Kania kept her face even, and her voice low. "The old office complex there looks deserted. If you want to stop."
Alex nodded. She knew where that was. She led Moonshine to the old building. Luckily it was still in pretty good shape. Moonshine trotted up the old ramp to the closed doors.
"Anything in there?" ALex asked her.
Natalie put the jars back into the bag and went towards the front, which most likely had better plants than the back. She found a patch of wild English Plantain and got down on fours to collect. She quietly hummed to herself, smiling faintly. It had been a long time sense she could do something with out too much fear crawling down her spine. After getting enough Plantain she crushed it between her fingers and into the jar it went.
Llewellyn released an arrow and a squirrel fell out of the tree. He went to collect it before Beau got his nasty paws on it. Llewellyn hunted until he had three squirrels and found Natalie behind the cabin collecting edible plants. "Learn from a book or experience?" He asked, sitting on a rock as he began to clean the squirrels, keeping the guts aside for fishing bait. Beau appeared by their sides and dropped to the ground heavily with a huff before he closed his eyes. He was clearly happy they were finally away from the undead.
"No." Kania said. "I've been traveling east and the last place i went to is the place we just left." She slid off the horse and pushed the door open, and raised an eyebrow. "You coming or not?"
Natalie looked up at him, "Some of it, some of were guesses, others were somethings I learned from my parents." She smiled and finished, pulling out a canteen. She carefully doused the plants to clean them. "Did you hunt before all this happened?" She asked casually. She began to count the plants in her head; there were so many in this area. She watched as a couple of birds flew off over head, cawing in unison.
"Yeah," Llewellyn said with a small smile. "Me and Beau basically lived in the woods, when I wasn't workin, or... uh, It's all in the past now." He said, standing up abruptly. Llewellyn went into the cabin and found a camping pan in his supplies. "How do you like your squirrel, stewed or roasted?" He called out the window, batting Beau away from the fish bait.
Alex hesitated, thinking about that boy and girl with the truck. But she quickly pushed them from her thoughts. She didn't know where they had gone. And they needed to lay low until the zombies wandered away anyways.
She slid off Moonshine and led her inside after the girl.
Natalie smiled, "Roasted if you don't mind." She stood, entering the cabin after him. She crossed her arms over her chest. Natalie watched as the dog moved strategically around the supplies. She bent down to pat him and smiled. It had been a long time sense she had any company. She looked at Llewellyn, "Or uh what?" Natalie didn't like not knowing.
Kania walked in and took a quick survey around the lobby. An office building wasn't likely to have supplies, but they could at least camp out here for a while. She felt tired, mostly just tense mentally.
Alex shut the door behind them and then drug an old table infront of it. Moonshine wandered over to a office plant that had managed to survive and began to nibble at it.
Alex surved the area. There was lots of dust. That was good. That ment zombies hadn't been stirring it up recently.
Name (First, Middle Initial, Last) Jay Neve Harper
Place of Birth Seattle, Wa
Appearance (include scars, birth marks, piercings & tattoos) Jay has medium-length light brown hair, and generally wears a beanie. His hair cascades into a wave jutting to the right out of the front, and his light-brown eyes match it. He has a medium-complexion and and a lean slightly-muscular build. He has a vibrant, almost determined face.
Short Bio Jay was an out-going person until the "event" place, he ran away from his home and tried to start a new life. He had everything packed and ready to go, when he heard about the news he scrambled out of his house and onto the streets, heading for the forest.
Weapon of Choice Bow and Arrow
Llewellyn had his back to Natalie as he started to fry their dinner over the fire. "Listen," he said. "I have never nor will I ever harm you or anyone else. There is to much ugliness in the world now as it is. But it's called the past for a reason, it's done now." He said. Llewellyn offered her a weak smile. "Howabouts we put some of that pokeweed in there to." He said, going over to a bag and taking out a bottle of cheap whisky. He splashed some in the pan and took a swig from the bottle before he offered it to Natalie.
