L4D2 - Mess-Maker p10It was dark. Really dark.L4D2 - Mess-Maker p103 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ellis' heart jumped to his throat, the way one would after hearing a sudden noise from behind them. Fortunately, it only took his brain less than .01 seconds to remember where he was again and for a calming sense of relief to prompt his body into the previously relaxed state it'd been in. He let out the breath he'd been holding and rested his hands on his chest.
It reminded him of the time when he wore one of those eye mask things at night, just to see how it'd effect his sleeping pattern. Well, while he'd gotten a fairly decent amount of sleep, waking up in the morning to find that you've gone completely blind wasn't a very fun experience. He'd flipped out, running all over the room and smacking into every piece of furniture to boot, and It wasn't until his mother came rushing into the room and yanked the mask off his face that he realized what'd actually happened. He threw the damn thing away
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p2Warning: This has Nellis in it, just FYI. Don't like it? Oh well!L4D2 - Mess-Maker p23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh mah GAWD, is that what I think it is??"
Ellis dropped his machete and let his mouth hang wide open. Nick did the same with the sheet he was holding and shook his head incredulously.
"If by 'it' you mean a fucking baby, then I'm not the only one hallucinating."
"It looks real enough to me, Nick. Even sounds real!" Ellis said, leaning in closer to the crib. "I think it's a girl, on account a' all the pink."
"Okay, that's great and all, but the whole point is that there's a fucking baby here."
Ellis lifted an eyebrow at the con-man. "Yeah? What's so hard ta understand, Nick?"
"No, no, no. What's hard for you to understand is that this thing is here in the first place. After months of zombies strolling in and out of this city, how is it that it's still alive?"
"Well, how am I supp
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p8Like every over convenience store caught in the zombie apocalypse, the place was ransacked "as if a goddamn twister had ripped through here", according to Nick. The two survivors weren't terribly surprised when they saw that most of the store had been cleaned out by raiders who had come before them. Almost all of the food was missing, as well as items such as camping equipment, potential weapons, and other vital provisions needed to rough it out in the world of surging infected.L4D2 - Mess-Maker p83 years ago in Romance More Like This
The aisles, instead of riddled with trash and leftover objects, were almost obstacle-free much to the conman's delight and dismay. On the one hand, it left a good amount of room for him to walk around in, yet it only proved how desperate everyone was for them to have taken the last can or box of this and that product, regardless of whether it had been lying on the floor for weeks. The only food Nick saw on the grimy white tile was a single potato chip. The
Reverse-Kevedd :: Treading WaterThey were like transparent wings, the way those arms broke the surface and arched overhead, bringing a slew of water with them. They dove back in and came around again like pedals on a bike, mechanical in their timing and rhythm, yet fluid in their form. The legs, only half as hypnotizing in their grace, were obscured by the whitewash of water constantly disturbed by how powerfully they kicked. And after every stroke, one could see the face of the machine in question, swallowing much needed air every time his mouth broke its kiss with the current.Reverse-Kevedd :: Treading Water2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was difficult to tell from where Kevin was lurking (standing with half of your body hidden behind the door wasn't exactly normal after all), but said swimmer was definitely Edd. Of course, giving him the simple title of "swimmer" wasn't exactly correct, being the captain of the team and whatnot, as well as a daily tormentor for the short, ginger kid himself. Lately, however, the shameless ridiculing and power noogies had dwindled to the po
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p1Warning: This has Nellis in it, just FYI. Don't like it? Oh well!L4D2 - Mess-Maker p13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Even after the hundred-millionth time, he still couldn't get used to it.
Sure, it was the most effective way to get the job done, but if only it didn't have to be so
Gross for lack of a better word.
The sound of skulls caving in under deliberate force.
An onslaught of guts 'n' gore erupting from those fatal blows.
The wet gurgling noise that followed after.
It would make him puke any other day if he wasn't trying to avoid a similar, more gruesome, fate. Not to mention, the infected seemed to have the whole puke thing down to a T. Why add to the glut?
Nick loosened his grip on the baseball bat and let the cup of it tap the ground once he had finished off the last of the horde's stragglers. He wiped his forehead with the back of his free hand, careful not to let any sweat get on his jacket sleeve.
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A few more infected showed up later in the day as Nick, Ellis, and their unexpected fellow survivor, Georgia, all made their way further into the decimated city. There were miles of destruction caused by those fighter jets from earlier. They hadn't just blown up the bridge, they took out a large area surrounding it just for good measure. A lot of the buildings had been leveled or about ready to collapse, creating a hazardous terrain which made it nearly impossible for Nick and Ellis to even dare to traverse -- at least until they cleared most of the wreckage. Hiking wasn't a bad pastime or anything, but they weren't Bear-fucking-Grylls, for Christ's sake.
Coach and Rochelle would be lucky enough to come across a safe house that the team had stayed in not too long ago, since they were on that side of town. However, the mechanic and the con man would not be endowed with such fortune.
"Damn. I don't even know wh
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p12((Since it's been a while, here's a previous chapter synopsis if you don't want to go back and re-read it all: Ellis, Nick and Georgia run from a Tank on the highway, hide in a cargo truck, are almost discovered because of a barely breathing soldier blowing their cover, but are saved by a stranger named Marv who throws a molotov at the beast (soldier dies). They are currently making their way to an abandoned brick factory where Marv is holing up, and it is here that they can find food, supplies, and rest up. Now you may read on to find out what happens next!))L4D2 - Mess-Maker p123 years ago in Romance More Like This
They twisted and curled around each other in no particular fashion, like the path of a worm through loosely packed earth. With their only destination being the mottled gray sky above, it was up, up, and away in a seemingly endless snarl of clingy green tendrils that had so lovingly made the metal structure it's host.
