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Cold and Damp (FINAL) 
14th-Aug-2011 07:21 pm
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Title: Cold and Damp
Pairings: Hanchul, Kyumin, Kangteuk
Genre: Zombie!AU
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Violence
Summary: After Seoul becomes infested with the living dead and the government abandons them; it's only natural that they realise hidden feelings in the midst of disaster.
intro | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | final


Kyuhyun wasn’t looking good. In fact, he hadn’t been looking good for a while. He looked downright awful, now. His skin was rubbery to the touch and pallid and clammy and his eyes were unfocused and pale. He couldn’t walk without Sungmin’s help, and he was becoming less and less responsive.

Sungmin wasn’t an idiot. He knew this was bad, and that he shouldn’t have kept this from the others, but he was in too deep now. He didn’t want to believe Kyuhyun was going to die.

And it sickened him still how stupid he had been, how he could kiss him. Kyuhyun obviously wasn’t in his right mind, he didn’t know what he was doing. But Sungmin did, he knew exactly what he was doing. He knew exactly what was wrong with Kyuhyun, and he still kissed him. Love is blind, Sungmin was stupid.

Did this mean he’d become like Kyuhyun, too? Like one of those things outside? Kissing an infected, sharing saliva. Just thinking about it made his stomach turn.

He’d managed to get Kyuhyun to the second floor before he asked for a rest. It was less of a question, more of a mumbled plea. He could barely formulate a sentence, his words coming out in murmurs and sharp gasps of air.

Kyuhyun was dying. Fast.

He was lying with his head resting on Sungmin’s lap, two steps from the top of the second floor stairwell. Sungmin combed his fingers through Kyuhyun’s sweaty bangs, brushing them away from his forehead and looking down the steps into the darkness.

He’d heard the banging not long after Jungsu rushed past them to traverse the stationary escalators at an admirable speed, shouting their names with no explanation. The whole door was dented in, several places shaped like fists and broken, angry faces. There must’ve been hundreds of them pushed against it and it wouldn’t be long before it came off its hinges.

So he’d gotten Kyuhyun out of there, slow as he was. It seemed he was losing him second by second. His mouth was slack and a small, cold rivulet of saliva rolled down his chin and onto Sungmin’s jeans.

There was a loud bang, a square of light from the top of the stairwell. Footsteps pounded on the steps, closer and closer toward where Sungmin sat, shoes squeaking around every bend until Hankyung appeared from behind them, Sungmin looking up at him and seeing a huge smile spread across his face.

‘Hurry to the roof,’ he said, ‘Helicopter.’

He left Kyuhyun behind, resting his sleeping head on the cold, concrete step he’d been sat on moments before, and followed Hankyung back up the stairs.

When they opened the doors it was like a punch in the face. It was so windy he almost flew right back down the stairwell, but Hankyung grabbed his arm and pulled him out onto the roof into the sunlight. A large, camouflaged helicopter circled overhead, the kind the military used. Dust rose from the roof in response to the breeze its huge propellers were stirring up.

Jungsu and Heechul were stood beside him and Hankyung, hands shielding their eyes from the sunlight as they looked up at the sky, huge smiles stretched over their faces. He found himself doing the same.

The doors swung open behind the four once again, but none of them noticed over the noise and the sheer joy of rescue. Youngwoon stepped out into the light and grimaced at the unwelcome brightness to his eyes. His head was swimming, but he was sober enough to know what was going on, what Jungsu had said, and what he needed to do.


From above you’d see the rooftops of Seoul skyscrapers. Some were empty and some, much like the one Heechul, Hankyung, Sungmin, Youngwoon and Jungsu were stood on, were painted. Words like ‘Help’ and ‘Alive’. Unlike the building those five were stood upon, all the others only housed the dead, and the undead.

The helicopter circled the roof, preparing for landing. Five men stood, looking up at it. Four were hopeful, one was furious.

Heechul and Hankyung waved their arms excitedly, hailing it down, shouts getting lost in the loud hum of the helicopter. Sungmin was crying. And as the shadow of the helicopter darkened the ground at his feet, he remembered something. Something important.


He’d left him behind. He was about to turn back for him when he felt a hand on his shoulder, and glancing back he saw a familiar face. Letting out a sigh of relief, he looked back at the sky. It was Kyuhyun.

‘Thank God,’ he smiled, squinting at the sun, ‘I was just about to go back for y-‘

He screamed. The Helicopter rolled onto the roof. Crimson dripped onto the grey asphalt. Sungmin dropped to his knees. Everything was so loud, the world span. The sky turned red and he tasted copper in his mouth as he fell onto his side, grazing his pale, sweat-covered face.

He could see Heechul and Hankyung standing in front of him, and everything seemed to pass by in slow motion. The way Heechul’s joyful face fell and twisted into despair, and how Hankyung’s eyes widened and his arms flew out to shield himself. The way he fell for what seemed like an eternity, a dart-like object protruding from his throat.

Heechul followed not long after, a roaring, muffled scream barely audible over the sound of the helicopter.

He couldn’t see Youngwoon or Jungsu.

Kyuhyun shuffled around in front of him, crouching to pick at the two lying unconscious and limp on the ground, but black figures ran out at him before he could take a bite, grabbing him. They put a gag on his face, a muzzle-like object. They pulled his arms behind his back, and he gnashed and wriggled against them, trying to bite them. They dragged him out of sight.

