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Hearts of the Past and Present


"Lily are ya coming out for something t'eat?" Maggie asked.

"I'll eat later," I replied but my stomach objected, it wanted something now.

I ignored the low grumbles my belly was making and put all my attention back on Daryl, poor sleepy Daryl.

I sighed in frustration.

I haven't moved from Daryl's side since this morning, it was now late afternoon, dinner time. In that time his condition hadn't changed, not for the worse but then again, not for the better.

I was aching to touch him, stroke his face, hold his hand, to do anything but the restrains and bandages stopped me from doing so.

I pulled back the covers and began tugging at the tight knots that bound his hand to the bed.

The rope spiralled to the floor and I was able to interlock my fingers with his, the anxiety that was building within me paused for a moment, and there was a slight relief.

I kissed the back of his hand, "I'm still here Daryl. I love you. Wake up please honey."

Someone cleared their throat, I jumped and quickly turned to the curtain. It was pulled back slightly and Maggie was leaned against the wall with a plate.

"I thought ya'd be hungry." She said.

I got to my feet and brushed off the dust.

"Thanks." I said as I took the plate of food.

"How's he doing?" Maggie asked hopefully.

"No different." I answered honestly.

Maggie saw the disappointment on my face, "He'll wake up soon." She smiled and held her hand to my cheek.

"I hope so," I whispered.

"I'll come back in a bit." Maggie said and left me to my dinner.

I sat back down in my place by Daryl's bed, legs crossed, plate on knee and tucked into the plain chicken and rice. But I couldn't complain, it was the best we've had in a long time.

I embraced every bite, locking it in my memory for the days I went without food, just to remind myself how lucky I was.

"Mmmm," I moaned as my stomach digested my dinner.

Suddenly there was a hand beside my head, it cupped my left side pushing my hair up slightly. I screamed, loudly.

I threw myself backwards, slamming my back against the wall. I had no consideration for the plate and cutlery which went flying off my knee and smashed to the floor.

I'd unhooked Daryl's hand, it was free, his walker self had grabbed for me!

I was hyperventilating and my hands were violently shaking. I had my eyes squeezed shut, I couldn't bare to look at him.

"What, what?!" It was a chorus of men's voices, Rick, Glen and Olly's.

I looked to the door way, the three of them had tore through the curtain in a hurry after hearing my screams, they had their knives and weapons in the air and at the ready, their eyes were wide and alerted.

Their weapons lowered to their side when they looked to Daryl.

What were they looking at? Why weren't they in the same state I was? This was their friend, someone they had been through hell and back with!

I had the curiosity and strength to turn to Daryl and take a look. His face was puzzled, he was questioning my reaction.

But it was him.

His emerald green eyes were his and not possessed by the dead, not glazed over with a strange yellow tint like other walkers.

His hand was still extended towards me, but it was longingly not menacing. Daryl just wanted to touch me, like I did him.

I tried to quickly calm myself down and breath normally again so I could speak to Daryl, he was awake but looking woozy, he could slip back under any moment.

Rick was by my side, holding the back of my neck and my wrist, locking my into place to stop me from shaking out of fear. "Lily, he's okay, he's alive. Daryl hasn't turned!"

My body was rigid, I thought he had gone, I thought I had lost him but no he was staring right at me, looking very disorientated and confused.

I scrambled forward and took his hand again, I was ready to tell him how happy I was that he was awake and how sorry I am but his eyes slowly closed again and he slipped back into unconsciousness.

"For godsake," I sad in frustration and rested my forehead on Daryl's bed.

"He'll wake up again, that was a good sign. Don't get yourself down." Rick said and pressed his lips into my hair.

Rick left the cell and Olly followed. With a man down today, there was lots to do. It really hits you how tough things are when someone is unavailable to work, we have such a delicate system here.

Glen started to sweep up with his finger tips the broken plate pieces off of the floor.

"Here Glen, let me do that." I said and began to help him.

"You're okay, you look tired Lily. I think you should get some shut eye." Glen noted.

"No, I'm fine. I'm not sleeping when Daryl is like this." I said as I helped sweep up.

I dropped the last of the pieces I had gathered into the pile in the palm of Glen's hand and sighed.

"Don't you worry," He comforted, "Daryl's bounced back from worse than this."

Glen rose to his feet the quickly exited the cell, like he has said something wrong. He left me in the cell, still on my hands and knees wonder did he mean mentally or physically worse? Had Daryl been hurt before?

I followed him through to the living cell where he got ride of the lasts of the plate.

