Kaneda stops short of the edge, almost skidding over the side. His tensions high, he peers down the ladder, club raised high to strike, and is glad to find there are no undead on the fire escape. He then notices that there is a live student down below, and she's alone; but she appears to be armed. He quickly swings over the side, the club in his right hand beckoning the others to join him. He starts an immediate decent, as the group runs across the roof top, heading for the first platform and stairs below.
He is nearly halfway down the building when it happens... He is running down one of the stairwells, when seven or eight greyed arms, hands covered in fresh blood reach through the open window, catching him by surprise. The slickness of their hands, and his own soaked uniform allow him to get away from all but one, which grasps him full around the ankle... Coach Sugita! Going on impulse, Kaneda wraps his left arm around the railing behind him, and begins kicking at the former coach's arm, hoping to break the vice like grip before it is too late.
Kaneda is able to keep his position on the stairs, away from the shorter arms of his fellow students and he continues frantically kicking. The creature holding him however, begins pulling itself out of the window. A panicked look on his face, Kaneda remembers the club held firmly in his right hand, and brings it down with a loud thwack on the beast's head. While the blow is not enough to kill it, if that's the right word, it does loosen it's grip enough for Kaneda to break free and right himself on the stair.
Knowing that his allies above cannot make it down with these creatures reaching over the stairs, he brings the full power of his club down on the coach's head, splattering himself with further red. He then begins to swing hard at heads and hands alike. Sickening cracks resound in the courtyard as he breaks bone after bone, with little but head shots having any affect on the creatures. With several well placed swings, he is able to immobilize enough of the creatures to block the window, at least for a short time. This should hopefully allow the others to get by, he thinks to himself for a brief moment before shouting WATCH THE WINDOWS! up at the three students now descending the fire escape.
He then turns and takes the remaining stairwells 3 steps at a time to get down to the lone girl below. Careful to watch ahead for anymore open windows, he is relieved those remaining along his path are shut. All of the windows were splattered red. Some were crowded with undead faces, teeth gnashing, and hands slamming against the glass. Kaneda prayed they wouldn't break through as the others descended pass them.
Jumping the lower half of the last stairwell, and taking the ladder at a slide and leap, he finds himself standing nose to nose with the gymnastics team's top performer, her kendo stick pressed tightly between their abdomens from the momentum. He flushes a sudden crimson, and takes a quick, but slightly awkward step back. As he moves back, he throws his hands out to his sides, almost loosing his club in the process. "Uh... Excuse me... uh... Kahlan isn't it?"...