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

Chapter 42: No Bite, No Bullet

I stormed back to the prison after throwing the bag to Rick. Once again, I ignored the shouts from the others as they tried to keep up with me. I made my way into the prison. Everyone stood up and watched me as I crossed the room over to Nathan.

"We're going to have a little chat, you and I,"I said, sounding as sweet as possible.

He looked like he was about to argue but Rick and the others entered the room. He nodded slowly and set off towards his office.

"Glenn stay. Daryl with me,"Rick instructed.

We followed Nathan down to his small, cramped room. He sat down behind his desk.

"Oh, Rick... Daryl,"Nathan greeted noticing the other two had followed me in.

They nodded to him. I slammed the door shut making everyone jump. Even Daryl.
I looked around the room, over in the corner was some purple liquid bubbling away inside a glass beaker. Rick spotted it also and went over to inspect it. I folded my arms, taking one calm breath.

"I wouldn't touch that,"Nathan told Rick.

Rick continued watching the mixture bubble. Daryl slumped down onto the couch.

"Found your shit in Krista's bag,"I said, watching Nathan kick his feet up onto the table.

He didn't reply. He scratched the back of his neck.

"Didn't know about that...Guessing you found her then."

"Yeah, dead."

That grabbed his attention. He sat up properly and noted that I was pissed.

"Did you kill her?"

"Already dead when we found her. No bite, no bullet."

Rick turned to face us again, hand moving to his holster. Daryl was watching carefully, nibbling on his thumb.


"Oh?! OH?" I slammed my hands on the table making him jump."THE FUCK DID YOU DO?!"

"I gave her... This morning, I injected some of the-"

"You IDIOT,"I hissed.

"Must've burned up her system or something-"

"Who else, Nate."

"What do you me-"


"No one else I swear!"

"You better be telling the fuckin' truth, cause if some one else suddenly drops dead you'll be joinin' 'em. Ya got it?"

He nodded his head vigorously.

"Don't you turn into one of them,"I growled.

Nathan shook his head, his shoulders sagging. Rick grabbed my shoulder and steered me out of the room. Daryl was on his feet and followed us outside.

"Tell everyone not to go near him,"I said to Rick.

He nodded and we silently made our way back to the cell block. Everyone looked up, waiting for an explanation.

"No one's to go into Nathan's office,"Rick stated.

"Is he dangerous?"Tyreese asked.

Rick turned to me. I shrugged. It was the truth, I had no idea what to think now.

"We'll think about all this later,"Rick decided with a sigh.

The group dispersed. I headed out to the tent, Daryl following.

"Leigh? Leigh, slow down."

I ripped the tent open and sat down on the bed.

"Y'gotta stop doin' tha', Leigh. Y'need y'ener-y'okay?"

"Fine,"I replied.

"No y'aint. What's wrong?"

I stared at the ground. Daryl always asked what was wrong and usually my reply would be: what's right?

"Leigh? Y'shakin'... wha'... d'ya need Hershel? Water?"

I shook my head slowly, aware I was out of breath and uncontrollably shaking. Daryl remained silent as I held my head in my hands. I could tell he had no idea what to do in this situation, neither did I.

"Daryl,"I mumbled, my throat hurting.

Dammit, I was close to tears.

"Yeah?" his voice was a gentle whisper.

"Did you see how fast that shit worked? She's dead and the thing that killed her is coursing through my fuckin' veins,"my voice cracked.

Daryl didn't know what do or say, neither did I. I heard the tent floor, a light crisp noise as Daryl moved closer to me. He knelt down in front of me. I didn't look up, afraid I'd burst into tears or something. After another few moments of neither of us moving Daryl took my wrists and placed them on his shoulders. He lifted my chin up and looked me in the eye. Then he hesitantly put his arms around my waist.

"She was a bitch anyway,"he muttered.

I half laughed, half sobbed. He lifted me onto his lap and drew me in close. I rested my head on his shoulder and let the tears flow. We sat on the floor hugging each other for what seemed like forever and I wasn't planning on letting go anytime soon.

"Hey, Leigh?"

"Mmm?" I hummed feeling sleepy and drained.

He went quiet again.

"I uhm,"he muttered, furrowing his brow.

"You what?" I sniffed, sitting up and gazing at him.

"I do... love ya... y'know... I do... I jus'..." he mumbled, fidgeting.

I stared at him in disbelief for a second. I didn't hear that right? Maybe I had drifted off to sleep but no, there he sat, uncomfortable and avoiding eye contact.

"What?" I whispered.

"I love ya an'... an' nothin's gonna hurtcha I-"

"Say that first part again."

He finally looked at me but only to frown.

"Leigh,"he groaned.

"Just say it,"I grinned, knotting my fingers in his hair.

"I love you."


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

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

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

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Amazing writing, as always.

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

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