|Changes of the Dead
Author: IKillZombiesForALiving PM
The group is in search of a permanent settlement, but the apocalypse is changing. "They're" changing. They must now fight against new types of zombies known as special infected. Crossover with "Left 4 Dead". Rating might raise to M later. Takashi/SaekoRated: Fiction T - English - Horror/Romance - Takashi K. & Saeko B. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,582 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12-13-12 - Published: 12-03-12 - id: 8763834
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AN: Word hates me! I had about 1/6 of the chapter written last night and I went back before bed to add more and it's not there. I saved it and everything! D: I'm so mad at it.
Well, I got this video game today called "Vampire Rain" today. Anyone know of it? It is gonna take me a while to learn how to play it...
Italic Text - Thoughts
"What happened to him?" Rei yelled once she saw the condition that Takashi was in. Though she had ended her relationship with him a long time ago, she was still concerned for his well being. Seeing him like like he was hurt her.
"I'm fine, Rei," Takashi tried to tell her, however he was having a bit of trouble due to his injuries and was having to be helped by Saeko. He felt guilty for her having to gather everything alone while he was unconscious; that was not very reassuring to the brunette.
"How can you be okay?" She began to question him. "Look at the bruises you have, and all the bandages!"
"I just got my ass handed to me by this thing."
Rei's maroon eyes widened in fear. "You mean a zombie? Did you get bitten? Please tell me you didn't get bitten,Takashi."
"Well..." He paused. "I didn't get bitten at least."
He then begam to explain to the rest of the group about the two new infected that he and Saeko had encountered while they were in the two once they were back on their way. Saya had moved from her previous spot in the passenger's seat to the back with the other teenagers to discuss these new creatures.
The first one that they had encountered would have been mistaken for a normal zombie at first glance. However, the more common ones did not let out a loud scream as it pounced towards its victims, followed by it using its razor sharp claws to rip at who it had pinned underneath it, leaving nothing but a bloody, mangled mess behind.
The second had been nothing like they had encountered before. This one had poccessed hysterical strength, enough for it to be able to lift up vehicles and pieces of the ground. They had known it was coming for it by its roar and how the ground shook violently underneath it much like an earthquake. Thought it had been killed easily with Saeko using her katana and thrusting it into its head, they all knew it would take a lot longer to bring that thing down.
"It was huge... like some giant tank," Takashi finished.
"Then why don't we call it that?" Alice, the youngest member of the group, who was probably no older than nine, asked. "We should. That way we can know which is which if we see some more of them." She smiled at her idea.
"Then that is what we will call it. A Tank," Saya began. "As for the other one, we'll call it a Hunter because of how it was able to sneak up on you two."
The others agreed.
"What about the one we saw?" The blond nurse asked from the driver's seat. She had slowed down her driving due to the rain that had begun outside. "We hadn't seen one like it before. It must be a new one."
"You guys saw one, too?" Saeko looked back at the others.
"Yeah..." Rei began. "It was really pale and boney, and it had really long coaws that must have been about a foot long. And all it did was cry. Well it did try to attack us... but it couldn't get in the car so it walked away crying."
"Uh... guys..." Shizuka began. "The rain is getting harder..." In fact, it was. The heavy rain was making it hard for the blond woman to see where she was going. The streets were beginning to flood, which made the car move slower. Out side, Shizuka was just barely about to make out a small house. "Cam we stop here until the rain stops?"
Not wanting to get wet making their way to the house that Shizuka had recommended, the group of seven waited out the raging storm in their vehicle. Alice had fallen asleep first, followed by Kohta, then Saya, then Shizuka, Rei and Saeko. Takashi had trouble getting to sleep because he felt sore and stiff because of the injuries he had gotten earlier thay day when he had been thrown through a wall by what they now called a Tank. Eventually, he gave up and stared out the window at the rain, which refused to let down.
"I thought you were asleep..." He answered sleepily.
Saeko shrugged, sitting herself upright. "I have been dozing on and off..." She sighed. "I am still a bit in shock of what we saw today."
"I know... Me, too."He turned his gaze over to her.
Saeko looked down, her expression turning into one of sadness. "I'll be honest with you... I was scared earlier... Terrified perhaps..."
"I don't blame you... I was, too. Especially when I found out my gun was put of bullets. I thought that thing was going to kill me." Takashi paused, watching the violet haired girl for a moment before he continued. "Thank you for saving me."
Takashi reached over and placed his hand over hers. Saeko looked at the hands for a moment before she gently squeezed his.
