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Two days in a row - who was this guy?

Jane kept her head down as she passed the zombie she'd spoken to the day before. It was always awkward to walk past those who have turned down her services.


Jane stopped and looked. "Are you talking to me?"

"Indeed I am," he smirked. "You seem in a hurry to get somewhere."

"Well I know there's no living to be earned around you. Why not try my chances elsewhere?"

"Because perhaps we have business together after all."

He withdrew his hands from behind his back, and offered them to Jane. In them was a substance Jane recognized - a substance that woke up a deep, dorment hunger inside her.

"Is that what I think it is?" she gasped, stepping in for a closer look.

"Genuine. Human. Brain."

Jane had to hold herself back and not attack this stranger for his bounty.

"Indeed, perhaps we do have business together. However, I must point out that the retrieving of this... It's forbidden."

"Well, as well as a fair share in my stock," he said, "I can offer you some information that may win you brownie points with your fellow Weathered's."

"How do you know what I am?" Jane asked.

"I know more than that," he answered. "I know of whom you seek. You, Jane the Sly, seek the Brave."

Jane was struck with amazement at this man. How could one zombie be so utterly amazing?

"Who are you?" she whispered.

"Perhaps I shall instil my name after the deed is complete." He reached for her hand with his which was not filled with brains. And she eagerly led him to her dark corner of the alleys.

The End

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