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Why oh "Y" Is the Cure Infectious
Terri woke to the cool morning air on her face, sunlight trickling
through the thin curtains draped over the windows. Getting up, she followed
her easy morning routine: Tidy the bed, brew a pot of coffee, and see her
husband James off to work. He took a cup of coffee and headed down the
driveway to his car. As James left, Terri sat down on the sofa with a cup of
coffee and grabbed the journal she kept from under the couch cushion,
deciding it was a good time to write a new entry.
Another day, just like it is always. I’m beginning to grow tired of
the same old schedule, same cleaning, and the days don’t
differentiate as much….
Terri. August 14 1953
She sighed, knowing that no matter what efforts she made, it was
either this or go hungry. Terri didn’t know much, so it was hard to get a job,
although she did have a definite liking towards science. She liked to inquire
about science, but it was hard to get a job in it. Specifically, she was
interested in medical science. How the body works, reacts to things, and
antibiotics that can cure disease. Her sister had also been in the same
field, and Terri got most of her information from the things Alice did, as
James did not want Terri to be doing this. Alice had managed to get a job in
a lab and she frequently focused on curing disease, and occasionally just
experimented around with genes and how they reacted to other genes.
Currently, there were many things going on inside the lab, little to
Terri’s small knowledge of the world around her. Alice had not told her
anything that was going on inside the world of the scientists, and honestly
didn't plan to unless she got asked directly. There was no need for
someone like her poor little sister to have this knowledge, just to spread it
around like a rumor in high school. Through Terri’s eyes, this kind of thing
was meant to be spread around to the general public, to be known by all
people, but she didn't know that advertising this was possibly the worst
thing that one could do.
As soon as people get a glimpse of what they were doing, the world
would go crazy over it. What once was something that was impossible
would be now obtainable by mankind, and available for all to use, just as
everyone would want it to be. Genetic development could get so big that
the demand would make it impossible to get, even for those who actually
did need something through it. Things like this worried the few that were
working in the lab with Alice.
Terri got up to call her sister. She didn't really know why she had had
this urge, but James had left, so they might as well go out for lunch for no
apparent reason at the time. She grabbed a five dollar bill off the counter
and shoved it into the pocket of her dress. She grabbed the receiver off the
phone and spun the rotary correctly for Alice’s phone number. Her sister
responded and said, “Hello Terri, Nice day, isn’t it? How are you?” a silence
prevailed for a second as Terri gathered her thoughts. Maybe she might
ask about the research going on within the science community. “I’m alright,
but I was wondering if you would want to go to the Crystal Cafe diner with
me in an hour. How about it?” “Oh! That sounds wonderful. Meet you there.
That is the one that is about a five minute walk, correct?” Terri grinned as
she realized that her plan would work just as planned. “Yeah!” she
exclaimed, a bit too excitedly for the context of the phone call. “Okay, see
you there, Ter. Bye!”
She ended the call and placed the phone back where it belongs. She
could not wait to get to the cafe and have a discussion with her older sister.
Terri decided to get a quick shower so she could fix her messy hair with the
curlers and hair dryer. She carefully selected a blouse and skirt to wear to
the diner, making sure it was comfortable enough to walk in. She walked
across the house to go into the bathroom with her clothing. She hopped in
the shower and managed to be out within five minutes. She threw the outfit
she has previously chosen on and got out of the bathroom with her wet
hair. She went to the living area of the house and grabbed her rollers off of
the coffee table. She knew that she did not have much time, so instead of
air drying it like the traditional way, Terri decided that it would be better to
just dry them the fastest way, unnaturally. When she had finished drying her
hair, she pinned her locks in place and hairsprayed them so they would
stay. She put on a pair of flat shoes and grabbed the money out of the
pocket of her other dress to head out the door.
Terri then carefully closed the door and started down to the diner.
When she realized that she was going to be late, she started to sprint. After
all, it would only be five minutes maximum, right? Turns out, she was
wrong. Her skirt got snagged on a rose bush that was just a little too close
to the sidewalk. She stopped and attempted to untangle herself from the
little thorns that the roses had all over them. She managed to get out with
only a little damage to the garment. A rose had come off of the bush, so
she picked it up to bring with her. She then continued to run down the
sidewalk, a bit further away from the side the plants were on.
