dead and buried
A month has passed, and I was still waiting in my classroom. There were no longer any cars nor citizens I've seen passing by. I was bored and was somehow not scared or surprised, I looked at my watch to see it was around noon, I packed my stuff and headed to the roof. There I met my friend in the hallway, I ended up just passing by...
"Are you done appreciating your new classroom?"
"I wasn't appreciating, we don't have school anyways"
We both walked to the stairs, I for one knew that Kaida was on the third floor. We had a plan to search for more humans and lead them here. Naozumi, who is with me right now, Has the idea of making this a "haven" for humanity. We headed to the third floor and met Kaida who was increasing our weapons with nails and knives.
"Ah, Katsumi and Naozumi. Are we gonna head out for supplies or search" she wiped the sweat off her brow.
"hmm, not for now, later we could."
"Aww, I was pretty excited to use this bad boy"
She pouted raising a ukelele with nails popping out. Naozumi was the oldest being 18, both I and Kaida were 17, but I believe I'm older than her by a month or so. Before I could head to the roof, Naozumi grabbed me by the shoulder and asked...
"Why are you heading to the roof?"
"Yeah yeah! I wanted to share about my plan for supplies, I noticed there was a store down the road"
"I just... wanted some fresh air, or have a good look outside" I patted Naozumi's hand, and he replied taking it off, but I knew I couldn't just go, ended up staying.
We all stayed in a classroom with Kaida explaining her plan to get supplies. She was again very joyful, The way she just presents is fun and entertaining to watch personally. Naozumi was also enjoying the brief explanation, he is very composed, and pretty much knows the flaws in plans. When she was done, Naozumi started to explain the excellence and flaws in her plan. But for me...
I ended up looking outside, every time I looked at the crushed and shattered buildings, I just can't remember what this world looked like 2 months ago. I couldn't tell if I should be okay with this or not, there is still a chance for this world to be fixed... maybe.
"EEEEEEH?!" I jumped a bit when Kaida wailed.
"But if we could just aim for the head it would be an easy path, right?" She hugged her weapon knowing it won't be needed when going to the store.
"It just wouldn't reach much, sure fast, but the neck is pretty fragile. The moment it snaps, what other weapon do we have?"
She sighed and placed her nailed ukelele on the floor, Of course, she didn't look so happy when doing so. She ended up looking away pouting.
"Hey... by the way Katsumi, Don't you also have a plan?"
"Huh" I looked at both.
When I thought about it, Do I have one? Naozumi plans to bring back humanity, making safe places and planning of grouping with the rest. Kaida, while also helping Naozumi out, mainly wants to find her family from another state. What about me...?
I looked at both of them, thinking. I was fine like this, I didn't need anything to make me entertained and happy, I could live in this apocalyptic world like it was normal, and yet. I realized that was because I had more friends before, I completely stopped thinking about the world and thought...
Realizing I accidentally spoked my mind, I looked at them instantly. I really hated the grins they had, I blushed slightly and looked away.
"Awwwwwww, Katsumiiiii" She felt all-loving and I feel like she thinks of me as a child...
"Wow, no wonder you didn't share yours, didn't know it would be this sweet"
I straight-up hate them now... well... for now. I got and headed to the roof, they followed along.
"Sooo cute, were they like besties? Oh! maybe they really changed your life" Kaida just kept teasing me.
Naozumi went ahead and opened the door. I followed next then, Kaida. but...
Everyone just froze... I looked in front of me to see a human.
They both screamed and ran at him, I just followed them.
"aah, how have you been! were you always in the roof?!" Kaida looked at shohta.
"for how long... We are so sorry for not checking this spot..." Naozumi just looked disappointed.
I ignored the reunion and looked around, The place was the same as always... But, I heard rustling behind the Door we went through, I got my hammer and gathered with them.
"guys... there might be a zombie here..."
They both looked surprised and got both of their weapons.
"It is gonna be okay shohta, we know how to deal with them"
A zombie came out from hiding and looked at us, He had the same Clothes as shohta, but we knew He was out for flesh. I got into defense and waited for the zombie, When suddenly...
"RRRRRAAAAGH" The zombie screamed and ran towards us. I swang my hammer going for the head. I missed it, I felt a sudden feeling of fear when I knew it could bite me... but...
It ran right past me. Kaida ran at the zombie, she stomped her foot and swung her bat for its body. The zombie slid to the ground making her miss, And like before... The zombie moved on. Naozumi was about to break the zombie's ankle with his ironed shoes, and person Naozumi was, Landed the hit,
The zombie rolled on the ground but Kept crawling... The zombie jumped at Shohta!
The zombie started to eat him, The screams of Shohta made everyone in shock. we ran to Zombie all together to kill it, However... it was too late since Shohta would die running out of blood and turning into a zombie. When I ran up to them, I noticed...
"DON'T EAT ME, PLEASE! I'LL NEVER BULLY YOU AGAIN!!!!"
I stopped for a split second and again ran at them. We killed the zombie and saw the state shohta was in.
"n-no... you are gonna be fine shohta..." Kaida cried and Naozumi felt defeat. We had to end his misery, Naozumi placed his foot on his head.
"I am sorry..." Naozumi stomped so hard ending his life. They just felt like they failed, but even in this state... I had to tell them...
"guys..." They both looked at me, I hated seeing their faces like this...
"do you guys remember Junpei..."
They look at each other and just nodded. I pointed at the zombie
"that was Junpei"
They looked a little bit surprised, Kaida asked softly "how and why". I looked at the broken building we were standing at.
"Now that I think about it... Didn't Junpei transfer school because he was bullied? I believe shohta was the one bullying him"
Kaida couldn't believe what I said because she considered him kind, while Naozumi agreed with me, little seeing how he was before the apocalypse.
"When Junpei attacked, he didn't seem very interested in us... If we had let him live, would there be something else he would have wanted, or will he go back with being the brain-dead zombies?"
The two stopped crying and stood up looking at me
"Are you not planning to see the rest of your friends?" Naozumi asked
I knew that a long time ago, I had completely lost all my friends, But I don't know why...
If they are zombies, what would happen... I don't even know what I did.
"if what you are saying is true then..."
We all stood up look at one another, they two seemed to agree to follow with my plan. We disposed of Shohta's body and headed to the ground floor, we looked at the broken roads and ended up stopping by the gates. once looking at this world, it was like a zombie apocalypse straight from a manga, But the moment i met with Shohta and a lost friend Junpei. It was clear that in this world...
Zombies could remember their past.