A story Part 4

So I know it’s been a while since I have posted any more of this story but I have posted some more and I hope you guys like it!

Emily

Ava and Jason were gone for a really long time, Ryan had just gotten done lecturing  me about what I had said to Ava, I was really sorry about that, it’s just I tend to blurt things out sometimes and it gets me into a lot of trouble,

“And therefore Emily you should be nice to Ava, like Jason said, she’s been through a lot,”  I nod,

“As soon as Ava and Jason get back I’ll apologize to her, I promise”  

“ If they do get back,” Ryan said,

“Of course they’ll come back! What are you talking about?” I say,

“Well, Emily THIS is a zombie apocalypse for all we know they could have been EATEN!!” That thought scared me, but what scared me even more was the thought of me and Ryan as the only two left. This apocalypse made me realize just how important our life really is, sure I knew it was important but, now I realize it more than ever, I shudder at the thought of it just being me and Ryan,

“Ryan, don’t say stuff like that, I’m sure that Ava and Jason are fine, but just in case let’s go and check on them,” Ryan shrugged and we went down the rope ladder, we head off towards the direction of Ava and Jason, we find them under a tree, Jason was houlding Ava, as she cried. How sweet, I thought.

“Aww, that’s cute!” Ryan said, Jason and Ava looked up,

“It’s not what it looks like!” Jason said, very startled, Ava’s face colored,

“Yeah, what he said” Ava says, standing up and holding out her hand to Jason, he takes it and stands up. 

“We were just worried, we thought you guys had been eaten by zombies, instead, we found you two like this!” I laugh a little, 

“It’s ok, we won’t hold anything against you two,” I say,

“Well, you might let this go, but I’m not going to let this go!” Ryan says with a smirk, Ava and Jason’s faces both turn red,

“Let’s just go back to the tree house and get some sleep”  We all walked back to the tree house, Ava had lagged behind, I joined her, 

“I’m sorry, about what I’d said earlier” I say,

“No hard feelings, sometimes I feel that way to, but I try to keep positive”  Ava said, I nod,

“Yeah I could probably use some positivity, every now and then” 

“Yeah, for sure!” Ava says. A week went by, and we had started to make the tree house our home, we added on to the tree house now everyone has their own room, we have a bathroom which is a bucket, in an extra room that we built, not the best toilet in the world but it works for now at least. While the boys were out getting more food, they also brought back a couch, Ryan tried to prove how strong he was, which didn’t work out too well. He landed on his back and it took me, Ava, and Jason, to get the couch off of him. 

We finally got the couch into our living room. Which added a nice touch to the room. We added windows, which made everything a lot nicer. We tried to not use the truck as much since there was no way for us to get more fuel. It was Ava’s turn to clean out the bucket, she stormed out of the bathroom a threw the bucket at Jason’s head,

“I’m- done -with- the- bucket!!” She said, 

“Grosse!” Jason said,

“Relaxe, I cleaned the bucket, but that’s the last time! I’m done! We’re going to build an outhouse!”  

“You heard the woman! To the store!”  Ryan said, I shake my head,

“This is the people I live with, oh boy, I’ve survived this long” 

“Hey Emily, why don’t you and Ryan go to grab some more food and clothes, and me and Jason will take the truck to grab the supplies we need in order to make the outhouse.” I nod, the only thing I hated was me and Ryan having to go get food. We went down the rope ladder and went our separate ways, in order to get more clothes we had to go to the mall, which is one of my least favorite places. We walked, only pausing to avoid a pack of zombies, they were everywhere, the day was sunny and overall nice, it gave off a happy feeling that didn’t mix well with a zombie apocalypse, I missed my parents, I’m sure all of us did, but we all tried to become a family and put a positive spin on this apocalypse thing. We finally made it to the mall, we go inside and climb the stairs,

“So, since it’s a zombie apocalypse, does that mean I can eat all the Doritos I want?” Ryan asked, I look at him,

“What goes there your head is behind me,” I say,

“Hey, have you ever thought about what happened to the birds? I mean in all of the zombie apocalypse books and movies, no one ever thinks about the birds, what if they got zombified! And it could be just as bad for humans! They could swoope out of the sky and atack us or, or, the zombie birds, could just be targeting all of the other birds! A zombie bird apocalypse! That’s what it is! I bet you!” Ryan said,

“Who gave you a concussion?” I ask,

“Probably Ava, but that was a week ago, this is just the normal amazing me!” I shake my head, this guy is so…weird, flat out weird. We grab a mall bag and shove it full of clothes.

