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The Adventures of the Scientists is a story currently being wtitten by Lukas Kierkegaard. It is being published in chapters, and the whole thing is expected to be finished by Summer 2017.

SynopsisEdit

In the year 2037, World-renowned Scientist Lukas Jesse Kierkegaard, inventor of Quantum Computers and other impossible objects invents an icotope that accidentally causes the Zombie apocalypse. Using help from his peers, he must stop the zombie apocalypse and cure everyone who is infected.

PlotEdit

Chapter 1: Science

Hello there. I am Lukas Jesse Kierkegaard. I am a famous scientist. I am best known for inventing the first Quantum Computer, thus debunking the theory of the Mariana's Web. I also confirmed the possibility of a zombie apocalypse.

When I was young, I longed to be a scientist. The trouble is that, not a lot of people believed in me. I was told to just get a job at a fast food restaurant. I was also called "nerd", "in denial", "four eyes". I didn't listen to a single thing these bullies said, and look at where I am now.

I seriously think that if I had listened to those idiots all those years ago, then I would still be living with my parents with a terrible job.

"Hey, Travis!" I called.

Travis Abbott is my lab partner. We commonly goof around and experiment with compounds and chemicals.

"Sup, dude?" asked Travis.

Despite being a scientist and a "geek", Travis spoke pretty informally.

"People want proof that Mariana's Web is not real. Show them on my Quantum Computer, please. Also, go to the government and ask them to put our new Quantum Computers on the market, please." I answered.


"Sure, dude!" replied Travis.

"Thanks!" I said.

"Cya in a bit, boyyyyyz!" said Travis, before leaving the lab.

"Hey, Pam!" I yelled.

"Yes, Lukas?" asked Pam.

Pam Tyson was my other lab partner. Me and Travis often called her "Pam-I-Am".

"Want a free Quantum Computer?" I asked.

"Sure!" Pam responded.

"Take it. It's yours!" I said.

I soon started to test Pop Rocks and Cola on a pig's stomach, as it has a similar stomach to a human. I put the mixture into the pig stomach, and it just expanded. 10 minutes went by, it didn't explode.

"Hey, Pam! I just debunked the Pops Rocks and Cola myth!" I said.

"Cool!" Pam responded.

I soon got a phone call from Jim, who was on strike. He was into chemistry, so he too works in my lab.

"Sup, Jim?" I asked.

"It's Jim Bob! Ha ha ha!" he replied.

"Why would I call you by your first AND second name?" I asked.

"I dunno." said Jim.

"You're on strike. I'm not. I can't help you right now. Good day." I said.

I hung up soon after. Jim texted me saying "dude when u get home can i come over pls". I responded "Sure." and put my phone on silent.

“Jim’s bothering me. What’s new?” I sarcastically asked.

“I’m back!” said the voice of Travis.

“So, they believe us yet?” I asked.

“Yeah!” he replied.

“And… Selling the quantum computers?” I asked.

“Oh… Uhh… About that…” replied Travis.

My heart dropped. I felt like there was a defect that stopped them from being put on the market.

“WE’RE GONNA BE RICH! 9,999 DOLLARS A COMPUTER!” yelled Travis in excitement.

“SERIOUSLY?” I yelled back.

“SERIOUSLY! … What does that mean?” said Travis.

“Hey, guys! Wanna come round my place tonight?” I asked.

Both Pam and Travis agreed to come over to my house for the night.

“So… 7pm?” I asked.

“Yeah, sure.” Travis replied.

“Good.” I responded.


It was 7pm. Travis and Pam knocked on the back door. I opened it for them. They walked in.

“What do you guys wanna do?” I asked.

“Play video games!” said Travis.

“Awww, yeah!” I said.

“Let’s play video games!” said Travis.

“Agreed.” replied Pam.

“See? Even Pam-I-Am agrees!” said Travis.

“Okay! Okay! Video games!” I said.

“Aww, sick!” said Travis.

We ordered a few pizzas from the local Pizzeria and sent Travis to get some popcorn and doughnuts. Junk food spilled out all over the floor.

“Ohh no! A triangle is trying to kill a square!” said Travis.

“Oh no! Triple spike! Ha! It’s supposed to be impossible, not easy!” I said.

“It’s physically impossible for squares and triangles to be living entities.” said Pam.

“Blah, blah, blah, science, science, science.” said Travis.

We then ate some pizza and popcorn until we got bored of playing video games.

“What should we do?” asked Travis.

I then got a phone call from Jim.

“Hello?” I asked.

“What’s up?” asked Jim.

“The sky.” I replied.

I could tell that Jim had broke into a hysterical fit of laughter.

“Ha ha! Nice one!” said Jim.

“Yeah. Hilarious.” I said, sarcastically.

“So, tell me when I can come over.” said Jim.

“Will do.” I replied.

I hung up and got a text from Jim saying “I c u.” I responded saying “Nice try :)”. He responded with “Nmaddog.” I could tell it was goddamn backwards, however.

“What does Nmaddog mean?” asked Travis.

“Goddamn backwards.” I responded.

“Oh.” Travis replied.

“So, what now?” asked Pam.

“PRANK PHONE CALLS!” yelled Travis.

“Isn’t that - like - illegal?” asked Pam.

“Why would the police care about a couple of trolls when there are terrorists on the loose?” asked Travis.

“Good point.” said Pam.

“Just call a pizza place.” I said.

Travis picked up his phone and called a pizzeria.

“Hello. Thank you for calling Mama Luigi’s Pizzeria. This is Daniel. How may I help you?” said the pizza guy.

“I’d like 50 large pepperoni pizzas.” said Travis.

“Uhh… Is this some kind of joke?” asked the pizza guy.

“YES!” yelled Travis.

“I gotta get a better job.” said the pizza guy, hanging up seconds later.

“HA HA HA!” Travis yelled.

“Lame.” I said.

“Screw you!” said Travis.

“Dial a few random numbers.” I said.

Travis picked up his phone and dialled a random number.

“Hello?” said the man on the other end.

“You got any car wheels?” asked Travis.

“If this is a joke, YOU BETTER HANG UP NOW, OR ELSE…”

Travis hung up.

“Dude. He seemed pretty ticked.” I said.

“I can see that.” Travis replied.

I decided to dial a random number from my phone.

“Yeah?” said the man on the other end.

“Got any bombs?” I asked, laughing.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

“Jesse.” I responded.

“Oh really? You sure it’s not… Lukas?” he asked.

We all froze. I hung up, not wanting to be on the line with whoever this was for a second longer.

“L-Lukas? Who was that?” Pam asked.

“I don’t know.” I replied in a shaky voice.

“How did he get your name so quickly?” asked Travis.

“I-I don’t know.” I responded.

We looked on Wahoo Answers. No one had a similar experience.

“Dude. I’m scared.” Travis said.

“We all are!” I replied.

“No duh!” said Pam.

“What do we do?” ask Travis.

“Call Jim!” I suggested.

“No! He’s an idiot” said Travis.

“Look. We should call the cops!” Pam suggested.

“No. Let’s watch a movie. It’s just a dumb prank call. They can’t hurt us!” I said.

“Is that just to make me feel safer?” asked Travis.

“No!” I responded.

We decided to watch the movie Child’s Play 3. The phone call had now left our minds. However, we heard a knock at the front door.

“AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!” yelled Travis.

“DON’T HUG ME, I’M SCARED!” I yelled.

“WHO IS THAT?” Pam asked.

The doorknob twisted, but only halfway, as the lock restricted it.

“Goddamnit.” I said.

“What?” Travis asked.

“I forgot to shut the back door!” I responded.

Chapter 2: To Intrude Or Not To Intrude?

“Quick! Shut it!” Travis whispered loudly.

I went to shut the door, but by then, it was too late. There was a silhouette standing outside of the back door.

“Quick! Upstairs!” I whispered to Travis and Pam.

They all followed me upstairs, where we hid under my bed. Travis’ breathing was too loud. I had to cover his mouth with my hand to avoid giving away our position. We heard footsteps coming towards my room.

“Don’t hug me! I’m scared!” Travis whispered.

“Shut up!” I whispered back.

“Fine.” Travis whispered back.

The footsteps went into the bathroom.

“Phew.” whispered Pam.

“Hush!” I whispered back.

The footsteps then came into my room. My heart was racing. My hand went on Pam’s mouth, as her breathing was too loud.

Two minutes past. Complete silence. It was like the intruder wasn’t there anymore.

“Do you think we can make a run for it?” I asked Travis. Suddenly, I heard a chilling, disturbing scream come from Pam, as she was dragged from under the bed.

We got up and saw Pam struggling with the man. We looked around the room for something to use as a weapon. I settled on using a screwdriver and stabbed it into the man’s back.

“YOWW!!” screamed the man.

We recognized that voice. We couldn’t believe it! It was Jim!

“WHAT THE HELL, DUDE?” I yelled.

“Did you not see my text? “I see you!”” Jim replied.

“Phew. Thank goodness it was only you at the front door.” I said.

Jim looked confused.

“I… Wasn’t at the front door.” Jim replied.

It felt like someone had dropped a 1000kg weight on my chest.

“Lukas, just forget it, he knows.” said Travis.

“Knows what?” Jim asked.

“Fine. Okay, we were bored and made some prank calls. There was a man who somehow found out my name through my phone number. I suspect he used a quantum computer. Then…” I said.

I felt like my heart had skipped a beat.

“Then… The guy at the front door…” Pam began.

“Must have been…” Travis continued.

“The man!” said Lukas.

“Jim, you DID shut the back door, right?” asked Pam.

“Yes.” said Jim.

“Call the cops!” I said.

Travis got out his phone and called the police.

“911, what’s your emergency?” asked the operator.

“STALKER MAN! FOUND LUKAS’ NAME THROUGH PHONE NUMBER! SEND SOMEONE RIGHT AWAY!” yelled Travis.

“Okay. We’ll send an officer there right away. Stay calm, find a weapon, and hide.” The operator instructed.

We all hid until 10 minutes later, when we heard sirens.

We walked out of the back door and saw a man in handcuffs.

“See ya in a bit, boyyyyyyyyz!” yelled Travis.

Travis then ran away from the scene back to his house.

“So, even though I was only here for 8 minutes, it was still pretty crazy.” said Jim.

“Yeah.” said Pam.

“Remind me to never make a single prank call again in my life.” I said.

“Sure thing.” Jim replied.

“So, you guys still wanna hang out?” Pam asked.

“Sure.” I said.

We went back into the house, ensuring all doors and windows were locked. We continued to play video games with junk food until getting bored and falling asleep.

I awoke at 2 in the morning to Jim saying that I had received a text message. The message was from Travis, and read “Is that you at my house?” to which I responded “None of us are at your house.”

It was silent for a long minute, until Travis finally texted “THEN WHO IS IT???”

I felt like my heart skipped a beat again. This was not a coincidence. I texted back “Call the cops!”

Moments later, there was a knock at the door. It was Travis. I answered the door.

“Who was it?” asked Pam.

“It was linked to the prank call. All of it.” said Travis.

“Seriously?” I asked.

“Yes.” Travis responded.

It felt like I had been punched in the stomach.

“We gotta call the cops!” said Jim.

“He’s right!” said Petra.

I dialled 911.

“911. What’s your emergency?” asked the operator.

