Author: eseiprahs1 PM
Zombies have taken over. With Metro City now in ruins and zombies lurking about, the ones left have to find a way to survive. In this new dangerous world, people have to learn to put their differences aside and work together. This is a world in which the Megamind movie never happened. Rating may go up to M.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Horror - Megamind & Roxanne R. - Chapters: 19 - Words: 47,521 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 02-24-13 - Published: 07-21-12 - id: 8345324
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Come gather 'round people wherever you roam. And admit that the waters around you have grown. And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth saving, then you better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone. Oh the times they are a-changin'.
-The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan (song)
Roxanne felt the cloth tie tightly around her forearm. She didn't dare look at the blue man that tied it though for she felt ashamed for crying into his shoulder just a few minutes before. Instead she stared off out the window of the store they were in.
"There," Megamind said as he sat back and eyed her arm to make sure it wasn't bleeding through and that it was tied properly.
"Thank you," Roxanne said as she stared at the floor. She hoped her eyes were no longer blood shot though she was sure they were.
Megamind stood up and looked at his fishy friend who stood to the side looking through the back pack he held.
"What did you find, filet Minion?" Megamind asked nonchalantly as he leaned on the counter. There was money that lay on the counter but Megamind did not take it despite his criminal record. What was the use of money now anyway?
"A whole bunch of ammo sir!" Minion said happily as he looked inside the backpack. "Also a few more hand guns."
"Really?" Megamind asked as he looked at his friend with surprise. "Wonderful!"
"Yeah!" Minion agreed as he zipped the bag back up. "I wonder why it's here neglected."
"Probably didn't have time to grab it or a zombie got them," Megamind answered.
Roxanne's brows furrowed and she looked up at the two aliens talking as though this was a normal day.
"Hold on," Roxanne said as she stood up. "Zombies?"
Megamind looked at her but Minion answered, "Well yes Miss Ritchi," he said pleasantly. "I don't see what else they could be."
"But-but…how…" Roxanne stumbled over her words, trying to figure out a proper response to this. Zombies? How was this even possible? Just then it hit her. "You!" she pointed at Megamind and he stared at her as though she'd gone crazy.
"Me?" he questioned, gesturing to himself.
Roxanne marched up to him and poked him hard in the chest. "Yes, you! What did you do?" she demanded angrily.
"What are you talking about?" he asked, completely lost.
"There's no other logical explanation other than you being the one that turned everyone into zombies!" Roxanne shouted.
Megamind's expression became stony and Roxanne's angry expression fell only slightly. His emerald green eyes stared hard into hers as he said in a low and harsh voice, "I would never do something like this. I could never wish this kind of fate on anybody."
Roxanne's angry expression fell completely then, hearing the truth behind these words. "W-well then how else can-"
"I don't know how these people became zombies," Megamind answered harshly still. "All I know is that we need to keep away from them as much as possible and stay alive."
There was a moment of silence after these words as Roxanne let them sink in and Minion stared at them uncomfortably. It was at that moment that the situation was finally sinking in. The city had been taken over by zombies and who knew how many survivors there were. The only ones she knew of were herself and her two kidnappers.
Roxanne sighed then and put her hand to her forehead. Backing away, she turned and looked out the window at the ruined city.
"Wardog. Come in Wardog," a voice said through the walkie talkie that was clipped on the Warden's belt loop. He rolled his eyes and said, "Hal, for the last time, my name isn't Wardog. Now what do you want?"
"I'm just wanting to know if you've had any sight of them yet," Hal asked from the other end.
"No, not yet," the warden said. "I'll let you know when I do see them though."
The conversation then ended and the warden put the binoculars back up to his eyes. There hadn't been any threat of zombies infiltrating their hideout, but whenever one came by, the warden was sure to take his crossbow and shoot them from his position on the roof.
He hoped that Megamind and Minion were alright out there. They had decided to not bring any walkie talkies in case the noise attracted any unwanted zombie attention. This meant that they wouldn't know how they were unless they showed up. The evening sun was setting though, indicating that they had been gone for quite a few hours.
The warden's white tank top was soaked with sweat from earlier; but the cooler evening felt nice on his once sweating skin.
Suddenly, he perked up as he looked through the binoculars. Through them, he could make out Megamind, Minion, and Roxanne.
"Roxanne?" the warden questioned to himself. Where had she come from?
The warden picked up his walkie talkie and spoke into it.
"Megamind and Minion are walking back to the hideout. And they have someone else with them," he said and then awaited an answer.
"Alright, thanks Wardog!"
The warden rolled his eyes and said sharply into the walkie talkie, "Don't call me Wardog!"
Megamind peaked around through the alley between two large buildings. He then started jogging quietly into the alleyway and Roxanne hesitantly followed. Being in an alleyway while zombies were lurking about did not seem like the best idea to her.
Once inside the alleyway, the blue man looked up at a metal staircase that led up the side of the brick building. But there was no way to get up them.
This problem was quickly resolved as Megamind pulled down a ladder that had appeared to be a railing on the first step platform. He then stepped back and said, "I believe there's a phrase somewhere saying that ladies go first."
Roxanne began climbing the small ladder and stepped onto the metal platform and looked straight up at the stairs.
"Go to the top floor," Megamind called up as Minion went up the ladder after her, it creaking loudly under the weight of his suit.
