God darn it...No, I don't want to be late for school, no not today....
Yes, I can do it. Just a bit more faster...a little more close.
My chest was pumping harder than an industrial hydraulic pump. If you'd take my heart & put it in it's place...It would've extracted all the oil on this planet at once.
All the gates were closed & no one around them. Not even the guards who were supposed to be there. I was rushing to gate number 4. There is always someone, if not that gate is usually open. Actually it is the only door which has not got the spikes on it's top. So, I can cross it.
The gate was wide open. Deserted. No one guarding it. Well what can be better than that after all.
I was amazed and a bit confused too what exactly was going on. I slowly peeked inside so that I don't catch anyone's eye.
Gate no. 4 is at one end of our school ground and right in-front of it, diagonally on a distance of around 10-13 meters is our school stage. I was low, taking cover of the stage. As I walked along the wall, gate no. 4's guard came into my vision.
With his right side towards me. He stared at the school flag standing right in-front of the stage & was weirdly moving his body.
"what the hell...what in this universe...wait is he...
holy shit...is he too practicing for today. Sick fuck...his break dance moves are pathetic" I muttered to myself.
I was already an hour late and this guard is pissing me off. Soon, I came up with an idea or sort of a plan. It was simple. I stay low, and walk under the cover of the wall, he won't be able to see me, even if I walk from the side right in-front of him. The opposite side of the stage.
"Sounds like a plan to me !" I said to myself and began my crawl slowly. It was all clear. I made it to the opposite side in one swift move. BINGO !
Now, I didn't had to worry about the guard. Because my next move will get me inside the building & I'll stay out of his vision if I'm low. I decided to enter the building from the primary side. Our school building had a 'r' shape. The bottom of this r was given to the Primary Dept. The mid to Middle Dept. and the upper most part of the r held the Sr. Primary and Secondary Dept. I was to enter the building from the bottom, ground floor to the top of this r on third floor. This was the first thing I was supposed to do. After it, I was to come down to the ground floor of the Sr. dept. to the auditorium.
That's the place where the fair-well party is !
I began walking towards the Primary wing entrance. It was smooth. I was worried about whether the gate will be open or not. Because, that day only the students from 11th and 12th were present.
My decision of going to the school even after being an hour late for my fare well day, and doing some stealth moves and a marathon run, cam out to be one the worst decisions I've made in my life.
The gate was open. I had a long & empty corridor in-front of me. All I was supposed to do now was to get to the other side of the building & to the third floor. Put the bag in the locker & than rush back to the ground floor to the Auditorium.
Each section of the building had it's on stairs. One for each dept. I picked stairs no. 1, of the primary corridor. Reason was simple, It was close, just at the end of the corridor to the right. I climbed up to the third floor without stopping for a second even. I stopped for a while at the end of the stairs on the third floor, took some breaths and then began my run again.
I passed from a classroom to my right then another to my left. But, when I was about to cross the third one, something got my leg.
It was a hand. It gripped my leg tight from the ankle and didn't let go till I fell on the ground. I slided a meter on my chest. I was hurt. Before I could get back to my sense and look back or even consider my pain for once. I was dragged inside that classroom on. The moment I was inside, I saw a random dude rushing to close the door. He did it in an instant and then turned around and looked at me.
The room was dark. All windows closed & all lights shut. Only one fan was running at the right corner of the room with 15-16 students of eleventh and twelfth standard sitting. Most among them were my best friends or class mates in general namely Aniket, Himanshu, Tushar, Sameer, Yash and Sarthak.
I turned around as I brought myself up. It was Sarthak. His eyes looked straight into mine and were wide open. Wider than a 12 lane highway.
"Dude..you A hole....you crazy or what ? and what the hell are you all doing here..." I cried
Sarthak came more to me and clutched my shoulders tight and said slowly
"It...i..it's real "
"What's real, illuminati ?"
"Dude...we are not having a bollywood movie going on here. Tell me quick or I'll squash your face. I'm already hurt, don't make my condition worse"
"The dead are back"
"......." I swallowed my tongue that moment I guess
"We have a Zombie Break out "
We both stared at each other for a few seconds. The were probably the most intense few seconds of my life.
Slowly, a wild smile and a evil sort of smile filled both of our faces. That smile and the smell of the air sent a chill to our spine. Who knew, everything was about to change. Totally