Seeds Chapter 16 Page 43

body and looks up to Kenny to continue the routine who pumps his heart three times and nods back. The process continues, back and forth, back and forth as the soldiers gather around to watch. Kenny looks at Tommy with tears in his eyes. Angry tears. Of all the challenges they had, other humans were the worst.

Here was this soldier, this warrior, having survived a nightmare of zombies, lying broken by a mindless act. He wasn’t the target, the bridge was, he was just a consequence.

Tommy: Keep going! Why are you stopping?

Kenny pushes down on his chest three more times and as Tommy breathes into his lungs turns around to see Riley now standing behind him. The young soldier runs into the station without a word and they both look at each other confused.