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    MAJOR SPOILERS FOR S5, M30.
    DO NOT READ BEFORE LAZARUS.

    This fiction starts with S5, M13 "Drive My Car,"
    in which Five is asked to do a quick in and out mission but, unsurprisingly, everything goes wrong. Told mostly from Five's POV while she is playing double agent you-know-where with Steven. (Trying hard to avoid spoilers in the summary.)

    Female Five with established Five/Sam. But, if you've played these missions (and you shouldn't be reading it if you haven't!) you know there's about to be some big problems. This is not warm and fuzzy.

    Later chapters will include major character death, cannon violence, and hints at non-consensual sex.

    I will be adding chapters until I'm done working through my S5 feelings, so this might go on for eternity.

    The bones of this story belong to Six To Start. Some missions have been tweaked to serve my own story purposes, but others follow the transcripts pretty closely.

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    Janine convinces Five to restart a pre-apocalypse project. In doing so, she unintentionally reawakens past pain and present problems. In the zombie apocalypse, nothing stays buried forever.

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    “Did you finish your coursework prior to Z-Day?” Janine said instead of any of the questions Five had planned for.
    Five stared at her. At the very least, this was a factual question. She could do facts.
    “Yes,” Five said.
    It was, technically, correct. She had finished her coursework. Well, she’d dragged herself through the power of caffeine, late nights, and screaming through her coursework. The screaming in PhD programs was impressively varied. There was screaming because it was 3am and she was never going to get to sleep again. Screaming because the coffee machine had broken. Screaming because in her sleep deprived state she’d impaled her foot on a rusty nail. Screaming (happily) because she’d gotten an article accepted for publication. Screaming inside her head at her life choices.
    “Excellent,” Janine said, unaware of the list of screams Five was mentally compiling.

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    Sam Yao has always been an optimist, but that was before.
    Spoilers up to s9m30, canon divergent from s9m28 or so.
    Sam is imprisoned and experimented on. He doesn't expect a rescue.

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    After raising the flag at Abel, Sam's going to need a while to recover from everything that's happened to him over the past few days. This is an exploration of how that happens.

    Takes place immediately after s5m40, spoilers up to that mission.

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    Spoilers for up to S7 M34

    After what happened at Exmoor, Five goes into quarantine and deals with lingering guilt and a few spirits that don't seem to want to fade and don't seem to like each other.

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    “I just- I’m so tired, Sam,” Five said. Her voice cracked as she spoke and she curled up on the ground, covering her face with her hands and starting to sob. “I miss them. I’m so tired. I can’t- I’m so tired.”
    “I’m sorry, Five,” Sam said. He stared, unable to do anything except watch as Five crumbled and sobbed into the hard, unyielding floor. “I’m so sorry.”
    So was she. So was she.

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    MAJOR TRIGGER WARNINGS: buried alive, panic, potential implications of self harm

     

    Five has been captured. Saving her is not always priority #1.

    Major spoilers for S2 finale.

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    No one prepares for the zombies. Oh, they discuss it in theoretical. They consider the possibility. But, really, truly? No one's actually prepared. First it's a cough. A raspy, wet, and dry cough all in one. It sucks the air from your lungs and feels like swallowing sawdust and nails. And then your skin starts greying. Starts to dry out, quickly. A scrape leaves your skin degloving itself. And then... A moan.
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    Oisin Collins is in his first year of university. Living in a flat share with some other students, he's begun to live a life of his own, though it's not really anything special. He goes to class. He works a small time job at a local shop. He doesn't have any friends, really, but it's how he likes it. Oisin's never been anyone special, never the type of person to stand out. On a camping trip with his flatmates, though, the world changes in the blink of an eye.

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    Then it was just Five and Jody. Four and Five. That had been okay. Things were always at least a little okay when the two of them were together. They worked together, laughed together, and sat by the other’s bedside when one of them was in the hospital. Jody had fractured her ankle after a particularly difficult run in the rain and Five had fought through a horde of zombies by an old pharmacy to get her a brace and painkillers and then entertained her with tales of the shenanigans the kindergarteners had gotten up to so Jody wouldn’t go stir crazy as she recovered.

