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Adults Of this Crazy New World

By JollyRancher


Diana's Beginning

-4 Years in the Future-

Dear Journal,

I finally got the time to start this. It’s been pretty hectic. But I guess I should start from the beginning. Back when I was 21. Back when I was still working in the Strip Club. Back to the day, no night, when it all began…

Diana Faith

-Present time ( Night 0)-

“BABY DOLL, YOU’RE UP IN TEN” Screamed the manager of the Playhouse Strip Club into the changing room.

All around were the other girls getting ready for their performances. Diana was, as always, distracted by her reflection. A hand was placed on her shoulder, jolting her out of her daydreams.

“Baby Doll, you were called.” exclaimed a tall girl with blonde curls wearing a black bikini.

“ Oh Thanks Lily!” Diana said as she was quickly tied up her left pigtail. She started to rush away but turned when she heard Lily being called into a separate room.

“ Have fun in there, Lily!” Diana called as she smirked at her friend. Lily rolled her eyes and walked off toward the room.

“BABY DOLL, ONE MINUTE!” Screamed the manager, while poking his head into the room.

“WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO GO!” Diana screamed at him with a completely angry expression.

“You better get out there, or I will…” The manager was cut off as Diana walked right in front of him.

“ Do what, Mr.? Fire me? You know what would happen if you did that” She said with a smirk on her face.

“Just get out there” The manager said, hatred in his voice. Diana just walked out towards the entrance to the stage with a smug look on her face.

The DJ of the club was waiting there, looking at his watch. Diana walked up behind him and tried to cover his eyes with her hands. He turned quickly before she could succeed and just stared at her for a minute.

“ So the usual song?” He asked quietly. Diana moved her head in a no.

“ Not today, Funny” I have a special request today” She said as she move closer. Whispering in his ear, the DJ’s eyes grew wide before a smirk came on to his face. He rushed off to his station and prepared the song Diana wanted. He then looked up at her and gave her a thumbs up. She sent him a flying kiss with her hand and walked on the stage that had its curtains closed.

“ How is everyone tonight!” The DJ screamed into the microphone. A loud cheer was heard from the other side of the curtain.

“ Tonight, we start with a crowd favorite…..Give applause to Baby Doll!!!!”

The cheers grew louder as the curtain was pulled opened. Diana closed her eyes and took a deep breath before letting herself fall into the music.

You made a mistake,

On the day that you met me,

And lost your way

You saw all the signs,

But you let them go,

You closed your eyes,

I should’ve told you to leave,

Cause I knew all the time you couldn’t handle me

But you’re hard to resist,

When you’re on your knees begging me,

A loud cheer was given as the crowd watched her dance. Most of the people were throwing bills onto the stage while making cat calls.

I tear you down ,

I make you bleed eternally,

Can’t help myself,

From hurting you and it’s hurting me,

I don’t have wings so flying with me won’t be easy,

Cause I’m not an angel, I’m not an angel,

“YES YOU ARE AN ANGEL! BE MY ANGEL!!” A man screamed as he tried to climb up to the stage. Two security guards quickly appeared and pulled him off.

I hate being that wall,

That you hit when you feel like you gave it all,

I keep taking the blame,

When we both know that I’ll never change,

I tear you down ,

I make you bleed eternally,

Can’t help myself,

From hurting you and it’s hurting me,

I don’t have wings so flying with me won’t be easy,

Cause I’m not an angel, I’m not an angel,

I wasn’t always this way,

I used to be the one with the halo,

But that Disappeared when I had my first taste and fell from grace,

It left me in this place,

Now I’m starting to think maybe you like it,

Screaming, cheering, and whistling were heard throughout the club. The manager was watching from the side of the stage next to the DJ. “ That girl really is something” he said quietly. The DJ sighed and said “Yes she is”

I tear you down

I make you bleed eternally

Can’t help myself

From hurting you and it’s hurting me

I don’t have wings so flying with me won’t be easy

Cause I’m not an angel, I’m not an angel

I’m not an angel

Diana opened her eyes and looked around before doing a bow and walking off the stage.

