|Zombies? Please, I'm Hormonal
Author: GamerQueen18 PM
Logan, Roy, Tyler and Leanna venture across the states trying to start a new life based solely on a rumor. Join them as they fight through zombies, trust issues, crushes, love and plain crazy, all threatening to tear them apart. What if they fall for one another? What if some unexpected surprises cause them to rethink their strategy for the safety of everyone? Only time will tell.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,505 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 07-07-12 - Published: 07-03-12 - id: 8283863
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Leanna looked around at the three guys staring at her panting; sweat and tears were sliding down her face; the horror of the all too familiar nightmare still lingering. Roy reached for her and she jumped out of the bed headed straight for the opening of the tent. She didn't know where she was going but she wanted to get away; she didn't, however, get very far. Logan came running up behind her and grabbed her by the waist, trying to take her back to the tent and she fought back screaming. He lifted her up in the air and her feet started kicking. Logan finally got her back in the tent, but by the time they got there Leanna had stopped fighting and crying; she was completely silent. Logan and Roy both tried to ask her what was wrong but she refused to talk about it.
"Where do we go now?" Roy asked sometime later. "We head west," Leanna pitched in while tying her converse. "Why west?" Leanna pulled her tank top down over the waist of her shorts and stood up, "I saw something on the way over here about some boats off the coast of the California-Oregon border that are taking survivors out to a good sized island to start over." Tyler stared at her, "we're in Texas, Leanna. That could take us months to get there, what if they aren't even there or they're gone by the time we get there?" Leanna turned towards him with fire in her eyes, "I don't see you coming up with anything better. Besides, if they aren't there when we get there, we could always make our own boat and it's a coastline; there's bound to be maps and stuff." Tyler sat back and glared at the girl, but she was right. It was the only plan they had.
They were at the edge of the town and they had a dilemma. "If we open that door an alarm will sound and we'll attract so many zombies, ridiculous ain't even the word." Logan stated after they had stared at it for about three minutes. "There's a gate about a mile down; we can try to climb over it." Roy shook his head, "they have barbed wire on top of all the fences. We live in Texas, not Washington; we don't mess around." Leanna sighed, ran a hand down her face and looked and the boys. "Well, I guess we're just going to have to fight off some damn zombies. Good thing we're Texans huh?" She laughed and everybody joined. Tyler, however, caught himself and then stopped. Leanna noticed and cleared her throat, "Does everybody have at least two pipebombs, bile jars or molotovs?" They had to look around for a little bit but eventually they were all stocked up. "Alright, so who is the going to be the idiot to open the door?" Tyler said smiling. After nobody volunteered Leanna had an idea, "ok, so we're going to have a double coin tournament, how about that?" Everyone agreed and after the first round, Leanna and Roy were out. Logan and Tyler were facing each other as Leanna flipped the coin, "heads," Logan called out. Leanna caught the coin and placed in on the top of her hand, "its heads." Tyler grunted and walked over to the door, "why the heck would they block off a whole town anyway?" He yelled back to them. The door was thrown open and the alarm rang through their heads while zombies poured through the door in giant groups. Tyler came running back to them as Roy threw a pipebomb to get rid of a giant mass of zombies but they kept coming. "Guys we have to turn it off!" Logan yelled over all the commotion. Leanna looked through the gate and spotted the watch tower, "I need someone to cover me!" She yelled back.
"After I leave, use a molotov to block the gate." She told Roy as her and Logan passed by him. He nodded and looked at Logan, "be careful." Leanna and Logan ran towards the watchtower, barely aware of the heat from the recently thrown Molotov. Their adrenaline pushed them through until they were at the base of the watch tower. "I'm gonna go up, can you hold your own down here?" She asked Logan as she threw her gun down in order to climb the ladder to the top of the tower. Logan smiled and gave her a little shove, "don't fall pipsqueak." Leanna flew up the ladder and came face to face with the most intricate guard control panel she had ever seen. She looked down at Logan and yelled, "I don't know how to turn it off!" He rolled his eyes, "just hit the switch." Leanna sighed, "If I knew which switch to hit, I'd do it!"