He felt a sharp sting in his neck, different to the dull throb in his shoulder. He felt fire burst through his veins, his heart squeeze at his ribcage. He saw black.
14th-Aug-2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
spot for hermander
18th-Aug-2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
whenever i spot someone they never comment kmt
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14th-Aug-2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
safdjaldjfk SEQUEL PLEASE. D:
15th-Aug-2011 10:00 am (UTC)
If I have the time! Thank you for reading! :D
14th-Aug-2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
oh my God
oh my oh my!!! ><

this is just.
why 4 hopeful and 1 furious?
kangin was furious?

zombie kyuu he did not survive then?

where kangteuk?
heechul and ming both attacked by kyu?
i wonder where the others

and the last part!!
its like umbrella corp all over,
the facility break down coz zombs attack?

ming and chul heal from all the infection from kyu?
gosh gosh gosh x3
15th-Aug-2011 10:02 am (UTC)
Oh, you saw right through me. Yeah, the end was based on the end of the first Resident Evil film OTL

If I make a sequel it'll probably just be Resident Evil 2 but awful.

Thank you for reading!
15th-Aug-2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I knew those helicopter people couldn't be trusted >.< But uwah, you can't leave us hanging like this! *wibbles* Well, you can, but we wouldn't like that very much Nevertheless, this was a wonderful and engaging fic and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for writing and sharing!
15th-Aug-2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading! :D
15th-Aug-2011 02:38 am (UTC)
0.o well it was a slightly happier ending than what I anticipated

I love how you get into the nitty gritty of relationships and the apocalypse, and how you don't hesitate to kill off people (although it is rather cruel T.T).
The ending made me go: omgomgomgwhathappensnext
then: omgomgomgthisisintense
finally: THIS IS THE END??????!!!! Y U LEAVE ME HANGING????

It's been a pleasure reading, please please please write a sequel! We need to know what happens D:

There's a mall in my city called the Galleria... I'll never look at it the same way lol
15th-Aug-2011 10:09 am (UTC)
Killing them off is my favourite part! I'm honoured that you like my awful fanfiction so much, and I'm actually considering the sequel properly now. I hope you'll keep reading in the future! :D
15th-Aug-2011 04:36 am (UTC)
that was a really good zombie au! dang so many questions in mind. I hope you make a sequel :)
15th-Aug-2011 10:08 am (UTC)
If I do end up making a sequel, I hope you keep reading! :D
15th-Aug-2011 05:44 am (UTC)
This was amazing!

A sequel would be much appreciated thank you ^_^
15th-Aug-2011 10:09 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
15th-Aug-2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
This is so resident evil!! Lol I like it a lot!! Pity kyu had to die >_< I really hope u have a sequel!!!!
15th-Aug-2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
I stole a good few ideas from Resident Evil, to be honest.

Thank you for reading! :D
15th-Aug-2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
oh my god.
is kyuhyun dead?
what about hangeng, jungsu and youngwoon? O:
...why were they on those machines? O.O

questions over questions xD

ahhhhhhhh i'm so excited. i mean i love zombie stories. whaiufu <3

<3 i will patiently wait for the next chapter/sequel
15th-Aug-2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading! :D
17th-Aug-2011 12:40 pm (UTC)
I guess you're not as glad as I am.

Anyway, this shouldn't be called 'final chapter'. I'm waiting for that sequel. I don't care how many months will it take..

because this was ashjkgfkjasdghfdfuckingawesomeagain and I don't even know how I should praise your skills and fantasy and YOU because it's really hard to write something you don't even want to.

thank you for bearing with our(...my) begging and whining. and for writing this 12 chaptered awesomeness.
18th-Aug-2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
And thank you for reading all of it and putting up with my whining and laziness.

eughn thinking about that final chapter
maybe not

i've gotta finish my other chaptered fic first
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18th-Aug-2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Only 42 miles away~

Thank you for reading and enjoying this terrible story. ;u;
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19th-Aug-2011 06:36 am (UTC)

THIS seriously needs a SEQUEL! please!!

goodness this is soo exciting to read!!... now im more curious on waht wud happen next.. so i hope u cud pls do write a sequel??? we want more!!!

and i hope kyuhyun's still alive? :( :( :( :(

awesome story/au dear!!!
20th-Aug-2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ahahahah totally resident evil XD
and I WANT A SEQUEL!!! Pweeeease?! I need to know what happened to everyone and I want more hanchul!! <3
22nd-Aug-2011 08:42 am (UTC)
thank you for reading!

i'll decide on the sequel after a very long hiatus >>
21st-Aug-2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
21st-Aug-2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
... I will be calm and try not to smash the keyboard and spazz about how brilliant this is.
haha and funny I just watched Resident Evil recently, but somehow I like the idea of Resident Evil: Super Junior version much much better.
Haha thank youu~ for making Sungmin survive! Heechul too, but lol I have too much obsessive love for Sungmin~
AW. KYUHYUN. I hope he comes back un-zombiefied? kekeke.
Sigh. But this was SO COOL. Haha I actually didn't expect the total twist at the end, but then again, my prediction skills are nonexistent.
But twists are good. Very good. Excellent, actually.
So... yes. Cold and Damp = Best. Fic. Ever.
1st-Nov-2011 09:01 am (UTC)
First of all... welcome back! *hugs*
So thankful that you're back~ there aren't many hanchul writers left now that I know of :\

But hmmmmm I could've sworn this series was different the last time I read it... like it had more chapters??
Maybe I'm just imaging things after not reading it for a while...

Anyhoo I'll read it from the beginning again and come back after I'm done :D
1st-Nov-2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
ah thank you thank you~ I can't believe how long it's been since i've written something - it's good to be back!

And yeah, don't worry all the chapters are still there I just squished the shorter chapters together so i had less links to code all the time~
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