“Hey Chuck, do you remember when we were young?” Brian asked, his mind a fog and a hunger in his belly that made him want to scream.
“BRAINS!” demanded Chuck, teeth gnashing and arms flailing as he thrashed to extricate him from the tangle of barbed wire around his legs and waist.
“You used to be really active you know” Brian continued, “You were always…what’s that word..?” He trailed off into silence, thinking was getting more difficult and the hunger was unbearable.
“BRAINS!” Chuck demanded again, more forcefully this time.
Chuck had no recollection of much other than the fact that he really wanted some brains right now. If he tried really hard to not think about eating brains there was occasionally a flicker of a different world, but it all seemed like a …like a…something, He didn’t really have the words anymore really, he was just so hungry.
“I’m trying to have a normal conversation with you mate!” Brian snapped. “I know this is all very upsetting but …” the words failed him again.
He looked down and noticed a rather large hole in his military fatigues, and an equally large one in his chest, crawling with flies. “You used to …oh what was that word now…” he said, looking across at his old friend. “You used to love to…”
Chuck had managed to get one of his legs free and celebrated with a rather hearty “BRAINS!”
For the briefest moment Brian felt a clarity of thought and a million images flashed through his mind. He remembered everything. The outbreak, the war, family , friends and so much more.
“Chuck” he said slowly, “I think we’re undead mate!” He felt his thoughts escaping him, like sand slipping through clutching fingers. The hunger was overpowering, he had to fight for every word. “I’ve remembered Chuck” he said excitedly, “I’ve remembered what you used to love to do!”
He looked over and noticed that Chuck had dragged himself free of the barbed wire, leaving much of his right lower leg behind. “BRAINS!” Chuck exclaimed joyfully.
“You used to…it was…you…we…” His voice trailed away, eyes glazing over and his head falling to one side.
“BRAINS!” was all he could muster.
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