    Sometimes on nights where the world was cold and everything seemed hopeless they’d take the pillows, blankets, and mattresses onto the floor and sleep curled up against each other. They were small boats in a terrifying storm of death and fear and pain but if they stayed tethered together, they’d make it through the night and things would get easier the next day.
    Now it was just Jody. She didn’t touch Five’s side of the room. Doing that would mean saying she was gone for good, not just for now. She was only gone for now.

    Jody Marsh and Runner Five through some of the events of Season 1 through Season 4

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    "But if your strife strikes at your sleep, remember spring swaps snow for leaves. You'll be happy and wholesome again when the city clears and the sun ascends."

    You don't know what your relationships are made of until things get hard. And in the apocalypse, things can always get harder.

    Part 3 of JoFive's story. Established 5am, mostly canon-compliant, we will find light in the darkness of S3, I promise. Spoilers for the entirety of seasons one and two, spoilers for season three will be tagged as we get to them.

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    To some, the polaroid hanging outside of the comms shack was just another fragment of the life they had left behind in the turbulent days of the apocalypse. But to Five?

    Well, Five wasn't quite sure how to feel about it.

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    Spoilers up to early Season 7

    In which a Demons and Darkness adventure is more than it seems on the surface, Sam asks Five a very important question, and Five gets to experience joy (a rarity in the zombie apocalypse).

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    When a massive blizzard incapacitates Abel and surrounding townships, it's up to Five to brave the elements and reach New Canton. Christmas will just have to wait.

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    Set during Season 3, spoilers up to season 3, mission 48 (Reunion Tour). SEASON 3 SPOILERS

    A Moonchild-controlled Runner Five and zombies are wrecking havoc-- Janine’s about to have a very long night. (Janine POV of Shoot the Runner events, but basically the whole Season 3 cast is involved)

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    Sam makes sure the private broadcast of Five’s headset is on before he begins speaking into his headset’s microphone, his tone initially having a slight optimism, though it eventually fades, becoming dejected. “Runner Five, Runner Five come in, Runner Five… Can you hear me? … Runner Five… Come in, Runner Five, if you’re out there… Runner Five, calling Runner Five, come in, Runner…”

     

    Five jogs through the night, trying to avoid the crunch of leaves or the squish of mud under their feet. They had long since stopped trying to communicate to Sam through their broken mic that they hadn’t gone gray, that they were okay.

     

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    Aka, Sam and Runner Five's perspectives on S1M7's "A Voice in the Dark", featuring a Concerned Doc, a tired Janine, and the other residents of Abel Township.

    This story has a lot of dialogue that belong to Six to Start. It follows the mission transcript pretty closely for the majority of the fic, though there are some tweaked elements for my own story purposes.

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    “It’s okay to have hard days like this,” Sam said. He was stroking her hair. “It happens. It’s okay. Do you want to try and sleep? It might… it might help to rest.” Five nodded and he handed her the pills from Maxine. Five swallowed them and laid down as Sam laid next to her. “I’ll be right here, Five. Right here.”
    “Thank you,” Five said. She curled up against him and let the medicine help her drift to sleep. “I just- I should be better by now. I shouldn’t be like this. I felt better,” she mumbled as her eyes closed.

     

    In which Abel rebuilds from Ministry occupation, not even Runner Five can prevent forest fires, and Five struggles to return home when she and home are changed forever.

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    ***MAJOR SEASON 9 SPOILERS***

    Runner Five has had years to mourn the loss of their love, Sara Smith. The ache remains, a comfortable discomfort, to help them remember her every day.

    They never expected to see her face again.

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    “Trust me, there are only three things I like about you — your high explosives, your upper arms, and that thing you did in Cardiff.”

    Years before the start of the apocalypse, Amelia Spens and Steve Sissay are already getting acquainted. It goes exactly how you would expect.

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    On this episode of Radio Abel, Jack and Eugene present to you well-wishes from the residents of Abel.

    ZR Secret Santa 2022

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    What had started as a generic run for medical supplies turned into five of Abel’s best stranded in the snow.

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    YOU MUST BREAK THE PATTERN TODAY, OR THE LOOP WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW

    Under Moonchild's control, you struggle to remember who you were before. The more you fight, the more you start to question: Did you ever really have a choice?

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