Sofia hurried the kids out of the store, while Chloe and Gavin, the biker, went looking for Luke and Rob. A zombified Roy and one of his lackeys stood clawing at the office door. Gavin smashed their skulls in clearing the way. Chloe opened the office door to find Luke and Robin tied to chairs looking freaked out. As she untied them Luke explained how Denny had gotten bit when Roy had let them in. While putting Denny in the freezer the others had gotten scratched and everything had gone downhill from there. Overnight all four guys had turned into zombies. The doors had been damaged at the same time and gave as the zombies outside had banged on them.
They made their way through the dark store out to where Sophia and the kids waited. Several people she had never seen before hung around a huge monster looking bus. One of the women turned and Chloe gasped, “April?”
“Oh my god, Chloe.” April rushed toward her, hugging her fiercely. “I told you, Topher saved me.” Letting go she pointed through the milling people to where Topher stood with the older woman who had come to their rescue. “You’re so lucky Mica convinced Piper to stop. We’re on our way to some podunk town in the mountains. Where have you been staying?”
“With Luke and his family.” She smiled up at Luke, who stood next to her his arm around her waist. “He save me.”
April sighed, and smiled. “You should come with us.”
Chloe began to reply but Sophia suddenly bursting into tears stopped her. “Damn he told her,” Luke muttered.
“Told her what?”
“The entire farm burned down.”
“No. The whole thing? How?”
“We couldn’t put out the barn, and the wind caused it to spread to the house, then the trailer. Everything's gone.”
“What are we going to do?”
Luke gave her a squeeze and shrugged. “Don’t know.”
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