"What do you mean worse than this? What has happened before to him?" I asked.

I felt everyone in the room stiffen, Glen had definitely said something he shouldn't have, something the others didn't want me to know.

"Well done Glen," Maggie said sarcastically.

"I'm sorry, it slipped out!" He said, defending himself.

"What I don't get it, what happened before?" I asked, I was seriously worried now.

Hershel stepped forward on his crutches, "When we were on my farm, Daryl got hurt, you've heard of Andrea.. Well, she shot him."

It was like I had a small electric shock, I jolted then frozen. My eyes were as wide as they could go, and I was a little light-headed.

Daryl never told me that he had been shot. I knew Rick and Carl had, but not Daryl. I have never seen or noticed any sort of scarring or evidence of a wound. How did he survive that?! Why did Andrea shoot him?!

Hershel quickly interrupted my thoughts that were spinning and twirling around in my head, occasionally bumping into one another and falling. "It was an accident, she thought he was a walker. The bullet skimmed the side of his head, but he was up and out of bed within the new few days to look for Sophia."

Carol's daughter.

"Another head injury!?" I exclaimed. "This on top of that?! You've got to be kidding me! No one is doing anything for him!" I was shouting.

My words echoed in my mind, making my head ache.

"Lily, calm down!" Pete half shouted at me, "Hershel is doing all he can right now, there is nothing else he can do."

"He woke wake up!" I realised, "He's not going to wake up from this!" I was speaking to anyone in particular, more so to myself.

I turned and stumbled back into the first aid cell. I fell against the wall before tripping to the side of his bed. I held his face in my hands and cried to him.

He didn't move, he didn't flinch, he didn't do anything. The lack of life was alarming.

"Daryl wake up please, Daryl you need to. I can't do this alone, and there's so many things I need to tell you, all these things I should have said when I had the chance. Daryl please!" I could barely understand the words I just spoke, they were slurred.

There were a pair of hands under my arms, lifting me up and pulling me away from Daryl and out of the cell. I didn't have a clear enough mind to fight back and tell whoever it was taking me away that I wanted to stay with Daryl, I needed to stay with him.

I was carried up to my cell, my head rocked as my carrier climbed the stairs. I was laid gently down onto my bed. The last things I saw before my eyes shut was Rick's pushed back curls. He glanced back at me one last time before he left my cell, and his face was very guilty.

~There were screams blood curdling screams.
"Beth? Beth?!" I shouted.
I ran down the metal steps and the scene was something of a horror film.
Hershel was laid on the floor in a pool of his own blood his crutches were either side of him, Michonne fell to her feet her own sword was through her stomach, Maggie and Glen lay dead too, hand in hand. Uncle Pete was laid wounded, choking on his blood, Beth was crouched over him screaming and crying. He had sacrificed himself for her.
Something caught the corner of my eye, in one of the cells was a two mutilated bodies, they belonged to Hayden and Olly. I screamed.
"Nooooo!" Rick's deep voice bellowed.
I span back around, a walker descended on to his two children. Carl and Judith. Each one of them received a bite.
What was happening, how had this happened?!
Rick pulled his gun out of his belt and without a pause, he shot Carl and Judith in the skull and then himself.
"Go, go with Lily. Run Beth." Pete spluttered. The blood splashed Beth's face.
She got up and ran.
She ran to me screaming again.
"It's Daryl, he's turned!"
Everything turned into a dark red colour apart from the walker who rose from eating Carl's body.
It was Daryl. He had killed everyone but Beth and I.
Beth tugged hard on my hand and pulled me away from the scene.
I ran as fast as my legs could managed but it felt like I was going no where, and Daryl was closing in.
I heard cries of a baby.
"The babies!" I exclaimed.
Suddenly Beth and I were in another room, it was empty apart from a bloody Bella and three cribs.
"Take care of them." She said and closed her eyes.
I looked over the top of the cribs, two with back hair, one with blonde.
Beth scooped up the one with blonde hair, leaving me with the two with black.
We ran out of the prison, with Daryl close behind.
We ran out into the woods, and with every step in my head repeated. "Baby, baby, baby."~

I woke up in a sweat and in panic.


Sorry it's been a week, I've been pretty busy! Hope you enjoyed this x


Girl, its been like 4 months since u last updated.

ElyseStyle ElyseStyle

Girl, its been like 4 months since u last updated.

ElyseStyle ElyseStyle

Love it, Lily and Bella bonded how sweet anyhoo great chapter can't wait to read more update as soon as u can :)

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thank you! :D

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Hahaha thank you so much!!! X

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