I told them everything that had happened. They sent an officer to Travis’ house and found a man trying to break in.

“Okay. Now can we get some sleep?” Travis asked.

We all fell asleep on the 2 couches.

It did not end there.

“Dude, there’s a man right outside the front door!” yelled Travis.

The man shot the lock on the door, and fired 3 bullets at Jim, Travis and Pam, killing them.

“NOOOOOOOOO!” I screamed.

“Dude! What’s up?” Travis asked.

“Oh. Just a bad dream.” I said.

“Okay. Get bad to bed dude.” said Travis.

Jim and Pam could not sleep. They watched some documentaries before finally getting some rest at 4am.

I could not sleep. I was so paranoid that man knew our address, and the first thing he might try to do when he gets out of prison is to seek revenge.

“Hey, guys.” I said.

“What?” asked Jim.

“Don’t hug me. I’m scared.” I answered.

“Okay.” Jim replied.

“Dudes. We might be being watched.” said Travis.

“I can’t sleep knowing that two guys have our address.” I said.

“Me neither.” Pam said.

“Let’s just watch a movie.” Travis said.

We watched a movie, hoping that the incident would leave our mind. It eventually did, until I got a text message.

I was startled. However, I realized it was just Johnny, my friend. “Hey dude.” he had texted. He was known for getting up at around 5am. I responded “Hey.” and put my phone on silent.

“Who was it?” asked Travis.

“Johnny.” I answered.

“Oh.” Travis replied.

“Oh yeah. Mr Gets Up At 5am.” said Jim.

“Ha.” said Travis.

“He’s famous to us for that.” I said.

“Pretty sad, to be honest.” said Jim.

“Yeah!” said Travis.

“Should we get some sleep?” Pam asked.

“It’s practically morning now!” Travis responded.

Jim and Pam instantly passed out from lack of sleep. Me and Travis stayed awake, however.

Chapter 3: The Scientists' Big Party!

We were all very tired for work. We had been so paranoid about the incident we didn’t want to get any sleep. We were all pretty hungry so I brought in a big bucket of buffalo wings.

“Dude! You gonna eat that by yourself?” Jim asked.

“No. I was gonna share them with you guys.” I answered.

“I’ll pass. Mom always told me not to snack between breakfast, lunch and dinner.” Travis said.

“Buffalo wings isn’t a snack. It’s a meal.” I said.

“Okay, fine, I’ll have a few wings.” Travis said.

“Wings, Pam?” I asked.

“Sure!” she replied.

I handed Pam a generous portion of buffalo wings, then to Jim, then to Travis, and I took what was left.

“After we’ve eaten hot wings, can we do some quantum computing?” Travis asked.

“Yeah! We can all quantum compute until we drop!” I replied.

“Awww, sweet!” Travis said.

We ate all of the buffalo wings and I got out four Quantum Computers.

“Time to disprove the Mariana’s Web theory!” Jim said.

“It’s already been debunked…” I told him.

“Nmaddog!” Jim said.

“Why are you swearing backwards?” Pam asked.

“I dunno.” Jim responded.

“So… Let’s just find out how the guy got my name so quickly… I’m convinced he used a quantum computer. Jim, call me.” I said.

Jim called me on his phone. I did some quantum computing and got Jim’s name.

“So… The guy’s rich… He DID use a quantum computer!” I said.

“Yeah.” Pam said.

“These things are dangerous!” Travis said.

“Your brain is dangerous. To you and Jim, at least.” I said.

“HAHA!” Jim yelled.

“He called you dumb, too!” Travis said.

“Oh.” Jim said.

“Guys! Come round mine tonight. I have an idea!” I said.

“Sure!” Jim said.

“We can invite Johnny over too!” I said.

“And Aiden, right?” Travis asked.

“Yeah, sure!” I replied.

I picked up my phone and dialled Johnny’s number, then Aiden’s number. They both agreed to come round my house to play some video games and eat junk foods. I went to the store and went all out.

“This is gonna be awesome!” Travis said.

“Yeah!” Pam replied.

“We’re going to have the party of a lifetime!” I said enthusiastically.

“This is gonna be so awesome! Why isn’t anyone freaking out?” Jim said.

“Freak out on the inside, Trav, because we’ve got a party to plan!” Pam said.

“You guys are so cool!” Travis said.

We got home and put all the food out. We were not going to literally have a party, as with only six people coming, we’d seem like complete losers or tools. We called a pizzeria.

“Hello. Thank you for calling Mama Luigi’s Pizzeria. This is Owen. How may I help you?” asked the pizza man.

“One large pepperoni!” I said.

We waited 30 minutes before the pizza man came with our pizza.

“That’ll be 9.95.” said the pizza man.

I paid and took the pizza inside where we waited for Johnny and Aiden.

“Let’s put on the video games console!” Travis said.

We put the video game console on, and five minutes later, Aiden and Johnny arrived at my house.

“Hey, Lukas! Trav! Jimmybob! Pam-I-Am!” said Aiden.

“Sup!” Johnny said.

“Welcome! To Lukas’ Grande Party!” Travis said.

“Lame opening.” Jim said.

“Come on right in!” Pam said.

“Hey, Søren, where’s the pizza?” Aiden asked.

“Right here!” I replied, pointing at the pizza on the table.

“Awesome, Jessica!” Aiden replied.

“Hey, Lukas! This could actually be a great party!” Johnny said.

“Thanks!” I replied.

“No problem!” Johnny replied back.

We played video games as popcorn and other junk food spilled out all over the floor.

“Should we shoot him?” Aiden asked.

“Yeah!” Travis replied.

Aiden, in the game, raised his gun and shot the man right between his eyes.

“Aww, sick!” Jim said, looking away.

“The graphics suck!” Aiden said.

“Yeah! Is that a man or a woman?” I jokingly asked.

“Let’s play a different video game!” Pam said.

We played some other video games.

“How about a prank call?” Aiden asked.

My heart skipped a beat.

“No.” I politely told Aiden.

“Fine. Let’s play some more video games!” Aiden said.

We played video games until 1am in the morning. We ate some popcorn before it all got wasted from being spilled all over the floor. All we knew is that we had a pretty hefty mess to clean up in the morning.

We watched some prank phone call videos and some general prank videos, before getting bored and watching a movie. It was 3am now.

“It’s getting late.” Pam said. Five minutes later, she fell asleep on the couch. Jim soon did as well.

“I’m gonna beat you!” Travis said.

“No! I will!” Aiden said.

We got bored and did a rap battle. Pam and Jim both awoke.

“You ain’t got no game, and it’s plain to see, you’re strange to me cuz we be shinin like diamonds, you be penny cash. In fact what are you a rat, a squirrel some kind of fat man cat who thinks he’s rad, and look at that, your friend over there is barfing words absurd again.” Travis rapped.

“Okay, hold up, you wanna talk words and verse, but your face is distracting, so ugly it bugs me, take care of that mess and sweep it under the rug please, so trust me, you're only taking matters from bad to worse, so the only solution is to turn around in reverse.” Aiden rapped.

“Aiden! Aiden! Aiden!” everyone chanted.

“Dang it!” Travis muttered.


“My turn! I challenge you, Jim!” I said.

“Y'all better catch up to where we're at. You're behind the times. Can't compete with our dope rhymes. So you better say your goodbyes. We got Travis, Johnny, Aiden, the Jimmy kid, on the beats. You know we rock. Then Pam-I-Am, the dopest girl on the mic. And Lukas K, I bark the truth, my verses be all nice and tight. So now you know who were are. Science is the crew shining brighter than a quasar. But you’re bizarre. Yes, you sir, are a loser. So cover up that freakish dome and head back home and take your poems.OOOH, loser!” I rapped.

“You all better watch out, cause Jimmy's on the mic now, I’ll knock all o' your lights out, with my verse, y'all be cursed, blowing up like fireworks. powwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!” Jim rapped.

“Lukas! Lukas! Lukas!” everyone chanted. I had won the rap battle. In fact, I had pretty much destroyed Jim.

It was now 5am and we were really tired. We eventually crashed at 6am and woke up at approximately 11am.

Chapter 4: Lab Disaster

We awoke on time, as the lab only opens at 12pm. We put on our lab coats and went to the job.

“You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty


You know I try but I don't do too well with apologies


I hope I don't run out of time, could someone call the referee?


'Cause I just need one more shot at forgiveness


I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice


And by once or twice I mean maybe a couple a hundred times


So let me, oh let me redeem, oh redeem, oh myself tonight


'Cause I just need one more shot, second chances


Is it too late now to say sorry?


'Cause I'm missing more than just your body, oh


Is it too late now to say sorry?


Yeah, I know that I let you down


Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?


I'm sorry, yeah


Sorry, yeah


Sorry


Yeah, I know that I let you down


Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?” we heard Travis sing from inside, who had went home while we were asleep.

“Uhh, dude?” I said.

“Oh, uh, hi Lukas! Just practicing for the school band! Yeah!” Travis replied. He was bright red in the face.

“Dude, you’re nineteen years old. You don’t go to school.” I said.

“Wanna rap battle?” Jim asked.

“You’re on!” Travis said.

“Jim Bob on the scene. You step to me and you gonna get creamed-corn! All up in your teeth, you reek, you're the opposite of chic, ya freak! Your rhymes are all antiques. Nobody wants em, they throw em all away. Right from the get go like your brain is on delay. Matter of fact yo, you better get a check up. Go ask your doctor, why you be so ugly from the neck UP?” Jim rapped.

“A hug can be a wonderful thing. Two arms wrapped around you like a mother's wing. But we're so selfish when we are blue. Doesn't a hug deserve a hug too? Thank you.” Pam said.

“What the heck was that?” Travis asked.

“Why you talkin’ ‘bout beauty, ma’am? Don’t understand what’s that’s got to do with you, ya fool! You’re liked spoiled hams in a can, super bland, expiration date overdue!” Jim rapped.

“ENOUGH RAPS!” I yelled.

“I’m sorry, Pam. I got carried away.” Jim said.

“It’s okay.” Pam replied.

“Alright. We’re making an icotope. We’re testing the effects of it.” I said.

I mixed in helium, iron, copper and magnesium into a bottle. I let Jim pour in the liquid nitrogen and vinegar while Travis poured in the potassium permanganate and Pan added the water.

It was a glowing, pink brew with smaller yellow glows emitting from it.

“Should we bring in the volunteer?” Jim asked.

Jim brought in the volunteer. It was Logan from my school! He reluctantly drank the “potion”. It had no effect on him at all.

“So, it’s safe?” Jim asked.

“Apparently so.” I replied.

We decided to wait a few days to release it to the public, and oh boy were we lucky we made that call.

I invited Jim, Travis, Pam, Aiden and Johnny over again. We all slept over at my house.


We awoke to the distorted screams of dozens of citizens. We saw them eating each other. There was only one explanation for the mess we had created. We had started the apocalypse.

“My goodness.” Pam said.

“We need to get some weapons! Lukas, you own a gun, don’t you? And Aiden, you carry some knives! We can use those as weapons!” Travis said.

“Yeah! Pam, Jim, Travis, Johnny, you take these knives! I love have a spare one!” Aiden said.

I got my .44 magnum pistol out from under my bed and loaded it. We all ran outside. There were barely any citizens to save. We saw numerous dead bodies on the floor. A zombie came from behind Pam and grabbed her. She let out the most memory haunting scream I had ever heard. I shot the monster dead with my handgun.

