Edith groaned as her phone rang again, whomever was calling was obviously unwilling to go away so she finally grabbed her phone off the night stand and sleepily answered "Hello"
"Finally, are you okay?"
"Edith, go look at yourself in the mirror"
"do it now Edith!" The woke her up completely, her husband had never yelled at her, not once. She got up and walked into their bathroom "Honey I'm fine"
"Check on our daughter, hurry, if she's off at all you need to just take her to the hospital. The news is urging people to stay in their homes and just call 911 if someone in their home is sick but the news is also saying the ambulances can't collect people fast enough so just take her. Screw anybody who tries to stop you, she's not dieing in her room, you can't let her Edith"
"what's going on" she asked in panic as she rushed to her daughters room. Before he could answer his wife her scream told him Zatalia was sick too. Edith dropped the phone as she ran over to her daughter. Blood drained from her eyes and mouth and she was laying in an awkward manner surrounded by what she thought must be throw up but it had this odd color. All throw up looked odd but this was weird, horrifyingly weird. Her husband yelling made her grab the phone again "whats happening"
"is she alive?"
"I dont know"
"Edith" his voice was breaking "check if shes breathing" Zatalia didn't look like it but upon investigating it turned out she was "Edith, I've been trying since this started last night to get home but the airports are closed and I cant find a road thats not blocked by police officers. Try to take her to the hospital, she'll die, millions have already died since just last night. They don't know what this is" She could hear him sobbing at the thought of losing their daughter. "I love you" she weepily said before getting off her phone and lifting her daughter off the floor to carry her to the car. When she went outside she was taken back by the chaos and grew defensive instantly when a man in a hazmat suit who had been walking by suddenly was coming up to her and Zatalia "give her to me" he demanded "I dont know who the hell you are so no"
"There's no time for introductions unless you dont care if she dies. Give her to me now and get back inside"
"You sure as hell aren't taking her without me" He pulled out a gun "Give me the girl and get back inside your house now mam. I will shoot you, do not test me. Whatever this is is going to kill us all if we don't contain it"