Previously: jake and Ashlin arrive at "The Refuge", only to find it's residents killed. Ashlin finds that it was meant to look like an Infected attack covered up by The Prophet.
About this creation
Music for this part:
Ashlin: "They call themselves 'The Crown'."
Jake: "The Crown?"
Ashlin: "Yes. They're a cult of religious fascists bent on creating a new world order."
Jake: "Well, where did they come from?"
Ashlin: "We're not sure. I've heard rumors that it started in New Mexico many years ago, but I don't believe something this big could just pop up there."
Jake: "Then what do you believe?"
Ashlin: "I'm not sure..."
"All I know is that they've been working on this for a long time, and they recently rose to power here."
Jake: "You mean after the war reached the states?
Ashlin: "The war never reached the states. The attacks here were them, acting as the government. They were looking for something, and the war gave them a cover to do it in the open. They're looking for something to help them create this new world order they're after... And it's up to us, the Resistance, to stop them."
Jake: "I see... So how did you end up joining the Resistance?"
Ashlin stared into the fire for a moment.
Ashlin: "When they attacked Eden, my family was killed. I was lucky enough to escape the city before they started bombing it. I spent a week traveling The Wastes outside the city. I was about to die when Loch found me. The leader of the Resistance."
Jake: "I was still in the city when it was being bombed... I've lost some good friends."
The two sat in front of the fire for a while.
It was Ashlin who broke the silence.
Ashlin: "So how long ago did they inject you?"
Ashlin: "Your arm."
Jake looked down at his bare arm.
Ashlin: "The Infection is spreading, but slower than I've ever seen. I'm surprised it hasn't consumed you yet."
Jake looked into the fire.
Jake: "I try not to think about when that will happen."
Ashlin: "Maybe it doesn't have to..."
Ashlin stood up.
Ashlin: "Here. I fixed the sleeve on your coat. Put it on and follow me."
Jake leaned over and grabbed his coat.
If you liked it, join the official "No Refuge" group here:
Also, I'm going to be leaving for about a week on Monday, so this will be all for around a week. I'll get started on the next episode when I get back.