Nathan tried calling Amir 5 fives but not a single call went through.
'I guess he's busy from treating all the patients,' he thought.
He put down his phone.
Nathan was currently at his room with an emergency light and the windows shut tight. He was preparing his "magazine armor", an idea he got from the movie World War Z.
After preparing the magazine armor, he picked up the sword that the white silhouette left him and went out of his room with his smartphone on his hand acting as his flashlight.
He started contemplating.
'Do I really need to head out? It's dark outside. Even if I use my skill, with my phone as a flashlight, I would still be attracting zombies. I didn't think this through properly.'
He looked at his watch. It was 12:15 am.
It was only a few minutes since the explosion. However, he could still hear people screaming down the street.
Suddenly, there was someone knocking at the front door.
Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock!
"Amir! Are you there?! It's me! Please open the door! I'm afraid! Please help!"
It was a female's voice.
"Fuck!" Nathan cursed under his breath.
'Who is this woman?! Doesn't she know that being loud is no different from attracting those monsters?!'
He slowly approached the front door with the sword on his right hand. He totally forgot to use his invisibility skill or about its existence.
The woman continued knocking, "Amir, are you there?! It's me, Ashleigh! Please help!"
The name sounded familiar. He remembered his cousin mentioning about a woman named Ashleigh. However, Amir was a playboy who had many women so it's not Nathan's fault if he can't remember all the women that his cousin dated. That would be weird and creepy if he did!
'Who cares? I just have to wait. I'm not obligated to help her or anything. She'll definitely give up and leave soon, seeing that no one is answering the door.'
"Amir… Please open if you're there… I don't have anywhere else to go…"
Behind the door, he could hear her starting to sob which made him felt a little bad. However, he doesn't owe this woman anything. For all he knows, she could be infected by the zombie virus.
Suddenly, his phone rang.
Ring... Ring… Ring…
"Amir?! Are you there?! Please open! Please!" Ashleigh called out behind the door and started knocking.
Nathan's face darkened.
When he looked at the screen of his phone, it was his Amir calling.
'This bitch is going to kill the both of us if she doesn't shut up!'
He went close to the door but didn't open it because he didn't trust her.
"Keep quiet! You're attracting the zombies with all the noise you're making! Wait for a moment," he said before moving away from the door and answering Amir's call.
"Nathan! Thank god you're okay!"
'Yeah, but I will be dead soon because of your woman,' Nathan said to himself.
"Yeah, I'm fine, Amir. Do you know what's happening? Any news from the government?"
"I assume you've heard what the being who called himself as god said, right?"
"Yeah," Nathan replied.
"As for the government, they're advising the public to stay indoors and not go outside under any circumstances. Didn't you watch the news?"
"The power's out. There was an explosion."
"There was? Damn, there are so many people being rushed here in the hospital. Everything is such a mess."
Hearing what Amir said, Nathan was surprised and warned, "Hey, you know about zombies and how they infect people, right?"
Amir gave a light laugh and said, "Yeah, that's why we handcuffed our patients that are suspected of being infected with the zombie virus before treating them. Don't worry, everything will be fine. It's just that we've been treating patients nonstop. In fact, I sneaked out just to take a quick 5-minute break."
'This guy… I feel sorry for his patients. But hey, at least they're well-aware about how zombie infects other people. I mean, come on, zombies are very common in movies and video games,' Nathan thought.
"Okay, that's good to hear. By the way, do you know anyone called Ashleigh? There's a woman named Ashleigh at my door looking for you."
Amir was wracking his brains who this Ashleigh was. It took him about 5 seconds to answer again.
"Yeah, we have a neighbor called Ashleigh. I told you about her, right?"
"Do you know what apartment she lives in?"
"Okay. Can you describe to me what she looks like?"
"Listen, I gotta go. My 5-minute break is up. Don't worry, this zombie apocalypse will soon be over. Just stay indoors, cuz."
With that, Amir ended the call.
Nathan went back to the front door and massaged his forehead.
'Note to self: When in a zombie apocalypse, keep your phone in silent mode…'
"Ashleigh?" he called out.
"Here!" she replied.
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