“Thank you, Lukas! You saved my life!” Pam said.

“Anything for a friend!” I said.

I shot some more zombies dead who were approaching Travis and Aiden. Johnny and Jim went all out, stabbing many zombies in the head. Pam was throwing up, but I still wonder if it was from the smell the zombies produced, or because it of the fact that she nearly just lost her life.

My heart was racing fast now, as the amout of zombies were increasing instead of decreasing. Pam’s screaming was too loud. It was attracting more and more zombies.

“Pam, you have to stay quiet!” I said, shooting a zombie through the brain.

Aiden and Johnny ditched us, so sure that they were going to die. They came back eventually.

I’ll never forget what happened next. Pam was grabbed by two zombies. She let out a distorted scream. Jim rushed over and stabbed one zombie in the head. The other zombie let go of Pam and targeted Jim. Then, what happened next, I still have nightmares about today. Jim was bit right on the next, bleeding out.

“Jim! You saved my life!” Pam said.

“You’re a hero!” I said.

“It’s also - the last thing I ever did - for my friends.” Jim said.

“No! You’re not becoming one of them!” I said.

“Lukas, don’t worry. Try and fix this. You have to make a cure. Just, put me out.” Jim said.

I was NOT murdering my friend, not even out of mercy. Neither were the others. I figured that if I kept Jim alive and he reanimated, when I get the cure he’ll change back.

I left Jim in the horde of zombies, Pam had another question.

“Why did the zombie stop targeting me?” she asked. I

I looked at her clothes and saw that the zombie caused zombie blood to stain her clothes. We came to the conclusion that if you get the zombie blood on you, you will smell like them, thus not attracting the zombies. We used this theory to successfully escape the horde of zombies.

We went into hiding underground, with Pam and Travis crying.

“Jim - is dead! Holy crud, man! This cannot be real! It just can’t!” Travis stuttered.

“He - he saved me!” Pam said.

“I can’t believe this.” Aiden said.

“He’s not dead. Not yet, at least.” I said.

“Really?” Pam asked.

“Yes. We just need to find out a cure, and Jim will rise from the undead.” I said.

“How are we going to find a cure?” Johnny asked.

“Easy. A long time ago, a very old group of scientists feared the apocalypse. They started making a bunch of cures and causes. They tested a cause on just one human being. They used the cure, and it worked. The scientists will be long dead, but we can still find the formula that could save mankind.” I said.

“And these old dudes, are any still alive?” Travis asked.

“It is rumored there is one left. His name is Søren Petrowski.” I said.

“Great! Let’s find him!” Pam said.

“I looked up his address. I still remember it. We just need to find Søren, and ask him for the cure.” I said.

“That’s perfect!” Travis said.

“Let’s go save Jim!” Aiden said.

“And the world.” Johnny said.

“Well yeah, that too.” Aiden replied.

“Everyone got their weapons and supplies?” I asked.

“A knife, 3 water bottles, a half eaten bag of gummies, and a protein bar.” Aiden said.

“Can I have the gummies?” I asked.

“Sure.” Aiden replied.

“Come on, then! Let’s go find Petrowski!” I said.

We all packed our things, got a map, and left the hideout. No longer covered in zombie guts, we had to smear some more on us.

Chapter 5: Hunt For Petrowski

We were on the road to find Petrowski. I didn’t say anything. I’d be lying if I told you we suddenly ran into a horde of zombies. Nope. 6 days went by and no sign of any zombies. Eventually, Johnny had to stop due to a sudden headache.

“Are you okay?” Pam asked.

“Yeah. I’m fine.” Johnny said.

We continued searching for Petrowski. 2 weeks went by and we still hadn’t found him.

“This is HOPELESS!” Travis yelled.

“Whoa! Stressy!” Aiden said.

“We’ve been on the road for TWO WEEKS! What are the chances we’re going to even FIND him? NOT MUCH!” Travis said.

Johnny let out a painful, loud cough, which made everyone look at him and made them realize that he was noticeably pale.

“Are you okay?” Pam asked.

“I’m fine!” Johnny replied.

“You don’t look so good.” Pam said.

“I’m fine. I promise. Let’s just try and find this guy.” Johnny said.

Then, the zombies came. We assumed they were attracted by Travis’ yelling.

“RUN!” Travis yelled.

We all ran, killing every zombie we ran into. Pam got grabbed by a zombie, and I jumped in and shot it with my .44 magnum. Pam was screaming and running for her life. A zombie jumped me, and thank goodness I killed it in time.

A horde of zombies started attacking Aiden and Travis. Using my remaining 6 bullets, I shot 6 of the zombies. That was their getaway. They ran past the remaining zombies and chased after Pam. Me and Johnny killed a zombie and smeared its blood all over us.

Some zombies surrounded Pam, Aiden and Travis.

“The zombie guts!” I yelled.

I got my hunting knife and stabbed three zombies. Pam, Aiden and Travis smeared the guts all over themselves.

There was a giant herd of zombies ahead. We felt our only hope was to walk among them. Still having zombie guts smeared all over us, we slowly walked through the herd, not paying attention to any zombies. We were about halfway, when I got grabbed.

I was lucky my knife missed, as the thing grabbing me was just Pam.

“Lukas! What do we do?” Pam asked.

“We walk among them. Walk like we’ve been doing the entire way.” I said.

“Will you stay with me?” Pam asked.

“I don’t know. I think it’s best if we split up.” I replied.

“No!” Pam said.

“Fine. But do not stop for ANYTHING!” I whispered as quietly as possible.

I continued to walk through the herd with Pam behind me. I saw the others hiding in the wood. We were almost there, but Pam’s breathing was too loud. She was going to attract them, then we’d be dead.

Luckily, we escaped the herd without any trouble. My heart was racing faster than ever. It felt like it was going to explode out of my chest. I pulled myself together, and followed everyone into the wood.

“I cannot believe how lucky we are!” Pam said.

“You might be. Not me. I need to show you guys something.” Johnny said.

“What is t?” I asked.

Johnny rolled up his sleeves and revealed a bite-like wound.

“What is that?” Pam asked.

“Are you hurt?” Travis asked.

“It’s a zombie bite. It happened when this started. If we don’t find that cure, then I’ll become one of those things Jim became.” Johnny said.

“Oh yeah. Jim. For second there, I almost forgot.” Travis said.

It hit me like a brick. I was not about to lose two friends in the span of a month. Me, Pam and Aiden were sprinting now. Travis and Johnny soon started sprinting too.

“Gotta get the cure!” I said.

“We need to find this Petrowski person!” Travis said.

We eventually ran into an abandoned gun store. This was convenient yet so lucky. We could get so many weapons to protect ourselves with.

“Come on! We need weapons!” I said.

We all went inside the gun store. It was full of big guns, including M16s and AK-47s. Me and Aiden grabbed some M16s and AK-47s, Travis got a machine gun, Johnny got a hunting rifle and Pam got a handgun.

“Get a big gun!” Aiden said to Pam, handing her a shotgun.

“Oh. Thanks!” Pam said.

I found some .44 magnum bullets for my handgun and we got some assault rifle and machine gun ammunition. Pam found some shotgun shells and Johnny some rifle bullets.

We left the vacant store and continued our long journey. It was close to dawn now. We were all exhausted. Johnny was becoming more ill. Everyone was becoming more and more panicked. My heart was racing faster than ever. I couldn’t take it anymore. I raised my gun, and pointed it to my head.

“NO! LUKAS!” Pam screamed at the top of her lungs. She grabbed the gun, and the shot fired in the air. She pushed me out of that spot and gave me a tight hug. It almost felt like she was squeezing me.

“No! We don’t want you to die!” Pam said.

“I can’t take any more.” I said.

“You need a break! He needs a break!” Pam said.

“Where the heck are we gonna go?” Travis asked.

“There’s an abandoned cabin not to far from here. Pretty big. We can stay there if you want.” Pam said.

“I don’t want to delay us.” I said.

“Lukas, you know I don’t want you to die. If it gives you time to relax, then I’m willing to take the risk.” Johnny said.

“Thanks man.” I replied.

We continued our journey and found the abandoned cabin. The door was locked.

“No biggie.” I said.

I got my M16 and shot the lock off the door. We entered the cabin. It looked bigger inside than out.

“This looks cozy.” Pam said.

“We’re only staying for the night.” I said.

“Take your time, Lukas. You need to rest.” Johnny said.

“And we also need to find you that cure!” I said.

“In reality, I have all the time in the world.” Johnny said.

“He’s right, Lukas. You need to relax.” Pam said.

“I’m fine!” I said.

“Attempting suicide is not fine!” Travis said.

“Don’t worry about me. Worry about Johnny.” I said. “He needs more help than me.”

Everyone went into their own rooms, except Pam.

“You okay?” she asked.

“Kinda.” I responded.

“It’s been a terrible turn of events. It would make anyone a little stressed.” Pam said.

“I don’t need company, if that’s why you’re staying.” I said.

“They asked me to keep an eye on you.” Pam said.

“No need whatsoever. I am fine.” I said.

“You’re not fine!” Pam replied.

“If I say I’m fine, then I’m fine!” I replied.

“Fine. I just want to make sure you’re okay.” Pam said.

“That’s fine.” I said.

Travis cane out of his room and down to me.

“What?” I asked.

“Hey. Sorry about being a little prickly these past few weeks.” Travis said.

“I know. Terrible turn of events.” I replied.

“Thanks man.” Travis said.

“No problem.” I replied.

Night time was approaching quickly. I went to my room and practically threw myself onto the bed. However, Pam did not have a room, so he entered mine.

“Fine.” I said, rolling over.

Pam got onto the other side of the bed. It was my first day of sleep in two weeks. It was like a gift from heaven.

“First night of sleep in two weeks.” Pam said.

“Compared to the past few weeks we’ve had, this is like luxury.” I said.

“I agree.” Pam said.

“I just wanna fall asleep.” I said.

“I don’t feel good.” Pam said.

“I don’t blame you.” I replied.

“I should just go to sleep.” Pam said.

“Normally I’d stay up all night, but right now, what I wouldn’t give for an entire night of sleep and peace.” I said.

“Ha ha. I agree.” Pam said.

I felt Pam wrap her arm around me, and mutter:

“Good night.”

It was like the apocalypse was not even happening. I felt like I was at home, and was safe, and Jim wasn’t dead, and Johnny wasn’t on the verge of dying. I just wanted to enjoy every single second of this cabin visit, because I knew that I wouldn’t get any more sleep for possibly months. I took this opportunity to just shut my eyes. It normally takes me about two hours to fall asleep, but this time, it took just two MINUTES. I passed out, and it felt like everything else went away.

Chapter 6: Bliss

A new day. It felt like I was finally free of the apocalypse. I could just stay here. But I didn’t want to. I wasn’t going to let Johnny die. I wasn’t going to leave Jim the way he was. I had to continue fighting.

“Good morning!” Pam said.

“Good morning!” I replied.

“We need breakfast!” Travis said.

“We could explore the abandoned store down the road!” I said.

“Let’s go!” Travis said.

“I’m staying with Johnny. The rest of you, go.” said Aiden.

“See you later!” Travis said.

We walked to the vacant store and saw that it was full.

