Hello again Dave,
What a funny old day I’ve had today, I went to work as usual but once again ended up being late, this time though it was no fault of my own, I waited over forty minutes for the bus before i actually called for a taxi, but when I got to work it turned out that alot of people had the same problems. We had a brief meeting from the new acting manager who told us that the coroner released a report to the now deceased bosses wife which detailed that a huge failing of blood cells replicating and an issue with white blood cells were a factor behind his death……not a big break through i thought, but other more intelligent members of the staff began to speculate.
After a couple of hours trying to call customers and only being met with more hostility than usual, we were once again called into the small conference room which gets stuffy with all of us in, but the plus side was that i was quite literally squeezed up against Jen. So i didn’t mind too much.
‘There has been an urgent report released on Sky News which i believe may effect you all’…..he turned on the TV and the whole room fell silent. The breaking news scroll-er informed us that the UK, along with another three European countries had been declared as No Fly Zones and ALL public transport, planes, ferries and trains were stopping their services as of 6 a.m this morning. That explains the missing bus.
They then began to report on the secret UN meeting that happened in Berlin during the night in which the No Fly Zones had been initiated on the UK, France, Spain and Portugal. Very little was given away as to why these sanctions had been implemented, all they reported was that an unexpected bout of Rabies had hit the countries in question and that only a small number of the populations had been effected, there’s was no cause for concern, and to head home and stay there with sufficient provisions. I was screwed, i had my last pot noodle last night.
As the report began to repeat itself, I looked at Jen and she seemed the most worried in the whole room, I put my hand on her shoulder and asked how she was, at first she shook her head slowly and simply uttered ‘What the hell is going on?’…….I didn’t know what to say, All i knew was that I needed a smoke. I asked Jen if she would like to join me on the roof for a cigarette, which she obliged.
Once we were up there, she seemed to let some of the blood go back to her face, and that’s when the two of us began to speculate on what was going on, it was actually more of her telling me theories and me agreeing with them all…….who the hell was I to speculate, I had no idea what was going on.
We sat and spoke generally for about half an hour, talking about why we worked here, where we were from and about family. She is nice i thought to myself, and for once in my life, my head was completely clear from the fuzziness, from the tones that constantly buzzed from one ear to another, my mind was at peace and it was tranquil. Until the pretend boss burst through the door and asked us to come down stairs for another meeting.
The whole place was at a stand still, and we were told to go home, and stay there until we all received a text message from work……some people seemed a little upset, not me, i punched the air a little, and Jen seemed relieved too……
Jen told me where she lived, it was only a ten minute walk away from me and an hour walk from work, but since there was no transport we decided to walk home and i would get some shopping on the way at Aldi. We had a nice chat on the way, talking about what we would do if we won the lottery, or if we had one wish, or if we could get away with one crime, what would it be? It was fun and i was extremely relaxed……….at least for a small while.
After about two thirds of the way, we realized that many shops were already shut and there were few people on the streets, it did seem odd, but we were so wrapped up in each others company we didn’t let it bother us too much until we heard a howl…….if i needed to describe it, I would say it was like Micheal Jackson when he was halfway through the process of turning into a Werewolf in the thriller video…..it was unnatural. What we seem next was a catalyst for the most heart thumping moment of my life……
A man, a woman, a figure, whatever it was, it looked like a deformed human, ran from this small collection of trees and just started limping towards us, almost like he was shuffling slightly….some of me wanted to offer some help, the rest of me wanted to grab Jen and start to retreat, but that was soon decided for me when a car came almost sideways around a corner and SMASHED into the person, which made Jen jump and grab my hand. The next minute or so just didn’t matter to me, i squeezed back and enjoyed it……i thought my heart was going to punch me in the face.
We held hans for about a minute then the jumped back, she then had to tell me that the man from the car literally climbed out of the car, looked at the body and ran away……but surely the police could identify him using the car? Never mind.
Anyway, we did try to call the police but we were met with some automated message of the services being overwhelmed. That was new.
I eventually got Jen home once she agreed that we could do nothing for this squashed person when we cant even call any emergency service, not even the coastguard, after she went inside, i headed for the shop with a hop and a skip, totally oblivious to the world around me……the shop was absolutely heaving when i got there, every checkout at full capacity…..I didn’t mind, i was in no rush. I got my usual weekly shop, paid for it using my unauthorized over draft and came home…..
Once i did get here, I had a nice voice mail message off Jen whilst I was in the shower thanking me for getting her home safely……i was probably more scared than her…….anyway, we have been texting now for a while but soon it’s time for bed…….
So for another day…….Goodnight Dave