“Next the grocery store,”  I say, we head for the stairs, Ryan hopes on the railway, and slides down it,

“Your turn, “ he said,

“Um…no, I’m just going to take the stairs,” I reply, Ryan sighs, and we head for the grocery store. There Ryan starts to talk some more, which drives me crazy,

“What if I eat a whole bucket of candy? What would happen if  my parents came back to being themselves, and saw that I had eaten a whole bucket of candy? What would you think they’d do?” What goes through his head?  

“If your parents hate you eating that much candy, then they’d probably be mad at you,” I say, I turn down an aisle and grab some canned food,

“That’s the wrong answer, I would throw up all over the place, and then and ONLY then, would my parents be mad,”  

“Ok, next question, because it’s an apocalypse does that mean I can drink all the soda I want?” That’s it! I’ve had it with this guy! I’m go down the bread aisle and grab a package, I put it in the grocery bag, then I open another package,

“If you don’t SHUT-UP I will decapitate you with this peace of bread!” I say, holding up the piece of bread in front of his face,

“You don’t even know how, so ha!” Ryan said,

“I might not, but I can find out!” I yell, Ryan runs, and I chase after him, throwing pieces of bread at him, I’m finally able to pin him down and I start to beat him with the bread. 

“OW, OW, OW, STOP!! THAT HURTS” Ryan said, I finally give up on using the bread and I punch him in the eye, I get off of him and continue to grab more food, once I’m done I help him up, he was quiet for the rest of the trip. Which I was VERY happy with. 

                             

          Ava

Emily and Ryan came up the rope ladder. The first thing I noticed was that Ryan had a black eye, and he had pieces of bread stuck in his hair?  Which was not an normal thing, then again, my hair wasn’t looking too good either,

“Wow what happened to you?” I ask Ryan,

“Emily, hit me with pieces of bread, then she punched me” He grumbles,

“Well in my defense you keep talking and it was annoying!” Emily said,

“Ok you two lets just calm down, ok. Tomorrow we will get started with the outhouse” Emily and Ryan were staring at me now,

“So what happened to you?” Ryan said, 

“What do you mean?” I ask,

“Your hair!” Ryan said,

“Well, um you see it’s a really funny story” I say, “I was wrestling a zombie” I shrug, Emily and Ryan’s eye widen in alarm,

“Why did you do that?” Ryan asked, I shrug,

“It got to close to the truck” They both nods in understanding, a couple of days go by, I really wanted go to the high school,

“How about we go to the high school?” I say,

“Sounds like a plan!” Ryan said, coming out of his room, we all climb down the rope ladder, Ryan and Emily take the lead towards the high school, I lage behind again, Jason stays by my side, he never spoke of what happened the night under the tree, I didn’t either, sure it was no big deal but I usually don’t let people touch me or hold me, unless it was my mom or grandma and that was it. It felt weird being in someone’s arms that were so strange to me, I liked it but I didn’t at the same time. Why? Was my only question, I’m sure the hug meant nothing, so why did I keep thinking about it? Was Jason thinking about it too? Or did he just move on and pretend it was nothing? I was also glad that Ryan hadn’t made a big deal out of it like he said he was going to, in fact it seems like everyone had forgotten about it…everyone except for me. I really wish I could talk to mom right about now, she’d know what to say and know exactly what I was feeling because I sure as hell didn’t know. Jason had to stop me before I ran into the door, 

“Whoa, watch where you’re going, or you’re gonna hit your head!” he said,

“Ah, sorry, just lost in thought I guess” I shrug and Jason smiles at me. What! Why are you smiling at me? What’s wrong with you? I frown at him,

“What’s so funny?” I ask,

“Nothing, you just always seemed to be wrapped up in your thoughts” Jason said. True but how did he know that? HOW? 