Jay stumbled through the forest, eyes darting back and forth in a cautious manner. Upon hearing a rustling in the foliage he spun around and whispered in a quick voice, "Who's there?" Hmm, no reply I see, guess I should try and find some water. I'm so thirsty... Jay turned around and an explosion of dull pain ignited across his head, he landed on the frost-bitten ground in a second. Before I know it the trees will kill me... Jay groaned and got up, he took out his knife and skinned the rough layer of bark off the tree and started chewing on a inner, softer layer. "I swear, if I have to chew on bark one more day..." Jay stop muttering when he saw a glint of smoke in the sky, he narrowed his eyes. Fire..? In the middle of the woods..? Today..? Not very likely to be natural. Jay continued to walk through the thick foliage, guided by the small glints of smoke he could see through the leaves.
Natalie made a face of disgust and shook her head hastily. "No, thank you." She returned his smile with her own small one. She was not satisfied with his answer nor did she think it was a good idea to ask once again so she let it die. "So, you say you had a job. What was it?" She paused, "And don't say it doesn't matter because what you did before will help now."
Jay emerged from the dense treeline, clearly exhausted from the walk. He clumsily walked up to the shore of the lake and scooped up some water, he dropped an iodine tablet into the water and gawked at the middle of the lake. He had been distracted by the water, not even realizing the smoke was coming from the middle of the lake. Wow, what a great spot. I mean, not only can they not get in but it's hard to get to as well. Jay took a swig of his water and put it away, he took out his bow and tied a knot onto an arrow with light rope. Jay let the arrow fly and it cascaded towards the lake in an arc and stuck right into a tree with a loud THUNK. He grimaced at the loud sound and look back and forth, from the lake to the treeline around him. Jay carefully waded up towards the shore and took his bag off and put the top on the rope. He wadded into the water and he grimaced, Not the best time of year to go swimming, but oh well. Long as I'm out of this damn forest. Jay spit out the thouroughly chewed bark and pulled himself more and more into the lake, until finally his feet didn't touch the bottom. He wound the rope around his hand as he swam closer and closer, the bag held high above his head, making sure to not get a drop of water on his pack. Finally, Jay pulled himself out of the water and onto the small island, he shivered as his body painfully started to restore feeling. "Now, let's see what's with that smoke..." he muttered to himself quietly.
Jay emerged from the dense treeline, clearly exhausted from the walk. "Huh, so that's where the smoke is coming from. How foolish, even in the middle of the woods it's probably not the best idea to light a fire just anywhere." He muttered to himself as he clumsily tied a knot to an arrow. Ah, this should do! Jay let the arrow fly, it cascaded into an arc and hit a tree with a dull THUNK. He grimaced at the sound, waiting a minute to see if anyone looked, then he wadded down the shore and into the water. Jay grimaced at how cold the water was, not the best time of year to go swimming, huh? When his feet couldn't touch the bottom he held his pack over his head and pulled himself over, his legs no longer cooperated with him. Jay finally reached the island and dragged himself onto the land, his nerves screaming as they roared back to life throughout his body. I should probably find a place to hide and warm up before I check in there. Jay stumbeled into a large patch of foliage and sat down, readying himself for what was next.
Kania poked her head up the stairwell and started up to survey the other floors. The second floor was another land of computers and cubicles. (So many offices in this city...)
Alex left Moonshine where she was and followed after the girl. She kept her bow and arrow handy.
"Sooo," Alex asked, "Wher are you from?"
Jay rose up slowly from his hiding place, making sure no one was in sight. He catiously pulled himself from under the foliage and winced at the sounds of dry leaves cracking under him. Alright, I should keep my eyes open. Anything could happen, and I've gotten to far to die here. He slid an arrow out of the quiver and notched it as he slowly walked towards the smoke. Jay slowly climbed a tree and pulled himself to the middle, he brushed aside some of the branches and gasped. A man..? And what looks like a girl? Are they..? Could they be..? First person alive I've seen in what seems like years. Jay smirked, "Well, better keep an eye on them. Hell, I don't even know if they're any better than those nefarious creatures..." he muttered to himself quietly.