The huge shadow was racing up behind us, growing
with every second.
I grabbed both of Winter's boots and
pulled her out of the wreck. "We have to run!"
As we both got to our feet, another
automatic light switched on.
My jaw dropped.
It couldn't be!
It was impossible!
I'd seen him fall out of the bell tower
and into the sky! I'd seen him lying dead in the splintered cactus
plants out in front of the convent! Zombrovski had broken his neck when
he messed up in his attempt to kill me!
"Zombie Two," I heard Winter whisper.
Winter was closer to Zombie Two, and he
was about to pounce on her. He lunged, knocking the flashlight out of
her hand. It skidded with great speed out to the side.
Zombie Two's massive hands went to
Winter's throat, and I instinctively hurtled myself at him, jumping onto
his back and trying hopelessly to drag him away from Winter.
He flung me off his back like he was
flicking a bug.
I tumbled to the ground.
Zombie Two released his grip on Winter
and came after me.
He loomed over me as I scuttled
backwards. He picked up the wayward flashlight and shone it right in my
His face began contorting with fury as
recognition registered in his mind.
"It's you!" he hissed, in a thick,
foreign accent. Winter was right: Zombie Two was even bigger and uglier
than his brother! I never imagined it could be true. His eyes bulged, as
if his anger was making them explode out of his head. He leaned back,
nostrils flaring. "You kill my brother!"
"You kill my brother!"
"But I didn't. He--"
"You," he shouted, like he was possessed,
"kill my brother!"
Zombie Two was going to kill me, no
question. He grabbed my throat. He was crushing the air out of me. I
could smell his stinking breath as he glowered over me, roaring. His
hands were tightening remorselessly around my throat, and he was pinning
me to the ground with his huge bulk.
Out of the corner of my eye, I thought I
could see Winter coming up behind him.
"You kill my brother--now I kill you!" he
screeched. "You break his neck--I break yours!"