RAGS: A ZOMBIE SHOPPING SPREE (FIRST DRAFT)

Rags: A zombie Shopping Spree

 

 

 

 

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Fade In:

Parking lot of a looted sporting goods store. early afternoon.

Scene opens with a wide shot of the trashed parking lot of a looted Sports Chalet. Camera slowly pans backwards from front entrance to the store towards the street lingering just enough on old newspapers and magazines to document a viral outbreak that has ravaged both San Diego and Los Angeles. Camera continues to pan backwards going through abandoned vehicles until it gets to a wide-shot of the main road, to see a woman running down the street. She has long red hair, and even though she’s covered in dirt, grime and blood we see that her body is completely covered in freckles despite having a full sleeve colored tattoo on her right arm, and left leg. She also has tattoos around her hips. Vertically going up on her ribs are two tribal-style tattoos. She is wearing running shoes, socks, string-bikini bottoms that are held together by strings on the side and a tattered shirt.

 

Naked woman

(Panting heavily)

Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit!

unknown group

Rawwwrr!!!

Almost immediately we see there’s a group of about three zombies behind her giving chase. One manages to grab a hold of her shirt and pulls!

Riiiip!

Naked woman

(angrily)

Goddammit!

Woman spots the Sports Chalet and manages the obstacle course that is the parking lot. As she vaults over the hood of the car, a zombie reaches after her, grabbing the string of the bikini bottom and it falls across the car onto the street.

The woman makes it to the door of the Sports Chalet, to find the door locked and the zombies closing in. She then runs around to the back of the building to find the back door propped open just enough.

Breathing a sigh of relief, she dives inside, kicking the door shut.

Inside she finds the backroom of the store bare and nearly empty. She makes her way to the main floor of the store, and is saddened to see that the shelves and racks that would hold clothes her size are empty or hold items that are too small for her to wear. The place is also trashed to hell.

She continues to go through the racks until a voice behind her yells.

Rough voice

FREEZE!

Woman immediately puts her hands up as she is ordered to turn around slow. She turns to see a varied, mixed group of survivors behind her pointing weapons at her. More importantly, there’s a double barreled shotgun pointed in her face.

Man pointing shotgun

Are you bit?

 

Naked Woman

(irritated)

No, I’m not bitten, but if you could politely point that somewhere else, I’d appreciate it.

Man doesn’t lower his gun.

man pointing shotgun

With all those scrapes and bruises?

Young survivor

Why are you naked?

Naked woman

(sighing)

Ugh…

 

Naked woman takes in a deep breath and sighs as the camera moves closer to her face until the scene transitions to a car driving up the California interstate in the late evening.

late evening just north of los angeles

Camera zooms into vehicle showing the naked woman, fully clothed now, from before in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and a man sleeping in the passenger seat. The radio gives us more news about what has happened. El Chapo, having broken out of prison, went into hiding for years along the U.S. Mexico Border before the outbreak. In an attempt to seek revenge against both Mexican and U.S Governments, he sends members of his cartel as suicide bombers to detonate and unleash the virus along the border, which lead to the destruction of most of the cities along the border. The National Guard base in San Miguel is starting to house refugees, but is over-crowded as the U.S Government pulls troops to help contain the virus. The radio goes into more detail before the male wakes up and shuts it off.

Passenger

This has been on fucking repeat all damn day.

Male passenger sighs as he connects his iPod to the radio via Bluetooth and plays EDM music.

Naked Woman

I’d rather listen to that then this shit, Sean.

Sean

Don’t act like your taste in music is any better Regina.

REgina

At least I don’t listen to Pacman music.

sean

(playfully)

Explain the backwards pumpkin song?

REgina

(laughing)

It’s a great song you douche! Maybe I should be dating someone a little more metal?

 

The couple continues to playfully argue with each other until they reach an empty rest stop that normally would be odd that it’s empty, but since it’s the zombie apocalypse, it’s not really out of the ordinary. As the couple steps out of the car, we see Sean is wearing a striped collared shirt, jeans and converse shoes. Regina is wearing a spaghetti-strap top, jeans and flip flops. They get out of the car to stretch and look around the buildings, but do not stray too far from their vehicle.

Sean

Well it looks like we got it all to ourselves.

The couple walk inside of a bathroom to find it empty and dirty. They do a cursory, but terribly un-thorough sweep of the rest stop.

