This story contains scenes of explicit violence and gore
RESIDENT: POKÉMON…. 2
A bizarre incident occurred in the outskirts of an American suburb called Zigzagoon City. It was later revealed that the terrible disaster had been caused by the T-Virus, a mutagenic toxin created by the international corporation Umbrella Incorporated.
The Zigzagoon police department’s special S.T.A.R.S Unit began an immediate investigation. The case was apparently closed thanks to the efforts of S.T.A.R.S members Ash Redfield and Misty
Valentine. But the Umbrella Corporation’s experiments were far from finished….
September 29th 1998: A seemingly normal day in Zigzagoon City. Leon Kennedy is heading into town for his first day on the job. He was a promising young recruit and is sent to Zigzagoon City as he had a high potential of getting into S.T.A.R.S someday. But his training never covered what he would run into.
On the other side of town May Redfield is searching for her brother Ash, who survived the mansion incident and flew to Europe to take out Umbrella along with the surviving S.T.A.R.S members. May is 19 and is a typical tomboyish college student. Loves to ride motorbikes and loves to do guys’ stuff.
Leon had arrived in town a short distance from the police station. It was about half nine in the evening, and was told to sign in on arrival in town so he could begin work as soon as possible. While driving down Spencer Street he noticed a body in the road. He stopped the car and got out. As he approached the body a bunch of Murkrows flew off. He bent down and saw that the body had had several pieces of skin ripped off, and deep bite wounds in it. The Murkrows couldn’t have done it. These marks must have been left by a human. Leon heard some footsteps behind him. It was the butcher from across the street. He seemed to have similar things as the woman in the road. The butcher seemed to be joined by a few others: The hairdresser, a cop, a teenage girl and a guy in a suit. Leon pulled his gun out.
“Ok, stay back! Police! Don’t come any closer!” The citizens came closer, ignoring Leon’s commands. “Stay back!” The group came closer. Leon had now had enough. He fired his gun at the undead monsters. At that point, the woman on the ground came back to life, and tried to take a bite out of Leon’s leg. He fired a bullet into her back, and she died, again. He moved back, firing at the zombies.
“What’s up with this guy? That was a decent hit!” He said to himself, still firing.
Leon took more steps back, firing at the zombies. “I’m going to run out of ammo here,” he said to himself while reloading his pistol. More zombies appeared, so he ran backwards. He heard a door open and pointed the gun at it. As the door opened, he saw a human.
“DON’T SHOOT!” Yelled the young woman.
“GET DOWN!” Ordered Leon, and put a bullet right between the perusing zombie’s eyes. He fell to the ground dead.
“We can’t stay out here, head to the police station, it’ll be a lot safer,” he said, holding out his hand to help her up.
They ran through the zombie horde, until Leon spotted an abandoned police car. “There!” He gestured to it. He and the girl got in and Leon started it up. Leon turned the lights on and sped away towards the police station.
In another part of town…
At an out of the way petrol station near the edge of the city, a window smashes as a dead body falls through it. It groans as it starts to get up again.
“That guy’s a maniac,” Said the tanker driver in pain “Why’d he bite me?” He started the tanker up and headed into town…
“What’s going on? I arrived in town and the
whole place went insane!” Said the girl with utter confusion”
”Great! Radio’s out!” Said Leon angrily.
“You’re a cop… right?” The girl asked.
“Yeah, first day on the job. Great, huh? The name’s Leon Kennedy pleased to meet ya.”
“Mine’s May. May Redfield. I’m searching for my brother, Ash”
They continued to drive to the end of the street, and Leon powerslided round the corner. Unknown to them, there was a tanker following them.
“Hey, could you open the glove box?” Asked
Leon, his focus entirely on the road ahead.”
”Sure” May opened the glove box. “There’s a gun inside”
“Better take it with you then” Said Leon.
Suddenly, a zombie appeared from nowhere on the back seat, taking Leon and May completely by surprise.
“NO!” Leon shouted. May screamed.
The car went out of control, bouncing off walls and hitting dustbins. Eventually, Leon lost all control and the car went into a spin, slamming rear end first into a lamppost on the T -junction of Mason and Millennial. The zombie, not being buckled in, flew out the back and its head caved in as it hit the lamppost.
“Are you ok?” Leon asked
“Still in one piece.” Replied May. She turned her head, and saw a tanker approaching them, making no attempt to slow down. This was because; the driver had joined the undead club. Leon saw it too, and gasped.
“IT’S GONNA RAM US!” Leon and May unbuckled their seatbelts and dived out of the car just before the tanker hit. They jumped, as there was a huge explosion. Leon turned and put his hand in front of his face to shield the heat.
”I’M OK! HEAD TO THE POLICE STATION, I’LL MEET YOU THERE!”
They were parted by an inescapable destiny…
This was to be the beginning of their worst nightmare…
As Leon turned his focus from the burning tanker to the road in front, there were six zombies on his tail from the word “go” He ran forward, dodging each one and turned into an alley. There was a gun shop in the alley, so he went inside, hoping to pick up some better guns and ammo. As he walked through the door, a large man was behind the counter holding a shotgun.
