Peter: Hey, I told you to stay upstairs.
Lorna: It’s over, right?
Henry: For now, yes. But that was one big group and we can’t afford to face that again. Even after our stock up. We haven’t got enough ammo.
Shiro: There’s gonna be more coming.
Peter: It’s our own fault. The original plan was to stay here for one night, not three.
Shiro: We could’ve stayed here a bit longer had Sean not put on a damn firework display.
Sean: Seriously, pal? This again?
Shiro: Yes, this again!
Aimi: Shiro, leave it.
Shiro: This place was perfect! There’s room for us all of here and then some!
Henry: That was never the plan. We need access to water. We wouldn’t be able to stay here for no more than a week anyway.
Shiro: We could have made it work! It was possible until Sean had the genius idea of setting the pub on fire! A big blaze like that? Must’ve attracted dozens… hundreds even!
Sean: Look, lad, I’m getting sick and tired of your attitude. I’m telling you to shut your mouth now before I do it for ya!
Shiro: That a threat?
Sean: You bet your fucking backside it is!
Henry: Right, that’s enough.
Peter: Yeah, pointing blame is getting us nowhere. We’re moving out today as we should’ve done two days ago. I guess the comfort of a nice house like this for all was too good to pass up.
Lorna: Will it be any safer out there?
Shiro: Probably not.
Henry: Of course it will. We need to get out of populated areas. If we head into the country, set up camp uphill somewhere, find a lake or a stream, maybe woods to cover us, we’ll be good to go.
Sean: Aye, that does seem like the best option.
Shiro: I guess we don’t have a choice, do we?
Henry: That’s settled, then. We need to be on the road by this afternoon.
Henry: Hey ladies, what you up to?
Lorna: We’re trying to find some clothes for Georgie but Beatrice is being a diva! Sorry to be a pain, Karen, but can you watch her for a few minutes?
Lorna: Oh, OK.
Henry: I’m sorry about that, Lorna.
Lorna: It’s fine! We’ll just take her with us.
Henry: Excuse me, I need to go and check on her…
Lorna: Sure, no problem.
Georgie: I wonder what that was all about…
Lorna: I don’t know. I just hope I haven’t done anything to offend her.
Henry: What the hell was that back there?
Karen: Don’t give me grief, Henry. I’ll apologise to Lorna later.
Henry: I’m not concerned about that! It’s you I’m worried about.
Karen: I’m fine.
Henry: Yeah? Well, you don’t seem it.
Karen: I’m not in the mood to talk.
Henry: Well, tough. You haven’t been right for days. We need to talk about what’s going on in that head of yours.
Karen: Do you remember Tommy?
Karen: One of the kids from the school. The one who took a liking to me. Remember?
Henry: Of course I do.
Karen: He asked me to look after him. He lost his entire family. I was all he had.
Henry: Karen, you’ve got to stop punishing yourself. What happened wasn’t your fault.
Karen: It wasn’t? I was in charge while you went looking for supplies. It was down to me to get the kids in check, to make sure we all stayed together. I failed.
Henry: There were dozens of them, Karen. A little girl wandered off and got bit. Nobody was to blame.
Karen: I can’t sleep at night. I can’t deal with the images of what happened to them… to Tommy…
Karen: The blood… so much blood… the screaming… I hear it all the time. It won’t go away.
Henry: Sweetheart, you need to overcome this. We’re living in a world where terrible things can happen to any of us. Children aren’t immune.
Karen: I’m not sure it’s a world I want to live in…
Henry: None of us want to, but we don’t have a say in the matter! This is what we’re facing; we have to live with it.
Karen: You don’t understand.
Henry: How can you say that? I was there with you that night. I saw everything you did! I’ve lost the same people you have.
Karen: The kids… I miss them… not just the ones we were with at the school, but our children. Our beautiful babies.
Henry: Do you think I go a second without missing them, too?
Karen: Our kids were what I lived for, Henry. Without them, I feel empty. Like a shell of my former self.
Henry: What about me, huh? Am I not worth living for?
Karen: Of course you are…
Henry: All of this started back up when we met Peter’s family. It’s Milo and Beatrice, isn’t it? Being around them reminds you of Tommy and what happened. We can go off alone if you think it would help.
Karen: Nothing will stop it. It’s only gotten worse.
Henry: Karen, letting this take you over is dangerous. You need to try and find a way to cope with it. I know it’s easier said than done…
Karen: I’m going to go and pack our things. We’re leaving soon.
Henry: We need to talk about this.
Karen: No, we don’t.
Shiro: Oh, hey.
Milo: What are you doing?
