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Only the Dead Walk the Ship...
Isaac has just made contact with Nicole, and she's alive! But as Isaac is about to meet up with her, he falls victim to the necromorphs and becomes one himself. Traumatized, Isaac vows to slay every necromorph with his own blades. But after he finds Nicole, he's learned to understand them. Then Isaac realizes the real threat to him, Nicole, and the necromorphs.... The Hunter. Isaac must make a decision, watch Nicole; the love of his life die, or transform her into a necromorph aswell. But will she retain all her memories? Find out, in Resurrection.
Only the Dead Survive...
Chapter 1: A New Edition
Isaac was running down dimly lit, bloodied hallways, away from his attackers. He didn’t want this; he didn’t want any of this. All he wanted was Nicole back in his arms again. The roars of necromorphs grew louder and more aggressive. Isaac was beginning to think this was the end for him. Out of ammo and med-packs, he felt hopeless. Isaac knew Nicole was alive, now all he wanted was her to escape and save herself. But he whimpered at the thought and a few tears escaped his beautiful blue eyes. Isaac really wanted to be with Nicole more than anything. Survive this and start somewhere else and get married. But that idea at the moment was slipping out from Isaac’s grasp. Hitting a dead end, Isaac cried out in desperation. He tried to reach Nicole on his transmitter, but there was no answer. Knowing it was the end, Isaac slowly turned around and pulled off his helmet to face his attackers. Pulling out a picture of Nicole from his pocket, he spoke softly.
“I love you Nicole. I’m… I’m so sorry.”
The necromorphs turned the corner, they found him. Isaac wiped his tears away and stared at them as they stared back at him.
“Come on! Come and get me you mother fuckers!” He screamed.
Then necromorphs charged at him and roared loudly. Isaac dropped the picture and fought his attackers till the end. He manage to fight most of them off until an infector joined them. Two necromorphs held Isaac down to his knees, he found this strange. He thought they would have sliced him up already. But he couldn’t fight anymore. Down to one red bar, the weak Isaac held his head low and prayed. The infector grabbed him by the shoulders and started working. Isaac screamed loudly in agony as his body transformed. Blood sprayed wildly in all directions. Long sharp blades shot out from the palm of his hands. Two weakly arms burst from his torso, as he shook his head wildly. His loud cries turned into roars, snarls, and growls. Isaac’s blood splat onto Nicole’s picture. Her beautiful face was now cover with red. When the process was complete, Isaac lay silently on the floor. The necromorphs lingered by him, waiting for him to move. Suddenly he arose from the floor. The other necromorphs looked at Isaac with satisfaction and beckon him to follow them.
He was a bit taller and much stronger than the others, and he had one major aggressive attitude. His newly formed, long blades scratched at the floor. “What? No, I am not one of you! Why did you do this to me?!” Outraged, Isaac dismembered them with quick but very effective slashes to their limbs. Their blood lay on his blades and he looked down at Nicole’s picture. He tried very hard to pick it up but couldn’t, even with his weak torso hands. He roared uncontrollably when he couldn’t pick it up. Sadden and furious, Isaac left the photo on the metal floor and disappeared into dark shadows of the dying ship.
Chapter 2: Alpha Male
Several hours later…
Nicole was on the Crew Deck’s tram station, waiting for Isaac. She was impatiently waiting to reunite with him but with the situation at hand, she had to forgive him for coming late. “Where is he? He should be here by now… Oh, please hurry Isaac.” Nicole thought to herself. Then she remembered the last time she said that. It was nighttime back on Earth, and Nicole was sitting on her parent’s porch, waiting for Isaac to arrive. They were going out on a date that night. When Isaac finally arrived, he tenderly apologized for being late and handed her some flowers. Nicole smiled at him as she smelled them the beautiful roses. Isaac kissed her passionately and joined Nicole by waving goodbye to her parents.