“FREEZE!” Shouted the man, making Leon jump. “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
“HOLD YOUR FIRE!” Leon pleaded. “I’M A HUMAN!” The man stared at Leon before lowering the gun.
“Oh… Sorry about that” He smiled, walking round towards Leon, “I thought you were one of them”
“What’s going on in this town?” Leon asked.
“Hold on” The man locked the door. “I haven’t a clue, officer, by the time I noticed something was wrong, the entire city was infested with zombies.”
Leon had to make the most of his time in the shop; he went round the back of the counter searched for any handgun bullets. Unluckily for him, the shopkeeper had given all his guns and ammo to the surviving townspeople. This came apparent to Leon as all the cases were smashed and the only guns in sight were Leon’s pistol and the shopkeeper’s shotgun. When Leon took the box of handgun ammo off the counter, the shop window caved in from the congregating zombie mass. They attacked the shopkeeper, who was screaming in agony from the pain of the four zombies eating his flesh. Leon sprung into action, remembering he still had to protect and serve. After shooting each one of the zombies dead, he went over to the shopkeeper. He was dead too. Leon turned to go out the back door, but turned round, the shopkeeper’s shotgun was lying beside him, so Leon took it.
May on the other hand, had reached the police station courtyard. There, to her horror, was the dead, twisted body of Brad Vickers. The S.T.A.R.S were being destroyed, and May prayed to God that Ash was still alive. She ran inside the main building, and started to look around. She found herself in the east hallway, and immediately scanned rooms for items.
Ten minutes later, Leon arrived and went in the opposite direction to May; he went over to the door at the back of the main hall. As he went inside, he heard groans.
“Aw man!” He ran over to the man slumped up against a locker, who was a dead ringer for Will Smith.
“Huh? Oh… You must be the new guy… Leon. Sorry, but it looks like your party… Has been cancelled.”
“What happened here?” Leon asked, determined to get a decent answer out of someone before they were eaten or somehow killed.
“About two months ago…” the policeman began, “there was this incident… Involving zombies, in a mansion located in the outskirts of this city. Ash, and the other S.T.A.R.S members found out that… Umbrella was behind everything. They risked their lives to reveal the truth… but no one believed them. Not long after they returned, all this started to happen.” He groaned again.
“Hang in there!” Leon said encouragingly.
“Don’t worry about me, just rescue the
survivors in the other rooms.” He handed Leon a key card. “Here, take this, you
should be able to open the other doors in the hallway with it. Now go.”
“JUST GO!” The cop put his gun up against Leon’s head.
“Fine. But I’m coming back for you, just hang in there.” Leon ran out the room. As he returned to the main hallway, the policeman he was talking to locked the door behind him. Looks like he’ll have to find another way in. Leon ran over to a computer in the middle of the room, and unlocked the doors. He went the opposite way to May, going into the west wing of the precinct.
Leon found himself in the waiting room. There was a trunk up against one of the walls. He opened it to find some shotgun shells. He took the lot and went to the back of the room. Something walked across the window. Leon knew he’d run into it anytime soon. So he equipped the shotgun, and walked through the door at the back of the room.
He arrived in another hallway, which was trashed: Boarded up windows, broken equipment, there was even a cop whose head had been twisted right off. He kept walking till he found a puddle of blood on the floor. As he got down to examine it, some blood dripped off the ceiling. He looked up and saw what looked like a human turned inside out. It had large claws and a long tongue. It dropped off the ceiling and tried to attack Leon. But after two blasts from his shotgun, it fell down dead. Leon advanced further and went into the briefing room.
It was a tip. A total mess, the chairs were scattered all over the room, and the posters and documents on the walls torn and tattered. There was a box of handgun bullets on the desk, which Leon took with him, and also a file. Which he picked up and read:
The Zigzagoon Police Dept. was unexpectedly attacked by zombies. Many have been injured, even more were killed. During the attack, our communications equipment was destroyed and we no longer have contact with the outside world. We have decided to carry out an operation with intent of rescuing any possible survivors as well as to prevent this disaster from spreading beyond Zigzagoon City. The details of the operation are as follows:
Security of armaments and ammunition: Chief Irons has voiced concern regarding the issue of terrorism due to a series of recent unresolved incidents. On the very day before the zombie attack, he made the decision to relocate all weapons to scattered intervals throughout the building as a temporary measure to prevent their possible seizure. Unfortunately, this decision has made it extremely difficult to locate all ammunition caches. It has become our top priority to recover these scattered munitions.
To unlock the weapon storage: As stated earlier, it will be extremely difficult to secure all the ammunition. However, a considerable supply still remains in the underground weapon storage. Unfortunately, the person in charge of the card key used to access the weapon storage is missing and we have been unable to locate the key. One of the breakers went down during the battle and the electronic locks are not functioning in certain areas. It has become first priority to restore the power in the power room and secure those locks.
Recorder: David Ford
1:00 PM. The west barricade has been broken through and another exchange ensued. We sheltered the injured in the confiscation room on the first floor temporarily. 12 more people were injured in the battle.
