Title: Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Sequel to: Resident Evil
Fandom: Resident Evil/Smallville/Supernatural
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: They made it out of the Hive, but now Racoon City is closed off, and they need get out before its destroyed. Demons, Undead, Umbrella, Chloe's new strand of mutation, and a slowly budding romance with Sam. Oh My.
"Why isn't this Lana Luthor person trying to contact us now that we're in the school?" Terri whispered, having been unable to shut up since they'd split up, still filming everything. "She should be thinking about the greater good instead of putting us all at risk to search this building for one little girl. This is the good of the majority I'm talking about, and in times of apocalyptic shit that should be taken into account for!"
"Look, there's a kid in here who's alone and scared and we're going to find her." Jill hissed, growing rapidly annoyed with the pretty weather woman.
Terri let out a little whimper. "I wish Sam were here. He-you can tell that he's a warrior. I'd be safe if he were here."
"He's most probably dead, Chloe too, so get over it." Jill trained her gun at the shadows around her. "And anyway, even if that wasn't so, there was a vibe between those two."
"Chloe and Sam?" Terri scoffed. "No way. She's too butch for him."
"She's hardly butch." Jill murmured.
"Do you...like her?" Terri asked curiously. "You look the type. Not that I'm judging or anything."
"I don't particularly like anyone right now." Jill responded, giving her a pointed look.
Terri ignored her comment. "Look, Dean left the engine running in the van. I say we forget about this and get in the van and leave before we all become food of some mini zombies."
"And where would you propose we go?" Jill raised an unimpressed eyebrow. "The city's blocked off, you were there at the bridge, they're not letting anyone across now that the virus reached the gates."
"But that was before, when there was a crowd." Terri hissed. "Now everyone left, so we can drive up there, show the guards that we're not bitten and thus not infected, and they'll let us through! No harm no foul!"
"After everything you can't seriously believe that." Jill shook her head.
Terri narrowed her eyes. "I'm going to go. I'm going to do it."
"Fine." Jill shook her head, not really caring either way. "But Umbrella won't let you cross, they'll probably shoot you on sight. You're signing your own death warrant."
"No, you guys are, going along with the whims of this woman." Terri pushed her camera into Jill's hand. "They won't let me take this across the border, they'll not want evidence of what they did at the bridge, so you can have it."
"What about your Emmy?" Jill raised an eyebrow.
"There's going to be a cover up, Jill. No one would believe this if I aired it anyway." Terri whispered, going towards one of the windows and opening it. "Are you sure you don't want to come with me?"
Jill nodded, wondering if Terri wanted her to come because she was worried about her, or if she was just scared of having to go on her own. "Yeah, I am."
"I hope you find the girl." Sighing, Terri climbed out of the window, into the bushes, and then made a sprint towards the van.
In seconds she was inside the vehicle and had sped away.
Jill shook her head, unable to believe it.
"And then there was one." She mumbled, training her gun before her and starting once more, searching around in the darkness.
She really needed a zombie to shoot now.
Parking the police car outside of the school, Chloe and Sam exchanged looks as they killed the ignition and exited the vehicle.
"I was expecting to see a car." Sam murmured, discarding the possibility of the Raccoon City Police K9 Unit van as a possible mode of transportation due to the blood trails and bits of pieces of the people who'd been driving it still being there.
"They might have run into trouble on the way, but they'll be here." Chloe assured him,already heading up the steps towards the entrance. "Come on, we have to find Angela."
Sam nodded, climbing up after her and pulling out his gun.
As a team they entered the building, aiming their weapons around them, and after ascertaining the fact that there were no undead in sight, they nodded to each other and continued on.
Chloe followed pace behind Sam, eyes narrowed on the darkness around them. "Do we go to the basement and start our way up or what?"
"I-." Sam frowned, turning to look around him. "There are Lickers in this building."
Chloe shivered slightly. "I hate those things."
He nodded in agreement, eyes narrowing. "I sense something else too." He frowned. "Something...different."
"Different how?" Chloe asked, eyes narrowed. "Good different or Mutant X With Missile Gun different?"
"I don't...I don't know." Sam frowned. "But it's coming from this direction."
