Reyna’s P.O.V *a few weeks later*
“Are you sure about this Rey?” Paul asked.
“Yes! The doctor said because of my condition, I’ll be okay to get back out there! It was weeks ago, and we’ve been to five cities since then.” I said.
“Gunshot wounds take months to heal. Are you sure that you’re ready to guard the girls again?” he asked.
“Yes! I’ve been doing perimeter checks for the past two weeks! Please let me come back!” I begged. Paul thought about it for a bit.
“Okay, fine, but I’m gonna ask the other guards to keep an eye on you.” He said as he wrote something down.
“I don’t need babysitting.” I muttered.
“Report here tomorrow at 6am. We’ll give you the itinerary and you can carry on with your previous position.” He said.
“Thank you.” I said walking out of the lounge.
Okay guys, let me fill you in on the shit you missed. As you know three weeks ago I was shot. Well Paul wanted to send me home, but I wasn’t gonna let that happen. Instead I asked him for a week off. Then for the next two weeks I was doing an alternative job to guard the perimeter. That means I could only hang out with everyone at night… before they went to sleep. I’ve barely been talking to anyone, except for Jeremy, Harry and Eleanor… through texts. I miss talking to them in person. We were getting close to my home town. I'm getting more excited every day, but the next few days be crazy.
I knocked on the door and he opened it. His face always made me smile for some reason.
“So…? What did he say?” he asked.
“He said yes! I can guard now and talk to you guys again!” I cheered as I walked in and he shut the door.
“But are you sure you’re going to be okay doing that? It causes lots of stress on your body.” He said leaning onto the door.
“So what? I’m used to it. Wow you really don’t want me to do this don’t you Nialler?” I laughed.
“I’m just worried about you. Everyone is. I can name two people right now.” He smiled.
“Maybe later. And don’t be. I can take care of myself and a few others.” I replied. I sat on his bed and he walked over to my side.
“What are we watching today?” he asked as I hooked my laptop to the tv.
“Dunno. What do you feel like watching?” I asked as I hooked up my hard drive.
“Any horror movies?” he asked.
“28 weeks later? Halloween? Saw? Nightmare on Elm-? Actually I don’t recommend that one. I won’t be able to sleep.” I said as I scrolled through my files. “We should wait for the others. Maybe they’ll choose.”
“True. I’ll order some food. Want anything?” he asked picking up the phone.
“A bottle of sprite and some grenadine would be nice.” I said. Just then that was a knock on the door. I got up to open it.
“Finally!” I said sarcastically. Jeremy, Harry and Paris walked through the door.
“Sorry. We had to sign out with Paul.” Jeremy said motioning to Paris.
“And I had to take a shower.” Harry said taking his seat on the bed.
“It’s fine I just got here.” I said letting them in and shutting the door.
“Great. What are we watching?” Paris asked.
“What do you guys want to watch?” I asked.
“Whatcha got that we’ve never seen before?” Harry asked.
“I’ve got TV shows too. How I met your mother, the Big Bang Theory, FRIENDS, the Walking Dead-“
“OH! The Walking Dead please!” Jeremy requsted.
“Yeah. I’ve always wanted to watch it.” Niall said.
“Okay. From the beginning?” I asked.
“Yeah,” they all said in unison. I clicked the file and searched for the first episode as the others got comfortable. I clicked the full screen and jumped into my seat. I took the spot in between Jeremy and Harry, then the opening scene began the episode.
For weeks, all the single people have been meeting up and watching movies from Rey’s laptop. She was a cord that connects the TV to the laptop, and her hard drive is loaded with files. Tonight we were watching the Walking Dead. I’ve never seen it before, but I’ve heard good things about it.
“Whoa. Why is that little girl walking alone?” I asked as the opening scene came on.
“You’ll see in five seconds.” Rey said. I concentrated and-
“RUN!” Niall yelled at the screen. “Don’t just stand there!” without thinking my right hand grabbed what it could. I felt something warm squeeze back. I looked to see Rey grasping my hand and laughing at me. I felt my cheeks burn up and my hands become cold.
“There’s no need to be afraid. I’ll protect you from those nasty zombies.” She joked. I leaned my head on her shoulder like how she let me a few weeks before. I felt her breaths move her shoulders. Being with her is my favourite feeling in the world… I was sure of it.