Author: The Sword of Salvation PM
When shipped to a small town in Virginia to investigate a drug manufacturer called Umbrella Pharmaceuticals, Leon S. Kennedy finds himself and three others trapped in the nightmares of Raccoon City all over again. The T-Virus is back and stronger than ever, but this time Leon can't help but think that somehow the Las Plagas virus is involved. Set a few months after Resident Evil 4.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Horror - Leon S. K. - Chapters: 16 - Words: 23,624 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 02-27-13 - Published: 01-16-13 - Status: Complete - id: 8913631
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Resident Evil: Nightfall
Hey everyone! The Sword of Salvation here, bringing you the first chapter of my new story "Resident Evil: Nightfall". I hope that everyone will enjoy it and please read and review! Thank you so much!
Disclaimer: I do not own Resident Evil or any aspect of its affiliates. I do however own Rose Weston, Josh Moore, and Rachel Madison.
He hated marriage. The thought of it made him cringe. Surely a successful surgeon, talented as he was, would want some stability in his life to go along with his career, but this was not the case. Josh Moore was content with having a girlfriend, but the idea of commitment, the idea of not being able to leave on his own terms while having to answer to one woman in his life disgusted him.
Everyone wants love, compassion, and understanding from someone, but why go through court, alimony, and broken vows if you're not even certain the relationship will last? Josh called what he did "playing it safe", and so far it had worked. That is, until he met Rachel Madison.
Rachel Madison was the charge nurse on the fifth floor of Oakwood Memorial Hospital, and had "outlasted the rest of them" according to the nurses on her floor. The nurses pined after Josh, and why wouldn't they? He was a brilliant surgeon at the ripe age of 26 years old, was most prominently known for his good looks, and his attitude and personality were both genuinely stunning. His co-workers racked their brains trying to figure out why he had no ring on his finger, but he didn't seem to care. He was happy, so why should anything else matter?
Josh and Rachel had been dating for almost a year and had met over one of the most accidental situations. It was her first day at the hospital after being transferred and as she was pulling into the parking lot, she accidentally rear-ended him.
Josh was not in the best of moods at all that day. He'd sent his most recent "Flavor of the Month", Cynthia, he believed her name was, packing after spending $1,500 on shoes out of his bank account. He was pissed to say the least, and now someone had hit his car. The back of his head hit the seat from the impact and a grunt escaped his lips.
"Wonderful," he muttered and wrenched the door of his car open. He walked around to the back of his vehicle, keeping his head low to avoid the eye contact with the other driver, and sighed in relief when he saw it was just a small dent. Josh was then met by the most intriguing pair of eyes he'd ever seen: blue, as clear as water and as deep as the ocean.
As the nervous woman began to apologize, he took in her features, making mental notes as he gazed upon her. She was average height, about 5'5, she had long dark hair, tan skin, and incredibly beautiful. His eyes then wandered back onto her face and he realized she was waiting for him to speak.
"You're fine, Miss, just a dent. Are you alright?" Josh's ill mood had faded in her presence and he felt calm and at ease.
"Yes, I'm fine. We should exchange our information. I'm so sorry about this." The woman's voice was soft and comforting and it soothed Josh's ears. He found himself hanging on her every word.
"It's alright. Look, just forget about the insurance and we'll go on like this never even happened. I would like to know your name. I'm Josh." Ever since that day, their relationship had grown.
"Dr. Moore, you're needed down in the OR. Emergency surgery on a patient with multiple bite wounds," one of the nurses informed him. Josh was just headed to the cafeteria to grab lunch with Rachel, but that would have to be rescheduled. He sent her a quick text and retreated back to the elevator, heading down to the OR.
"I thought I just saw you leave this elevator?"
Josh looked up and saw his friend Rose Weston standing next to him in the elevator. He smiled as she cursed under her breath, trying to get in contact with her roommate, James.
"Let me guess, James isn't answering his phone and you're afraid he's going to miss Sarah's party, right?" Josh asked, cocking an eyebrow.
"Yeah, and I'm going to kill him. You and Rachel are still coming, right?" Rose asked, stuffing her phone in her back pocket.
"We'll try, no promises. I'm on my way for emergency surgery right now. Bite wounds, how crazy is that?"
"It's probably an animal attack or something, but be careful. Strangest thing just happened on the fifth floor. My patient seized and then flatlined, but we revived him. Immediately after he became responsive, the patient turned hostile and bit Dr. Morrison!"
Josh's eyes widened as he listened to his friend, watching her dark blue eyes as she spoke. She was troubled. Rose knew something was wrong.
"Take care of yourself tonight, Josh. I'll see you later." Rose then exited the elevator and left the hospital.
The doors closed and Josh collected his thoughts. Josh let the events move from his mind while he centered himself, going into what he called his "Professional" mode. He arrived at the basement and his feet guided him to the OR where he scrubbed up absentmindedly and a nurse helped him dress for surgery. Josh walked into the OR and was a bit taken aback when he saw that his patient had not been put under anesthesia.
"Why is the patient not ready?" Josh asked, examining the wounds. The man's face had been mutilated. These were not "bites of flesh". This man had been devoured by something. He would definitely have to perform a skin graft, if not multiple.
"He's not responding to anesthesia." One of the nurses stepped closer to the patient as she tightened the restraints to keep him from thrashing. He emitted a guttural growl, snarling at her as if her were an animal. It was unreal. Josh moved closer to him, examining his eyes, but he kept a safe distance, just out of reach.
The patient was pale and covered in blood. The bite wounds instead of being bright red were turning black before his eyes and a slimy black blood poured from the open skin. Josh was familiar with this blood, but only in dead patients. What was going on here?
The man's intact skin was pale and ice cold. He felt like death as Josh placed two fingers on the inside of his wrist to check his pulse. Josh had difficulty finding the pulse so he moved to the neck. When he couldn't find it there, he went to his stethoscope, determined to find it this time. Josh became flustered when he could not find the heartbeat, so he flipped on the monitors. Surely they couldn't be wrong, too. Josh was perplexed when all zeroes flashed across the screen. The patient was breathing and obviously responsive. It didn't make any sense!
The nurse removed the oxygen mask from the patient's face when she suddenly screamed out in pain.
She cursed loudly and Josh watched in horror as the patient ripped the flesh from her arm away sickeningly. Blood gushed from her forearm as veins and muscle lay exposed for everyone to see.
The nurse's whole body convulsed in shock as she clutched her bleeding arm. Josh tore his eyes away from the nurse and watched the patient chew and swallow her flesh as if it were just a piece of meat. The OR erupted into chaos yet Josh stood still trying to piece together what was happening.
"Dr. Moore! What are we going to do?! The wound won't stop bleeding!"
"More pressure," Josh muttered, snapping on his gloves. His hands formed a mind of their own as he began to stitch the wounds on his hostile patient, avoiding his mouth at all costs.
"Dr. Moore, what are you doing?! Aren't you going to put him under?!" One of the nurses asked.
"No, we tried that already. And with all due respect, I believe this patient is already dead." Josh's voice was cold as he stated this. Taking a deep breath, he continued to stitch up his corpse as the hospital announced that it was on lockdown.
Well, that was the first chapter! I hope everyone liked it and please read and review. In Chapter 2, things are going to be coming together and we'll meet Leon. I'll be switching P.O.V's in the next few chapters so I hope I don't lose anyone. But thank you all and please read and review!
~The Sword of Salvation~