When Nathan opened his eyes, the sun was already up.
Panicked, he immediately checked his watch. It was 7:30 am.
Next, he checked his surroundings. Ashleigh was on the floor sleeping like a baby.
He got up and started preparing breakfast.
It was a very simple breakfast – a couple of eggs, bread and a cup of coffee.
After eating breakfast, he peeked outside of the window.
What he saw was a few zombies walking around, a few burning buildings and flipped cars.
'What the hell happened last night? It's only been a few hours and there's so much damage already.'
He went to look for his phone. It was inside his room so he went back to get it. His plan was to call his cousin.
Checking his phone, it was dead.
He looked at Ashleigh. He wanted to borrow her phone.
He bent down and tapped her shoulder.
"Hey, wake up."
A few seconds later, she finally opened her eyes.
Seeing someone she was unfamiliar with, she was surprised and let out a scream.
Nathan got a little annoyed.
'I really have to get rid of this woman as soon as possible,' he thought.
"Kept quiet or we'll both be dead!" he said in a harsh tone.
After realizing who the man was in front of her, she finally remembered what happened last night.
"I'm sorry," she meekly said.
"Where's your phone?"
She quickly started to look for her phone. After she found it, she passed it to him.
It still had 33% battery life.
"Where's Amir's phone number here? I need to call him."
He passed the phone back to her.
She received the phone and immediately went to look for Amir's number. After finding it, she passed the phone to him once again.
He pressed the call button.
Ring… Ring… Ring…
He ended the call and tried to call once again.
Ring… Ring… Ring…
Still, there was no answer.
He had no choice left but to send Amir a text message in the end.
'I guess I only have two choices: Wait for Amir or go to the hospital where he works at. But before I do that, I must level up first for some assurance.'
"You," he said.
Ashleigh looked at him.
"We'll wait here for Amir. However, in the meantime, I have to go outside to find some supplies. I'll be back right away."
In a zombie apocalypse, what's the most important thing? Food!
"Can't we just wait here together?"
"No. Listen up. What if Amir doesn't come? How long do you think our supplies will last?"
"Can't I come with you outside?"
"No, one of us should be left here to wait for Amir. Plus, it's dangerous outside. Will you be able to defend yourself?"
"Don't worry. I'll be right back," Nathan gave her a reassuring smile.
He stood up, picked up the sword and went to the door.
"I prepared some food on the table. If you find it lacking, cook more."
"You're going already?"
"Yes. Remember, lock the doors and windows, and don't let anyone in unless it's me or Amir. Also, don't go outside. If something happens to you because you didn't follow my instructions, you only have yourself to blame."
He started to prepare his magazine armor.
"When will you be back?"
"A couple of hours."
After preparing the things he needed, he opened the front door wearing a slim-fit black shirt, grey colored jeans, black shoes, a backpack and the Training Sword on his right hand.
Before leaving he turned back and said, "Remember what I told you."
"Okay," she replied and closed the door.
To be honest, he didn't really care whether this woman listens to him or not. If she dies because she didn't follow his advice, it won't be his fault and that would mean he wasn't responsible for her death. Moreover, with her death, he would be free from the burden of taking care of her.
'I just hope that Amir will return soon so that I won't have to deal with this woman anymore. If I keep this up I'll no different from the tsundere white knight Hajime.'
He immediately activated [Coward's Way] and started walking.
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