“ I’m always wrapped up in my thoughts, it not like that was a new thing” I push the doors of the school open, stepping to the side, so everyone can enter, 

         Ryan

It was so FREAKING OBVIOUS!  Ava and Jason like each other! I’ve known it for a week, a week people! And the worst part about it is THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT THEY LIKE EACH OTHER WHEN IT’S SO FREAKING OBVIOUS! Once Ava and Jason are inside, I pull Emily aside and start to talk to her in a low tone,

“Have you noticed it?” I ask her,

“Noticed what? Ryan you’re being weirder than normal! What’s wrong with you?” She studieds me, her green eyes are basically piercing into my soul, it’s scary,

“The fact that Ava and Jason like each other, they just won’t admit it! And it’s driving me nuts! We have to find a way to make them see that they like each other! Right here now right now! I can’t take it anymore, I’ve noticed it for a week!” Ava and Jason turn towards us,

“Are you two coming or not?” Ava asked, 

“Yes we are,” Emily said, we followed them, just a safe enough distance away so we could talk, I remember the halls of the school, so full of life, paper airplanes, and spit wads, not good, I’d alway end up with one or two in my hair. I remember the mean ancient teaches that worked at this school,  I swear that they lived back in the nineteen hundreds,   

“Ok, I’ve noticed it too but YOU are going to let me handle this. If you try you’ll just screw the whole thing up!”  I put my hand on my heart,

“Ouch! Fine, I’ll let you take over,” I say. She’s a control freak! That’s what she is! She’s a mean person, a control freak, and freaking scary! 

“Good” Emily said, she walks up to Ava Jason,

“So, in order to cover more ground, we need to split up, you two go one way, and me and Ryan will go another. Deal?” Ava shook her head. What’s wrong with that plan! 

“Let’s not split up, just in case we run into zombies, besides I’m the only one who has brought a weapon. It’s better if we stay together,”  I sigh, Emily came back towards me,

“We’ll have to try something else,” she says with a shrug, I refuse to let them win!

“You have to be forceful, like this” I say, 

“Emily is right Ava we should split up,” Ava gave me a dirty look, whoa, you might want the track that back in, 

“Sounds like a plan, ok? You guys got to the left and me and Emily will go to the right, Ok? Ok byeeee!” I push Emily ahead of Ava and Jason, and turn to the right, I shove Emily into a nearby classroom, closing the door behind me. I shoved Emily with such force that she starts to fall, she tries to regain her balance. She grabs my t-shirt but instead of regaining her balance Emily just took me down with her and I landed on top of her,

“Ah!” I said,

“Um, could you get off of me,” Emily said, the way she had said it made it sound like a question,

“Is that a question? Or a demand?” I ask,

“Depends,” she said with a smirk. Oh! Oh! Oooohhhh my god! Did she just? Is she just? Do I? What the hell? What’s going on?  I glup,

“Ha ha, you’re funny!” I said,

“No, I’m serious,” her face WAS dead serious. Oh man!  Ok, Maybe she wasn’t that mean more like…kind of…funny not scary, in fact she’s kind of pretty, her green eyes stand out with her black hair, she wasn’t even like a control freak, I can’t believe I thought that about her. I get off of Emily and help her up,

“How about we go, and see if there’s anyone in here?” I ask,

“That sounds like a plan!”  Emily says with a smile, her smile was really pretty too, OH MY GOD! DO I LIKE EMILY! This could be really bad or really good!

      Jason

Me and Ava took the left, which led down another hallway, each door we passed we would look in each room. 

“Ryan and Emily were sure acting pretty weird weren’t they?” Ava asked,

“Yeah, I mean, Ryan is always weird that’s just how he is, but Emily, she’s not that kind of person,” I say,

“Yeah, it’s strange, it’s  like they’re setting up something,” she said, 

“Yeah,” We turned towards the gym, I hated P.E. I swear the teacher is out to get me, he always pushed me harder than the others, I open the door,

“After you my lady!” I say, goofing around. That was stupied, absolutely stupied the stupidest thing I’d ever done! Why-did- I-say- that?  Just why? Apparently I’m in luck because Ava laughs, her laugh was really pretty. I’d head it when we were under the tree, but that was just a little laugh, not like this one Ava laughed so hard that she almost fell over, I’m not that funny am I?

