'Til Death Do Us Part

by Celestine Trinidad

The downside to finding true and everlasting love, Nikki realized, was that even when bad things happen, that love stays exactly that, everlasting—even when your boyfriend had already turned into a mindless zombie.

"Please, please," Nikki begged James as they walked through the ruined streets of the city, "just please, stop this—"

One of the corpses beside them suddenly stirred, and lunged at her. It grabbed her by the waist, and she fell to the ground. She closed her eyes, waiting for its sweet, sweet teeth to sink into her skin and bring her the death (or undeath) she sorely wanted to have.

It didn't come. When she opened her eyes, she saw that James had already pulled the zombie away from her. He gouged out one of its eyeballs, and the zombie fled, howling. 

"Stop protecting me!" she cried out in exasperation. "The rest of the world has been turned. You were turned. I'm the only one left! Eat me, please. Or let someone, anyone, eat me."

James turned to her, and for a second she thought comprehension dawned on his rotting face, but his head suddenly whipped to the side, sniffing the floor. He dove to the ground and started chewing on the remains of someone's leg. He held one piece up for her, groaning incoherently.

"Sometimes I wish you didn't love me so damn much," she sighed. But she took the meat anyway. She sat down beside him, and they ate together in silence.

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Writers Bio

Lucky Chan (a.k.a. Celestine, Leslie, Misty, Megane-chan, etc) is a walking contradiction, in so many ways. She can be girly and boyish, silent and overly talkative, a hopeless romantic and a bitter cynic, a procrastinator and a workaholic, all at the same time.

Even her tastes in men range from the extreme...she only likes two types of male characters in the series she likes, actually: the extremely nice ones, the likes of Kogure Kiminobu from Slam Dunk; and the extremely evil and/or manipulative ones, the likes of Yakushi Kabuto from Naruto. You may also notice that the characters mentioned all wear glasses: she does, in fact, have a great weakness for men who wear them.

Other less strange, and more consistent things about her: she is a proud Filipino, a writer (only in the sense that she likes to write), an anime/manga fan, a bookworm.

Inspirational ImageDeli of the Dead by Chris Howardby Chris Howard

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by Harmony Hodges

'Dead End'
by Michael

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