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I'll Keep You Alive If You Show Me The Way

Chapter 23: Trapped

My eyes widened as they fell on our attackers. Navy blue glassy eyes met mine. He grinned revealing something metal between his teeth. Carl squirmed against the grip of the man who had captured him.

"Still beautiful as ever, Harleigh," Danny snickered.

How the hell is he talking? Where the hell did he get a metal tongue? Three more men appeared, grabbing Michonne, Rick and Daryl and hauled them into the room.

"Two in one boss!" one happily reported.

It had been the guy who had spent most of the time on the floor during our last meeting.

"I see that, Ron. The Governor is going to be ecstatic!" Danny grinned.

I froze. They were with the Governor? Wait. He still called himself the Governor?! Rick's expression changed to that of complete panic.

"Loosen your grip, Mike. Harleigh might have something to say."

The hand moved away from my mouth.

"Hmm, sweetcheeks? Y'wanna say somethin'?"

My stomach churned with nausea.

"Let them go," I said shakily.

Danny throws his head back and laughs heartily, his metallic tongue glinting against the sunlight pouring into the room.

"The Governor's going to give me whatever I want! You think I'm gonna let them go?"

"I'll do what ever you want, just let them go."

"Harleigh, no!" Daryl growled.

Danny continued to laugh.

"Why take one thing instead of two?" he crosses the room over to me glaring down at me.

"I'm going to have my way with you and the Governor's gonna pay me greatly for it. And I'm going to make your little redneck boyfriend watch too."

I'm shocked senseless, completely frozen in fear. This guy was a psychopath, he was telling the truth.

"You sick son of a bitch!" Michonne spat. Danny raised an eyebrow at her.

"I'm guessing your the other one... guess you'll do when I'm done."

I think I'm going to vomit. The men had our weapons, our hands were tied behind us. I was shaking with fright, I didn't see a way out of this. Usually my mind would snap an idea into plan and I'd be ok. This time there was nothing, blank. We were screwed. I stared over at Carl as the man holding him tightened wires around his wrist. He looked back at me teary eyed.

"I'm sorry Harleigh, I'm sorry," he pleaded with me. I shake my head at him as I'm shoved out of the room.

"DON'T YOU TOUCH HER!" I hear Rick scream at the top of his lungs.

Rick never lost his cool like that. It made me realise how much shit we were all in. I felt lightheaded and dizzy. I'm going to faint, I could feel it. Daryl and I are pushed up the stairs and into a room. Daryl's being strapped to a chair as Danny's eyes scan over my shaking body. The others leave and it's just us three. Daryl fought against the rope binding him to the chair in the corner. I continue to quake pathetically, barely able to look at either of the men.

"Take off your shirt," Danny orders.

I shake my head, clenching my fists and stare intently at the ground as if it would open up and save me. He extends his fist and punches me in the face. My body is thrown back a bit. He then walks over to Daryl and kicks him in the groin, knocking the wooden chair back. Daryl yelps against the rag in his mouth. Danny reaches down and pulls the chair upright again. He grabs Daryl's shoulder and starts throwing punches, throttling his face.

"STOP! STOP! STOP!" I screeched.

He stops, fist in midair.

"You gonna do what I ask?"

"I will, if you let Daryl leave the room," I mumbled to the floor.

"Not your decision. Do as I say or I'll kill him," he takes his gun out of his holster and points it at Daryl's head.

My whole body freezes up again. Daryl stares at me, shaking his head. I looked back up at Danny. I nodded slowly and fumbled with the hem of my t-shirt. I pull it off over my head and toss it on the ground. I fought back tears, I was going to beat this guy. I wasn't going to be weak, or cry in front of him or Daryl. One of us would figure something out. We had to, this wouldn't happen. Not to me.

"Good girl," Danny smirked, lowering the gun.

His stare made me uncomfortable, even more than this whole situation. His eyes traveled up and down my torso. I glanced at Daryl, he made me feel slightly calmer.

