Now I need to keep count. I was in room 100. Room 99 was a dead... messed up body. Room 98 had a half alive body... which will now follow me, I’ll have to get used to that. I turn to room 97, on the right to room 99. I grab the wheel, and take a deep breath in and prepare for what is to come. I hope for something alive. I lock it off left and pull the door back.
At first... I hear nothing, but then I hear a cough. Cautiously, I look in, the same white surfaces, and in the right corner I see a little boy. A little skinny boy holding his knees up to his chest, wearing black clothes and with short black hair. I walk in the room, and he pulls his knees to his chest tighter, I see fear in his eyes.
“I’m not going to hurt you” I say. He looks up at me so innocently, so scared, I feel so sorry for him. I kneel down in front of him. He looks up at me with his bright blue eyes.
“I’m scared” he says and looks towards the ground. Oh the innocence.
“I’m scared to. Do you want to come outside?” he shakes his head vigorously.
“There’s nothing out there... well... not really... “ he looks towards the door and flinches, the half body slips into the room. “It’s okay” I put my hand in front of him. “It’s alright... no one’s going to hurt you, your safe”
“Hi” the half body says and smiles. She... I think.. looks so happy. Happy to see other people. Innocence is so bliss. The boy looks up at her and smiles.
“Hi” he says back and smiles. I look towards him.
“What’s your name?” I ask. Because we really need names, if we do find others, I need to keep track of this.
“I don’t have a name”
“Billy” the name was in my head for some reason. “You can be called Billy, you like that?”
“Erm... yeah.... I like that” and he smiles at me.
“Good” I turn to the half body. “What about you?”
“I don’t have a name either” she croaks.
“Polly... that’s a nice name. And pretty, like you”
“Thank you” she smiles. A war feeling spreads in my heart, a nice feeling to have.
“Come on then Billy” I show him my hand and he takes it, now, onto the next room.