Roy had just thrown another pipebomb and the zombies were still coming. "Why don't you like Leanna," he asked Tyler while shooting his M16 at the mass of dead people. The shorter boy got a bewildered look from Tyler who was currently slicing at any zombies who got close to the two, "oh come on. Me and Logan heard you two arguing and the looks you shoot at her. You don't like her." Tyler just shook his head, "we took her in and we were nice and she just leaves. I didn't mind it that much, but then, she didn't even tell us about the camps." Roy thought about it and nodded, "I understand where you're coming from but it's obvious that something happened to her. I mean, the guards at the camp knew her and the nightmare. That nightmare was so scary it scared me." Tyler contemplated what Roy said and kind of felt bad, this thing had been going on for a month. Leanna could've had a run in with CEDA at any point, but there was no way he was going to forgive her for not telling them. "That doesn't mean that she couldn't have told us, you know, prevent the same thing from happening to us." Roy looked at him with eyebrows raised, "we don't know how bad that experience was and we had just met her. You can't expect her to reveal major secrets right away. Besides, she did warn us to reconsider our plans. You're also forgetting one major detail." Tyler threw a bile bomb at a group of zombies and turned towards Roy, taking out a zombie behind him with his magnum. "Oh yea, what is that?" Tyler asked sarcastically. Roy looked at him with a sincere look on his face, "she came back." This stopped Tyler dead in his tracks and he looked at Roy. For once in a long time, he had no idea what to say.
Leanna was fed up with trying all the buttons and decided to try something very risky. "Logan," she yelled down at the seemingly former football player. "What!" He yelled back up at her. To be honest, he was thinking about going up there and helping her because that girl seemed very clueless. "I want you to start running away from the tower NOW!" He threw a pipebomb and looked up at her with an are-you-serious look. "Look, this panel is too complicated; so I'm going to place a pipebomb on it and I don't want you to be at the bottom." Logan placed his hands on his hips, "and what about you?" Leanna sighed, "I'll find some way down. Just go!" Logan shook his head, "put the pipebomb wherever you want and then jump down the hatch. I'll catch you and we'll run. Not to mention it'll attract the rest of the zombies and we can keep going." Leanna nodded, took the pipebomb and placed it in a notch on the control panel and activated it. "I'm coming down!" She yelled as the bomb started beeping. Leanna jumped down the hatch and closed her eyes; she had a hard landing followed by a grunt from Logan. Her eyes snapped open as Logan set her down; she picked her gun and they started running.
Tyler and Roy were confused as to why all the zombies were running away from them instead of at them. Roy held up a finger, "listen." They both heard faint beeping in the direction of the tall watchtower that was just outside the gate. "That's where they went right?" Tyler asked Roy. He nodded and they both took a step forward. Right at that moment the tower exploded; the shock of the explosion sending them to the ground. "Oh my…Logan!" Roy yelled. He got up and started running with Tyler right on his heels. They made it to the gate and gaped at the rubble that was scattered across the ground. Roy, being the compulsive person he was, started running around and yelling out Logan's name. A few minutes later they were a little closer to where the tower had been when a piece of rubble flew up and a coughing Logan appeared. He reached down and picked up Leanna, whom he had shielded when the blast went off with his own body. The two ash covered people looked down as Roy and Tyler threw a fit, "who was the moron who blew up the tower?" Tyler finally yelled. Leanna looked up and grinned sheepishly, "I did." He glared at her then got up in her face, "why the hell would you do that? You could have killed Logan!"
Leanna looked down, her smile had dropped into a frown and everyone saw it. If looks could kill, Tyler would be dead from the way Logan was looking at him. "We had to blow it up Tyler! It was the only way! Want to know what else; Leanna tried to get me to start running before she ever did it. She put my life before hers. You've always run your mouth before ever thinking about what really might have happened." Logan finished, breathing heavily and glaring at Tyler. Neither of them noticed Leanna slipping away quietly; Roy, however, did. He followed her and grabbed her shoulder, "look, Tyler just needs a little time alright?" Leanna looked up at him and Roy smiled, "come on short-stuff. Maybe they haven't noticed that we're gone yet."
Logan got up into Tyler's face, the same way he was up in Leanna's. "You need to start treating that girl with some respect. You may not know her as well as you know me and Roy, but that doesn't mean you have to be an asshole. She is going through the same thing we are, maybe even worse; you saw how she reacted to that nightmare of hers. She came back ok? She came back, there's no need to hold that incident against her." Tyler looked away and picked up his stuff, heading towards the next town west of there. Not long after, everyone else was following.
