"-and a better system wouldn’t it?" were the only words I heard when I woke up.
There was silence followed, but I could tell that they were both there. After a moment of silence, I thought it was a good time to talk.
I sat up and said, “It’s later. Can I stay or not?”
Leon answered, “For now. You seem to be able to hunt well. But you can’t climb. That’ll be a problem.”
“I can learn. Give me some time. I’ve never been a loner,” I said, looking at my leg. “And thanks. I probably would’ve lost a point… and a lot of blood.” I felt my eyes get huge. “Blood.”
Leon Froze and I limped to the door. I gasped at the sight of all the zombies at the bottom. Claws, and Fangs, and Lumberers. Oh my.
Leon sprinted to the door. “Oh… my… god.” she said.
“There are so many… when we regenerate, we won’t be able to get back up here,” I whispered, not being able to make my voice go any louder.
“We? You mean you. Lkoffee and I can get back up here with vines and whatnot. We’ll send a rope down for you, and pull you up. Okay?”
I looked at Leon and groaned. “You’re going to make me into a zombie pinata, aren’t you?”
She smirked. “Now that you gave me the idea, I just might.”
Soon later, we were all sitting around, waiting to regenerate.
“So,” asked Lkoffee, “did you guys have boyfriends before this game?”
“No, not when I was brought in,” I answered. Truth was, I’d never had a boyfriend in my life. I never really thought it necessary then.
“No. I was ten,” Leon said.
I stared at her, my jaw dropping as I quickly did the math in my head. “You’ve been here for four years?”
“Since the game began. I only have eighty-seven points. I’m going to be here for a while.”