After not too long, she managed to get to the cafe and find the spot
where Alice was sitting. She sat down and sighed, and gave her sister the
rose. “So, What’s your story, Ter?”, she said snickering quietly. “Gosh,
Alice. Always straight to the point. Anyway, I had an encounter with some
flow-” Alice cut her off there. “Oh really now? Taking ‘Stop and smell the
roses’ to a whole new level now, eh?” Terri sighed, trying not to crack up at
her sister’s sarcastic nature. “So can I see any of your research? I’d love to
see how you’ve been doing!”, she implored to change the subject.
The waitress then realized that they were there and approached the
table as quickly as she could go. “Hello, welcome to the Crystal Cafe. what
can I get you ladies to drink?” They each ordered a coffee, and the waitress
returned in an instant with the coffee they ordered, along with a pitcher of
cream and a small dish with sugar in it. “Enjoy!” the waitress shouted,
huffing slightly from the amount of times she had ran through the building.
The women both thanked the waitress, but she was gone before any
words had escaped from their lips. Alice turned to her sister, and let out a
lengthy sigh in slight annoyance. “Terri, I don't just bring it with me
everywhere I go, there's just no reason to. If you actually wanted me to
bring anything with me, you should have said something earlier when we
were on the phone. Terri frowned. She had hoped that her sister could just
know that she’d bring the papers with her, whether this was a realistic thing
to wish for or not.
“I'm not sure what exactly what you’d like me to do, I didn't get any
prior advance to bring it.” Alice said, trying not to let her irritation show
through her words. Her attempt was futile and she didn't exactly come off
as a pleasant person to be around at the moment. “Sorry. I expected you to
read minds or something, oh smarter sister.” Terri said dryly, emphasizing
the word ‘smarter’ to add to the displeasure she already had from the tone
of voice she had gotten from Alice.
Alice took a moment, and then laughed at Terri. “You thought I could
read minds??” she said cracking up at the hilarity of the seriousness her
sister had expressed. Terri smiled at the ground and realized that what she
said definitely had been stupid to say. “Yeah, I genuinely believed that you
could read minds when we were kids. It started that one time when you told
me I’d get a cookie in a minute as I was about to get up for a cookie.” The
connection between the two seemed just a bit stronger than it had been in
quite a while.
Alice got up from where she was sitting and downed the rest of the
coffee. “Alright, I’ll be back in about ten or fifteen minutes. I’ve had my fun
playing with you so I am going to go and grab the research you asked for, I
suppose.” She walked quickly back to her house and took all the papers off
her walls, which she looked at just about every day to get her mind started
on thinking about how to continue on the project she was working on. She
put them in a bag and prepared for the questions that Terri would probably
ask. Really, there was no escaping from her sister’s trap of questions.
Alice began to walk back to the cafe that they were seated at, the bag
bouncing on her shoulder slightly. She inhaled deeply and let herself drift
into a state of thought, only piloted by the subconscious process of walking
and seeing where she was even going. When she arrived, she could easily
find the table as her sister was speaking loudly to one of the ladies that
worked there. As she sat down, she realized that she had a new coffee
sitting there for her, despite not really wanting any. Oh well, she thought as
she sipped at the new one.
She pulled out the research papers and presented them to Terri as
they were. No need to even think about it anymore, her hands went to work
arranging them all in a way that would have them make sense to just about
anyone that wanted to think about them. “Okay, so what does this mean?”
Terri asked, thinking about what it could possibly be. Looks like Alice was
wrong. “Well, we’ve been working on some things in the lab. This is for
genetic modification, how to do it. The process to say the least. This has
never really been done before so it will take a while before it's even a
possibility for us to do anything extraordinary with it.”
Terri looked back down at the extensive notes in awe and felt
somewhat proud, even if the discovery wasn’t even her own. Honestly, she
just wanted to be of any help to society rather than some kind of “Man’s
rag-doll” that could possibly be thrown around like she was nothing. They
sat there and drank their coffees, and Alice paid the bill, despite Terri
insisting that she paid for the both of them.