Regina

If not for the fact that all cities have been quarantined, this would be creepy.

sean

Well, that being said…

Sean and Regina return to their vehicle as he says this, giving Regina a very hungry look.

sean

…Wanna fuck?

regina

Really? Right here?

sean

Why not?

Sean grabs ahold of Regina and they begin to make out. Regina laughs as they break away from their kiss for a moment to agree.

regina

Alright.

Sean drops his pants and Regina slips out of her pants and underwear. Sean pauses and gives Regina an odd look as she climbs up onto the hood of the car.

sean

Take off your top too.

Regina rolls her eyes but complies. They begin to have sex with Sean’s pants around his ankles. Suddenly Regina begins to notice a really putrid smell. She attempts to get Sean to pause but he’s way too into thrusting and just as he climaxes, a zombie appears out of nowhere and bites down on Sean’s neck ripping out his throat. As the Zombie drags Sean down to the ground to eat him, more Zombies begin to surround Regina. She somehow manages to dodge a few by rolling herself to the other side of the car while the rest go after Sean.

As she rolls across the ground, stumbling to get back on her feet, very panicked, she calls out for Sean but he’s already making gurgling death sounds. Quickly becoming surrounded she decides to run, eventually making it to the nearest town.

She finds that the town is deserted and as she goes from store to building, that the town has been picked cleaned. Eventually she comes up to a Wal-Mart where more zombies start chasing her. As she makes her way towards the front, the doors fly open and a man holding a hunting rifle starts shooting. She falls, stumbles and rolls before somehow making it inside the Wal-Mart doors as the man shuts the door behind her. She starts crying and saying thank you to the man over and over.

Wal-Mart late evening

Man with Rifle

Shh, it’s okay; let’s get you something to put on.

Man picks up Regina and leads her further into the store. There are other survivors in the store. Among them is a woman who weighs upwards of 300lbs and has a really terrible demeanor. Some of the young men turn their attention to Regina, who bombard her with questions and what not.

Man with the rifle waves his hand to hush everyone up.

 

Man with rifle

Alright ya’ll. Keep it in your pants. Can the ladies help out our new friend here? She’s obviously traumatized and doesn’t need the eyes of these goobers feasting on her.

Obnoxious Fat woman

Wait, why are we helping her, she might be infected. We should probably shoot her.

Regina

I’m-I’m not infected. I-I just saw my fiancé get eaten…I’ve ran from the rest stop 10 miles outside of town, if I could get some…

Obnoxious Fat woman

No, we shouldn’t take your word. We should shoot her just in case. Look at all that blood on her! She might be infected and not tell us.

Some of the other people in the group agree with the fat woman. While the man with the rifle attempts to calm everyone down, the fat woman pushes her way through the crowd and grabs Regina by the hair, pushing the man with the rifle out of the way. Regina screams as she’s dragged back towards the front door struggling to get free.

As soon as the fat woman opens the door to throw Regina out, a zombie greets them at the door and jumps her. Regina manages to scurry away while the fat woman gets bitten on the arm. The Zombie gets shot in the head by the man with the rifle and everyone stares at the group of survivors with a wide open mouth.

Obnoxious Fat woman

I’m okay-

BLAM!

Man with the rifle shoots her in the face. He looks at the crowd and shrugs.

Man with rifle

She was bit. She was going to turn.

The group readily agrees, and a few members go to secure the front door. The man with the rifle introduces himself as Julio. He brings Regina to two girls, Martha and Dora.

Julio

Ya’ll help this poor lady find something suitable to wear. We’ll get your story later.

regina

Thank you. Thank you so much!

The girls go and attempt to find something for Regina to wear. As they go through the racks, they find her some running shoes and some socks. The bikini bottoms from earlier, and a white top. Other attempts to find pants or something similar fail because the sizes are way too big on her.

Regina then meets Julio at sporting goods and he hands her a hatchet and a pistol.

Julio

There ya go miss. I’m sorry that Lee tried to get you killed. Now would you mind telling me what happened to you? Why were you running around here all naked?

