Title: Resident Evil
Characters/Pairing: Chloe/Sam, Rain, Kappa, J.D., One, Jennifer, Ruby, Lois
Fandoms: Smallville/Supernatural/Resident Evil
Disclaimer: I do not own ANYTHING
Summary: Chloe was trying to smuggle out the virus to out Lex Luthor's real work, Sam just didn't care anymore and listened to Ruby. Now they are both in the Hive, and must battle the undead if they're to reach the surface.
Period: Resident Evil 1, AU Smallville, Post Season 3 Pre Season 4 Supernatural.
Written for my Livejournal Paranormal25 150 Prompt Table. Prompt of the day # 145: Writer’s Choice – The Undead.
They raced through the abandoned hallway, Chloe and Sam carrying J.D. between them, Rain with gun ready to shoot if the thing should catch up to them. They were going back the way they’d come, back into the Hive, Red Queen still activated and hovering over the ground next to them.
“This is hopeless.” Sam grunted. “It’s got us cut off from the exit. All we’re doing in going deeper.”
“You got any better ideas?” Rain wanted to know.
“I know a way.” Red Queen finally spoke.
“What did you say?” Chloe turned to look at her.
Red Queen cleared her throat. “I know a way out.”
“Fuck you!” J.D. coughed. He was in a bad way, clearly barely holding on. “She’s never going to let us out. I’m infected.”
I’m sorry…” Red Queen turned to him. “I do like you, but my sensors indicate your blood loss is already at 42.7 percent.” Genuine compassion entered her voice. “You’re not leaving this complex alive.”
Behind them they heard the glass in the lab shatter.
The hunt was on.
“We have to hurry.” Red Queen stated as the humans shared a look. “You have to trust me.”
Chloe nodded. “Show us the way.”
They ran blindly through a complex maze of corridors, J.D. still held between Chloe and Sam, Rain in front with the gun, as Red Queen showed them the way, her image flickering dangerously as her power began to fade.
Close behind them, gaining ground rapidly, was the creature.
Rain made them pass her as she fired at the creature, causing it to duck into one of the rooms, and giving them some seconds advantage. “Hurry up people!”
“Take a left, here.” Red Queen ordered as they rounded a corner. “Then a right.” They raced towards an intersection. “Straight ahead.” Then another. “Now a left…” She paused, confused. “No…no…a right.”
“What?” Sam looked up at her.
“Which is it?” Chloe pressed.
“A right.” Red Queen decided.
“Are you sure?” Rain continued firing, driving the creature into another room once more. “I’m running outta bullets so you better be goddamned sure!”
“Yes, yes I’m sure.” Red Queen nodded.
A door was up ahead.
The survivors burst into the room, slamming the door behind them only to find four walls of concrete and no other door leading out.
“Now what?” Sam asked the Queen, looking around the bare room. “NOW WHAT?” He narrowed his eyes when the Queen didn’t reply. “It’s a dead end!” He was getting furious. “You’ve led us into a dead end! There’s no way out of here!”
Red Queen hesitated, looking around the room. “No there is!”
J.D. scoffed painfully. “Told you not to trust her.”
“I…I cant remember.” Red Queen whispered, confused. “I thought…”
“You thought what?” Rain asked.
“I’m sorry.” She hung her head.
“You’re sorry?!?” Rain snapped. “You piece of…!”
Chloe stopped her. “No. Look.”
The bare outline of a door was etched in one of the walls, recessed and hidden.
The Queen looked up, voice halting abruptly due to her rapid power loss. “I knew there…was reason…but Memory…”
“How do we open it?” Sam asked as they all headed towards the door.
“There’s a key pad here.” Chloe motioned to it hidden in the wall, barely visible.
“Emergency exit...” The Red Queen struggled with her words, her power almost exhausted. “…memory…”
The door behind them buckled and almost wrenched off the wall.
“Jesus!” Rain hissed in shock, turning and aiming her gun towards the door.
The creature had found them,
“What’s the code?” Chloe moved to the keypad that controlled the emergency exit.
“Four…Digits…” Red Queen struggled out. “Faaaaw…Threee…” Her image flickered. She was dying. “Nnnnnnnine…Sssss.”
And suddenly she was gone.
“Ssseven, sssix?” Chloe looked up at Sam. “Which?”
The creature continued to pound against the door behind them, its talons punching through the metal.
“Just try one!” Rain aimed her M16 at the door.
“What if it’s the wrong number?” Chloe hesitated.
“Then we try the other.” Sam encouraged.
Chloe’s finger hovered over the two digits. “Here goes.” She punched the seven.
The door beeped, speaking in a mechanical voice ACESS DENIED.
The outline of the keypad sunk back into the wall, disappearing for good.