They each said their goodbyes to each other and Terri began her
journey back home. There was no need to run if James would be quite a
while. He worked most of the time, while Terri felt as if she was his slave,
staying at home and tending to everything around there, even if he was the
one that dirtied the majority of the things in there. She would leave as soon
as she got enough money to leave, but now the best she had was the five
dollars she grabbed earlier to eat out.
As she got back, she quickly tidied up around the house and cleaned
some of the other things more deeply to satisfy her husband that was
making all of the money. The house really wasn’t that big, so it did not take
too long to get it back in order just like usual. She sat down on the couch
and remembered Alice’s research. She grabbed the journal she had been
writing in earlier and decided to make a new entry into it.
Alice has some amazing news today!
The development of genetic modification is underway, and I’m
honestly super excited to see the powers that it may hold for the
future of humanity. The future people must be so lucky…
Terri. August 14, 1953
Just then, she heard the car pull into the driveway. She greeted her
husband at the door and imagined seeing someone like him being
genetically modified to be even better. Luckily for her, nothing like that has
happened to James so no side effects from any type of horrible
modification can devastate them. “How was your day, sweetheart?”, she
asked him kindly. His gruff voice responded, “Work was terrible, some idiot
co-workers….”. At that point, Terri had stopped listening because her own
thoughts intruded. What if James wasn’t even here..? What if..? What- “Are
you even listening to me!?”, He shouted. Terri was startled by the sudden
bellow from in front of her. “S-sorry…”, she said slightly embarrassed.
Terri barely scraped by out of the situation. The house had been filled
with yelling for just oven an hour, and both parties were quite miserable as
the effect. Nobody was there to help her out, nor would there ever be. The
only thing she could think about was that she had to leave and that the
living conditions were not anything like what she had imagined when she
was a child.
Her nicest nightgown was sitting on the bed for her already, James
smirking at her as she picked it up. At this point there was no turning back.
She changed into the gown and was back into the bedroom in just a couple
of minutes, James ogling her. It almost seemed like his eyes would pop
right out of the sockets at any moment. She thought to herself that it would
be worthwhile to see if eyes really did pop out like that. Maybe another day
Drifting off to sleep, she realized that James was completely out.
Asleep to the point of no return. Waking herself up quickly, she decided to
get up and put her slippers on, and proceeded to walk out into the living
room. She was still thinking about the possibility and the greatness that the
modification of human beings could bring for everyone in the long run.
Maybe it would be possible for certain diseases to be cured, maybe people
would never have to worry about genetic disease again. She went back to
lay down back next to James and tried to stop her thoughts to to back to
She woke the next morning, finding a note from her husband was left
for her. He had already gone to work, but he must have a good reason for
leaving a note since he doesn't usually do so.
I've already gone off to work. I’m not really sure how to write
letters to someone like this, but I just wanted to ask why you seemed
so distant lately. It’s probably nothing important to me, or even to you,
but I feel as if husband and wife should be connected more than we
are. Sorry if this bothers you, but I am concerned. Need I say more?
The letter ended there without even a signature from him. She could
admit that she had been distancing herself from him, but really it wasn't
something she planned on discussing. He probably already knew the
reason that Terri was doing this, it was because of him. Even if she didn't
want to say anything to him, it was definitely time for her to speak up and
tell him some fake story he could believe.
Terri didn't exactly do anything that day, just thought about the fake
story she needed to tell later. Really, there was no need to even try. Terri
was a master at this kind of thing, lying came easy and was practically an
escape from her dreadful reality. Maybe by doing this she could share her
own reality, something better, with the others around her. Without even
realizing it, she had no plan to actually make up a story, she’d just
improvise until James was satisfied with whatever answers she made up.
Almost exactly like some kind of movie, Terri thought as James came
home. He had came home at four, exactly. A surge of anxiety rushed over
Terri as she realised that in her day of not doing anything, she really had
done absolutely nothing. The house had to be cleaned, and she had not
even started on it. At this point, there was nothing she could do. She could
be kicked out of the house if she wasn't careful in her word choice, her
actions. Everything was on the line. She decided to get a move on, she has
about two minutes before he walks through the door. She shot into the
bathroom as quickly as she could and made it up. Artificial lemon scent
flooded the area, but she didn't care. Bathroom clean enough. She darted a
different direction. Abort mission, ABORT MISSION! James walked through
the doorway and she skidded to a screeching halt.
