Julian and Jon pulled into their house and Jon jumped out of the truck, as usual, while Julian carefully took his time getting his satchel out. Although identical twins in appearance, their body build, and personalities were nothing alike. While Julian was casual, tall, and slim, studious and a bit reserved like his dad, Brian, Jon was stockier from playing football and zoomed like a hurricane, taking on his mother Helens personality. So, it was no surprise to Julian a few minutes later when Jon came tearing out of the house while Julian was still getting organized. The difference was the yelling.
“Go, go, go, go!” Jon was screaming, and blood was running down his arm. “Get in the truck, NOW!” Julian got in, confused as Jon ran to the passenger door and jumped in. Julian saw his mother stand at the open door, blood drooling from her mouth. “What’s wrong with mom”?
“Just go, Julian, before she goes crazy again! She bit me!”
Julian looked over at his brother confused but when their mother started toward them, he backed the truck up and headed out the drive.
“Jon, we need to get her help! That is our mom! What happened?”
Jon was looking at a bite on his arm. “No helping her bro, she has turned zombie, now go!”
Julian would have laughed except for the bite on his brother’s arm. “Jon, she is not a zombie. She is a nurse. You watch too many zombie flicks”. Jon looked over at Julian. “Seriously? Did you see her eyes? Like all black and weird man and I walked into the kitchen and she came up behind me and took a bite out of my arm. Crap, I am probably gonna turn.”
Julian rolled his eyes. “She is not a freaking zombie and you are not going to turn into anything unless you turn any weirder than you already are”.
Jon brushed his black hair from his eyes. “Oh really, well explain to me then what just happened? Jon looked at his brother. “She is a zombie. I am telling you she turned. And dad is probably in there somewhere waiting for somebody to chomp on.” Their dad worked from home three days a week and this was one of the days he was supposed to be home.
Julian shook his head. “Dad is probably in town getting something for dinner. But we will go to the hospital and get your arm checked.”
Jon shook his head. “No freaking way. If mom was there today and she was or at least she was headed there this morning when we all left so the whole place has probably turned. Take me to urgent care and hurry before I turn.”
Julian rolled his eyes again. “Get a grip dude. I mean” … but before he could finish they saw a man standing in the road and as Julian swerved to miss him, they recognized their dad when they got close.