Jack watched carefully as the Redhead got structurely defensive. Jack pulled out his knife and tossed it aside, dropped his bow and walked slowly towards her. Arms open wide he slowly wrapped his arms around her in a comforting way and gave a big hug. "Thank you" he whispered as he let go of her. "I've seen my own parents turn into those creatures. I've seen groups of survivors fight each other just to live for one more day and I've had to kill my best friend who tried to use me as bait for those things."
He walked over to his dropped weapons and picked up his knife. "This was his... he tried to stab me in the thigh while we were running away, some friend he was." He picked up his bow and laughed to himself. "Heh, the idiot ran straight into a corner store filled with zombies.... the screams still echo in my head at night." He was quiet for a minute and took a quick look over the edge. "Oh by the way, I broke the ladder because I encountered a Climber. So unless you feel like swan diving into a pool of carniverous zombies, we need to find another way down."