They had made it to the next town and they were blown away. Leanna and Roy actually had to stop talking, surprising Logan and Tyler, who had to listen to them for the past ten hours talk about everything under the sun, but they did join in every once in a while. They even felt like old friends. However, at the moment, they were currently staring at THE biggest barricade they had ever seen. "It has to be at least two hundred feet up," Logan said unenthusiastically. Leanna looked to the left and then to the right, as if she was looking before crossing a street. "There doesn't seem to be any gates in the immediate area." Tyler watched as Leanna contemplated something, "we don't really need to go in there do we?" He shrugged, "well we do need a safe place to sleep." Leanna looked at the huge fence and sighed, "We could always just climb over it." Roy frowned, "yea, and have someone mistake us for zombies and shoot us down." Leanna looked over and squinted, "does that look like a trailer?" Logan turned his head in her direction and nodded, "yea. What about it?" Leanna shrugged one shoulder, "well. It's a trailer. Metal barrier. The windows are high up. Has a restroom and plenty of sleeping space. The only downside is that we may need to either beg or negotiate, drag out dead bodies or shoot some zombies then drag them out." Nobody could think of any reason to object so they made their way over to the trailer and opened the door. It was completely empty of people; in fact, it was packed with food and ammo. "I've heard about these things. They're called safe-rooms. People set up these rooms to talk to other survivors, you know give them advice on where to go, help them re-supply on food and ammo and catch up on their sleep." Leanna said as they walked through the trailer. Roy, being the last one in, closed the door and put down the bar that secured the door. Tyler started reading the walls and shook his head in disbelief, "look Leanna, it's your little island idea. Almost everyone who wrote on the walls has decided to head there." Leanna was surprised by the fact that Tyler was actually talking to her, and he could see that. She smiled and turned to read the rest of the wall.
They were stuffed and ready for bed, but Leanna wasn't ready to go to sleep just yet, and it seems that neither was Tyler. He sat down next to Leanna and looked at her as she stared out the window of the trailer. "Hey," he said, causing her to jump. Tyler chuckled and put a hand on her shoulder, "sorry." She nodded and smiled then suddenly said, "I'm sorry." Tyler held up his hand, "so am I. I've been a real jerk and you don't deserve that." Leanna shook her head, "I do to some measure. I really should have told you guys." Tyler smiled and stuck out his hand, "truce." Leanna laughed and shook his hand. "Deal."
Leanna opened her eyes and she was back on the table with those familiar brown eyes staring down at her followed by the scorching pain of whatever was being injected into her. Lights were flashing on and off, green and red, but she could make out everything that was happening. Only this time the straps were removed earlier, and the looming figure reached for her calling her name. She screamed and bolted up, only to have her head collide with someone else's bringing a yelp from them both and causing her eyes to open to two concerned faces and one boy a few steps back holding his head. "Leanna, is this-is this going to be an every night thing?" Roy asked her softly. She looked down at her arm and traced the faint marks that would never really go away. "That's why I don't prefer to stay with people. The nightmare would be too much for them to handle. I've had it almost as long as this apocalypse has been going on." Logan looked at her confused, "wait, nightmare; as in just one? You mean, you've have the same nightmares since this hell on earth started?" Leanna nodded and looked at Tyler who was still rubbing his head, "well, a few days after. It also doesn't help that my foster brother was the main reason for it." Her eyes widened as she realized that she said more than she should have and she tried to get up and run. Logan held her down with a frown, "not this time sweetheart. Now, you don't have to tell us what all this nightmare and cause of it is about; but it'd be nice to know. It'd also be nice to know that you won't run off every time you get scared; we're your friends not your enemies." Leanna slunk back in her bed-couch thing and looked at them with eyes as big as saucers, "friends…" She tried the word and liked it, then looked up at the boys surrounding her. Maybe it would make her feel better; to tell someone what she was going through.
