R hangs out in the airport all day, groaning and stuff, except when he goes out hunting for brains.
On one of those brain hunts, he eats Perry Kelvin's brain and has visions of a beautiful girl: Julie.
Julie just happens to be right there, next on the zombie's lunch menu. R saves her and takes her back to the airport.
Wooing her with his awesome taste in music and his general lack of disgusting decay, R and Julie become friends.
R accompanies Julie back to the stadium where she lives, but she ditches him!
On the way back to the airport, R runs into M who tells him that other zombies are changing—they're having memories and dreams—and the Boneys, the de facto rulers of the zombies, are not pleased. Tension = building.
R sneaks into the stadium and finds Julie. She and her friend, Nora, show him around town.
After one drink too many, R shuffles back to Julie's place... but runs into a guard. The guard suspects him to be a zombie, so R eats him. But only, like, halfway, so that's okay, right?
That guard turns into a zombie and the stadium goes on full alert!
Things are really getting tense. After a nap, R and Julie escape the stadium.
Outside, the Boneys are waging full-scale war. R and Julie go back to the stadium where the armed guards there can deal with the skeletons.
They decide to chill out on top of the stadium, where' Julie's dad interrupts them in the middle of a kiss.
After dad falls over the edge and dies, R realizes that he turned Living after kissing Julie. He can feel pain... and pleasure.