All your base are belong to us. And a new dream, for those partying it up in the wee hours of the morning (that don't already have lives).
The initial part of the dream is lost, having not been entirely relevant to the events that ensued shortly after the first 5 minutes of the dream.
After the initial, unimportant five minutes, it would be safe to say that zombie apocalypse overtook the area in a sudden burst. No rhyme, no reason, no build-up or coherent plan to why it was a zombie outbreak, but by God it happened! There was a brief phase of running and screaming until it was all over, and the lull of aftermath had settled in. The dream picked up after the panic with myself, another man (did not recognize distinctly in any way) and a middle-age Asian woman (I believe of Chinese descent). We were weaponless, locationless, and had no plan what so ever. Thankfully, the antagonist of the dream had plans of his own...
We spent some time running through some sort of abandoned building, designed like my old high school without any of the same interior classrooms or landmarks. After a few narrow escapes and couple of easy to get away from attacks, we managed to get to the opposite end of the building and exit, only to run into another small band of survivors, led by Dennis Burkley (Theo, from Son-In-Law) in a red plaid shirt. He had two males with him, both that were unrecognizable as well (for now), and a woman that he at one point introduced as his daughter, played by Kelly Carlson (Kimber, of Nip/Tuck). There are a number of strange things about each of them, and items they carry, but they don't come up until later.
Theo (as he shall now be referred to as) wants nothing to do with the rest of my group, taking out a shotgun he had just acquired from a nearby raid and threatening our lives, going so far as to shoot in our direction to scare us off as we tried to get away from his craziness. As we escape, they head in a different direction and we manage to run into a little girl that has just had her parents get killed by the undead. The kid is hysterical, and the middle-aged Asian woman decides to take the kid along to keep her safe. More in between involving a lot of running around and a few scares of people almost being bitten by zombies that came from seemingly nowhere (these zombies were neither slow, nor fast, a very middle ground when it came to speed). Eventually, we find our way to another small building, and decide we need to do some supply shopping and arm ourselves.
A brief moment of searching the building turns up some so-so results: I manage to find a shotgun with 6 rounds, the other male in the group finds a kitchen knife in good condition, and the Asian woman was unable to find any weapons, but found some medical supplies and decided to stock up on them. As we were about to leave the building, a cat in the building knocked over some pots and pans, causing the little girl to scream loudly and in a shrill voice. As anyone who knows about zombies will tell you, this was not a good thing as it drew a very large crowd of the undead our direction. We make a break for it.
As we are running, with the undead keeping pace slightly, we duck into a building separating one part of the area we are in with another. It is basically a somewhat larger guard shack, with one way in and one way out. Each side of the building has walls coming out of it for some reason, but very useful for everything happening next. We spend the next few minutes doing the classic zombie survival technique of "grab everything heavy and throw it in front of the door to block them from coming in". It works, hands and arms reach through the cracks trying to grab for our faces but can't reach, so we effectively blockade them. We head out the other door and make our way through an empty courtyard until we get to the other side, where I decide to take a look back. And lo and behold, there's Theo and his "family" running across it too.
Theo locks eyes with us, we lock eyes with Theo, and we both know, it's on! The guy in our group decides he wants to have a 1-on-1 throw down with one of Theo's guys. Oh, and guess what? Turns out the guy that he wants to have a throw down with suddenly decides to turn into Benicio del Toro. And the two of them are going to have a knife fight. Awesome. And they go at it, no holds barred, instantly. Theo looks at me, I look at him, and we both raise our shotguns at the same time and engage. But we're at like 30 to 40 feet distance between us, so the shotguns aren't exactly "efficient". I have six rounds, he has an unknown amount of rounds. Asian woman and child take off for safety. Kimber stays near her dad for reasons that will be made clear shortly.