“Am I that funny?” I ask her,

“Um…well…it’s just that I haven’t laughed in awhile since… under the tree, and when you said that,I imagined you in some type of knight in shining armour getup, and it made me laugh,” She mentind the night under the tree, really it was nothing but a hug, so why can I not stop thinking about it? Was it the fact that it felt weird but awesome when Ava was that close to me? Did she think it was nothing, or something? Was it? Was it not? I hate not knowing, but…ok I’ve got nothing, I jump when I hear a low moan. My gym teacher shuffles out of his office, his gym clothes had been torn lucky not enough to show anything, Ava pulled out her bat and looked at me,

“So, whatta lock him in his office?” She asked, I smile,

“Sure, let’s do this,” Mr. Smith shuffles towards us, I grab the mop, ok what’s up with me and always grabbing the cleaning supplies? Mr. Smith swipes at me I duck out of the way and hit him with the mop, Ava swings hitting Mr. Smith in the head I’m pretty sure that some nails got stuck in his head, he moans and goes after Ava, I put the mop right in front of his chest, then he turns on me, together me and Ava backed Mr. Smith into his office, I lock the door and lean against it, 

“Ok, I think, that’s it…for now”  Ava smiled, I slid down the door, I just sit there, and try to collect my thoughts, Ava offers her hand and I get up, 

“You, you did great, um yeah, you, you did good,” Ava clearly had something she wanted to say but couldn’t find the words, 

“Can’t find the words?” I ask Ava, she nods,

“Well really there’s no way to describe what I feel with words” she said. What?  What does she mean? Oh! Oh! Oh no! Ava got super close to me, she got on her toes and kissed me. She’s about to pull away but before I know what I’m doing I kiss her back. OH MY GOD! Did she? Did I? Did I just kiss Ava?! Did she just kiss me?! 

   Emily

Me and Ryan go down the hall and check each door we walk by, I was still trying to figure out what happened when Ryan had landed on top of me, Ryan was kind of cute in his own way, his black eye stood out with his dark hair, was it possible that his black eye made him look even cuter? Yuck! Why did I just think that about RYAN? He’s an annoying comedian who can’t take anything seriously! Maybe he’s ok, I’m lying, he super cute and I guess he’s growing on me, the more I think about Ryan’s black eye the more I feel bad for the guy,

“Hey Ryan, I just wanted to say that I was sorry, for hitting you with peace of bread and punching you, I’m really sorry,” He looks at me his grey eyes studying me,

“Yo, it’s no problem, it’s not like you tried to kill me like Ava did,” I laugh,

“Yeah, she’s pretty fierce,” Ryan nods,

“I’m glad I’m on her good side, I hate to end up like those zombies, any girl who’s brave enough to wrestle one, is a girl that I DEFINITELY want to stay on her good side” He smiles at me,

“I think this place is clear, let’s go and find Ava and Jason and hope that they’ve finally discovered that they like each other, if not that we must try harder!” Ryan waves his hand in a dramanice fashion, we both laugh, and head down towards the direction of Ava and Jason, we look in every room and we find nothing, until we get to the gym, there we find Ava and Jason, we caught them just as Jason kisses Ava back. Once they pull away, Ryan whistles,

“Whoa, so I guess our plan worked huh Emily?” I nod,

“It worked out better that I thought!” Ava and Jason blush, 

“Ok you two love birds let’s go, we still have half of the school to go through,” Ryan says, and marches off. That’s right I said march, we check every door we pass and I fear what I had told Ava was true, but we had to keep looking. We finally come up to the chemistry lab and we go in there we find  a dark figure, Ava pulls out her bat,

“Die zombie die!” she yells she charges at the figure, tackling him just like she did with Ryan a week ago when we first met, when we realize who it is, Jason pulls Ava off of the figure,

“Oh your human, sorry I tend to  make little mistakes like that,” She says with a little laugh, 

“LITTLE! Little mistakes? Really, because if I’m right this is your fifth time you thought someone was a zombie!” Ryan says,

“Hey! Me Trying to kill Jason while he was on his way to the outhouse while I was on my way out of the outhouse does not count!” Ava said, Jason rubs his head,

“I think it does, my head still hurts!”

