"I'm not like you." - Rick
Roarton born and bred, 18-year-old Rick is the only son of Bill, the unofficial leader of the village.
As a lad, Rick was always encouraged towards macho pursuits, but no matter what he did, he couldn’t hide his growing bond with Kieren.
Rather than be open with his Dad about his close friendship with outsider Kieren, Rick joined up.
The army was perfect for Rick; it was an escape from his feelings and his father's judgements, that is, until he was killed by an IED.
But now Rick returns as a partially alive, treated zombie. His dad’s feelings towards rotters haven’t changed, so he must try and keep his new condition covered up, and the connection with Kieren, that is as strong as ever, under wraps too.