Nicole smiled to herself. Now she implanted an image of Isaac coming off the tram with his head gear off and apologizing again, even when the ship was going to hell, and taking her in his arms. She decided to walk back into the Common Room and search for something to snack on. Nicole tried to ignore the bodies slumped against the walls, but she gagged. After collecting herself, she found a bag of chips and ate the entire bag happily and silently. Momentarily, three necromorphs jumped out of the air vents, surrounding Nicole. The two slashers and a leaper growled at Nicole as she screamed. She trembled to floor with fear.
“Isaac! Help me!” She cried out helplessly.
Suddenly, as if her cries of fear were answered, Isaac burst out of the nearby air vent. He bellowed loudly at the moment of his arrival. Nicole stared at the creature in shock. “Isaac? Oh my god, honey?” She thought. Isaac roared at the fellow necromorphs and they quickly backed away from the human. Isaac wasn’t into killing right now, instead very curious about the human that looked so familiar, but his memories were still a little blurry. Nicole fidgeted a bit as Isaac approached her. He first growled at her but when Nicole started whimpering, he relaxed his lips and stopped with his head cocked to the side. Nicole looked into the creature’s eyes. They were Isaac’s, not the usual gray eyes of all necromorphs. It even carried Isaac’s face completely, with small minor scratches. Isaac stood above her and then kneeled down right in front of her. Nicole closed her eyes, fearing the worse. But then, something happened that she didn’t expect. Isaac closed his eyes, sniffing her silky blonde hair. The leaper approached them but then Isaac whipped his head and growled at the leaper. It backed away, standing behind the two slashers. Isaac returned his attention to Nicole and continued sniffing her hair. Isaac dug his nose deeper into her hair, and took in her smell with loud huffs and puffs. He started moving his head more violently around hers, taking in her sweet scent, and moving her head with his nose. Nicole tried to pull away but was so frighten, she just gasped softly to herself, hoping “he” couldn’t hear her. Isaac withdrew from her and stared into her eyes. Nicole recognized Isaac’s gently, soft stare. “It’s her! It’s Nicole!” He thought to himself. Isaac turned and made a series of growls to the other necromorphs, then they soon left the Common Room. Nicole looked at the creature as he returned his gentle stare. Isaac purred in his throat as he gently nuzzled her breast that made Nicole cringe. Knowing that he was frightening her, Isaac mumbled a word that sounded like ‘Nicole’. Nicole gasped, then spoke to the necromorph that was so close to her body.
“Isaac? Is that you?” She asked frantically.
Isaac nodded. Nicole laid her hands cautiously on his cheeks. Isaac closed his eyes and purred happily again. Nicole just smiled with tears in her eyes. Suddenly, they heard distant roars. Isaac withdrew away from her hands and looked around with a face of anger, he roared into the distant madly. They both got up from the floor. Nicole had no idea what to do, but Isaac did. Unable to speak clear words of English, Isaac did everything he could to communicate with his love with gestures and vocal sounds. Isaac beckoned to Nicole with his head, and she understood and followed him. Isaac grabbed her by the collar of her uniform with his teeth and pulled her in front of him. Hurriedly, Isaac pushed against her back with his head, forcing her to go in the direction he wanted to go. He pushed her all the way to an open air vent. Nicole was frightened and didn’t want to go that way, but she had no choice. Isaac knew his love was in distress and was scared, so he crouched down and beckon Nicole to climb on his back. She accepted and held his neck tightly. Isaac cried out as she was suffocating him.
“Oh, sorry Isaac.” She apologized very meaningfully.
Isaac reassured her with a smile and then climbed into the air vent. It was dark, and the only light was from Nicole’s RIG. Isaac climb up the narrow shaft and then scurried along a nice flat shaft. Nicole clung onto to Isaac as much as she could, and laid her head on the back of his neck. Then, they finally reach their destination. A safe bedroom, with only one air vent and was filled with a lot many medical supplies and food. There was no blood or signs of other necromorph presences. The bedroom door blinked locked so other necromorphs can’t get in. Isaac stood tall as Nicole slid off his back. She quickly observed the room and sighed with relief that it was safe.
