***** JUMP *****
It had been two weeks since the altercation with the Chosen, everyone was still a little uneasy after everything however everyone was starting to get more comfortable in their new home.
Brady had made the decision to leave with the Chosen, it was part of the deal to get the Chosen to leave, although no one was happy with it, she was as stubborn as Trudy and wouldn’t listen to reason, so they did the only thing they could do… Send a few of the others back to the adults to let them know what had happened.
So far we hadn’t heard from them at all, though as they knew Brady was no longer in the city, this is probably the last place they’d come… We all hoped we would receive news that they had found her, but its a waiting game now.
I still felt awful about Brady going with those Crazies, but she wouldn’t listen to reason and I wasn’t sure if part of her was curious about the stories they could tell her about Zoot, even if most of them… If not all would be completely made up.
I paced around the entrance of the Zoot, running my hand along the grill as though to check them even though I knew they’d be fine, especially after Rocco and Lily worked on them, they clearly have their fathers brain. I’d been out into the city a few times with some of the others, gathering food and essentials as well as getting to know the place.
The last thing I wanted was for everyone to stay cooped up and afraid in the Mall, and now there was no more news of the Chosen, we’d decided that it would be safe to venture out more. A few of the guys were out in teams exploring, most likely a few of them looking for some new outfits.
Satisfied with my ‘check’ I head into the cafe, I grinned looking around, this place sure looked a lot better now. It had taken a lot of hard work from all of us, but we pulled together. It might of helped with the promise that if we got it sorted we could have our first -without any adults- party… Who the hell wouldn’t be up for that. I had even acquired some alcohol for the occasion.
Grabbing an apple from the bowl, I sat down at one of the few tables we had been able to salvage, I was pretty excited about tonight… Not that I would tell the others, but I was already counting down the hours.