Shiro: Well, I was hoping to have a relaxing half-hour before we leave but some little kid came and disturbed me.
Milo: That’s not very nice.
Shiro: Well, I guess I’m not very nice.
Milo: Why do you need to relax? Did you not sleep last night?
Shiro: What’s with all the questions?
Milo: Only making conversation.
Shiro: Well, maybe you had best go play.
Milo: I’m eight, you know? Almost nine. I don’t play all the time.
Shiro: Well, that’s terrific for you, kid. I’m happy for you.
Milo: I want to go find something to eat. Wanna come with me?
Milo: Why not?
Shiro: You’re really annoying. Anyone ever told you that?
Milo: You’re really grumpy. Anybody tell you that?
Shiro: You’re off then?
Milo: Yes. I don’t want to speak to you anymore.
Shiro: Consider me heart-broken.
Milo: You have an attitude problem.
Peter: You said we needed a new vehicle so I decided to check out Gilbert’s garage.
Sean: She’ll do, eh?
Aimi: It’s beautiful.
Peter: It was Old Gil’s pride and joy.
Aimi: Do you think it would be OK to take it?
Sean: Well, he ain’t gonna need it, is he?
Peter: As I said it was his baby, he wouldn’t want to leave it here to rust. At least with us it’ll serve a purpose.
Aimi: I guess it’s settled then, huh?
Sean: Amen, sister. I’ll drive this little darling.
Peter: You won’t be able to have a drink this morning if you wanna drive.
Sean: Riding shotguns just as good.
Lorna: I’m sure we’ll find something that fits you.
Georgie: We’ve looked through so many bedrooms but there’s nothing. All the clothes are tiny. Even the ancient stuff. Did nobody in Joyce’s family eat?
Lorna: (Laughs). We’ll just have to keep looking.
Georgie: I’ve been stuck with this t-shirt for over a week.
Lorna: You don’t have any others? What about that bag you have downstairs? It looks packed. No t-shirts in there?
Georgie: Erm, no.
Lorna: What’d you have in there?
Georgie: Just stuff.
Lorna: Oh, that reminds me! I have some maternity clothes that might fit you.
Georgie: What you trying to say?
Lorna: You know I don’t mean anything by it! What size t-shirts do you wear? Extra large? Medium whale?
Georgie: Bitch! (Laughs).
Peter: All right. This is it. Time to move out.
Aimi: I’m gonna miss this place.
Joy: Me too.
Peter: I think we all will. It was great to have our own space with more than enough room for us all, but sadly this just isn’t in the ideal location.
Shiro: We could’ve made it work.
Georgie: We can’t risk being stuck in the house with hundreds of those things outside.
Henry: Yeah, I’ve been scouting the area, there are more heading into town. I know Sean didn’t mean any harm, but setting that building on fire did draw so many of them in.
Joy: On the plus side, any roamers who were out in the country are probably heading here.
Peter: Every cloud.
Joy: Where is Sean anyway?
Jai: Ready to go, friend?
Sean: Oh, we off, are we, pal?
Sean: Ah, good job I finished me beer then, eh?
Jai: How many you had?
Sean: A fair few.
Sean: This town is decent, ya know? I’m sad to be leaving. I’ll miss it.
Jai: I think I will, too.
Sean: We going now then, eh?
Shiro: Have you seriously been drinking?
Sean: Do you seriously need to ask?
Joy: No bickering please, boys. We’ve got a big journey ahead of us.
Peter: Joy’s right. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover.
Jai: Do we know where we’re going?
Peter: I know a place where we can make camp. It might take some time to get there, but I think it’s perfect.
Sean: Sounds good to me, pal.
Henry: This is gonna be a long drive from what Peter said.
Shiro: It’s a shame this car hasn’t got a CD player.
Aimi: I could sing?
Shiro: I’ll take awkward silence thanks, sis.
Joy: You all ready?
Georgie: Yep. Gonna be nice to get into the country.
Jai: You looking forward to it, Milo?
Milo: Is Sean gonna be OK in the back of the car my Dad’s driving?
Georgie: (Laughs). He’ll probably be out cold for the whole drive.
Lorna: I know he’s useful, but he’s also a liability.
Peter: No doubt.
Lorna: We’re going East, right? I don’t wanna pass our house. It’ll be too hard.
Peter: OK, hon.
Aimi: He’s leaving… on the midnight train to Georgia!
Shiro: Shut it!
Peter: It’ll be all right, honey.
Lorna: Yeah, I know.
Several hours later…
Peter: We need to stop for the night. Through these trees would be ideal.
Lorna: Pull over. The others will follow.
Shiro: Why have we stopped?
Peter: It’s going to get dark soon so we need to set up camp.