“Yeah! Let’s get a twinkie!” Travis said.

“Why?” I asked.

“Because twinkies make people happy!” Travis replied.

“Hey! A twinkie truck!” Pam said.

“Holy heaven. I could use a twinkie!” Travis said, rushing over to the twinkie truck.

“Locked.” I said.

Travis shot the lock off and snow balls came pouring out of the truck.

“Snowballs?” Travis said.

“Yes.” I replied.

“SNOWBALLS? WHERE’S THE… FREAKING… TWINKIES…?!” Travis yelled.

He was attracting zombies. They came out from around every corner.

“Now look what you’ve done!” Pam said to Travis, angrily.

“Dang it! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!” Travis yelled, running back to the cabin.

“You coward!” Pam yelled.

“BETTER THAN DYING A HORRIBLE DEATH!” we heard Travis yell.

It was me and Pam, no one else. My life flashed before me, sure I was gonna die. I couldn’t take it anymore. We were swarmed. I had to say my final words to Pam.

“Pam, if we don’t make it out alive, there’s something I wanna tell you!” I began.

“There’s something I wanna tell you too, Lukas!” Pam said.

I then realized that I was being dumb. I got out my M16 and fired in every direction like a maniac. I told Pam to duck while I went on a killing spree. I then switched weapons now using an AK-47. There were plenty of openings now. We ran straight into the store and barricaded ourselves in.

“So, what did you want to tell me?” we both said in unison.

Our cheeks turned bright red as we both realized what we were going to say.

“Uh, okay, let’s get Travis’ twinkies, and then go all out. Maybe grab a few buckets of hot wings.” I said.

We ran straight into the twinkie aisle and got 3 boxes of twinkies for Travis. We then stole 5 buckets of hot wings, 3 pepperoni pizzas, 5 packages of porkchops, 17 steaks, because steak is my favorite food, and 10 buckets of ice cream, because ice cream is the cure for everything!

“Okay, so, we have food for at least 3 weeks!” Pam said.

“Nope. Four weeks.” I said, holding two extra buckets of hot wings.

“Ha! Yeah!” Pam said.

“Only because Aiden is greedy with the hot wings.” I said.

“Wait, what about beverage?” Pam asked.

“I have a package of 30 water bottles in my backpack.” I said.

“If we keep this up, we could survive for at least a year!” Pam said.

“We need to find Petrowski so he can give us the cure.” I said.

“Oh yeah. I almost forgot!” Pam said.

“Come on. We’re not that far away now.” I said.

“AAAAHHHHHHH!” we heard someone scream.

“WE’RE COMING!” I yelled.

“Oh! Thank goodness it’s only you, Lukas!” Travis said.

“You - complete - idiot! Travis - Abbott!” Pam snarled.

“Sorry! Sorry!” Travis said.

“It’s okay. We all make mistakes.” Pam said in an annoyed, stressed voice.

“We got 3 boxes of twinkies, Travis.” I said.

“TWINKIES! TWINKIES! TWINKIES!” Travis chanted.

“Shut up, you idiot!” Pam whispered angrily.

“Sorry.” Travis whispered back.

We all made it back to the cabin safely, but Aiden looked worried.

“It’s Johnny! I think we’re gonna have to leave him behind.” Aiden said, in a shivering voice.

“No!” Pam said.

“Pam, I’m sorry, but Aiden’s right. He’s dying.” I said.

“We’ve lost too many people already.” Pam said in a voice that suggested she was about to burst into tears.

“Lukas and Aiden are right. Perhaps it is best if my journey ends here. We will all meet again soon.” Johnny said.

Aiden was right. Johnny looked terrible. His irises were yellow, his skin was almost completely white or grey. He looked thin. He had heavy bags under his eyes that made him look like he hadn’t slept in two years.

“Goodbye, old friend.” I said, as I shed a tear.

Pam was crying, begging us not to leave him, but we had to. We would all die if we let him stay with us any longer.

“See you around, guys.” Johnny said.

We couldn’t watch anymore. It killed me to see such a close friend look like he had been neglected by his parents for about a decade. He left through the bushes, and we never saw him again.

We entered the cabin. We were all feeling very sick. Not because we were ill, but because we were feeling horrible. We had just abandoned our friend. Pam was right, we were losing too many people.

“It’s best if we only stayed for about a week.” I said.

“I agree.” Pam said.

Everyone nodded their head in agreement. We had only four people left in our group. We had to find Petrowski now. If we didn’t, then Jim and Johnny would be dead forever.

“Let’s eat, guys.” Travis said, in a depressed, sad voice.

“Lukas, I need to talk to you. In private.” Pam said.

“Sure.” I replied.

We went into our room, and we sat on our bed.

“I am very grateful to you, Lukas. If you weren’t there for me I would’ve died. I would not be here right now. I have to take this opportunity to thank you. You’re my best friend.” Pam said.

“It was no problem. I’d do anything for you, or for any of my friends.” I replied.

“Good. Because you’re 100% of the reason I kept my job as a scientist after I discovered I was bad at science.” Pam said.

“Heh heh. And you’re 100% of the reason I chose not to kill myself when you fell asleep.” I said.

“Oh, Lukas, you’ve flattered me. Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say. I’ll go make sure Travis and Aiden don’t blow up the cabin or set it on fire, ha ha!” Pam said.

I didn’t hear her. I was frozen, practically glowing. Me and Pam had a real chemistry. Ha! Get it? Chemistry? Science? Hah. I’ll stop with the bad puns.

I went into the kitchen and saw Pam heating up some hot wings.

“Hi, Pam!” I said.

“Hello, Lukas!” Pam said.

“Afternoon, lady and gentleman.” Travis said, leaning against the wall, arms crossed and a smirk on his face.

“Oh, hello, Travis!” Pam said.

“Hey, Pam-I-Am. When’s lunch ready, guys?” Travis asked.

“Soon.” Pam said.

“Good. I am so hungry that if the Eiffel Tower was food I could gobble it up like a turkey!” Travis said.

“Good for you.” I said.

“Lukas, have you noticed that all the funny people are dying?” Pam asked.

“THE FUNNY PEOPLE?!” Travis yelled.

“Ha ha ha!” Pam laughed.

“Oh, she got you GOOD!” I said.

“Agh! Screw you guys!” Travis said.

“Ha. Hot wings are done!” Pam said.

Everyone opened the bucket of hot wings and ate like they were on a desert island for a year.

“First food in weeks!” Travis said.

“Yeah! Tasty!” Aiden said.

“Now I could use a twinkie!” Travis said.

He was right. He ate all the twinkies like some crazed kid after Halloween.

“Speaking of using something. I could use a steak.” I said.

I started grilling a steak. After 25 minutes, it was done.

“Mmm! So tasty!” I said.

I ate the steak rapidly and burped.

“Oops! Pardon!” I said.

Pam patted me on the back like I was some toddler.

“Stop!” I said, embarrassed that she had just done something you’d do to a one year old.

“Okay! Sorry!” Pam said.

“I’m just glad we haven’t ran into any-” Aiden began.

“SHUT UP! DON’T JINX IT, YOU BRAINLESS BABOON!” I yelled.

“Sorry, boss.” Aiden said.

“Okay. So, we can just relax now. Just relax. An entire week without having to deal with zombies. Bliss.” I said.

“Yeah. It is nice to catch a break.” Pam said.

“Okay. If you didn’t know already, we HAD food for four weeks. Now Johnny is gone, we have food for possibly 6 or 7 weeks.” I said.

“Oh, great! We’ll survive for a long time!” Aiden said.

“Not necessarily. We’re low on water. And you’re forgot about the zombies!” I said.

“Oh, yeah. I almost forgot!” Aiden said.

“How could you NOT? It’s like we’re in paradise compared to what’s going on out there!” Travis said.

“Don’t get used to it.” I said.

“Yeah. One week. That’s it.” Pam said.

“I’m not looking forward to it. Can I just stay here?” Travis asked.

“How much more selfish could you possibly be?!” Pam asked.

“I guess a lot more.” Travis replied.

“IS THE RIGHT ANSWER!” Pam yelled.

Travis was being very selfish. We just had to stay strong. If we gave in then mankind will end. Jim and Johnny needs us.

Chapter 7: Doomed

We were eating dinner, and then Travis walked up to me.

“Lukas, can you keep a secret?” Travis asked.

“Not really.” I replied.

“Okay. Fine. I’m too nervous.” Travis said.

“You’re not the only one! We don’t even know if anyone else is alive in this country!” I said.

We had woke up on Day 5, and realized that we were running out of food quicker than usual. We hadn’t been overeating, not that I knew of.

“Why are we running out?” Pam asked.

“I don’t know!” I replied.

“Uhhh, me neither!” Travis said.

“Hmm, you seem a bit shaky.” Pam said.

“You’re blaming it on ME?!” Travis yelled.

“No! I’m just pointing out that you’re acting strange!” Pam replied.

“OKAY! FINE!” Travis yelled.

“You’ve been eating it all? Then why are you so skinny?” Pam asked.

“I haven’t been eating the food!” Travis replied.

“What the heck does THAT mean?!” Pam asked.

“FINE! FINE! FINE! I’VE BEEN TRADING THE FOOD WITH BANDITS TO STOP THEM FROM KILLING US ALL!” Travis yelled.

“WHAT?!” Pam yelled.

“If I didn’t, we would be LONG dead!” Travis said.

“We have to leave! NOW!” I said.

“We can’t!” Travis said.

“Wait, guys! I’ve figured it out!” I said.

“Figured what out?” Pam asked.

“It’s not the bite that does it!” I replied.

“Wait, what?” Travis asked.

“The zombie oxygen has probably spread to the atmosphere! And then, if you don’t destroy the brain, that’s just what happens!” I replied.

“So… We’re all infected? Every one of us?” Travis asked.

“It appears so.” Aiden replied.

“But, why the brain?” Travis asked.

“All humans need a brain. Zombies are dead, so they don’t need a heart. Yeah, that’s why!” I said.

We had figured it all out now. We had to not die, or we could end up like Jim or Johnny.

We were about to gasp, when we had to gasp ten times louder.

“OPEN THE DOOR! OPEN THE DOOR! OPEN THE DAMNED DOOR!” we heard 3 or 4 men yell.

It felt like my heart had sunk out of my chest. We knew it was the bandits that Travis were trading with.

We ran around the back of the cabin, and loaded our guns with ammunition. We hid there until we heard several shots.

“THOSE WERE WARNING SHOTS! SHOW YOURSELF NOW OR WE WON’T HESITATE TO SHOOT YOU IN THE HEAD!” we heard a man yell at the top of his lungs.

Zombies came from behind the bandits. We went around to the front and saw a zombie devouring a man wearing a black bandana and a fedora. A man with a Guy Fawkes mask went running into the woods as he was being chased by two zombies.

“RUN!” I yelled to Pam.

She went sprinting faster than any olympic racer. I killed two of the bandits with my .44 magnum pistol and scared another bandit off.

“I’LL HOLD THEM OFF! RUN!” I yelled to Travis and Aiden.

Travis and Aiden ran off, but Travis was shot in the shoulder.

“OWW!” Travis yelled.

Two zombies targeted Travis and Aiden. I killed one from a far distance and another one was on top of Aiden.