“Are you sure you were trying to kill him? I mean for all we know you  could have been making out with him and he bumped his head on the tree,” Ryan says with a smirk, man he’s cute! Ugh, quite thinking that Emily! Ava and Jason turn red,

“Well technically our kiss in the gym was the first and only kiss we’ve had so far, so don’t be going there just yet Mr” Ava said. All this time I had forgotten about the figure, it was Benjamin. Benjamin was one of the school nerds and Lexiy’s chemistry partner, Lexiy was our mean  and popolare girl, so you get the jest. 

“Your ALIVE!” Benjamin says,

“Nice to see you to Ben,” Ryan says sarcastically. We hated him. Most nerds are super nice but NOT Benjamin Willhouse, I swear some of Lexiy’s meanness rubbed off on him. He was a skinny boy, with a mop of sandy hair on top of his head , his blue eyes were cold and fierce, he points to Ava, 

“Who is she?”      

“This is Ava, she was the new kid here, about a week ago, before all of this happened” Jason said, Ben nods,

“Why did she try to kill me? I’m a likable guy!” I shake my head he’s not, 

“Benjamin Willhouse! You’re NOT a likeable person, you made that clear on the first day of highschool!” I yell, 

“So what!” He yells back,

“I say we leave him to the zombies,”  Ryan says, 

“WHAT! Oh no your taking me with you!” Benjamin starts to come at Ryan, 

“I don’t think so” Ryan snarled, Benjamin slammed into Ryan, knocking him backwards, Ryan was stronger than Benjamin so it didn’t take long for Ryan to pin him down. Benjamin kicked and squirmed, until he was free, Jason went after Benjamin, but Benjamin was light on his feet. Soon the boys were in a huge fight. I had seen all of those movies where the guys fight and the girls are powerless and get them, so they just shriek and watch in horror and the guys fight to the death…sometimes. Apparently Ava was thinking about those movies to because she pull out her bat and yelled at the top of her lugnes,

“STOP! What the hell do you think you’re doing! If you don’t stop right now I’m gonna start swinging this bat! AND NOBODY I repeat NOBODY wants to be at the end of it because you’ll die!!  AND I ain’t afraid to spill some blood!” She was dead serious, I may or may have not taken two steps back, there’s a wild look in Ava eyes, she wasn’t lying about not being sacred about spilling some blood, the boys ignore her which only makes her even madder,  

“You want to play that game alrighty then!” She charged out into the middle of the boys, swinging her bat, she hit Benjamin who wailed in pain, but keep going, she screamed and hit Ryan, the nails in the end of in just missed his head, Ava got so mad she threw her bat down and punched Ryan and Jason they fell to the ground, then she turned her anger on Benjamin, 

“YOU! You dirty little … ” Benjamin ran out onto the hall and Ava chased him, once she caught up to him she tackled him she started to hit him with a binder, and the best part was it was a really heavy binder, once she was done with him she went back into the lab, and threw that binder at Ryan and Jason,

“YOU DESERVED IT!” She yelled, and marched out into the hall and out of the school, I laugh, now Ryan had a bloody nose, Jason had a black eye, a bloody nose and lip, Benjamin had gotten the worst of it, he was bleeding everywhere,

“I guess was should, um, help him, then go find Ava,” I said, in a quiet tone, the boys had almost forgotten I was there because they jumped,

“What do you supposed made her so mad?” Ryan said,

“I was thinking about how in most movies when the guys fight  the girls are powerless against them, maybe she was thinking the same thing and got mad?” I say, 

“Maybe” Jason said, the boys lifted up Benjamin and I grab Ava’s bat that she left behind,  the boys had carried Benjamin to the tree house, were then the put him down on the couch, he groaned,

“Shut-up” Ryan said, blood was still dripping from his nose, and his eye looks swollen,

“Why don’t you two grab the supply of water bottles and clean up, I’ll stay here and if Benjamin tries anything, then I’ll wack him in the head,” I say,

“What will you hit him in the head with?” Ryan asked,

“One of Ava’s books” I reply, Ryan nods,

“I approve” 

“Speaking of Ava I should probably go and find her,” Jason said, “I feel bad for not listening  to her and I’m scared that I’m now on her bad side,” he shudders,

“See! See! I’m not the only one who’s scared that they’re not on Ava’s good side!” Ryan said, Jason shakes his head and goes outside to look for Ava,                  

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