The day started kind of weird, with John telling me that I needed to make a path for people to follow and get to safety. When he told me that, at first I was thinking "WTF?" How in the hell am I supposed to do that?
But John had trusted me to do this, and I kind of needed it after he had killed my girlfriend Pam. I don't blame John at all for that, she was shooting at him at the time. But that's water under the bridge and I had a job to do.
I knew John was going to set up in Leport, and he was wanting me to keep a route open that would be safe for people trying to get through the ZONES. That stands for Zombies Only, Noone Else Survived. I liked that little bit of invention, but Tommy always rolled his eyes. One day his face will stick like that and I'll get the last laugh.
I decided to start out by moving east towards a major road and then north towards the canal. I wanted to have an area the people could follow, but if it looked like they might get overwhelmed, they could beat it to the safety of the water. Swimming sucks, but it beats beaing eaten.
I took two guys and we headed up LaGrange Road, passing through the forest area. There weren't many cars on the road at all, but I figured we'd move faster than trying to get through the subdivisions. What I didn't expect was a zombie migration off the 294 expressway. There had to be dozens of the bastards and they were coming off the on-ramp to the highway.
I didn't really know what to do, but then I looked at a car and figured someone else can do the job for me. We pushed ten cars over to the top of the hill and let them loose, letting the big vehicles plow into masssive groups of zombies. I swear one car wiped out fifty zombies in one shot. The other cars did pretty well, too. One turned early and missed completely, but it was a good start. The upshot was the cars could be used as saftey points if chased or surrounded.
I headed down the center of the road, keeping the divider between me and the rest of the still-standing Z's. The other guys followed, unlimbering their weapons as they went. If we could spread them out along the divider, we could finish them off with little difficulty.