Chapter 3: Beauty and the Beast
As soon as Nicole turned on the spot, she was in Isaac’s embrace. He wrapped his torso arms around her waist, as his bladed arms were cautiously wrapped around her shoulders. He tried very hard not to hurt her, but he knew he did well when Nicole returned the hug and kept her arms wrapped around his neck. Isaac pecked numerous kisses on her cheek as Nicole giggled happily. No matter if Isaac was a necromorph or not, she still loved him dearly. Isaac made his way to her neck and playfully nipped her several times, but one of them actually hurt Nicole a little bit.
“Whoa, be careful Isaac.” She said very calmly.
Nicole was very happy to be in his embrace again, but it was different this time. Her fiancé had arms coming out of his torso and blades for his real hands, but Isaac still remembered her and still acted very human. He was a very special kind of necromorph, the first and only of his kind. Isaac stared into her eyes, with their lips nearly touching. Then Isaac said ‘I love you, Nicole’ that sounded so close to English, but not quite.
“I love you too, Isaac.” She whispered.
After wiping a tear, Nicole surrendered her lips to him and awaited a long, passionate kiss. Isaac hesitated, but then he remembered that he didn’t carry the infection, only infectors do. Relieved, Isaac locked his lips with Nicole’s. Strangely, Isaac got what he wanted but with a twist. Fate took a different course. As Isaac embraced her even tighter, he cut Nicole’s arms. As she cried in pain, Isaac let go of her but as she withdrew from him, she cut her arms again. Fresh blood stained her uniform. Isaac tried to comfort her but Nicole stop him.
“No, it’s okay Isaac. I’m fine, their just small cuts. I’ll take care of them.” She said with smile.
Nicole searched through the medical supplies and found disinfectant wipes and bandages. As Nicole fixed herself, Isaac watched her from the farthest corner of the room. He whimpered out like a puppy, feeling guilty that he hurt his love. When Nicole finished, she spotted him in the corner and sat before him. Isaac looked away from her and spoke very childishly, he was regaining his speech.
“How… How c-can you love a monster l-like me?” He asked her sadly.
Nicole stared at him, as if his words sounded like alien.
“You’re not a monster, Isaac. I love you and always will.” She said.
Isaac just looked at her and spoke again. It seemed like his speech was returning to normal with every sentence.
“But, I hurt you.” Isaac replied sorrowfully.
“They will heal eventually. Now, come with me. I have an idea how we can cover your blades.” Nicole said cheerfully.
Isaac arose from the floor and followed Nicole to the pile of medical supplies. Nicole found buckles, straps and a soft material used for RIG Suits during experimental protects, which is extremely hard to penetrate with a knife, chemical substances, and in this case, Isaac’s claws. After attaching everything, Nicole presented her plan to Isaac.
“See, it goes on like a sock. Slip it on and I’ll buckle it to make sure it doesn’t come off. Just tell me if you need it tighter.” Nicole explained as she put the “socks” on over his blades.
“And they unbuckle to come off, so you can defend yourself.” She added.
Isaac was proud of Nicole and kissed her full on the lips. Then looked at his covered blades. He ran them across her waist and saw no damage being done. It didn’t even penetrate the material. Isaac smiled and muttered ‘thank you’ into her ear.
“You’re welcome, Isaac.” She said tenderly.
Nicole let out a yawn as she stretched out her arms. She fell on top of his chest and cuddled him lovingly. Isaac smile and cradled her in his covered arms, and then laid her on the bed. Isaac used his teeth to cover the blanket over her. Then he joined her under the blanket, snuggling closer to Nicole. She smiled at the sight of him and cuddled up against him, wrapping her arms around his neck, while he grabbed her waist with his weak torso arms. He awkwardly stroked her lower body as he positioned his other arms behind Nicole, creating a protective barrier and at the same time, cradling her in a tight embrace. As tiredness struck them both, they shared one last kiss and closed their eyes.
