"And we have a few zombies out at "Coztford" so get those weapons ready if you're going to that lovely neck of the woods."
Growled Kayleigh's dad,
"We'll have to get Mad Micky to get his gun so we can get you back safely, Kayleigh, get on your moby".
Kayleigh rang Mad Mick and Alex felt a little better about her journey to the pretty village.
The weather carnage had finished and unfamiliar blue skies opened up. The car sped by zombies and people were just a movie through glass to Alex, a car journey with a large man and the lovely familiar Kayleigh made Alex feel safe, a feeling that was becoming rarer every day.
At the end of a path "Mad Mick" was stood with a long gun, the crew ran towards Mick as he flanked them while they walked up the muddy lane. They got to the rambling farmhouse into a kitchen.
"Kayleigh, what happened"?
A large curly haired woman exclaimed
"Mum it was horrible, I had to kill Jenny
"She saved my life, she's great"
Alex talked with real emotion, and that had been rare since the disaster.
"Alex hasn't got anyone, can she stay for a bit?"
"Of course, she looks like she needs some love."
Kayleigh's dad interrupted
"But we've got the Smiths mob in the main bedroom, we can't feed all these people, or fit them all in."
""But cousin Billy feeds us!
"And I can pay my own way, I don't take up much room"
"Well if you don't mind a corner and you give up some money you can stay."
Growled Kayleigh's dad.
A big family dinner fed Kayleigh's stomach and the company woke up her soul, Mad Mick kept this large tribe safe.
"Bloody hell Alex, it's 10 o clock"
Alex looked at her phone,
"There's a missed call from work"
And then Kayleigh looked at her phone,
"Alex you ring"
Alex looked around the small, spare room, the house felt full of refugees but happy refugees. The family seemed so loving that now there was an emergency there was a loving crew around them.
"OK, said Alex, I'll ring work"
Alex was nervous as the soothing but banal hold music looped, eventually she got to talk.
"Can you come in today?, I'm hoping Kayleigh will get back to me also".
Alex's mind whirred quickly, yes and no flipped through her mind,
"OK, I'll come in"
She pressed the screen on her mobile and looked at Kayleigh,
"Brenton wants to see you."