“No!” The emergency door did the same, leaving nothing but a bare concrete wall in from of Chloe. “That’s just not fair!”
The door behind them had almost given way, the creature’s tongue poking through a hole in the metal and lashing around the room.
Sam looked around desperately.
But there were only four solid walls. No air vents. No way out.
“We’re going to die in here.” J.D. offered his two cents on the matter.
Suddenly the emergency exit behind them began to open.
The door speaking again. STAND CLEAR…DOOR OPENING.
The group looked on in atonishment as the door swung side to reveal…
Rain smiled. “KAPPA!”
He was leaning weakly against the control panel on the other side, his body torn and broken, but a smile like the Cheshire Cat on his face.
“Computer geeks…” Kappa spoke. “We’re not so easy to kill.”
As if sensing its prey might escape, the creature slammed against the door once more, beginning to squeeze through the gap.
“What the hell is that thing?” Kappa asked in horror.
Rain helped Sam drag J.D. to safety as Chloe exited and started to seal the exit behind them. “You don’t want to know.”
“I believe you.” Kappa agreed.
Rain and Sam hurried down towards the platform, carrying J.D. between them, and Chloe slung an arm around Kappa’s waist, his hand around her shoulders, as she helped him limp behind them.
“I’m glad you’re alive.” She confided to him softly as they crossed the caverns to the elevator platform.
“Me too.” He admitted with a pained chuckle.
Matt and Rain lay J.D. on the platform while Chloe led Kappa to the platform section that housed the controls.
“Get us out of here, Kappa.” Sam sent a look in the direction they’d come from, worried.
“Platform’s already powered up.” Kappa smiled. “We’re headed topside in seconds.”
“Chloe…” Sam called to her, from where she’d gone away from the group, looking behind some machines.
“Give me a second.” She called back, reaching into the darkness behind a large container, and smiled as she pulled out the case with the virus and antivirus that she’d seen Ruby hide there. “Come to mama.”
As if obeying her words, the creature suddenly fell from the ceiling without warning, landing on her.
“No!” Sam raced forwards, but was sideswiped by the creature’s tongue. He was flung through the air and crashed into the side of the platform, lying still, groaning in pain. Thankfully he hadn’t been cut…though his jacket would never be usable again.
The creature’s mouth opened to reveal row upon row of teeth as it reared triumphantly above Chloe, retracting it tongue, ready to feast upon her.
As the creature lowered to take its first bite, the sudden noise of machine gun fire was deafening, and it was hurled off of her, multiple rounds piercing its armored hide.
Chloe looked up to see Rain holding her M16, as it now clicked dry, out of ammo.
“Catch!” With the last of his strength, J.D. threw Chloe the combat knife from his belt.
It arced through the air as the creature rose and charged forwards once again.
Rain helped Sam back onto the platform as Chloe hurried towards it as well, stepping onto it as the control o the platform read “FULL POWER”.
Chloe cried out in agony as the creature’s deadly tongue lashed past her. She’d twisted her body so that it scraped down her left arm, lacerating but not killing.
The tongue smashed into the platform’s floor, the sharp barbs digging into the ornate wooden tiles.
A flash of light caused Chloe to look up and catch the knife and in one seamless move drove it straight through the hideous tongue, pinning it to the platform’s floor.
The creature screamed.
It was a terrifying, inhuman sound.
“Going up!” Kappa called, hitting the controls, causing the platform to begin to rise into the air.
The creature was dragged towards the ceiling, its body banging off the platform, but held in place by its pinned tongue. Its limbs flailed helplessly in the air.
“What’s the matter?” Chloe wedged down the knife harder. “Cat got your tongue?”
A second later, the platform disappeared into the shaft, cutting the creature’s tongue from its body.
The creature screamed in unholy agony and then it was gone.
“Cat got your tongue?” Sam mocked softly with a smile as he limped towards her.
“What? I thought it was good.” Chloe pouted before looking him over worriedly. “Are you okay?”
He snorted. “You’re the one who got attacked and you’re worried about me?” He looked at her arm, worried. “We should get that tended to. Does it hurt?”
She bit down a reply to that ridiculous question, instead deciding to find it cute
that he was so worried about her. “I’m fine.”
He smiled at her. “Good.”
Rain smirked at them and then sat down, looking at the creature’s severed tongue, which was left pinned to the floor of the platform, still writhing with a life of its own, but pinned firmly in place by J.D.’s knife.
Chloe turned to J.D. “Thanks.”
He smiled painfully. “Don’t mention it.”
She knelt by him awkwardly. “How are you doing?”
“Bad.” He admitted.
“This will help.” She held up the battered box containing the T-virus and its antidote. The blonde opened it and reached for the antivirus.