“Good night, Isaac. I love you.” Nicole said with the last remainder of her strength.
“I love you too. Night Nicole.” Isaac said in perfect English and in his voice, that finally returned to him.
Chapter 4: Forbidden Love
The following day came and Isaac left Nicole in the safety of their room, while he roamed about the ship, trying prevent the necromorph inside himself from taking over him, but he was winning that internal war. Little did he know that a new war was the ultimate threat.
Isaac was on Flight Deck when he saw a pair of necromorphs in love. Nuzzling each other, kissing, and playfully nipping each other’s ear. Isaac smiled and admired that not all of these creatures that he lived among were heartless monsters. But when the male spotted Isaac, he hissed and shielded his mate with his claws. Isaac growled loudly like a tiger and then left, he was just passing through. Looking back, he saw the male licking the female’s ear. Maybe it was a way to remember each other, with smell. But then Isaac learned something that changed everything. Another male entered and sniffed the female, until he reached her ear. Her real mate came from behind and growled furiously as if saying, “Back off, she’s mine”. Then he knew a way to protect Nicole from the others than just locking her away in a room. Soon he returned to Nicole and she smiled with joy. Putting the “socks” back on his claws, Isaac kissed her feverishly on the cheeks. Then he decided to try out what he saw. Without hesitation, Isaac started licking her left ear.
“Hey, what are you doing? That tickles.” Nicole said.
Isaac didn’t answer, he continued working on her ear. Now Nicole was a little worried. “okay, why is he licking my ear?” She asked herself in her mind.
“Isaac?” She asked again.
“Oh, I’m sorry. It’s just that I saw a another male necromorph licking his female’s ear. They do that so other necromorphs know that that female belongs to that male. So I’m doing that to do you, because you belong to me. Do you understand?” He told her with a grin.
“Okay, I understand. But it’s kind of nasty, don’t you think?” Nicole said wiping her ear.
“I know how you feel about it, but what if they take you away from me? This is the only way that they’ll understand that you belong to me.” He informed her again.
Nicole held her head low, taking in the information.
“Okay, Isaac.” She said simply.
Isaac nuzzled her nose and kissed her goodbye. He had to collect enough food and supplies for Nicole. But how long can he do this? Eventually, there would be nothing left but a decision to make. Watch Nicole die, or make her a necromorph too. Isaac didn’t like the thought of Nicole going through the pain of becoming a necromorph, physically and mentally. Trying to take his mind of things, he crawled out of the air vent and was back on Fight Deck.
He saw the same pair of lovers walking past him, but then Isaac sensed danger. An injured leaper crawled behind Isaac, whimpering. Down the hallway, appeared the Hunter. He was much larger than Isaac in mass, and had a face of malice. As soon as the leaper saw the Hunter, he whimpered like a frighten dog and cuddled against Isaac’s leg. Isaac knew he had to defend this helpless leaper. The Hunter made eye contact with Isaac and snarled at him. In defense, Isaac bellowed a roar of anger. Knowing that Isaac was louder and taller, the Hunter brushed pass him, hissing at the leaper. Then the Hunter brought his yellow eyes upon the lovers. He roared loudly that echoed through the halls. More necromorphs flooded into the room. Isaac noticed that they were communicating. The Hunter pointed his blade at the lovers, and the other necromorphs looked at each other in fear. The male protected his frightened mate with his blades, even afraid himself. What happened next made Isaac cringe.
The Hunter pulled the female out of the male’s protective embrace, and slashed at her thigh. She had tears running down her face, as she called out to her mate. But as he tried to free her, the Hunter kicked him into steaming pipe. The poor male necromorph bleed to the floor from the intensely hot water, and all the female could do was watch. The Hunter slashed her bladed arms off and gnawed at her neck. Eventually, she fell to the floor with a thud and with a huge gash in her neck. Isaac had enough, he pulled the male away from the pipe as his leaper friend attacked the Hunter with a sneaky jump. The Hunter threw the leaper to the floor and approached the male weeping to his dead mate, but Isaac stood between them and threw his blades up, snarling and growling furiously at him. The Hunter back down with a hiss and jumped into the nearby air vent.
