Shelldrake opened the door and led his team across the corridor and into the room on the other side, which they found to contain glass tanks - each with a human inside, or something that had once been human anyway ...
Last out, Barley used his card to lock the door to the medical lab; down the corridor the monsters could easily be heard still banging on the other door.
|If at first you don't succeed ...|
"Eyes on the job, gents!" Shelldrake said as his team gazed at the tanks. "Same as the lab, round the corner and out the other door. Lock the other one as before."
|'Secure' in the tank room, Shelldrake focussed his team|
I gave the Zeds a 1 in 6 chance of hearing doors close ... guess what? yup, they heard the second closing
As the lead monster rounded the corner it saw Barley's boot disappear through the door. Within seconds they were trying to get through that door instead ...
|if only they could swipe a card and use a keypad ...|
|second try ...|
|McGrew led the team toward the main lab ...|
|... while Hugh brought up the rear.|
As Shelldrake rounded the corner to the short corridor entering the main lab, he saw another tech's corpse lying there. "Was it bad that Barley and McGrew hadn't even bothered to mention it?" he thought to himself; but his reverie was interrupted by gunshots ...
|another of the 'unaccounted' is found ...|
McGrew had seen another monster standing by one of the doors to the offices where the staff were apparently trapped. Without hesitation the SMG already at his shoulder barked out a 3 round burst and the monster's head exploded, the contents splattering against the door in front of it.
|McGrew deals with another of the 'subjects' ...|
The lab looked like an explosion had wrecked it. The body slabs were knocked over, medical tools all over the floor, but then as Barley leapfrogged McGrew's position another burst roared across the lab, as Barley neatly drilled the remaining monster that had been out of McGrew's line of sight by the other door.
|Barley dealt the last 'subject' in the room their final hand ...|
|'Let's get these people and then the fuck outta here!"|
|'Where are you? we're coming to get you!'|
|oh bugger ...|
End of part 3 ...