crappy doodle to do with a fic Al wrote because Al is awesome and a great bro
“I’ll be alright for now,” the girl said confidently enough. “Besides, you kids are cool. You wouldn’t mind if I were to stick around a bit? Safety in numbers, and all that…”
[Her smile grows doofier.]
Of course you can! It’ll be so awesome having another girl around!
“Haha, yeah of course!” He turns back around and smiles again, brightly. “There’s definitely hope for us, and that’s what counts!” He holds up a hand, palm out for a high-five. “Let’s keep kickin’ ass!”
[She gives him a high five, letting out a cheer of some sort.]
“But wasps and spiders kill each other,” Lex said with a grin, “anyway… so, you and your bro okay for supplies? I mean, I know I went on a raid with him, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do another if you’re getting really desperate.”
Woah, they do? I never knew that.
[She gave a doofy smile.]
Uh—-I mean, we could use more, but—-
how about you? Are you going to be, well, alright and stuff?
“Heh, yeah I…” Al turns away casually, chewing on his lip as is his nervous habit. “I try not to think about that, too much. But I mean… even if there was a cure… I think it’d only work before you turned, yeah? The zombies may’ve been people once, but now they’re, well, dead. If ya cured ‘em I think they’d just stop walkin’ around an’ such. They wouldn’t… come back ta life. Y’know?”
…So there’s really no hope for the undead.
[She observed sadly.]
…But hey, no use for being sad!
[She pats Al on the back, trying to lighten the mood.]
I mean, we’re alive, you found soap, and we met people!
His smile fades a bit, but not entirely. “Honestly? …I ain’t sure. Maybe, but…” He laughs a little. “Well hey I mean zombies rot! All we really gotta do is outlast ‘em!”
…Yeah, true huh!
Still, I mean, those zombies were, well, people at one point. It’s sorta weird to think about.
“And soon he will be like putty in your hands,” Lex grinned.
“He was really cool. We did a raid together, actually! Nice to go with someone who knows what they’re doing,” the girl nodded, chucking a little as she saw how flustered Sara got. “Hey, even badasses can be scared of spiders and bees. I mean… spiders are creepy… and bees are crazy. They fly at you with their butts to commit suicide.”
..Putty in my hands?
[She blinks, looking at her palms briefly.]
Bro’s awesome! Like I said, I dunno where I’d be without him.
[She gives a small giggle.]
True. And then there’s wasps.
“What, me? C’mon, Sis, I’m always ok, you know that!” Laughs and pats her on the shoulder reassuringly. “Long as you’re alright, I’m fine.”
[She breaks into a small grin, returning the pat with a bit more force.]
And if you’re alright, I’m fine!
…D’you think one day there’ll be a cure?
Hugs her back quickly and then shrugs, “Eh… I dunno, we should try to ration it, probably, but if we’re careful I think we can make it last.”
Yeah! Either way, it’s pretty spiffy to have.
[Her expression stiffens.]
Uh..hey, you’re okay right? After yesterday that is.
[I mean that guy did try to shoot Al and stuff.]
He beams, “Anythin’ for you sis!”
[She pulls her brother into a quick hug before pulling away and continuing to beam at him.]
Let’s try it out!
..Or, well, I guess we should wait until we’re really super dirty, huh?