The story of Daniel Kruger
This thread is a copy of the original story posted on discord.
A person wakes up in a hospital bed.
"Where am I?" he says with a dry voice. He takes in his surroundings. Its strangely quite. He stares at the ceiling, thinking about his situation. "... Who am I?... Did i really forget that?", he chuckles about the thought. "Its like the start of a bad horror move." A couple of seconds pass until the man in the hospital bed looks around the room once more. He notices a file laying on a table next to his bed. As he tries to reach for the file, he feels a pain in his right arm. The man opens the folder. Name: Daniel Kruger Age: unknown (about 20 years old) Injury: Head injury after a car accident, lower right arm broken He pauses for a second. "Daniel ... is this my name? Daniel ...". The rest of the file is medical stuff he doesn't understand. Daniel moves his right arm. It still hurts a bit but it doesn't seem broken. "How long have I been sleeping? Where is everyone?" he says as he gets up from his bed. Daniels head feels heavy. "Hello?" he shouts but no one answers.
As he enters the hallway of the hospital, a bad feeling catches him off guard. "Something is wrong. I need to find a nurse ... anyone." Daniel didn't know where he was or how he ended up in a hospital but one thing was certain: He needs to find out who he really is.
---Daniel Krugers Notebook---
---Entry Number 1---
Today I woke up in a hospital with no memories of my past. Apparently my name is Daniel Kruger but for all i know, it could be something completely different. All I remember is waking up. Everything still feels so blurry in my head.
I tried to locate a nurse but this entire hospital is abandoned. It looks like whoever was here before left in a hurry. I don't know what year it is or where exactly I am. If only someone would come and help me. Anyone.
But from all I can tell right now, I am the only survivor of a catastrophe of some sorts. As of writing this note I am still in the hospital but my hunger drives me to explore the outside. I tried to peek outside the window but its pitch black outside.
For now I will stay here until the sun comes up again. I survived without eating for god know how long, I might as well stay hungry this night.
---Entry Number 2---
The sun is up again and I didn't sleep a lot during the night. Makes sense I guess. I slept for quite a long time before I woke up initially. My hunger is growing worse and I plan to leave the hospital today.
I gathered some supplies and even found a backpack. Nobody will miss the stuff I took. There is anyone here to complain in the first place. From the windows,
I could not see any people but the outside looks very abandoned so I guess whatever happened while I was "gone" made everyone leave.
---Entry Number 3---
Ok. I think, I know what happened but I sounds so unbelievable that even the thought makes me question my sanity. After I left the hospital, I roamed the empty streets for a bit.
In desperate need of help, I knocked on the closest house but the door was already unlocked. Even this house looks like it was left in a hurry. All the cabinets had been opened and emptied out.
Aside from a couple of worm clothes I found a note from a mother to her husband. Ill add the note to this notebook.The note stated that a virus of some sort infected a lot of people but why was no one in the hospital then? Ill look further into this and follow the instructions of the note.
I don't know the person, who left the note (at least I don't remember if i knew them), but maybe ill find someone who can tell me what the FUCK is going on. I am starting to lose my mind.
At least I found some food in the fridge. It looks a bit stale but at this point I take what I can get.
- ---Note from a mother to her husband---
I took the kids to my parents farmhouse. One of "them" scratched Matildas arm. It stopped bleeding but I think she got infected. I hope you find this note before anything bad happens to us. If we don't meet again, remember that I love you.
---Entry Number 4---
My suspicion has been confirmed. I woke up in a fucking zombie apocalypse. Writing this out makes me think I have gone crazy but I know what I saw.
The house I visited earlier was on the outskirts of a small town and to find the farmhouse mentioned in the note I thought it was a good idea to follow the first road I saw and just hope to find the farm.
I retrospective it wasn't a good idea because I followed the road for about half a day. As the sun was about to set again I saw someone standing behind a treeline. At first I was overfilled with joy. I had not seen anyone since what feels like forever but as I shouted to get his attention he just stood there.
I began sprinting in his direction an as I came closer this bad feeling I had before came over me again. The "person" noticed me and started limping in my direction. Something about him made me feel uneasy. As he came closer I was shocked.
I could see his massive wound on his chest. Half his torso was ripped to shreds. The creature started shrieking and I started to panic. I guess my survival instinct set in when he came to close. I shoved him to the ground as he kept trying to gasp for me.
In self defence I kicked him until he stopped moving. Had I just killed someone? No. Whatever this "thing" was, it was already dead when it tried to attack me. I don't think I want to take the risk and go to this farmhouse anymore.
If the information in the note is true, the family at the farmhouse is probably long dead. I don't want to risk another attack on the road as well so I decided to follow a nearby river. My instinct tells me that i might find a saver place down the stream.
But where is safety if everyone who once lived in this area turned into a undead zombie?