Sophie Gould was a waitress at the El Puerto restaurant in Penarth. While en route to a night out, she witnessed the mutilation of her best friend. Saved by Andy Davidson, the pair became romantically involved.
Biography[edit | edit source]
The pair gathered among a sizable crowd at the marina, where a police cordon was in place. They watched as an SUV pulled up, of which an American man and his companion got out and entered the crime scene.
A short while later, Sophie and Kirsty were in the back of a taxi en route to Oceana. Winston, the taxi driver, had to stop for traffic lights on Bute Street. While the taxi was idle, a "zombie" reached in through the open window and pulled Winston's face off. The door next to Kirsty was wrenched open and Sophie watched in terror as she was dragged out of the car screaming.
Sophie opened the door and fell into the road. Sobbing and shuddering, she kicked off her high heels and ran all the way home - a distance of two miles. By the time she reached her house, her feet were bleeding and embedded with gravel.
Safely back home, Sophie sat in her kitchen with coffee and a cigarette, reflecting on what she'd seen, until a creak on the stairs roused her. A zombie entered the kitchen, with Kate's decapitated head clenched in his fist. Sophie through her mug at the zombie and, after a brief scuffle, managed to escape through the kitchen window.
With a swollen knee and lacerated feet, Sophie hobbled into the road; she stepped directly in front of a police car driven by PC Andy Davidson, forcing him to swerve against the curb and stall in the middle of the road. Andy was attempting to reach the doctor at Cardiff's Central Police Headquarters with his unconscious police partner, Dawn Stratton, and offered Sophie a lift.
Arriving at the police headquarters, Sophie and Andy found the building under siege. With zombies closing in, Andy sped away. Heeding the advise of his former police partner, Andy drove to his apartment block, where Sophie helped him carry Dawn's unconscious body up the stairs to his flat. There, she had a bath, some Ibuprofen and a cup of tea.
Sophie returned from her bath to find Andy being attacked by a zombified Dawn. She through her towel over Dawn's head and helped Andy tie her up and lock her in the bedroom. As the pair ate cheese on toast, Andy asked Sophie if she would like to go on a date with him, to which Sophie giggled and cried.
She was awoken by Andy a few hours later, who'd heard Dawn shouting for help from the bedroom. She followed him as he ran to untie the bedroom door and discovered that she was no longer "infected". (PROSE: Bay of the Dead)
Personality[edit | edit source]
Sophie was far more reserved than Kirsty. She wasn't one to protest, and would say that she was fine, even if there was something wrong. Sophie struggled to stop Kirsty when she had her mind set on something. Despite this, she still attempted to grasp some control - often being first to tell Kirsty it was time to move on. Sophie was also intuitive, noticing that her manager had an unspoken crush on Kirsty.
She had a sense of humour, joking she would rather have a Harvey Wallbanger, when Andy offered her a cup of tea and painkillers for her injuries. When he offered her sugar, she joked "I'm sweet enough thanks". She didn't like piccalilli and told Andy that she had once tried tuna and banana sandwiches, joking "It wasn't so bad once [she] put the ketchup on", before admitting it wasn't ketchup but in fact soy sauce.
She was a smoker, but was trying to give up. After witnessing Kirsty's death, she didn't see the point in living a healthy lifestyle. Sophie felt distraught; she cried until she was dizzy, sick and drained. She felt she was living on borrowed time. She would try to keep her feelings to herself and didn't like other people worrying about her.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Andy Davidson considered Sophie to be an attractive young female. She had blonde hair.
To go clubbing, Sophie wore a tight sparkly top, short skirt, high heels and stockings. She wore mascara, which she smeared across her face each time she wiped away her tears. She had a pink phone case, imprinted with green bubble-letters which spelt out the words "Party Grrrl". (PROSE: Bay of the Dead)