The radio and TV stations mentioned a possible terrorist attack in downtown Duluth. Strange, and a little disturbing, but people still have to work.
The butcher arrived at work and was informed that the delivery man and another butcher were both sick, so he would have to make a delivery of fine meats to the Jewelry Barn in the Alworth building.
Decklend was given a check for a down payment to fix a car, so he was also on his way to the Alworth building to visit the bank.
There were police and national guard members seen outside the Alworth building, since it was only a few blocks out of the quarantine zone, but the butcher and Decklend entered the building without any difficulty and entered the elevator.
A disheveled looking man entered the elevator at the last moment, joining the butcher, Decklend, Crystal Sharp, and Jennifer Jacobson. The elevator started to rise. That’s when the power went out and the elevator stopped.
Decklend managed to pull out the lights and wriggle his way through the escape hatch. As he was trying to open the door to the 3rd level, the disheveled man was recognized by Jennifer Jacobson in the elevator and they began to shout at each other. He reached for his duffel bag and began pulling out a shotgun, but the butcher pummeled him in his face until he fell unconscious, his face a bloody mess.
Decklend turned around to see a zombie approaching. Shouting for help, he managed to manouver the body over to the escape hatch and the butcher blew its head apart with the shotgun. Unfortunately the mechanic was bitten during the fight.
Having seen many zombie movies, Decklend briefly considered jumping off the elevator to his death, but instead decided to wait it out and hope the bite wouldn’t kill him.
With Crystal Sharp holding the flashlight for them, the butcher and Decklend led the way through the zombie infested hallway and into the stairwell beyond. Unfortunately the butcher was bit multiple times.
They found a man in a suit sneaking around (Joe Cambell) and helped him to join them. They all headed into the stairwell and down to the ground floor.
Opening the stairwell door everyone was disappointed to see the entryway was littered with corpses and zombies. Jennifer Jacobson had the idea to flash the flashlight outside to try to get the attention of the national guard outside. It worked and the guard provided cover fire as everyone ran outside.
The National guard congratulated them on their resourcefulness and brought them to a clothing store that had been recommissioned as a medical tent to tend their wounds.