Day 3: The Aftermath
All the major news networks were covering the bombing. Every channel and all hours of the day. The world had their fingers pointed at everyone different than them. If you weren’t an American, you were a suspect in the destruction of Time Square. The terrorist won and succeeded in their heinous act. The first part of the plan set in motion got them one step closer to the de-evolution of mankind. With the images of Time Square plastered all over television, people everywhere feared the worst. Every major city went on lock down. It was a safety measure. We couldn’t be too careful. Who knows if this was just a one time thing or the start of a nationwide, even a worldwide terrorist attack. With the bombing still familiar in everyone’s mind, no one was aware of the virus that was lingering in the air. To those that were torn apart by the blast, they were the lucky ones. Everyone else is free game to the highly contagious virus. But how long would it be before the virus was to react and began to change those infected? The night after the attack, the President of the United States appeared on television to address the people. His priority was not to instill panic or revenge but a message of hope and uniting with others.
My fellow Americans,
With the beginning of a new year, we all look forward to a chance to improve ourselves. A chance to change our ways and set goals. Moments after the year began, the hopes and the changes we yearned for were ripped away by a group of cowards. Cowards whose only goal was to make the world fear them. We shouldn’t be afraid. We shouldn’t cower in the corner or run away. Hiding and running away only put us in a state of suspended animation. The grip of fear will only hold us back. We won’t be able to move on, to put our feet forward to a new year and a new chance of life. We must move forward…
He could eat his own words. He was out for blood. He wanted revenge. He wanted them to pay for their crimes. He knew nothing about the virus. He was clueless about the biological warfare the army had be secretly working on. To those that knew, they were prepping and gearing up for a new kind of world. The world as they knew it was over. They know the virus was stolen and the only suspect was the man they once thought of as, ‘that nice guy down the hall”. The virus was going to kill a majority of the countries population. That is what it was made for. But with the virus airborne, and the uncertainty of another attack, the chances of containing it were lost. A cure was needed. They never thought of creating one. That wasn’t part of the plan. They were hired and ordered to create a biological virus that would aide in the war against terrorism. Now, with the attack in their own backyard, it was going to be around the clock work to mix one up. If it took years to create the virus itself, it would take just as long to get the cure going. With them keeping mum to the government, they prepped themselves for the impending doom. They know it would take two full days before the virus kicked in, and ended the lives of those infected. The virus was meant to kill people. It wasn’t meant to do anything more. That was its’ job. They tested it. They knew what it was capable of. But not every possible outcome is ever thought of. Not of the terrorist knew what the reaction between the virus and the explosives would create. It will only be a matter of tow days before the world changes forever. In two days, the dead will walk the earth.