsunoda.
"The faculty room is just ahead this way. Go through the windows there they will lead straight out of the school."
"Okay let's go Yuuki."
"Please be careful" she replied feeling grateful that they were helping them.
Yukishiro nodded as he turned his attention back to his squad.
"I need a squad to secure any civilians immediately. Time's not to wasting."
"I better try to get in contact with the captain."
Following Yukishiro's advice they ran down the hall, but just as the STRB expected the EDEN soldiers were large in numbers. The soldiers we're like wolfs in a hunting spree, they seemed to find them like they were tracking them with their scent of smell. Neither of the two teens looked back they only focused in heading to the faculty room. Reaching such will guarantee their safe escape but fate was cruel and heartless sometimes, because EDEN soldiers have found them and they were currently chasing the teens. They were almost there seeing the door with the sings that said their location they tried to increase their speed until Yuuki tripped again. As Tsunode helped her up the soldiers opened fire hitting him on his back, Yuuki gasped at the sight. The teen fell to the ground while the young Miku went to his side.
"Yuuki get the hell out of here" he replied weakly feeling his life draining away.
She was in tears but nodded running to the faculty room. The soldiers approached him while he was glaring at them. If they weren't so heavily armed he will beating them up just like he did at the academy, beating geeks up. One of them pointed his FN SCAR-H equipped with a laser sight and yet in his last moments Tsunoda kept his hateful glare not showing any fear. He pretty much knew that this was the end of the road for him, he wasn't going to survive. He's only regret that he won't be able to be part of Shido's new world, though he figured out that he has abandoned him and Yuuki by now. He knew all along Yuuki was right now he was going to paying the price still he didn't understood why these soldiers were doing this. No fear death but he felt like he never enjoyed his life to the fullest.
"Just what the fuck you guys want? I'm not infected, none of us are."
None of them gave him a replied, only one fired his weapon killing the teen.
Yuuki managed to escape from the school the poor teen was running for her life, not knowing where to go. She ran as fast as her two legs can get her but she was crushed to fear the worst for Tsunoda. As she ran she was still in tears panicked to get away from the building, so afraid the soldiers might catch up to her. She had no idea where she was going as long as it was far away from the massacre area, but she knew she couldn't run forever. Minutes went by and she wasn't keeping her eyes where she was running, she was too concentrated in escaping while fear has taken over her. She wished Shido were here to save her, remembering that he obviously abandoned them he wasn't going to save her at all. Exhaustion finally kicked and she couldn't run anymore, she finally collapsed her face filled with tears. The teen was praying, hoping that she has too far from the school because she couldn't run anymore.
"I don't want to die…I don't want to die…I don't want to die. Please I don't want to die" she kept repeating the same thing over again until she closed her eyes drifting to conscious from her exhaustion.
(Location: Shibuya Police Department Station city district Shibuya)
The group has reunited back at the reception desk minus Daisuke and Rei. Takashi and Saeko the looks on Kohta's face knowing right away why he looked like he has hit the jackpot. The chubby teen was holding an RPG-7 in one hand and a rocket launcher in the other with his AR-10 strapped on his right shoulder. While Saya was holding another new type of weapon different from the previous two which it was a grenade launcher, aside from her weapon main weapon the MP5SFK. Saeko was the only one who was paying attention to Ishida and Shizuka, their expressions were serious while the blond nurse looked in thought with a hint of concern while Alice was her usual self looking all cheery with Zeke in her arms. Unlike Kohta and Saya whatever they found it must be something serious for them to look in thought. Takashi gave a grin at the nice powerful weapons the chubby teen has found.
"I see you found quite the arsenal Hirano."
"Damn right, we reached the weaponry. These were the only weapons available and it's enough for us"
"Tch he's like a little kid in Christmas morning" Saya gave a sigh.
"Is something wrong Ishida-san and Shizuka-sensei?" asked the worried Saeko.
"We arrived at the surveillance room and saw the footage of what happened to all officers in the building" said the special OPS soldier.
"And….?" said Komuro.
"It was EDEN's special forces. They barged in the station and opened fire to everyone without warning. It was clear they only came here to kill them. I doubt they have come to neutralize infected."
"EDEN's forces….? Then that means that bastard Kyo is behind this" Takashi growled.
"So it seems…."
"This is not a good sign, I'm worried to what Kyo has in mind" indeed the soldier's tone was of concern.
"What do you mean Ishida-san?" asked Hirano.
"That perhaps EDEN sent their forces because-"
"Guys!" Rei ran to the group.
"Rei what's wrong?" asked Takashi.
"Shizuka-sensei we have to hurry! Daisuke and I found a wounded officer he needs medical attention now!"
"Oh let's go then" replied the blond nurse.