Recorder: David Ford
Three additional people were killed following the sudden appearance of a yet unknown creature. Missing patches of skin, and razor-like claws identify this creature. However, its most distinguishing characteristic is its lance-like tongue, capable of piercing a human torso in an instant. Their numbers as well as their locations remain unknown. We have tentatively named this creature the "licker" and are currently in the process of developing counter-measures to deal with this new threat.
“Licker…” Leon thought. “I’ll remember that.” He kept on walking until he reached the stairs. After walking along the landing he reached the S.T.A.R.S office. After remembering what that cop had told him earlier, there was bound to be clues into what was going on in the city there.
The office seemed to be in quite good condition. The only things that were wrecked were the radio equipment and the S.T.A.R.S logo on the left wall to where Leon was standing. He needed information. So, he set about looking for Ash Redfield’s desk.
Ash was a local celebrity in the area. An air force pilot who was booted out for some reason only Ash knows. Leon found Misty’s desk. It was easily identifiable as her beret was lying next to her trashed computer. Also on the desk was a picture of a handsome young man, about 24/25 years old. It could possibly be her boyfriend.
“Hmm” Thought Leon. “He’s probably dead now.” He turned round and looked at the desk behind Misty’s. It had CD’s littered all over it and various files from previous cases on it. Against the wall was a Gibson Les Paul. Leon had a hankering that this was Ash’s desk. On his desk was a diary, which Leon grabbed and started reading:
I talked to the chief today once again, but he refused to listen to me. I know for certain that Umbrella conducted T-virus research in that mansion. Anyone infected turns into a zombie. But the entire mansion went up in that explosion; along with any incriminating evidence.
Since Umbrella employs so many people in town, no one is willing to talk about the incident. It looks like I am running out of options.
We've been receiving a lot of local reports about strange monsters appearing at random throughout the city. This must be the work of Umbrella.
With the help of Misty and Brock, I finally obtained information vital to this case. Umbrella has begun research on the new G-virus, a variation of the original T-virus. Haven't they done enough damage already?!
We talked it over, and have decided to fly to the main Umbrella HQ in Europe. I won't tell my sister about this trip as doing so could put her life in danger.
Please forgive me May.
“Damn” Said Leon to himself. “May isn’t going to like this… If… She’s still alive…”
At that point the door opened, and in walked May.
“May!” Leon said with surprise.
“Hey Leon.” They walked towards each other.
“Glad to see you’re still among the living.” He stopped, and looked at May. “It looks like we’re not gonna find your brother after all.” He gave May Ash’s diary. “We shouldn’t stay any longer than we have to. Lets split up, look for any survivors, and get the hell out of this town.”
“Ok.” May had a sad expression on her face. “I hope Ash is still alive” “One more thing. Here’s a radio, that way we can stay in touch whatever happens.” Leon handed May the radio, and left, leaving May to search through Ash’s things.
As Leon exited the S.T.A.R.S office, he heard louder moans coming from the landing. The zombie activity surrounding the police station had gone to overdrive on the frenzy scale. He turned round to see three zombie police officers. After pumping their heads full of lead from the shotgun, Leon decided that if there was to be more zombies in the police station, he would have to be in one of the two places that he could be safe: The main hall of the police station, or the cells under the precinct. First of all, he had to find that cop he found on arriving in the police station, and move him to the jail cells.
Leon went back down the stairs, and found his way in to the office. The policeman that was there was still slumped up against the wall. Leon walked over to him.
“Hey, its me again. Are you still with me?” Leon asked, trying to shake him awake. The policeman opened his eyes, groaned and started to stand. Leon got back to his feet and stood shocked as the cop’s skin turned purple and started to wrinkle, crack and bleed. Leon realised that the cop had become a zombie. He pulled out his shotgun, took a few steps back and aimed at the policeman’s head.
“I’m sorry,” he whispered before pulling the trigger. The zombie cop’s head was blown into a million pieces. Leon realised that he and May were the only two left. All possibilities of finding survivors were at zero. There was no hope. He radioed May.
“May, have you
found any survivors?”
”I found the chief of police in his office, but before he could tell me what was going on, his chest exploded and this… thing came out of him. I managed to kill it, so you won’t have to run into it.”
“Thanks, keep me
informed on what’s going on.”
”Check, I’ll try and search for more survivors.”
“Meet me at the cells at about…” Leon checked his watch. “Half an hour.”
Then, he had an idea. If he could ‘borrow’ a car from the police parking lot, he and May could now escape. He looked at the dead policeman’s body and took his .375 magnum. Then he took the short walk to the parking lot. He trod carefully through the east wing offices and into a long hallway, populated with Murkrows. He ran down a set of stairs into the basement. Inside were three zombie Houndours, the police dogs doped up on T-virus. After shooting them dead, Leon opened the door to the parking lot and look for a decent car. A gunshot rang out. He swung round to see a young Chinese woman pointing a gun in his face. She lowered it as she realised Leon was a human.
“Sorry, but from the uniform I thought you were another zombie.”
“Who are you?”
”Ada. Ada Wong.”
“What are you doing here?”
“I’m looking for a guy named Ben. He’s one of those reporter guys, always looking for a scoop. I heard he was locked up in the cell- block, only there’s a wrecked car barring the entrance.
