IC-GOLD-Sanctuary(Drake/Evans/Rourke/older characters)

The survivors from the T-Bone flee for the safety of Warren Air Force Base, while a lone woman struggles against all odds to stay alive in a very dangerous place. A small group of survivors races across Nebraska in a pickup truck. The helicopter group arrives in Omaha in a last ditch effort to save the world, but time is running out. Z-Day seems to last forever, but it will come to an end. The sun is getting lower, and night is coming...

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IC-GOLD-Sanctuary(Drake/Evans/Rourke/older characters)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:18 am

Z-Day - 2:28 PM Mountain Time - Warren Air Force Base, west of Cheyenne, Wyoming
In the Stryker-
Inside the Stryker M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle were nine people dressed head-to-toe in orange Racal suits. Six of them were USAF Security Forces personnel whose job it was to secure the gate during the brief period of time when it would be open, and to disarm and escort the civilians. The other three were members of the quarantine clinic's medical staff. Captain Isaac Drake was a skilled surgeon who was used to operating under fire in Afghanistan and Iraq in similar vehicles, but the current situation was like nothing he had ever experienced. Now his home was the battlefield, and this base was one of the last bastions of civilization after only a dozen or so hours of chaos. Assisting him was Lt. Sara Evans, a nurse who often worked with him in the operating room. She was also in charge of the nursing staff, and had chosen to come rather than put one of the other nurses at risk. The last person on the Stryker was Airman Catherine Rourke, who served as an orderly. She had volunteered for this duty too. This was the first time today she was going off-base, even if it was just outside the gate. She had also eagerly volunteered to be sent to the motel from which the incoming survivors had fled, but had been turned down - more due to lack of space on the helicopters than anything else. There had been no room for anyone who wasn't part of the communications team, the medical research staff, or the Security Forces troops. The only open spot had been given to Javier Ramirez. In a way, Catherine had been lucky. Of all of the people who had been sent out to the motel directly from Warren, only Zorie Spooner had survived.

The rumbling of the gate sliding open could be heard from within the compartment, and the Stryker began to slowly roll forward. It performed a U-turn and then backed up. "Please remain where you are," said the driver from a loudspeaker on the vehicle. "Keep your distance from the barricade while we move it aside, and keep your weapons pointed away."

After a minute, there was a shotgun blast, apparently the infected person they had been told about killing himself. Then the SF sergeant opened the rear exit, which became a ramp leading down to the asphalt of Randall Avenue. Then he led his squad outside and wheeled the barrier blocking the road aside. After a short wait, the squad returned with four people in tow. Zorie Spooner, in an orange suit identical to theirs, was helped up the ramp by Airman Frank Hodges. Lt. Rebecca Doolittle came aboard next, glad to finally be back on base after many harrowing ordeals and brushes with death. Senior Airman Roger Coltrane brought up the rear.

"Let's get moving!" shouted the SF sergeant. "We've got hostiles incoming, so make it snappy!" He closed up the ramp and took his squad to the side of the road. He waved his arm, and the Stryker began to roll forward, back through the gate and into the base.

"Sir," said Lt. Doolittle, saluting Captain Drake. "Lt. Rebecca Doolittle reporting for duty."

"As you were, Lieutenant," said Dr. Drake. "I'm Captain Isaac Drake. I'd like to introduce Lt. Sara Evans, my senior nurse, and Airman Catherine Rourke." He indicated each woman in turn.

"Senior Airman Roger Coltrane, sir," said Coltrane, saluting. He nodded to Lt. Evans. "Ma'am."

"I'm Zorie Spooner," said Zorie, lying down on one of the gurneys.

"You're going to be all right, ma'am," said Sara Evans. "You're in the best of hands."

On Randall Avenue-
David started up his semi again and followed the Stryker as soon as it started moving. Amanda drove behind him on her Harley, waving for her son Keith and Melinda to follow in his truck, and for Colin in his. Lisa slid into the shotgun seat of Colin's truck. "Let's get inside already," she said. As if to accentuate her point, the snipers inside the base began to fire at the lurching figures in the distance to the northwest that were getting ever closer. The Stryker rolled through gate and into the base, heading straight ahead past the intersection with Missile Drive, which went southwest, and Central Avenue, which went northeast.
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Postby kabukiman » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:25 am

-Well, for now it seems we are safe.
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Postby Mr Zombie killer » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:55 pm

Colin shook his head as he followed the convoy into the base. "Well here goes nothing."
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Postby ryansommer » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:55 pm

In the truck
Keith let our a sign of reliefe and visibly relaxed a bit. 'Was it true that they may finally be safe?' he thought to himself.
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Postby kabukiman » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:01 pm

Melinda put her head in Keith shoulder.
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Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:51 am

In the Stryker-
"So, what's it like out there?" asked Catherine Rourke eagerly.

Lt. Doolittle just shook her head. "It's hell on earth, Airman," she said. "Be glad you weren't there."

"Oh."

"You don't have to worry any more," said Captain Drake. "The base is secure, and we're going to make sure it stays that way."

Lt. Evans looked over Zorie Spooner. "There's not much more we can do for you without taking off your suit," she said, "and that will have to wait until after we clear you. What happened, ma'am?"

"Car crash," said Zorie. "Up on I-80. It was a mess there. I was knocked out on impact, so I missed all the fun."

