“Have any of you tried to log out today?”  The Cat Lady asked.  Darien raised his hand.
“The door to my apartment was locked.  There’s no public space anymore either.  It’s like we’re trapped in here.”
“I thought so.  He’s trying to maximize the number of infections and overload the system.  That’s what the hole in the sky is.  An overload.  And it will happen again.”
“But why?  What’s his end game?”
“His virus is malware stolen from my AI cats.  They observe The City and learn.  His zombies are slow, but learning, and soon The City will be theirs.”