Regina proceeds to tell him how her and her fiancé Sean fled Los Angeles and were heading up north to Camp Roberts, but paused at the rest stop. She alters her story a bit saying that she was made to strip at gun point by strangers. Julio seems to buy the story and lets her know everything is going to be okay if she stays with the group. Julio then takes Regina to the group’s sleeping area and offers her a place to rest. AS they walk, she notices a few ladies, probably friends of the obnoxious woman earlier, giving her the evil eye.

early morning inside wal-mart

Regina is woken up by screaming. As she sleepily crawls out of her tent, she sees a pack of zombies chasing down and eating the survivors inside the Wal-Mart. Julio runs by and pulls her out of the tent, obviously bitten and extremely bloodied.

 

Julio

We need to go!

Julio shoves an M4 completely tricked out with a PEQ5, EO-Tech sight into her hands. As they run, Julio hands her a back-pack he scooped up off the ground. He also hands her a belt with ammo pouches that have magazines for the M4, which she clumsily puts on around her waist.

REgina

Oh my god what happened?

Julio

They got in through the back. I knew we shouldn’t have listened to that fat bitch Lee!

As they run towards the front of the store, a pack of zombies leap onto Julio and begin to eat. Another zombie leaps out at Regina and she shoots it twice before sprinting towards the front. She starts shooting her way through the front, dodging zombies along the way. She makes it to the front door and has to disassemble the barricade quickly. A zombie grabs her by the shirt just as she gets the door open and as she uses the butt-stock of the M4 to turn and smash it against the zombie’s face, it tears her shirt.

As she gets out into the parking lot she can see that there’s a huge horde outside waiting for her. She books it out of the parking lot down the street trying to be stealthy, but gets spotted by a horde. She runs down the street into an empty 24-hour fitness center and manages to lock the door and uses equipment to barricade herself inside.

Inside the gym, there are dead bodies all over the place. Men, women, children, etc. As she explores the area, she manages to find some food and water and that the bathrooms are still functional. Unfortunately, as she begins to scavenge around the gym, she still can’t find anything that fits her. As for the dead bodies of the women, she remarks to herself that she’d rather not mess with the dead bodies, leaving them their dignity. She eventually finds a cell-phone but it’s dead. After a while she decides to go shower. She finds a towel, body wash, a loofa, and some shampoo. She goes to shower and as she comes out, she finds that her weapon is pointed at her.

douche-bag 1

Hey there lady.

regina

(stammering)

Please don’t shoot! I’m not infected!

Douche-bag 1

Oh don’t worry I’m not a complete asshole. I can see you’re not infected.

Douchebag reaches over and removes her towel. He starts to eye her disgustingly as Regina begins to cry and shake. From her side, another man shows up and Regina begins to cry even more

douche-Bag 1

If you treat us good, we might let you come with us.

douche-bag 2

Don’t be an asshole man.

Douche-bag 2 takes some time to check Regina’s body as she holds her hands up. He shakes his head and sighs.

douche-bag 2

Look lady, we’re taking your stuff. But we’re not going to harm you. We’re not that horrible.

Douche-bag 2 holds up Regina’s gear and taps his buddy on the shoulder as he leaves.

douche-bag 1

Such a waste man. You know times are getting crazy. Might not come across this fresh piece like this again.

Douche-Bag 2 grabs his friend and starts pushing him away. As they’re halfway through the locker room, Douche-Bag 2 turns and drops a Cx4 Storm rifle on one of the benches.

Douche-bag 2

Here, I’ll at least leave you with this.

REgina

Th-thanks?

douche-bag 1

Don’t thank us, that’s a California legal rifle. Gotta break it down in order to reload.

The duo leaves and Regina breaks down and sobs for a while. She gets dressed again, and, taking the Cx4 storm with her, goes to see if she can’t find more food inside the gym.  But she finds that the duo had cleaned the place out of nearly everything. She also finds that they left the back door open and a horde of zombies start shuffling through the door before she can close it, and she starts running again for dear life. She eventually runs back into the two douche bags who are taking cover by a car and are quickly getting surrounded by zombies.

They’re real surprised to see her, and she heads off in the opposite direction to avoid both groups. She manages to shoot about 10 zombies before having to ditch the rifle and take off sprinting down the road, spotting the Sports Chalet, which leads to the events during the beginning.

 

afternoon inside sports-chalet

 

Regina

(Angry)

So if you don’t mind, please just take that stupid gun out of my face and let me find something to wear!

The man with the shotgun lowers his gun and Regina lets out a long sigh. They go through the store, but don’t find anything that she can wear. The group leaves the sports chalet killing zombies as they back track Regina’s steps a bit and they find the Cx4 Storm laying on the ground and pick it up.