I’ve been trying to find another way inside. If we wok together we can move this thing. Will you give me a hand?
Leon and Ada together managed to push the wrecked car away from the cell- block door, but before Leon could ask Ada what’s going on in the city, she bolted off, leaving him alone again.
“ADA! WAIT!!” He sighed, and followed Ada through the door the police van was blocking. After following the long corridor to the prison cells, he saw a set of stairs. Before he went down them, a zombie appeared out of nowhere, and caught him off guard. Leon smacked it with the butt of his shotgun, and legged it down the stairs…
May meanwhile had finished checking up around the chief’s desk and came around his diary. Which read:
”It's all over. Those imbeciles from Umbrella have finally done it... Despite all their promises, they've ruined my town. Soon the streets will be infested with zombies. I'm beginning to think that I may even be infected myself. I'll kill everyone in town if this turns out to be true!
I was successful in spreading confusion among the police as planned. I've made sure that no one from the outside will come to help.
With the delays in police actions, no one will have the chance to escape my city alive. I've seen to it personally that all escape routes from inside the precinct have been cut off as well.
There are several survivors still attempting to escape through the lower levels, but I'll make sure no one gets out.
I've had a change of heart about the remaining survivors inside the precinct. I've decided to hunt them down myself.
I shot Ed in the back through the heart less than an hour ago. I watched him writhe in pain upon the floor in a pool of his own blood. The expression on his face was positively exquisite. He died with his eyes wide open, staring up at me. It was beautiful.
I wonder if the mayor's daughter is still alive? I let her escape so I could enjoy hunting her down later...
I'm going to enjoy my new trophy. Yes, frozen forever in the pose I choose to give her.”
“This guy is insane!” May said after putting the diary back down on the desk. “I think there’s only me and Leon left… If he’s still alive” May left the office and walked into the chief’s art gallery. Lots of paintings lined the walls, and looked very expensive. Where he got the money to buy those pieces were beyond May’s intellect. Hidden in a dark corner was a paining of a nude man being hanged.
She heard something stir, and pulled her gun out. A little blonde girl, about the age of twelve popped out from behind one of the paintings. She screamed as she saw May, as she thought she was another zombie. But, after noticing that she had a gun in her hand, she stopped. May walked over to her and got down to the girl’s height to talk to her.
“It’s ok.” May said calmly to her. “I’ve come to help you escape. My name’s May, what’s yours?”
“Sherry” said the girl shyly. “Sherry Birkin.”
“Hey, Sherry. A friend and I are going to get you out of here.”
“I know an escape route.” Sherry said boldly, “It’s in the sewers” and climbed up through a broken grate in the wall. May couldn’t fit through that, so she had to find another way down. She pulled out the radio and tried to contact Leon.
“Leon, it’s me. I found a survivor, a small girl called Sherry Birkin. She says we can get out through the sewers. Then she ran off.”
There was no response from Leon.
“Leon? Can you hear me?”
Leon awoke to find himself lying on a laminate floor. He sat up rubbing his head and looked at the staircase.
“Damn, I’ll have to be careful next time.” Leon picked himself up and saw a human lying on a bed behind some metal bars. He knew he was in the cell- block. By the staircase he had fallen down, Leon picked up his radio and called May.
“May, I’m in the cell block, how long will you be?”
“It’s about time you called back!” Replied an annoyed May. “I thought you were dead!”
“I fell down the cell- block stairs. I’m fine though. I found a survivor. Luckily for him he’s in a cell.” Leon’s knock had made him forget about Ada.
“I found a little girl, she said we can find a way out through the sewers. So I figured: Take the survivors you can find there.”
“Ok, see you later” Leon put his radio in his pocket and walked over to the cell. “Let me guess. You’re Ben, right? Get up, now!” Leon started to rattle the bars with his gun to try and rouse him.
“What do you want?” Ben said rudely “I’m trying to sleep here!”
Ada walked into the room.
“Is this the guy?” Leon asked. Ada nodded and turned to Ben in his cell.
“Ben, you told the city officials that you knew something about what’s going on. What did you tell them?”
“And who the hell are you?”
“I’m trying to find my boyfriend, his name’s John. He was working at a branch of Umbrella in Chicago, and went missing six months ago. I heard rumours he was here in this city.”
“I don’t know anything, and even if I did why would I want to tell you” Retorted Ben, yawning, and trying to return to his bed.
“Ok, I say we leave him in here, anyone know where they put the key to the cell?”
Ben looked at Leon. “I got it officer, I’m not leaving the cell. Zombies aren’t the only things roaming the place you know.”
There was a loud roar from the distance.
“What the hell was that?” Asked Leon.
“See?” He said. “Like I said before, I’m not leaving. “You might as well leave here now.”
“Leave? I’m the only cop alive in this building!” Leon replied. “If you want to live, you’re leaving with me.”
“Do you even know how to escape the city? Here, this should help. Go to the kennels at the back of the building. There’s a manhole there. It will lead you to the sewer entrance. It won’t be easy though.”
