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
Hello everyone! I decided to go ahead and start typing Chapter 2, so please read and review! Thank you all 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.
Rose Weston drove home from work, still eagerly trying to get in touch of her roommate, James. This was very unlike him because usually he would always answer her. She wondered if he was still at the gym or something, but it was already 6:30. He was usually home by now. Rose was starting to get worried.
She pulled into her driveway and his car was not there. Rose was a bit uneasy and she grabbed her phone and wallet from the passenger seat and made her way to the door. Rose made a walk through the house to see if James had left a note or anything, but it was clear. Nothing was out of place.
Rose considered calling Sarah and telling her that they couldn't make the party, but she told herself that if he wasn't home by 7:30 she would go looking for him. The events at the hospital were still plaguing her mind and Rose decided the only way to get her mind off of things was to take a shower. She checked the clock once more before turning on the shower.
A few moments later, Rose emerged fully dressed and ready to go looking for James. She was going to call Sarah and tell her she couldn't make it when a knocking on the door stopped her. Rose moved quickly toward it and pulled it open.
"James?" Rose exclaimed, but her face fell when it wasn't him. But as she took in her guest's appearance, she wasn't upset for long. He was good looking, handsome, even, with blond hair and baby blue eyes. He was tall, and his bangs shadowed slightly over one of his eyes. His chiseled jaw carried a bit of stubble and a fresh scar graced his left cheek. Rose could tell even through the bulk of his leather jacket that he was built, but on the left side of his jacket, she noticed a bulge. It was almost as if he were carrying a weapon of some sort. Rose instantly felt uneasy again.
"Hi. Can I help you with something?" Rose asked. She went over his appearance again, memorizing every feature in case something were to happen.
"Actually, yes. You see, my old neighbor, Sarah Winstead said I might find a Rose Weston and a James Michaels living here. You certainly don't look like a 'James', so I'm assuming you're Rose. I'm Leon Kennedy."
Rose figured the look on her face must have called for a formal explanation.
"And you already seem to know me. May I ask why you're here?"
"Sarah asked me to be your date for the party. I'm going to be here in town for a while for my job, and she wanted someone to show me around."
"Fair enough. But does your job require you to carry?" Rose asked, moving to pull his jacket to the side.
Leon looked surprised that she noticed and tried to hide a grin from his face. "That obvious?"
"You've got 'Government' written all over you." Rose smirked. Leon shared a smile and withdrew the .44 Magnum from his jacket holster and placed it in her hands.
"Nice." Rose commented. "Would you like to come in?"
Leon walked inside of the house, closing the door behind him as he watched Rose inspect the gun.
"Are you at liberty to discuss your job with a civilian?" Rose asked, fighting a smile as she handed the gun back to him.
"Not usually, but for you I'll make an exception. I work under the direct order of President Henry Graham. Sarah didn't tell me much about you, but you must be close. She calls you her little sister. She said that you were a doctor?" Leon asked.
"Yeah, I'm the head of the Oncology Department at Oakwood Memorial Hospital. Today I've been a trauma physician. All day long we had cases of attacks, very gruesome ones at that, and all of them have some kind of bite wound involved. We had one fatality today before I left, but we revived the patient no problem. It was a severe infection from the wound. It was crazy, Leon. But it seems like this all started because of Umbrella setting up a new base on the outskirts of town.
"In the past month they've taken over all of our medical supply and I've seen this town change drastically. Pharmaceutical prices have skyrocketed, the medicine seems to be making my patients sicker, and Umbrella 'doctors' have taken over the hospital, pushing their product." Rose explained.
Leon listened intently to Rose's words. "Did anything happen after you revived your patient today?"
"He became very hostile and bit one of the other doctors." Rose said. Leon just nodded and moved towards the door and looked out the window.
"Shit, I'm too late. Rose, I need you to get everything you may need, documents, passports, anything you may need for a long period of time. You're going to have to come with me. I have to get you out of here." Leon said.
"I don't understand, Leon. What's going on here?"
He sighed and turned to look at her.
"My mission was to monitor Umbrella and keep this sort of thing from happening, but it looks like I'm too late. The President found out that they'd built a base here out of the blue and he was suspicious that they'd take over the distribution of medication. From what you've told me, I now have reason to believe that the meds have been contaminated with the T-Virus. I'm afraid that a biological outbreak has occurred and anyone that has taken Umbrella's drugs carries the virus inside them. Please tell me you're not on any meds…" Leon asked.