The manager approached her and patted her back. “ Good job, Baby Doll” He walked away toward his office. The next girl came up to the stage and was introduced. Her song was started and the DJ left his station. Looking at Diana, he quickly wrapped his arms around her, hold her in a hug.

“I hate this, Funny. I hate this!” Diana said as she cried into the DJ’s chest. He held her and used his hand to rub her back. That calmed her down enough to make her stay quiet. She pulled away and quickly wiped her eyes, staring at the mascara that was left smudge on her hand. She looked up at the DJ giving him a small smile. Turning away she started walking towards the changing room. Thinking twice she turned back and ran up to the DJ, giving him a kiss on the cheek. “ Thank you” She whispered before running away to the changing room.

As she walked into the room, all the girls turned to her and started cheering. Lily walked up to her and smiled while placing a hand on Diana‘s back. Diana noticed that Lily was looking paler than usual. At first she thought it was just the lighting. Until Lily quickly pulled her away from the rest to a locker area.

“ Baby Doll, could you look at this bite, please” Lily asked while showing off the bite on her neck.

The area was black and blue with a large bite mark on it. Diana gasped and quickly changed her shoes. Holding her 6 inch heels in her right hand, she turned back to Lily.

“ Lily, stay here. I’ll go get my first aid kit.” Diana said as she grabbed a old book bag out of her locker and turned to go to her designated mirror. Lily nodded her head and sat down on a chair against the wall.

“ Ill be right back!: Diana called as she ran toward her area.

As she got to her area, Diana looked at the small picture that hung on the mirror edge. She smiled and quickly put the picture in her book bag.

Bending down to grabbed the first aid kit, she heard a scream from the locker area. All the girls in the room quickly ran over to the lockers. Many from the back started to run away seconds after seeing what was happening. The ones in the front were not so lucky. Diana was pulled up and out quickly of the room, with one hand holding the first aid kit, the other holding her heels. As she looked up, she realized that it was the DJ who was pulling her.

“ Funny, what is going on?” She asked, slightly confused. The DJ looked at her and pushed her to the wall, holding her there. Diana opened her mouth to speak again, but was quickly kissed. When they both pulled away from each other, the DJ held a goofy grin. That grin quickly turned into a frown as moans were heard all around. Looking around for the closest exit, he noticed it was across the stage.

He moved closer to Diana and started whispering in her ear. “Put the Kit in your book bag. I need you to as quietly as you can, go across the stage and to the exit.” Diana quickly slid the kit in her bag and looked at the DJ. Noticing movement behind him, she tried to see as much as possible. At first, it was blurry, until the figure began to clear up. As soon as she was able to see, she gasped.

The club manager was making his way over to them. His right arm was missing large chunks of flesh from it. As he got closer, she could see that his ankle was bent in a very awkward way that would normally make anyone be lying on the group screaming in pain. But the thing that really scared her was that hanging from the managers mouth was a half eaten hand.

The DJ saw the look of fear that she had and quickly turned. Pushing her toward the stage, he gesture her to go. She looked around and noticed that the whole club was filled with those monsters. She quietly ran across the stage and put her back to the wall next to the exit door. She heard the DJ screaming and running across the stage. Behind him a crowd of monsters were chasing him. One of them managed to grab the DJ’s hoodie and pulled him back. He looked over to the exit and saw Diana staring with wide eyes. Smiling at her, he finally decided to say what he had wanted to say for a long time.

“I love you”

Diana heard those words and watched with teary eyes as the DJ was eaten. She heard a moan from her right and quickly turned to face the figure that was approaching. With fire and determination in her eyes, she ran up to the figure and stabbed her heel into the undead’s head. When it fell, she pulled out her heel and quickly made her way out of the club. Closing the door softly behind her, she put her back onto the door and slide to the ground. Quickly going through her book bag, she pulled out a glasses case. Opening it up, she looked at the square glasses before putting it on. Everything around her suddenly became clear. Down the street, she could see more of the undead.

Standing up, she felt a small breeze and looked down. “ Boy, am I underdressed” She said with a laugh to herself. Her mini skirt barely covered a third of her legs and the Baby blue halter top did nothing to hide her chest and abdomen.

Looking around, she realized that the only way she could go was straight.

Straight into the burning city.

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