"Daddy, I'm scared."
I pull his head to my chest. The zombies had managed to corner us in an alley. Thirty of them now, probably forty by the time the slower ones catch up.
I check the revolver to be sure- just one more bullet.
"Don't be scared, Daniel. We're gonna cheat this, alright? Just like we cheated it last time"
He had been such a trooper since this all started, didn't complain once. Not when he was hungry, not when he was tired, not even when the zeds got his mother.
I squeeze him tight one last time and raise the gun to his temple.
As the pack swarms his body, I slip past them from behind the dumpster. Not a one notices me, what with the easy meat right in front of them.
Even with thirty or forty, they'll be occupied for at least five minutes.
I promised myself I'd cheat this. Just like I cheated it last time.