The cleaner and sponge was still in her left hand as she politely
greeted him. “Hello, James!” she said, breathing heavily through her words.
James’ face went deathly pale when it dawned upon him that the house
wasn't done as he got home. His face shriveled into a confused look as he
turned his head to see what hadn’t been done. “What did you do all day,
Terri? The house isn’t cleaned today. What is wrong with you?” He said,
glaring at his wife and seemingly seething with anger. One wrong move
and she could tip him over just a bit too far, and the anger could come
bubbling over like a boiling pot of water. “I was thinking about you,
sweetheart. Your chiseled face, lovely hair, and perfect body is just too nice
to not think about, don’t you think?” She said sweetly. It was all false, of
course, but she needed to lower the tension before anything else
happened. He seemed to like this, as he lightly smiled. “Okay, okay, fine.
Make sure you don't spend all day tomorrow thinking about your handsome
husband and do some work around here, alright?
That was impressive. The fact that she had managed to get off the
hook was one thing, but without being yelled at was another. Luckily, Terri
had a narcissistic husband and it was easy to butter him up. No need to
even try that hard anymore, she knew how to do this by now.
The phone rang with a horrid noise. Terri ran to answer it as quickly
as she could, just to hear Alice’s voice on the other end. “Terri. You finally
picked up!” She was practically shouting into the phone in excitement. “We
have more updates! Can you come over tomorrow?? Pleeeeease?” Ugh,
not the plead from Alice, it's irresistible. Nobody can get by when she’s
done it. “Fine. I have to clean up first though. What is it that you need to
show me?” “Hemophilia.” Alice hung up, leaving Terri standing there.
That was her only response. Just hemophilia. Terri’s interest peaked
at just one simple word, and she made plans to go over the next day. Terri
just wanted to know what she meant, so much so that she ended up
staying up all night trying to compile all of the possibilities.
The next day, she managed to clean the entire house to be spotless
within about two hours after starting. She was exhausted. All she could
think about was the fact that she had no answers, no sleep, and it felt like
she had no time. It was like out of all the days that consistently repeated,
today was the only one that was different from the countless others. Terri
took a moment to look out the window and see the oak trees gently
swaying in the cool breeze. She wished that she could be one of the trees,
with nothing to worry about except finding water and sunlight to survive.
Maybe if she could just get reborn as a tree she could do this, and she
could please the people around her instead of causing more distress for
herself and others. She shook her head and cleared the thoughts to her
head. She had to get to Alice’s house for answers.
She walked all the way to her sister’s house, trudging her feet. Terri
was so lost in her own self hatred. It wasn't her fault that James was angry
at her all the time, it was his. But she didn't believe this. It was her fault that
James was upset, her fault that she couldn't even get a job. Heck, she
could barely keep herself from getting into a place where she couldn't cope.
A hand knocked loudly on Alice’s door. Something about it was
melancholy, despite still being loud and clear. It could have been the fact
that it was initially loud, but trailed off into nothing, it could have just been
the nature of it. She couldn't really be sure. Alice opened the door and
found her sister standing there, puffy eyed from where tears had streaked
down her face. She was confused, as she didn't do anything to make Terri
upset. “What’s wrong, Ter?” Terri didn't say anything, just stepped inside
without a word.
Alice closed the door and led her sister to what she wanted to show
her. New development was in the region of genetic disease and such. The
team in the lab was working on seeing if they could come up with a cure to
hemophilia, just to test the limits of the power they now have. The papers
had been posted back up onto Alice’s wall and additional ones were there
“So how does this work really? What are we even trying to do here?”
Terri asked. “I'll tell you as soon as you tell me what's wrong with you.” Alice
responded, trying to get anything out of Terri. It didn't really look like it
would work, as Terri just went silent again and walked out the door. Another
day would be better to show her anything apparently.
Days went by and they hadn't talked since the incident. Nothing had
really happened between, but Terri was in a bad spot herself. She had
came to realize that her problem wasn't with her, it was with her husband.
