Having the same nagging feeling of forgetfullness, not like forgetting what you are going to say but similar. Looking over at the other passengers of the crowded train station the noise and distant smells do not arouse. What is interesting is the news coverage that sounded something like ” breaking news there has been an incident involving a man being bitten and being shot” How the two were connected was unclear but the ridiculousness of the connection is how the stifling laughter almost caused the information about a possible outbreak of some sort to be missed.
As the train pulled in to let the passengers board, the smells slowly rolled away into concern and then shock. Looking over at the passengers it was clear that one or two of them were battling a flu with vomit included. The shock of not being able to see what this person has eaten recently and the shock of questioing what could produce anything similar to that color. Murmurs rising and others saying and asking “was that blood that this person is vomiting? ” They still boarded the train which annoyed no one but the idea was the same for all other passangers. “To give these persons a wide berth.” As space was made in the already shrinking compartment it was not difficult To see how poorly the health of some of the passengers was. As the train left the station and headed down town it made no quick assertion of one of the convulsing passengers.
…..part of the way downtown ( a short trip) one of the passengers that appeared to be sleep had been stirred awake. With a distant look and foggier conversation mumbles of hunger fresh or maybe flesh and the unmistakable word brain. This was not the convulsing passenger but yet another who had seemed to look sick and persistent. The convulsing passenger had already regained their composure. Which could be a good part of that person’s day beside the constant and horrible nose bleeds.
Pulling into the downtown station which really has not responded to the health of the passengers. It could be heard loudly in the distance, directions on what to do if anyone has any of the following symptoms. The lengthy list mentioned much of what the passengers had experienced minus the possible cough.
The amusement may soon were off as a crowd has witnessed a stranger bite another. The shock and suddeness of the attack maybe what frightened them but many will say that it was the look of what may have been corpses in the station. How did anyone not see this….