They ran following the Miyamoto as she led them to the double doors where she and Daisuke first entered. They ran all the way to the end of the corridor reaching the office there was no time to think since the life of an officer was at stake. Rei opened the door to the offices as the group gasped seeing the many dead bodies of fallen police officers along with the pool of blood. Arriving at the end she ran towards the leaned officer and noticed Daisuke wasn't present, but giving a look at the officer she thought the worst. She stopped in her tracks as Shizuka went to him and checked his vital, the busty blond closed her eyes and shook her head meaning he was long gone by now. The Miyamoto felt bad for not arriving in time she knew very well he has lost too much blood to have received the necessary medical attention, he was going to die one way or the other.
"I'm sorry there's nothing I can do" said the saddened Shizuka.
"It's all right his injuries were too severed, sadly I doubt he would have been able to be saved" replied the soldier.
"Where's ni-san?" asked Saeko looking for any sign of her brother.
"In here!" came the voice of Daisuke from the door next to the group.
Hearing his voice they went to the door where it came from. Entering they noticed that it was a room to have all sorts of meetings. The thing that caught their attention is the thing that was on the long table. More precise there were so many things scattered on the table that they had no idea what it was. There was a piece of metal among other things, and there was also some sort of gadget filled with so many wires that looked to be endless. They noticed the small timer it had picking their curiosity even more. Daisuke was messing with the thing with a pair of high tech goggles he was doing something to the piece of machinery. He seemed to be much focused they have never seen him like this before. The older Busujima looked like he was checking on the wires, holding a pair of strong looking scissors looking for the right one to cut.
"Daisuke what are you doing?" asked Rei.
The young man stopped on whatever he was doing lifting his goggles giving the group a smile. He was aware that he needs to tell them the bad news about the bomb, and right now he didn't have much time to deactivate it so he has to tell them now and fast.
"Listen guys I have to tell you I'm in a hurry here."
"What do you mean? Why do you sound frantic?" asked Takashi.
"Well, you see this thing behind me? That's a bomb that EDEN's forces planted to destroy the entire station and I'm going to deactivate it. I have less than two minutes to do so before it goes off."
For a moment they stood puzzle but it didn't took that long to understand what he was talking about. Their eyes have widened knowing how much danger they were all in if the older Busujima doesn't deactivate the bomb.
"A bomb?!" Saya was the first to react.
"It's okay I have all under control, I will deactivate it in a moment so everyone relax."
"A bomb, then my fears is true…." thought Ishida.
They stared as the older Busujima put his goggles back on and resumed with finding a way to stop the bomb from detonating. The group chose to stay quiet to let him concentrate more on stopping the explosive device. To think their lives were hanging by the balance and in the hands of the former college teen. Suddenly Daisuke has stopped turning to the group with a silly look on his face. He scratched the back of his head looking like he has regretted doing something.
"What's wrong did you deactivate the bomb?" asked Komuro.
"Oops? What do you mean by oops? That's good right?" asked a nervous Saya.
"Not quite hehe, I accidentally accelerated the countdown of the bomb and now we only have thirty seconds before it goes off."
"What?!" shouted everyone in disbelief except for Ishida.
"Do something!" it was Rei giving him a comical expression while shaking him like a rag doll.
"I can't do anything if you're shaking me like a coconut tree!"
"Rei-san please let ni-san finish with the bomb, and I don't mean with letting it explode" sweat dropped Saeko.
"Have faith in me I already memorized the mechanism. I know which wire to cut."
"Daisuke-san hurry up there's only fifteen seconds left!" Shizuka was freaked seeing the countdown.
"I'm on it…."
The young man picked the scissors and cut one of the wires and just like that, the bomb was turned off. Everyone gave a sigh of relief while the older Busujima smiled giving a thumb up for a job well done.
"Seriously you guys doubted me the entire time? I'm disappointed, may I remind you my adoptive father used to work for the SWAT bomb squad. He was the best at disarming and deactivating explosives, he taught me everything he knows."
"Nice job Daisuke" said Kohta.
"Oh that reminds me, the officer who died gave me this" he showed the chubby teen his new weapon.
"Sweet a Smith and Wesson 500 magnum this double action revolver is built on the largest frame the" X" frame, which was developed because none of the other SW models double-action frame designs could handle the muzzle energy and pressures generated by the SW 500 cartridge. It is the most powerful production revolver in the world today. It is marked as the most powerful handgun by the manufacturer. The bullet fired by this bad boy weight 350gr at 1975 feet per second generating a muzzle energy of over 3,030 foot-pounds force."
"You know I like when you sound all" weapon expert" like do you know if it can kill an elephant?"
"Fuck yeah it does! I said is the most powerful handgun ever built, it can even kill a whale."
"I think I'm in love" Daisuke grinned at his new weapon.