"Don't look at him. Look at me," Danny spat grabbing my face in one hand. "Always look at me."

I nod slowly. His hand fell against my bare skin, he stroked the side of me for a second, before traveling up under my bra.

"Say you love me," he whispered.

I clamped my lips shut. No. No way. I stared up into his cold dead eyes. If I don't he'll hurt Daryl.

"I love you," I muttered.

"Say it loud enough for your pet redneck to hear," he snarled, squeezing my arm tightly.

"I love you," I said louder, controlling my voice so it didn't shake.

He smirks proudly. This guy was one weird motherfucker.

"Get on your knees."

"What?" I asked horror struck.

"You heard me, whore."

Right then, the greatest idea that has ever hit me in the history of ideas hitting me came.

"Okay,"I shrugged, regaining my attitude.

"Harleigh no!" Daryl shouted, breaking out of the gag.

"Shut up, redneck," I spat.

A trace of hurt shows up in his expression.

Danny smirks while unbuckling his belt. He threw it onto the floor . My hands were shaking like an earthquake, this better work.

"Well, go on,"Danny orders.

I shut my eyes and swing my head forward, headbutting his groin. He crumples to the floor and I stand up on shaky legs. I start kicking him. His screams are frightening. He's trying to say something to me but I continue to beat the living shit out of him.

"What's wrong asshole? Something got your tongue?" I spat at him, stomping down on his already crooked nose.

He holds his wreck of a body as I run to Daryl.

"Are you ok?" I asked, untying him.

He just stares at me wide eyed. I reach down for my t-shirt. I felt something grab me then let go again. I turn to see Daryl choking Danny with his belt.

"Y'sick. Motherless. Bastard!" he shouts, kneeing him in the back at every word with force.

Danny's face turns a shade of deep blue and passes out. He slumps to the ground in a bloody mess. Daryl picks up the gun, the bullet snaps through the air flying through Danny's skull. Daryl then grabs my hand and we rush downstairs to save the others. Daryl takes down the guy with our weapons, I take my bow and quiver and kick down the door where Carl is held. I send my arrows through the two hearts of his capturers. I cut the wire binding his hands together. As soon as they're free, he swings his arms around my neck and hugs me tightly. I hold him to me, shutting my eyes. I hear gunfire, I grab Carl and pull him out into the hall and towards our truck. Rick's there and helps Carl into the front with Michonne. Daryl pulls me to the back and we hop in as the truck begins to drive off, leaving the other car behind. We slam the door shut and turn to look at each other. It was hard to stand with the truck hopping about the road.

"Are you okay, Harleigh?" he asked softly.

I felt like crying, I was so ashamed ... I felt... dirty. Daryl surprised me by pulling me into his chest and lacing his arms around my waist. It made me so happy that I broke down and cried into his shoulder. He rubbed my back lightly and told me everything was okay. I nodded into his shoulder but continued to cry.

"I'm sorry I called you a redneck. I thought he was going to kill you," I sobbed.

Daryl's grip on me tightened.

"Rather that than anythin' happen t'ya," he mumbled, almost ashamed he admitted that.

"What? Really?"


I smiled into his shoulder. He moved back a bit and used his thumb to wipe my cheeks.

"Now quit y'cryin'. It's not you," he smirked.


you may have guessed, but when I originally wrote this she was gonna bite his dick off, but I put in waaaay too much detail and grossed myself out. Maybe one day I'll edit it back but today is not that day.


I'm super sad because I've realized this may never get updated. It's legitimately the best story on this site

wolvesyroses wolvesyroses

Oh I really love this story. I hope it gets updated >< please update!

Gilyflower Gilyflower

This is the most amazing story ever on this site ever please update. Harleigh is amazing and you are a great writer.

reddeadwalker reddeadwalker

Amazing writing, as always.

SierraaDixon SierraaDixon

Holy crap please update!!! This is one of the best I've read in a long time!!!

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