Merry Christmas to you all, hopefully you have eaten too much, had too much fun and are all suffering (like I am) from far too much festivities. And now are all ready to do it again on Boxing Day!
Any who, gotta keep meeting the challenge of a survivor per week! So here is the fourth survivor, and first male survivor, Kevin!
.. The radio crackled ..de Red... c....
Did you hear that? Rick asked his partner Kevin. The two men were sitting in the break room, bitching about the pay over a crappy cup of instant coffee.
The men were security guards, mall cops. Code Red was used when there had been an attack- violence against a store owner, customer or staff. The mall the two of the worked at was the biggest around, and had more than a few security staff.
The radio crackled again...ll sta...code....der attack....
Did that just say attack? At that, the two men jumped up, fumbling at the weapons on their belts.
The two men rushed outside, exiting the staff only corridor. As they reached the food court, the scene was pandemonium. Shoppers were running at top speed in a heaving mass of people, panic stricken and with no regard for those around them. Whatever had happened must have been terrifying to cause this reaction. Rick and Kevin skirted the edge of the fleeing mass, for fear of being trampled.
It was then that they spotted a second group of people, they were half running, half shambling after them. Kevin immediately recognized some as being security, others as retailers or shoppers. Kevin was about to yell out to the group, but stopped himself when he saw the blood dripping down their faces, and their cold, dead eyes.
A woman had fallen, her 3" stiletto heels unable to support her feeble attempts at speed. She lay in the path of the second group, they quickly set upon her, people Kevin had known for years tearing the poor woman apart.
While Kevin stared in horror, Rick acted. He drew his sidearm, ran forward and fired into the feasting mass. Kevin wanted to follow him. He wanted to. But his legs wouldn't work. His mind couldn't comprehend, couldn't understand.
He turned around and ran for the door, to get anywhere but here....
Kevin comes from Hasslefree Miniatures, another from their excellent Modern Adventurers range. I am not totally sure what made me paint him up as a mall cop, but once I had decided that, it was an easy choice for name (Kevin, from Kevin James who had the Mall Cop movie).
He must have gotten a little bit braver since his story in the pose, perhaps it is just him trying to clear the hallways, to get to the outside?
At any rate, I don't think this is the last time we see Rick....