"Three years ago my foster brother came home excited about the fact that he was going to become a scientist. I was excited for him and would help him whenever I could because we were always so close. However, when the apocalypse started he started acting…different. We were staying at that camp and I mostly just stuck to running around outside, sitting on my bed listening to music and talking to the guards; they were pretty cool at first, but then they let the stress get to them. I had no idea my so-called brother was experimenting on people. I asked one of the guards about it and all he said was that they were just looking for a cure and antidote, not experimenting. After a couple weeks all their test subjects died and nobody was left that my brother didn't need for either protection or consultations except…me. I was sitting on my bed wearing, well what I'm wearing right now. He came in mumbling about being so close and nobody being left; all of sudden he looked at me and before I knew it I was being forced down onto a table, kicking and screaming while the guards that I thought were my friends tied me down. A tube was forced down my throat to stop my screaming and he started injecting stuff into me. Every inch of my body was in excruciating pain and my insides felt like they were melting, I was having convulsions and sweat was pouring down my body, it was unbearable. Close to the end of the day I was exhausted, but I was still strapped to the table." Leanna was too afraid to look up, but if she had she would have seen three extremely distraught faces. After a little break she found enough courage to go on. "Of course, I was in a camp with a bunch of sex-deprived men so I knew something was going to happen soon and that's when I was going to strike. I just didn't expect it to be him. He came in and took the tube out of my throat; at first I thought he was going to let me go, but as soon as he took the tube out of my throat he said 'oh yea, I'm going to need your mouth.' I was disgusted but I knew that if I wanted to get out, I needed to keep cool. Before he finished unbinding me he looked me right in the face and told me that he was horny and it didn't matter because we weren't really related. As soon as all the bindings were off I grabbed the closest thing which was some kind of medical tool and I cut his face. I left the camp and well, here I am now."
Leanna looked up at the boys and gave them a small smile, "I thought I wouldn't need anybody else; I didn't want anybody else. Didn't think I'd be able to trust anyone ever again, but you guys are ok." She looked out the window only to have Logan reach over and mess up her hair, "you ain't that bad either pipsqueak." Roy reached over and gently shoved her, "I like ya too short stuff." Tyler smiled at her, which was all she needed and they all went back to bed, unprepared for the surprise they would have the next morning. Leanna, however, didn't have a nightmare for the first time in almost a month.
Tyler looked over at Leanna, who was currently sleeping facing the window. He closed his eyes again and it wasn't long before he heard the scream. Leanna shot up in bed with her hand over her heart and the eyes of everyone in the RV on her, "damn zombies," she breathed out. Roy looked past her and noticed a zombie staring in the window, which caused him to laugh. Logan peered around her as well, "wait just a damn moment. That's…" Logan turned around laughing causing Leanna to take a closer look at her early morning alarm. "Oh my god, that is freaking Dirk Nowitzski!" Leanna and Roy leaned in and Roy chuckled, "One of the only people tall enough to see through trailer windows without help." Right at that moment Nowitzski smashed through the window and grabbed Roy around the throat causing Leanna to scream. The former basketball player tried to pull Roy through the window but Leanna grabbed him and pulled as hard as she could. Tyler wrapped his arms around Leanna's waist and helped her pull Roy back to the other side of the trailer while Logan tried to pry the basketball player's giant hand from around Roy's throat. He finally quit and reached for a gun at the same moment that the zombie lost a grip and sent Roy colliding into Leanna who in turn flew into Tyler who hit the wall on the other side of the trailer. Logan shot the zombie in the head and then rushed to Roy who was currently unconscious; he set Roy on one of the beds and began CPR on him. Leanna, who was still pressed up against Tyler, whose hands were still on her waist, looked on with wide eyes.
Roy's eyes opened just as Logan's mouth latched onto his again and he felt his heart jump which was weird because he was sure he wasn't gay. He had had a couple of girlfriends, granted they never lasted longer than a couple of months but still; he had never really looked at a guy like that, until Logan of course. Logan pressed down on his chest and Roy took a deep breath and groaned. He was then met with concerned green eyes and at a distant the blue and silver eyes of Tyler and Leanna, who were currently in a suspicious position. "Am I dead?" He coughed. Logan chuckled nervously and put on hand on his forehead, "no, what makes you think that." Roy looked over at Leanna and Tyler, "well, the Leanna and Tyler I know barely even talk to each other; much less do that." Logan looked over at the two and raised an eyebrow, "getting along?" He turned back and helped Roy sit up; once they were up they started laughing at the confused faces on the two standing across from them. They both noticed at the same time and blushed a deep shade of red. Tyler let go of her waist and Leanna went to the back of the RV to grab some two by fours. "We need to patch up that window, do a little project I just thought of and then we need to leave." Tyler grabbed the wood and looked at her, "why?" Leanna turned around and picked up a bucket of paint, "we need to make sure the others who come this way know that this a safe place." Roy laughed sarcastically from his spot on the bed, "yea, as long as Shaq doesn't show up." This brought a genuine laugh from the team.
