March 31, 2011 -
The banging on the door never stopped. They’re consistent bastards, that’s for sure. I’m pretty sure these things have no brain capacity if this guy’s been banging on the door non-stop for around seven hours straight.
To pass the time until nightfall, we had quite a bit of fun. Mute and I played a few games of Candyland from a dusty shelf in the room in which I saw him crack a smile for the first time. Grant and Charlotte told stories about their life and families during. It really made me think more about my family. My brother, Robin, and my mother, Rose. I wasn’t fortunate enough to ever meet my dad, but a part of me was hoping he was okay as well. It’s funny— The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Robin and mom is Christmas morning when I was around eleven years old. Mom had told us she didn’t have much money, so Robin only got a red bike, and I only got a blue bike. It’s strange to say that I decided to be a Doctor after that very moment, but it’s true. And ever since I got this job, I haven’t complained once. Supporting my mother was my number one goal. Just seeing her cry once she noticed the disappointment in our faces had scarred me for life, but it definitely made me a better person in the long run.
Grant told us about how this bar was willed to him by his father. He dais that at first he was unsure about the idea of rotting his life away as the owner of a stupid bar. But he eventually grew to like it because of the people. Meeting all of the new characters really brought a smile to his face. Ironically, he’s never had a drink of alcohol in his life.
Charlotte is an artist. She dropped out of college, but still does C-grade art shows every now and then. Currently, she’s living in an apartment after being kicked out and dumped by her ex boyfriend for reasons she didn’t want to tell. Her family lives a few states away in Louisiana.
Sadly, Mute wouldn’t tell us about his life. We asked, but he just shook his head. He can easily understand what we say to him, it’s just that he doesn’t verbally respond. Such a mysterious person.
We decided that since camping out here isn’t gaining anymore attention than it was hours ago, we’d just live it out another day, no pun intended. I’m going to get some more sleep, because being in the same place for a long time kind of gets the best of you after awhile. Plus I’m a sleepy person. Sue me.
Waking up, I noticed that Charlotte and Mute were gone. Grant was asleep not far from me. There was a note by where I was laying that said:
"Owt. Supplyes. Food. - Frend"
I really couldn’t help but laugh at Mute’s attempt to write me a letter. More clues on this guy were building up. He apparently didn’t have very good reading and writing skills, either. Mute has way too many similarities with a caveman.
Oh, and the banging on the door stopped!
Charlotte came back with a knock on the door yelling out, “I’M HUMAN, NOW OPEN!” Her and Mute had different things. Charlotte had a bag full of Gatorade, while Mute had a cardboard box with a crowbar, wooden baseball bat, and Clue (the board game).
They had to take the back alleys because they said the roads were infested with feeders. This was definitely not a good sign. The two broke through the back door of a dollar store that was very close to the current location and grabbed what they have. Leaving this area to find a new camping base may not be a good idea until we’re faced with no other option. Charlotte thinks we can lay low for a few more days. I’m going to go help them raid the rest of the dollar store to see if they missed anything else valuable, and we’ll see from there.
Terrible news. Two tall and toothless rednecks came in the dollar store and held us at gunpoint, forcing us to give them everything we acquired. Thankfully, they left without any harm done to any of us, but we’re now in a low-resource level. We still have the Gatorade and box that Mute had, however. That’s all still at the bar. We grabbed a few candy bars and canned goods, then went straight to the bar when the rednecks were out of site. The last thing we need is to get that taken from us as well. It’s dangerous out there, and now I guess it’s every man/group for himself. Right now, we just need to calm down and be lucky that we weren’t shot and killed.
It’s time to relax and stay indoors for the rest of the day.