I ran at full warp speed and shot the zombie. Aiden didn’t have a bite, or, at least not that I knew of.

I shot three bandits from a distance and saw Pam firing shots at more bandits.

“Nice work!” I called out.

“Thank you!” Pam called back.

I saw at least fifteen zombies coming towards us. We ran faster than we ever had in our lives. Aiden was throwing up, probably because he nearly just lost his life. Travis was slapping himself across the face.

“Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!” Travis yelled.

“Calm down, Trav!” Pam said.

“I almost just caused the death of my friend!” Travis said.

“Well you didn’t, so just pull yourself together, man!” I said.

“Okay! Fine!” Travis said.

We ran, trying to outrun the bandits for fifteen minutes.

“I’m out of breath! Can we stop?” Pam asked.

“Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!” Travis said.

“Calm down, buddy!” Aiden said.

“We’re lost now!” Travis said.

“And the bandits could be tracking us down!” Pam said.

“I don’t think so.” I assured her.

“But, Lukas! We nearly just died!” Pam said.

“Yeah. That doesn’t explain how the bandits could be tracking us.” I said.

“Everyone! Calm down!” Aiden said.

“Pam, calm down.” I said.

“We need to find Petrowski!” Pam said to me.

“And we’ll find him! I assure you! Don’t worry!” I said.

“Well, I can’t live in constant paranoia. I’m going.” Travis said.

“If you leave, then you’ll let your friends down. You’ll let Johnny and Jim down. You’ll let the world down. We need to keep fighting. If we stay skilled like we are now, we will survive. If we find Petrowski, this will all end. Everything related to zombies, or bandits, will end! Forever!” I said.

“You’re right. I need to stay strong. WE need to stay strong! We’re the world’s only hope!” Travis said.

“That’s why we’ll win!” I said.

“Yeah! So let’s put this all behind us and start looking for Petrowski again!” Aiden said.

Everyone started to follow me. We were at least half way there. We had to be close. We just had to be! We needed to be close, or it could be too late! We should have never stayed in that cabin. We should have just kept moving. We might have been there by now if it wasn’t for that grave mistake!

“I hate to be annoying but, are we nearly there yet?” Aiden asked.

“No, no, NO! We are not nearly there yet!” I replied.

We had been on the road for at least a week. We all looked like we were bitten ourselves.

“I’m tired.” Travis said.

“And I’m annoyed! Pleased to meet you!” I replied angrily.

The ride was getting tedious. Even I had to admit. It was now at least two months since the outbreak started. We were getting ready to give up, when my tracking device flashed. We were finally half way there! We were so happy. We jumped in the air, and high fived each other.

“We’re doing good!” Pam said.

Suddenly, a horde of twenty-five zombies came out of the wood and spotted us.

“RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!” Travis yelled.

We ran straight forward, practically at the speed of light. I felt like throwing up from running too much, but I didn’t.

“That was close!” Travis said.

We continued the journey at a higher pace. It felt like we were running a marathon. We were getting there a lot quicker with a higher pace.

“Keep this up, and we could be there by this time next week!” I said.

“Yeah!” Travis said.

“I’m starving.” Aiden said.

“We all are!” Pam replied.

“Guys, less complaining, more pacing.” I said.

“Lukas is correct. We need to keep moving.” Pam said.

“None of this will matter if we all starve to death!” Aiden said.

“He’s right. We need to eat.” Travis said.

“Well, luckily, I brought some steak.” I said.

“We’re gonna eat it raw?” Travis asked.

“No. We’re gonna make a campfire.” I replied.

“Oh, cool!” Travis said.

We found a perfect spot in the forest for making a campfire. We set it up and started cooking the steak.

“I’ve missed this.” Pam said.

“Me too.” I replied.

“We’re just cooking the steak, right?” Travis asked.

“Yes. Cooking the steak, then we’re out of here.” I said.

“Aww.” Travis said.

“We can’t sleep. When we get to Petrowski’s-” I began.

“If we’re still alive by then.” Aiden butted in.

“-then we can sleep.” I continued.

“We’re never gonna survive all this.” Travis said.

“Have some faith, Travis.” I said.

“Okay, fine.” Travis replied.

We sat there for 45 minutes, waiting for the steak to cook. It eventually did, and we ate it like some crazed homeless person.

“Are we going to continue now?” Travis asked.

“Yes.” I responded.

We continued on our “merry” way, looking for Petrowski.

5 days later, the tracking device flashed, meaning we were ¾ of the way there.

“YEAH!” Travis yelled.

“We just need to keep moving.” I said.

“Yeah. He’s right.” Pam replied.

“If we keep moving, it will take us about five or six more days to reach Petrowski.” I said.

“Great!” Pam said.

“I’m not starving anymore, thank goodness.” Aiden said.

“Thank goodness indeed.” Travis said.

“It can’t be much further now.” Pam said.

“She’s right. Not much further.” I said.

It was 3 days later. It couldn’t have been much further now. Suddenly, a horde of at least 20 zombies surrounded us.

“DUCK!” I yelled.

I fired my assault rifle in every single direction. Before the zombies could get close to us, I killed them all with my gun.

“Phew! That was close!” Travis said.

“It always is!” Aiden said.

“Yeah. We’re close now.” I said.

“Good riddance.” Pam said.

We had been walking for two more days, then we saw it. The tracking device flashed like crazy, indicating that the almost castle-like structure was the home of Petrowski. It was very big, however.

“WE’RE HERE! OH MY GOODNESS! OH MY GOODNESS! OH MY GOODNESS!” Travis yelled.

“Calm down, Trav.” Pam said.

“Okay.” Travis said.

“Guys, look at the size of this thing!” Aiden said.

Indeed, it was an immense size. It was also almost impossible to believe that Petrowski lived here alone. We figured the Old Scientists met here. There was no way he lived here alone.

“Adventure?” I said.

Chapter 8: Deja vu?

We ran into the massive mansion, as the door was already open. It looked even bigger inside than out. It was huge, bigger than all our houses combined.

“Where is he?” Travis asked.

“We don’t know!” Pam replied.

We looked around, waiting to see some kind of figure, furthermore hoping said figure would be Petrowski.

“Hello?” I called out.

A figure stood out of the shadows. A tall man dressed in brown with light brown/dirty blonde hair, glasses and green eyes. His hair was long and puffy.

“Are you Petrowski?” Pam asked the man.

“No.” he responded, emotionless.

“Who are you? And where is he?” Aiden asked.

“I am John Ace Tennant. Petrowski is just upstairs.” he said, still emotionless.

A man with greying hair, yet still long, stepped out from behind John.

“Are you Petrowski?” I asked.

“Yes.” he said. His voice wasn’t that deep.

“We really need your help!” Pam said.

“I know. Zombie apocalypse.” Petrowski said.

“And you have the cure?” I asked.

“Yes, but at the same time, no.” Petrowski said.

“What?” I asked, looking confused.

“I do have the ingredients for the cure, but, I haven’t built the cure yet.” said Petrowski.

“WHAT? WE CAME ALL THIS WAY FOR NOTHING!” Aiden yelled.

“JIM AND JOHNNY ARE GONNA DIE BECAUSE OF YOU!” Travis yelled.

“Calm down!” I said.

“HOW? THEY’RE GONNA DIE! DIE!” Travis yelled.

“Are they dead? If not, we can find them!” Pam said.

“Yes! If they’re still alive, we can find them! It takes about 3 months to reanimate! It’s been 2.5 since this started! We can still save them!” Petrowski said.

“Great!” I said.

“Who are you people?” Petrowski asked.

“I’m Lukas, this is Pam, Aiden, and Travis.” I said.

“You know any marching songs?” Petrowski asked.

“A few.” I said.

We sang one all the way back to the cabin.

“Romeo and Juliet!” I called out.

“Romeo and Juliet!” everyone repeated.

“On the toilet seat they met!” I called out.

“On the toilet seat they met!” everyone repeated.

“Romeo said to Juliet!” I called out.

“Romeo said to Juliet!” everyone repeated.

“Pass me the paper, my butt’s still wet!” I called out.

“Pass me the paper, my butt’s still wet!” everyone repeated, laughing.

“Haha! Pass me the paper my butt’s still wet? Ha! Ha! Ha!” Travis said.

“Cocacola came to town!” I called out.

“Cocacola came to town!” everyone repeated.

“Diet Pepsi shot him down!” I called out.

“Diet Pepsi shot him down!” everyone repeated.

“Dr Pepper picked him up!” I called out.

“Dr Pepper picked him up!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink 7-Up!” I called out.

“Now we all drink 7-Up!” everyone repeated.

“7-Up got shot down too!” I called out.

“7-Up got shot down too!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink Irn Bru!” I called out.

“Now we all drink Irn Bru!” everyone repeated.

“Irn Bru caught the flu!” I called out.

“Irn Bru caught the flu!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink Mountain Dew!” I called out.

“Now we all drink Mountain Dew!” everyone repeated.

“Mountain Dew fell down the mountain!” I called out.

“Mountain Dew fell down the mountain!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink from the fountain!” I called out.

“Now we all drink from the fountain!” everyone repeated.

“Oh no! The fountain broke!” I called out.

“Oh no! The fountain broke!” everyone repeated.

“Now we’re back to drinking Coke!” I called out.

“Now we’re back to drinking Coke!” everyone repeated.

“Cocacola’s bad for you!” I called out.

“Cocacola’s bad for you!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink from the loo!” I called out.

“Now we all drink from the loo!” everyone repeated.

“Haha! We’re drinking out of the toilet!” Travis said.

“The screws on the loo became loose!” I called out.

“The screws on the loo became loose!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink Orange Juice!” I called out.

“Now we all drink Orange Juice!” everyone repeated.

“Orange Juice is a swine!” I called out.

“Orange Juice is a swine!” everyone repeated.

“Now we all drink red wine!” I called out.

“Now we all drink red wine!” everyone repeated.

“Then you die of liver failure.” John said.

We were on the road for the longest time, as usual. Then, Petrowski muttered the best words we'd heard in weeks.

“This your cabin?” Petrowski asked.

“Yes!” Pam said.

We looked around for 30 minutes looking for Johnny. We eventually found him, sitting in the bushes, looking worse than ever before.

“Johnny! Are you okay?” Pam asked.

“W-water…” Johnny croaked.

I gave him the tiniest bit of water that was left in my rucksack.

“Thanks. We don’t have much time.” Johnny said.

“We know.” Petrowski said.

“Nice to meet you, Petrowski.” Johnny said.

“Søren to you.” Petrowski said.

“Sorry, Søren.” I said.

“It’s okay. If this is Johnny, where’s Jim?” Petrowski asked.

“Jim is back at our home town. We’ll show you.” I said.

“Great. Another game of follow the dork.” John said.

We all went back to our home town, where there was almost nobody left. Almost everyone were dead.

“Wait, if it takes 3 months to turn, why are there so many?” Aiden asked.

“It depends on how many times you get bit.” Petrowski replied.

“Quick! To the lab!” Pam yelled, as 15 zombies approached us.

We all ran to the lab and barricaded ourselves in.

“You’ve sure been busy!” Petrowski said.

“So, what are the ingredients?” I asked.

Petrowski gave me a list of ingredients, notably baking soda and magnesium.

I had finished brewing the cure. It was glowing red and purple.

“This better work, Søren.” I said.