Isaac eased and turned to the weeping male behind him. The male nuzzled his lover’s face, and called to her. But there was no response. He frantically shook her, calling out to her again and again. Isaac and the other necromorphs stood there in silence. The male cried out in emotional pain. The Hunter had committed a horrible crime. Killing love, happiness, and joy amongst the necromorphs. As if it’s forbidden to love another necromorph. The male finished weeping and looked up at Isaac. The others joined him. All of the necromorphs looked at Isaac, as if he was their defender against the Hunter. The male necromorph bowed his head at Isaac, as if saying ’thank you for saving my life’. Isaac replied with a good nod and left the scene, into the darkness.
Chapter 5: Limited Life
Isaac climbed back into his room and saw the love of his life laying on the bed napping. Isaac snuggled against her and awoke her in the process. Nicole yawned softly and smiled cheerfully at Isaac. As routine, Nicole buckled the “socks” onto his blades. Isaac wrapped his torso arms around her waist completely, his arms were becoming stronger. After kissing him passionately, Nicole laid her head on his chest and sighed.
“What’s wrong Nicole?” He asked softly, trying not to seem to demanding.
“I wanted to go with you.” She whispered.
“Nicole, you know it’s not safe for you. I want you to stay here, okay? I don’t want to see you get hurt.” He said as he tighten his grip on Nicole.
“But Isaac, I can’t live forever like you. Eventually, there won’t be enough supplies for me, and I won’t be able to survive in some parts of the ship. I’m vulnerable.”
“What are you trying to say?” Isaac asked her, knowing what she was going to say next.
“What I’m trying to say is… Isaac, make me into a necromorph.” She said simply.
Isaac slowly released Nicole and turned away from her.
“No Nicole, I don’t want you to go through the same pain I had to experience. But I know your circumstances. I love you Nicole but please, I beg you, this is something you don’t want.” He pleaded to her.
“Isaac! I’m dying! The longer I stay human, I will die.” She concluded.
Isaac just stared at her. He knew Nicole was right with everything that she argued with, but he didn’t want her to be like him; a killer… a monster.
“Wouldn’t you want to hold me tight without the protection on your claws?” She continued.
Isaac looked down at his covered blades, then back up to Nicole. He shut his eyes and sighed.
“Alright Nicole, but just… Give me some time.” He asked her.
“Okay, but not too long.” She concluded.
Isaac smiled at her, knowing what he had to do. Yes, becoming a necromorph was very hard and infuriating experience to go through, but with his help, Nicole will make it. But, he also didn’t want to do it. Watching Nicole lose her true beauty, will be heart breaking. Isaac sighed, this was a bit too hard to even think about.
Chapter 6: Hell To Pay
The Hunter walked around in circles, growling in angry huffs. He hated the memory of another necromorph standing up against him, and he fled like a coward. He was no coward, he told himself repeatedly. How will he face the brave and confident Isaac Clarke? The Hunter would have to find the one thing that Isaac holds dearly, but what could it be? The hunter became frustrated and slammed his skull against the wall. It cracked easily but the fractures healed themselves.
Of course he can defeat Isaac, he could regenerate! The Hunter stood tall and huffed in realization. But there was something about Isaac that made him uneasy, but what exactly? He didn’t care, he wanted to put an end to Isaac so he would be back on top, where he should always be.
Isaac decided it would be best to let Nicole out of the safety cell and expose her to the rest of the necromorphs. Hopefully, they will accept her and let her be among them. If they didn’t and they attacked her, Isaac would surely kill them. But Isaac knew it wouldn’t come down to that, the necromorphs were tortured and controlled by the Hunter and Isaac stood up for them, they would surely respect him. Isaac gently grabbed Nicole by the collar of her shirt and forced her to Follow him. It was time to take her out, and soon, time to change her.