Soma Point--finished with Epiloguewww.fanfiction.net/s/9920889/1…
Operator--finished with a sequel in the works
Everyone that knows me (at least, knows me well) knows that I am plagued by nightmares--especially Apocalyptic scenario nightmares (had one just last night, in fact).
Well, I had me a nuclear holocaust nightmare a few weeks ago and I'm thinking of turning it into a story. I'll call it "4 Minute Warning", perhaps (brownie points to those who get that). It'll be AU. I like me some AU.
The story has two story-lines that later merge into one. In the first, Once-ler and his family (he hasn't left home, yet) spot a bright light in the distance. His mother dives on him, knocking him over and landing on top of him. When he pushes her off him, he finds that she is dead, as is the rest of his family. He wanders, in a daze through a nearby town until he is grabbed and pulled into an RV. Inside the RV is a young woman, a little older than him, named Miranda. She is trashy and coarse (but there is no romance in this), but is oddly prepared for the situation--her RV wired to test the radiation levels outside of the RV, and the RV lined with lead to keep out as much radiation as possible. She keeps driving away from the blast location and poor Once-ler develops radiation sickness. He first notices it in the bathroom. He went in there to splash some water on his face--he feels freaked out by all this. He looks up and notices that some of his hair that is normally hidden under his hat is gone. Gradually, more and more of his hair falls out, as do his teeth. He begins to develop sores on his skin, and finally starts bleeding. He faints, and Miranda notices (he had been hiding his symptoms). She keeps him in the bedroom of the RV and stays up front. She keeps driving the way she has since the beginning until she hears a radio broadcast telling survivors to go to a place called Salturis.
Meanwhile, at a High school, Aloysius O'Hare has come to after a blast has shaken the school (he is in his teens here, a Sophomore in High School). He finds himself in the cafeteria, the students and staff dead all around him. It is his small stature that saved him, that shielded him from the blast. Confused, he wanders until he reaches the nearby hall. He finds his girlfriend, Nadja (appearing in another story I may or may not do because I suck at romance), lying in the hall, shards of glass buried in her arms, legs, torso, and face. She pulls the shards out, and blood gushes out. He runs to her and presses down on the wound with his nubby little hands, trying to stop the bleeding. He tells her to stop; that if she pulls out the shards, she'll bleed to death. She tells him she's dying anyway and that she's heard that bleeding to death is like going to sleep. She begs him to let her die peacefully. As much as it pains him to lose her, he helps her remove more shards, the two of them sharing one last kiss before she dies in his arms. Instead of just leaving the school to look for his parents (what he wants to do), he decides to search the school for other survivors. He finds Si (the delivery guy, who introduces himself as "Si, a Senior"), Helen (Ted's mom), Charles (again, a character in that story I probably won't do though I want to. He is Ted's dad), his bodyguards (they are named Moony and McGuirk, apparently), and two other kids that are yet to be decided and perhaps will be OCs of little consequence. Perhaps the two chaps that we see proposing the bottled air at the beginning of the film? I don't think they have names--some one tell me if they do.
The eight of them (I like groups of eight...digimon probably has something to do with that...dammit, now I have "Butterfly" caught in my head) stay in a little group for a while, informally led by Aloysius until Charles gets all pissed off at his methods (go look for help as opposed to take paint out of the art classroom and paint "ALIVE INSIDE" on the side of the school. Wait for help to come to them) and they split up: Al, Si, McGuirk (they aren't specified, so to me, he is the one in the round sunglasses), and the green-sweatered yes-man (I'm calling him Melvin) leave. Charles, Helen, Moony, and the brown jacketed, fat yes-man (Calling him Clearance) stay behind. Al's group decide to look for their families and find Melvin's still alive. He leaves with his mom and dad. Moony finds his older, college-age sister and leaves with her. Si finds his grandmother and leaves with her. Aloysius doesn't find his family, but finds blood on the kitchen floor, a bloody meat cleaver, a bloody electric carving knife, and a frying pan with blood burned in a near-perfect circle on the bottom...as well as blood seeping out through some rubble. He decides to continue to search for his family on his own, until he hears a radio-broadcast telling survivors of the bombings (yes, multiple
bombings) should head to a place called "Salturis" and gives directions based on landmarks.
While walking towards Salturis, Al is met by an RV. Miranda's RV. She takes him with her and Once-ler (who is incapacitated in the back).