By Tim Lebbon
Six months have handed because the finish of the area, leaving a handful of survivors holed up in a Welsh manor with little to do yet live on. They've made the easiest of items, planting meals, consuming their means during the cellar's wine and ale, and reminiscing concerning the manner existence was. yet with offers operating skinny, every little thing is ready to alter. the arriving of a stranger named Michael sheds new gentle on their situations. If the survivors can succeed in Cornwall, a couple of days' trip north, they're going to discover a refuge, known as Bar None, rather most likely the final bar in the world!
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We've got through three gas canisters since we've been here. Two left. "Nor me," she says. " I nod. Should I mention Michael? I glance toward the rear of the kitchen, through the open door where he had gone to sleep the previous night. Jessica is making no attempt to be quiet. She must know he's no longer there. "I usually sleep really well," she says. "Keeping my days busy. " She adds more tea to the pot and fetches another mug from the cupboard. It's powdered milk, of course, but we've all become used to it.
Michael shakes his head, and I see a brief flash of yellow in his eyes. He sighs, the first sign of impatience, and holds out his hands. "What is there to stay for? Life won't get any easier, believe me. The beer is running out, and at Bar None the cellar is endless. Survive. " "Sounds like a fairy tale," I say, smiling. Michael does not return my smile. " I nod, sit up straighter. " I glance at my watch, letting the moonlight illuminate the dials. m. "I'm still Michael. " Like a frightened child I gather my duvet, but stop short of pulling it up to my chin.
A family of survivors. They'll all be in the dining room by now. Cordell will be handing out the guns while the Irishman tries to calm their fears, telling them that this could be a survivor from another part of the country. They'll be scared, but excited as well. We haven't seen or heard from anyone else for over four months. Jacqueline will whisper something that no one will hear, and Jessica will be strong and impassive, shaking her head at the Irishman's passionate pleas, offering a dismissive smile to Cordell as he predicts trouble.