"Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams." - S.A. Sachs.
“I killed one of them,” Seri said. Baekhyun found the same guilt in her gaze that he had seen in many soldiers’ eyes as well.
“You did what was necessary to survive,” he corrected and crossed his arms in front of his chest. “As long as we don’t have a cure for the disease, there’s nothing we can do to save the infected.”
He had accepted their predicament. In his line of work, it was crucial to remain level-headed. As a soldier, he couldn’t afford to let emotions cloud his judgment. Normally, Seri would stay calm as well, but the last month had worn her down.
“You’re right,” she answered and stared at a patch stitched onto his green uniform. Her voice was heavy and quiet. “But I’ve been taught to preserve life at all cost, no matter how bad the odds for survival are. I never gave up on my patients even if their chances were slim. And now I’m forced to do the exact opposite.”
“I understand. This is not easy, but you will learn to accept it. You have to.” Baekhyun leaned forward and reached out his hand, covering hers and offering comfort. She could have sworn his steely eyes softened a tad. “You’re not alone anymore, Seri. We’ll get through this somehow.”
Her gaze fell on their connected hands. His was slightly larger than hers, feeling rough yet reassuring. “Thank you,” she answered. “Let’s depend on each other from now on.”
Soldier [Rank: Squad Leader] He became Baekhyun's best friend while they attended the military academy together. They haven't seen each other since the virus outbreak in South Korea.
This is the new fanfic I've been working on for a while. If you read my blog, you probably saw it coming!
Since it's a zombie AU, it will have lots of suspense, but I'll add fluff as well because I can't live without that. 😭 I drew inspiration from Descendants of the Sun, hence the soldier x doctor pairing. It gives the main characters an interesting dynamic. Also, I'm dying to write about a bickering couple again. LOL
Writing about soldier!BBH while he's in the military is pretty good timing imo. LOL
I hope you'll enjoy this story! 😊