“Save it.” J.D. shook his head. “Too late for me.”
“J.D…” Rain whispered from where she’d come to kneel next to Chloe.
“I saved one round.” He interrupted, pulling the revolver from his belt. “When the time comes…”
Rain shook her head. “We’re going to get you out of here.”
“I don’t want to be one of those things.” J.D. told her, looking deep in her brown eyes.
Chloe pulled back, giving them this moment, seeing the life ebbing from him.
“Walking around…with no soul.” J.D. passed Rain the gun into her hand. “You’ll take care of it.” He looked her in the eye. “Soldier.”
Agony crossed Rain’s features before she closed her eyes and took in a deep, calming breath, opening her eyes and nodding.
J.D.’s eyes slowly closed, his head sinking to his chest.
Rain let out a cry, but he didn’t move.
Slowly, shakily, Rain raised her gun, her vision blurred with tears. The muzzle of the gun was an inch from his head, her finger tightening on the trigger, as she prepared herself for what she had to do.
Then suddenly J.D.’s hand shot up, grabbing her arm.
Rain jerked and screamed in shock.
“Wait…wait a second.” J.D. spoke, voice raspy. “I’m not dead yet.”
Rain was trembling with relief.
“Maybe I’d better have this back.” J.D. decided, easing the revolver back into his belt.
In the background, Kappa, Sam and Chloe were laughing.
Despite the shock, Rain couldn’t help it as she began to laugh as well, in utter relief.
Chloe looked down at her arm and blinked in surprise, seeing it completely healed.
Usually when she needed healing from major wounds like that she took sick with a fever as her body overheated with the active power inside of her, and yet now she was completely healed and didn’t look as if she’d ever been hurt.
Feeling a glance on her, Chloe turned to see Sam watching her in shock, eyes on her arm.
She gave him a little smile.
His gaze rose to her face and he shook his head in amazement at her.
Suddenly a talon punched through the floor.
It almost impaled Kappa, missing his torso by inches, but slicing through his left leg, causing him to scream in agony.
The creature had lodged itself beneath the platform, its talons pulling apart the floor like one would a grape.
“Move!” Chloe ordered. “Get over to the other side of the platform!”
“Seven levels to the top!” Rain called, reading the controls as Sam dragged Kappa away from the talons. She looked up to see the mansion far above them. “Six…”
The creature was partially onto the platform, fighting to drag its bulk through the jagged hole.
“It’s going to be close!” Sam warned, looking up above them and then to the creature as it continued to try and squeeze inside at them.
“Five…” Rain kept count.
The creature was almost through.
“Dammit!” Chloe cursed. “We’re not going to make it!”
Racing over to the platform control, the blonde punched them furiously, causing the platform to slow to a halt.
They were still a good seventy feet from the mansion.
“What the hell are you doing?” Rain asked, incredulous.
“Use the emergency ladders.” Chloe nodded over to the two steel ladders recessed into the wall of the shaft. “I’m going to put the platform into free fall. Now get going!”
Rain helped Kappa towards the emergency ladders as Sam helped J.D. onto the first rung.
“Climb.” Sam told him.
“I can’t!” J.D. cried.
The creature’s talons slashed out at J.D., missing him by inches. It strained to reach him, its back legs still caught in the floor.
“Climb damn it!” Sam snapped.
Slowly, painfully, J.D. began to climb.
“Hurry!” Chloe yelled from below.
Sam boosted Rain onto the ladders, and then Kappa, before turning to Chloe. “Send him to hell.”
Chloe punched in the command code. “Done.”
The platform began to drop away, back into the depths.
Chloe quickly grabbed the container with the virus and antivirus, and made a jump for the ladders, just as the creature freed itself from the floor and made a leap for her, a talon snagging itself in her leg
Hanging on with one hand, Chloe nearly lost her grip on the ladder.
“Chloe!” Sam yelled, hurrying down the ladder and grabbing hold of her arm, face turning red as he did his best to hold both her and the creature hanging onto her from falling to their deaths.
“Hang on!” Rain turned to J.D. “Give me the gun. Your gun!” She reached for the revolver in J.D.’s belt just as J.D. turned to face her, his face contorted in a death mask, his eyes burning with unholy life.
He was one of the undead.
“J.D…” She whispered in horror right before J.D. lunged at her, his teeth snapping at her warm flesh as she struggled to fight him off, nearly falling off of the ladder herself.
Chloe looked up, seeing Rain in trouble, and yet unable to do anything but scream in agony as the creature began to claw its way up her body.
Sam grunted above, face utterly crimson in his struggle to hold onto her, supporting both of their weight.
The creature tightened its grip on Chloe, as if determined to drag them both to their deaths.
