I was honestly worried about Daryl and Mason. They hadn't returned from the run they went on yesterday. It scared me, especially because they hated each other, so I feared they had done something stupid. Rick tried to convince me that they would probably return the next day. Deep down I knew he was right, but I was still scared and I knew he was too.
Rick and I were in the watch tower. It was early and cold, and honestly I just wanted to sleep. I hadn't slept all night out of worry, which resulted in a very tired and kinda grumpy me, so I felt sorry for Rick.
I felt Rick's eyes on me. I glared at him, making him chuckle. "You can go inside and sleep if ya want, Maddie. Doesn't look like anything bad's about to happen," he said.
I shook my head. "Nah, it's okay. I can't sleep anyway," I mumbled in response.
"Still worried about Daryl and Mason?" he asked. I nodded. "I'm sure they'll be back soon. Don't worry, Maddie. They're the strongest of the group."
"Yeah. Why did you send them out together, anyway? You know they can't stand each other." He shrugged. "They could've killed each other, ya know. That could be the reason they're not back yet." He chuckled again. "What? It could happen."
"Nah, I don't think they'd do that."
"Why?" I questioned.
"Because they love you too much to hurt you," he said. I opened my mouth to say something, but I didn't know how to answer that one, so I closed my mouth again. I let out a sigh. He was probably right. If they both loved me they wouldn't hurt each other.
I looked out at all the walkers. They were pathetic, but then again; they didn't choose to end up like that. After all this time I still didn't know what to think about the walkers. Of course I hated them and feared them, but I just can't take my mind off the fact that they used to be people just like Mason, Rick, Carl, Carol, Beth.. Like all of us. My siblings, my boyfriend, my best friend. And one day I would end up like them. Just another ugly, smelly, stupid walker, and people would fear me and kill me. And all these people who I loved.. Their fate was the same. They'd also end up like them, and I hated it. I hated this world. I hated this prison. I hated the Governor. I hated all these stupid weapons. The group, my family.. They were the only good thing about this shit World. They were the reason I was still here. Otherwise I would probably be out there, eating people's faces off like some greedy cannibal.
"Maddie," I heard Rick say, interrupting my thoughts. I looked at him. He pointed towards the prison yard where Carol was, waving at us. "Go," he said. I rolled my eyes and went to see what she wanted.
"What do you want now, Carol? Got something offensive to say?" I said. Carol never really said anything that offended me, even though she might think whatever she said to hurt me WAS offensive.
"I actually just wanted to ask you if you help Glenn and Maggie. A few walkers found their way into the prison and we need to close wherever they got in before the whole place gets overrun again," she asked.
"Why can't Merle help?" I asked her.
"I've already asked him. He won't do it. Not that is surprises me."
"Ugh, let me try. Maybe he'll listen to me."
"I wouldn't be so sure about that," Carol said, making me roll my eyes. I then followed her back into cell block C. As we got in there I saw Merle sitting on the ground, smoking.
"Merle!" I shouted. He groaned and looked at me. "If you want to stay here you have to help. Now, help Glenn and Maggie find out how all those damn walkers got in here in the first place."
"Look, sugar tits, just because ya fuckin' my baby brother doesn't mean you can tell me what to do," he mumbled.
"Oh, I don't care if you do it. But I'm pretty sure Daryl won't be pleased to come back to this place and you're not around because I've kicked your sorry ass out of here. So get up and help someone for once."
"Your mama never told ya not to threaten someone twice ya size?"
"Yeah, but that was BEFORE the World went to shit. I'm thinking that doesn't apply anymore. I'm giving you one more chance or you're out of here. I do have other things to do than this. Like, protecting this place from walkers." He groaned again and got up. "Finally!" I said. "Now, if you'll excuse me I have to get back outside and shoot some walkers!"
I quickly walked back to the tower. I really couldn't stand Merle sometimes. He could be such an ass.
Rick greeted me with a smile when I returned to the tower. "Trouble?" I nodded. "Let me guess... Merle?"
"He didn't want to help Glenn and Maggie find out where the walkers get in. I somehow managed to make him go anyway," I chuckled.
"Typical," Rick said.
Nothing had happened since I left. The same walkers were still walking around in circles, moaning and looking for food. One of them headed towards the woods, looking very purposeful. But it didn't get that far before it fell to the ground. I furrowed my eye brows and looked through the fore sight of my rifle.
"Daryl," I whispered. I threw the rifle to the ground and ran down to open the gates. But as they came into sight I saw that they weren't alone. They had 4 guys with them. 4 oddly familiar guys. They all ran up to the gate, which I quickly opened, and closed again as soon as they were inside. I didn't hesitate to throw my arms around Daryl's neck and kiss him. "Oh god I've missed you," he mumbled against his lips. He smiled. Mason cleared his throat and Daryl and I pulled away from each other. I looked at the 4 new guys, and it finally hit me.
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A/N; I don't think I've ever spend this little time writing a chapter. Like, it literally "only" took me a little over an hour. Hope you guys like it! xx