They take her back to their compound, which happens to be a Hustler Adult Emporium. There, she looks around a bit and still has the same problem as before. NOTHING fits her as it’s either too small, or silly, like edible panties, etc. Eventually she comes across a strap-on dildo that actually fits and she puts it on just so she has something to use as underwear.

The other survivors pass along gear that was used by people that died: pack, ammo belt, gloves and some knee pads.

Regina finds a spot inside the store to keep to herself and process everything that’s happened to her so far and she breaks down crying.

flash back of sean proposing to regina and her saying yes. their plans for their weeding. the two evacuating San Diego to los angeles to a shelter. sean comforting regina telling her it’ll be okay. their shelter getting overrun and them fleeing north.

 

REgina

Goddammit Sean, you just HAD to get your dick wet!

camera fades as Regina cries herself to sleep again.

early morning, inside hustler building.

Regina wakes up to find someone has draped a blanket over her and given her a pillow. The survivors greet Regina warmly even though they give her odd looks about the blanket she’s got wrapped around her. As the survivors start to gather for breakfast, Regina sees that there are a varied number of survivors. Men, women, children.

There’s a line for food as two older women hand out food to the other survivors. One woman gets less than what was expected.

Angry Woman

This is fucking bullshit.

The woman bumps hard into Regina.

Angry woman

Move it bitch.

Man in line

Hey don’t worry about her. She’s always cranky.

Regina looks behind her to see a man standing there dressed as if he’s a special forces operator of some kind. Multi-Cam combat shirt, pants, plate carrier with six magazines, knee pads and a Tavor x95 connected to his plate carrier by a sling hooked onto a D-ring. Gloves are also hanging off of there. He gives her an odd look nodding towards her blanket.

Man in Line

Cold?

regina

No, not really.

The line moves forward and the women refuse to serve Regina any food.

Old lady 1

Sorry new girl. You have to earn food around here.

Man in line

Jesus, Loretta, don’t be a bitch. She probably doesn’t know how shit works around here.

loretta

Unless you want to give up your rations, I don’t think-

man in line

Give it to her then.

Resentfully, Loretta hands Regina a plate of spam, rice and eggs. The man in line nods at her and steps off. As he walks away he hands Regina a knife and fork. Regina hears someone behind her whispering.

Random person in line

Fucking Operator. Thinks he’s a badass when he’s really just an asshole.

Regina follows the Operator out of the food line and tries to get his attention. He pauses for a moment to look behind his shoulder to see who’s calling after him.

regina

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks. I would feel bad taking all of your-

Operator shakes both hands defensively.

operator

Nah, it’s cool. I’ll just go scavenge something up.

regina

Well, I just-

The Operator removes his gloves from his plate carrier and pulls up a face mask from underneath his shirt and waves dismissively to Regina as he makes his way to the front door. Regina walks back to her spot and eats before falling back to sleep.

a few hours later

Regina is woken up by a survivor walking around the building shouting.

Random Survivor

Meeting time!

 

Regina follows the rest of the survivors outside to the back area of the Hustler building where she can see there’s a decently sized tent-city. The survivors have used various vehicles and have erected a decently sized barricade to keep the zombies out. In the center of the tents a small crowd has gathered around the man with the shotgun who brought Regina to the building and the Operator. The man with the shotgun motions to Regina to step up from behind the crowd.

man with shotgun

Alright everyone. First off, we like to welcome our new member to our group.

Regina waves shyly.

Regina

Hi.

Man with shotgun continues.

Man with Shotgun

Alright, business now. Operator will be going out into town to locate Mitchell and Harvey. They haven’t been seen since yesterday’s excursion to the Wal-Mart group. He’s going to need some volunteers-

Operator

Men only please.

angry woman

(shouting)

SEXIST FUCK!

Regina looks over to see the woman who bumped into her in line. The woman seems to have a few close-knit followers and they seem to agree and shout their discontent with Operator.

Operator

(holding up his hands defensively)

Before you start with your silly sniveling, show of hands from the females, who can lift over one-hundred pounds?