Logan finished painting 'Glenrose Safe-Room' at the top of the RV. He got stuck with it after Tyler was assigned to window duty and Leanna and Roy weren't tall enough to reach. The whole time he was mumbling about how he couldn't believe that he had shot Dirk Nowitzski, bringing about laughs from the two shortest members. He gave the paint to Leanna who was in charge of writing the rest of the stuff which would say: Free Food, Ammo and Shelter. As he gave Leanna the paint he made sure to 'accidently' get some paint on his finger; he then rubbed it on her nose causing her to go cross-eyed trying to see it. Logan tried again and she backed up into Tyler who had just walked out of the trailer. Leanna turned around and looked up at him bringing a laugh from his lips. She then took some black paint on her index and middle fingers on each hand and painted two identical lines beneath both of her eyes. Tyler shook his head and went to walk around her, it was then that she grabbed his wrist and splattered paint up and down his arm. While he was distracted Leanna gave him similar marks under his eyes, producing a laugh from the other two guys of the group. Thanks to the 'injured' Roy, Leanna and Tyler were suckered into keeping their paint marks under their eyes but were allowed to take off the other paint. An hour later they were done with the so-called renovations and were headed to the other side of Glenrose, where they ran into a major problem.
"You have got to be kidding me." Tyler complained as they arrived at the entrance of their hardest challenge yet. "I knew there was something I forgot about this city." Leanna said from beside him. The team looked up at the barely hanging sign to the Glenrose Drive-Through Zoo. "We have to go through; it would take up too much time if we walked all the way around." Roy added in. "Well it shouldn't be that hard, the infection hasn't affected the animals we've crossed so far right?" Logan asked. Roy opened the gate and they made their way into the zoo all while being extremely cautious of their surroundings. "Of course, the only animals we've seen so far are dogs, cats and other little rodents." Tyler pitched in a little while later. Leanna sighed from beside him and looked up at her blue-eyed friend, "thanks for lightening the mood Casanova." He looked down at Leanna and smiled, "no problem. I just love it when my girls are comfortable." Tyler slung an arm around Leanna's shoulders and smiled making her cheeks turn a slight shade of pink. It was then that Logan stopped and held up a finger, "does anybody know what kind of animals they had here?" Leanna continued to walk as she began to think, "Well, they had the usual zoo animals that could stay outside. Goats, zebras and stuff like that. I think they had a section where…" Logan caught up with her and the others and cut her off, "did they have monkeys?" Leanna narrowed her eyes at being interrupted before saying exactly what he asked, "yes as I was saying, they had a section that housed monkeys." Roy looked at her confused, "really? I never saw it." Leanna laughed, "Most people didn't." Tyler looked ahead from the small bunker they were under as they talked and saw something move, "guys what's with the monkey talk? Is it relevant?" Leanna grabbed his hand and brought him to a stop, "You see, monkeys hold almost the exact same DNA as humans. If whatever is affecting humans is on the DNA strands that we share, then that means…" She was cut off as she was knocked to the ground by a screeching ape.
The ape bit her on the arm and Leanna let out a similar screech to what the ape was giving out. The ape looked down at her for a split second, long enough for Tyler to shoot it and help her up. He looked at her arm and she shooed him away, "we don't have time for that. We're being attacked by monkeys; hungry ones at that." A monkey jumped on Logan's back and Roy aimed a gun, decided it wasn't a good idea and instead hit the monkey in the head with the butt of the gun. Tyler looked at her and grabbed her hand, leading her around to the back of a shed. He handed her a wrap and told her to cover up her arm, and of course, Leanna argued. "Look, it would take like two minutes and I don't want it getting infected." Leanna opened her mouth and Tyler shot her a look, "just do it!" He ran back around to help Logan and Roy, leaving Leanna to wonder what that was all about. She wrapped up her arm and headed back around to witness something she thought she would never see.
Tyler flew past Leanna after getting kicked by a monkey hanging from the ceiling of the bunker that they were in. Roy was behind held upside down by one foot by an ape sitting on one of the rafters and Logan was still trying to get the monkey off of him. "I'm gone for like three minutes and you guys just fall apart." After she shot the stray monkey that kicked Tyler, she looked through her scope and calculated the direction that Logan and the monkey would fall after they tripped over Tyler, who was currently still on the floor. A couple seconds later Logan tripped and the monkey went down with him; as he was lying on the ground Leanna shot the monkey off his back. "Guys you better catch Roy, I have a shot!" Logan scrambled up and stood underneath Roy who, by the way, was looking a little sick. Leanna looked through her scope and aimed at the ape on the rafters and took her shot. Roy fell into Logan's arms and the rest of the tinier monkeys fled. "I guess it was a good thing that you made me temporarily leave." Leanna laughed as she helped Tyler up. "That's what I was hoping for." He said smiling.