Warning: This work has been rated 16+ for violence.
"Woke up on Monday 14th, November, 2016 at 6:00 in the morning (am). Had a bowl of cereal. Showered. Left the house at 9:00 in the morning (am). Arrived at work at 10:30 in the morning (am). Sat at my desk at 10:35am. Began work at 10:38am"
Daniel sat in his chair and started typing. He was a police hacker. He had just been instructed to attempt to hack wireless communications between alleged American spies hiding out in Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart. As he typed, another officer turned on the Television they had in the office and out on the news. It was just typical morning news, a dog is lost, child goes missing.
Time passes, and eventually the news changes from its typical morning news style and more serious stories are reported. There'd been a mass murder in Perth. He finally hacked into the comms network the 'spies' had. Most of it was just propaganda and other bullshit, until he found…
"Alarms ring at 4:00pm, major cities began evacuation. Parliament House hit at 6:30pm. Sydney hit at 6:32pm. Brisbane hit at 6:35pm. Perth hit at 6:37pm. Adelaide hit at 6:42pm. Hobart hit at 6:50pm. Missile strikes. Nuclear. Fallout. Radiation"
The alarms were ringing loud. People were running through the streets in a frenzy. The police were instructed to evacuate the city. Daniel ran past a group of people and jumped into his car. He drove through the streets, avoiding other cars and people running onto the road. He parked outside of his house and ran inside. He turned on the TV and ran into his bedroom, grabbing a duffel bag. He then ran into the kitchen and threw some things into it.
"We're getting reports that the US has just launched nuclear missiles against France and England. The Government has just initiated evacuation procedures in every major city around the country."
Daniel finished throwing things into his bag, he then turned off the TV, and ran to his car. He didn't lock the door, heck, he didn’t need to. He drove down crowded streets in an attempt to leave the city. He knew that it'd get hit. He turned on his police radio.
"Euclydes this is Wendigo come in, over"
"This is Euclydes, what is it Wendigo? Over"
"We've got mass looting in the Fairfield-Cabramatta area, orders? Over"
"Just leave it Wendigo, get down to Town Hall as fast as you can, apparently there's a situation over at the Bunker, over"
The evacuation buses start leaving the area. Daniel stayed in his car. He was near Blacktown now. He still has far to go. He turned his radio back on.
"WENDIGO THIS IS PAPPA, DO YOU COPY? OVER"
"Pappa this is Wendigo! What’s going on?"
"We have rioters at the Weapons Bunker in Parramatta! We need backup right now! Over"
"Sorry Pappa, we've been ordered to stay at the Government Bunker in Town Hall. I'll try to get Euclydes to come down, over"
He turns his radio on again.
"Columbian Prince this is Rocket Man, do you copy?"
"This is Columbian Prince, what's the problem?"
"He have civilians outside Parliament House asking to be let into the---"
"Rocket Man? Rocket Man!?"
"ROCKET MAN? DO YOU COPY?!
At 6:30pm on Monday the 14th of December, Parliament House and Canberra was hit by a 57 kiloton nuclear weapon. Daniel turned off his radio.
Central Sydney was hit by a nuclear weapon. Daniel saw the cloud from where he was. He was near the Blue Mountains. Hopefully, he'll be safe from the fallout. He felt the rumbling too. He was inside a building. A tourism lodge or something. He was there with a group of others; Michael, a tourist, Haley and her daughter Jamie, Earl and his wife Charlene and Ivan and Eliza, twins. Earl said they should keep moving. Michael said they should stay at the lodge.
Daniel ends the argument by saying they should stay here for the night and argue again tomorrow.
Daniel couldn't sleep. There were slight rumbles and flashes coming from the explosions. He turned his radio back on.
"Hello?! This is Wendigo! Is anyone there? I repeat, this is Wendigo, is anybody there?"
"Wendigo? This is Daniel, Police hacker"
"Daniel? Where are you? God this is terrible"
"I'm at a lodge in the Blue Mountains, where are you?"
"We're somewhere near the Hawkesbury. Pappa couldn't secure the weapons bunker in Parramatta. Euclydes is K.I.A. I don't know what to do"
"Gerald! Take your squad here. You might be safe here. I'll send you our location.
Sunday 26th, November, 2016. 4:21pm.
Wendigo finally arrived. Daniel walked outside to greet them. Gerald told Daniel what happened as they travelled here. Originally, Wendigo had five members, Gerald (their leader), Ronald, Leanne, Jean and Wendell. Ronald died before they arrived at the Hawkesbury river. They travelled West and ended up in Hornsby. Wendell was killed by some looters in Hornsby.
They then travelled further west, and Jean was shot in the foot by a bandit. The remaining troopers soon made their way through Blacktown before travelling to the Blue Mountains by way of the B59. They then arrived at the Lodge.
Michael and Earl begin fighting again.
"We should leave this damn lodge!" Earl cried.
"Why? We're safe here!" Michael replied.
"You know why! Nuclear attacks leave fallout. All it takes is a gust of wind to bring all that fallout in this direction!"
"If we leave, we may never find anywhere safe again!"
"Better that than dying of radiation poisoning!"
Daniel sighed. Earl was right, they should leave.
"We should leave, Michael" Daniel said.
"What!? You're agreeing with him now?" Michael screamed.
"Yes. We leave tomorrow. You can stay if you want"
Daniel walked away.
Monday 27th, November, 2016. 5:19am.
Daniel packs some bags and puts them in a car. He gathered all of the residents in the common room. Michael, Haley and Jamie decided to stay. Daniel took his seat in the Tourism Van while he waited for everyone else to get in. He turned on his radio. Nothing.
People inside the van:
There were enough seats, luckily. I just hope there's enough fuel to get us somewhere near our destination, Alice Springs. The tank's full, it should last…
Daniel started the car.
Driving down a highway. Some crashed cars on the side. They drove past an evacuation bus, a crashed evacuation bus. Daniel doesn't know how that happened. A few corpses around the road as well.
"Daniel!" Earl cried.
"What?" Daniel said.
"People on bikes, to our left!"
Daniel looked to his left to see a group of motorcyclists with guns following them. They started to shoot at the van, and hit a tyre. Daniel swerved out of control.