Crowd falls silent as Operator continues.

operator

How many of you are willing to get yourself bloodied and dirty to crawl through the sewer?

angry woman

Those are just arbitrary rules you’re making up because you’re a misogynistic fuck who believes he’s just a cool fuck-boy. You just expect us to sit here and cook and clean while you go and act like a white-knight. Go suck on your male privilege. I’ll go take a group of all women and we’ll find those two.

operator

(shrugging)

Whatever bitch.

Operator steps through the crowd, passing Regina. He gives her a wink as he passes by.

man with shotgun

Okay…well…volunteers for Randi’s group?

Crowd is silent as there are hardly any women volunteers. The woman, Randi, gets in the middle of the crowd and makes an attempt to motivate the other females to join her cause. Some from her group join her in the middle making the group up to about three. Regina, wrapped in her blanket, volunteers to join, but the angry woman, Randi, gives her a disgusted sneer.

Randi

Uh, no thanks rag muffin.

Another female survivor joins the group making it a group of four.

man with shotgun

Alright, alright. So this is the group. Everyone that has scavenge requests write them down and give them to Jimmy. Anyone not on scavenge detail will report to Loretta for work details.

The crowd disperses and Regina makes her way inside. She spots Operator sitting in a chair in a corner of the store adjacent to her sleeping area, munching on a bag of Reese’s pieces he pulls from his plate carrier.

regina

So, I was invading your spot there?

operator

Yeah, but it’s okay. Hope the blanket kept you warm.

regina

Yeah, it did. You don’t mind if I-

operator

Nah, keep it. It’s fine.

regina

So, I hate to ask, but you have like a jacket or something? I really hate to walk around in this blanket all day.

operator

Hmm, I might.

Operator goes through his bags, hands Regina some uniforms. She thanks him and goes off to change. When she returns, she now has a multi-cam combat shirt, but the pants are folded up in her hands.

Regina

These didn’t fit.

operator

That sucks.

Operator dumps the pants back into his bag as he’s confronted by Randi.

Randi

Hey, we need guns.

operator

That’s nice.

There’s silence as Randi and her group awkwardly stare at Operator who continues to munch on his candy.

randi

So you’re not going to give us any?

operator

Wasn’t aware I was the new arms room.

randi

Look, we all know that you have a bunch of weapons stashed here. But no one knows where. We need to be armed if we’re going out there to-

operator

Seems like a personal problem.

randi

You know what, you’re such a piece of shit! I wish they never let you in.

Operator stands up and glares down at Randi.

operator

First of all, me and my brothers were the ones that secured this building. We were the ones who built the barriers and made this place essentially zombie-proof… Secondly, you’re a cunt. You’re on your own.

Randi goes to slap him, but Operator catches her arm and laughs.

Operator

That’s your one free swing. Next one will cost you an arm.

As Operator and Randi are having their pissing contest, a young, tall, blonde-haired woman wearing military styled jungle boots, cargo pants, a flannel jacket and a crochet halter top, walks up to Operator and grabs the hand that is blocking Randi from striking him.

Blonde woman

Alright dude, you made your point. But if we die, it’s on your head.

Operator

That’s not fair Kylie.

Operator releases his grip on Randi and stares at Kylie for a moment before letting out a long sigh.

operator

Fine, I’ll set you up.

Randi

Good. (under her breath) Piece of shit.

Randi gives Operator a side glance.

Kylie

We’re leaving in an hour. And I know you dislike Randi, but don’t sabotage her gear. You’ll just prove her right.

Kylie starts to walk away.

Operator

(shrugging)

No one would miss her.

Kylie turns back and gets real close to Operator’s face.

Kylie

This is why no one trusts you.

operator

You trust me.

kylie

I used to.

Operator sighs but before letting Kylie go join the scavenger group he grabs a backpack and shoves it into her arms.

operator

If you guys get in trouble out there, there’s a radio in there, just turn it on, I’ll be monitoring. I’ll come, guns blazing. Most importantly, stay away from the mall. I know it looks like an obvious place to scavenge but it’s a death trap.

Kylie gives him an awkward nod and walks off to join Randi. Operator gives Regina a look that’s a mix between concern and regret and leaves without saying another word.

a little later

Regina joins the other survivors as they await Operator to bring them weapons. Operator shows up as some survivors hand Randi and her group scavenging requests. Regina hands Kylie a slip of paper with her own personal request. Operator drops a duffle bag next to Kylie and she takes it without saying a word. Operator silently hands over his plate carrier and Tavor before walking away looking somewhat bothered. Kylie stares at his back like she wants to say something, but doesn’t.

