I’ve never left California always stayed in that state my father hated traveling before he passed. I remember the accident like it was yesterday the day was my 16th birthday my dad just bought me my first car. He asked if I wanted to go for a test drive and of course I said yes. I remember having the time of my life we were joking and having a great time. Then I see my dad throw himself in front of me then everything went black. I woke up 2 weeks later from a coma. My vision was blurry but I could just make out the shapes of my mom sitting by the hospital window with my little sister on her lap. The first thing I asked was where my dad was. My mom started to cry and she told me he was killed in the accident by a drunk driver and I would’ve died aswell if my dad didn’t jump in front of me. I tried to be the rock of the family after that I did my best. My mom was diagnosed with cancer the next year so I had to provide for the family. I was the man of the house now or I tried my best to fake it. I worked all through high school trying to keep food on the table. My mom was told she was cancer free a week before my graduation. My mom had a degree in engineering so she was able to get an amazing job right away. After high school I didn’t know what to do I didn’t make many friends or I lost the ones I had due to me having no time outside of work. My mom came home from work one day with a flyer that said they had a study abroad program in a country called Chernarus. She told me I should go and have some fun with my life. Traveling out of country was a big deal I hadn’t even left my state before. My mom convinced me that her and my sister would be fine so I was off to Chernarus. I got there and was able to make some good friends who were in the same classes. Then I met this girl named Kylie she was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She always tried to cheer me up when I was down she never put me down. We talked everyday never let one pass without seeing each other. I had been there only 2 months when disaster struck news reports of people being evacuated from cities I never heard of. The military set up a compound around our school refugees flooded the school. Me and Kylie stuck together. I told her she could stay in my dorm until this past over. It never did all I remember was a loud scream down the hall and gunshots. Me and Kylie had gone to get some food I grabbed her hand and started running dropping the rations we got. I ran down halls grabbing door handles most were locked I have to get Kylie somewhere safe. That’s when I heard a scream behind me I had let go of Kylie’s hand and she went back down the hall to grab the rations we dropped. I ran down the hall to see her surrounded by zombies and getting ripped apart. She was screaming at me for help but there was nothing I could do. All I could say was sorry that was it sorry. I didn’t try to kill the monsters that were eating her I just said sorry. Then one of the monsters saw me and started to chance me. I ran back down the hall screaming for help. I saw a door cracked open I burst through it and slammed it behind me locking it. The thing that was chasing me slammed into the door. I was safe....... all I could do was stumble back into a corner and replay the scene I had just seen.
Kylie I’m sorry
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