1 - It Begins

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    | name ="It Begins"
    | chapternum =1
    | numparts =3
    | image =[file]Chapter1Cover.jpg|thumb|Chapter 1 Cover[/file]
    | narrator =
    | cie =
    | places =[wiki]The Tower[/wiki]
    Army Reserve Center
    | part1 =5/4/09
    | 1rt =19:11
    | part2 =5/11/09
    | 2rt =13:30
    | part3 =5/18/09
    | 3rt =17:42
    | part4 =
    | 4rt =
    | origtitle =
    | writer =[wiki]Kc Wayland[/wiki]
    | artist =[wiki]Kc Wayland[/wiki]
    | audioedit =[wiki]Kc Wayland[/wiki]
    [wiki]Shane Salk[/wiki]

    [size="2"][b][u]Part 1[/u][/b][/size]
    Soldiers Sergeant Michael Cross, Lieutenant Angel Tenudo, and Specialist Saul Tink are thrown head-first into a "zombie" apocalypse. It doesn't take long before they realize they are alone and need to find somewhere safe to stay.

    [size="2"][b][u]Part 2[/u][/b][/size]
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    Michael, Angel, and Saul leave the Army Reserve Base and find Riley and Pegs on the roof of a flower shop. Together, they move forward to secure their new stronghold; The Tower.
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    Michael, Angel, and Saul leave the Army Reserve Center and find Riley and Pegs on the roof of a flower shop. Together, they move forward to secure their new stronghold; The Tower.

    [size="2"][b][u]Part 3[/u][/b][/size]
    The survivors find Datu, the maintenance guy for The Tower. After regrouping, they move upstairs and clear the building, room by room, securing their stronghold and making it safe.

    [size="2"][b][u]Part 1[/u][/b][/size]
    The Story of Survival begins from the narrative of Sergeant Michael Cross, a 27-year-old college student who pulled off 3 tours overseas. He explains a bit about his life, what he's done, and what happened that changed everything entirely. On May 8th of 2009, Michael walks down the hallway of his college in L.A., when he is stopped by a female student asking about the test that day and if he wanted to go to the party later that night. Michael gets very awkward at the thought and turns down the offer very directly, causing the girl to think he's a jerk.

    They enter their classroom where the students are starting to take their test. In the distance, an explosion sounds off, and both Michael and the college girl notice it and get spooked. The teacher denies it and assumes it to be construction, but Michael gets up right away and heads outside where a large student body has gathered around a television in the hall. On the news broadcast playing is a live feed of rioters attacking men, women, and children in the streets, as well as the police force that arrive soon after.

    Michael gets a ring on his phone and picks it up to hear from Lieutenant Angel Tenudo, the commanding officer of his unit. He instructs him to get over to the Army Reserve Center in Bell ASAP. Michael runs out the door and gets into his car. Not long after, he finds himself stuck in traffic with an angry man honking behind him. Just as soon as the traffic jam breaks, Michael sees a group of rioters approaching the honker's car. He watches in horror as the things tear him out of the windshield and rip him apart like wild dogs. He slams on the pedal immediately after, getting as far away from them as possible.

    He arrives at the Reserve Base, where he meets up with Angel. They start talking about the situation they have found themselves in. Angel seems to have no idea what's going on, while Michael thinks whatever is going on is something more than just some crazed people. Specialist Saul Tink arrives, and both Angel and Saul start to bicker. Saul calls what they saw zombies. Angel believes that the rioters may have came from the mental hospital via a breakout, but Michael and Saul think otherwise. After Saul gets a bit too confrontational, he is pulled aside by Michael who tells him that no matter what, even if Angel is wrong, the chain of command still applies, even now.

    Angel states that he can't seem to get a response from anyone else in the unit. Michael suggests getting into the arms room and obtaining some weapons in case something bad happens. Angel puts his foot down, saying that it would trigger an alarm and could get the soldiers into serious trouble. Michael suggests ignoring the alarm using bolt cutters to open the cages. Angel persists, but Michael says that he is trying to help Angel with leadership but he's not accepting the advice. The vault door is opened and the alarm is armed. Saul uses the cutters to open the cages they need for their guns. Just as they head outside, the alarm sounds off.

    Hundreds of those things suddenly approach the base. The soldiers panic and watch as they tear down the fences and get inside the compound. Michael orders everyone to get into the vault and lock themselves inside. The things outside pound on the door as the soldiers plan their next moves. Angel is in shock and blames Michael for their problems. He states that the things came directly to the base because of the sound of the alarm. Angel also reveals that one of things that came over the fence looked exactly like their base commander. They suddenly realize just how desperate their situation is.

    Michael says that they need to prepare for what's next. Saul calls the things zombies once again, and this time Michael isn't as opposed to the thought. He states that they don't know enough about the things to make any assumptions. After recapping what they know about the zombies, they discuss what their next steps are. They settle on Angel's girlfriend's apartment building; The Tower. They load up several weapons and magazines of ammunition, and prepare to head out.

    [size="2"][b][u]Part 2[/u][/b][/size]
    Michael, Saul and Angel open up the vault to step out into a world seemingly already overrun. They make their way to the motor pool and fight through zombies in order to escape the base. Saul purposely runs over the Commander's body. As they're driving through town, they notice [wiki]Pegs[/wiki] and [wiki]Riley[/wiki] on top of Pegs' flower shop, and they pull up to rescue them.