"No, I'm not. So when they die, they'll be reanimated. Just like Raccoon City?" Rose asked.
Leon's eyes widened considerably at her words. How the hell did she know about that? The public was forbidden from knowing about the incident, yet here a very bright civilian knew exactly that the T-Virus was the cause of the now-forgotten Raccoon City.
"How do you know?" Leon asked, confused. He watched her expression change as she answered him.
"I hacked into Umbrella's main database. Something was up and I wanted to know. I guess I bit off more than I could chew. But Leon, I can help you with your mission. I understand exactly what you're dealing with. You don't have to worry about looking after me, either because I can defend myself." Rose told him.
Leon watched her walk over to a picture hanging on the wall, and took it down, revealing a safe. She opened it of all the documents and valuables she had. Lastly she pulled out a .9 mm handgun and six boxes of ammunition and a .44 Magnum along with six more boxes of ammo.
Leon cocked an eyebrow. "You know how to use those?" He asked, impressed.
"I grew up around guns. I'm a pretty good shot, too, if I do say so myself." Rose shrugged.
Leon looked over this woman who seemed to surprise him even more every second. She was beautiful. She had long black hair, incredibly breath taking dark blue eyes, but she was considerably shorter than he was. Her head barely came up to his shoulder. She was strong, independent, he could tell, and he felt like he could trust her to have his back.
"Alright then. I need you to call your friends, family, everyone to evacuate town immediately. I'm calling the military now to issue to the order broadcast it. You and I are going to the hospital to retrieve a sample of the drug and then we're going to blow up Umbrella's base. Easy, huh?" Leon smirked.
"Have we got enough equipment to pull this off?" Rose asked. She loaded her weapons, knowing she'd have to greatly conserve her ammo.
"We're good on weapons, trust me. Now, start calling. The sooner we do, the more lives we'll save."
They finished calling everyone and Rose checked the clock. It was 8:30 and James was still gone and had not returned any of her calls. She sighed, extremely afraid at this point that he was dead.
"Are you ready, Rose?" Leon asked, bringing her out of her thoughts.
"Yeah, let's go."
They both moved to the door when suddenly a pounding erupted on the other side. Leon mouthed the word "no" when Rose's hand went to the knob. They then heard her name weakly rasped out and Rose jerked it open to reveal James covered in blood, clutching his neck.
"Oh my God! James!" Rose exclaimed, ushering him in as Leon locked the door. Rose moved James' hands away from his neck and looked in horror at his mutilated corroded artery. He was bleeding out and there was nothing she could do to save him.
James collapsed onto the floor and Rose kept pressure on his neck as Leon watched, switching his safety off. He knew the inevitable would happen in just a matter of minutes.
Rose looked helplessly upon her friend, watching him die in her arms. Blood sputtered from James's mouth as he tried to speak. "I'm sorry, Rose. I love you…"
Rose watched in horror as James' body convulsed and then moved no more. Her breathing was ragged and she felt tears began to roll down her face. Rose stared upon his body for a long moment before leaning closer to kiss his cheek. "I love you, too," she whispered. Rose then removed his wallet and took a picture of the two of them that he always carried around.
Leon watched this in silence, wondering if James and Rose had been more than friends. He doubted it for his own sake, but there was no doubt that the two were close. He kept his magnum fixated upon James' body, anticipating the moment of resurrection.
Then it came. James' chest heaved for a slight second and his cold, lifeless eyes opened fractionally. Leon cocked his gun and a loud blast sounded from the room. Leon watched as the remnants of James' skull exploded onto the floor around their feet. But it wasn't his gunshot that did the damage. Leon looked over to Rose and she loaded another bullet into the chamber of her gun.
"Are you alright?" Leon asked her after a moment. She wiped away the last of her tears and tucked the picture into her jacket pocket.
"Yeah, it's already nightfall." Rose said, and she draped the blanket over James' body.
With that, the pair sprinted outside to Leon's jeep, heading to the hospital.
Well, I was hoping to get a review so far, but maybe one will come today. Hope that everyone enjoyed and I'll be posting Chapter 3 in the next few days! Thank you!