"EDEN's special forces planted this bomb?" Ishida changed the topic.
"I just don't get why the hell did they kill all these people? None weren't bitten by" them"?" said Saya.
"Their mission was clearly killed every officer in this building and then destroy it using the bomb" said the soldier.
"They probably used the bomb to make sure they haven't missed anyone, if there are any remaining officers alive they will die either way" said Saeko.
"Damn it why is EDEN doing this? What the hell is Kyo trying to prove with killing innocent people?" said Takashi.
"I do have a guess, but I hope I am wrong" said the special OPS soldier.
"You do Ishida-san?" asked Shizuka.
"He's obviously trying to prove a point here and I doubt he's trying to scare us going with such lengths" the young Takagi stood in thought.
"Maybe they were getting in the way with his plans" said Rei.
"Doubt it, the fact that Kyo himself went to all trouble to hunt us personally shows that we're the biggest threat here not the police" said Komuro.
"Takashi's right something seems to be missing from all of this" followed the older Busujima.
"Perhaps I should elaborate on my guess?" said Ishida.
"We're all ears Ishida-san" said Hirano.
At that instant Ishida's communicator was receiving a transmission. This has shocked the STRB soldier a lot because he has tried so many times to get in contact with his superior and he got nothing but interference. Without giving it any thought he reached for the device and accepted the incoming transmission.
"This is Itadaka…."
*Itadaka damn son of a gun I finally get a hold of you, pain in the ass interference.*
"I've also been trying to communicate with you captain, but like you I was unable to due to the interference."
*What's your status Itadaka?*
"I've been traveling with a group of survivors for a while and I have so much to report regarding this crisis. So much information, that it will be too much for one to swallow everything."
*Well you can fill me in later when we meet up. I'm in Tokonosu airport and things here aren't pretty here, it's one fucked up situation.*
"What's going on there?"
*We managed to gathered civilians in one of the checkpoints but infected have surrounded the place. It got more complicated when unknown soldiers arrived and they are shooting everything in sight. Both infected and civilians are caught in the crossfire, I don't recognize these soldiers. There not with the Japanese military or with us….*
"EDEN's special forces" Daisuke glared thinking of Kyo.
"Captain Akeshi please listen to everything I have to say."
*What was that? I can't hear you Itadaka, Goddamn interference is acting up again.*
"Captain do you copy?"
*Shit "static" I hate these communicators" static" next time I'm upgrading these pieces of crap. Itadaka if you're listening then I shall inform you. Not too long ago I received a transmission from Yukishiro and his squad. They are aiding survivors at Shintoko elementary school, the same kind of soldiers are also there giving him a fucking hell of a time….*
"That's my school" Alice pointed out.
"Captain do you copy? Captain?" he shook his head he has lost the transmission.
"Ishida-san…." Shizuka felt sorry for him.
"It's all right at least I know the captain is doing well. Not so well with the situation over the airport though."
"But why are EDEN's forces there?" asked Takashi.
"Same reason they came here I suppose" said the older Busujima.
"I agree and it seems my fears are true after all, though I really wish I was wrong."
"What do you mean?" asked Rei.
"I believe EDEN's forces are here to execute any survivors there is the massacre here explains it. And not just Shibuya, but Tokonosu as well and probably every city in Japan…."
"Then if that's true….." Saeko paused to shock to finish her sentence.
"Their mission is a nationwide massacre" Saya was glaring thinking of a certain crimson haired shades man.
"I'm afraid so, kill all survivors on sight. They will also open fire to any infected that will get in their way" said the soldier.
"This is crazy! Why would they do such thing to kill innocent people? They will even shoot unarmed survivors!" cried Rei.
"It's all part of their mission, this means everyone is in even greater danger than before" replied Komuro.
"Right, it's not just the infected anymore the only threat but EDEN's Special Forces too" said Daisuke.
"Including our parents" the teen leader thought about his mother and father.
"It seems Tokonosu is in grave danger. The captain and his squad have their hands full at the airport and Yukishiro with his squad as well at Shintoko School…." Ishida was in thought.
"What should we do?" asked the Miyamoto.
The Dead Squad members stood in deep thought not knowing what to do next. Takashi knew his role as leader is to decide the next course of action and it was complicated to make up his mind. They post pone their original mission to search for their parents for searching for someone who carry out Saotome's work on the cure to the Genesis virus. Now they have this situation in their hands and he admitted they weren't doing well with searching for the doctor's replacement, it will take them longer than they thought. But he has already decided what to do, what is the more important thing right now?
"We're going to save those people."
"Takashi…." Rei started.
"Agreed, securing civilians is also part of my mission."
"So we're returning to Tokonosu? I guess that's the only thing we can do right now. Not like we we're having any luck finding someone to make Saotome's cure" said Daisuke.