On Randall Avenue-
Once the last vehicle had passed, the soldiers rolled the barricade back into place across the road while the snipers in the lookout towers covered them.

The vehicles followed the Stryker through the gate and into the base, staying on Randall Avenue. After a little while they passed Freedom Drive and then Bancock Road on their left. both of which led to various rows of small buildings, probably barracks. They rolled through another intersection, where Fort Warren Avenue led to the left and 15th Cavalry Avenue went to the right before curving around to parallel Randall Avenue. The road went by another row of buildings and a small loop that led to them. Next they passed another intersection with North and South Creek Drive. They were now in the heart of the base. The Stryker turned left at the interesction up ahead, onto North Champagne Drive. David followed in his big rig, making a wide turn, and Amanda rode behind him.
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Postby ryansommer » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:21 pm

In the Stryker-
"Those infected runners are the worst thing out there," Frank said. "We were secure at the hotel too, until a big fucking worm the size of an 18 wheeler burst from the earth and laid waste to the building and most of our group. We didn't stand a chance." Frank sat and stared at the floor of the vehicle as the gravity of the day set into him.

In the truck-
Keith reached up and put his arm around Melinda and kissed her head. He continued to follow there Stryker as ordered.
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Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:06 am

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Keith already has his orders - to follow the Stryker into the base, and not to stray from the route it takes or to fall too far behind.
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Postby Mr Zombie killer » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:24 pm

Colin continued to drive behind the others wondering when they were going to get where they needed to go
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Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:13 am

In the Stryker-
"A giant worm?!" said Catherine Rourke, gaping at Frank Hodges.

"It's true," said Lt. Doolittle. "I know it's hard to believe, but I was there. We saw it - and we killed it, but not before it had massacred a dozen or more people, who then promptly rose up and attacked. We were lucky to get out of there alive."

"Wait, you mean the people it killed..."

"All of the seemingly infected people that have been attacking all day are actually already dead," said Zorie Spooner. "It's death that causes reanimation. I've seen people get back up and attack after being shot dead. The bite just transmits a toxin that kills its victim."

Drake and Evans looked at each other.

The Stryker stopped, and Drake spoke into the radio built into his suit: "We've arrived, Major." Rourke opened the rear door and lowered the ramp to a parking lot. The entrance to a large building was a short distance beyond it.

In Warren Air Force Base-
The vehicles went north on North Champagne Drive, crossing Fort Warren Avenue. They went around a few curves and passed some more buildings. The convoy, led by the Stryker, made a sharp right on Alden Drive followed almost immediately by a left turn into a large parking lot. The Stryker stopped near an entrance on the west side of a large building, a pair of large glass doors beneath a concrete overhang. As the other vehicles entered the lot, the Stryker's rear ramp descended.
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Postby Mr Zombie killer » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:46 pm

Colin sat in his truck and waited instructions.
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Postby ryansommer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:31 pm

In the Stryker
"You know, I am not even sure that bites transmit the infection. We've seen people who were not bitten die, then become reanimated. All of those attacked by the work were not bitten, but they got back up and attacked us. I'm begining to think that were are all infected in some way or another and something activated the infection. Fuck, who knows..... It's been a crazy day." Frank let out a big sign and rubbed his face with his hands.

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Keith followed the others and stopped the truck when everyone else did. "Well" he said, to Melinda, "Now what?"
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Postby kabukiman » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:18 pm

-I don't know. All we can do is wait for further instructions. And hope we can stay a bit alone after- she says with a malicious look to Keith.

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Postby ryansommer » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:53 pm

Keith blushes a little, "God, your great!"
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Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:43 am

In the Stryker-
"Okay, everyone out," said Captain Drake. He, Lt. Sara Evans, and Catherine Rourke helped Zorie Spooner outside. Lt. Doolittle and Senior Airman Coltrane offered their arms to Frank Hodges to assist him down the ramp.

In the clinic parking lot-
As the other vehicles parked in the lot near the Stryker, the people inside began descending the ramp. "Everyone please get out of your vehicles and come inside with us. We'll try to get you examined as quickly as possible."

David shut off his truck's engine and got out. Amanda Deeds lowered her Harley's kickstand and swung her leg over it, then went over to join him and the people emerging from the Stryker on their way to the front entrance. There were more SF troops in orange suits standing guard outside, beneath the overhang, and there were snipers in similar suits on the roof.
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Postby Mr Zombie killer » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:15 am

Colin got out and said to his passangers, "Well shall we?" He followed David and Amanda inside.
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Postby ryansommer » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:07 pm

In the truck-
Keith squeezed Amandas hand, then said: "Well, here we go." He opened the door and walked over towards where his mom, and the others were.

In the Stryker-
While Frank appreciated the offer of help, he refused it. "Thanks, but no thanks. I've fought through much worse injuries. A little car wreck isn't going to slow down this soldier." He exited the Stryker and go to work on helping Zorie from the transport.
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Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:16 pm

In the parking lot-
As everyone emerged from their vehicles, those with radios heard a male voice speak: "Major, Mr. Crane is going into V-fib! I need a crash cart in here stat!" Captain Drake, Lt. Evans, and Airman Rourke recognized him as Captain Nils Johansen.

"Come on, let's get inside quickly," said Drake. He led everyone through the entrance and into the intake area. The guards remained at their posts, standing at attention and saluting as the officers passed them.

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