“Well, it hasn’t been FDA approved, so…” Petrowski said.

“We don’t need FDA approval! Just do it, Lukas!” Pam said.

“You’re right, Pam. Petrowski, I’m doing it.” I said.

“Lukas, if you don’t make it back alive, I just want to let you know that I… I love you.” Pam said.

“Me too.” I said.

She kissed me on the cheek right before I left to stop the apocalypse. If I was going to stop it, I would have to fight through the massive horde of zombies.

There must have been at least 3-4 thousand zombies.

“Where do I drop it?” I asked.

“All over the atmosphere!” Petrowski said.

“How will I do that?” I asked.

“Here. Try this for size!” Petrowski replied, handing me a voice box.

“How do I use it?” I asked.

“When you use it, yell “Giant guy!”, but only use it when you really need to!” Petrowski replied.

“Okay!” I said.

I ran over to the horde of zombies, shot one dead, and smeared its blood all over me. I was completely covered. I should survive, I thought.

I ran through the horde, but something was wrong. They all noticed me. I was going to die. That was it for me. But then I remembered the voice box.

“Giant guy!” I yelled.

I turned blue, with white and red stripes. I grew, and grew, and grew. I was now big enough to see the whole town.

“If you need to go bigger, yell “Ultimate Giant Guy!”” Petrowski called.

“ULTIMATE GIANT GUY!” I yelled.

I grew fins on the top of my head, and on my elbows. I didn’t look or feel human anymore. I felt like a different being.

“Whoa!” Pam said.

All the zombies tried to waddle away from me. I dropped the cure and it exploded in midair. I shrunk and shrunk, and then passed out.

“Ugh. What happened?” I asked straight after waking up.

“You fainted.” Pam replied.

“Did we do it?” I asked.

“Yes!” Travis said.

I looked around, and saw 3-4 thousand people, all rubbing their foreheads.

“Where’s Jim?” I asked.

“We don’t know!” Pam replied.

“Hey guys.” we heard a voice say.

It was Jim! We all felt like throwing a party. Jim and Johnny all looked way better! We had saved the world!

“Well, we did it, eh?” Jim said.

“Yeah!” I said.

We were so happy to see Jim and Johnny alive and well. We wanted to throw a big party, like we’d usually do on the weekends. We just wanted to order 5 pizzas, get about 12 buckets of hot wings, some Twinkies, and throwing the biggest party of our lives!

“Should we celebrate?” I asked.

“Yeah!” Jim said.

Even John was happy to see that it was all over, and he was usually this emotionless social misfit, according to Petrowski.

We all went round to my house to throw a big party. We ordered 5 pepperoni pizzas and bought 12 buckets of chicken wings.

“This is gonna be the best party ever!” I said.

“Yeah!” Pam said.

“Pam, can I have this dance?” I asked.

“Yes!” Pam said.

Me and Pam danced for 15 minutes as everyone watched, clapping their hands.

“Pam, ready for dessert?” I asked.

“Yes!” Pam said.

“Open the tin.” I said.

Pam opened the tin. Inside was a smaller box with a ring inside, as well as a note that read “Will you marry me?”

“Yes! I will!” Pam said.

“Pam, you have made me the happiest man alive today. For that, the rest of this party is dedicated to you.” I said.

“Great! Now, can we stop with all the gross stuff?” Jim asked.

“Okay, okay.” I said.

“I’m happy for you, dude.” Travis said.

“Well, the next party better be my bachelor party, or else I will kill you.” I said, laughing.

“Haha. Yeah.” Travis said.

“But seriously, can the next party please be my bachelor party?” I asked.

“Yes.” Travis replied.

“Great!” I said.

It was all interrupted when we heard the loudest growl ever outside.

“What was that?” Pam asked.

We all ran outside and saw a giant, roughly 100ft zombie outside.

“What? Petrowski, you said that the cure would stop it!” I said.

“I warned you that it wasn’t FDA approved!” Petrowski said.

“Well, great! Now, thanks to you, we’re doomed!” I said.

“We’re all gonna die thanks to you, Søren Jeffy Petrowski!” John said.

“Yeah! We’re all going to DIE!” Pam yelled.

“DIE! DIE! DIEEEEEEEEE!” Travis yelled.

“Now we’re not! We just have to - kill - yeah we’re doomed.” Petrowski said.

Chapter 9: The End Part 1

“No. We’re not. You gave me this voice box, remember?” I said.

“Lukas, you can only go Giant Guy once every 5 uses!” Petrowski said.

“You were wrong about the cure working, how do we know that you are going to be right this time?” I said.

“It’s worth the risk!” Pam said.

“Yeah, Lukas! Go for it!” Jim said.

“GIANT GUY!” I yelled.

However, instead of turning into this giant creature, I turned into some kind of human sized brown hedgehog with red gloves, a brown jacket and a white and orange striped shirt.

“Yep. Sonic Wave.” Petrowski said.

“ULTIMATE SONIC WAVE!” I yelled.

“Wow.” Travis said.

“I look like a cross between Sonic the Hedgehog and a werewolf!” I said.

“Yes. You do.” Jim said.

“What other things can I change into?” I asked.

“Voltage, Eye Guy, Gee-Weed, Gianasaurus Rex, Emeraldheart, Bighead, Darkstar, Feline…” Petrowski said.

“Cats! FELINE!” I yelled.

I turned into this brown cat with a bell around its neck.

“Uhh… DARKSTAR!” I yelled.

I turned into this blue creature with green eyes and tentacles on its back.

“What can I do?” I asked.

“Cool things!” Petrowski said.

“EYE GUY!” I yelled.

I turned into this green creature with marble-like eyes all over it.

“Lame. VOLTAGE!” I yelled.

I turned into this plug-like creature with plug tentacles.

“I can use THIS to take down the mega zombie!” I said.

I user my plug tentacles to electrocute the mega zombie.

“NOW I can turn into Giant Guy!” I said.

“GIANT GUY!”

I turned into the same creature as earlier, then yelled,

“ULTIMATE GIANT GUY!”

I had evolved into a bigger creature, and was now three times the mega zombie’s size.

“He’s a Giant guy! He’s an ultimate guy! He’s an Eye Guy!” Travis sang.

“You can’t rhyme guy with guy.” Aiden said.

“Shut up!” Travis said.

“No.” Aiden said.

“Well you must have been born in a bin, because you’re trash!” Travis said.

“You must have been born on a highway, because that’s where most accidents happen.” Pam said.

“BWAHAHAHAHA! Get OWNED!” Jim said.

“HE’S A GIANT GUY! HE’S AN ULTIMATE GUY! HE’S AN-” Travis sang louder, before being interrupted by a girl screaming for help.

I turned back into my human self and rushed over. Pam followed behind.

She was wearing a red dress and a pink shirt. She had yet black hair and was very thin.

“What’s the matter?” Pam asked.

“There’s a giant man!” the girl said.

“Yeah! I’m trying to stop the mega zombie!” I said.

“Where are your parents?” Pam asked.

“I’m an orphan! I don’t have parents!” the girl replied.

“Lukas! This is our chance to have a family! We can adopt her!” Pam said.

“What about my friends?” the girl asked.

Two boys with brown hair and brown jackets, also looking very thin, stepped out of the bushes. One had a green shirt underneath, and one had a red shirt underneath.

“Lukas! We can have a family!” Pam said.

“Okay! Fine! We’ll adopt them! It’ll be nice to have a few kids. A bit more expensive, but, who cares?” I replied.

“Come here, Olivia!” Pam said, giving the girl a hug.

“That’s a great name! I actually like it quite a bit-” I said.

“Aiden! Come here!” Pam said, giving the boy with a green shirt a hug.

“Uhh… That too is a great name! Gonna be a bit confusin-” I said.

“And Jesse!” Pam said, giving the boy with a red shirt a hug.

“But, Jesse’s my middle name- I mean, great name!” I said.

“Hey, science man! World’s not going to save itself!” Jim said.

“A little help over here!” Johnny said.

Me, Pam and the kids rushed over to the mega zombie.

“GIANT GUY! ULTIMATE GIANT GUY!” I yelled, turning into the same creature.

“Wait…” John began.

“I wasn’t a full turn!” Petrowski replied, as if he were reading John’s mind.

I started to wrestle the mega zombie until I got it to the ground.

“Hey! Get a load of THIS!” Pam yelled, firing a grenade launcher at the mega zombie and blowing an arm off.

“Thanks, Pam!” I yelled.

“Go daddy!” Aiden yelled.

“Wait… Daddy?” Aiden asked.

“Oh, this is confusing.” Pam said.

“Two Aidens! SO CONFUSING!” I said.

“Aiden Kierkegaard!” Pam said.

“Kid!” the grown up Aiden said.

“Oh, sorry!” Aiden K replied.

“So, why daddy?” Travis asked.

“Me and Lukas adopted some children!” Pam said.

“Well, congratulations!” Jim said.

I eventually tackled the zombie and was able to destroy it. I then changed back into my human form.

“We did it!” I said.

“Not yet.” Petrowski said.

“What?” Travis asked.

“That mega zombie was just an amuse-bouche compared to what’s going to happen soon.” Petrowski said.

“Wait… What’s an amuse-bouche?” Jim asked.

“There is a giant force field where zombie polluted oxygen is being blown into the air. If we don’t shut it off, then the world will be a zombie apocalypse… FOREVER!” Petrowski said.

“I’ll shut it off.” I said.

“Lukas.” Pam said.

“The world is more important than my life.” I said.

“I’m coming with you.” Pam said.

“Me too.” Jim said.

“I wanna help daddy!” Jesse said.

“It’s too dangerous!” I told him.

“I’m going with Lukas. I will be the greatest help.” Petrowski said.

“I’m going with him too.” John said.

“Johnny, Aiden, Travis, you stay with the kids.” I said.

“No! We’re coming with you!” Olivia said.

“Fine. But you’re not going inside the force field. You’ll wait inside the ship.” I said.

“Wait… What ship?” Pam asked.

Suddenly, a ship came zooming out of the lab and in close proximity of us all.

“Great scott!” Petrowski said.

“Good luck.” Johnny said.

“Good luck.” Travis said.

“Good luck.” Aiden said.

“See you around, friends.” I said.

We all jumped into the ship and zoomed off at full warp speed.

“I’m gonna be sick!” Olivia said.

“Don’t be sick on me!” Aiden K said.

“Don’t be sick on me either!” Jesse said.

“Lukas, when are we going to reach this force field?” Pam asked.

“Faster than the speed of the light!” I said.

“That’s not possible!” Petrowski said.

“It was a metaphor!” I replied.

“Oh.” Petrowski said.

“This ship is a piece of trash!” John said.

“Your face is a piece of trash!” Pam replied.

“OOHHH!” Jesse said.

“Argh. Women.” John said.

“This that it?” Jim asked.

“I believe so.” I said.

It was a giant spherical shape, with huge craters in it as if a meteor had crashed into it. It almost looked like a miniature planet. However, we made the realization that it was just a thick layer of who knows what. Then we realized, that someone or something was inside it.

“Lukas, before we go in. I just want to let you know, I named the kids Olivia Emily Kierkegaard, Aiden Eli Kierkegaard and Jesse Tori Kierkegaard.” Pam said.

“Cool names!” I said.

“I’ll go in with you!” Jim said.