    On the drive the soldiers find out a little bit more about them when Riley identifies herself as a professional archer, but also reveals that she knows how to shoot a gun. Pegs, however, reveals that she doesn't agree with weapons, not wanting to have one even as a precautionary measure. Riley and Pegs recount the early moments of the outbreak to Michael, stating that the zombies turned within seconds and it was difficult to figure out who was infected and who was still human. Arriving at [wiki]The Tower[/wiki] , they head into the parking garage where Saul uses a knife to kill one of the zombies before heading inside. They hear a noise from one of the elevators and open it to find [wiki]Datu[/wiki] .

    [size="2"][b][u]Part 3[/u][/b][/size]
    Datu claims that there was rumor of an evacuation site, but the soldiers claim that they drove by there without noticing anyone in the area. Datu worries about the situation, wanting to get out of the tower, but Riley steps in to convince him that they would need his help in securing the building. They take Datu along and investigate the other floors, trying to clear out the building of any zombies and get the power to the building back on.

    They search through the building, not finding any survivors or zombies until the third floor. Angel doesn't notify anybody until they reach his girlfriend's room, finding her already infected and having to shoot her. Datu states that she was a nice lady, which causes Angel to break down, having lost his girlfriend. Michael and Riley step off to have a cigarette while everybody takes a break. Riley tells Michael that he can open up to her if he needs to talk about anything.

    Michael accuses her of being flirtatious when she reveals that he isn't her type. After the break, they continue to the fourth floor, where they sense a strong smell. Saul and Michael speak that it is a similar smell to a location known as suicide gate where suicide bombers would go off and leave a lingering smell.

    After investigating, they identify the room with the odor to be the source of power interruption. As Saul and Datu go to get the power back on, the rest of our characters talk about plans for the future of the building, including where people will stay and how to get food. Pegs decides to room with Riley but states that she is hesitant on making long term plans, thinking they will be rescued in the matter of days. After Datu and Saul return, the whole crew returns to checking out the building.

    The original "air dates" of Chapter 1 were
    [*]Part 1- 5/4/2009
    [*]Part 2- 5/11/2009
    [*]Part 3- 5/19/2009
    [SIZE=5][wiki="Chapter 1 Transcript"]Full Transcript Here[/wiki][/SIZE]
    |text = "I didn't fear death or what might be there if today was my last day. But that was then and this is now." - Michael in [WIKI]1 - It Begins[/WIKI]
    |text = "The group of them moved past my car to the man honking behind me. their bodies were littered with scars and bruises and their eyes were glazed over. " - Michael
    |text = "They weren't attacking him, they were eating him. " - [WIKI]Saul[/WIKI]
    |text = "Hey, look who it is!" *thud*
    "Did you really have to run over the commander?"
    "Uhm... He was in the way"
    "You swerved to hit him!"
    - exchange between [WIKI]Saul[/WIKI] and [WIKI]Angel[/WIKI]
    |text = "Hell, if you hadn't given me a weapon I probably would have stolen one" - [wiki]Riley[/wiki]
    |text = "Where are your tanks and shit? I mean you are the US Army right?" - [wiki]Datu[/wiki]
    |text = "You know it might be cute to think that you hold some inspired wisdom that can cure all wounds but you don't know anything about me, and no quick-fix flirtation is gonna heal any open wound" - Michael
    [I]Riley laughs hysterically[/I]
    "Hey, hey can you tell me what's so funny? You know you make it hard to keep a straight face."- Michael
    "No, not that, it's just - flirtatious - seriously? You're not my type, I'm flattered though" - [wiki]Riley[/wiki]
    "You know you have an infectious laugh? Anyone ever tell you that?" - Michael
    [I]Running foot steps[/I]
    "What's wrong? I thought I heard somebody screaming here!" - [wiki]Saul[/wiki]
    "Uh no, that would have been Riley's laugh." - Michael
    "Especially now that Riley's warned them in their own language, they probably understood all that shit" - Michael
    "What? I like her laugh!" - [wiki]Pegs[/wiki]
    |text =
    "Pegs and I would do damn near anything for you after you picked us up. Uh wait, I just made us sound like prostitutes." - [wiki]Riley[/wiki]
    "Well I thought that was implied" - Michael
    [*]Part 1: [URL="http://www.examiner.com/audio-drama-in-wichita/we-re-alive-chapter-1-it-begins-part-1"]http://www.examiner.com/audio-drama-...-begins-part-1[/URL] *
    [*]Part 2: [URL="http://www.examiner.com/audio-drama-in-wichita/we-re-alive-chapter-1-it-begins-part-2"]http://www.examiner.com/audio-drama-...-begins-part-2[/URL] *
    [*]Part 3: [URL="http://www.examiner.com/audio-drama-in-wichita/we-re-alive-chapter-1-it-begins-part-3"]http://www.examiner.com/audio-drama-...-begins-part-3[/URL] *

    [*][URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2095532/"]IMDB Page for Chapter 1: "It Begins"[/URL]


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