He began moving in that direction.
"So of course we follow it." Chloe mumbled to herself, hurrying to keep up with him.
Sam turned the corner and raised his gun, shooting once.
Chloe turned the corner and found an undead faculty member...dead...bullet to the forehead. "Was he what you were sensing?"
Sam looked down at the man with the lab coat and shook his head. "No." He looked up. "It's down the hall."
He took off once more.
"Sam, if you're leading us towards some new mega monster, I'm going to save it the trouble and kill you myself." She promised darkly.
"Then who'll help you battle it?" He rejoined without skipping a beat.
She didn't have an answer for that, so she just followed, trying to keep in time with the long-legged bastard.
Finally Sam stopped and turned towards a room. "Whatever it is, it's in here." He reached for the doorknob and tried it. "It's locked." Sam moved back and shot the lock once, the door swinging open. "Here goes nothing."
And he stepped into the darkness within.
Chloe sighed before following him in, gun first.
It was the faculty room.
And there was nothing there.
Frowning, Chloe looked around. "I don't see anything."
"It's in here." Sam promised. "Whatever it is."
Suddenly there was movement, and a small figure rose slowly from where she'd been hiding in the back of the sofa, hugging her school bag to her tightly.
Chloe blinked, unable to believe it. "Angela Ashford?"
"Yes?" The girl's british accent was soft. "Are you here to help me?"
"Yes." Chloe smiled, unable to believe it. "A friend of your fathers sent us to get you. We're going to get out of here." She took a step towards Angela, but stopped when Sam held out his arm in front of her, blocking her path. "Sam?"
"It's her." Sam frowned. "What I'm sensing...its her."
Chloe looked at the frightened little girl. "Sam..."
"No." He shook his head. "She's infected. That's the only explanation for my being able to sense her. She's infected on a massive level."
"I wasn't bitten." The girl hugged her bag tighter. "As soon as-as soon as everyone started eating everyone I locked myself in here and hid."
"Sam, she wasn't bitten." Chloe tried to make her way around Sam but he moved again, blocking her. "Sam."
"She's infected on a massive level." He repeated.
"Yeah, I heard you the first time." Chloe slapped his hand away. "And for the record, you know I'm infected at a massive level too and yet I don't see you pulling your gun out at me."
"That's different and you know it." Sam frowned, rubbing his stinging hand on the side of his pants.
She ignored him, eyes on the girl.
"It's okay, I'm not going to hurt you." Chloe put down the gun on the sofa in a show of good faith. "I'm going to go to you now. But I won't hurt you. I swear."
The girl gulped but stayed still as Chloe went to her.
Placing her palm against Angela's forehead, Chloe closed her eyes and tried to lock in on the girl like she had on the undead, and just like them her body jolted as she connected with the girl, who gasped and went ramrod straight. Chloe could see the T-virus inside of this kid, and this was more than just a normal infection-this was off the scale.
And yet...and yet Chloe could see a lot of the antivirus as well, keeping the T-virus in check.
Chloe had never tried to disengage her hold over someone infected, and as she did it now both her and Angela cried out and grabbed their heads, doubling over.
"Chloe?" Sam cried, hurrying towards her and catching her as she nearly fell. "What happened? Are you okay?"
"Yeah-I'm fine." Chloe winced, finally opening her eyes and looking at Angela. "You have the antivirus, don't you?"
The girl, rubbing her forehead, took in a deep breath. "Yes." Her gaze lowered to the bag she'd been holding so protectively before.
"What's going on?" Sam asked, wary. "What did you just do?"
"Not now, Winchester." Chloe pushed away and held out her hand to Angela. "Please."
The child knew she really didn't have a choice, and handed over the bag.
Chloe looked through it and pulled out what appeared to be a lunch box, but was actually a container filled with the antivirus and the syringe needed to inject it. The blonde looked at the child. "How did you get this?"
"My daddy." Angela answered softly. "My daddy made it for me." She took in a deep breath. "He's sick, and someday I'll get sick too. He just wanted to stop that. When I was little I had to walk on crutches. They said I'd never get better, just worse. But he found a way to make me stronger."
