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When the dead begin to walk and she's all alone, Carrie Andrews is terrified for her life. She's scared and feels alone, and all she wants to do is get back to her boys and survive the end of the world and the walkers. Her world of high heels and drinking gets blown out the window as she must learn to fight the undead, but will she be able to save everybody, or even herself?

Merle/OC, AU storyline to the show; will connect some events I like from the comics to other events in the show, and then dive off to my own story stuff eventually.

This fic was started two years ago, so to get to the better content, read to chapter 4, where my better writing has gone. Please give a chance <3


If you didn't read the prequel: Lips Like Kerosene
  • note: You don't necessarily have to read it (if you haven't), but I would recommend it to have a little bit of background and to get to know Carrie and Merle's past, pre-apocalypse. If you don't read it, don't worry! Carrie and Merle will be explained throughout the story. It's really short (only ten chapters) but it's more of a comedy/drama/romance.


Carrie Andrews

Carrie Andrews

(29) Carrie Andrews is Merle's girlfriend, having been with him for almost a year. She has a close relationship with the brothers, regarding them as family. A lover of high heels and simple work, when the apocalypse hits, she's unprepared for surviving to the fullest. Stuck alone in Atlanta, her mission is to find the Dixon brothers. A survivor in her own right, she has to learn to take care of herself.

Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon

(36) The Daryl Dixon we all know and love. Brother-sister bond with Carrie and loves her dearly. They both think similarly although she has a bigger heart and compassion in the beginning. He looks after Merle and wants to help find Carrie and ensure the safety of their family of three.

Merle Dixon

Merle Dixon

(44) Good ole Merle we all know and (hate?) love, except now he has his Georgia peach Carrie. He is very protective of Carrie and cares about her deeply, even though he'll never admit that he might love her. Still and asshole and recovering drug addict, but more of a protector and family man, especially over his girl. Slightly different than TV Merle, as he has the addition of Carrie.



Thank you so much!! I'm so happy to see some new feedback, and hope that the next few chapters are just as enjoyable <3

mischief_dixon mischief_dixon

Just binged this and omg I love it!!! So interesting to see what you do with it and I love your original character, she's so badass! Merle was my favourite character on the show and this is such a sick fic already! please update soon x

rachelloyd rachelloyd

Definitely enjoyed it!!

Loul461 Loul461

Thank you so much! I hope you like the newest update, and there's definitely more to come!

mischief_dixon mischief_dixon

Really really like it please continue!!!

Loul461 Loul461