“Me too.” John said.

“Me tres!” Petrowski said.

“Pam, you stay with the kids. Me, Jim, Petrowski and John will go inside.” I said.

“I’m coming with you!” Jesse said.

“No. You’re not.” I said.

“You’re too young!” Jim said.

“I’m 8!” Jesse said.

“And we’re in our late teens to early 20s.” Jim said.

“I’m 49.” Petrowski said.

“Nobody cares.” John said.

“You care enough to respond.” Pam said from inside.

“OOHHH!” Jesse said.

“Come on guys.” I said.

Pam pulled Jesse back inside and slammed the door shut.

“Is daddy gonna be okay?” Olivia asked.

“Yes.” Pam responded.

“Daddy’s so cool!” Jesse said.

“AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!” we all screamed, falling into the giant planet-like structure.

“So cool!” Jim said.

“Not cool! My back hurts!” Petrowski said.

“You’re probably getting weak in your old age, gramps.” Jim said.

“Guys, remember why we’re here. And it’s not to fight or complain. It’s to save the world.” I said.

“Lukas is right, you immature b-” John began.

“Language.” I said.

We has landed in a series of paths. One of them was labelled “zombie creation chamber.” We started to walk down said path.

“Uhh, guys, what was that?” Jim asked.

“JIM! LOOK OUT!” I yelled.

“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” Jim yelled.

A huge herd of zombies surrounded our path. We had left all our weapons at home.

“LUKAS! THE VOICE BOX!” Petrowski said.

“Oh, yeah!” I replied.

I screamed “GIANT GUY!” into the voice box, but turned into a weird, human-sized star with tentacles all over my back and sides.

“DARK STAR!” I yelled.

I practically threw my tentacles in every single direction, slamming them down on every single zombie.

“Laser beams emit from your eyes!” Petrowski said.

“Cool!” I replied.

He was right. Out of my eyes came spewing green laser beams. They completely roasted the zombies.

“This is officially my favorite transformation!” I said.

“Eye Guy was cooler.” John said.

“Ayy, you can see from behind you!” Jim said.

“Remember the time when Eye Guy did THIS?!” I said, slamming my tentacle into 25 zombies.

“Never mind. Dark Star’s cooler.” John and Jim said in unison.

“Awesome!” Jim said.

“Lukas! Look out!” Petrowski yelled.

A huge herd of zombie jumped me behind my back. It startled me at first, but I got up and continued to fight them. It felt like hours and hours, but we eventually fought through them. I eventually turned back into my human form.

We ran straight for the new doorway, presumably to the machine that we needed to destroy, but we were super wrong. Guess what it was?

“A room full of lava! HOORAY!” I said in a high pitched voice as if I hadn’t hit puberty yet.

“He’s being sarcastic, right?” Jim asked.

“Of course I am, dipstick!” I said.

“So, what’s the plan?” Jim asked.

“We need to build some kind of bridge.” I said.

“How? This isn’t like those games, Lukas!” John said.

“Virtual reality.” Jim said.

I actually thought it was pretty funny, so I laughed. Petrowski laughed too.

“Let’s… Uhh… I don’t know.” I said.

“So, we’re screwed?” Jim asked.

“No! Lukas, turn into Emeraldheart!” Petrowski said.

“Why?” I asked.

“Oh, you’ll see!” Petrowski said.

“Okay?” I replied.

“Go on Lukas! What are you waiting for? Christmas?” Jim asked.

“EMERALDHEART!” I yelled.

And sure enough, I turned into a buff, emerald green creature made of the precious gem.

“You can shoot emerald!” Petrowski said.

“Cool!” I said.

I shot emeralds across a specific line and built a bridge.

“That was SO. COOL!” Jim yelled.

“Jim, we need to keep quiet.” Petrowski said.

“Correct.” Jim replied.

I transformed back into my human form yet again. We tiptoed across the emerald bridge and towards the new gateway. We then again assumed it was the machine.

“I’m assuming it’s the machine.” Jim said.

“You know what they say about assuming. It makes an-” John began.

“Yeah. We know.” I said.

“Wait!” we heard a voice say.

I instantly recognized the voice to be… Jesse!

“JESSE! I told you to stay put!” I yelled.

“We couldn’t just let you do this by yourself!” we heard another voice say.

It was Pam. Behind her were Aiden and Olivia.

“Well, I guess if this were to be my final hour, I’d want to say goodbye to you.” I said.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s all very touching. But we need to destroy this machine and save the world!” John said.

“He’s right Pam. We need to go. Now.” I said.

“Can I help you take on the machine?” Jesse asked.

“Jesse, you’re only a little boy. You can’t fight!” Pam said.

“Yeah, Jessica. You can’t fight.” Jim said.

“I’M A BOY!” Jesse yelled.

“I know, Jesse Pinkman.” Jim said.

We need to get on with the important stuff.” I said.

“Yeah. We should just let boring old Pammie stay with the little kiddies.” Jim said.

“Guys, this is a humble and calm request… SHUT UP AND GET ON WITH THE IMPORTANT STUFF!” I yelled.

“Said Lukas, calmly.” Jim said.

We all went through the entrance.

Chapter 10: The End Part 2

We walked into the room, disappointed to discover that it was not the room with the machine.

“Seriously?” Jim said.

“Reminds me of the Petrowski journey.” I said.

“This place is a labyrinth!” Pam said.

“Awesome.” John said.

“Well, looks like you were wrong, Lukas.” Pam said.

“It must be close by!” I said.

“I agree. We just need to keep moving.” Pam said.

“And then you’ll be wrong again, Pammie Wammie and Lukie Wookie!” Jim said.

We were admittedly sick and tired of Jim’s jokes. We just needed to find the machine and destroy it.

“Jim, just shut up and get on with the important stuff!” I said.

“Okay, fine.” Jim replied.

We continued to walk, and that was it. After about 15 minutes, though it felt like an hour considering the situation, we had found yet another gateway. It was a massive labyrinth. It just went on, and on, and on.

We walked continuously for about 2 hours. It was getting tiring, and we could swear we had went down the same path about 15 times.

“You ever get the feeling that the same thing has happened to you?” Jim asked.

“Déjà vu?” Pam replied.

“Yeah... What does that mean?” Jim said.

We continued to walk for approximately another hour.

“My feet hurt!” Jesse said.

“I’m hungry!” Olivia said.

“I’m thirsty!” Aiden said.

“And I’m SHUT UP RIGHT-” Jim began.

“You idiot!” John said, punching Jim in the face.

“Fight! Fight! Fight!” Jesse and Aiden chanted in unison.

“NO! No fighting! Stop acting like children!” Pam said.

We then looked to our right, and my heart dropped in excitement. There it was. The exit. The room with the machine.

“Okay. Jesse, Aiden, Olivia, stay with Jim. John, watch out for zombies. Pam and Petrowski, you’re coming with me.” I said.

“Got it!” everyone said in unison.

Me, Pam and Petrowski ran to the exit. There it was. The gigantic machine.

“Whoa.” I said.

“Whoa indeed.” Petrowski said.

“I work at Burger King making flame boiled whoppers I wear paper hats!” Jim sang.

“Hahaha!” Jesse laughed.

We walked into the room, and the machine dropped. Dropped at least 250 feet into another room.

“Pam, stay here. I’m not seeing you get hurt.” I said.

“I’m coming down with you!” Pam said.

“Okay. But if anything goes south, remember, we have the SDM code.” I said.

“For what?” Pam asked.

“The voice box.” I replied.

“SDM… Self Destruct Mode?” Pam asked.

“Precisely.” I replied.

“I don’t feel like this fall.” Pam said.

“Goodbye, Pam.” I said.

I jumped into the whole and Pam and Petrowski followed behind. It went on, and on, and on. Until we landed. In a horrible brown sloppy substance.

“Ugh! Please don’t tell me this is poop!” Pam said.

“Poop? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!” I yelled.

“INTRUDER!” said a robotic voice.

It shot a cannon ball at us. We had to duck down until it looked away.

“Lukas, if you have to make the voice box self destruct, here’s the Evolved Voice Box.” Petrowski said.

“Thanks.” I said.

“No problem.” Petrowski said.

I transformed into Giant Guy to surprise the machine. I then turned into Ultimate Giant Guy. The machine also got bigger.

“Ha! You are a slightly larger spec than all the other specs trying to save your puny little world.

I became normal again. Tentacles started to come out of the brown slop and tried to attack us.

“Time to fight tentacles with tentacles! DARK STAR!” I yelled.

I transformed into Dark Star. I used my tentacles and laser beams to go absolutely crazy, destroying as many of the tentacles as possible. I didn’t care anymore. I just wanted the machine to be destroyed.

More and more tentacles were appearing. The machine was too strong.

“ULTIMATE DARK STAR!” I yelled.

I started to regret not turning into this. I grew and I grew and I grew. I was literally about 1,000 feet tall, dwarfing even Ultimate Giant Guy.

“Whoa!” Pam yelled.

“Whoa! I’m not just big. I’m gigantic!” I yelled.

I started crushing the tentacles. I would probably go as far as saying I had overexaggerated. I just wanted this to end and get back to my normal life.

Then, the inevitable happened. I was a human again.

“That’s it!” I yelled.

“What’s it?” Pam asked.

“Voice box, grant access owner 2, identity box group: sysop. Voice box, self destruct in T minus 30 seconds. Code: 000 destruct 0.” I said.

“What?” Pam yelled.

“SDM initiated.” another robotic voice said.

A countdown appeared on the voice box.

“No! Abort self destruct! Abort self destruct!” Pam yelled.

“Voice not recognize. Self destruct abort denied.” the robotic voice said.

“If I let this blow up, so will the machine.” I said.

30 seconds past. The voice box exploded. Sparks flew like it was the Fourth of July.

“Lukas! YOU KILLED HIM!” Pam yelled.

I wasn’t dead, but I couldn’t move. I was so sure I was going to die. I felt like every single bone in my body was broken.

“Lukas, here’s a potion of healing!” Petrowski said.

I chugged the potion down with all my might, and ultimately got back on my feet.

“Lukas! You’re alive!” Pam yelled.

A tear rolled down her cheek and she rushed over to be and gave me a big hug and a kiss on the lips.

“We just need a distraction!” Petrowski said.

“I’m great at distractions!” I said.

“Me and Pam will fight the machine while you leave distractions in its path!” Petrowski said.

“Hey! Robot! I’m a geek! Geeks are cool! I play chess! I think chess is awesome! And twister! Also, I like chips! Do you like chips? I like chips! Especially with fish! Fish and chips is amazing! Also, I love to sing! I WORK AT BURGER KING MAKING FLAME BOILED WHOPPERS I WEAR PAPER HATS! WOULD YOU LIKE AN APPLE PIE WITH THAT?” I yelled.

“Great distraction! Just keep going!” Petrowski said.

“Why is 10 scared of 7? Because 7 ate 9 and 10 is next! Also, cheese is gouda nough to eat! Also, what did the ice cream say to Jeff the Killer? When I see you ice cream!” I yelled.

“I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR GAMES, EARTHLING! YOUR FRIENDS AND WORLD WILL FALL APART! YOU WILL FACE THE WRATH OF ZOMBOCALYPSE!” the robotic voice yelled.

“Nah nah ne nah nah!” I said.