“Ok, I’m off” Said Ada, and ran off again
Leon arrived in the Kennels. All was quiet… Too quiet… Before he got attacked, he dived into the manhole, and arrived in the sewers.
Leon managed to catch up to Ada in the sewers at a dead end.
“Ada, why won’t you let me introduce myself? I’m Leon, I’m with the R.P.D.” He looked at the wall. “It’s a dead end.”
Ada looked up at a vent shaft “Do you think we can get upstairs through this shaft? Give me a boost and I’ll go and check.” Leon sighed and helped her up.
“I wonder if May is still chasing that little girl around?”
Sure enough, May was. She and Sherry were in the sewers. They heard the same roar Leon and Ada heard.
“What was that?” May asked.
“I think that was daddy.”
“I’ll explain later, lets just keep walking. We have to find your friend remember?”
“Ok…” May had really no choice. She had to protect Sherry. It was sad so many men and women had died and raised as zombies, and a select few, lickers, but poor, innocent children dying too… May sighed and went after Sherry.
Ada returned to find Leon pacing impatiently around the dead end area.
“Find anything?” He asked with anticipation.
“Yup” Ada replied, throwing Leon a key. “I can’t reach the ventilation shaft from here, I’ll have to go up and find another way round, I’ll catch up to you. At that moment, she bolted off again.
“Ada…” Leon sighed. He climbed back up to the cells from the kennels to hear load screams from the cell- block. It was Ben. A large monster in torn jeans and a torn lab coat had cornered him. The monster had Ben against a wall, and was edging closer.
“GET AWAY FROM ME!” Ben yelled. The monster shot some sort of organism into Ben’s mouth, and ran off. He fell to the floor, groaning in sheer agony. Leon ran over to him.
“Ben! Can you hear me? C’mon! Answer me!” Leon looked at him funnily. “Ben…?” Ben turned his head slowly, and looked at Leon
“Bitter irony… The chief of police… A co- conspirator.” He handed Leon a file documenting Chief Irons’ corruption.
“Get that scum. Make him pay.”
Ben started to stand up. “My chest… It’s uh… burning!”
“What do you mean?” Leon was powerless to resist as Ben’s chest exploded á la John Hurt in Alien. Blood was splattered all over the wall, and bits of his insides flew around the cell. A small monster jumped out of Ben’s decimated chest and ran out the door. Ada ran in as Ben collapsed to the floor.
“What the hell was that?” She asked. Leon pulled out his radio to contact May.
“May, we now have access to the back of the parking lot.”
Leon looked at Ben’s dead body and sighed. He now knows that there are four people alive in town: Claire, Sherry, Ada and himself. They had to regroup, and get the hell out of the police station.
As Ada and Leon continued searching the police station for clues, a helicopter flew over the police station. Attached to it by a winch was a cylindrical plastic box. The helicopter jettisoned it and it broke apart revealing an eight- foot tall man in a trench coat. It crashed through the roof of the police station, and it set off, in search of anyone inside…
Leon and Ada went back to the sewers. And saw a ladder. They climbed up, and were in the basement. There, waiting for them, was the man in the trench coat. Anyone who survived the mansion incident would easily identify one of these as a new and improved version of the Tyrant. Leon emptied his shotgun into it, but to no avail. Then he thought: What is a human’s weakest spot? The heart; the front of the head? Then it hit him- He told Ada to distract it, when it went after her, he went round behind the Tyrant and unloaded the magnum he had picked up from the dead cop and pumped the back of it’s head with hot, burning lead. The Tyrant stopped, looked down at Ada, fell to his knees, and fell face first onto the solid concrete floor of the strange room that they were in. As Ada and Leon turned to go back down the ladder, the creature that burst its way out of Ben returned. They ran, occasionally turning to fire shots at it. They continued to run away from the creature, until the reached a dead end in the sewers. Climbing up, they found themselves in some sort of factory…
Meanwhile, May had lost Sherry again. And was skulking around the sewers searching for her. As she walked along a catwalk, she stopped to see a pool of blue liquid on the metal walkway. As she bent down to look at it she heard a gunshot. She pulled her gun out and spun round to see a fair- haired woman in a lab coat.
“Stop” Demanded the woman. “Identify yourself”
“May. May Redfield.”
“Redfield… I think I’ve heard that name before. One of the officers in S.T.A.R.S has the same surname. Ash I think.”
“Yeah. He’s my brother.”
“I’m sorry dear- heart, but Ash is dead. We captured him and we injected variations of the T- Virus into his system. He became the ultimate Umbrella bio-weapon, and his S.T.A.R.S friend Brad Vickers fell victim to him. Now he’s a zombie. And I’m afraid you will join him soon. I won’t let anyone take my precious G- Virus away from me.”
“It’s capable of creating the ultimate Bio-Weapon. Its potential is even greater than that of the T-Virus”
“Then that must mean that that thing in the police station is…”
”Precisely, my husband William. And this is all Umbrellas’ fault. None of this would have happened if they hadn’t tried to steal his research from him.
In a secret underground lab complex, several soldiers in full body armour and gas masks armed with machine guns roam the area in formation.
“This way.” Said the leader.
