The rustling of trees quickly picked up as the helicopter flew overhead. A walker turned its head and began following the sounds.
“GET LOWER, I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING.”, Miles said.
Sandra, the pilot shakes her head. “WE CAN’T GO ANY LOWER, WE’LL HIT THE TREES.”
“JUST GET LOWER, I THINK I SEE SOMETHING.”
Sandra rolls her eyes.
The rest of the group sit in silence. John stares outside a window. Mike cleans his gun. Adam rests his head in his hands. Ella and Lily lean on Chris. Besheba does tricks with her knife. Nick eats a tin of soup and Carter sleeps.
Miles’s eyes widen. “OH SHIT!”
An arrow goes right through his chest. Everyone freezes up. Even John seems shocked. From then on, everything happens in the blink of an eye. Adam tries to grab Miles but the both of them fall out the helicopter. “ADAM!”, Sandra the pilot shrieks. another arrow goes flying into the engine. It makes a horrible crunching sound and the helicopter begins spinning out of control. “BRACE!”, Sandra screams. The helicopter crushes against the trees, twisting and turning. Branches whack against the group as they descent closer and closer to the ground.
CRASH! Wet dirt splashes into their eyes as they smash and slide across the ground. CLANK! BANG!
Mike’s seatbelt rips off and he goes flying, smashing his head on the roof and then landing on John. Finally, they smash into a tree causing it to fall right through the middle of the chopper and straight into Sandra, crushing her head and causing blood to go everywhere.
Tyler James Williams
Written By: Rannay
Chris’ eyes slammed open. The first thing he saw was that the caved in roof had him pinned in his seat. Screaming and shouting was coming from all around him as walkers quickly descended upon the group. Heavy smoke was all around him and the engine was still roaring. His seatbelt was nearly choking him as he was slumped down in it. The roof began to move and crushed him more. A piece of the helicopter’s blades had broken through the roof and was sliding down towards his neck. “Help me... some... someone.”, he grunted. Sandra’s blood covered his entire body. Her head was completely crushed, he could hardly recognise her body. In the corner of his eye he could see John and Carter rushing into the woods. Ella and Lily run towards him and try pulling him out of the wreckage.
“GRAB THE BLADE!”, he shouted. Lily obliged and held it still so I wouldn’t cut his head off. Ella lifted a piece of the roof and lifted it just enough so Chris could get out. He squirmed his way out, accidently slicing the top layer of skin on his leg.
Besheba without her hunting knife, kicks one walker into another causing the two to fall over. She quickly rips a piece of bark off a tree and stabs it through both walkers. Nick places an injured Mike against a tree and runs off to fight walkers. As the smoke and fog around them cleared Besheba ran off after John and Carter. She passes through waves of walkers, fighting them on one by one. Not stopping for anything. When she hears shouts in the distance, she speeds up her pace. As she comes out of the fog, she is tackled to the ground by a mysterious figure. As she struggles to avoid the attacker’s knife from slashing her, she gets slice on the cheek and a punch in the face. As the figure lifts up their knife in the air, she prepares for what’s next.
The knife comes down.
Back at the helicopter, Ella fends off the last remaining walkers while Lily tends to Chris’ wound. She tourniquets his leg wound. “AHHH FUCK!!!”, he screams. “QUIET HIM DOWN!”, Ella yells. “He’s going to attract more attention.”
The knife comes down barrelling towards Besheba’s chest. BLAM! The knife stops an inch from her skin. The figure falls beside her and coughs out blood. Nick comes over to her. “Are you okay?” Besheba quickly gets up. “You saved my life kid... thanks.” She gets a look at the dead attacker. It’s a man wearing nothing but one sock in his foot. Nick eyes widen. “What... the... fuck! They’re the people I saw in the helicopter. The figures. They were the ones who threw the spears.” Besheba turns to Nick. “Let’s go back.” “What about John and Carter?”, Nick asks. “Don’t worry. They’ll be back soon.”
After returning to the helicopter, they bury Sandra and set up a camp around the helicopter as night falls. The campfire lights up the area around them and they take guarding shifts. The group try to sleep but are still shaken up over what had happened to them. Chris groans and murmurs as the night continues and the state of his leg worsens. While Ella is on her shift, she goes over to talk to Chris.
“How are you feeling?”, she asks. “Like shit. My leg is feeling worse and Lily seems to be getting worried. Mike’s head injury seems okay now though.”
Ella smiles. “That leg of yours has been hurt two times in the past two years. Maybe we should just chop it off.”
The two laugh and look at each other. The fire blazes on behind them as their warmth brings them closer. The two see the twinkle in their eyes. They go in for a kiss just as Adam rushes into camp. He looks terrible. Covered in blood, some of it his, some of it not. He falls to his knees. Ella rushes over to him and comes to his side. She helps him up and sits him on a log next to Chris.
“Are you okay Adam, what happened? Where are the others?”, asks Ella.
Adam looks at Ella with a terrifying stare. He looks like the life has been sucked out of him. He trembles over his words.
“They... are... coming.”