Bethany had everything you could ask for. A condo that was (almost) paid off, a well paying job, and most importantly, a family. It all changed in a heart beat and she had to watch as her whole world crumbled around her and soon she found herself alone in a city of flesh-eating zombies.
Despite the overwhelming odds against her, Beth has managed to do what very few people have been able to do in this post-apocalyptic nation.
She has survived.
However, after coming across a young man with an unexpected trait, she finds herself torn between staying in the comfort and safety of her current routine or risking it all for the greater good of humanity.
As expected, there will be blood, guts, bodies and other unsightly dead things, you have been warned!
Maybe I'm missing something, but why would Magnus think his prosthetic leg is something akin to a secret that must be told? It's not like it's had any obvious impact on his ability to rappel down building-sides and crash into rooms full of dead flies :|
@Rip the Hunter: It is something that shouldn't be a big deal, but without getting into conversations that will be happening in the next chapter, he never used to feel that way, but past experiences has made him feel like it's something he shouldn't tell people about.
@moonjellybeans: No worries. When I comment from my phone, I do so as a guest, but I call myself "Rip from work" XD
But I guess I can see Magnus' perspective. Some people can see that sort of thing as a weakness. I don't know why it would make any difference as long as his artificial leg doesn't break or something... I remember this weird Japanese horror movie where some woman (I think?) had artificial legs like those blade-runner folks, and she used them as weapons XD Imagine Magnus flipping around with one of those things, sharpened into a blade...
@Rip the Hunter: Yeah, and back when the outbreak was still new, people were probably a lot more cutthroat than they might be now.
Right? (I think I know which movie you're talking about but, ugh, can't remember the name!) Like, that would be too much fun, but I think since he's a biathlete his strengths will still lean more that way.
@moonjellybeans: It's hard to say. Shows like The Walking Dead show a really slow reaction to their zombie outbreaks, where some people really don't notice for a long time (like Hershel once said, it was just a few weird news broadcasts in the beginning,) but then you get the freakshows up go way overboard (like in the one webisode where the one guy who owned the storage park imprisoned his female coworker as a sex slave...right from the start.) As long as the person doesn't show weakness, or doesn't obviously have something of value, maybe most folks would leave him alone.
Can Magnus turn the red-eyes on at will or is it a reactionary thing, like going berserk? He could probably scare people into leaving him alone.
@Rip the Hunter: In this universe it started off pretty slow, but there was a firebombing that made the outbreak go from, pretty bad, to, oh shit, in a big hurry, lol. (Man, I need to get caught up with the Walking Dead, seriously)
It's a combination of the two I guess, he has to be in a certain state of stress in order for him to use it, but he could still keep it under control if he has to.
@moonjellybeans: No worries on TWD. I haven't watched the entire last season. Most of what I referenced was stuff that occurred prior to season 4 I think. The webisodes were released online only and are about 7 minutes long each, between seasons. They tell the story of the bicycle walker that Rick found in episode 1, and a few other stories from when the outbreak really went bad and the gubbermint was starting to napalm major cities.