In his personal laboratory, William Birkin marvels at the blue-purple liquid inside a capsule.
“My precious G- Virus. I won’t let you be taken away from me.” As soon as he said those words, the Umbrella soldiers kick the door down. William grabbed his case of the virus samples and a pistol and aimed at the soldiers.
“So… You finally came.”
“Doctor, we’re here for the sample,” said another one of the soldiers. William was backing up against the wall, clearly unable to take out six well armed people, as he backed up, he knocked over a test tube of the G- Virus. One of the soldiers opened fire, peppering Dr. Birkin with bullets. The leader stopped him.
“Stop! You might hit the case!” The leader walked over to the case and took it. “This is it. Lets move out!”
As soon as the soldiers left, William’s wife Jessie came in to tend to him.
“William… Oh darling. Wait here, I’ll find something to patch up those bullet wounds.” She left, leaving William up against his desk, bleeding heavily. As soon as Jessie left, he saw a vial of the G-Virus on the floor, after finding a syringe; he injected himself with his own creation. His eyes turned a piercing red colour, and immediately became much better. He injected more and more vials of the virus into himself to become even stronger. When Jessie returned, William was gone.
“This is alpha team, we’ll meet at the rendezvous point in 1 minute,” said the leader. As they got close to the meet up point, the mutant Birkin came out of nowhere, and killed 3 of the unsuspecting soldiers. The two who stayed to wait for them heard their comrades’ screams and ran to help, firing their machine guns at the huge monster that was once William Birkin. His colleague was killed, and there was only one left, he emptied his machine gun clip into Birkin, but before he could drop him, he ran out of ammo. William raised his mutant claw, and spiked the soldier with it. As his scream rang out through the sewers, rats started drinking the vials of the T and G- Viruses.
“Were those rats the carriers of the virus?” May asked.
“As a result of his transformation, William should have lost any prior memories he had as a human by now. Even worse, every G-Virus
Bio Weapon including William has the ability to implant embryos into other creatures.”
“And create offspring… no…”
“That means that William will want to go after Sherry. He hid some of the G-Virus inside her pendant, that is why we should split up and find her before something bad happens.”
Before May could respond, Jessie pulled her gun out to shoot her, May grabbed it, and both women fought over it, wrestling each other for possession. It eventually fell into the sewers with a loud splosh. May smacked Jessie in the face, and she started bleeding, falling onto the railing. May smacked her again and Jessie fell over the railing, but was able to cling on. May pulled out her own gun, and walked over to Jessie, who was clinging on for dear life.
“This is for Ash,” she said, and before she could hit Jessie with the butt of the pistol, she had a change of heart and instead of letting Jessie fall to her death, she helped her back up and ran off in search of Sherry.
Leon and Ada were still in the factory. The walked around until they found a transport lift. They got inside and Ada pressed the button to go down. About halfway through the decent, a huge claw smashed through the side of the transporter, catching Ada in the abdomen. Leon sprung into action, shooting the claw until it retreated, using up valuable rounds of his powerful guns. When they reached the bottom, Leon knelt over Ada to see if she was ok.
“Don’t die on me Ada. C’mon, wake up!” Before he could finish trying to revive her, the mutant Birkin returned, and Leon had to fight it again. Luckily, the huge eye coming out of his shoulder was a weak spot, so it didn’t take much of a beating. After dispatching it for good, Leon picked Ada up and carried her to the sickbay. After putting her down on a bed, she woke up.
“Welcome back,” said Leon with a smile. Ada groaned in pain as she woke.
“Hey, take it easy, we’re inside Umbrella’s secret lab. I’ll go and find something to treat that wound. So just rest here in the meantime.” Leon said, trying to stay calm
“But I’ll only slow you down with these injuries, go and save yourself.”
“I told you it’s my job to look after you”
“But...You’ll be in danger if you stay with me. I know I’ve only known you for a short period of time, but I really enjoy being with you.”
“I’m…” Leon said sadly.
“I know. I’m not capable of caring about anyone, but...I don’t want to lose you.” Said Ada quietly
“We’re leaving this place together. Wait right here.” Leon went out the door, leaving Ada behind. After searching the labs for ages, he arrived in Dr Birkin’s lab, which was probably the most dangerous place in the whole world, If Leon breathed in the T- Virus, he’d become another one of those zombies. On one of the desks were some tubes labeled “T/G- Virus antidote/vaccine” which he grabbed and took two syringes: one for vaccination for himself, one for curing Ada, and one for May and Sherry. Also in the lab was a disk on William’s desk, which contained the codes and scripts for the lab’s defence and security systems. Leon grabbed it and made his way back to Ada. After leaving the lab, he was confronted by a battered and bruised Jessie Birkin.
“You! You murdered my husband! I know what you’re looking for! You came for the G-Virus didn’t you!” she showed him the tube, taunting him. “You won’t take it from me! This is my husband’s legacy! Now, where’s that spy you were working with earlier, you know who I’m talking about.”
“So you don’t know anything do you? Hahaha! You’re so gullible! She’s one of the operatives sent here by the agency. The only reason she came here was to get the G- Virus.”
