With only two remaining, the somber survivors crossed the treacherous wasteland. The horrors they had witnessed fresh in their minds, they ran as fast as their tired feet would carry them.
Finally, they saw it, the way out. They could barely believe their eyes. Home was so close. Excitement and adrenaline flowed through their veins.
“Earl, can you believe it? We made it!” Carl turned to pull his comrade into a celebratory embrace. “I can’t believe we actually made-“
Earls’ excitement was cut short. There was no time to react. It all happened so fast.