Ellis' eyes followed the vines to the top of the smokestack until t
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p6"Now, now, Georgia. I know yer not used to this stuff yet, but you gotta drink somethin'. Yer mama ain't around no more to breast feed ya an' all that."L4D2 - Mess-Maker p63 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Maybe you could substitute for her. With as much mothering as you've been doing I wouldn't be surprised if you started lactating already."
Ellis shot the conman a glare, one corner of his mouth curling upward in annoyance. He continued tipping the flask against Georgia's open lips so that the water would stream down her throat, although her pinched facial expression showed that she didn't appreciate the gesture. Nonetheless, the child was slowly adapting to the taste and allowed herself to drink a reasonable amount to keep moderately hydrated.
The survivors had stopped to rest inside an abandoned recreational facility that was full of attractions like one would see at a Chuck E Cheese's. There was an arcade, go-karts, laser tag, a restaurant, and even a bar area for par
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p7Muffled cursing could be heard from the sidewalk in front of a ransacked candy store on Clayton St. The area was relatively clean for what used to be such a hot spot for shop-a-holics and the hip urban crowd, but there were the occasional infected women in their animal print pump stilettos and messy hair extensions that would try to take a bite out of the two unsuspecting male survivors who had traversed into their territory. The ladies' man of the duo would greet these lovely young girls with a debonair smile and his own personal form of a facial; AK style.L4D2 - Mess-Maker p73 years ago in Romance More Like This
At the moment, though, said charmer was currently trying to scrape off a wad of Pepto-Bismol pink bubble gum that had latched onto his shoe by grinding it into the curb. The substance stretched across his weathered soles, still too sticky to want to cling to anything else, only allowing a small amount onto the concrete surface. Nick grunted in annoyance and gave up. It would lo
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p11"Oh shit. Oh shit, oh shit, oh SHIT!!"L4D2 - Mess-Maker p113 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ellis ran as fast as his steel-tipped boots could carry him, buying a few extra seconds by sliding over the hoods of vehicles that he could've easily gone around. The guttural roar of an impending Tank sunk an arrow of panic in the boy's body as he heard the thing getting closer and closer with each car that was being hammered by those horrific bulging arms. It was obviously trying to clear a path for itself, although whether the beast knew Ellis was there or not still wasn't quite certain. Instead of waiting around to found out, the boy sprinted off as gracefully as he could so that Georgia wouldn't suffer whiplash at age one.
Nick was unable to pinpoint where the sudden crashing noise had come from until he saw Ellis bounding towards him in a terrified frenzy. His first thought was that the kid had been carelessly jumping from car to car, causing even more of a racket than his heavy w
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p9Ellis came to that T-shaped intersection again. Apparently, the path didn't lead to anywhere else and turning back around didn't seem like an option for whatever reason. Granted, it was easier to follow a walkway that's been laid out for you, even though he hadn't a firm idea where it'd end up spitting him out.L4D2 - Mess-Maker p93 years ago in Romance More Like This
He was tempted to continue down the alley stretched before him, but remembered that there was something intriguing in the way he'd taken last time, so he chose left.
The last time? Had he been here before?
. . .
Everything was pretty much the same; foggy, desolate, and creepy as all get out. Ellis' anxiety only grew when he saw the fuzzy shadow a few yards down the alley. He squinted and forced his vision to focus on the shape of the blur, able to make out what looked like a head and two legs.
Another person! The mechanic felt overjoyed knowing that he wasn't the only one lost in this accursed city.
"Hey there!" h
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p5Ellis calmly walked down a dingy, narrow alleyway, weaponless and alone. But, for some reason, he wasn't as scared as one would possibly feel being so vulnerable in city ruled by blood-thirsty, arm-gnawing zombies. In fact, Ellis had the distinct feeling that there weren't any zombies within a twenty mile radius of him, as if they all just vanished. It was a very surreal situation the mechanic had found himself in.L4D2 - Mess-Maker p53 years ago in Romance More Like This
As he traveled farther down the alleyway, twisting and turning around more corners than there should have been, he came to a path that had another alley adjacent to in, forming a T-shape. He could choose to keep going straight ahead, or to his left where light was flooding the walls of the adjacent passageway. Since the latter seemed like some sort of exit out of this dark and foreboding maze, the boy decided to go that way, right through a bright white haze that clung to the air like morning dew.
As Ellis h
L4D2 - Mess-Maker p4Gguuuhhbblll~L4D2 - Mess-Maker p43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Nick watched as little Georgia rocked back and forth on the floor exuberantly, her legs slightly bent in front of her and arms poised outward as if she were about to pounce on something. Those colorful eyes were wide with wonder at nothing in particular as she cooed and made content gurgling sounds.
The con man's face remained as stoic as it had been when they first entered the safe room. It was a fairly large space for a back room of a jewelry store, filled with filing cabinets containing information regarding the shop's various clients and their orders. Two large white tables were situated near the back for jewelry repair, a few stainless steel watches of local brand strewn about the shiny plastic surface along with their tiny parts. Some cubbies used to hold individual customer's jewelry were pushed against the wall opposite the safe room door in a haphazard manner, as if they didn't originally belong there.