“That’s a lie!” Leon replied angrily.
“No it’s the truth. I discovered this when I did a background check on her. She specifically got close to John and became his girlfriend to get information about umbrella.”
That can’t be! I know her; Ada wouldn’t do something like that!
“If you don’t want to believe me I don’t care, your about to die anyway.” Jessie cocked her gun and aimed it at Leon. As she did this, the entire complex shook. Jessie and Leon were barely able to stand.
“What was that?” Jessie asked with confusion.
Just then, the ceiling caved in. Several steam pipes were shaken from the rafters and fell. Jessie was crushed by 300kg of solid iron. She still tried to shoot Leon, but he managed to stop her. He looked down at the glass tube with the blue/purple liquid inside Jessie’s hand. It was the G-Virus. Leon picked it up, and stuffed it into his pocket. He then heard a computer voice from somewhere in the complex:
“The self destruct sequence has been activated!
Repeat, the self- destruct sequence has been activated! This sequence may not be aborted! All employees proceed to the emergency car at the bottom platform!”
Leon knew this would have to be his last chance to escape. He followed the signs to the bottom platform. He was just about to exit through the main door out of there when he heard a voice behind him.
“Leon!” Leon spun round to see Ada pointing a gun at him.
“I’ve been waiting for you Leon.”
“What are you doing?” He asked worriedly.
“You know what this is about, now hand over the G-Virus!”
“I don’t believe this… Jessie was right… about everything”
“That’s why I told you to leave without me, but you wouldn’t listen!
Now hand it over. Don’t make me shoot you!”
“You can’t do that.” Said Leon, knowing that Ada would never shoot him. Ada still pointed the gun at him, but knows that she can’t pull the trigger. She had gotten too close to Leon in the short space of time they had known each other to kill him now. She lowered her head, and then lowered the gun. Suddenly, a gunshot rang out and Ada stumbled towards the railings. She went over backwards, but Leon grabbed her before she plummeted into the massive shaft.
“Don’t worry Ada, I got you. Don’t give up!” He yelled to her
“Let me go Leon, its over” Ada said sadly. Jessie was standing just behind where Ada was when she threatened Leon with the gun, holding a pistol.
“G- Virus… G- Virus…” She collapsed from her injuries onto the catwalk, dead.
“Shut up! You’re gonna make it!” Leon still had a ton of hope in his eyes.
“Its too late Leon, we both know it.”
“No! I promised you we would escape. You just got to help me out here!”
“I really wanted to escape with you… escape from everything… goodbye.” Ada released her grip from Leon to let herself drop. Leon let her go. She plummeted into the huge shaft. A quiet thud echoed as she hit the ground.
“AAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” Leon fell to his knees and started pounding the metal catwalk with his fists in anger.
“No…” He took the G- Virus out of his pocket and looked at it. Then stood up.
“So… THIS is what everyone’s been dying for…” He threw it into the shaft, destroying it. The complex shook again, signalling to Leon he had to get out of there now. He ran to the doors, and charged them open, there was May waiting for him on a train, calling for Leon to climb on board. She ducked back into the train before she lost her head to the parked one next to the moving one she was on. Leon looked for an opening. He saw an open door and dived in. As soon as he was able to pick himself up to his feet, he made his way towards Sherry and May. Sherry was lying on one of the seats unconscious.
“Sherry’s unconscious” Said May sadly, “she’s gonna die”
“I got the antidote, I found it in Birkin’s lab” Said Leon. After filling a syringe and injecting it into Sherry, May did the same, and so did Leon. The two friends started to hope.
“Sherry, come on! Wake up! Wake up Sherry!” May started shaking her. Sherry started to move.
“Huh? May? Wh… Where am I?”
“IT WORKED!” Leon said happily.
“Aw Sherry, you’re going to be ok” May said sweetly. Sherry groaned before whispering:
“Thank you… May.” Leon stood up and walked to the back of the carriage.
“Its over.” He said with relief.
“No, I still have to find my brother.” Leon turned to face her.
“You’re right, this is just the beginning.” He said, before going out the door to the last carriage. He looked back towards the station.
“Goodbye… Ada.” He said sadly. Leon was just a cop who had come into town to start work, and ended up being part of a huge conspiracy to unleash all hell on the world, and all he wanted to do was escape the hell that was once the peaceful town on Zigzagoon City.
Suddenly, the train shook, and an alarm started to sound.
“Warning. Warning, the self- destruct sequence has been activated, each train compartment will detonate sequentially.”
“Oh no!” May cried. Leon was still in the other compartment, and couldn’t get out. He started to bang on the door.
“MAY!” He yelled. “STOP THE TRAIN!”
“I can’t, the door to the control room is locked!” Leon spun round, and saw some sort of giant blob making its way after the train. It was Birkin, he had somehow mutated again
“May? What is it?” Sherry asked
“Stay back” May ordered. Sherry immediately went as far back as she could. The mutant Birkin tried to kick the door open. Sherry screamed, and curled into a ball. As she did so, Birkin smacked the door open with a tentacle. All May could to was stand in shock.
“This is not good.” She said to herself. “LEON! WHERE ARE YOU?!”
