Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pemberley Ball - Z5

The horde surrounded the house and commenced their attack on the festive party. An undead hand, stripped of flesh crashed through the first window and grasped the coifed ringlets of Mrs. Bennet. She screamed and frantically batted at the offending unmentionable with her fan. Her husband sprang immediately into action and cut off the captive tresses with his dagger, freeing the lady and pulling her to safety. Her screams had called the attention of the entire party and set the partygoers into motion, preparing for battle.

Tables were cleared and braced against windows. Blades were unsheathed and guns were loaded. By this time, multiple zombies were crashing into the room, spraying the guests with glass.

Darcy sprang immediately into action, snatching his nodachi from the wall of the library. He began to hack and slash slowly through the advancing zombies. The heavy sword felled the enemies to the floor, allowing others to more easily remove their heads.

Meanwhile, the Darcy sisters formed the Pentagram of Death. “Elizabeth immediately joined her four sisters, Jane, Mary, Catherine, and Lydia, in the center of the dance floor. Each girl produced a dagger from her ankle and stood at the tip of an imaginary five-pointed star. From the center of the room, they began stepping outward in unison- each thrusting a razor-sharp dagger with one hand, the other hand modestly tucked into the small of her back.”

While the Bennet sisters and Darcy dispatched most of the zombie horde, Lisette Fortescue staggered into the room and fell to the floor. Her complexion was gray and her eyes wild. Misté la Marquessa ran to her, put her hand on Lisette’s shoulder, and said

Lisette, mon amie, est-ce que tu es blessée ?

(Lisette, my friend, are you hurt?)

Lady Godiva shouted to Misté, “Get away from her! Now!” She raised her blunderbuss and shot Lisette in the head just as she was about to bite Misté’s hand. The wall behind her splattered with brain matter and blood, leaving Lisette’s body headless and slumped on the floor.

Moans could be heard coming from the doorway Lisette had come through, hailing the arrival of the many servants the zombies had partially eaten. Lady Godiva bludgeoned the first zombie through the door with the now useless blunderbuss, allowing Misté to unsheathe her katana and behead the zombie servant boy that advanced upon her next.

Darcy and the Bennet sisters finished with the initial zombie horde and were in the process of moving the bodies until they heard the scuffle on the other side of the room. Elizabeth sprang into action and beheaded zombie after zombie with her katar dagger in a beautiful dance of death until they were all headless and inanimate.

“From the far corner of the room, Mr. Darcy watched Elizabeth…He knew of only one other woman in all of Great Britain who wielded a dagger with such skill, such grace, and deadly accuracy.”


*Guest Blogger, Titania86 of Fishmuffins of Doom

- The two quoted areas above are borrowed from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, page 23 in the deluxe edition.

- I would like to again thank my fiancé, DJ, for helping me pick out the best weapons for the situation and the time and acting out using some of them for me.

*source of nodachi

*source for Bennet sisters
from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

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