Regina joins Operator at their spot at the back of the store.

regina

So, what’s your story with that girl?

Operator

My business, Rags.

Regina

Don’t call me Rags.

operator

Well don’t dress in them.

Regina blows out air irritated. They sit in relative silence holding her knees before Operator says something to break the silence.

regina

What?

operator

That’s my buddie’s sister. He got bit. I shot him. She understands, but still hates me for it.

From his body language Regina can tell that he’s already restless. The rest of the day for Regina is boring as nothing happens, though she does meet the old couple that was serving breakfast, Loretta and Grace. She explores the hustler building more, and momentarily debates wearing a bdsm gimp suit, but as she tries it on, frustratingly, it is too tight for her to wear. As she heads back downstairs hours later, there’s a commotion going on. Randi has returned, bloodied, but she’s carrying a bag and another woman on her shoulder. She’s got a look that is very similar to shell shock. As she drops the girl on her shoulder to the floor, it’s apparent that the woman is dead.

Operator pushes his way through the crowd and Randi simply glares at him.

randi

We went to the mall, scavenged a bunch of shit…

operator

Where’s Kylie!?

Operator pushes people out of the way to grab Randi by the shoulder and Regina expects him to shake her violently, but instead he’s very soothing and compassionate.

Randi

I’m sorry, we lost her…I…I don’t know where…

operator

It’s okay…it’s okay…You said you were at the mall?

Randi nods and Operator forces his way out of the crowd. Regina follows and watches as he grabs a hatchet and a pistol. He grabs a bag and a tablet that is able to track the location of the kit he gave to Kylie earlier.

regina

Where are you going?

operator

I’m pretty sure it’s obvious where I’m going. What’s it to you?

regina

I want to come with you.

operator

Dressed like that? I don’t think so.

regina

You’re going to the mall. There’s gotta be something there I can wear. Look at me! I’m wearing a fucking strap-on for underwear for Christ’s sake.

operator

(shrugging)

Whatever.

Operator finishes gearing up while Regina grabs her gear and follows him to the front. A survivor tries to stop them, but he ignores them and pushes him aside abruptly.

randi

Wait!

Randi comes running up, still covered in blood, but has a determined look in her eye.

operator

You’re not coming with. I already have one person to baby-sit.

randi

I don’t need your fucking permission.

operator

I don’t need your fucking snark.

regina

When you two get married it’ll be a beautiful wedding.

Operator laughs and walks out of the building with the two ladies in tow.

mall parking lot Late evening

The trio reaches the parking lot, moving tactically and weaving in and out of trash, dead bodies and abandoned vehicles, and finally hide behind a car close to the entrance. Randi points to a meandering of zombies at the front entrance.

randi

There’s a bunch more inside.

operator

Gotcha.

Operator pulls out a small blue tooth speaker and an iPod. He puts on Lady GaGa’s Edge of Glory.

randi

What are you-?

Operator holds up his hand and unsheathes his hatchet. The zombie horde hears the music and starts heading towards them and Operator starts walking towards the horde. When they get close, Operator begins killing them one-by-one to the beat of the music. He also starts singing along. A few slip past him and start sprinting towards Randi and Regina’s position. Randi begins to fire wildly, while Regina takes precise, aimed shots, killing 10 zombies with single shots before ducking back down behind the car to reload.

randi

Holy shit, you’re a great shot!

regina

(As she shotguns the Cx4 storm and begins manually loading rounds by hand)

Not really. It’s a California legal rifle. I can’t afford to miss.

As the music ends, Operator has managed to cut a path to the front entrance. Randi and Regina run to catch up, but Operator has moved fast. As they enter the mall, there are bodies everywhere. They catch up to him as he’s kneeling over the body of a woman lying in a pool of blood.

operator

(whispering)

Randi, what happened?

randi

(whispering back)

I don’t know.

operator

(whispering)

She’s shot Randi. She doesn’t look like she’s been bitten anywhere.

Randi gives Operator an odd look that gives Regina chills. He picks up the fallen woman’s weapon and scavenges her magazines. He opens up his tablet and starts navigating to where it says the equipment is. They quietly make their way through the mall.  Regina briefly pauses at the door of a Vitoria’s Secret, but is dismayed that the store seems like it has been destroyed by fire.

regina

Dammit.