Leon had climbed up onto the roof of the train just before Birkin struck, and was crawling to the vent to get into the control room. He looked back to see Birkin’s tentacles start to take over the train, and his huge mouth with massive sharp teeth started to chew apart the carriages.
“Wonderful!” He said sarcastically.
Back inside, Sherry kicked open a vent cover, big enough for her to crawl through. May saw the last of her legs go through.
“Sherry? What are you doing?” She called.
“We have to stop the train right? I can do it!” May’s attention was quickly drawn back to the Birkin blob.
“Come and get me, I’m right here!” She taunted. May looked down and saw part of the train’s floor could be lifted. The train went round a bend in the track, now at top speed. Sherry had made her way into the driver’s cab.
“Hmm” She said to herself. “Which one of these buttons do I press? Is it…” she looked at a random button. “This one!” She was about to press it when Leon opened the roof vent and called to Sherry.
“Leon!” The train shook, knocking Sherry off her feet. May had climbed through the floor of the train and now was clinging on for dear life to the train’s chassis.
“Push the switch over there!” Leon called, and pointed to a big red switch on the wall, surrounded by a black and yellow border. Sherry sprung to her feet and pushed the button. The light illuminated, and the train’s emergency brakes kicked into action. Sparks flew everywhere, just missing May, who was still clinging to the chassis of the train; even her pony- tail wasn’t singed. As the train came to a stand- still, May dropped off the bottom of the train and rolled out from underneath it. At the end of the tunnel was daylight.
“Finally, the exit” she sighed with relief. Sherry and Leon jumped down out the driver’s cab. Leon looked down at Sherry.
“Are you alright?” He asked
“I’m fine” Sherry nodded.
“Where’s May?” Leon asked worriedly, and then ran off towards the back of the train. “May? MAY?”
“I’m here.” May called.
“MAY!” Sherry said happily.
I guess we’re al….” She was cut short by the Birkin blob taking over the rest of the train. “That thing just won’t quit!” She said with annoyance. “I thought I’d blown him up with a rocket launcher not ten minutes ago!”
“What?” Asked Leon. He was confused, as he had shot Birkin dead an hour before hand.
“Never mind. Come on, we have to get out of here. The three survivors ran for the exit, while the blob finally took over the train they just escaped from. Inside, the self- destruct mechanism was counting down: 3… 2… 1… The blob was screwed now. The train exploded, taking Birkin with it. The explosion rocked the tunnel, and Leon, Sherry and May were sitting just outside it as the huge fireball flew out of the tunnel. It was now daylight, the morning of September 30th. Leon and May had survived the horror, and prevented the virus spreading.
“So… It’s FINALLY over.” May said with a huge sigh of relief. She looked down at Sherry. “You look terrible.”
“No worse than you May.” Sherry giggled. Leon stood up.
“C’mon… time to leave.” He said, breaking up May and Sherry’s fun.
“What’s wrong?” May asked. “Is something following us?”
“We have to go now.” Leon replied. “We haven’t any time to waste.”
“Go… Where?” May asked, wanting a proper answer. Leon turned his head.
“Hey, its up to us to take out Umbrella!”
However, inside the hell of Zigzagoon City, there were two people alive inside, and another new Umbrella horror…
Name: Leon Scott Kennedy
Height: 5ft 10in (1.78 metres)
Weight: 72.1 kg
Leon is an idealistic rookie cop who burns with the need to protect and serve. He arrives in town to find all hell has broken loose and teams up with Ada Wong and May Redfield to escape the city and the Resident Pokémon.
Name: May Redfield
Height: 5ft 6 in (1.70m)
Weight: 79.2 kg
Younger sister of Ash, Claire is a kind young girl who takes a shine to Sherry. She can be a bit of a tomboy at times, but when it comes to looking after people, she has the heart of a woman.
Name: Ada Wong
Leon stumbles across this mysterious woman in the police station parking lot. Although Ada seems friendly, Leon will have a nasty surprise from Jessie Birkin as to who this woman really is.
Name: Sherry Birkin
A lonely and insecure 12 year old, Sherry is rather mature for her age. She is as smart and as full of herself as her parents, and a very friendly person. Sherry’s parents are too wrapped up in their work to heed the emotional needs of their child.
Name: William Birkin
Height: 5ft 8in (1.76m)
This man created the G Virus, and is hell bent on protecting it, even if it means sacrificing his life for it. William becomes his own creation after injecting himself with the G Virus.
Name: Jessie Birkin
Jessie is a researcher at Umbrella with her husband William. Together they are developing the next breed of Umbrella’s virus’, the G- Virus.
Name: Ben Burtolucci
Ben is a reporter in Zigzagoon City. He apparently knows about the corruption in the police force and with Umbrella’s plans. He dies when his chest explodes after being implanted with a G Virus embryo.
Name: Brian Irons
Zigzagoon’s chief of police. Irons has been taking huge bribes from Umbrella to cover up their activities in the city. Is also suspected of assisting James Wesker in sending in S.T.A.R.S to the mansion in the Arklay Mountains to dispose of them and get Umbrella Bio- Data