Henry: Good idea. We shouldn’t travel through the night. It’s dangerous enough on the roads in broad daylight.
Shiro: We have a few hours at the most to go, right? Why can’t we just carry on until we get there?
Peter: It’s not worth the risk. We’ll move out first thing in the morning. Plus, I think we’re all exhausted, aren’t we?
Joy: I sure am.
Georgie: Me too.
Shiro: I’m sorry, but why can’t we continue? Why is this a good spot to camp?
Peter: Why must you make a big deal of everything?
Milo: Tickle! Tickle! Tickle!
Shiro: Why is Peter in charge of all a sudden!?
Peter: Excuse me?
Shiro: Who elected you leader?
Peter: I’m not a leader, I just know the area! We have a freshwater lake over there. These woods are quiet. We’ll have a good chance of sleeping through the night with no danger.
Shiro: But it’s down to you to decide that?
Joy: Give it a rest, Shiro.
Shiro: This doesn’t concern you, Joy!
Joy: Yes, it does! Peter’s decided we’re stopping here.
Shiro: And him dictating that doesn’t bother you? We’ve gone from listening to Ollie to him and he was incapable of making good decisions, too!
Aimi: Screw you, Shiro!
Peter: You’re the only person who’s taken issue with this. We’re staying.
Aimi: This is a nice place.
Lorna: Yeah, it’s the perfect spot for the night. We shouldn’t have any problems.
Jai: Shiro’s still having a go at Peter.
Jai: He doesn’t know when to pack it in, does he?
Aimi: Sorry about him, guys.
Lorna: Don’t you apologise, Aimi. You’ve got nothing to be sorry for.
Aimi: The way the world is now… it’s put him on edge Constantly.
Jai: He definitely seems scared.
Lorna: Really? Shiro? Scared?
Aimi: Jai’s right. He’s afraid.
Lorna: Well, that’s something he has in common with all of us.
Joy: I’ve had enough of you and your mouth!
Joy: You heard me! You’re going to pack it in now, boy! Before I really lose my temper and give you a slap!
Shiro: I’d like to see you try!
Joy: I’ll do more than try! If you don’t wanna be a part of this group then feel free to try your luck out here alone!
Shiro: I never said I didn’t want to be with you guys.
Joy: Then stop complaining about every little thing because I’m telling you now: if you keep this up, we may have no choice but to ask you to leave!
Shiro: Believe it or not, I’m looking out for the group… for Aimi…
Joy: Well, you’re going the wrong way about it, sweetheart. Just get some sleep. We’re moving out first thing in the morning.
Sean: Hmm? What’d I miss?
Tommy: KAREN, PLEASE HELP ME!
Karen: I’m coming, Tommy!
Henry: They’ve got him! We need to leave!
Karen: What!? No!
Henry: He’s gonna turn, we have to go now! The schools infested!
Karen: Henry, please don’t make me leave him!
Henry: WE NEED TO RUN!
Henry: Karen? Everything all right?
Karen: I can’t get that night out of my head, Henry.
Henry: I know, I think about it a lot, too.
Karen: No matter how hard I try, it’s all I can think about… their bodies… the screaming… the blood.
Henry: Sweetheart, you’ve got to try and be strong.
Karen: I… I don’t know if I can. This has destroyed me, Henry. It’s ruined me.
Henry: Come here.
Henry: We’ll get through this together, OK? We’ll figure out a way. Jai’s a doctor, maybe he knows of some medicine we can find…
Henry: Anything that can help with stress… the trauma… it’s worth a shot, isn’t it?
Karen: A therapist is gonna be a little hard to come by, Henry.
Henry: Then I’ll be one for you, OK?
Henry: We’ll sort this. I promise you.
Several hours later…
Sean: Does he always sleep on cars?
Aimi: Cars, trees, roofs. Anywhere high.
Sean: Your brother’s a funny one, Aimi, if you don’t mind me saying…
Aimi: How can I mind when I agree?
Sean: You can get some sleep if you want? I can handle being on watch alone. I won’t drunkenly pass out again, I promise.
Aimi: It’s OK. I don’t exactly sleep anyway. I haven’t properly since Ollie…
Sean: Yeah, that’s understandable, lass. Was he the one who taught you to shoot?
Aimi: How’d you guess?
Sean: I figured Shiro wasn’t the mentoring type.
Aimi: You’re right there.
Sean: What’s that noise?
Sean: Shit fuck!
Aimi: Hold on! Don’t shoot just yet!
Sean: And why the hell not?
Aimi: Ollie and I used to hide and watch them. They’re weirdly fascinating in a way. She hasn’t spotted us, she’ll likely wander off.
