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

Chapter 58: Too Far Gone

If you haven't watched mid-season finale don't watch it, it's heart breaking. Also, don't read this.

"What are you doing in here?" Anna asked.

I looked up, removing my hands from my hair. I was sitting on the ground, the cold wall against my back. I had been staring at the opposite wall for God only knows how long. Anna sat beside me, pulling her knees up to her chest.

"Rick left Carol behind," I muttered.

She was silent, picking at her shoelaces.

"How come?"

"She killed those people. I know it was wrong but it's Carol. She and Carl are the reason I'm still alive. If she hadn't of asked me to stay that time in the forest," I shook my head. "I'd be dead right now, or worse."

"Maybe you could find her..."

"I don't think so," I sighed.

Anna rested her head on my shoulder. I wrapped my arm around her and held her tight.

"This sucks," she commented.

I laughed and nodded.

"Sure does. But hey at least we got the med-"

An insanely loud bang cut off my words. The ground around us shook and the room blackened. I squeezed Anna tightly as debris fell from the ceiling.

"Holy hell, what was that?!" she squeaked, once the rattling died down.

I slowly released her and stood up. Dust filled my lungs, making me cough. I took her hand and pulled her to her feet. I tried the door, it wouldn't budge. I swore loudly and gave it a kick.

"Is that smoke?" Anna asked, gripping my hand tightly.

I glanced out the window to see smoke billowing through the wind above us. I heard Sam barking just outside the door.

"We're gonna have to get out through the window," I said, stepping up on a small stool.

Using the butt of Anna's gun, I smashed the glass. I chipped away all the small shards before giving Anna a boost. I listened to her closely over the sound of Sam's barking. I grabbed my bow and arrows, hearing her feet hit the ground and I started to climb through.

"Oh my God. HARLEIGH!"

I landed down beside her and immediately looked up. The top of the tower was on fire, the blaze reaching towards the sky. I grabbed Anna's hand again and hushed Sam down. We walked around the tower to find our group standing beside the fence, looking down the hill.

"Is someone attacking us?" Anna asked.

"No," I whispered, dropping her hand and hurrying over to Daryl's side.

Six cars and a huge tank sat outside the fence.

"IT'S NOT UP TO ME!" Rick yelled.

I squinted, recognising one man. I shook my head, not believing what I was seeing.


"Is Hershel on the council?"

I covered my mouth as Hershel was taken out one of the cars, followed by Michonne. They got down on their knees and were held at gunpoint.

"Come down here and let's have that talk."

Rick immediately looked to Daryl. Daryl nodded.

"Rick no, don't," I protested.

Rick reassured us that he'd be okay. Daryl opened the gate and let him through. We watched as Rick slowly made his way down towards the Governor.

"Anna, get Jay and get to the RV, you guys are getting out of here," I said, turning to her.

She shook her head.

"Anna, do as I say," I snapped.

"I'm staying."

"We are too," Colin said, gesturing to himself and Finn.

"Wait a minute, they're just talking," David said.

"This is the Governor," Nathan grumbled. "For that reason, I'm out of here."

David looked at Nathan then nodded. The two turned and started to walk towards the prison.

"FINE! GO! YOU BASTARDS!" Colin screamed after them.

"Shut up!" Daryl growled, moving off to grab the guns.

"I'm going to find Charlotte and Jay, take 'em to the bus," Finn told me.

I nodded, rubbing my temples. I heard a gasp and focused back down at the Governor. Daryl slipped a rifle into my hand.

"Remember how t'use it?" he whispered.

I nodded slowly. Suddenly, the glinting blade in the Governor's hand swung down on Hershel's neck. Maggie let out a high pitched screaming, letting me know what I had seen was true. Daryl turned his head towards me, stunned.

"This is our prison," I whispered.

