Willow looked at Tara and they both knew that this was not going to be easy. Nothing mattered anymore except the crew and them, and of course, Survival.
"Over at the end wall of my chamber there is a piece of flooring that hasn't been cemented down. Under it is access to the main electrical tunnels.I would be careful though. They will eventually find their way to it," the red queen made sure they had opened it before saying, "Good luck."
The team went over to where Buffy was.The Red Queen had told the truth. The electrical tunnels were right below them.One by one each person dropped the short distance into the tunnel, starting with Tara and ending with Buffy. They walked along the long tunnels without word until Oz felt the need to speak, "We're going around in circles."
"No we're not. This is the right way, "Angel replied. He was holding his gun out like most of the rest of the team.
"No, we've been this way before, "Oz started to circle around, "We're going in circles."
Spike turned around and came face to face with the short, spikey haired man, "This is the route the bloody computer gave us."
Oz started to object, but Buffy jumped in, "We have to keep moving. You realize those things are right behind us? I don't know about you, but I don't feel like being Zombie lunch. I... Eew, what is that smell?"
Just then more zombies came through the tunnels. They were coming every which way. One comes from the back of Riley and bites his hand again. Willow looks up and spots some giant tubes, "Everyone, up on the tubing," Tara comes over to Willow and is about to help her up when Willow instead, grabs her and pushes her up, but not before whispering, "Help everyone else first, I'll be fine."
Tara whispered back, "I believe in you." Willow looks straight into sapphire eyes and gives a quick smile and nod before helping her the rest of the way up. Next came Anya, which Xander helped her up before getting up himself. Riley was right behind Angel when Sam popped up outta the mess.
"Sam?" Riley's eyes were full of hope before Sam tried to take another chunk out of him. He closed his eyes and shot her in the head knowing she wouldn't want to be like that.
Cordelia was lost in the crowd and was shooting till her last bullet. Angel made a grab for her hand from up above,but the crowd of zombie's took her down before she could get up. Willow squeezed her eyes shut tight then opened them again to finish her task. God, I can't let anyone else die. Especially Tara. Geez, I'm getting close to being eaten by a bunch of dead scientists and my hormones are still taking over my brain. Plus, I think I'm kinda Gay.
Willow helped him up, then Dawn, Spike, Oz, Faith and finally Buffy, before she took Tara's hand and got up herself.
The traveled down the tubes until they cam to an open area where they had to cross a bridge like set of pipes. As they crossed the dead leaped up to get them. Riely sat at the edge squeezing blood from his wounded hand, "You like that do you? You cost me alot already. Might as well let you take what's left."
He traveled across the pipes, When Spike was the last one he started to cross, but then the pipes broke. They fell into the crowd of undead. Spike quickly climbs up the other side. Willow looks back being the last one to cross safely, "Spike, hold on."
"No. Go on. Leave me hear. I'm not going to make it out of this," he yelled from the other side of the room. Before she could protest he yelled again, more fierce, "Go!"
He pulled out his hand gun. It had one last bullet, "Oh, that's just grand." He took the gun's end and put it in his mouth. One of the zombies was climbing up the pipes after him. We see Willow pause as she hears a single gun shot from the back of the tunnels. She let's a tear fall and Tara pauses to let her regain her composer. Willow nods and Tara grabs her hand andsoftly caresses it before they try to catch up to the rest of the group.
Spike had the gun held out in front of himand the zombie slipped from the pipes with a hole in his head, "You're going to have to work for you're bloody food." He started to crawl back the way they had come from.
The group came out at the end of a laboratory. They helped Riley down slowly and then started on their way. Willow paused at the end of a room and looked through the window. She started seeing people flying past her. People that used to work here.
A man in a suit is carrying a thing of blue and green fluid in small glass containers and putting it in a case. Another one is taking a sample of the blue and injecting it into a rabbit. The rabbit becomes mean and uncontrolable until the man injects a similar fluid, except green, into it and it instantly calms down.
Willow's eyes go wide as she's brought back into the real world by Tara's voice, "Are you okay, Willow?"
"There's a cure! There's a cure for the virus. We can help you Riley." She charged into the room and unlocks another door. Everyone else follows. She goes into the room and goes to where the virus is. It isn't there!
A rumble starts in the empty tunnels as the wall starts to crack and a monster emerges, with long claws looking around. The same exact thing that Willow had seen in the tank down in the place known as dining hall B. It looks fiercely around before continuing on, cracking the wall as it takes each step.