She wanted to kill him. There was an overwhelming urge to just murder him
and get it over with as she cleaned the house once more.
As she finally got over it, she called up Alice again to finally go to see
what she had to show her. Alice told her that there was development in
coming up with a cure to hemophilia and that she wanted Terri to be the
first one that wasn't a scientist to see it. The whole thing was fascinating to
Terri. The fact that there was a cure being worked on for something small
was confusing, but it would make sense that they choose something small
to test with a bit.
Terri went over the next day, around eight in the morning. She barged
into Alice’s house without even knocking, luckily the door was unlocked for
her. “So much for knocking these days, I suppose.” Alice said chuckling
under her breath. There were many more notes and pages scattered
throughout the house than the last time she had been in there.
“COUNTER VIRUS?”, “Hemophilia.”, and “Genetic Diseases” were
the first ones she read. The one that said counter virus really had her
attention, though. “What does it mean by counter virus?” Terri asked. “Well,
we've been quite literally been designing a virus that can counter the
effects of hemophilia. We have also added some effects to it so it can make
the human body stronger, faster, smarter, and some other benefits like that.
The plan is to make it so it can only be activated in the presence of a Y
chromosome, so that it can't even be used by women.” Alice caught her
breath and continued. “I know it's not really ideal, but I've got to keep my
cover with the men in the terrible world we live in at this point.”
Terri just stood there in awe that something like this was possible,
and being done by humans right now. Designing such a thing would be
absolutely perfect for the advancement of mankind in medicine and
technology. Future generations of people could enjoy this valuable
information without having to work for it since their “ancestors” had figured
it out instead.
“Activation in the Y chromosome? That's unheard of!” Terri exclaimed.
“Something like that could take years to finish!” Alice finally decided to
speak up. “That's where you're wrong, Terri. It's projected to take about half
that time, at only five or maybe even six months. The hard part is getting
some rats to test on. They have to be male and they have to have
hemophilia, or this can't be ever released into a public.” all the questions
had been answered and it really looked to both that this would actually
Neither of the women could sleep that night. Alice was thinking about
how she'd pull this off, while Terri was thinking about how the counter virus
would work. Activating in the Y chromosome and curing the genetic
disease could actually be successful. She woke again the next morning
She called her sister again. “Hello Alice. I just wanted to ask: How
would this ‘cure’ even work? I know that it activates under certain
conditions, but be honest. What’s the process?” Alice sighed from the other
end. “Okay Terri. You know what, come over tomorrow morning. I doubt
James will mind if you come over on a Saturday to spend quality time with
your sister. By the way, We finally found our rats. My lab friends told me.”
She hung up and did not say another word.
The next morning at about seven, She woke james to tell him that
she was going out to see her sister. She did not even bother to get herself
ready, just grabbed the car keys and began to drive off to her sister’s
house. In about nine minutes, she arrived and happily skipped to the
doorstep to knock on the door. She was invited inside and Alice had
already set up for what she needed to say.
The research was all set up like it was at her house last time, but this
time it was not just key parts, it was all of it. The dining room tables and
walls had papers and diagrams all over them and it seemed like it was just
a bottomless pit of everything her sister had managed to achieve. Terri did
not even realize that she was gaping at it all until Alice said, “Shut your
mouth or you’ll catch flies.” There were so many different types or notes
and pages ripped out of a book that it just seemed totally impossible.
Alice began to point to the various different items scattered all over
the place. “This shows what this new virus supposedly looks like, this one
shows how we expect it to react to the human body, and this shows the
different functions it’s supposed to have….”, She started with. She kept
going, explaining the process of all this, how and why it works, and many
other things that were about this single virus. It seemed like absolutely
nothing could possibly go wrong when it has all been thought out so
carefully and precisely by a team of such brilliant people.
The next day, Alice managed to inject the virus into a hemophiliac rat
at the lab. So far, the scientists see nothing, and the rat seems to doing
perfectly fine, as well as the 4 other test subject rats they had. They
checked them once an hour, and nothing had happened to them for the
entire day. They continued to check for any signs of failure in the rat.
