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137 Horde of the Dead

 Day 7: 4:30 A.M

Osaka Streets: Streets to Namba

Duration of the Night Rage: 1 hour and 30 minutes left.

Arsenal:

Melee: Bolo knife(1), Pocket Knife

Gun: AK47(2), Glock17(Suppressor Attached)

9mm Ammunition: 5 box left

7.62×39mm ammunition(3): 10 boxes left

Grenade: 5 pcs.

Current Team: Shu, Okabe and Nejima

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(Souichi's View)

Kyosei's role should be the leader but he is the most hands on guy in the group. Now that he is absent, I will also prove my worth. Its not like being unable to be a good undead killer like Kyosei means I am useless. I have my perks as well, like surviving longer.

I left Steven, Mr. Suzuki and Mr. Tanaka back on the store for the sake of acting as the men of the group. Since Pastor Shin was clearly trying to avoid trouble by hiding, only these three who already have participated in killing monsters are good enough to defend, and besides, even though we left all of the girls, they don't need protection. As such, they don't rely to men anymore and mostly rely on their strengths. Which is, in my own view, they are independent women who are no longer relying to men to survive, they are also proving themselves that women are not a weak gender.

However, with the urgent takes to buy the big guns, the rocket launchers and grenade launchers, are making it hard. Moreover, gold bars? I am unsure whether a bank really hides a gold bar on the vault. If that really is, then we won't be having a problem but this probability of having a gold bar on the bank is clearly not sure whether you can gain one or nothing at all. Its already a week and those goons who love money should have raided banks already then but money was clearly no longer that useful since even other survivors no longer have use for it. Only like the Bang Gunstore accepts gold and other jewelries in which I have no idea what they are going to use it for.

The car that Shu 'borrowed' is a sedan so it is not that eye-catching. I am the one sitting in the passenger's seat and Shu is driving. The others are just on the backseat. I looked at them, and asked a question.

"Are any of you familiar with the Namba area guys?" I asked. Namba area is not someplace I have already properly scoped out. Also, I don't really travel a lot and reaching Mamba area is already considered far for me.

"Nope," Nejima shook his head.

"Me either," Okabe frowned.

"I am here not too long ago. We raided a few warehouses here since they have food here but we came back empty handed when we still work for the mafia. Looters clearly picked this place clean," Shu said.

The Namba area is not also spared by the great disaster that the Outbreak presents. The stalls that are clearly for food are already scattered and broken. We stopped the sedan on a nearby intersection that will go straight to the road. Shu also took the key to avoid being stolen if there are other people wanting to take the car. Its our only gate away vehicle.

"We can't proceed by car, we need to walk on foot in this area," Shu said as he ready his Remington Shotgun that he borrowed from Mr. Tanaka.

The others looked around the silent place. Although there are still not enough time before morning, this place is just plain deserted. Not a single human or undead are on sight.

We walked around the streets of the food stalls. Okabe, Shu, and Nejima looked around carefully on the stalls without much hesitation. But for some odd reason, the place was very empty. Not a single movement from the undead.

"Strange, even with a place with a silent atmosphere, there should still be a few undead figures looking around but this place has no undead at all," I said to everyone.

"Yeah, the place was indeed eerily quiet. Perhaps a horde is nearby? A very thick horde?" Nejima took a guess.

"That would be not good but if there is one, isn't it going to be noisy with grunts of those guys? This place is quiet and empty, like it was a ghost town or something," Okabe also commented.

We walked around looking for a few more stalls for any signs but not a single entity is present. However, we still raised our rifles and ready ourselves, we already experience jumps cares by the dead after a few times of scavenging, therefore we don't dare to just put the guns down.

We continued to check the stalls and take a few amount f food and water that we managed to salvage before checking back to the road.

Its almost morning already and almost marking the end of the Night Rage. Even at times like this, the enemy should be numerous around town and yet, we don't see a single undead at all. Did someone sweep this place clean? If so, then where are the dead bodies? It was unlikely that they rotted out and decomposed. Its been a week since the outbreak started and we have seen that the dead bodies we killed are still scattered on the ground. Some are just torn apart after being eaten by their brethren but those bodies still leave marks that they are eaten, but this place is clean. Only a few blood splatters and the chaotic place itself.

We continued to more until we reach the fork of the road. This time, we hear grunts. I signal everybody to stop as I try to scout the area. Scouting an undead infested area sure is nerve wracking. I wonder how Kyosei keeps his calm whenever he scouts on a place filled with these guys.

Shaking as I look, I peeked and saw an apartment full of undead below. For some reason, it was so crowded that I am wondering why thy are swarming at the area. Its like a whole lot of crowd being compressed, trying to get their share. However, I don't think we can be sure to pass here. The swarm is basically so many. But what are they swarming anyway? I don't know the answer but I can roughly guess.

I silently return to the group and regather with them to report my findings.

"The streets on that area are crowded with the undead. What is more, the horde is seemingly too great. The problem is how to pass in that area safely, if we try to move in there, the undead would surely chase us to the ends of the Earth, what is our plan?" I asked, looking for a technique to go in. I am not as smart as Kyosei in terms of planning and I can't fight too well, if we tackle the horde without any kind of plan, death only awaits.

Okabe is a former delinquent and knows how to deal with a group of people like this so he is the first one to answer.

"Although I can roughly imagine what you saw over there, passing that place without any kind of trouble is hard. Its either we shoot them down or sneak out. brother Souichi, you brought grenades with you right?" Okabe looks at me.

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"Grenades? Yeah, I have 5 with them," I said to him and show the grenades on my side.

"Its a bit short but that should suffice I guess. We should throw the grenades from high up in the area and clear the undead via explosions. And since we are lacking of grenades, we an use those gas tanks left behind on those stalls," Okabe said.

His plan is risky but great to do so, we can reduce our threat in this area but we are just attracting too much noise. I sighed and nodded at them.

"Alright, let's do that."

Footnotes:

1. A bolo is a large cutting tool of Filipino origin similar to the machete. It is used particularly in the Philippines, the jungles of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as in the sugar fields of Cuba. The primary use for the bolo is clearing vegetation, whether for agriculture or during trail blazing.

2.The AK-47, officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova, is a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is the originating firearm of the Kalashnikov rifle (or "AK") family.

3.The 7.62×39mm (aka 7.62 Soviet or formerly .30 Russian Short) round is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge of Soviet origin that was designed during World War II. Due to the worldwide proliferation of the Soviet SKS and AK-47 pattern rifles, as well as RPD and RPK light machine guns, the cartridge is used by both militaries and civilians alike.