Chapter 39

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It was starting to fall into the old pattern. I was the first one to wake up and the last to go to bed. I checked my watch 6:30. I sighed and went to check on Neil. He was sound asleep still and I didn't want to wake him. I slipped downstairs and looked through some drawers until I found a piece of paper and a pen. I wrote a note saying that I would be around walking around. Clearing the rest of the houses and putting zombie bodies in one spot so it would be easier to get them out of the fenced area. We planned on finding a store like Home Depot and getting a lot of fencing materials and supports for it within the next few days to make the fence that was there now taller and more stable. I grabbed my gun and the extra ammo we had along with the machete and I was off. I was finished clearing the houses around 1:30-2. The community was rather large with about 30-35 houses. We would need to clean them up and make them livable but that would happen after we got the walls. I got back and the kids were playing and helping Neil walk.

"Hey guys what's going on?" I asked referencing the paper and badly drawn map on the table.

"Well nice to see you're back." Landon said with a smile.

"Well the paper is to see what we need to get on a run. The map is where we cleared the first day here. I'll add what you did today." Blake said.

"I cleared the rest. We just need to get rid of the bodies. Which we can do today if we don't mind working in the dark for a bit." I said. The boys and Kelly looked at each other and nodded.

"We use the trailer to put all the bodies in and on our run tomorrow we can dispose of the bodies and get supplies." Luke said. Everyone agreed and Jordan walked into the kitchen.

"I can help. If you need it. Parker could too." He said. I looked at Blake.

"You can come. But I want Parker here just in case something happens." I said and he nodded in agreement. "Well we should get a move on. The houses are clear but I don't want to be out to late. Who's driving the car?"

"I will. I'm not very strong so I won't be much help dragging bodies into the trailer." Kelly said.

"Alright. You guys go I'll be right behind you." I said as I put my hand on my stomach. "I'm going to go tell the others what's happening."

"You okay Sky? You look tired and you're holding your stomach." Luke asked.

"Yep. I'm fine just a little side stitch. I'll be right behind you." I said with a weak smile. No one seemed to believe me but they agreed and went off anyway.

"Hey Sky. Look at him. He's walking almost on his own." Ava said.

"That's great." I said with a smile. "You heard the plan from the kitchen right?" They nodded. "Alright well we'll be back a little after dark most likely."

"See you soon." Ava said and Liv ran up and hugged me. I left and headed down the street to catch up. I grabbed a head and put it in the trailer. Jordan and I mostly did heads and the rest moved the bodies. We went on like this for about an hour before Blake said,

"Jordan, Sky, why don't you work on getting nonperishables out of the houses. And we'll work on getting the bodies out since we are already in the house."

"Sure." I said. Jordan and I went to the bedrooms to look for a bag or something to use to carry the cans. We found a purse and a child's backpack.

"I'll start at this end of the kitchen and you can start at the other." I said and he nodded. We made some small talk as we cleared out the cabinets. There was pasta and some carrots, corn, and a couple cans of soup that we put into the bags. Once they were filled which was rather quick considering the bags weren't that big they went into the car. We cleared the rest of the houses like that. We put the bag in the car and found another bag in the next house, it went like that until I found a house that had a boys room that looked like it belonged to someone Jordan's age.

"I can go through the kitchen if you wanted to look through this room and see if you like any of the comics or clothes or anything else." I said.

"That works." He said with a smile. He came down with a duffle bag full of comic books and some clothes a couple minutes later. I finished the cabinet and we put it in the car. We did the same when we found a little girls room except I grabbed clothes and toys and the comforter and he cleared the kitchen. We got through clearing out half of the houses of food and bodies before we decided to head back. When we got back we made a small fire and made some of the soup that we found. We talked about plans again, played games and got to know each other better. We went to our rooms around 11. Blake and I were still on the floor but hopefully that would change in the next few days. Duke had decided to sleep with us tonight and curled up in a ball next to me. Blake fell asleep almost right away but I stayed up reading until around 3 before I finally fell asleep.

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