Nothing. The rat had stayed perfectly healthy throughout the day, and the
counter virus seemed to be carrying out its purpose so smoothly that the
scientists were absolutely stunned. Actually, it seemed as if the rat was
being healed from things even this virus wasn't programmed to do. There’s
no possible way for this to happen.
Alice had slept on the idea and made the decision to tell her
co-workers that it had worked perfectly or even better, and they all agreed
to continue testing further to see if the effects strengthen with more time.
The rats were in a position to lift their bowls, open their cages, and other
things that they previously could not do. Since everything was going so
well, human testing is actually an option for them in the long run.
They all decided to also test on chimpanzees to see if they reacted
the same way as the rats had. The week went by quickly and nothing had
happened to the chimps. Really, it was quite impressive that nothing had
gone drastically wrong yet. Soon they would be able to release the “cure” to
the public for use in people that really needed it.
Humans. Humans were now an option for testing. They all agreed
that because things went the way they did, there was no real need for
animal testing any further than they already had done. The likelihood of
something drastically terrible happening is very low with about twenty rats
and close to ten monkeys all having the same results, and the way it
worked was very simple.
The following week, Terri got a call from Alice saying that the counter
virus was a huge success and that they would be launching it as an
actually functional treatment for what they were attempting to accomplish.
They plan to have it in doctor’s offices in the form of a tablet for the people
diagnosed with hemophilia to take first. The launch was to be in two weeks,
but until then, people will be hyped to see that science has gotten to the
point of where even the “incurable disease” was now curable and for the
The many families waited until the product came out patiently so that
the people affected would be able to have what they need to get over the
genetic disease. When the day finally came, people flocked to get tested
and make sure that they did not have anything, and if they did, they got
prescribed with the new “cure” as soon as possible.
Weeks past by, and the men began to get smarter, stronger, and
faster just as the rats had shown in the testing stage. The few people that
had taken it seemed to be passing the affects to the other people around
them as well, just as a normal virus would. The women were left in the
dust, with nothing, and the society around them began to change and
morph into something of an even further strengthened male dominated
Slowly, all of the men and boys in the population had been “infected”
with what was once the cure. They began to sell it as a supplement just for
the other benefits it provided, not for what it was actually intended to be
used for. The tablet had been abused to the point of no return, and there
was no avoiding the spread among other people as well. The women could
not even join in, even if they wanted to, just because they made it so that
only men could use the product anyway; seeing that the people who get the
disease are all male anyway.
Alice began to realize that she had doomed most of humanity’s
population. The rats that had been injected with it had their peak and then
began to rapidly decrease in everything that was previously boosted. Their
reflex time dropped, they were too dumb to remember how to move
properly, and they began to do everything in their power to escape. All of
the men Alice knew were also going to come to this same demise. The
worst part about this whole situation was that fixing this would take too long
for her to guarantee anything.
The human (and apparently rat) brains were unable to handle the
extra skill that arrived so quickly. The brain was trying to process the new
information too quickly, and eventually began to “Overheat” in a sense.
Although the boosts were temporary, the falldown was long-lasting. Quite
possibly even life long.
Alice heard a loud clang from behind her. The rats were driving
themselves to insanity and began to cannibalize each other. She hoped
that humans would be able to come to their senses and not quite literally
eat each other. There’s no saying what may happen if this did happen. An
apocalypse? The end of human existence? Really, nobody had thought this
far ahead. She quickly left the lab to inform Terri about the reality of the
situation, running down the empty sidewalks as quickly as she could.
Terri saw Alice bust through the door to her home. “Terri! Bad news.
James will turn into a practical zombie. Nothing you can do now. We may
have to kill him, actually. Basically the cure spread like a normal virus and
is causing brain damage, leading to-” Terri cut her sister off, “Seriously?! I
never even dreamed something like this even could happen, I thought it
was all just some science fiction. A comic book filler.” “Sadly, no. this has
became our reality and now it’s our jobs to be the heroes.”
