Jaden Knapp was the last student to enter the teacher's lounge with a crowd of classmates behind them. They were close to the incident where the PE teacher was attacked and murdered by a student. Several students nearby, including Jaden, watched as the small freshman managed to overpower Mr. Roberts in a matter of seconds. Another teacher, Mr. Stewart, called out for help while getting the students to safety. He was standing near Jaden when he was also attacked by the same student. They were accidentally shoved to the ground, hitting their head on the gym floor. A student yelled out zombie, and panic ensued. Everything else that happened afterward was a blur to Jaden.
One of their friends, Maisie Brown, helped them up and tried to escort them out of the gym. But she was overwhelmed by the stampede. Jaden tried to look for her, but the frightened crowd made finding her impossible. Her scream of agony was the last thing they heard. Things became more evident once they found themself in the hallway. Almost everyone had the same plan: get the fuck outside and leave. They were going to do the same thing until the entrance became too crowded. And with a group of inflected behind them, Jaden decided to run in a random direction.
Thankfully, they saw some classmates entering the teacher's lounge. And the rest was history.
The first few minutes were spent treating the bump on their head. But the images of Stewart and Roberts being murdered were already too much. Their best friend's death scream. And the fact that the entire school became a death trap was enough to break someone. And that was what happened. Jaden went to the corner, sat down and hugged their legs, and started to quietly sob. That was how they spent thirteen minutes, trying to process everything. Then they heard Fitz asking if someone had a plan. A plan on getting out of this room.
That was when Jaden remembered the SUV that they brought after getting their driver's license. They finally got up from the ground and headed towards the sink for some water. They needed some water badly. After taking a few long sips and turning off the faucet, Jaden turned towards Fitz and got her attention. "I-I still have keys to my SUV. It's just in the parking lot, we can get out of... But wait, it can only fit six people, including me. There... are too many people here. And the main entrance was too crowded for me to leave..."
Jaden leaned against the counter and realized that they were indeed stuck in this small room with ten other people. They looked around and chuckled as they started to cry again. "We're fucked, aren't we?"