Filling In The Gaps
A/N: A little reference to '28 days later' in this chapter. Also a few washing products are mentioned. I love this story so much. I just wanted to share that with you all.
"Smith! I can't believe it!" Decker said, his voice as cocky as ever.
"Believe me when I say I'm as shocked as you are." Hannibal replied.
"I see you've been caught red handed, Smith." Decker smiled broadly, proud of his triumph.
"Look, I only did it because one of my men needed a shirt after his was ruined due to the huge amounts of blood splattered on it by his two best friends being mauled to death."
"You think I'm going to fall for that? Since I got this job it's one of the most common excuses I hear."
"What's the most common?" Hannibal asked, he just needed to know.
"Oh, people stealing trousers due to 'a friend' having been, er, probed. You know, alien abduction." Decker explained.
"Ah, yeah that is a good one." Hannibal said, storing it in his mind, that could get him out of a tight spot one day.
"Anyway, back to the action. I know now that you are a thief and this more or less proves that you did indeed rob the bank of Hanoi."
"Well, you did it once and you're still doing it, what more proof do you think I need?"
'Darn it!' Hannibal thought to himself. "OK Decker, I'll do a deal with you. Accompany me back to the store entrance where I can hand over this shirt to one of my men, then you've got us. We won't try to escape."
"Give yourself up? That's seems kinda outta character for you, but hey, never look a gift horse in the mouth. Let's go."
"Oh, do you want to handcuff me first?" Hannibal asked.
"Nah, I trust ya." Decker replied. The two men walked back along the row after row of shirts.
"So whatever happened to Captain Crane?"
"Oh, he works for a medical lab now. They do some tests with monkeys and viruses. Not sure what it's all about, but he did say he was traveling to England to test out some Rage thing."
"Oh, so you keep in contact."
"Yeah. Letters at Christmas and Birthdays, you know. The usual."
"Well send him my love next time you write."
"Course. I'll tell him you're well."
"HANNIBAL!" BA yelled, loud enough to wake the dead. Well, if they weren't already awake and eating people that is.
Hannibal and Decker both looked to the store entrance where they saw a large group of zombies gathered. BA was managing to hold them off as the zombies didn't appear to be trying very hard.
"Look Decker, we have to put aside our differences and work together. If we can do that and give this shirt to my man then we can make it out of here. We have a chopper on the roof."
"And a pilot?"
"Er, well if he doesn't die of the zombie injuries from earlier, then yeah."
"Great. I think I can forget the differences we had." Laying a hand of Hannibal's shoulder, Decker looked into the man's eyes. "I never told anyone else, but I always respected you and your men Colonel."
"That means a lot to me, Rod." Hannibal said.
"You know, I was only so hard on you because I cared."
"HANNIBAL!" BA screeched a lot higher then before.
When they reached the scene, Decker was clearly shocked. "Oh my God."
"Horrible, ain't it." BA said, struggling against the zombies.
"I've never seen a shirt to bloodied before. I'm not sure that Daz would work on that. Damn it, Vanish probably wouldn't do the trick either."
"Best get going." They managed to push the zombies back and ran off back towards the lift.
"Oh, where's Murdock?" Hannibal asked.
"He went back to check on the chopper." BA said.
"Oh good. At least he's safe, although that really doesn't make much sense."
The team safely reach the second floor and find Murdock up on the roof, singing a stirring rendition of 'Up on the roof'.
After the applause had died down (the zombies were impressed too!) Murdock reminded BA of the helicopter lessons he needed to take.
Decker pointed out that he was in fact trained to fly a helicopter (a requirement for all security guards) but Hannibal insisted that BA needed to do it.
BA manages to get the helicopter into the air and land safely, so far achieving a better record than Murdock during the whole run of the show, but unfortunately this act has attracted the attention of a biker gang.
Not just a regular biker gang either. Oh no. It just happens to be the teams greatest enemies all having banded together to survive. The Watkins brother and Dougie Kyle to name a few (and because I can't remember many others) are all looking very butch in their leather gear.
The team continue with the lesson, blissfully unaware that they are being watched. Damn fools. After B.A had maybe 5 minutes in the air, he felt confident that his abilities as a pilot were now level with Murdock's and that he'd be able to fly him, Decker and Hannibal to safety should Murdock say, die in the next scene.
Speaking of which, after the team and Decker finish with the flying lesson, they hear a commotion from down in the Mall.
Decker, being head of security, feels that he has to tackle the problem, ready to ban all zombies from the store if they won't keep the racket down, and heads off to sort the problem out.
As they emerge from the lift, they immediately notice that the zombies are now joined by some very familiar looking bikers. Not wanting the bikers to see them, the team hide behind some plants.
Hannibal gets out a pair of binoculars from his pocket and the sight of the leader sends a chill down his spine. Tucking his shirt in to prevent the draft giving him a cold, he takes another quick look.
The others, noticing the scared look playing across Hannibal's features, start to ask questions.
"Whats' wrong?" B.A asks.
"What did you see?" Murdock asked.
"What kind of underwear are you wearing?" Decker adds
Hannibal took a deep breath, carefully looking at B.A. "Take a look at the leader of the bikers."
He looked at Murdock. "We're in a lot of trouble." Finally, to Decker. "I'm not."
"Oh My God!" B.A said.
"I know!" Decker replies.
"No, not that. What I can see."
"Lemme see." Murdock said, snatching the binoculars away from B.A. Peering into them, he looked around until he caught sight of what had spooked his friends so much. "Frankie? Frankie Santana? Oh God, what are we gonna do? He'll make this story ten times worse than it already is!"
"Calm down, Murdock." Hannibal said.
"Give Hannibal a chance to think. He'll come up with a plan." B.A said.
"Okay, I got it! We'll get Face to scam the bikers out of here."
Silence and a lot of awkward seconds pass, as they all look around.
"Er, Face died a few chapters back." Murdock said.
"Oh God, that's right. I forget, it's like he's still here with us sometimes."
"Yeah, it's hard, man. Now think of a better idea." B.A encouraged.
"Ah, this is great! We get that sniper rifle and get Face to take him out."
"God dammit!" B.A said, getting up and walking away, Murdock walked off in a different direction, leaving Hannibal and Decker together.
"Something I said?" Hannibal inquired.
"I wouldn't worry about it. Now, back to your underwear."
A/N: Why have a made Decker a sexual predator after Hannibal? Beats me. Zombies do this kinda stuff to you, you know?