I rushed over to help Petrowski and Pam fight. They were struggling with the machine.

“Give me the Evolved Voice Box!” I said.

“Okay! I recommend the Evolved To’kustar!” Petrowski said.

“What the heck is an Evolved To’kustar?” I asked.

“A Way Big!” Pam said.

“No time for jokes!” Petrowski said.

“EVOLVED TO’KUSTAR!” I yelled.

I was big. I was the same as Ultimate Dark Star, but I wasn’t blue or black. I was white, red, and blue.

“COOL!” I yelled.

I even had the same abilities as Ultimate Dark Star. I utterly destroyed the machine. The entire planet-like structure burst.

We saw Jim, John and the kids fall with us.

“SPLASH THIS!” Petrowski said.

He threw a bottle into midair. We weren’t falling anymore. We were back home. Travis, Aiden, and Johnny were there too.

“Welcome home!” Travis said.

“Thanks! Oh boy, we need to get a party started.

“What about - your wedding?” Travis said.

“Pam, after the day we’ve just had, I think getting married would make up for all of it.” I said.

“I agree.” Pam replied.

“So, let’s get the tuxes! Let’s get Pam’s dress! The rings! We need to have the party of a lifetime!” Aiden said.

We planned the wedding like it was the last night of our lives or something.

“This is utterly insane!” I said.

“Like this tux?” Pam asked.

“I love it.” I replied.

“Great!” Pam said.

Johnny went out to buy the two 24 carat golden rings.

“This is going to be the best night of our lives.” Pam said.

“I agree.” I replied.

5 days passed. We were almost done planning the wedding.

“Hey Lukas, how about a bachelor party?” Aiden asked.

“Sorry guys. You see, it’s my sister Ellie’s birthday. Me and Pam are going to visit her.” I said.

“We never knew you had a sister.” Aiden said.

“We can come with you!” Johnny said.

“No. It’s okay. You’ll probably get bored.” I said.

Me and Pam hopped into my car, and we drove off. We drove into the cemetary.

“Lukas, I’m very sorry for your loss.” Pam said.

“Thanks. I appreciate your pity.” I said.

A tear rolled down my eyes as I got out a package of cupcakes and a litre of pink lemonade. I put a cupcake with a candle in it on top of a gravestone, as well as a present next to it. I poured a cup of pink lemonade and got out three chairs.

“Hey, Ellie, enjoying your birthday?” I said to one of the chairs.

I burst out crying as I got to remember all over again the tragic event that took place when I was only 12. Pam sat down with me, trying to comfort me.

“It’s okay.” she said.

“It’s not.” I said.

“There was nothing you could have done.” Pam said.

I saw Jim, Johnny, Aiden and Travis all in their car, looking very sad. They noticed I had seen them, and came out. They walked over to me and Pam.

“How are you feeling?” Johnny said.

“When I was only 12, a shooting took place at a bar… 8 people lost their lives, including my sister.” I said.

“Lukas, I am so, so, so sorry.” Aiden said.

“I didn’t know that… I’m sorry.” Travis said.

“It’s okay. It wasn’t your fault.” I said.

“It was no one’s.” Pam said.

“I should’ve been there to protect her. That’s my job, being an older brother.” I said.

“You couldn’t have known.” Pam said.

“I guess you’re right. I just wish I could’ve been there for her.” I said.

“If you were there, then you wouldn’t be here.” Pam said.

“I guess you’re right.” I said.

Two days later, it was mine and Pam’s wedding. We were so excited to actually be getting married. It was the greatest day of our lives.

It was now dinner. We probably set up an entire thanksgiving feast, just for the occasion. We were so happy to be getting married. We wanted everybody to never forget this day.

“Lukas, we’ll never forget today.” Jim said.

“Great!” I said.

“I don’t believe it! I’m married!” Pam said.

She was showing her ring to her parents. I showed mine to my parents as well.

“We’re very proud of you, son.” Magnus, my dad, said.

“I just wanna say this turkey is delicious.” Jim said.

“Everything’s delicious.” Travis said, mouth watering.

“Attention!” I said.

Everyone turned to look at me.

“I just wanted to say, thank you for coming to mine and Pam’s wedding. This has been a great night. I just want to say thank you to Travis, Jim, Johnny, Aiden, my kids, and John and Petrowski! I would not be here without any of them!” I said.

Everybody gave a huge round of applause.

“I have been on many adventures, but navigating the highway of life will be my biggest and greatest.” I continued.

Everyone cheered for me.

“Life has been amazing so far.” I concluded.

Everyone gave another massive round of applause and cheered for me.

“I wonder where adventure will bring us next.” Travis said.

“I wonder.” Aiden said.

We went home and just basically threw a huge party. We went all out. I always say that, but this time it was truly huge. We danced, ate, watched movies, we did everything in the span of 7 hours. It was a huge party. We were so happy, and for once, it ended happy.

I don’t know what adventures await us next, but they’ll be great. For now, I’ll just enjoy time with my wife.

Chapter 11: The Break-In

It was 8pm. Jim, Johnny, Aiden, Travis and John were having a sleepover at mine and Pam’s new house.

“Video games are so fun.” Jim said.

“And pizza tastes so good.” Travis said.

“That’s kind of its thing.” I said.

We then got a knock at the door. It was close to midnight.

“No way I’m answering that.” I said.

Everyone agreed to just ignore it. Not even 10 seconds later…

“OPEN THE GODDAMN- OPEN THE DOOR! OPEN THE DOOR! AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH! OPEN THE DOOR!” we heard about 5 people scream, along with a series of loud banging at the door.

I felt like my heart was continuously skipping beats.

“Call the police!” Travis said.

I called the police.

“There’s a gang of thugs trying to break into the house! My address? Uhh… I’m at 27 Mockingbird Lane.” I said.

I hung up the phone and the banging stopped. I opened the blinds, and no one was there.

I then heard glass break. I fell to the floor in fear as I realized that they had just broken the window and were about to climb in.

A dog came rushing into the living room.

“Wow! A dog! So courageous of you!” John said.

“Hey! Pero! Pero! Andale!” I said, holding my jacket out on my left.

The dog came rushing at me, but stopped when I pulled out a .44 magnum.

I pulled the trigger at the ceiling.

“That was a warning shot! Leave now or I won’t hesitate to shoot you in the head!” I yelled.

“You’re bluffing!” we heard one of the men say.

The men came rushing upstairs and I pulled the trigger, shooting a man in the shoulder.

Police sirens could be heard from in the distance.

“Oh, crap.” one of the men said.

They attempted to run out of the house, but the police were blocking all entrances.

“Good luck escaping now.” I said.

There were four men in total, and they were all arrested.

Pam came home soon after, I immediately rushed over and gave her a hug.

“What happened?” Pam asked.

“We almost died during a break-in!” I said.

She then hugged back.

“If this is gonna be a regular occurance…” Jim began.

“The only other time it happened was nearly four months ago!” Pam said.

“Oh?” Jim said.

“Where are the kids?” Pam asked.

“Upstairs. In bed.” I said.

“At least they didn’t see any of it.” Pam said.

“See any of what?” Jesse asked.

“Why are you up?” I asked.

“Mommy came in.” Jesse said.

He was still half asleep. He could barely keep his eyes open.

“Let’s go back to bed.” Pam said, walking him upstairs.

“Thanks for the pizza.” Aiden said, walking through the door.

“Yeah.” Johnny said.

Pam came back down.

“Leaving so soon?” Pam asked.

“I got things to do. Bye.” Johnny said.

“Eh. I’ll stay.” Aiden said.

“So, the voice box.” John said.

“Yeah. Sonic Wave, Giant Guy, Tenebris Star…” I began.

“Tenebris Star? I thought it was…” Jim said.

“I renamed it. Sounds cooler.” I replied.

“Awesome!” Jim said.

“We’re all awesome. And now that we’re the New Scientists, everyone loves us.” I said.

“I guess those guys were haters.” Jim said.

“You know what? This thing seems like cheating.” I said, throwing the Voice Box in a cardboard box filled with souvenirs.

“Why would you ever do that?” Travis asked.

“To not be a cheater.” I replied.

“Fair point.” Travis said.

“What are we doing tomorrow?” Jesse asked.

He had came back downstairs.

“Uhh… I don’t know.” I replied.

“Go on vacation!” Travis said.

“What?” I said.

“Yeah! Let’s go on vacation. It’ll be fun!” Pam said.

“But where to?” I asked.

“I know! The United Kingdom!” Pam said.

My heart literally skipped a beat as she said this.

“But… Ludwig Castellano lives in the UK and is now out of Juvenile Hall!” I said.

“Oh that’s cool- Wait, toughest, dirtiest kid in the world, super ticked off at US Ludwig Castellano?” Travis said, half jumping half screaming.

“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” I screamed like a girl.

“Um, okay. Let’s go to the United States.” Pam said.

“Let’s go to Hawaii! It’s on me!” said Lukas.

“YEAH! Hawaii!” said Jesse.

“So, wanna bring some Kraft Dinner?” asked Pam.

“Pam Tyson, as someone you have known all your life, you know that I can simply never turn down Kraft dinner.” said Lukas.

“Save some for the rest of us!” said Travis.

“Sure.” I replied.

“Yeah. Leave some for the guys.” said Pam.

We packed our things and booked a flight for 10am. We had everything.

“What did you pack, Lukas?” Pam asked.

“I only packed my toothbrush.” I said.

“That’s all you packed?” Pam asked.

“I also packed my car, my bedroom, the kitchen, a flat screen TV, the shower, and a bucket of hot wings.” I said.

Travis and Jim laughed.

“You packed lightly.” said Jim.

“You packed the whole house.” said Travis.

“True. True.” I said.

“And you forgot to pack the Kraft Dinner.” said John.

“Pam has it.” I said.

Pam opened her suitcase, revealing several packs of Kraft Dinner.

“So, we’ll probably get going.” I said, giving John the keys to the house.

“Bye.” said Jim.

“Have fun.” said Travis.

“It’s gonna be boring without Lukas and Pam.” said Travis.

“Yeah. You guys are lame.” said Jim.

“NO, I SAID-” began Travis.

“NO, I SAID!” said Jim.

They tackled each other to the ground and started to fight.

“CUT IT OUT YOU PATHETIC PUKE HEADED BRATS!” yelled John.

“Should we intervene?” asked Pam.

“Nah.” I said.

“Why are they fighting?” asked Jesse.

“Because, son, they’re dimwits.” I said.

“I HEARD THAT!” yelled Jim.

“Come on, fam.” I said.

We left for the airport, allowing Jim and Travis to tackle each other and fight.

“Bye.” said John.

We got in my Toyota Camry. The nearest airport was 2 hours away.

“We’ve got a looooooong road ahead.” said Pam.

“No we haven’t.” I said with a half happy half creepy grin.

“Yes we have.” said Pam.

“I may have made a few… uhh… alterations.” I said.

I put the car into “infinity” gear. The car began to fly 70 feet above the ground. I put on some music and it was a quick journey.

CharactersEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Each chapter is roughly 1,000 words long.
    • As of chapter 14, the chapters are slowly getting longer.
  • Pam's alias is a play on the Sam-I-Am character from Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
  • Lukas references Don't Hug Me I'm Scared several times.
  • The raps at the end of chapter 3 are taken from Regular Show with several edits.

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