Disclaimer: I do not own The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Disney owns it. I own the story and my best friend owns the name.
A/N: Hey guys. This is my brand new story. I hope you guys will enjoy the first chapter of The Silent Scream. I'm actually really happy with how this chapter turned out which doesn't happen very often with me. I don't know why right now but I just can't stop writing. For all you guys that are reading Live or Let Go, that will be updated soon. I've had major writer's block with it but I'm trying to get more wrote each day. Enough with that though, enjoy this chapter.
Zack watched in pain as his brother fought for the gun. He tried and tried to get up with all his might but found he couldn't. He was too weak. He couldn't move. He felt all of his energy leaving his body. He wanted to get up but his body refused to let him. With all his might, he pushed himself up into a standing position. Immediately, he grabbed onto the cold, brick wall for support. He finally got his balance as he watched his twin tackle Carl to the ground – the gun slipped out of his hands and fell to the floor, now long forgotten.
Cody kicked and punched the figure. "Don't you dare touch my brother ever again!" He screamed. Carl heard a loud snap as he felt his nose break. Blood was flowing freely from his face but Cody didn't care. He kept beating the hell out of him until he finally slipped unconscious, his head smashing against the concrete.
"Zack!" Cody shouted as he saw his brother watching him. He rushed over to his side. "Come on, we've got to get out of here." He looked over Zack quickly so they could get out of the alley.
Suddenly, Zack felt a sharp pain tear through his stomach. The two brothers looked down to see dark red blood emerging from his stomach. Zack looked back at his twin and then dropped to the floor unconscious in Cody's arms.
Cody turned around and looked at Carl to see him holding the gun weakly. Raging anger filled Cody's body. "YOU BASTARD!" He screamed as he lunged at Carl. "I'll kill you! I'll make sure you don't have the chance to live another minute on this earth!" He angrily kicked the gun out of Carl's hands, receiving a loud scream as Cody had broken his wrist from the force of the kick.
"Damn you!" Carl screamed, holding onto his hand.
"This is for my brother." Cody said as he stood over Carl, the gun clenched tightly in his hand.
"Do it." Carl said.
Cody pulled the trigger without hesitance and shot two bullets into his chest, killing him instantly. Carl dropped to the ground as blood began seeping out through the two wounds. Cody dropped the gun and rushed over to Zack who was still unconscious. "Zack, wake up. Don't leave me bro." He said desperately as he held Zack in his arms.
Zack's eyes fluttered open and he looked at his twin who had tears rolling down his face.
"Hey. How you feeling?" Cody asked as he moved some of his brother's hair out of his face.
"I've felt… better." He said weakly.
"You're going to be ok bro."
Zack weakly shook his head. "I'm…not…going…to…make…it…bro."
"Yes you will. You have to." Cody said.
"No…" He trailed off as he gasped for a breath.
"You can't leave me."
"I love you too Zack." Cold said as he held onto his hand tightly.
"Promise…me…you'll…never…give…up. That you'll…live…your…life…to the…fullest."
"I promise Zack." Cody said as the tears continued to flow. "Don't leave me."
"I'm…sorry." Zack said his final words. He breathed his last breath and his chest rose one final time.
"Nooooooo!" Cody screamed.
Zack shot up in bed with wide eyes. He groaned as he looked at his clock and saw it was just after 5am. "Man, it's too early to get up." He looked over at his twin's bed, seeing the lump of his brother under the covers. He got out of bed and walked quietly over to the bed and leaned over his twin. "Codes, wake up."
Cody's eyes opened slowly and he looked and saw Zack standing over him. "You had the nightmare again?"
Zack nodded. "It got worse." He sat on the end of the bed and began telling him what had happened this time in the nightmare. He had been having the same nightmare every night for the past few weeks and each time it had got longer and scarier. He couldn't figure out why it had been happening to him but it was seriously scaring him.
Cody couldn't believe it. "You know I would never let you die right?" He said looking his twin in the eyes.
Zack sighed. "I know. But you don't think it will happen do you?"
"I don't know. It has happened before though. Remember when we were 6, you had that nightmare that you fell off the jungle jim at school and broke your arm?"
"Well, that happened the next day." Cody said. "But that was probably a coincidence." He added noticing how worried Zack looked.