I aim down the sights as Theo does too, but I get the first shot off. It barely grazes him, but the way his clothes tussle and he winces makes it clear I at least grazed him. We are starting to basically make a big circle, both moving clockwise, and I reaim and fire again, hitting him a little better this time and causing him to start bleeding around his hip (I've been aiming for his torso, since it was the biggest target). He fires a round wide and misses. I fire again, hitting him on the opposite side form the last one (so now I've hit basically the left and right side of his hips). We've managed to get a lot closer, and he's fired off a lot of rounds, and has barely got me a few times (mostly in the legs, from the feeling of pin pricks I felt from it) at the distance, mostly because he was firing from the hip instead of aiming down the barrel. Now that we are closer and he's out of ammo, he decides to take a moment and reload, taking rounds from Kimber who's dishing them out like candy. I fire another shot at him, but it goes wide while he's reloading. We've actually narrowed the gap so much that we find it hard to avoid the knife fighters, which becomes a huge problem....right meow.
So I'm down to two shots, and Theo's down to who knows how many. The knife fighters are now completely BETWEEN myself and Theo. I aim down the barrel and go into bullet time, everything slowing down. While slowed, I think clearly to myself that I have to be careful of my shot not to hit the knife fighters. Theo goes from the left side of my field toward the right, just as I start to pull the trigger. There's a click, but the gun doesn't go off as the trigger isn't fully depressed and I was swinging the gun past the knife fighters. When Theo popped out on the other side, I immediately fired, catching him at short range in his lower right side of his stomach, causing a big blood spot to pool right as the shot hits. He stumbles, and I'm cocking the shotgun for the last round, while moving left, which would put me behind the fighters again, since they are backpedaling my direction. Theo looks pissed and raises the shotgun, obviously not thinking the same thing I was about not hitting the knife fighters. Benicio starts to fall backwards and has a look of "OMGWTFuuuuuuu..." and I try to yell out "Don't!" but it's too late. Theo fires, the "screen" (my field of vision) goes temporarily white, and bullet time ends.
Theo drops his shotgun and falls, finally dead. Benicio is on the ground, no visible injuries, but not moving and his eyes are closed. The Asian woman is standing over Kimber, the one that got hit in the process. There's an overhead shot of the Asian woman saying we had to help Kimber, and it fades black as she yells for them to help carry her. The dream fades back in, and we are all inside a small waiting area with a counter and a swinging countertop, separating the back two rooms from the front. Kimber is laying on the countertop and the Asian woman is trying to help her...by sewing her hands back to normal. Oh, yeah, big twist of the dream here is, Kimber apparently has arms and legs made out of some kind of yarn material, and the Asian woman is apparently a seamstress as she crafts Kimber's blown apart hands back to normal. I have claimed Theo's shotgun, but it only has one round left in it (presumably, the one I had in the other shotgun that is now MIA). The shotgun looks weird...like a Lazer Rifle from Fallout 3 (if you've seen it for easy reference) with a gravel road wrap on it for....camoflage? A bit odd.
The Asian woman heals up Kimber (kinda) and suddenly realizes the little girl is missing and wants to run outside to save her. She gets toward the door, when suddenly we hear a bunch of odd noises, like something is climbing on the roof, and completely stop moving. The Asian woman suddenly changes into a long haired blonde girl wearing a pink tank top (WTF?!) and looks terrified. I realize she's standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DOOR and grab her and pull her away just as the door is ripped off it's hinges and flung out into the nothingness outside. Nothing comes in, but I have another realization. Kimber is laying on a counter with her head less than a foot away from a window big enough for her to be dragged out of, and she's immobile. Movie cliche, much? I run over and grab her leg, pulling her away as the window basically explodes inward and a three-clawed hand reaches in and digs into the counter where her head was, leaving three deep gashes. The next minute or so is basically a complete copy of the train scene from Resident Evil 1, walls being almost ripped open, the other guy spouting stupid lines about "what is it?!", me trying to aim at the thing and not waste the ONE round I have left. The woman is still worried about the kid, and we all know we won't be able to just stay in the building forever, so we make the decision...we are going to run out the front door and take our chances. It goes slow-mo as we start to run out, the walls still be ripped apart. It was weirdly epic in its own way, because there was like a blue spotlight coming in from outside, and we were running into it as outlined shadows.
Thusly, the dream ended...