16, single and unpopular, Ben was forced to be a hero when the zombie plague hit his town. Pining for a girl named Kendall, Ben believed she would never like him. He met Denise by chance and helped her when her bag strap broke. There was obvious chemistry between them and Ben seemed unusually comfortable with Denise.
Denise saved him from zombies a few times and his affable boyish demeanour continued to charm her. Confessing his belief he was unworthy of Kendall, Denise encouraged Ben to kiss her. Ben was too shy, and royally messed up when he tried. Attempting to escape the intensively awkward situation, he was surprised when Denise grabbed and started kissing him. Ben was even more surprised post kiss, when Denise said he was actually quite good at it.