A Purpose Among Them - Chapter 1Written By Alessio Cala [The Walking Dead Fan Fiction]Chapter 1The distant echoing of gunfire startled Michael as he sprung up awaking from his sleepy state. He lifted his head over the abandoned school bus' large steering wheel to gain a better view of the road ahead and could only make out silhouettes in split seconds of muzzle flash lighting. Michael covered the torn blanket over his head to allow the night vision to kick in; he removed it and slid open the panel doors, slowly sliding down the steps and onto the road. He snatched at his backpack swinging it around his shoulder and gently pushed the door shut. Hidden in cover he watched up ahead, lifting the hood on his jacket over his head. The gunfire had stopped, Michael crouched and scurried along the ground to a closer vehicle for a better look.Two men were limping in his direction, one man was slightly overweight wearing a baseball cap while the other, younger and physically fitter suffered with two twisted ankles.