Roxanne began climbing the stairs with her hand on the railing. She went up about one floor when she heard a loud creaking. Because she was still jittery from her zombie encounters from earlier, she looked down quickly and fearfully; but it was just Megamind pulling the ladder back up into a railing. Sighing with relief, she started climbing the stairs again, and she went up about six more stories before she reached the final step and platform. To her right was a door with peeling green paint.
Roxanne looked over at Minion who had just walked up beside her.
"Go ahead Miss. Ritchi," he said politely with a smile.
Roxanne grasped the doorknob and opened the green door. As soon as she stepped inside, someone called to her loudly and excitedly, "Roxie!"
Turning, she saw Hal jogging up to her. "Hal!" she exclaimed, rather surprised to see him. "What are you doing here?"
"What are you doing here?" he asked. "I was sure you were zombie food!"
Roxanne winced at this and he then quickly said, "Which I'm glad you're not. I mean, where did you come from? Where have you been?"
"I-" she started but Minion interrupted.
"She was being chased by zombies," Minion said still a bit too cheerful. He then shuddered and said, "Dreadful things they are…"
"One of them that was chasing her was teerablly ugly," Megamind said as he placed the backpack he'd been carrying on a table in the middle of the room.
"Great, you brought water I'm hoping?" a woman with short brown yet graying hair asked.
Roxanne turned around just as Megamind answered, "Yes we did. A whole two cases."
A blonde girl, looking to be about sixteen, then came up to them and asked, "How in the world did you manage to pack two cases of water bottles in that backpack?"
"Anyways! Didn't that weigh you down?" the greying woman asked as she took a bottle out of the plastic.
Roxanne stared at them. Was Megamind…conversing with citizens of Metro City? Were citizens of Metro City…conversing with him back? This had to be a dream. Had to.
As Roxanne took a step back and held her head, Hal looked at her with concern.
"Rox? You okay?" he asked as he reached toward her with worry.
This caused Minion and Megamind to turn to her as well as the other two women. The greying woman then said, "Oh dear." As she made her way over to Roxanne, another person – a male – appeared out of no where and placed a chair behind her to sit in.
The graying woman bent down at her level when Roxanne sat in the chair. She held a cloth in her hand and poured some of the water on it until it was dripping wet; she then put it on Roxanne's forehead and made her hold it there with her own hand.
"There, better?" she asked. "Poor dear's had a rough day."
"I'm pretty sure we've all had a rough day," someone said from the middle of the room.
He had brown hair and he wore a black tank top over some dark denim jeans. He wore black suede creepers on his feet that clunked slightly on the floor as he walked over beside Megamind and grabbed a bottle of water out of the case.
Roxanne looked up, still pressing the wet cloth to her forehead, and looked around. She then asked, "How many people are here?"
"Well, nine now that you're here," the greying woman said. "What's your name?"
"Roxanne Ritchi," she said and realization fell on the woman's face.
"Oh that's right! You're a reporter for channel-"
"Eight, yes," she replied as she thought to her job. If it had been any other day, she would have gone to work, most likely gotten kidnapped, and then been back home safe and sound watching television or typing up a report.
There were then more footsteps and Roxanne looked up to see the Warden and a young blonde boy that appeared to be only sixteen as well. He had a grey baseball cap on and a brown t-shirt. He looked at Roxanne with surprise but didn't voice because the Warden beat him to it.
"Roxanne," he said as he went over to her. "So nice to see that you're…" his voice trailed off and he instead said, "It's so nice to see you."
"Hey, wait," Hal spoke up. "Who's watching the streets?"
The Warden shoved the binoculars into Hal's chest so he was forced to grasp them.
"You are," he said.
Minion then spoke up with his usual cheeriness, "Maybe we should all introduce ourselves to Roxanne?"
"Why does it matter? Zombies are taking over the world and you still care about manners?" the young man with the brown hair said rather rudely.
The grey-haired woman shot a look at him and said, "I'm Regina. This is my niece Bridgette." She gestured to the young girl with the blonde hair. "That young man over there is Frank," she gestured to the guy with the brown hair. "And him over there is Mike."
Mike waved to Roxanne as Frank nodded at her. Most of them held friendly faces though they all had hints of sadness. But then again, why shouldn't they? Their city had been taken over by zombies and their family and friends were probably zombies or dead themselves.
Roxanne looked at all of them and couldn't help but wonder: Why was everyone acting so calm in a room with two criminals? Sure, Minion wasn't very threatening with his cheerful smile and perky personality; but Megamind was a well-known criminal that had been feared by the public for years.
And another thing she wondered, why was he even helping these people and not saving his own blue skin?
She vaguely heard Regina speak to Bridgette in a low voice, "Let's leave her be for a bit." Roxanne watched as Megamind grabbed a water bottle. He took a drink from it and didn't seem to notice her staring at him. He had specks of blood on his face and some on his arms and shirt and jeans. When he screwed the cap back on the water bottle, he leaned up off of the table and left the large room. He walked through an open doorway to a back room and out of her sight.
I apologize for the lack of zombie action in this chapter. And in case anyone read my Everything Was So Perfect fic on my other account, Frank was one of my own characters in that. And yes, he was rather rude there too (: And in case anyone has noticed yet, Megamind is a bit out of character. Sorry if this disappoints anyone but I'm planning on making him more badass than usual in this story lol.
Also, I would like to thank the ones who have reviewed so far:
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Also, if anyone here is really good at art and wants to make a cover for this story, I would greatly appreciate it! That is, if I really like the picture I'll make it the cover. I suck at art though so I can't make it lol.