He nodded once, then fired towards our attackers. Rounds of gunshots followed his lead, shells flying in all directions. I quickly glanced at Rick, seeing him take cover behind the overturned truck. I stayed close to Daryl, not wanting to get seperated from him. I stopped to reload, watching the tank knock down the fences that we tried so hard to keep up. I grabbed hold of Anna's shirt and began to pull her away from the fences. Although I wanted to put Daryl first, I needed to be alive. I heard Colin cackle beside me as he shot down two people.


I raked my eyes through the yard, trying to find Daryl. He was cornered, with people firing on him and three walkers staggering towards him. I did the best I could and shot down two walkers and hit one lady in the arm. I was surprised at Anna's aiming and a little relieved, maybe the adrenaline acted as her guide. I heard Colin groan and hit the ground behind me. Anna let out a little whimper, running to his side. I covered us then quickly turned to help her.

"Colin? Colin? You with us?" I asked, tapping his face.

"Take me bloody gun and blow his feckin' brains out!" he hissed, opening his eyes.

I did as he asked, snatching up his gun a knocking the back of one man's skull out. His comrade yelled, watching him fall to the ground. I marched towards him, quickly, and kicked the gun out of his hands. I swung my fist up, cracking his jaw to the left. He stumbled backwards, falling and cracking his head off the concrete. I ran back to Colin and helped Anna pick him off the ground.

"Wait!" Anna exclaimed.

We watched her pull off her rosary beads and hang them around his neck.

"Thanks," Colin grinned, before flinching. He breathed: "Harls, three o'clock."

I snapped my head to the right. A woman stood a few metres away, pointing her gun at us. A black blurred dashed from the corner of my eye and up to the woman. I forced Colin and Anna on the ground as the gun went off. The bullet flew over our heads, pinging of the wall beside up. I watched as Sam dug his teeth into the woman's throat, growling and tugging. She squirmed on the ground, giving up. Sam trotted over to us, panting happily. I stared wide-eyed at his blood stained teeth.

"Where in heaven's name did he learn that?!" Anna asked.

"We all gotta evolve one way or another," Colin huffed out.

"No," I mumbled. "My mom taught him that."

I knelt up and pat his head. "Good boy."

I turned back to Colin and heaved him off the ground.

"Let's get you to the RV."

"No use! They left!" Colin gasped, holding his chest.

"The bus then-"

Just as I said the words, the bus drove past us towards the gate. Colin rolled his head to look at Anna.

"Your friend upstairs doesn't want me to live."

Anna scowled at him.

"GRENADE!" some one screamed in the distance.

"Down we go again," Colin sighed.

This time we knelt down before lying flat on the ground. All this movement wouldn't be good for Colin's wound. I heard the explosion, but it seemed to be contained. Up we got, pulling Colin to his feet again. He hissed with the pain.

"What are we doing?!" Anna yelled over the blasts and explosions.

"We're running," I decided.

I looked around once more for Daryl, a panging in my chest. We trudged towards an exit. I wanted to go back and grab a packed bag that I always kept. It would be quick, but the approaching growls of walkers and Colin's groans urged me to keep walking. I didn't know where my grandfather was, I didn't know where Rick was, or Finn, or Maggie or Michonne or any of the others. We were scattered and now, shelterless. I kept my eyes on Sam, trusting him completely. He'd lead a safe way through the walkers. No food, no water. I quickly did a weapon check. My arrows, my machete, two empty guns, Anna's pistol... and a murderous hound.


holy cow you guys did y'all see what I saw how about no ok that was not cool. I am SO glad they finally showed Daryl's reaction to Carol because I was getting sick of people fighting over it, like please, calm yo tits. (I knew he'd be mad, I was right ha!) I was hoping that Daryl would throw squirrels at Rick or maybe Carol would ride in like a knight and slay the gov. << Reasons why I should write the show, thanks v much.

Thank you guys for reading. You may have guessed but, there's gonna be a break between this (small ass) chapter and the next-BECAUSE OF STUPID MID-SEASON FINALES, LIKE WHY DO THEY EXIST?! What happeeennns ughh this show is gonna kill me... so, Happy
Christmas and stuff, hope you all are well! :) x


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!

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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