"I wonder if we'll make it to both places in time" Saeko stood in thought.
"We will…If we split up" said Komuro.
"Splitting up? Is that even a wise choice?" asked Saya.
"I admit it's not a good plan, but it will be more effective if we split up in two groups. One group will go to the airport while the other will go to Shintoko. I don't think we'll arrive in time if we head to both places as an entire group."
"I agree with Takashi's decision. As we speak all those civilians are in grave danger, time's not to waste in this situation" said Ishida.
"I guess the only thing left is to decide on the members of the two teams" said the sword mistress.
"Ishida-san will be part of the team that will go to the airport I know you will like to report everything we know to your captain."
"Thank you Takashi, indeed I must inform him of everything."
"Anyone else wants to join up with Ishida-san?"
"I'll go!" Kohta raised his hand.
"Okay Hirano you're a good pick for bringing fire support."
"I might as well go too, it doesn't matter where both places are dangerous" said Saya giving a sigh.
"I'll go too!" said Shizuka.
"Me too!" followed Alice holding Zeke.
"Then it's settled, Ishida-san you'll be in charge of the airport infiltration team."
"Very well I don't mind being in charge I will make sure to look after everyone."
"The rest of us will go to Shintoko" Komuro gazed at Rei, Daisuke and Saeko.
"Got it, by the way Shizuka take this" the older Busujima offered the blond nurse his 45 magnum revolver.
"Why are you giving me this Daisuke-san?"
"Better to have two weapons than one. This will be a perfect pick for a main weapon. Besides, I don't need it anymore now that I have the big one" he smirked showing her his new SW500 magnum.
"Agreed it might came very useful in tight situations, take it Shizuka" said the special OPS soldier.
"Okay" she took the magnum it still felt strange that she was a nurse and she also equipping weapons.
"If we leave in the bus we might reach Tokonosu an hour and a half" said Saeko.
"Let's head out and find some fuel first before returning to Tokonosu" said Komuro.
(Location: urban district Tokonosu city)
Jackuson and Yuri have left on their patrol as always going to their usual formation. Yuri on the front with her older brother watching her back and Kana taking the lead sniffing any possible scents she might find. So far they haven't encountered any infected which it was a good start for the Chou siblings. The teen girl was in thought hoping that the undead didn't show up because she knew she will eventually lose control again. Her hatred was part of her and although her brother was right she couldn't control that emotion that gives her the strength and motivation to fight. Suddenly Kana has picked up a scent in the distance and ran off with the younger Chou following the white wolf. Jackuson got startled seeing his sister running off, but luckily she didn't go too far from where they were walking. He sighed he has told her so many times to never run off on him like that.
"I swear why can't she listen to me?"
"Ni-san!" shouted the teen.
"Kana found someone!"
"It's a person!"
At this his eyes widened and ran where his sister and the white wolf were. When he arrived he was shocked to find another survivor and it was a teenage girl probably in the same age as he's. The older Chou admitted she was very pretty with her short light orange hair with a black hairband. Kana was sniffing at her she stopped once she didn't saw her as a hostile. Jackuson's eyes widened when he took a look at her clothing, she was a high school student.
"This uniform…She's from Fujimi Academy."
"She's alive that's good" he checked her vital signs.
"I don't see a biting mark on her, she doesn't look to be infected" pointed Yuri.
"That's also good. Come on we're taking her back with us" Jackuson was carrying her bridal style
"What…?" the younger Chou looked a bit jealous to have another girl besides her.
"Let's get back to the safe house she must be hungry."
"Ni-san sounds very eager. Too eager for someone who found another person" she pouted a little.
(Location: research facility unknown region)
Kyo was grinning watching over all the holographic screens showing the many cities of Japan. Every single one we're showing EDEN's special security forces shooting down any remaining survivors, both armed and unarmed. Military soldiers as well as the police we getting killed in the crossfire, the soldiers we're too much for their strength. It was the same in other cities it felt like they were all doing a lot quicker than by the virus. Everything was going well, soon there won't be anyone left alive and the country will be run by the infected. He chuckled it was even better than watching a horror movie, through live television as the exception. The only thing he needed is a snack and a nice cold beverage.
"Operation Rain Fall success…."
HOTD season 2: Act 12 Massacre and DEAD
To be continued
Another chapter done thank to everyone for following the story and adding it to your favorites list. On a side note Shoji Sato creator of HOTD has announce that he's going to resume the manga which means season 2 is coming. Though he didn't announce official release date for the next chapter because he's still working on his other manga Triage X I have a feeling we might hear something next year can't wait. Anyway remember to review and keep sending me your OC villains farewell until the next time!
Next time: Act 13 the school, the damned and the DEAD