"Bad day at work, Hon? Layla asked as she glanced over her shoulder at her husband.
'"Worse than normal." he replied quietly.
Something in the way he spoke made them both stop the preparations and turn towards him.
"Want to share?" asked Penny. "A trouble shared and all that...."
"Not really, but I think I have to. Laverne was killed today." The women joined him at the table. "We were investigating a multiple drunk and disorderly, or so we thought. It didn't turn out to be that, though, and I have a feeling it's going to be something much worse."
In a quiet voice he told them all that had happened that day, of how his colleague had died at the teeth of a monster, one of the many monsters they had encountered on what should have been a routine call out. Back at the station at the end of the shift, he had found out that it had been far from an isolated incident and that the scene had been repeated all over the city. Other reports suggested that other cities had encountered the same thing. Something was deeply wrong with all this.
"Tomorrow I want you both to go into town to the gun store," Sam said, " and I want you to buy guns, lots of guns!"
Layla and Penny looked at him as if he had gone mad.
"This is going to get worse," he declared prophetically, "and when it does I want us to be prepared." Sam got up from the table "Oh, and take something heavy with you, something you can hide, but something you can hit them with if you meet one of them. A hammer or something."
After Sam had gone to work the next morning, the women set off on their errand.
leadership 3, shoot 3, melee 3, people 4, drive 3,
attribute - stone cold
equipment - hammer
On the right is Layla Ford (star)
leadership 3, shoot 3, melee 3, people 4, drive 4,
attributes- ambidextrous, agile
equipment - crowbar.
The three PEFs were placed. A rep 2 PEf was in the carpark near the burger van.
"Dunno, but they are heading this way." Penny replied, squinting against the sun's early morning glare. "I wonder if there are some of those monsters down there that have got Sam so worked up?"
They both jumped as a shutter banged against the side of the closed burger van.
"All that talk of 'Bob's Burgers' last night has got me a little jumpy!" admitted Layla. "Let's get this done as quick as we can. I want to get back home." She gave the crowbar in her waistband a reassuring touch. "Come on, Penny"
They moved forward.
The second PEF turned out to be just noises.
Penny turned to her friend, slapping her on the back to dislodge the invader. "You need to cough quieter, Layla. Sam said they seemed to be attracted to noise!"
"Trying my best!" she gasped in between spasms. "Lets keep moving."
Her coughing now under control Layla shrugged. "Get your maximum out. Sam said to get as many guns and as much ammunition as we can."
"It'll put me overdrawn." said Penny with a frown. "This had better be the end of the world........" she muttered darkly.
"Just get the money." Laughed Layla against her better judgement. "Sam and I will sort it out next payday."
They quickly withdrew and pocketed the large bundles of cash.
They both smiled at him. "I certainly hope so!" replied Penny .
"Did you see that cheeky bastard!" laughed Penny. "He couldn't take his eyes off my chest!"
"Well you did sort of lay it on a plate for him. Poor man!!" Layla responded, looking at her friends low cut top.
"We needed a good deal, didn't we?"
I rolled on the meet and greet table to see how friendly the shopkeeper would be. Penny won 5 successes to 2. The shop keeper was very helpful - must have had a crush on the girls!!
The rattling of bins behind made them turn quickly, clutching at their bags for the newly acquired guns. They stopped themselves when they saw nothing out of the ordinary.
"Let's get to the car!"
So that's the end on episode 2. I'm sorry to say that nothing much really happened, but the two women did do as they needed. Now they have guns and will feel a little more secure in any future conflict with zombies. I am sure that as time passes more zombies will begin to appear.