They make their way to a department store, and Operator finds the bag resting sloppily near a cash register. There’s a blood trail leading further to the back room. He picks up the bag and follows the blood trail towards the back. Operator quickly follows the trail which leads to a back office, but when he opens the door, he finds Kylie there pointing his Tavor at his face.

operator

Kylie you’re ali-

Randi

Shut it douche-bag!

From behind, Randi holds Regina at gunpoint and the rest of her survivor group appears, pointing the weapons at them both.

operator

Okay, Kylie, what are you doing? You can lower that thing.

Kylie lowers the Tavor a bit but smashes the butt of the weapon into his face. Knocking him out.

regina

Look I don’t know what’s going on here! I just came her to find a pair of pants!

randi

Oh really now?

regina

I’m wearing a fucking dildo! Do you understand how fucking ridiculous I look?

kylie

You really do look fucking stupid.

Randi groupie#1

So what do we do now? I thought we were just going to kill him.

Randi

Not us.

Randi instructs her group to tie up Operator and strip Regina. As Operator slowly comes to, they force him to his feet and march them both to the center of the mall. Randi takes out a cellphone and sends a message. A moment later, her phone chimes in with a reply and she instructs the group to head towards the food court.

late evening inside the mall food court.

Randi and her group lead Operator and a once again nude Regina towards the food court.

REgina

(Muttering to herself.)

I don’t get it.

randi

There’s nothing for you to get. You’re new. No one’s going to miss you.

regina

(Still muttering to herself.)

I just wanted pants. That too much to ask? Why the fuck am I naked? This is such bullshit.

randi

Just shut up before I shoot you.

Regina stops and angrily turns towards Randi. Her eyes are crazed and it seems as though she’s finally snapped.

regina

(Shouting.)

Fuck it! Shoot me then! But at least give me some fucking dignity here! I did nothing to any of you! I just wanted some fucking pants!? Is that too much to fucking ask? The world’s gone to shit, my life has gone to shit and obviously you have some issues with this guy.  You’re probably going to sell me into sex slavery, and you know what? That’s fucking fine! I can’t control any of that cause I’m not some comic book super heroine badass. But for the love of God, let…me…at least have some fucking pants!

Regina screams that last part much to everyone’s surprise.

randi

Shut up!

Randi smacks Regina in the face with the butt of her weapon knocking her down. Kylie shoulders her weapon and carries Regina the rest of the way to the food court. Once there, Douchebags 1&2 from earlier are there along with five other men dressed very similar to Operator.

douchebag 2

Holy shit, it’s that dime piece from before.

douchebag 1

Poor thing is just unlucky.

randi

Here he is.

Randi shoves Operator forward onto his knees. Regina gets dropped painfully to the group and forced to stand up. Kylie has the Tavor pointed at the back of her head. They’re standing near the edge of railing on the second floor. Below them is a kiosk.

military person 1

Why hello there, Sergeant.

operator

What the fuck you call me faggot?

Military person 1

Ha ha, still the same old asshole. So before I put a bullet in your head I’m going to need you to tell me where you put the-

operator

(defiant)

Nope, might as well just shoot me faggot.

military person 1

(slowly getting irritated)

Stop calling me a faggot, before I shoot your girlfriend.

operator

Calling it like I see it fag. Besides I’m a mother fucking ammo-sexual, I could care less who you shoot.

randi

(Kicking Operator hard in the back.)

Fucking homophobe. Alright I’ve upheld my end of the deal. Also brought you a little something extra.

Kylie pushes Regina to go forward as Douche Bag 2 walks forward to take her by the elbow.

douche bag 2

Don’t worry, we’re going to take REAL good care of you.

regina

Gee, thanks. I have a question for you.

douche bag 2

What’s that honey?

regina

Is that gun California legal?

Douche Bag 2 laughs sarcastically when suddenly Regina breaks free of the ties around her wrists. Catching Douche Bag 2 by surprise, she yanks his weapon out of his hand, knocking him down, and sprints off directly to her right to the nearest store.

operator

(laughing)

Bwhahah holy shit! Someone failed knot tying class.

Randi and Kylie both curse and start shooting at Regina who dives over a knocked over table and lands on top of a dead body. As everyone starts firing at her, she low-crawls behind a kiosk without anyone noticing. In front of her, there’s a store called Kigurumi.

douche bag 1

Oh man, that is a bad bitch.

