Chapter 4 - The Tension Only Ascends
"Let's split up," Jack says.
They had reached what looked like the remains of a cosmodrome that had been leveled from the blast. There were some craters scattered around the area too.
"Jack and Gino come with me," Rick said. "Louis and Bruce, try to find clues where exactly we are."
If we were in Siberia before... Louis thought.
...We must be in Russia. Bruce thought.
Both men gave each other a stare. Both had a plan to dispose of the other.
"I think it's a great idea to split up." Bruce had to force himself to hold back a grin.
Bruce looked in his pocket and he saw some tubes that would connect to a weapon he knew about. A weapon that could instantly make him the leader of the group. All he could think about is the maniacal laughter that was oh so attached to the weapon. What Bruce didn't know, however, was that he wasn't the only person in the group that knew how to handle this weapon. Someone in this group knew what he was doing, too. Rick, Gino, and Jack moved East very cautiously. Rick was smiling the whole way. Then again, going West, so was Louis.
Chapter 5 - Xerum 525
Bruce and Louis came across a workbench.
"How is this here?" Bruce said. "It's the only one in the miles that we've traveled."
"I'm not sure but we can stay here for a bit if there is something you want to build from parts over here."
"Ok," Bruce replied hesitantly.
"So what are you building?"
"It is a very powerful weapon to help us be more efficient with zombie killing."
"What are the properties of the gun?"
"Hopefully, if the bulbs still work and everything is wired right, it should have a plasma-type property."
"You have that wired wrong," Louis said.
"Here let me see it."
Bruce gave him the almost-finished gun. Louis rearranged some wires and the weapon started to glow. Not a blueish-white color but a reddish-purple glow.
"Impossible," both said almost simultaneously.
Both looked at each other and Louis said, "Well I guess I was wrong."
Bruce knew the truth though. Something even bigger was happening since this was a modified version of the gun he was trying to build.
Chapter 6 - Growing Suspicions
Rick, Jack, and Gino decided to take a break.
"Let's split up for a little."
Rick decided to break the silence and bring up the new plan among the group.
"Are you crazy?" Gino would have none of this plan.
"I agree," Jack replied.
"Thank you," Gino said.
Gino looked at him like Jack had 4 heads.
"I'll float West," Rick said. "Let's meet back up in about an hour."
Rick went off westward with his binoculars about 3 miles. He peered around to find a safe shelter and report his findings. He went out another mile and looked Northwest. He was Bruce and Louis conversing. As he was about to call out to them he saw the weapon they were building.
All of a sudden 4 zombies staggered toward them. Rick watched Bruce shoot the Lightning Gun and kill all of them with one shot. Rick couldn't believe what he saw next. He saw Bruce hide the gun, but not in his bag. He buried it. Once the duo started walking East he sprinted back to Jack and Gino.
"What's wrong?" Gino asked.
"Nothing. We should get back to camp."
Rick was going to see what Bruce would tell him. If Bruce and Louis are planning something against us, I need to level the playing field.
After all, he did notice 3 identical craters that had a certain pattern to it. Very similar to the ones he encountered in Japan during World War II. Rick let out a huge grin and started back towards camp.
I am finishing up writing Chapter 11 up to this date and I am not sure if I will type more out tonight (2/12/13). Things pick up dramatically coming up and things start unravelling including big twists you may or may not know. Also being included are background checks on some of the characters like Rick and a certain event that happened during The Price of War's Time Frame that will be documented and will reveal at least 2 character's true intentions.
I am having a blast writing this story and I hope you all enjoy it.