"I wasn't going to just watch and let you die..." Though I would have let it kill me right after... "I am sorry I didn't help you sooner... If I did you probably would have gotten hurt like this..." I would have preferred it if it had attacked me instead.
"Don't blame yourself...!" He wanted to yell that at her, but he had to keep his voice down so that he wouldn't wake up the others. "It wasn't your fault, Saeko." When hecrealized that she wasn't looking at him, smhe grabbed her face in his hands and force her to look him in the eyes. "Do you understand? I don't want you to blame yourself."
She closed her eyes, bringing her hands up to his to remove them, then she reopened her eyes. "I know that... It's just that... I..." The words she wanted to say were almost impossible to say. She couldn't bring herself to it, so she replaced them. "I really don't care about anyone else's survival but yours..." She averted his gaze again.
He turned away as well, his back up against the seat of the car. "I'll survive as long as everyone else does."
They sat there in silence. About a half hour later, they were both asleep with Saeko's head on Takashi's shoulder and his head on her's. Somehow, they had entwined their fingers so that they were holding hands in their sleep.
Morning came soon after, Shizuka was the first awake and began to drive on as the others continued to sleep. The rain had stopped and the bright sun outside was beginning to evaporate the flood water on the roads. Rei awoke second, and she was not too thrilled about how she found Takashi and Saeko asleep together and a jealous feeling that she was all too familiar with arose. She pouted before shs turned her head away from them to watch the scenery outside them pass by.
"Are we safe yet?" Saya asked with a yawn as she awoke.
The nurse kept her eyes on the road to avoid the abandoned vehicles and debris that covered the road. "Yes and no..." She sighed. "They" haven't been around yet today... so on that part we are safe." Shizuka smiled.
She had jinxed the group, for as soon as she finished her sentence the car was hit by an unknown force. The impact slid the car off of the road and into the ditch. The windows were now shattered and those who had still been asleep were roughly awakened.
"What was that?" Takashi asked almost immeadiately after he was woken up. "Is it one of those things again?" He looked around the wreck for his gun.
Saya looked towards where the hit had been from, which was the driver's side. Thankfully, it wasn't a Tank, but it was pretty close. "What is that thing? Does it suffer from chronic masturbation or something?"
They had been right about the fact that there could be more specially infected zombies. This was the fourth one for them to encounter. One of its arms was huge, much similar to the Tank, however its other arm was very skinny and completely useless.
"We neee to move before that thing charges at us again," Saeko said.
She climbed out of what was formerly the sun roof, and turned back to assist the rest while they got out the same way, but as she did so, she was grabbed by something wrapping around her waist. It dragged her away from the rest of the group, and she hadn't had time to grab her trusty katana, so Saeko was weaponless. She looked back once the dragging ended, seeing the fifth edition to the special infected. This one had a long tongue, which she quickly figure was what had grabbed her. It was tall and skinny with a strange green smoke eminating from its body. She felt the zombie wrap its tongue around her neck, beginning to shut off her airways and choking her.
As Takashi yelled for her, Kohta grabbed his gun. He loomed through the scope on it and smirked. "I got him." He pulled the trigger, shooting the zombie in the head and killing it instantly, leaving a large, thick cloud of black smoke.
Saeko's first intention was to keep lying on the ground, and hopefully any more infected would think she was dead. However, that was against her. She really wanted to get to the now destroyed vehicle to grab her beloved melee weapon and kill them all. Once she finish her long coughing fit and the smoke cleared, she freed herself from the tongue and ran back.
"Are you okay?" Takashi asked her as soon she got back to the rest of the group.
She nodded, though she did go through another short coughing fit before she was able to answer him. "Yeah.. I'm fine." She took her katana from the car.
The group stared at what they had been using since the escape from Tokonosu. It hadn't been that long, but it had gotten them this far, even if they were stuck on an island with it for a night or two. They knew that, for now, they would have to travel by foot. However, they would have to fight the horde that was running towards them.
Takashi looked towards where the car had been going before the Charger had knocked it useless. Off in the distance he could see a patch of forest with a thin trail going through. "Let's go down that trail."
"Are you stupid?" Saya began to scold him. "You'll get us lost in there!"
He begam to shoot at Them as they get closer. "Not if we follow the path. It has to lead us some where. Maybe it'll lead us to something useful."
AN: I actually do not feel right ending this chapter here. But, I also do not have any more to add at the same time. So, I'm stopping here anyway. I'll begin chapter three tomorrow!