Y2K
Author: Quatez Reid

Chapter 13
The Unbelieving

3 days ago on Fort Gillem...

[Specialist Hare hangs up the phone on 1st Lieutenant Boyd...]

Well Sergeant Hopkins, that was a waste of time.

Sergeant Hopkins: Why, what happened?

Hare: So 1Lt. Boyd called to tell me that zombies are running amok out there in Stone Mountain. Oh and their HMWVV died, so we need to dispatch another one.

Sergeant Hopkins: Uhh...Ok. Yeah, that HAD to be a joke. Zombies? What the hell is this, some kinda movie?

Hare: Yeah, I know right. Might call First Sergeant though and get their HMWVV dispatched. Said they needed to slave it.

Sergeant Hopkins: Isnt it...I dunno, the NCOs responsibility to make sure his soldiers check all that stuff during PMCS?

Hare: Heh- I wouldn't-

[A loud pounding sounds at the doors of 9th Chemical Company Headquarters office...]

Sergeant Hopkins: Jeez! Alright, keep your ACUS on! We're not going anywhere!

[Sergeant Hopkins opens the door to First Sergeant McNeal...but he isn't looking his normal self...]

Oh...I didn't know it was you Top...!

First Sergeant: Lts. Boyd and Smith ain't back yet? *cough*

*Sergeant Hopkins and Specialist Hare get at the position of “Parade Rest”*

Negative First Sergeant! They did just call though. Said their HMWVV is deadline cause of a battery fault First Sergeant! ...err...umm...are you feeling alright?

First Sergeant: Damn. Anything else I need to worry bout, *cough* *cough* sides two L.t.s not knowing how to PMCS(Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services)?

Hare: They said zombies were out there First Sergeant! You wouldn't know anything....would you?

First Sergeant: Well, thats just stupid! What they think this is, a movie? Dispatch the HMWVV, but do it to THEIR platoon. If anyone needs me, I'll be at the DFAC (Dining Facility).

Hare: Yes First Sergeant... but are you sure you are fine?! You look a little... pale? And you've been coughing since you got here?

First Sergeant: I'm...good. Startin' to sound like my wife...sheesh...

[When the First Sergeant leaves, they close the door behind him. Once outside, he starts to feel faint and runs to the bushes to throw up...]

Hare: What if they...I dunno, were telling the truth Sergeant?

Sergeant Hopkins: Then that'd make me a God damm monkey's uncle!

Hare: Well, I mean...YOU just saw First Sergeant! What if hes...”turning?”

Sergeant Hopkins: “Turning?” Really?! Really GUY?! THERES NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES!

Hare: Ok...

 

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