J.D. clawed at Rain, as she struggled with him, one finger on the revolver at his belt.
The creature snapped its jaws at Chloe, and moving on instinct she hooked the case to her belt and opened the lid, pulling out a fistful of vials containing the green T-4, the T-virus antidote.
The blonde jammed them into the jaws of the creature, the vials breaking and spilling liquid everywhere, the antidote reacting with the creature as though it were acid.
The inside of its mouth began to bubble and burn, its skin cracking and popping.
Rain finally got her hand on J.D. as he lunged at her throat. They both overbalanced and began to fall.
Kappa reached out and grabbed Rain, grunting as her body jerked its abrupt halt, almost pulling his arm out of its socket.
J.D. had no one to grab him, and he continued the plunge into the darkness to his death.
“No!” Rain cried out, but it wasn’t for J.D., there would be time later for mourning, it was for the gun, which slipped from her hand.
The revolver spun through the air.
Chloe looked up, alerted by Rain’s cry, and watched as the revolved spiraled through the air. She calculated, counted, and then reached out, catching it, and in one deft move, she turned it on the creature.
The bullet raced from the gun, tracking through the open air as it flew towards the creature’s head. The bullet tore into the creature, cracking through its armored hide, already weakened by the T-4.
The bullet plowed through the creature’s skull and brain mater, finally emerging into the blinding light again, leaving an exit wound.
For a moment nothing, and then, slowly, painfully, the creature lost its grip on Chloe and pitched back into the depths.
The blonde watched it until it was swallowed by the blackness, and then grabbed hold of one of the bars when Sam swung her towards it the same time the shaft shook violently as the platform crashed at the bottom, and then sound of inhuman, dying cry echoed throughout it as the creature fell and impaled itself on the broken pieces of the platform below.
Everyone was now safe again, and gave each other a smile before beginning the rest of the trip up to the surface.
It took a while, especially with an injured Kappa leading the way, but finally he appeared at the lip of the shaft, hauling himself onto the mansion floor.
He turned around and reached for Rain, pulling her up from the open shaft.
“What the hell did you do
to that thing?” Sam asked, emerging from the open shaft and reaching down a hand to help Chloe out.
“Something the Queen said.” Chloe stood, brushing herself off, all injuries healed.
Rain and Kappa must have noticed this but they didn’t comment on it.
Chloe was grateful. “She said the creature was the product of the same genetic material as the undead. So I figured the antidote would affect it, harm it, in some way.”
Kappa groaned from where he sat on the ground. “This was a hell of a night.”
Chloe smiled at them and reached into the container, pulling out two green vials, and an injector gun. “Okay you two.”
Kappa motioned to Rain. “Her first. I’ve been infected so long…it mightn’t even do anything for me…but she still has a chance.”
Rain sent him a look before stepping forwards, offering Chloe her arm, her face scratched up from J.D.’s attack.
Fixing the vial into the injecting gun, Chloe pressed it against Rain’s arm and pulled the trigger, injecting the T-4 into her.
She then went towards Kappa. “It’ll work.”
The wrist alarm on Kappa’s left hand went off. It was a shrill beeping noise, the digital wrist clock flashing: 00:00:00.
Chloe hesitated from where she was about to inject his arm with the antidote. “What does that mean?”
Kappa never got the opportunity to answer as suddenly the mansion door swung open, but instead of a fresh breeze and a brand new dawn, all they saw was blinding white.
The whole mansion had been tented out, contained within a viral perimeter.
Kappa cried and collapsed to the ground, holding his legs, as spines
began to appear through the slice in it caused by the creature slicing him with its talon.
“Kappa?” Chloe turned to him.
Sudden banks of bright lights kicked in, blinding the survivors.
Gloved hands reached for them, faceless technicians hidden beneath monstrous anti-viral suits.
Kappa let out an agonized cry, body arching, the spines sticking out longer and sharper from his injury.
Technicians grabbed him and mounted him on a gurney, strapping him in, as others reached for Rain, Chloe and Sam, restraining them and keeping them back as they tried to reach for their friend and help him.
“He’s mutating.” One of the men in suits said, standing over the withering Kappa. “I want him in the Nemesis program.”
Chloe tried to fight, tried to get free, but they were too strong, the light too blinding, and the next thing she knew she was bundled into the back of a Darkwing, the door slamming behind her. The blonde looked up, finding herself staring into the reflective visor of a clean suit.
There was no sign of a face beneath, just her own reflection.
“Where are Sam and Rain?” She asked him, agitated. “What about Kappa?”
The technician didn’t reply.
“He needs help!” She snarled at him.
“He’s safe.’ The technician finally spoke, voice hideously distorted by an electronic filter. “You’re all safe.”
Somehow…somehow Chloe doubted that.