I know I should be updating my other stories that are quite neglected and work on those sequels that I've promised but I couldn't get this one out of my head. I started playing Left 4 Dead on Saturday and I absolutely fell in love with the messages on the wall in the safe houses. This is just a story about them. I don't own Left 4 Dead or anything associated with it.
Messages, the one constant thing about this hellhole. Long, short, messy, neat messages to individuals or groups of people were all around this place. In safe houses, where we could hide from those creatures of death, you could read hundreds of messages written on the walls and floor.
David, please be safe and I hope to see you again.
Follow the tracks; they're the way to safety.
There was one message, usually written shaky, that was always there.
We deserved this.
Those three words were what started this entire epidemic. Normal human beings transformed into creatures of putrid flesh. Those words started the fight for survival. Those words left us for dead.