"The T-virus." Sam whispered, suddenly understanding.
"They took the invention way from daddy and changed it, modified it with some other components that he couldn't recognize, and its what made it the T-virus. He would talk to himself sometimes late at night when he thought I was sleeping, worrying about what could happen." Angela continued, gaze lowered. "My daddy's not a bad man. He didn't mean for any of this."
"He just wanted you to live better." Chloe nodded, understanding. "And we're going to help you get out of here so that you can have a chance to do so."
Angela's bottom lip trembled as she threw herself at Chloe and hugged her tightly, hiding her face in the girl's stomach.
Sam still eyed the girl warily, but sighed, nodding to Chloe as he picked up her gun from the sofa and handed it back to her. "We should find the others and get into contact with your friend."
Chloe nodded. "Angela, I need you to be brave, okay?"
Angel looked up at her, nodding.
"And you're going to walk between Sam and me, and even if you're scared don't leave there, it's the safest you can be, okay?"
"Okay." Angela nodded.
Suddenly there was movement by the door.
Sam and Chloe aimed their guns at the shadowed figures, about to shoot, when one spoke.
"Well I'll be damned." Jill lowered her gun and entered, shaking your head. "You two actually made it out alive."
"Thanks for the vote of confidence." Chloe snorted.
A handsome blonde man entered with her.
"You must be part of the other team." Sam announced.
The blonde nodded, a russian sounding accent deepening his words as he introduced himself. "Sergeant Nicholai Genovev, at your service."
"You work for Umbrella?" Chloe frowned, noticing his uniform.
"Used to." Nicholai responded, disgust on his face. "But they left us for dead in this place." He shouldered his weapon. "Now I consider myself freelance."
Chloe grinned, liking his attitude.
Plus, he was really hot.
And she'd always had a weakness for a guy in a uniform.
"I had a run in with a couple of zombie dogs." Jill made a face. "I was outnumbered. Nicholai helped me."
"Undead." Chloe couldn't keep herself from correcting.
"Huh?" Jill blinked.
"Is there a difference?" Nicholai asked, curious.
"Oh, yes." Chloe nodded. "Zombies usually are brought back by magic, you see, not a virus. So since there is no ritualistic reason as to why the dead are rising, they're technically undead, not zombies."
Nicholai just looked at her.
Blushing, realizing she sounded very much a nitpicking geek, Chloe looked down.
Sam cleared his throat, eyes narrowed, going between Chloe and Nicholai. "Where are the others?"
"Searching for her." Jill replied, gaze going to Angela for a second before returning to Sam. "But considering they all left at the same time they should be returning any minute now."
"Carlos is the only one of my team left." Nicholai sighed. "He is searching as well, and must have come across your group."
"He did." Lois' voice was heard behind Jill and Nicholai, causing them to react and turn, pointing their guns at her, Dean, and a handsome dark haired man. Lois rolled her eyes at them as she sauntered into the room. "Honestly you guys, we're in a flesh-eating, undead revolution. Watch your backs."
"Especially if you're keeping said backs to open doors." Dean agreed.
Nicholai and the man who must be Carlos shared nods, obviously relieved to see that the other was still alive.
Lois frowned at Jill. "Where's Terri?"
Jill sighed. "She climbed out of a window and took the van we came in. Said that she was going back to Ravens Gate Bridge and would convince Umbrella that she wasn't infected."
Dean looked at something behind them before shaking his head and looking back at them.
"The idiot just got herself killed." Rain mumbled, appearing from behind Dean with another dark man.
"I thought you said that there were only two of you." Chloe narrowed her eyes at Nicholai after sending a glance in the direction of the African American with Rain.
"There are." Nicholai responded, eyes narrowed on the newcomer.
"We picked L.J. up on the street before getting here. He's clean." Rain explained. "You all should talk softer. We could hear you all the way from the stairs. If we could, so can the undead."
"Lady's got a point." L.J. pointed out.
Carlos, pale and sweaty, suddenly doubled over and threw up.
Lois looked at him worriedly.
Chloe frowned, looking closely at him now and noticing for the first time how pale he was, and the sickly glint in his eyes. "How long ago were you bitten?"