There was a moment while Terri left the room and came back with the
chainsaw James liked to use. “Well, if we have to kill some zombies, might
as well do it the classic way, right?” A grin swept over her face. Terri began
to realize that she would finally able to get rid of the stress that was in her
life permanently, and this time it wouldn't be illegal. Alice sighed. “I know
you like murder, sister, but just remember that these are real people that
honestly didn't ask for this.” She brought Terri back to reality and got her to
think about her actions, but even that wasn’t enough. All Ter could think
about was the revenge she could bring to the infected men, and that
nobody could even do anything to stop her.
The thought of the people she knew, how the simple situation can
cause so much damage to the future of the human population. The fact that
the power was in her hands was much more than she could ever ask for,
but she knew that if she didn't use it, many more people could be harmed.
James came back home to the two sisters sitting on the couch. He
had came home quite earlier than the usual timing. He had a look on his
face that made him seem quite dead. “How are you two doing today?” he
questioned the women. Terri glared at him and snapped a sarcastic “We’re
fine.” It was quite obvious that she didn't want anything more than to just
have him go brain dead to kill. “So, why is there a chainsaw on the
ground?” James said, a strange look sweeping over his face. The sisters
looked at each other with a look that practically said “Should we tell him?”
The room was filled with a tense silence that was only broken by Terri’s
She stood up and brought the chainsaw back to the garage and then
proceeded to sit back down just as if nothing had happened. “Alice can
explain the situation and then I can tell you the reason I had it.” A grim look
washed over Alice’s face as she prepared herself to tell it all to one of the
people who could die very soon. “I’ll make it simple. Basically that
hemophilia counter virus spread like a normal disease and infected all the
men. It activates in the Y chromosome so it doesn't do anything to the
women. The brain can’t handle the new virus, and you will be brain dead
within a couple weeks.” She sighed and waited for his reaction. “My turn, I
suppose.”, Terri said to interrupt the even further silence. “I had the
chainsaw because this would basically zombify you, so since there is no
reason to cause harm to any more people than it already has, I was going
to kill you old style. And before you-” James had gotten up again and was
headed toward the door to leave. The women both got up to block his path,
but his sheer force and speed knocked them both out of the way. He was
determined to get as far away from them as possible.
Getting away from the “psychopaths” was probably not the best move
James had made. After a good while of running, he realized that not only
was he in another town, but he didn't have any food or water, or even a
shelter to stay for that matter. He sat down to catch his breath and realized
he couldn't think properly. He could only think about going back home, so
that’s exactly what he did.
Terri and Alice collected their items for a long trip. They grabbed
weapons and put on their sunday best for murder. No use in having fancy
gowns and heels if you don't use them, right? Because the apocalypse was
so near, there wasn't much more they could do than to stop it as soon as
possible, and come up with some kind of cure.
When they went outside, they found a couple zombie men awaiting
their arrival, all lead back to their home by James. Garbled speech was
thrown between them, and each of them seemed to understand what it
said. The speech process had been practically destroyed, and they were
nothing but walking, (talking?) Lumps of human flesh. They were only
shells of their former selves, and nothing else was really human about
them. This was an arguable subject, but there was no real argument that
could even be held at this point.
Terri took a step forward and drew the chainsaw up so she could use
it to do some dirty work. In her eyes, the people that had practically
dominated the world and even her could just die off and she’d be okay with
that. The horrid conditions they had forced upon so many women was
absolutely revolting to Terri. She swung the chainsaw toward the head of
one of them and the grass around them soon looked like a horrible movie
murder scene, complete with the dull thud of the head hitting the ground.
Alice stood in shock and horror as she saw what her
formerly-perceived-as-innocent sister had done to this man. Nothing would
be able to cleanse her mind from the image that was gruesomely produced
and permanently implanted into her head.
Terri bent over to grab the head off the ground. She picked it up and
turned to her sister. “One down, How many to go?” She asked inquisitively.
Alice didn't say anything, just gaped at her sister in awe, trying to figure out
whether to run or help her. She decided it was better to stay on her good
side so that she wouldn't meet the same fate as the poor man on the
ground. “We have a lot more to to, I suppose. Not a good idea to kill them
all though, or there can't be any cure testing for this.” Terri didn't care
though, she just wanted to make her point across that she didn't like what
had been done to her.
