Kira settled herself on the rise and slowly scanned the town in the distance with the binoculars.
It looked like every other town they had visited, abandoned cars in the streets, occasionally the blackened husk of a burnt building but most importantly, no signs of movement.
Dave squatted next to her.
‘Ascension Township. You will never find a more wretched hive of…..’
‘Don’t!’ She hissed through gritted teeth.
She snapped an angry look at Dave, his smirk quickly disappearing.
‘The world has ended. Everyone I’ve known or loved is dead, dying or a walking corpse. Civilisation doesn’t exist. We live in a world waiting to die. We’ve walked for 5 days to get here. We haven’t eaten for 3 days and the water ran out yesterday. I’ve got less than a dozen rounds left. I’m tired, I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, I’m scared and if you keep doing Star Wars quotes, I bloody kill you and then I’ll be alone.’
She looked back at the town, and grabbed her pack from the rocky ground.
‘Let’s get down there before night falls, you fricking moron,
She strode off, down the escarpment, kicking gravel and she stomped off.
Dave stood and sighed.
‘ I’ve got a bad feeling about this ‘ he muttered as he jogged to catch up with her.