"Three hours ago." Carlos coughed, wiping his mouth with the back of his glove.
Chloe smiled, gaze going to Angela's bag. "Today's your lucky day."
The phone ringing on the table caught their attention.
"I'll tend to him." Sam offered as Angela passed him the container with the anti-virus.
Chloe nodded, going towards the phone and picking it up. "Lana?"
"It's amazing how easy it was to hack into the Raccoon City's security cameras." Lana sounded pleased with herself.
Chloe snorted and rolled her eyes. "You mind telling us how we're getting out of here?"
"Oh. Right. There's a helicopter already being prepared." Lana explained. "It takes off in 47 minutes. It'll be the last transport to leave Raccoon City before they detonate."
"I'm guessing this helicopter isn't laid out just for us." Chloe sighed.
"No." Lana sighed. "I want to say I can send millions of helicopters your way but I can't. Lex has me cut off, completely. I have no power of my own as a Luthor anymore. I'm doing everything from the mansion."
"Wait, so Lex is alive?" Chloe's eyes narrowed.
"Why wouldn't the bastard be?" Lana asked.
"I-it doesn't matter." Chloe sighed, running her hand through her hair. "Tell me about this helicopter."
"Lets just say that it's supposed to be taking someone else out, but it'll be lightly guarded." Lana responded vaguely. "The helicopter will be at city hall, and Chloe, you need to hurry."
She nodded. "Lana...before you go...we had a friend. She left in the van."
"Yes." Lana sighed, taking in a breath before answer. "She didn't make it to the gates. Zombies were attracted by the sound of the engine and attacked the van, swarming it. She didn't have a chance." There was another sigh. "I'm sorry."
Chloe sighed, closing her eyes. "Did you get a look at that thing that shot at us?"
"Oh my-thank you for reminding me of that! I can't believe I forgot to mention this!" Lana gasped. "It's somehow related to Umbrella. I can't tell you how because those files are locked down and I cant get access to them. All I know is that it was once human, and that it is a part of what is called the Nemesis Program."
The phone slipped from Chloe's hands, clanging loudly on the tiles below.
"Chloe?" Lois was by her side in a second. "What is it? What's the matter?"
"Boss?" Rain frowned.
Chloe didn't hear them, reliving the memory of making it out of that hell hole Hive only to be caught by Umbrella. She remembered her friend on the ground, screaming as his body mutated.
'I want him in the Nemesis Program.' Someone had announced as they took him away.
Chloe jolted as she felt a hand on her shoulder, and looked up into Sam's worried face.
"What is it Chloe?" He looked down at her, worried. "What did she tell you?"
"Kappa." She whispered, horrified, grabbing his shirt. "The thing that tried to kill us tonight. It was Kappa."
"What happened?" Lana slammed her hand against the computer screen as it suddenly went blank. "What's going on?"
"Computers." Lex's voice came from behind her, oh so condescendingly. "So unreliable." Lana froze, closing her eyes for a second, before taking in a deep breath and turning to face him. "Lex."
"You really thought I didn't know?" Lex sneered. "Did you really think you had the hacking skill capable of pulling all of this off? Really Lana?"
"Why would you help me do this?" Lana asked, eyes narrowing as she understood what was being implied by her diabolic husband.
He shook his head. "This had nothing to do with you. It had to do with her."
"Her?" Lana frowned. "Chloe?"
"I don't know what stroke of luck was on my favor when she ended up being there in the Hive the day it all went down, or that she would be locked up in the room where everything happened, but it was fate." Lex smirked. "And while Raccoon City wasn't supposed to be infected, its given me the perfect opportunity to watch her in action. If I had given her any directions she wouldn't have done a thing, probably even got herself killed for certain or get eaten. But with you giving her and the others hope she's fought on, and she's surpassing my expectations."
Lana's eyes widened. "What did you do to her?"
Lex just turned and faced the guards that'd just arrived. "Make sure my wife behaves herself for once. And if she doesn't," his gaze slid to her for a second. "You have my permission to shoot her."
And with that Lex left, lips curving in a smirk.