Terri slashed through the rest of the others like no problem, and left
their corpses for the next person to find them just laying there. As she got
to her husband, she paused. She had a grim look on her face. “Sorry for
this, it’s for the better.” she whispered into his ear. The fire lit back up in her
eyes after she had her moment, but she lowered the chainsaw and
proceeded, leaving James there as if he was innocent amongst the crowd
of guilty criminals.
Alice gave her sister a questioning look, but Terri just brushed it off
and smiled. “So, How about we go and find more of the zombie men to kill
so we can to and get this over with?” She asked as she began to walk
down the road to get out of the neighborhood
The ladies encountered many more of them and killed them in
whichever way they decided to do so. The corpses on the ground began to
build up, creating a horribly gruesome horror scene. To get away from the
fantasy that Alice believed she was hallucinating, she looked up at the
salmon sunset above them. The world around them would soon be dark
with the stars overhead. Alice closed her eyes and tried to imagine a
different world, one where she wasn't one to help destroy the people that
lived there, the humanity that had succeeded for so long. She sighed and
opened her eyes again, to find Terri staring at her. “Sorry, sorry.” Alice said
in apology to her confused sister.
They continued on their journey throughout the town, leaving a train
of disgruntled bodies and buckets of blood behind them. After this was over
with, there was no way the human population would be able to bounce
back from this. There would be no men to reproduce any more people if
this situation kept going the way it was. They would have to stop killing
everyone in their apocalyptic world and just leave them to harm more
people, or they could permanently damage human society by killing all of
the infected people.
It was a hard choice to make in just an hour or less. If she didn't stop
her, Terri would end up killing them all in a line without a second thought.
The fact that she had became a vicious killing machine in the matter of a
few hours, and was getting stronger with each kill she racked up was
The whirring of the chainsaw was deafening. It had been going on for
hours on end and didn't look like it was going to end a day time soon. Terri
was bloodthirsty at this point and stopping her would be impossible. She
was practically an assassin to all the men.
Suddenly as she cut through the skull of another man, the chain
broke off of the weapon and slapped her in the forehead, causing
prominent brain damage immediately. If that didn't kill her, she'd bleed to
death anyway. It had happened so quickly that nobody would have fast
enough reflexes the ever be able to react to something like that.
She fell to the ground covered in blood with a dull thud. Alice had just
watched her sister die in front of her, and there was nothing that she could
even do about it at this point. Terri was dead. Alice fell to her knees and
began sobbing profusely, lifting Terri’s head up off the ground. She placed
the remains of the chainsaw next to the corpse and took the chain of it off
of her dead sister’s head. Her hands were now covered in Terri’s blood, but
she didn't care that it looked like she was the one that killed all of them
including her sister, she just wanted to grieve her death in peace.
It was all over now. Alice left Terri on the grass where she had died.
She stood up and looked at the blue dress she was wearing. It looked
extravagant, as if she had put on her sunday best to go and murder the
people that hurt her. Alice had to chuckle at this. Terri really just wanted her
own revenge on them, for reasons that nobody would ever know, and she
wanted to do it as some kind of role model to the many women that may be
Alice went back to her house and locked herself in, not letting anyone in. She went into her bathroom and grabbed the cleaners from under the sink. She opened the bottle of Glass Wax. She smelled the contents inside of it. She then remembered the knife she had kept with her when she was helping Terri kill those innocent men. Lifting the bottle to her lips she downed the liquid quickly, ignoring the burns she felt in her throat. The taste of blood flooded her mouth just as quickly as she chugged the cleaner. Alice was sitting on the floor and puking copious amounts of blood. She was dying too slowly for her liking, so she took the knife and rose it up to her chest. Using the knowledge she gained from being in the lab, she positioned the knife to where she could stab herself in the heart.
She thought about why she was doing this, but the answer was obvious. She was the one who doomed humanity. It was her fault that her sister died trying to save it. If she was responsible for all of this, she would end up causing more pain to the few people she knew that were still alive. The things she had caused for mankind were irreversible and could never be undone, so she needed to end the progression of Alice for both herself and the people around her.
She pushed the knife directly into her heart and punctured it. The thud of her heart stopped then. Both sisters had died. There is no hope for any people left on the earth. Zombie men would just have to take over, or even just die off. Nothing could be done any longer.