Regina gets up and starts sprinting towards the store. The shooters spot her and start firing at her. A round strikes Regina, spinning her around as she makes it inside the darkness of the door.

Douche Bag 2, with two of the military guys, and Kylie with one of Randi’s scavenging party, start tactically making their way to the store. Once inside, we see the Kigurumi store is large and wide, almost like a department store, and there’s an escalator in the center of the shop. There’s also a blood trail leading towards a cash register, so the group heads that way. As they surround the counter and step around to hopefully surprise Regina, a hail of gunfire kills everyone except Kylie, one military person and Douche Bag 2.

douche bag 2

Mother fucker!

kylie

Get down!

Kylie gets down behind the counter and Douche Bag 2 tries to run, but a bullet knocks him down to the floor. Kylie slowly edges herself out of from behind the register but is struck and knocked down, dropping the Tavor. One of the military guys attempts to drag Kylie back into safety, but when he looks up, Regina is there, pointing her rifle at him. She shoots him dead, before reaching down and picking up the Tavor.

regina

Hey there. What size are you?

outside the Kigurumi shop.

The remaining group listens to the chaos happening inside the Kigurumi store. Randi looks at Military Person 1 and he looks down at Operator, angry.

Military Person 1

Who the fuck is that?

operator

(laughing)

I don’t know. But I think she was really serious about wanting some pants.

Military person motions for Douche Bag 1 to go check on things, but Regina comes out of the store with a now naked Kylie in front of her as a human shield, and Douche Bag 1 gets shot in the head. Kylie gets shot multiple times, but not fatally, as the others return fire on Regina. Operator uses the distraction to ram himself into Randi knocking them both over the edge of the railing. Regina and Military Person both run out of ammunition on their main weapons, but Regina drops her weapon to swap with the Tavor and kills him. As she looks around, everyone is dead except for Kylie, who is writhing on the ground screaming in pain. Regina goes to check on Operator, who’s laying in a mess caused by him falling on top of Randi into the Kiosk.

Regina calls out to Operator and it turns out that both he and Randi are alive.

Some time later inside the Kigurumi store Late evening.

Camera is facing Operator, who is now back in his full kit with Tavor hanging across his chest. We see by the expression on his face that he’s trying not to burst out laughing.

operator

(chuckling)

Are you really going to wear that?

regina

Look, I know. It’s stupid as fuck…but it’s perfect.

Camera swings around to show Regina’s boots, and then slowly pans upwards to reveal she’s wearing a blue unicorn Kigurumi onesie, with gear scavenged from the dead military people on top of it. She walks forward until she’s shoulder to shoulder with Operator and they walk out of the store like bad asses.

Camera switches to a long shot of the Mall, and we see both Randi and Kylie alive, but both naked and tied to a pole. We also see that Randi is a male-to-female transgendered person.  Kylie has bandages where Operator has performed first aide on her. Operator pauses next to Kylie and looks sympathetic.

operator

I’ve sorry things ended up like this.

kylie

(straining to breath and talk)

You…fucking…bastard…you’re…going…to…pay…

operator

Look, I really don’t want to leave you here. Just say you’re sorry and I’ll untie you.

Kylie spits in his face and Operator sighs sadly as he wipes his face. Regina looks at Randi, who’s making gagging noises and trying to not vomit. They’ve placed the dildo from Regina’s strap-on inside her mouth and have duct-taped it into place.

regina

Come on, let’s go.

As they exit the mall, Operator picks up his speaker and iPod he’s left on the car.

operator

You know, I’m real surprised at you. Anyone else would’ve pissed themselves in that situation. But you didn’t and you acted like a badass.

regina

I’ve spent the last few days’ butt-ass naked running from zombies. That was nothing.

Regina flips up the hood of her onesie. As it’s up, the hood gives the impression that there’s a unicorn horn on her forehead and a pink Mohawk going down the center of her head.

regina

So what’s your real name?

operator

Its Operator.

regina

(laughing)

Really? Why are you called Operator?

operator

Because bitch, I operate.

Operator turns on some music, which happens to be The Backwards Pumpkin song by Dance Gavin Dance. The camera slowly pulls upwards to reveal that they’re both slowly getting surrounded by zombies, but the duo start killing them to the beat of the music.

 

Fade Out:

The End

 

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