The other group lines up about 50 feet from the gate. Someone pushes Carl up to the front and shoves him to his knees. His face is covered in bruises and he has a busted lip. What have they done to him?! I lean forward and grasp the fence tightly. "Carl," I whimper. He looks at me with a sad expression and I look back at him horrified. He knows what is going to heppen, but how could leave me? I know why. He is trying to make it up to me for saving him. I wont let that happen. I start to climb up the fence. I am about 5 feet up when I feel someone grabs me by the waist and pulls me down. "Let go of me!" I scream. I thrash around and yelp like a 3 year old.
"Izzy stop," Daryl orders. I slump back in his arms as he lowers me to the ground.
"What do you want?" Rick calls.
"You know exactly what we want," a man, most likely the leader, says with just a hint of a southern accent.
"I've never been good at guessing," Rick says sarcastially.
"We want the prison and we have ways of getting it," he says with an evil grin. "Give us the prison and the boy lives."
"Look we can settle this like men but leave the boy out of it," Rick snaps.
"No I dont hink I will. Ya see I think the boy is important to ya and if you want to save him you gotta give me what I want."
He raises a gun to Carl's head as he finishes the sentence. Carl doesnt even flinch. He looks so calm. How can he be so ready to die? I know why. He feels like he is dying for me. He feels he is saving me and the group from having to give up the prison. They probably threatened him by saying they would kill me if he didnt come. He would never say no to that. Carl. My best friend, who is also my boyfriend. How can he stand there and let them hold a gun to his head for me? He has so much to live for. His group, his sister, his dad. How can he leave them so quickly? How can he leave me?
"There's enough room for both of us here. We can share. We dont have to fight over it and loose even more people," Rick pleads.
"We've had too many problems Rick. I cant trust you," the man shakes his head. "You're a liar Rick. You know damn well we cant share this place."
"No," Rick shakes his head. "I'm not a liar. We can share this place, its big enough for all of us."
"I'm gonna count to 10 and either you're going to surrender and give us this place or I am going to kill the kid and take it from you," he says with absolutely no emotion. I want toshoot him so bad right now.
Thats when I hear a bang.