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Chapter 11: Run!

Ku walked towards Von with a questioning look. Von released a lazy sigh and tossed him a towel along with a pair of clothes.

"You will die here" Von stated blankly.

Von knew what would have happened to Ku had he never found him, he would've died. He just feared that leaving him here would only have delayed his death.

Ku looked down sadly, it wasn't like he didn't know that. He didn't have a choice. Looking for food would require him to go through the zombies outside. He had tried to sneak around, but ended up running back after a few zombies noticed him along the way. Ku eventually gave up after noticing that the zombies was tracing the sounds towards the arcade. That ultimately led him to where he was now.

Von noticed the helpless look Ku was giving out and was just about to say something when a sudden bang interrupted the two.

Von frowned as Ku naturally went behind him with the same expression.

A ferocious roar reverted through the arcade towards their ears as the ground below shook aggressively. The earth rumbling intensified each second as Von prepared himself for the worst.

More rumbling and deep howls assaulted their ears to the point that Von thought it couldn't get any worse. However this illusion was shattered as a loud sound comparable to an explosion burst from the front arcade.

Von turned his head towards the location of the sound and found something that froze his brain.

Thick layers of walls from the arcade was cracked the point that he could see the other side through tiny holes as a web of cracks stretched towards the the floor and roof.

Von felt himself shiver.

The other side of the broken wall revealed a wide and towering figure. The figure had the head of a normal zombie but had a body that bulged with muscles. Its large hands supported its comparatively small legs. Following behind it was the horde outside, attracted by cries of the large zombie - Tank.

The mutilated face of the tank turned towards the two and gave out a thundering roar. The vibrations were so intense that everything from the arcade started falling out.

Von watched it dig through the ground, plunging out a small bed size of concrete below it.

Von's eyes widened, as a feeling of dread took over his body.

He saw the tank's muscles tense as it pulled it's bulging arms back.

He turned towards a knee weakened Ku and ran towards corner with his hand on him as fast as he could.

The concrete from the large zombie's hand was launched and headed towards Von and Ku. Von saw the concrete move in slow motion. He scanned the distance between the corner and the speed of the concrete with panic fueling his brain.

'I'm not gonna make it..!' With this realization, Von guided energy towards the muscles of his legs without reserve.

Woosh!

An after-image was left behind as Von suddenly found himself behind the corner. His bones trembled in pressure but ignored it and steeled his body.

He was forced to slide as he couldn't even out the large force he exerted. With the support of friction, he came to a wobbly stop a few meters away from the corner.

Ku supported his quivering form despite showing clear signs of fear. Von took a deep breath and supplied his body with constant amount of energy small enough to last him a few minutes.

Von felt the rumbling increase again. He didn't have time. He didn't think he could defeat the tank while protecting Ku. Even if he did the horde behind it would take advantage of their weakened state.

Escape!

They needed to get away from the zombies. Especially the tank.

Von carried Ku over his back and told him to hold tightly just as his eyes caught a glimpse of the tank approaching the corner.

Without any more words, he ran. He maneuvered himself through the arcade stands with agility and eventually found himself in front of the entrance with the tank and it's horde following behind closely. It didn't avoid the stands but actually forced its way through it.

The stands did get close from hitting him but luckily, Ku had alerted him of the danger and guided him away from it.

Ku and Von looked through the entrance and found that the outside was empty. They had all gathered behind the tank. With no signs of danger ahead, Von proceeded without dropping his agility as the horde kept gaining towards them.

Von did as much as he could from keeping this small distance from decreasing but knew that he wouldn't last long.

"Look for a car!" Von shouted despite the ringing pain of his body as he scanned the area ahead himself.

Seconds passed with Von narrowly escaping zombies thrown at him from the large zombie.

His heart was beating strongly both from the physical extortion and the danger behind him but he endured through it. It was Ku's next words that brang a small relief to him.

"Found one!" Ku pointed and shouted through the chaos.

Von followed his fingers and found a car not too far ahead. The appearance of the car went through Von's brain, only noticing that a key was peacefully hanging from the keyhole of the car.

Joy fueled Von's legs. Preparing himself to go faster, he channeled an excessive amount of energy to his legs and felt himself go even faster, leaving the horde behind in exchange with pain and his energy reserves.

A bubble of hope formed inside the duo's heart as they approached the car ahead quickly. Their hope rose so high only.. to be popped

They heard another series of roars and rumbling. But it wan't from behind.. it was from the front.

Ku and Von stared at an identical tank not too far from the car with terror.

"Shit.."


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End! Sorry if this came a bit late. I was busy this weekend.

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