Just then, the bedroom door opened and the light was turned on. Carey looked at her boys sleepy and asked, "Are you both alright in here? I heard talking."
"Tell her." Cody whispered.
"Tell me what?" Carey asked.
Zack sighed again. "I had the nightmare again Mom. And this time I died."
"I'm so sorry Zack." She said as she walked over and hugged her eldest son.
"Do you think it will happen?" Zack said still doubting what Cody had said.
"It's just a nightmare honey." Carey said. "Did I ever tell you about the nightmare I had when I was a kid?"
Zack and Cody groaned.
"Let me guess. At the end of the nightmare, your boyfriend dumped you." Cody said, now being sat up for the past few minutes.
Carey smiled. "No. I had a nightmare when I died at the end. I was so scared, I thought it was actually going to happen. I was scared about it for years but then I realised he wasn't going to happen. And you know what, it never did."
"Thanks Mom." Zack said but he still couldn't shake it out of his head that it was going to happen. "It's just a nightmare I guess."
"We might as well get up now. I don't think that either one of us is going to get anymore sleep now considering it's 5 in the morning." Cody said as he slowly got out of his bed.
"I know I'm not." Zack said.
The three Martin's walked out of the bedroom and walked into the main room of the suite and Carey walked over and turned the light on.
"Do you want me to make breakfast Mom?" Cody asked as Carey walked over to the kitchen and started getting ready to make breakfast.
"Sure honey. That would be great." Carey said. She walked over and sat on the pull-out couch whilst Cody walked over to the kitchen.
Zack sat down at the table and sighed, holding his head up with his hands.
"Zack, I'm sure the nightmare won't happen to you honey." Carey said walking over to her oldest son, trying to comfort him.
"Mom, it's not that. I've got a pretty bad headache again."
"Do you want me to get you some tablets?" Carey asked slightly concerned.
"Thanks Mom." Zack said as he put his head on the table.
Shortly after, Carey returned with a bottle of tablets.
"I only needed two Mom." Zack said with a slight laugh as he lifted his head up again.
"Cody, can you get Zack a glass of water?" Carey asked nicely.
"Sure Mom." Cody said as he put some eggs into a pan.
"I think you should take the bottle of tablets with you to school incase you get your headache back again." Carey said.
"Zack, you know what happened yesterday. They had to send you home from school."
"Ok. I'll take them." He said as Cody brought over a glass of water.
"You got a headache again Zack?" Cody asked.
Zack nodded but instantly regretted it as it made the headache worse. He groaned slightly. He took two tablets out of the bottle and swallowed them with the glass of water and within minutes, he felt the headache start to ease.
Within a few more minutes, Cody had finished making breakfast and the three Martin's found themselves sitting down beginning to eat their bacon, eggs and toast. Well Zack wasn't really eating anything, he was just moving the food about with his fork.
"Aren't you going to eat any Zack?" Carey asked starting to get more worried.
"I'm not really that hungry." Zack said looking up.
"Are you ok bro?" Cody asked, knowing something was wrong with his twin. There was only ever one reason why Zack wasn't hungry and that was when he was sick.
"I'm fine." Zack lied.
"Are you sure honey? You look a little pale." Carey said.
"I'll be fine. You know the nightmare has been getting to me." Ok that was part of the reason. Actually, it wasn't at all.
"Ok, if you're sure Zack." Carey and Cody decided to leave it at that. They weren't going to push it.
Three hours later. . .
Zack and Cody got on the school bus and walked to their usual seats near the back of the bus.
"You know you should have stayed at home Zack. You're sick." Cody said sitting next to his twin.
"You are so stubborn Zack. Why didn't you tell Mom you're still sick from yesterday?"
"I don't know."
"And I thought you would want to get out of school, not go in."
"Maybe I don't want to go to summer school again." Zack sighed. I can't tell him that I got kidnapped at the hotel in the nightmare. I'm just so sure that this is the day I was supposed to get kidnapped in the nightmare. He thought to himself. But he had no idea how right he was going to be about the day that was ahead of him. . .
A/N: Hope you guys all enjoyed that first chapter. Please remember to review and all constructive critism is welcome. Thanks for reading and chapter 2 will be posted as soon I write it. Bye for now guys.