Josh wakes up and sees a fleeting image of his niece… Curt wakes up to a ding from Josh leaving the building. Curt runs after Josh. Jace wakes up to the ding from Curt running after Josh and grabs one of his two cheap wine bottles and bolts after Curt and Josh.
It’s early morning.
Josh is chasing her niece to a pole barn where the vehicles are. He is not at a full sprint. Curt tells him to ‘Go get her!’ Josh gets to her as she enters the pole barn, but she sneaks away. Curt and Jace still running after em. Josh can’t see her, he starts calling “Chase where are you? It’s not safe to play here.” Curt and Jace get there. Josh checkes the vehicles in here. Jace opens the large pole barn door. Curt seems to be sitting on his ass. Curt and Jace hear an audible scream the diner. Jace takes a swig of his booze and drops his bottle, Curt books back to the diner. Jace drops his bottle and is running back as well.
Curt sees some people getting up, he can tell the disturbance is coming from the back. Curt’s “flying” through the door. Jace is hot on his tale. Curt say’s stay down and stay calm. We both get around to the back. Next to the griddle is Josh’s dad. Josh is holding his sick wife. He’s covered in blood. He’s been bit. He’s yelling “She’s okay, she’s okay, she’s just sick.” James Christianson and Mike Brevare are in there. James has a shotgun pointed at her. You can cut the tension with a clever. Josh’s mom has blood all over his face. Josh’s dad is just trying to hold her. Curt says Mom’s gotta go. Curt tells Jace to take Bobby out of here.
Jace tell’s Bobby (Josh’s brother) that his daughter (Chase) is missing in a pole barn. She ran out this morning.
At the same time, Curt is trying to tell Josh’s dad that she’s a lost cause. The vaccine didn’t work. Curt can see his Josh’s dad’s been bitten. He tell’s his dad, you’ve been bitten you got to go.
Peggy, and everyone else is arguing with Curt that he can be saved. He took the vaccine.
Curt pulls out his gun like a boss. *BOOM He shoots. He shoots her in the face.* There’s a splash on the grill behind Josh’s dad and his late mother. Josh’s dad lets go. Her half head is bleeding. She starts getting up. Curt continues to fire two more shots. She’s down for the count. Josh’s dad is sobbing.
“Difficult times call for difficult decisions. If I’m the ass for it, so be it.” Curt says. Jesse and David leap forward and said that he didn’t have to do that. Curtis takes two humanity points.
Jace and Bobby hear shots in the background both knowing that she couldn’t be saved.
As Jace and Bobby reach the pole barn, Chase runs out to her dad.
Shortly after. Josh gets to the kitchen, the body is covered up. John is making some coffee, some of the women are crying.
Curt says, ‘Someone had to make a a difficult decision, we can bury her.’
Josh sees how his dad’s doing. Jace is able to stop the bleeding. He’s messed up. Bite marks are all over his face. Josh’s dad lost conscienceless.
Jace says to Bobby and Josh, “If there’s things you want to say to your father, I’d say it now.” Josh and Bobby hang out with his father. Curt tells Kasey to watch “dad”.
Jace and the pilots go to the pole barn and start digging a double wide grave.
It’s only 7 am the grave is dug, it’s getting hot. Josh and Bobby get’s his dad in the grave. Josh’s dad is stabilized. Josh leaves his father’s fate in Curt’s hands. Josh says something about she lived a good life and got to see her grand kids. He’s sorry it ended this way. Bobby says something like what Josh said. “She finally got that trip to Kansas she always wanted.”
We are not too far from the pole barn. We hear something. It’s the radio. Suzan from the town worked at the local phone company. She thinks she can use the radio in a new fashion. (Josh receives a fate point for running after his niece.) mumbled chatter on the radio Off in the distance (in the direction of the county road) we hears some diesel trucks we believe are near.
Josh is sent to the diner to tell the people to lay low.
Curt runs to the radio to hear the chatter. Everyone at the grave gets in pole barn. Jace closes the pole barn.
Josh get’s down in the diner. He can tell the trucks are coming down the street. Curt hears on the radio. It’s the black water group, they are looking for someone. Suzie doesn’t think it’s the black water group. Curt doesn’t think she’s right. Josh looks out the window, he sees two army trucks pull up that are labeled with ‘FEMA’ on the back. Josh waits tight out of sight. They pull up to the gas station. It appears to be fema people. They look like the people at the tent place. Josh slowly opens the door and walks out with his not in a ready position. He startles a few of the people. One of the guys get out of the truck and asks Josh what the situation is in this town. Josh gives him some info, trys to find some info out. They are heading to Colby from Arizona. Josh tells them they do not want to go that way. The city between here and there were wiped out. “Colby is lost.”
Josh sends someone to the shed to tell them it’s okay.
Curt finds Jesse Goodard (a paramedic/emergency specialist) in charge. Josh’s dad is … still alive. He’s not doing too good. Curt ask’s Jesse to help Josh’s dad. The move ‘dad’ on one of the tables. In Arizona there was outbreaks, some traffic jams, a huge pile up there. They barely got through that. The last two days it’s been slow going. They have been alone. They are hearing crazy shit on the radio like cannibals, stuff that doesn’t make sense.
Curt gives them more information. About Black water, about Denver (it’s lost), about being shot at. Curt needs to find a military installations so he can report in. they want to head out with us.
Jimmy, Huey ride in the back of a Fema truck with “dad”.
Trucks are gassed up. Curt gets back in the Hum-vee. Curt and Suzie hear on the radio “We have FEMA trucks in Monument.” Someone responds, “We are not far out we are on our way.”
It comes up, that there’s global tracking on the FEMA trucks.. but not enough time to disable the devices. The Hum-vee is the lead vehicle followed by two fema trucks, and a little blue pickup.
Hum-vee – Curt, Jace, Suzie, Kasey (driver)
*Fema Truck #1 – ‘Dad’, Jimmy-Huey, Tony, Jesse (fema), 4 random fema people.
*Fema Truck #2 – 5 random fema people.
*Steak Truck – David, Other survivors (our survivors)
*Pickup truck – Josh, Bobby, Chase, *Random nephew
“The wheels on the truck go round and round, round and round…”
Coming up to Baker, KS. We can hear gunfire (small arms fire)
As we come up the town we can hear automatic weapons firing. Curt has Kasey turn into town, south.
Bobby pops in a Steak truck with his kids leaving Josh in the pickup truck. David(back) and Jesse(side) (fema) pop in the pick up.
Kasey drives north on the main road followed by the pickup.
We see a hum-vee, pull up next to it, Kasey sees a black water bastard. Jace starts unloading on this house and it blows up!
Two guys staying low fist pump, and are coming towards us, They are good people.
The new military guys had trouble getting to Fort Riley. They came under fire from the black water bastards.