Day 9: Nope, Not The Last Of Them (Five Klicks)
From the Journal of Maya Ceros, Day 9.
Another day, another story from Thallo Greene to follow up on. This time, the story he had for us was about the sprawl, a place not that far away where the crumbling ruins of a huge city stretch on for miles upon miles in every direction. The way he described it, the place sounds dangerous, but could also potentially be a great place to pick up some decent salvage. Apparently, we're on the outskirts of it already, so it wouldn't take much time to beeline in toward the sprawl, maybe conduct a raid or two of our own, see what we can smash and grab before the horrors move in.
Sally and I were planning out the details when one of the trucks broke down. Pulling off into an area that looked built up enough to give us some shelter from the heat, I had a couple of the guys look at it. Turned out to be a broken hose, nothing too hard to replace, but when I started looking around, started to see the huge blooms of fungal mass rising from burnt-out buildings, well, let's just say I got real antsy to get out of there as quick as possible.