Sean: You’re sure about that?
Aimi: See, she’s heading elsewhere.
Sean: Phew. Peter was sure right about this spot.
Peter: (Yawns). Hey, Jai.
Jai: Good morning, friend. How’d you sleep?
Peter: Not as well as I did at Joyce’s that’s for sure, but can’t complain. Who’s on watch?
Jai: Me. Aimi and Sean are off picking berries.
Peter: They haven’t slept?
Jai: They said they’d rest once we’re on the road. I’ve been up a few hours now. There’s been no sign of any groaners. All is good.
Peter: Pleased to hear it.
Jai: We’ve lost the fire though.
Peter: Meh. We need to move out now anyway.
Peter: The kids woke up at all?
Jai: They slept right through. Wanna know something funny? Ben’s been awake as long as I have, yet he hasn’t left their side.
Peter: He’s guarding them?
Jai: Definitely. He knows about those things. He hates them. He’s keeping watch over your kids. You’re a good dog, aren’t you, boy?
Peter: Bless him.
Peter: We’re moving out now, son. Ready to go?
Milo: I was wondering, can I sit in the back of the truck with Ben?
Peter: I don’t know about that, bud
Milo: Please? Mum said it’s OK. She’s driving.
Peter: Fine. But you stay sat down, understand? If I see you messing around at any point, you’ll be getting straight in with me.
Milo: I’ll be good.
Peter: Then you have my permission.
Milo: Yay! Thanks, Dad! I love you!
Peter: (Laughs). Love you, too.
Henry: Are you sure you’re gonna be all right to travel?
Karen: Please stop fussing over me, Henry. I’m fine.
Henry: I’m just concerned.
Karen: I understand, but I only lost it last night because of the journey. Being cooped up in a car all day didn’t help. I’m going to ride on the back of the truck. The fresh air will do me good.
Henry: Milo’s going to be with you.
Karen: He is?
Henry: He wants to be with Ben. But it’s a good thing. You need to get used to being around him. He’s a good kid. You’ll like him.
Karen: That’s what I’m worried about.
Several hours later…
Aimi: I thought you liked AC/DC?
Shiro: I did but that doesn’t mean I want to listen to you butcher their songs!
Milo: I’m getting cold now. Are you?
Karen: We seem to be stopping. Maybe you can ask to get in with your Dad?
Lorna: Wonder what this is about.
Henry: Erm, Lorna…
Peter: What the!?
Sean: Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Joy: What do we do!?
Peter: It’s OK, Beatrice. Just hang on to Daddy.
Joy: Do we drive right through them!?
Sean: And risk getting stuck and swarmed?
Georgie: What other option is there?
Sean: We could turn around?
Karen: What is it?
Milo: What’s that noise?
Karen: Oh, you’ve gotta be kidding me…
Milo: Oh no!
Karen: Stay down, Milo!
Shiro: There’s more of them coming from the woods!
Jai: What do we do!?
Shiro: We have to drive through!
Aimi: Shiro, no!
Shiro: I’m not getting stuck here!
Peter: Shiro’s got through! Let’s go!
Joy: Peter… we can’t…
Peter: Why not?
Joy: The other car… look!
Milo: What do we do!?
Karen: Just stay down, Milo, OK?
Henry: We’re surrounded!
Karen: I can’t watch another child die…
Karen: I just can’t…
Henry: Karen, what the hell are you doing!?
Karen: I love you, Henry!
Karen: GO! DRIVE! I’m sorry… I’m so sorry…
Henry: Lorna, let me out!
Lorna: I’m not risking them getting in.
Henry: LET ME OUT! NOW!
Lorna: I’m sorry, Henry. They have her.
Henry: LORNA, PLEASE!
Lorna: We’ve gotta go.
Henry: No… no… Karen…
Georgie: THEY’VE GOT KAREN!
Peter: They’ve gone off-road! We need to follow!
Joy: Lorna knows where we’re headed, right?
Joy: Then we’ll meet her there! But we can’t stay here!
Sean: Amen to that, Joy. Floor it.
Shiro: There’s no sign of them anywhere to the East of here.
Aimi: Or North.
Shiro: Sorry, man.
Peter: I can’t believe this.
Peter: Please tell me you have better news, Sean?
Sean: Sorry, lad.
Joy: I’m sure they’ve just faced a minor delay! Or they’ve found a good place to pick up some supplies.
Jai: Yes, I wouldn’t worry too much. Lorna knows where we are. They’ll turn up.
Peter: She should be here by now. It’s been two hours. What if something’s happened?
Joy: Oh, honey.
Peter: What do I do, then?